Our Featured Sites
Linked in Design works with you to understand your business needs, and translate them into a website that will attract customers. We'll also set up an AdWords or Yahoo! Sponsored Search™ Campaign specific to your website to help turn your ad-clicking prospects into revenue-generating customers! Here are a few examples of our customer success stories.
We rebuilt the website of Elegant Puppies, a goldendoodle breeder in Grand Rapids, MI. In addition to giving the site a much-needed facelift, we also added lots of new easy-to-use tools to enable Elegant Puppies to update the site themselves with new litters, photo galleries, and waiting lists. We put links to important functions, such as waiting lists, deposits / payments, and mailing lists on every page to facilitate ease of use for prospective customers. We also added a database to collect all of the form data in one place where it can be stored, sorted and used to update customers on new litters.
We created this Website for CabinetPRO in Northbrook, IL to create a more inviting user experience that focuses on providing prospective customers with information, coupon incentives and large bold images of dream kitchens and baths to assist them with their remodeling decisions.
We created both their AdWords™ and Sponsored Search™Campaigns and synchronized the ads with their website to offer promotions and internet specials.
We created this Website for McKenzie's Doodles, a breeder of Goldendoodles and Irish Doodles in Northern Virginia. We added lots of organization and new pages to allow customers to get the information they're seeking quickly and efficiently and to streamline posting of new litters and other time-sensitive information. We also created an Adwords campaign for them to take advantage of relatively low priced ads in this category. Perhaps the best part of the new site is the SEO rankings. We moved McKenzie's Doodles up from near obscurity in a Google generic search (not listed on first 14 pages) to the top 5 results nationwide!
Beth Buzogany - Food Stylist
We created this mouthwatering Portfolio Website for Beth Buzogany to promote and feature her portfolio. Beth Buzogany is a food stylist, and arranges and styles food products for major companies such as Reynolds, Libby, Applebee's Restaurants, Pillsbury, Nestle, and more. As with many of our portfolio websites, it's all about the photographs. We designed this site to display the photos without using flash so that the site shows up on iPads and iPhones and still looks amazingly like flash images with zoom-in and fade transitions.
portfolio / ecommercewww.thattree.net
We created this website with two weeks of advance notice! Mark Hirsch has taken an iPhone photograph of the tree in his neighboring field (THAT TREE) over the course of one year. He began tweeting his daily works of art, and soon had a large following. His followers were asking for printed works that they could purchase. We built a website using Wordpress to not only display all of his photographs, but also to sell them. The site has stood up extremely well with large volumes of customers hitting at once as tweets and news stories have been sent out.
Disney Dreams Vacation Rentals
When our client asked us to create a vacation rental website for their townhome near Disney World, we knew we were in for a challenge. We purchased some reservation software as a starting point, and did some major customization to create a website that functions exactly like our clients were hoping. We turned their time-consuming manual rental activities into a streamlined process, including functionality that allows prospective renters to enter and receive a quote, change their rental information, and pay both the deposit and balance on-line, all with little or no intervention from our client. The organization and presentation of content on the site allows renters to see why our client's rental may be better than others in the area.
Law Offices of James W. Marks, P.C.
The website for James Marks, a Chicago attorney is a good example of a small business website and proves our point that small websites can be every bit as impressive and effective as large ones. This site has everything a small business needs to get online and get customers. The contact form is shown on every page to encourage prospective customers to take advantage of a free consultation. We created an AdWords campaign to get prospects to the site and also created business cards to tie the site in with other marketing materials.
Trim Company is a trim carpentry and finish carpentry business. They specialize in crown molding, chair rail, baseboards, and build high-end cabinetry, such as mantels, built-ins, and shelving. They asked us to create a website for their new business. We created the site, including the logo, and launched the business with a custom e-mail and matching business cards. Everything needed to create an on-line presence that is completely coordinated with marketing materials.
Knowles Contracting & Flooring
Knowles Contracting & Flooring had purchased a do-it-yourself web hosting service and soon discovered that it was more time consuming and difficult than they had imagined. After several months, they hired Linked In Design to create their website and ended up getting everything they wanted in about 2 weeks time - and it saved them money by handing over the hosting to us.
Floorwerks has just been named business of the year in Arlington Heights. We are proud to know that we built their very first website and have rebuilt it as their business grew and expanded along the way. We also set up AdWords marketing for them.
The Gas Guys
The Gas Guys had a do-it-yourself website for the last few years that never quite got done! We built them a new website that features their unique gas installation and repair services in Northern Virginia. While The Gas Guys get much of their current business from Servicemagic, this new website, combined with a Google Adwords campaign, will provide them with another marketing channel.
U.S. Open Brass Band Championships
event / e-commercewww.usopenbrass.org
We re-built this Event Website using the latest in technology standards. This website changes often and, with over 50 pages, it needed some standardization that could be easily updated. We gave the site a new, fresh look, using the existing content and added a secure shopping cart, making it easy to sell past year CDs and current year event tickets. The site had been very time consuming and difficult to manage on their own. With our refresh, we've breathed new life into the site. Our Website Maintenance Service takes all of the website work out of the owners' hands and lets them concentrate on hosting (and practicing for) the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships!
Montessori Children's House on Damen
Kate Lewis has recently started a Montessori Children's House which provides Montessori daycare for children. Kate initally requested us to build a website to provide prospective customers with information about her Montessori daycare business. We added a blog feature that allows Kate to provide her existing customers (the children's parents) with weekly updates on the activities, happenings and events and also to provide schedules and forms online. This has been enormously popular with the parents and was a nice side benefit of the new website.
eLation Images Wedding Photography
Saint Philip Church
Saint Philip Church in Rudolph, Wisconsin asked us to create a website for them that would allow them to post their bulletins, keep their congregation up to date on current events, and provide information to the community. We built the site so that they can update it themselves every week with news and events and organized it with the most frequently requested information on the home page where it can easily be found.
Too Young To Die Project
The Too Young To Die Project is a 5 year photo documentary of youth violence in America. This all important topic is beautifully photographed and documented by Carlos Javier Ortiz. He asked us to build him a website that he designed and that he can maintain himself. We added blog, photo gallery, and donate features to the site.
Affordable Carpet and Flooring
Affordable Carpet and Flooring asked us to build them a website that would show off their different product lines. We included many photos on the website to give potential customers ideas, inspiration, and incentive. We created the logo, and we added incentive coupons that are tied to AdWords.
Jim Crowley worked for a popular Northern Virginia plumber for many years until they went out of business. He decided to start his own business and came to Linked In Design to build him a website. We built the site with a lot of built-in keywords on the pages to provide higher search engine ranking. Good luck to Jim in his new endeavor.
Russel Lokun Landscape Design
Russel Lokun asked us to redesign his website. We gave it a complete makeover, with large photos, estimate forms and an entire section dedicated to Unilock brick pavers, one of Russel's specialties. We also created a Google Ad Words campaign for him, which he is using to replace his more costly Dex advertising.
My Drink Label
This new company has a unique product that the owners developed themselves - vinyl drink labels that cling to beverages to identify your drink. They came to us in their early stages of product development and we worked with them through the entire process to ensure that their fulfillment process would be accommodated and that the website would reflect their product in the manner they desired. We built an E-commerce application that not only allows them to sell their products, but also provides a lot of information to their customers. We also helped to establish their Facebook Business Page and linked it to their website.
Carousel Linen is a well established linen rental business. They came to us to rebuild their website, which was outdated and could no longer keep up with their large inventory of linens and the ever-changing products. We built a new website for them as well as a highly customized administrative application which allows them to display their exact inventory of linens with a few mouse clicks. We specialize in building these custom e-commerce applications. If your existing e-commerce application doesn't do what you'd like, give us a call!
Buzogany Marks & Mueller Law Firm
The law offices of Buzogany Marks & Mueller requested us to rebuild their website to create a more professional apearance. We built a site that can grow with them as their practice becomes larger. Plans are to add a video introduction in the near future.
J and C Creations, Inc.
We built this E-commerce Website that sells over 50 gel candle products, each with multiple product options. The owners of this business had a Yahoo! Store that was time consuming, costly and difficult to manage on their own. Our Website Maintenance Service takes all of the web business work out of the owners' hands and lets them concentrate on creating and selling their products.
The Wearless Careless™ website is an e-commerce website designed to attract a young adult audience. From the photography to the Wearless Careless™ gang, the site is fun and energetic. From the easy to use shopping cart administration area, clients can maintain the products, pricing, descriptions, photos, and shipping details with no additional expense - or we can do it for you - it's your choice.
Buzogany Associates is a strategy and sales consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. One of the challenges facing small business websites is to keep the content current and interesting enough for return visits. We incorporated an RSS news feed that displays the current headline news as well as a current event page specific to Buzogany Associates. The inspirational photos make the site interesting and inspiring.
Cynergyze Consulting, Inc
Cynergyze Consulting is a new business that specializes in Public Safety Interoperability - they help to design and implement the technology that allows regional police forces and other public safety organizations to communicate with each other across networks. The new website allows them to feature their services as well as information about this newly developing field.
Nancy Welch is an amazing woman who is a published author, public speaker and workshop instructor. Nancy has interviewed everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Tom Sellek and Phil Donahue, who incidentally, she sewed a rip in his pants for while he was still in them! Nancy's latest endeavor is a radio show that features a new recipe every day. We created a blog website to accommodate the every day changes needed to the site.
PaNosh Kosher Catering
We rebuilt the PaNosh Catering website to give them a fresh new look for their fast growing Kosher Catering business in Buffalo Grove, IL. Photography was the key to this site as well as easy-to-find menus with lots of options and ideas. We created all new menus that are attractive and easy to read and use.
We also designed and created a new logo, which adds to the overall look and feel of the site. The menus, logo and website are all tied together to form a nice branding of the business.
Gotta Sweet Tooth
Gotta Sweet Tooth creates wonderful chocolate, toffee and popcorn confections. We gave Gotta Sweet Tooth a new look with increased shopping cart functionality to sell on-line. Our shopping cart gives the owners the flexibility to create new products, and set shipping options and pricing information themselves. This not only gives them control over their inventory but also helps to keep the website costs down. No more monthly charges for hosting an e-commerce site!
PSG Press Syndication Group
Press Syndication Group is a new venture that allows local newspapers within a state to pool their resources and stories in an effort to lower costs and improve news relevance. This website allows the owner to update the content frequently and also has a customized blog for the newspapers to share what they're working on for planning purposes.
Marya Taylor Interiors
We reinvented the Marya Taylor Interiors Website to feature the fabulous photography of their interior design work. Marya Taylor Interiors provides exquisite interior designs and interior decorating for customers in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. With a focus on the photography, we designed the site to be consistent with off-line advertising and to provide visitors a form for easy communications. We also added background music to provide a mood-set for visitors to the site.
Holly DeGarmo Photography
We created this Portfolio Website for Holly DeGarmo to feature her photography portfolio. Holly designed the website herself and asked us to implement it. This keeps the development costs low, as with many of our Portfolio Websites. Holly is a gifted young photographer who works in both Chicago, IL and Grand Rapids, MI. Her website features some of her most impressive works.
resume / portfolio / blogwww.adamnk.com
We created this Portfolio Website for Adam Katz, a New York Creative Designer to promote and feature his resume and portfolio. Adam designed his site with examples of his best work to promote his design skills. A portfolio website is a great supplement to a resume to display your work to prospective employers. We also created a blog to complement the website and allow Adam to display his creative lifestyle and talents in a more relaxed atmosphere. Design your own, or let us design it for you. Either way, you'll have a professional website that will give you the edge in job searches.
resume / portfoliowww.SarahCreagh.com
We created this Portfolio Website for Sarah Creagh, a Fashion Design graduate of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, to promote and feature her resume and portfolio for job applications. As with nearly all of our portfolio websites, Sarah designed her site. Student portfolio sites are fast becoming a neccessity in this job market. Design your own, or let us design it for you. Either way, you'll have a professional website that will give you the edge in job searches.
Friends of Monroe Harbor
Friends of Monroe Harbor is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the beautiful Monroe Harbor on Chicago's lakefront. We built a website that allows them to spread information about their cause and about the Harbor itself. With a mailing list sign-up as well as a contact form, the website is a perfect communication tool for a non-profit organization.
Duct Masters®, Inc.
We designed the Duct Masters® Website and provided an on-line presence for them.
This is one of our best examples of putting your website to work for you. The owners advertise in the popular Save on Everything booklet, where their ad refers customers to the website to request a free estimate and use internet coupons. With no internet marketing expense, the site generates at least one viable lead per week via the estimate form. The site also allows the owners to refer their prospects to their website for informative process information saving them precious telephone time while giving their prospects both information and added incentives.
event / e-commercewww.ToadstockEvents.com
We built this event site for an outdoor Music Concert venue. We built promotional flyers and posters to advertise the event that tie in with the theme of the Website.
Additionally, we created a logo for the venue that will be used on promotional merchandise such as t-shirts and can koozies.