Elk Creek Designs
“Joshua at Rystedt Creative was beyond helpful when we ran into technical issues with our website. His extensive WordPress and Woocommerce knowledge helped to answer all of our web development questions. He was always available with a friendly demeanor and ready to talk us through our questions and what needed to be edited or changed on the website, and even showed us via screen-share the exact steps necessary. We greatly enjoyed working with Joshua and would recommend him to anyone!”
– Mallory Olson, Elk Creek Designs and Rocket Active Gear
A regular client of ours recently launched elkcreekdesigns.com. Elk Creek Designs is an e-commerce store for custom printed products. They sell everything from mugs to canvas wall art.
Elk Creek Designs wanted to get their new site cleaned up and ready for Black Friday shopping but ran into a few snags in the process. We’ve been working with them ever since.
We have assisted Elk Creek Designs by…
Providing product centric graphic design
Elk Creek Designs has a wealth of product images. We incorporated these images in designs for sliders and product collections.
Designing Valentine’s collection image pairs
We combined product images that belong in the same collection to better illustrate the products found in each apparel collection.
Designing slider images
We also designed three new slider images for use on Elk Creek Design’s homepage.
Walking them through how to build some new product pages themselves
Elk Creek Designs’ team wanted to build out some new product pages for their Christmas products that matched other product categories on their website. Yet they were unsure if how they were doing so would work properly.
We walked them through how to build out their new product pages over a conference call so that they could do the work themselves. Hey, if our clients want to do something themselves we think they should be empowered to do so.
Even a professional WordPress theme needs UI tweaks to fit a company’s brand and chosen software. We tweaked various aspects of Elk Creek Design’s theme and templates including…
Unifying menu sizes
Elk Creek Designs is a WordPress powered website, with a professional theme, and some e-commerce plugins. The default theme and plugin configurations had generated three different menus. A main menu, a sticky menu, and a product page menu. Each menu had a different size making navigation throughout the site feel awkward.
We unified these menu sizes so that the menu’s look stays as static as possible as shoppers navigate the site.
Unifying logo sizes and aspect ratios
The different menus also consisted of different logo sizes and aspect ratios.
We ensured that every menu has a consistent logo design by using the same image file for every instance of the logo and by unifying logo size and aspect ratio with some custom CSS.
Building new pages
We’re regularly building new pages for Elk Creek Designs from product collection pages to landing pages.
Designing (and writing content for) a new homepage
When Elk Creek Designs launched their homepage was just a storefront of products. This page was performing poorly as a homepage due to lack of text, visual variety, or marketing flow. We designed, wrote content for, and developed a new homepage meant to convey the breadth of products available and direct visitors to what they’re looking for.
Designing a new blog page
After seeing our work on the homepage, Elk Creek Designs asked as to give their blog page a facelift using the same atmosphere design from the new homepage.
Building product collection pages
As Christmas quickly approached Elk Creek Designs realized they needed to launch consistent and functional Christmas collection and product pages for all of their customizable Christmas themed products. We built 15 new pages in time for the company to run their Christmas product ads. We’ve also done similar work for their Valentine’s collection.
Installing Google Analytics
Elk Creek Designs had already registered for a Google Analytics account but had yet to add the tracking code to their WordPress site. Lacking any other analytics software, Elk Creek Designs had no method for quantifying their ad performance. We installed Google Analytics for them and now they’re compiling the valuable analytics data they need.
Making small changes to site pages
We are continuing to support Elk Creek Designs with regular WordPress Maintenance and Support to handle everything from designing custom storefronts to troubleshooting features.
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About Rystedt Creative Services
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