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Hearts for Change

Hearts for Change

Hearts for Change

Hearts for Change

Hearts for Change is doing such a good work in the lives of Kenyan children and Canadian families. It was a pleasure to be involved in creating their website.

The original website was created in 2009 and then updated in 2019.

It was important that the user be able to quickly get a sense of what the charity was about and how they could be involved. And, as a charity, it was also imperative that users had a clear and easy opportunity to donate online.

Our clients have come from a broad range of industries:

  • Academia
  • Artists (authors, musicians, painters, photographers)
  • Festivals
  • Financial Services
  • Green Energy
  • Hair Salons/Spas
  • Heating & Cooling/Home Comfort Systems
  • Home Builders/Developers
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • National Associations
  • Property Management
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Trades (electrical, carpentry, contractor)

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Welcome Home Kingston

Welcome Home Kingston

Welcome Home Kingston

Welcome Home Kingston

Mark and Linda first came to CarricDesign when their existing site needed to be updated. Initial updates were done for the then-current site, but there were opportunities for the site in usability and search engine optimization that were being under-utilized at the time. This led to a site update in 2008 that kept the same look, but added features, lightened and updated the code and optimized for SEO.

In 2010, the site was re-designed. The main constraint was the banner that was already a fixed width. The new site featured their listings very prominently to allow users easy access. Each listing came with both a javascript and Flash gallery that could be edited by onsite staff.

The site was changed to a WordPress-powered site in 2014. A theme was customized to suit the Brent/Malinoff style and add custom functionality without a custom development cost. In 2019, the design was updated again by CarricDesign.

Listings are added and edited by onsite staff, however CarricDesign is only an email or phone call away, should they need some help.

Our clients have come from a broad range of industries:

  • Academia
  • Artists (authors, musicians, painters, photographers)
  • Festivals
  • Financial Services
  • Green Energy
  • Hair Salons/Spas
  • Heating & Cooling/Home Comfort Systems
  • Home Builders/Developers
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • National Associations
  • Property Management
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Trades (electrical, carpentry, contractor)

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James Raffan

James Raffan

James Raffan

James Raffan's website

This website was built from the ground up, as the client was not satisfied with previous websites that he had built himself. A plan was developed to guide the process and content creation, making sure to highlight the main areas for the client’s business – writing, professional speaking and adventure trips.

Although there are many sub-pages to this site, the main navigation has only four choices presented in various formats (text, graphics), making it simple for users to start using the site and become engaged with the client. The website features responsive design (shows differently on different devices) and a strong call-to-action on the home page.

Since the website was launched, the client has used the site to launch his most recent book.

UPDATE 2020: CarricDesign continues to work with James Raffan, including technical updates and, in 2020, a visual refresh of the site colours and content. Check it out!

Our clients have come from a broad range of industries:

  • Academia
  • Artists (authors, musicians, painters, photographers)
  • Festivals
  • Financial Services
  • Green Energy
  • Hair Salons/Spas
  • Heating & Cooling/Home Comfort Systems
  • Home Builders/Developers
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • National Associations
  • Property Management
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Trades (electrical, carpentry, contractor)

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Kingston WritersFest

Kingston WritersFest

Kingston WritersFest

Kingston WritersFest

CarricDesign first started working with Kingston WritersFest in 2009, when they suddenly found their website infested with malware and needed some professional help to get the site back up quickly. At the time, the site owner was working in western Canada, so all communication was done via email.

The website contains a wealth of information that changes from year to year as new programs and initiatives are added to the mix and is updated throughout the festival year. The recent update to using WordPress means that many content edits can be done in-house and by a variety of editors.

The site has gone through several revisions since 2009. At each stage, material and structure has been reviewed to increase visibility for festival activities and provide users with easier access to information. Designs are created by the festival art director and implemented by CarricDesign (along with supporting graphic elements).

The website is connected to their active Twitter account and Facebook pages and has featured a blog in the past. Emails are collected by use of a link to a third-party communication program.

The festival staff are now able to update the site in house, which was one of the goals of the last update.

Carol Tomalty rescued us in a time of crisis, with skill and patience and good humour — qualities that have never flagged. She is a joy to work with: she intuits our needs and brings highly creative solutions to every challenge. Thorough, precise, a keeper of deadlines, she never fails to make us look good — very, very good!
Merilyn Simonds, Kingston WritersFest Artistic Director 2009-2013

Our clients have come from a broad range of industries:

  • Academia
  • Artists (authors, musicians, painters, photographers)
  • Festivals
  • Financial Services
  • Green Energy
  • Hair Salons/Spas
  • Heating & Cooling/Home Comfort Systems
  • Home Builders/Developers
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • National Associations
  • Property Management
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Trades (electrical, carpentry, contractor)

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GT Air

GT Air

It was an absolute pleasure to continue working with this client.

CarricDesign first worked with GT Air in 2009 and helped them to develop their online presence.

In 2019, we redesigned the site, developing the new site in WordPress.

Our clients have come from a broad range of industries:

  • Academia
  • Artists (authors, musicians, painters, photographers)
  • Festivals
  • Financial Services
  • Green Energy
  • Hair Salons/Spas
  • Heating & Cooling/Home Comfort Systems
  • Home Builders/Developers
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • National Associations
  • Property Management
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Trades (electrical, carpentry, contractor)

Give us a call. Send us an email.

Put us to work for you.