Laura Baird / Studio B is the workspace of designer/developer Laura Baird. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Laura specializes in web and print projects for small to mid-size businesses and cultural organizations.
- Responsive web design & development
- WordPress setup, customization, and training
- E-commerce site design & production
- Website maintenance & tech support
- Print design & production (book design & typesetting, brochures, catalogs, programs, workbooks, business cards, etc.)
- Identity design (logos, business cards, style guides, etc.)
- PowerPoint presentation design & production
- Trade show graphics (banners, table-top displays, table covers, give-aways, etc.)
Zelda conductor Amy Andersson needed a website up and running quickly before she and the Zelda Symphony were to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Integrating Twitter and Instagram feeds into this WordPress site allowed Amy to make easy updates from the road and better connect with Zelda fans.
Cherry Grove Farm wanted a website that would give potential visitors a feel for the farm itself, the artisanal cheeses it produces, and the many educational programs offered to the public. I chose design elements that reflect the essence of the farm and its products: fresh green grass; the brown paper in which they package their cheese; the chalkboard signs they use at farm markets; and of course, the farm animals. The staff maintains an active blog, making this WordPress based site informational and dynamic.
Reporter Ginger Adams Otis needed a new site to promote her book Firefight, including an easy to update events schedule for her book tour. I developed this site in WordPress in order to take advantage of its content management system. The responsive design works equally well on desktop and mobile devices.
For the companion website to the book The Orchestration Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre by Emily I. Dolan, the main challenge was how to bring the orchestral graphs to life while still keeping the site easy to navigate and read. My solution was to present thumbnail images of each graph which enlarged to full size when clicked on. For particularly lengthy graphs, the user can scroll through to read the entire graph. Preserving legibility and graphical detail were major objectives of this design project.