Innovative & Lasting Design in Brattleboro Vermont
Artisan Web and Print is Vermont based design studio specializing in visual branding, web development and graphic design. We value artistically informed design that is distinct and memorable as it conveys the significance of your organization. We are passionate about providing technological and marketing support that exposes regional businesses to a domestic and international customer base. In addition, we are actively seeking clients who share our passion for environmental stewardship, social justice, co-operative systems and sustainability.
What Artisan Web and Print Specializes In:
- Brand identity and graphic design incorporating elements drawn from craft based & historical sources.
- Website development that is image and content driven to ensure high placement in search engines.
- Website design that is innovative to foster a compelling user experience.
- Long term website support that includes hosting with regular updates to software, tutorials for easy self-managed content updates, and an online support ticket portal for ongoing requests.
As of November 2016, only seven Americans are certified in the use and implementation of Joomla! for building and managing websites. The testing process consists of a rigorous, 90 minute, completely secure test that ensures all areas of the software are fully comprehended at an advanced level. The Joomla! Certification Program has been created to ensure the competence of Joomla! professionals through documented measurement of skills and knowledge. The program aims to establish a certain standard whilst promoting a qualified workforce.
Creative Director | Web Developer | Designer
Dawn Russell formed Artisan Web and Print, located in downtown Brattleboro Vermont, in 2010 after completing graduate studies in Web Development at Marlboro Graduate School. She trained extensively with author and Joomla! expert Barrie North for two years before taking over his white glove hosting company and customer base at My Artisan Web (formerly Simplweb). Her design sensibility was cultivated during her Master's program at SUNY New Paltz in Fine Art where she took every opportunity to visit museums and design houses in New York City. It was during this time that she refined her eye, aesthetic and love for design and art. Her combination of design, business savvy, and technological knowledge provides a unique blend for her clients.
Junior Web Developer | Social Media Strategies | Videography
Along with a love for CSS and HTML coding, Connor Kloster enjoys illustration, videography, and photography. His passion for blending technology with artistic expression shines through on every project where he applies his attention. He thrives on working with organizations to create a captivating brand and marketing strategy since he considers it to be a vital step in the success of any business endeavor. Most recently, Connor has become the lead on a number of successful social media strategies that involve the use of Mailchimp newsletters and metrics to measure the impact of our campaigns. His philosophy is to creatively finding ways to push his talents by working on meaningful projects.
Programmer | Joomla! Expert | Data Migrations
This summer I worked with Dawn Russell of Artisan Web & Print on migrating my original Joomla! website to Joomla! 3.4. Dawn had been instrumental in adding greater functionality to my old website and I looked forward to working with her again. I hadn’t worked regularly in the Joomla! dashboard, and I needed a refresher. With Dawn’s instructions and personalized tutorials, the dashboard started to make sense again, plus I learned some nifty new shortcuts, like editing articles from the front end, uploading and adding pictures to make articles more visually appealing, creating a contact page for resources that can be sorted by categories, and placing registration forms within the articles. It was a lot work!. But the website is so beautiful! I had no idea how fluid and deep and lovely it would be.
Things are always changing in my work and I need a dynamic website I can update regularly. The more I do, the more I appreciate how easy it is to work with the Joomla! dashboard. It is fun
Dawn is an extremely talented, professional and skilled web designer and developer. Her coding skills are second to none and with her design/graphics background this is a winning combination. I was looking for someone to collaborate with that didn't need a lot of hand holding and was customer focused. I also wanted someone who was original and could think outside the box, Dawn fits the bill to a tee! Dawn is deadline driven and extremely professional in both her dealings with me and with my customers. I highly recommend her.
Owner, BadDog Marketing
I recently had the opportunity to offer usability testing support to Dawn on a web redesign project she was managing. It was evident from the start she's well organized, an effective communicator and excellent designer. Despite tight timelines between pilot and full usability testing sessions, she was able to complete necessary prototype revisions. Dawn is very professional, focused, approachable and has consistent follow through. I feel confident she would be an asset to any company who opts to work with her.
Jill Hart, PMP
Project Manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance
We had the pleasure of working with Artisan Web & Print when we decided to upgrade our website. The redesign went through the steps of defining goals, outlining improvements, and ultimately implementing a responsive content framework that works across devices. Artisan’s attention to detail and skilled web and design knowledge shone through the entire process. My questions and comments were always addressed with a timely and detailed response, which, when running a small business, is essential. We have also seen a measurable increase in web traffic as a result of the new website.
Vermont’s Local Banquet Magazine