Showcase of Custom Business Solutions

Providing a unique and fresh perspective to solving problems and fulfilling business needs is our calling. Not all situations require reinventing the wheel, but they can certainly benefit from reengineering. Technology and market demands are constantly reshaping the way the world does business. Sourcing the right team to keep up with the changing environment is critical to staying competitive. At The Crafty Canvas, clients receive quality products and long-term solutions that:

  • meet customer specifications
  • comply with industry standards
  • provide both an enriching and memorable User Experience
  • are optimized for the end user and target audience
  • are compatible across multiple platforms
  • are relatively easy to migrate to, implement, and maintain
  • respect privacy and propietary concerns

Below are some of the custom solutions provided in the past. Where consent was provided, screenshots, sample forms, or documents have been posted.

BandOfArtists.org: Promoting Awareness of Tourette Syndrome and Neurological Disorders

When first approached about the Band of Artists website in Autumn 2011, I was asked to provide design and content services from a mere verbal description of the organization’s vision. Band of Artists’ first formal production, Intersection, was still being … Continue reading

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Content Creation, Editing, Management, Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Creation, Writing, Authoring of Original Content, Responsive Design, Technical Documentation, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

EllynBarrDesigns.com: Helping an Interior Decorator Establish a Web Presence

Referred through a mutual acquaintance,¬†independent interior kitchen and cabinet designer Ellyn Barr had a vision for her website but needed a customized and user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). ¬†Having reviewed the client’s content and desired site functionality, I recommended utilizing … Continue reading

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Responsive Design, Technical Documentation | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , ,

Books By Inklings v2- Drupal-based Site

After having launched the initial brochure site in June 2011, our next phase of this project entailed a full CMS based launch. The store management wanted the ability to post announcements for special promotions and upcoming events, post pictures and … Continue reading

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Content Creation, Editing, Management, Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Macro Development and Process Automation, Technical Documentation, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , , ,

King Dry Water Damage Affiliate Management / Search Engine Database Application

After a month working on SEO projects for this national water damage restoration network, I suggested to the company owner streamlining his business operations by utilizing a database. Until this project’s implementation, the company was manually maintaining an Excel workbook … Continue reading

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Database Architecture & Administration, Efficiency Studies | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , ,

King Dry Intranet

After two months with King Dry and revamping some of its websites, I proposed setting up an intranet site where the team could blog about business developments and have a user friendly/searchable interface to communications and developments between team members … Continue reading

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Efficiency Studies, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , ,

Specialists of Schools Website / Online Directory Customization

In September 2009, this nonprofit organization reached out to me in an effort to save on web-maintenance and administrative costs and help standardize their existing site. At the time, each page had its own styles resulting in an inconsistent look … Continue reading

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Eureka Metal & Glass CRM & Sales History Database

While working at Eureka, the company President tasked me with rebuilding an existing bid tracking database built in MS-Access and adding more functionality to it. The existing data only tracked bids that the company submitted, but never went the whole … Continue reading

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Ridge Road Sight & Sound Custom Database

After Paperback El Rex booksellers ran their course, one of the former owners went out on his own, continuing to sell vintage paperback books, but also adding vinyl records to his inventory. We enhanced the existing database structure and application … Continue reading

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Standardizing Forms, Providing Templates, and Streamlining Processes – Eureka Intranet

After a few months working at Eureka, upper management asked if I could take over and enhance the existing intranet site. The site was a static html website hosted on the company’s internal Windows 2003 servers with IIS. Highlights & … Continue reading

Project Types Database Architecture & Administration, Efficiency Studies, Macro Development and Process Automation, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , ,

Hudson Group Technical Documentation- Quick Setup Guide

In 2004, the Hudson Group took over operations of over 200 stores nationwide (essentially tripling in size). During the operational takeover, over a thousand point-of-sale systems were replaced. The deployment of the new system required quick setup and easy to … Continue reading

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