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Columbia River Gallery – website design/revamp and on-page SEO

Owner Donna Erwin, an award-winning framing artist, came to me with a problem. She was considering shutting down her framing shop after over a decade since it opened for lack of profit and little hope of turning it around. The Gallery had recently relocated to a harder to find location, and the business was suffering from a lack of visibility and customers. She had been running her custom framing shop for over a decade with great success, even winning numerous awards over the years for her beautiful and unique custom framing. The shop doubles as a quaint art gallery, featuring dozens of local artists from around the Pacific Northwest, as well as some international artists.

She also is the lead organizer for the Troutdale art walk, which had steadily gained popularity with the locals and tourists alike. Even so, it seemed that the low visibility of her shop, both online and offline, was taking a huge toll on the business. Her existing website did not showcase her offerings well, and did not have a modern feel. We tackled both the website design as well as the Search Engine Optimization so the website would provide a clean modern, welcoming feel, and web users would find it! We also revamped the branding a bit to give a more fresh, modern appearance.

It was a pleasure to work with Donna throughout the process. We collaborated on the overall vision and she provided tons of amazing photos of her work to feature. We also hired a professional photographer to photograph the gallery itself and Donna working her magic with clients.

Once the design was complete, I set out to optimize the searchability – the final and equally important step. It didn’t take long, and Donna started so see an increase in phone inquiries as well as the traffic to her store. Soon, her sales were ramping up, and she could hardly keep up with the framing orders! Not only that, people were regularly commenting on how beautiful the website was and how it really drew them in.

Donna continues to see a steady increase in the visitors to the store, and continues to receive compliments on the website. She deserves every bit of the renewed success!

Check it out for yourself! https://www.columbiarivergallery.com/

Read Our Reviews

Dynamic Designs NW, LLC is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 6 review(s).

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- Kody

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For anyone with a small business trying to grow their email list, I would recommend Stacie! We started out without any knowledge of how to increase our fanbase. Stacie helped us grow our list to over 400 subscribers using Facebook ads! She is super smart and has a great team that she works with. I am so grateful that I found her and I would recommend her services.

- Jo Alexis

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Stacie was very creative and a patient person to work with which I feel is so important to have when working on a very detailed project/website.

- Abbi Rafinski

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I spent a lot of money trying to work with other web designers. I know I was asking a lot of them. I shared my crazy business plan and vision with them, and all I got in return was a spot on their permanent back burner. It was like flashback to high school and feelings of getting benched to make room for the 'real stars.' Then I met Stacie. She met with me in person, listened to all my crazy ideas, put those crazy ideas into action (so I could see them), and exercised a lot of patience when we had to toss a draft and start again. Now, over a year later, my business is not only up and running...it's rocking (bling, bling)! And Stacie is on the short list of people who helped me make that happen. I can't count how many times my customers smile when we meet and say, 'I love your website...it's so original.'

- Jake Wasson

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Loved working with Stacie! She communicates well and response very quickly, seemingly always ready to assist. She has wonderfully creative ideas and a great eye for design, I’m looking for ways that I can continue to work with her. Highly recommend

- Samantha Irwin

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I love working with Stacie! She is charming and a whiz a website building. I feel confident that she can tackle whatever changes I want to make and she makes it all look easy. I've also really enjoyed her network of professionals that she both works with and referred me to. I would recommend her.

- Jo Alexis Bronstein Mishaga

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