I’ve had a lot of fun traveling for tradeshows over the past several months, starting with Atlanta, GA for Imaging USA in January. For those of you who attended Imaging USA, you may recall we had some pretty cool neon colored shades that we gave out to people who wanted to enter our #PhotoBizLovesMe contest on Instagram. One very lucky PhotoBiz customer, Elisa Bricker, won a free HTML5 Portfolio Site, 3 months membership, and a We Build It For You service by entering the picture you see here to the right.
Just last week the finishing touches were put on Elisa’s new site, and we are excited to share the before and after images as well as her experience with our design service and Imaging USA. Take a look for yourself.
Me: What is your favorite part of attending events like Imaging USA?
Elisa: I love meeting new people and seeing new products and ideas. I’m a relational person, so it’s very hard for me to choose a product or service based on a website. I love being able to have conversations, build a relationship, ask questions, etc.
Me: What did it mean to you to win our contest?
Elisa: We were so excited to hear that HTML5 templates were available, but were still on a Flash platform (with a mirrored HTML site and mobile site). I desperately wanted to make sure that our clients were experiencing the same site when they visited on their iPhone or iPad as they did on their computer, so I was so excited when I heard we won!
Me: Tell us about your experience with the creative process of our design service.
Elisa: Our web design service went really smoothly. We had a strong idea of what we wanted and, within the confines of the templates available, we were able to implement a new site that represented our brand. The team interviewed us to understand our style and aesthetic and went to work! We needed only one round of revisions and the site was up and running in what felt like no time. Our designer even had a few ideas for upgrades we didn’t even know existed.
Me: What is your favorite part of your newly redesigned website?
Elisa: I love that the site represents our brand’s clean and light aesthetic well. One of my favorite little upgrades was that we now have our signature on our about page. Sometimes it’s the little things that make me so happy!
Me: Would you recommend our design service to others?
Elisa: Absolutely. The site was designed so much faster that if I had done it myself, and our PhotoBiz designer had some really helpful ideas and suggestions. In addition it was faster and less finicky that our previous custom design.
Me: Why do you love PhotoBiz?
Elisa: We have always loved PhotoBiz for their templates and customer service. I love being able to make updates myself, and also appreciate the fantastic customer service we’ve received over the phone and by email.