Tag Archives: 2003

Pure Vacations – Websites, Brand Strategy and Indentity

Pure Kauai

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Pure Vacations is a custom luxury spa vacation service that provides discriminating clients with same experience you would expect from a five-star resort but in a private luxury home. I have had the originally called Pure Kauai, they were one of my first, and favorite freelance clients that I worked with directly. They were referred to me in 2003 as they were struggling to find a means to transform their fitness vacation business into a luxury brand. They had already had a design firm re-do their logo, and knew their website was a crucial sales tool considering their geography. By carefully listening to what their business goals were, and working through the process with open minds on both sides, I was able to architect, design and build a website that suited their purpose.  Over the following year or so I would support them with email newsletter design and delivery as well as regular site updates.

In late 2004 they approached me again, not only to update their website, but also to work with them in developing their brand strategy and refreshing their identity.  Working with a copywriter, who is now my wife, we did a thorough breakdown of the fundamentals and intangibles of their business.  Once all involved had a complete understanding we created a new identity, all new copy, a brand hierarchy that could accommodate new franchises and a new website architecture and refreshed design.  The end result has been a doubling of revenues year over year.  Being a trusted luxury brand on one of the most beautiful developed islands in the world has brought them Hollywood stars and key real estate partnerships that have driven the business beyond the owner’s imagination.  The client could not be happier. Aloha.

In 2006, due to the volume of changes and adding of two more franchises, I referred Pure Vacations to old time collaborator Pinacol to migrate their site(s) to a cms/template powered system based on the original design.  The sites are now maintained by the client themselves.



Copywriting: Alyssa McCornock Reponen

Current Site System Backend: Pinacol

Symantec – Various Ad Campaigns and Product Presentation

Presentation Example 2

Agency: JWT and Pincaol
Client: Symantec Software
Project: From 2002-2005 delivered Art Direction, Design and Flash Animation for international interactive advertising campaigns.  The creative performed well above average in multiple languages and directly mirrored everything the Agency was doing with traditional media.  These screens are selects from a press presentation we did when Symantec launched it’s “Resilient Infrastructure” enterprise security service.  These selections represent a common theme in the work we did for them with strong yet simple type and iconic imagery that told complex technological stories in a easy to understand way.


Jigsaw – JigsawEdit.com


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Agency: Transistor Studios
Client: Jigsaw
Project: Website Art Direction, Design, Flash Animation and Development for Editing house


The 7th Letter – TheSeventhLetter.com

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Client: The 7th Letter
Project: Flash Website Design and Art Direction for the launch of the underground apparel/lifestyle brand



Flash and DB Development: Kremsa Design

Dreamworks Records – Various R&B Album Websites

Johnson Sisters, "Ice Cream" - Home

Pushing my own envelope with Bling, Pink, and Logo Patterns.

Agency : DNA Studios
Client: Dreamworks Records
Project: Art Direction, Design, Flash Animation and HTML/PHP coding for a variety of R&B websites.  The summer of 2003 kicked off some real smoove (yes, with a “v”) work.  While these sites are not my best work, I surprised myself with the flexibility to work with bling and gilded corners.