The Wyneken Project

“Excellent design and superlative support. They are always there to help.” - Rev Roy Axel Coats, Treasurer for the Wyneken Project The Wyneken Project is revitalizing and planting churches in Baltimore city. While they were busy changing lives within inner city Baltimore we were busy revitalizing Wyneken’s existing website was a simple site with limited functionality and a canned template design. The Wyneken Project Board of Directors knew that in order to continue to increase their support for Baltimore churches they would need to communicate their success and effectiveness online. That’s where we came in to help. Branding Design As the Wyneken Project continues to grow, a unique atmosphere for their website and other digital and physical communication will become increasingly helpful. Consistent visual atmosphere in communication makes nonprofits instantly recognizable to their volunteers, supporters, and donors. Our creative design team developed consistent branding for the Wyneken Project including colors and typography that they can use on or off the web. We then took this branding design and used it as the guide for their new website’s look and feel. Implementation of Event Sign Up Functionality The Wyneken Project’s success rests in pairing churches with churches in order to jump start churches in need. An important piece to this work is organizing volunteers to assist with events, outreach, and generosity at Baltimore churches. So we implemented an event sign up feature on the new The Wyneken Project is now able to create events, manage volunteers, and send emails to individuals who have signed up. Their volunteers can view events and sign up right on their website. Implementation of a Dedicated Online Giving Portal with Recurring Online Giving…

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J.R. Snider Plumbing

J.R. Snider, Ltd has been providing professional plumbing services to the Northern Virginia region for more than three decades. From general plumbing to water heater replacement, J.R. Snider does it all. J.R. Snider has been working with an area social media expert, Michelle of Loud Mouth Social, to grow and improve their online presence. But they were in need of a couple tweaks to their WordPress website that required some professional WordPress Maintenance and Support. We’re thrilled that Michelle contacted us to help out. We’ve enjoyed collaborating on this project with J.R. Snider and Loud Mouth Social. We assisted J.R. Snider by… Changing Colors Consistent branding is important for every business to effectively reach its market across various media. J.R. Snider’s logo is primarily blue and red but their website utilized orange often as an accent color. It was natural for their website’s design to match the atmosphere of their logo. Their original developer hard coded those colors in the home page template. They could not be easily changed using additional CSS or by editing the page in the WordPress admin panel. The theme template itself needed to be edited. We carefully replaced the orange elements of their homepage with blue and red colors from their logo in order to lend greater consistency to their homepage. Adding a Page for Requesting a Quote When we began working with J.R. Snider their website lacked a dedicated form for requesting a quote. Using their criteria we designed a form for them, styled it to match their site, published a new web-page with this form, added it to their menus, and tested the form for reliability. Now J.R. Snider can receive detailed quote…

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The Parenting Copywriter

Gabrielle, our own Chief Creative Officer (CCO), is The Parenting Copywriter. As Rystedt Creative’s CCO she leads our copywriting team but she still loves writing herself - especially on parenting. As her client base has grown she has focused increasingly on the parenting market. Countless businesses need to market to parents effectively. Target is focusing on millennial parents in much of their marketing, cloth diaper companies large and small market to new parents, curriculum publishers market to home-school parents, etc. Gabrielle is uniquely suited to help these companies market through her copywriting services. She herself is a parent of three children, a professional and established copywriter, and holds a degree in business. We at Rystedt Creative realized that we could market parenting copywriting services even better through a separate website dedicated to this niche. So we launched! is owned and operated by Rystedt Creative and leverages our existing copywriting team and experience. Within a week we were page one in searches for “parenting copywriter”. Today, we’re the first result in these searches. Gabrielle is indeed the Parenting Copywriter and we are excited for what’s ahead.

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The Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA)

“I work at the University of South Carolina. We had a student-built web archive of Native American materials held by the university. It was promising, but had some problems and various fixes that needed to happen. I found Rystedt Creative via Twitter, and reached out–and I am very glad I did! Joshua is a very, very good web developer, with an excellent understanding of both the front- and back-end technologies and how they interact. He thoroughly reviewed our site, letting us know about the strengths and weaknesses of it, and listened carefully to our desires and plans for the site. He did great work, and the communication from him and his team was steady, informative, professional, and helpful. Pricing is very fair, and work was done in a timely manner. Our site is a real gem now because of the excellent work he did. If Joshua could wade through often-confusing student code and improve and fix a flawed site, imagine what he can do for you working from a blank slate! Hire Rystedt Creative already!” ~ Matt Simmons, The University of South Carolina - Lancaster ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA) is a joint project of the Native American Studies Archive at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies, and the University of South Carolina Libraries’ Digital Collections. NASCA exists to help correct misconceptions about Native South Carolina through an interactive and robust media archive. The online Native American South Carolina Archive brings text, visuals, and audio about South Carolina’s native communities, their history, and their culture freely to the Web. The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s students helped bring…

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Farm Market iD

Farm Market iD is a national businesses that provides data driven marketing and software solutions for agriculture businesses. They offer a wealth of useful content for agri-businesses on their blog, in their articles, and in their ebooks. In addition to this wealth of free content they also sell farm data and software like FarmFocus and FieldVision.FMiD is a unique company in a unique position. Their unparalleled database paired with their software and written content make them an invaluable resource for agri-businesses of all types. For over six months we worked closely with FMiD to give their content marketing a boost and help them launch a new website for the company. Writing value added content Our writing team regularly provided value added content for Farm Market iD including blog posts, feature articles, and e-books to supplement the content they were already creating. We've written blog posts like: 4 Questions Data Can AnswerUsing Data to Predict & Act On Farmers' Behavior5 Strategies for Selling Directly to Farmers Our feature articles include: Building a Data-Powered Agriculture Business PlanA Data-Led Sales Conversation, Start to FinishStarting an Agriculture Blog, Start-to-Finish We have also written the content used in FMiD's ebook on Using Data in the Field.  Our written content is helping FMiD reach their content marketing goals. Through this content the company is increasing their web traffic and conversions. Modifying HubSpot Content FMiD uses both HubSpot and WordPress for various aspects of their online presence. In addition to our development on their WordPress website we have also supported FMiD's HubSpot content. Modifying HubSpot Landing Page Templates In order to convert web traffic to leads Farm Market iD wanted fresh landing pages for their expanded content. We designed four…

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Lady Environmental

"I collaborated with Rystedt Creative Services to digitize my logo for my blog/business. They worked within an efficient timeline to produce a logo that matched the original that I had drawn while also making it better than the original and more professional looking. I absolutely love it. I know also that if I need help with a website management issue, I can talk to them for advice. Thank you Rystedt Creative Services!!!!" - Shawna Staup (Lady Environmental) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Lady Environmental" is the online persona of Christian environmentalist, Shawna Staup. She blogs about sustainable living and helps her readers through her recipes for environmentally friendly body products, vegetarian meals, and more. When Lady Environmental launched her blog she had a creative idea for her logo which she first designed on paper and then recreated digitally. Yet she wanted a higher quality version of her logo that had a more accurate globe and even lines. Her need for a professional logo grew as she began experimenting with ways to monetize her platform through product sales. Logo Redesign We took her existing logo, recreated her swooping "le", and digitally drew a more accurate globe. The final product is high quality vector art that Lady Environmental can use on and off the Web. Subscribe to Lady Environmental's blog for tips and tricks for sustainable living and keep your eyes peeled for her upcoming products. Did you know? Our WordPress Development Services come bundled with graphic art and design. Just mention your graphic needs when you contact us.

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church

"Our organization recently contracted with Rystedt Creative to update our website. They did a great job recommending upgrades and handled the work for us. Also, because we are a non-profit, they took into consideration our limited resources for their pricing structure. We really appreciate the quick turnaround time too!" - Pastor Tom Zucconi, Holy Cross Lutheran Church Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a congregation in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod located in Dallas Texas. The congregation is currently ministering to both English and Spanish speakers of all ages through their worship services and varied programs. Holy Cross has a WordPress powered website that their staff thought could use some improvements. We worked closely with Holy Cross' staff to help them determine what about their website could be improved and what impact they could expect each improvement to have upon their online reach. Holy Cross took advantage of a free consultation call, a free website evaluation, and our free website self-evaluation tool throughout their staff decision making process. (By the way, these free resources are available to you as well. Contact us to receive your free consultation call and website evaluation.) Ultimately, Holy Cross asked us to make numerous improvements to We assisted Holy Cross by... Replacing their slider plugin Holy Cross Lutheran Church has a full width slider just below the header of their home page. They use this slider to make various announcements. Their original slider was powered by their WordPress theme. The default slider caused the page to “jump” when slides had different heights. We switched to Slider Revolution, recreated their current slides using Slider Revolution, and provided them with an introductory walk through of the…

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Elk Creek Designs

"Joshua at Rystedt Creative was beyond helpful when we ran into technical issues with our website. His extensive WordPress and Woocommerce knowledge helped to answer all of our web development questions. He was always available with a friendly demeanor and ready to talk us through our questions and what needed to be edited or changed on the website, and even showed us via screen-share the exact steps necessary. We greatly enjoyed working with Joshua and would recommend him to anyone!" – Mallory Olson, Elk Creek Designs and Rocket Active Gear A regular client of ours recently launched Elk Creek Designs is an e-commerce store for custom printed products. They sell everything from mugs to canvas wall art. Elk Creek Designs wanted to get their new site cleaned up and ready for Black Friday shopping but ran into a few snags in the process. We've been working with them ever since. We have assisted Elk Creek Designs by... Providing product centric graphic design Elk Creek Designs has a wealth of product images. We incorporated these images in designs for sliders and product collections. Designing Valentine's collection image pairs We combined product images that belong in the same collection to better illustrate the products found in each apparel collection. Designing slider images We also designed three new slider images for use on Elk Creek Design's homepage. Walking them through how to build some new product pages themselves Elk Creek Designs' team wanted to build out some new product pages for their Christmas products that matched other product categories on their website. Yet they were unsure if how they were doing so would work properly. We walked them through how to build…

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Maryland LFL

Lutherans for Life is a national nonprofit that exists to equip Lutherans to be "Gospel motivated voices for life". LFL accomplishes this goal through publications, classes, prayer, financial assistance, and training. Despite being a national nonprofit, LFL relies on local and regional Life Chapters to engage churches, volunteers, and donors. Until 2017 the state of MD lacked an LFL presence. The majority of Lutherans in MD are not well connected with pro-life issues. Yet a large group of Baltimore area churches, pastors, and lay people got together to found the first Life Chapter in the state of MD. Thus Maryland LFL was born. MD LFL exists to equip MD Lutherans to understand, speak out on, and help their neighbors who are wrestling with issues such as: Abortion, Adoption, Bioethics, Creation, End-of-life, Family living, Post-abortion healing, Fetal development, and The Christian sexual ethic. Rystedt Creative provided MD LFL with branding and WordPress Development with features that are essential to non-profit work. Branding Design LFL already has a well established brand and logo. It was essential that MD LFL, as a regional Life Chapter, expressed that brand while also being unique. We carefully chose colors and fonts to complement LFL's existing branding while also giving it a Baltimore flare (that bright orange). Additionally, we provided MD LFL with their own version of the LFL logo so that they could easily brand themselves on and off the Web. Website Development After MD LFL's branding was established we moved on to actually building them a home on the Web with a website all their own. WordPress Theme Customization In order to keep MD LFL's costs low we chose to customize an existing WordPress theme…

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Total Restoration Services

Total Restoration Services is a restoration contractor located in Hampstead Maryland that specializes in facade maintenance, above and below grade repairs, waterproofing, and more. For over a decade TRS has been restoring and repairing buildings throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C, and Delaware. Their team has over 50 years of combined experience working on historic architecture, industrial buildings, residential and commercial buildings, and speciality facilities. Despite this wealth of experience, Total Restoration Services had virtually no presence online. They had built a successful business but began to wonder "How much are we missing out on by not being online?" That's an excellent question and one that they turned to us to help answer. So we began a journey with TRS to help launch a website that would give them more visibility online. Atmosphere Design Before we begin writing any code for a website we establish the atmosphere and branding for that site. Total Restoration Services came to us as an established business with an existing logo and reputation. We selected fonts, colors, and layouts that stayed consistent with their past while also bringing their company into their online future. Website Development When we began working for TRS they wanted to keep their website under budget while still getting the best product possible. In order to accomplish this they asked us to develop a site using their existing print promotional materials and project photographs. We designed their site to incorporate all of these existing elements and showcase them in the best (and most search engine optimized) fashion possible. Copywriting However, towards the end of the project, as the scheduled launch date approached, Total Restoration Services realized something important. Their print material…

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