Marshall Design Studio

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home page of Marshall Design Studio

Marshall Design Studio is an interior design firm with offices on Maui and O‘ahu, owned by Jane and Gary Marshall. Jane has been a professional interior designer for more than 30 years. She has worked as a designer with architectural firms in New York City, Honolulu, San Francisco and Marin County, California. Gary has been a licensed architect for more than 40 years, working in Honolulu, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, and London.

SITE LAUNCH: 2016
BUSINESS TYPE: Arts: Interior Design
LOCATION: Wailuku, Maui & Honolulu, O‘ahu
PLATFORM: WordPress

OPPORTUNITY:

As an experienced firm, Marshall Design Studio had lived through many website iterations. Our current challenge: how to communicate their sophisticated, large-scale work without inundating the site visitor with pages full of words? How to let the photos “do the talking” while still balancing the demands of search optimization for real words on the page? How to create a site that looks and performs beautifully on a desktop computer as well as various mobile platforms?

The other element to communicate was Marshall’s warm, contemporary, minimalist design approach. We chose a largely white-based site, with large format color photography, and richly detailed portfolio pages. Fortunately, they have an excellent library of photographic documentation, including some of the best ‘Before and After’ shots I’ve ever seen.

One of our favorite elements is the slider on each project that allows the visitor to virtually stand in the room and witness the transformation in design. Be sure to check those out on any of the Portfolio project pages.

As a side note, it is a thrill for Shane and me to work with a client who deeply appreciates artful nuance, balance, and attention to detail. Those qualities are not always essential to the project. When they are, it is very satisfying to ‘meet the mark’ and deliver the results to a very appreciative client!

THE CLIENT SAYS:

photo of Gary Marshall & Jane Marshall“Roxanne likes to work with creative people from all areas of the fine and applied arts community. That creative focus of hers appealed to me. Working through creative concepts and alternatives with Roxanne made me feel like I was working on a project together with a trusted colleague.

Roxanne’s work on our website surpassed our expectations, a rare occurrence! She is responsive, a terrific listener, and patient. Roxanne was able to approach our work from a few alternative perspectives ultimately giving us the fresh canvas we wanted to present our work. We also appreciate the flexibility she has built into our website which will to allow it to grow with us. Working with Roxanne was a pleasure.”
~ Jane Marshall, Interior Design
Marshall Design Studio LLC



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October 25, 2016