Grand Rapids Business Journal's 40 Under Forty

Congratulations are in order! Our very own Co-Owner and Creative Director, Andrea Snyder, was selected as part of this year's 40 Under Forty class, presented by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. This is the second time Andrea has received this prestigious honor.

The reception was held at the Goei Center and entertainment was provided by the talented Ralston Bowles. Once again the Business Journal put on a stellar event.

Here's Andrea proudly displaying her framed piece from the event. You can read the 40 Under Forty publication in its entirety here - Andrea is featured on page 17. Thank you again to GRBJ for the recognition, this is always a fantastic list to be a part of!


Our Theatre Photos in Mainstream Media

It's always fun to see our photos being used in mainstream media to help promote a great show. There were a few that were featured in a recent broadcast on WZZM promoting Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's Flat Stanly. If you would like to check our more of our theatre photos, view our photos site.


A Beautiful Wedding in Petoskey

I'll let you guys in on what may be a little known secret. About five years ago Matt and I completed a 2 year photography program where we learned the ins and outs of everything from portraits to photojournalism to commercial photography. Photography is something we had both always been interested in and we thought that honing our skills would be a beneficial asset to STUDIO3TWENTY. Aside from having a lot of fun, we were right about the business part of things. We've been able to use our skills to do a lot of photography work for our restaurant clients, headshots for many of our business clients, and of course, the work you've seen us do for the Civic Theatre.

While commercial photography is only a small portion of our actual "day jobs", we do find ourselves doing it as a hobby. So here comes the actual "little known secret" portion. We've photographed a few weddings over the years. We found that it's a great way to keep us on our toes and an awesome creative outlet.

When family friends Laura & Patrick explained their vision for a gorgeous outdoor wedding and reception at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey, we jumped at their offer to photograph it. The ceremony overlooked the bay, which made for a beautiful backdrop.

We spent some time getting group shots downtown Petoskey, which is such a quaint little town.

Congratulations to a wonderful couple...we loved being a part of your special day!


Website Design For West Michigan Specialty Printer

We recently had the opportunity to work with Mettek LLC on a website redesign. After our initial meeting we had a strategy and were ready to move forward.

 

  • We needed to showcase their products and provide relevant content that would increase their search engine traffic, so we developed a blog.
  • Mettek prints on many different surfaces so we reviewed their products to determine the best way to organize the new website, allowing users to easily find what they were looking for.
  • Because they have so many specialty products and services that needed to be displayed on their home page, we created a JavaScript slider allowing us to show more products, and also increase the use of search engine friendly keywords.
  • Product photography was an important part of this site because Mettek has a great list of clients and sample products that needed to be displayed.

Take a look at the screen shots, or better yet check out their website and let us know what you think. 


Michigan Brewery Website Redesign

One of the perks of being in this industry is that we get the opportunity to work with so many great clients. When we combine the great state of Michigan with microbrewed beer, you know we're happy campers.

We recently had the opportunity to do a website redesign for Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery located in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. We knew right away this was going to be a fun website to redesign!

Blue Tractor had some very important requirements and goals that needed to be met, so of course we kept those things in mind when going through the design process.

  • Design the site to have a fun and clean look, but still show the character of the brewery
  • Integrate social media such as Twitter by feeding their tweets directly into the website footer. This is also a great way to allow the brewery to add news to their site
  • Show visitors how great the brewery is by feeding a video tour into the website
  • Create a way for users to easily view their large menu by having expandable menu lists.

As we expected, this was a fun site to work with and we are happy with the outcome. Check out the their new website and let us know what you think.