Fine Furnishings Shows
Fine Furnishings Show is an annual handcrafted furniture and art expo that takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The show has previously made stops in Baltimore, Maryland as well. I was tasked with updating the existing site which had existing for nearly 20 years, while simultaneously making it easier for event host Karla Little to manage and update.
The previous site was not only dated in design, but also in its backbone as it was entirely table based. I created a beautiful new responsive layout that featured modern touches while still incorporating the existing color scheme from the shows logo and print materials. The site was built on WordPress with custom post types being used to easily manage exhibitors and assign them to the show(s) they are associated with. Individual show pages used jQuery UI tabs to flip through various information including the exhibitor list (with picture of work, name of business, and website address), transportation and accommodation information, and previous best of show winners. I kept visual treatments to the minimum to meet the clients requests.