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NC Food & Nutrition Services website launched

Posted in design, food, North Carolina with tags , , , , on April 9, 2010 by killahfunkadelic

fns4nc.org, the new food stamps program website for North Carolina

With the recent global recession that’s been gripping our nation, the ripple effects have been felt across North Carolina. High unemployment rates, and a decrease in income and spending has pushed up those facing poverty and in turn families needing food assistance. Some North Carolina food banks now shockingly provide nearly one out of every eight people in their region with food assistance, a dramatic rise since 2007.

Raleigh design firm Killer Creative Group was asked to design a new website for North Carolina Food & Nutrition Services (formerly NC food Stamps), and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Fns4nc.org (Food & Nutrition Services for North Carolina) has evolved from the former days of food stamps. FNS helps North Carolina families with little or no income buy food by way of electronic debit cards that can be used at grocery stores and farmer’s markets. The new website features links to NC food assistance applications, food assistance eligibility requirements, and links to additional resources. Once added feature of the new site is that it bilingual in both English and Spanish. Raleigh web hosting is by KillerHosting.net.

Raleigh’s Autobahn Automotive Gets New Social-Savvy Website

Posted in branding, corporate identity, design, raleigh with tags , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by killahfunkadelic
Autobahn Automotive website design

New autobahn-automotive.com website by Killer Creative Group

Since 1989 Robert and Erin Drake of Autobahn Automotive have been providing some of Raleigh’s best automotive service for Japanese and European import vehicles. Over the years, they’ve earned a loyal following of fans due to going the extra mile for their customers, with perks like a free loaner car, free car wash, and other promotions that keep them returning time and again.

Raleigh Brand Design firm Killer Creative Group was recently asked to refresh Autobahn Automotive’s image and website. Autobahn has been very active in taking advantage of new Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook, and needed the ability to integrate those outlets, as well a needing the ability to add articles on automotive maintenance and related news to the site, with a budget-friendly solution.

Rather than build a complex Content Management System (CMS), Killer Creative designed a solution using the open-source WordPress platform. WordPress is a good platform for firms looking for a mid-range website that need a small amount of customization but also allows for basic content updates without advanced programming skills.

The new site at autobahn-automotive.com includes a status feed from the Autobahn Facebook Fan Page, a Twitter link, as well the ability to update news posts and articles at will, with commenting ability built in. Killer Creative also updated the logo design and extended the blue color theme throughout as well as an industrial brushed steel background. Raleigh WordPress web hosting provided by KillerHosting.net.

Killer Creative Designs Eminent Domain Law Website

Posted in branding, corporate identity, graphic design, raleigh with tags , , , on November 5, 2009 by killahfunkadelic
landlaw-nc.com

Eminent Domain Law Firm Website designed by Killer Creative Group

“nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation…”

These are the words written into the U.S. Constitution in the 5th Amendment, effectively saying that the government cannot take your private property without reimbursing you for fair value. Sometimes the fair value offered in a land condemnation hearing is questionable, and that is where Raleigh NC Eminent Domain law firm Emmett Boney Haywood comes in.

Raleigh graphic design and branding firm Killer Creative Group recently rebranded the North Carolina law firm with an entirely new Corporate Identity, a stylized brushstroke ‘E’ that also symbolized rolling hills (or a leaf, depending on your point of view). The bold new look was also introduced into the firm’s new printed stationery and signage, as well as a complete redesign of the website which just launched.

Eminent Domain and property law often delves back decades, sometimes much further back in time to determine the rightful deeds to the property in question—so history plays a large part in what the firm deals with on a daily basis. The look of the new site takes its design cues from the historical aspects of eminent domain and property law: historic maps, old deeds, cartographic flourishes and of course the U.S. Constitution all inspired the look of an old document or map. The result is a memorable, unique Identity that is different from the polished electronic feel of firm websites in the same category.

Visit the law firm of Emmett Boney Haywood at landlaw-nc.com.

We Choose The Moon: 40 Years after Apollo 11

Posted in culture, history, science with tags , , , on July 15, 2009 by killahfunkadelic
wechoosethemoon.org relives the historic Apollo 11 mission, in real time.

wechoosethemoon.org relives the historic Apollo 11 mission, in real time.

July 16th, 1969 marked the launch date of a historic space flight to the moon that resulted in the greatest historical achievement of the 20th century: man walking on the moon. It was a culmination of a decade’s hard work, momentous design, material, human and engineering achievements, spurred by John F. Kennedy’s iconic ‘We Choose The Moon’ speech at Rice University in 1962.

If you weren’t around to catch it in 1969, here is your chance to relive it moment by moment: NASA and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum will be streaming a live, real-time audio feed via wechoosethemoon.org, and from the nasa.gov site: “The audio retrospective will begin at 7:32 a.m. EDT Thursday, two hours before the spacecraft launched. The audio will continue through splashdown of the mission at 12:51 a.m. EDT Friday, July 24, and recovery of the crew shortly afterward. The Web stream will feature the communications between the astronauts and ground teams, and commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.”

Raleigh Artist Jason Craighead Launches Website

Posted in art, culture, raleigh with tags , on May 1, 2009 by killahfunkadelic
Raleigh artist Jason Craighead

Raleigh artist Jason Craighead

After years of having his work available for viewing online solely through gallery websites, artist Jason Craighead of Raleigh, N.C., has just launched his own website: www.jasoncraighead.com.

The new website features a continuous slide show of the artist’s recent works on the landing page, along with notices of current and upcoming exhibitions. The muted background suggests the “passionate and emotionally charged evolving exploration of line and space” that Craighead says defines his current work.

From the landing page, visitors can click on “works on paper” and “works on canvas and panel” to see more available paintings. The new website’s “contact” page features the galleries that represent the artist — including Somerhill Galllery in Durham, Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bucks Gallery of Fine Art in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

The site also features an “about the artist” page that offers more detailed background into the evolution of a painter who has become well known in the North Carolina art scene. The page includes listings of group, two-person and solo exhibitions, publications where Craighead’s work has been featured, select public and private collections, and his professional experience serving as a juror for art exhibitions and as a member of the Public Art Committee for the City of Raleigh Arts Commission until 2011.

Jason Craighead’s next major exhibition of his work will be a solo show at Somerhill Gallery in August. More details will be available this summer at www.somerhill.com. For more information on the artist and to see his most recent work, go to www.jasoncraighead.com.

NC Southern Sausage Done Right

Posted in advertising, design, food, graphic design with tags , , , , , , on March 19, 2009 by killahfunkadelic
New Website Design for Bass Farm Sausage

New Website Design for Bass Farm Sausage

If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying North Carolina’s favorite sausage from Bass Farm, then do yourself a favor tonight. Head to your favorite supermarket and pick up a pack of ground sausage, patties or links in either mild or hot (we’re partial to the extra spices in the hot variety) and give it a try. If it’s not the best sausage you’ve ever tried, then you must be a vegetarian. Seriously. This is good stuff–always delivered fresh, never frozen, made and delivered daily in small batches from a 50 year old secret family recipe that hasn’t changed in generations. This family business has a cult-like following and although the distribution is limited to central and eastern North Carolina, foodies stock up coolers full when they visit NC to take back home with them.

The recipe hasn’t changed, the packaging hasn’t changed, and the fans are fiercely loyal. When challenged to design an online website presence to reflect Bass Farm’s traditional roots, Raleigh NC graphic design firm Killer Creative Group responded with a simple navigation, friendly conversational tone, and a decidedly ‘low-tech’ and weathered look. The website also features a handy interactive Sausage Recipes feature, where you can browse for a favorite meal idea, or submit your own. NC web hosting by Killer Hosting.

Our favorite (and a really easy) Bass Farm Sausage recipe? Simply substitute a package of hot ground sausage in place of ground turkey or beef in pasta sauce. SooOoo goood.