This new website has been quite the project, as an artist that works on several projects at one time, I am happy to be getting to a point where we can finally launch this new site.
We had our 1st website for 13yrs, created in 2003 to establish and online presence for Rouse Designs Art online. Back then we paid $3,400.00 for a website, which was pricey for our budget. At that price you would think you wouldn't have much work to do personally... but it was. There were a lot of very in-depth details to the project of which we had to supply, all the pictures, descriptions; content of all the art design projects that we had completed. This was just my responsibility to provide the web developers, as they would be the ones that wrote the code, placed key words of sites content and targeted market.
Back in 2003 there were no smart phones or tablets that provided online shopping and other devises features that are supported by today's web platforms. Being that my old sites web platform was not mobile or device friendly, it ultimately was effecting our online presence and customer conversions for our ecommerce portion of the site.
Another great aspect of having this new site, is the creative control, squarespace.com offers. Companies like us who are in constant need of updating our website with pictures of the newly completed projects and Art works has the freedom to do so. Doing this in the past would be a charge with our other web companies, which we understand the fee for the time to perform these request, one should be paid, but for every pic or image with content we needed updated on our site can get costly.
Our artistic services include, original paintings, printed art works, commissioned paintings, t-shirts, hats, wearable artistic fashions with our brand logo Rouse. Previously we had three separate websites to market and provide each idea to the people on-line, this format is all three under one umbrella.
www.rouseart.com, www.rousewear.com, www.rockrouse.com.
- 2003 RouseArt.com provided marketing for Rouse Designs a Naples based interior and exterior creative wall finishes and mural company.
- 2007 RouseWear.com provided an e-commerce site where we sold (Marvin D. Rouse) Abstract faces designs on t-shirts, which were from the original collection created in 2006.
- 2012 RockRouse.com launched the "Signature Color Collection" a new collection of full color designs being offered on site we built on godaddy's e commerce platform, web-builder, with this I was able to have more control of the sites content without the extra cost.
Artist & CEO
Marvin D. Rouse