Archive for July, 2009

New Work: Ballybeag Cottages

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009


The owners of Ballybeag Cottages, a small holiday home company in Ventry, approached Waltzer Design to design their logo, website and a simple booking system.

The new site allows the owners to easily update their site and take bookings over email, while users of the site can view photos of the houses and of Ventry, find their way using Google Maps and contact the manager directly to confirm bookings and availability.

In terms of style I used Bolivar for the logo – it has a nice rustic feel to it while still being elegant, and the tag line is the serif font Garamond, which adds a bit of class and elevates it from Georgia or Times New Roman.

Overall I’m very pleased with the results and it was a pleasure working on it.

New Work: Boulevard Café

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009


Boulevard Café approached me to make them a new website. The website is to raise awareness, sharpen the image and encourage on-line booking and browsing of the Boulevard Café Restaurant.

I had a few meetings with Fintan, the owner, and we decided how the site should feel and nailed down the technical requirements.

The style takes its cues from the interior of the restaurant: the colours, the atmosphere and the food.

With an easy Content Management System for updating the menus, a simple booking form and integration into Google Maps, this site will be easy to update and maintain for the guys in Boulevard, with minimal help from me.

This was a nice one to work on because we had some good photography to choose from and the colours of the restaurant lent themselves to a rich, warm website. For fonts I used Futura and Alternate Gothic No. 2. With a bit of Trajan and Coffee Service thrown in to add class and casualness, respectively.

All in all, I think I created an elegant but modern restaurant website.

We announced the new website with an ad in the local Metro newspaper.