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Blue Cat Design portfolio suitcase graphic with Web Design, Multimedia, Flash Animation, Custom Illustrations, e-Commerce Design and e-Business Design.

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Blue Cat Design has created more than 300 Web sites since 1995 and our experience shows in every client page we create. Our award-winning design has attracted an international clientele ranging from large high-tech corporations and governments to community focused organizations and boutique hotels. Our search engine optimization skills have kept our client base strong as we have helped our clients succeed on the internet.

Client location is not a problem - anywhere in the world.

Communications can be easily handled with e-mail, fax and conference calls. We can show you work-in-progress from your company's project via a private Web address known only to you. We can display any and all of your project's visuals this way: it allows you to see the design proposals quickly, make timely approvals or revisions and helps assure project deadlines.

Revisions can be easily and quickly displayed back via the Web for you to view at your convenience. We currently handle projects this "wired" way for clients in Canada, United States, Europe, Australia, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Here are a few of the Web sites we have created:


Legge Fitness Stores - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Legge Fitness Stores

Legge Fitness Stores offers one of the largest selections of quality fitness and therapy products in Canada. With two store locations in Southern Ontario, they have over 7,000 square feet of professional fitness products.

Blue Cat Design was contracted to create Legge Fitness Stores a brand new site with an ecommerce store capable of seamlessly accepting both US and Canadian credit card payments with an easy-to-use interface.


Lantern Inn - Travel Website design by Blue Cat Design

Lantern Inn & Suites

Luxury boutique hotel, the Lantern Inn & Suites, is located in the historic town of Port Hope, Ontario (one hour east of Toronto). The new boutique hotel needed a website which would reflect both the new hotel's contemporary luxury and its historical setting in a heritage-designated building built in 1845.

Blue Cat Design used a palette of historical colors and patterns combined with a lushness to evoke the inn's sumptuous custom decor. The new Port Hope suites also used Blue Cat Design's search engine optimization services which have netted the inn many top ten search engine rankings for their targeted keyword phrases.

World Travel Guide Magazine - Travel Website design by Blue Cat Design

World Travel Guide Magazine

An online world travel magazine with opinionated travel articles, essential travel resources and reviews of destinations, hotels, spas, resorts, restaurants around the globe. Also contains Tips for Traveling with Pets , and a jam-packed Travel Gear and Accessories section.

A design criteria was for layout and navigation to be user-friendly and unconfusing so visitors visit more pages and stay longer - which both the pages viewed per visitor stats and the return visitors stats confirm.

Visit the World Travel Guide website.

Island Studio - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Island Studio

Online Art Gallery
of Tropical Art

Everybody who's ever been to the Caribbean will love this online gallery of tropical paintings and prints.

Island Studio wanted a turn-key e-commerce solution including creative concept, internet strategy, complete site production and custom programming. This online tropical art gallery includes several animations, information pages, plus a feature-packed online store with close to 200 Caribbean art works, each available in a variety of sizes and art formats.


Universal Handling - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Universal Handling

Canada's Largest Manufacturer
of Waste and Recycling Equipment

Blue Cat Design was contracted to provide a turn-key solution for Universal Handling including creative concept, internet strategy, complete site production and custom programming, hosting and maintenance. Universal Handling Equipment's site includes a Flash animation splash page and more than 150 pages of content and interactive features.


HKETO - Website design by Blue Cat Design

HKETO

Hong Kong Economic
and Trade Office

HKETO, the official respresentative of the Hong Kong SAR government in Canada, contracted Blue Cat Design to do a complete re-design and re-engineering of their extensive content site. Blue Cat Design's complete solution included internet strategy consulting, creative concept, site production and custom programming.

HKETO wanted the ability to react quickly to events and breaking news and to be able to do much of the site updating by HKETO staff. Blue Cat Design developed a custom suite of administration tools which allow HKETO staff to create new press releases, edit existing pages, upload files, send email newsletters, etc. all through easy-to-use Web based forms without any knowledge of HTML web programming required.


Crawford Technologies Prometaware - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Crawford Technologies

Crawford Technologies Inc. is an industry leader in print stream transform, extraction and manipulation solutions. They also provide print file splitting, document reengineering, document enhancement, data mining, text extraction, print file process management and automation solutions.

Blue Cat Design was contracted to redesign their site with a completely new user interface and content navigation. We created all new graphics and site identity and produced page templates in HTML which their IT department was able to use to implement page production.


Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office - Website design by Blue Cat Design

LLRWMO

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) was established in 1982 to carry out the responsibilities of the federal government for the management of low-level radioactive waste in Canada.

Blue Cat Design designed and produced this extensive informational web site in both French and English. We supplied a number of custom Web admin tools to allow staff to create press releases and post job listings through password-protected easy to use Web forms with no knowledge of HTML required.


MTD Products Canada - Website design by Blue Cat Design

MTD Products

Canada's Largest Manufacturer
of Outdoor Power Equipment

MTD Canada manufactures and supplies over half of all outdoor power equipment in Canada. In addition to their well-known MTD brands: MTD Yard Machines, Yard-Man, Lawnflite and Snowflite; MTD also manufactures private label brands for many of Canada's leading retailers as well as exports to 15 countries on 4 continents.

Blue Cat Design was contracted to design and produce MTD Canada's first official site launched in July 1999 which MTD used for two years until a redesign in 2001. The extensive original corporate site produced by Blue Cat Design contained an interactive search engine for locating local service outlets across Canada, several custom animations, customer resources and hundreds of pages of bilingual product information. More about the MTD products website.


SmallIndependent.ca - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Small Independent Business

Smallindependent.ca is the contact place for self-employed business owners and their prospective clients. Our client wanted a self-maintaining database-driven site that would offer both premium-listings and basic free listings in its small business directory. Annual istings are purchased online by credit card; the purchaser is then able to create, and edit/modify their listing unlimited times through simple easy-to-use web-based forms.

The website includes a discussion forum and an extensive "back office" with web-based admin tools for the site owner to manage the online business.


Omni Farm Christmas trees - Website design by Blue Cat Design
Omni Farm is Christmas!

For more than 20 years, Omni Farm has been growing Christmas trees in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and shipping them by mail order across the United States to happy repeat customers. Find out what makes this family-run business and their Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands so special.

You can order your own perfect Christmas tree, Victorian door wreath or fragrant garlands online by credit card.


Global Mining Initiatives Conference - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Global Mining Initiatives

Official Site of 2002 Conference

This high-level dialogue conference will allow leaders and stakeholders to actively engage in shaping the future direction of sustainable development relative to the mining, minerals and metals industries, and will act as a prelude to the next Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, later the same year.

Full conference details, registration and resources are available at the conference site produced by Blue Cat Design.

Lipscomb Chemical - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Lipscomb Chemical

Lipscomb Chemical Company, Inc., located in California, is a unique $40MM custom technical sales company covering the Western and Southwestern U.S. across nine market segments in the selling of specialty chemicals and raw ingredients.


planet-therapy.com - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Planet Therapy

planet-therapy.com provides the best in current psychotherapy ideas and practices so people can solve their mental health problems and find useful counseling resources. Blue Cat Design designed and built the site which includes custom illustrated icons, interactive real-time polls, a searchable database of qualified therapists, community forum, and an e-commerce classifieds section.

The site contains more than 130 in-depth articles and case studies fascinating and insightful.

Southern Star Trading - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Southern Star Trading Company

Southern Star Trading Company is proud of its tradition of supplying the world's finest in coffees, chocolates, and desserts. Their new online e-store features custom graphics evocative of trading and mercantile companies of a by-gone era.

This Florida company is set to tempt online shoppers with Dutch pralines, chocolate wafers, rumballs or....

AlternativeDr - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Alternative Dr

Blue Cat Design was contracted to develop a highly-interactive site for the alternative healthcare community. The original site we produced was launched in January 2000 and offered articles on alternative medicine topics, interactive community forums, site search, opt-in newsletter subscription, interactive recommend this site feature, plus free sites for professional healthcare practitioners. In 2010, Blue Cat Design redesigned and re-engineered the alternative health community site. Its new BuddyPress and Wordpress CMS gives it great social interaction funcationality including enabling members to contribute content, and "befriend" other members. Visit the alternative health care community at alternativedr.com

Cheese Store of Beverly Hills - Website design by Blue Cat Design

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills has been a client of ours for five years now. Located in Beverly Hills, California, the Cheese Store is the purveyor of choice for the professional chefs and caterers of such worthy Los Angeles restaurants as Valentino's, Patina, 72 Market St., and Spago. America's best reviewed gourmet specialty shop wanted to offer their imported cheeses, wines, and gourmet specialty foods including truffles, foie gras, etc. to a broader audience through an online e-commerce store enabled for credit card orders.

Blue Cat Design created a site worthy of a store that the Zagat Marketplace Survey for Los Angeles rated #1 in four categories: #1 Overall, #1 for cheese, #1 for French food, and #1 for Beverly Hills.


Victoria Inn, Cobourg, Ontario

Victoria Inn

Chosen as the "Canuck Cool Site of the Day"!

A charming 19th century Ontario country inn in Gore's Landing overlooking Rice Lake. This custom-designed travel site by Blue Cat Design also includes original illustrations by Blue Cat's Creative Director, Christine Collie Rowland.

Victoria Inn has been a client since 1996 when we created their site, and Blue Cat Design has continued to maintain their site for 14 years. Victoria Inn's owner says that the initial Web site development costs were recouped in less than two months due to new business through the Web site - and that the site now generates almost 85% of their bookings!

Visit the Victoria Inn at www.thevictoriainn.ca and see if you can resist making a reservation.

Biewer Lumber web site design

Biewer Lumber

Biewer Lumber is the leading supplier of quality lumber in the US Midwest. Their state-of-the-art wood treating plants and sawmills produce over 100 million board feet of select-grade red pine timber, dimension lumber and decking.

Biewer Lumber contracted Blue Cat Design for a complete re-design of their site. The Biewer Lumber web site contains product information plus a custom interactive dealer locator.

Viewz - online guide for home computers

Viewz

The Online Guide for Home Computer Users

Gold Site Award by Net Guide magazine

  • Awarded a Gold Site Award from Net Guide magazine!
  • Chosen as the "Canuck Cool Site of the Day"!

Viewz is a new online guide for home computer users. Site features include: an integrated searchable database of over 2,000 CD-ROM reviews, online chat forums, interactive bulletin boards and many opportunities for user content input. The majority of the pages are dynamically created on-the-fly. Don't miss Cafe Z's interactive interview with David Macauley, author of "The Way Things Work".

International Seal FNGP Web site - Website design by Blue Cat Design

International Seal

International Seal - FNGP is the largest O-Ring manufacturing company in the U.S.A. It supplies products to thousands of companies in markets such as aerospace, semiconductor, chemical processing, automotive, and general industrial.

This 50-page site provides in-depth information on International Seal's product lines and markets served.

The Minacs Group - Website design by Blue Cat Design

The Minacs Group

The Minacs Worldwide Group is a leading customer communications service company which provides co-sourced and outsourced communications support to multi-national Fortune 500 companies.

This was their third Web site but the first one they went gone public with. When Minacs contacted us they had already had two Web sites produced for them - from two other Web design companies - that they were unhappy with and the previous sites were never released onto the Web. To help build a community theme for a completely new official Minacs web site, we custom illustrated all the site's graphics and produced an interactive cafe for telecommunications professionals to gather and chat.

Villa Papillon Web site design by Blue Cat Design

Villa Papillon

Luxury Caribbean Villa Rental

Villa Papillon, a luxurious St. Thomas villa rental in U.S. Virgin Islands, wanted a site befitting a villa offering the ultimate in vacation acommodation. The secluded oceanview 3-bedroom villa with endless amenities and a private swimming pool is set on a cliff overlooking the ocean with Caribbean islands as its wraparound deck backdrop.

Warning: looking at this Web site may result in a Caribbean vacation villa booking!

Visit Villa Papillon at www.villapapillon.com

Extraordinary Doors Web site - design by Blue Cat Design

Extraordinary Doors

Fine Woodworking in California

Extraordinary Doors makes unique, handcrafted custom entry doors and interior doors, furniture, windows, mantels, and Shoji screens from hand using only the highest quality materials and exacting techniques developed over twenty years of woodworking.

This unique California business needed a creative site that was...extraordinary.

Visit Extraordinary Doors at www.extraordinarydoors.com

Vector Concepts Web site - Website design by Blue Cat Design

Vector Concepts

Vector Concepts Inc. is a unique boutique call centre operation specializing in executive-level, outbound, business to business sales lead qualification services.

Their site needed to reflect the custom nature of their services, so we produced a site with custom illustrations created inhouse at Blue Cat Design. The site's two custom animations and three custom illustrations, plus mouse-over javascript buttons give it a distinctive look and help emphasize Vector Concepts key differences.

Vector Concepts contracted Blue Cat Design to design and produce their first-ever site.

Contented Pet Beds Web site design

ContentedPets.com
Dog & Cat Beds

Make your pet happy! Online store where you can choose from a large selection of comfy cat and dog beds in a wide range of patterns and colors - even heated pet beds. The perfect spot for Christmas pet shopping.

Author Wade Rowland Web site - design by Blue Cat Design

Author Wade Rowland

Official Web site of bestselling author

Ranked among Canada's leading literary journalists, Wade Rowland has written more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from television journalism, organized crime and international environmental law to his current concerns, which include communications technology, the philosophy of science and the sources of human values.

This author's site has features that compliment and enhance the author's latest books, the critically-acclaimed "Galileo's Mistake" (published 2003) and "Ockham's Razor" (published 1999): reviews, events and reading schedule, etc.

If you haven't yet read Ockham's Razor, you can start by reading the first chapter online at the Web site of this bestselling author.

Visit the Web site of author Wade Rowland

Industry Canada Web site - design by Blue Cat Design

Industry Canada

Solutions for Advanced Manufacturing

We are pleased to have been awarded a contract from Industry Canada to design the visual theme for their new site promoting Canada's advanced manufacturing sector. We created a custom collage masthead titlebar which representative industry images as a visual icon for the site. The titlebar, together with custom subtitle graphic bars carry the visual look throughout every page of the site. We are pleased to have worked with Mike Breen of Industry Canada, and Xist Information Services & Technology of Ottawa on this project.

Big3 Employee Vehicles - design by Blue Cat Design

Big3 Employee Vehicles Ltd.

This online advertising service helps employees of GM, Ford and Chrysler "pre-sell" their new employee vehicles immediately after purchase or lease.

The highly-interactive Web site was a creative and technical challenge because of its high level of interactivity. It is powered by our proprietary AutoBase DM engine; about 85% of the site is generated on-the-fly through dynamic page generation from its custom database. We created custom adminstrative program tools to make it easy for the client to manage and revise the database and site content.

American Federal Recruiters Web site by Blue Cat Design

American Federal Recruiters

American Federal Recruiters, based in Dallas, Texas, specializes in the placement of top junior officers and military professionals with America's top "Fortune 500" companies. The Web site we designed and produced for them features a 3-D animation, custom masthead titlebar and custom illustrative navigational icons in a frames layout. It also includes an extensive, interactive online resume application.

Georgeo's Collection, California Web site by Blue Cat Design

Georgeo's Collection, California

Georgeo's Collection has galleries in Laguna Beach and La Jolla, southern California, which display the finest in handcrafted art glass. Georgeo's Collection represents over 160 leading American glass artists in addition to European masters. Their site, designed and produced by Blue Cat Design, includes an animated titlebar and was designed to dramatically showcase their unique glass art. Prospective customers can set up an appointment for a live video-conference meeting from the store and have chosen items displayed to them on their computer in real time.

Klohn-Crippen Consulting Engineers Web site by Blue Cat Design

Klohn-Crippen Consulting Engineers

Klohn-Crippen, based in Vancouver, is one of Canada's leading engineering consulting firms and offer geotechnical, hydrotechnical, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering services. Over the past 45 years, they have been involved in more than 14,000 projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

M&T Bank, Buffalo, New York Manufacturers and Traders Trust

M&T Bank

M&T Bank, a US bank with over 162 branches, contracted Blue Cat Design for creative and technical consulting during the planning and development stages of their corporate Internet project. The final version 300-page site which launched September 1997 was constructed by M&T inhouse IS staff.

In addition to consulting services, we also produced numerous custom graphics for the site including the opening home page photo-collage, animated masthead titlebar and animated ad banner.

InSite Consulting - Internet Consulting for business

InSite Consulting

InSite Consulting offers Internet consulting for small to medium sized businesses within the Greater Toronto area, with an emphasis on complete planning strategies. To create InSite's online identity, Blue Cat Design produced their site with custom navigational icons and a masthead titlebar that were incorporated into the layout on all pages for consistent corporate branding. We produced this site with a "frames" look but without frames to reach a broader audience.

Bus-safety web site design

Bus-Safety.com

Bus-Safety.com is a US-based consulting company that is dedicated to providing education, training, and consulting in the area of school bus safety.

Blue Cat Design was contracted to create their Web site, including logo design and animations. This is their first Web site; it launched August 1999.

South Ocean Resort Web site

Clarion Resorts

Bahama's premier resort destination

South Ocean Golf, Beach & Dive Resort, located on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, is a preferred destination for discerning travellers due to its 18 hole championship golf course designed by Joe Lee, and Stuart Cove's state-of-the-art dive facility.

This resort, where films Jaws, Flipper, Cocoon and National Geographic were filmed, required a Web site befitting its legend.

Jamieson Vitamins Web site

Jamieson Vitamins

Canada's largest vitamin manufacturer

C. E. Jamieson Ltd., established in 1922, is Canada's largest manufacturer of vitamins and healthcare products. When the company decided to go online in 1997, they contracted Blue Cat Design to develop an online marketing strategy for Jamieson Vitamins and to produce a e-commerce-enabled site.

The site features three different Web-based versions of their television commercials. The Web animations we produced for the Jamieson Vitamins Web site are automatically randomly alternated by a custom CGI script written by our inhouse programmer. More about the Jamieson Vitamins website.

Visit the home page of the Market at eagle.ca, an Internet shopping mall representing business in Cobourg, Port Hope, Peterborough, Oshawa Ontario

The Market at eagle.ca

The assignment was to create a concept and design for a new on-line Web shopping mall and business directory. The challenge was to create a site unique enough to stand out among the increasing number of cybermalls. Our online research of over 40 Web malls revealled that few had an inviting design that encouraged browsing.

We designed the Market at eagle.ca with a warm, small-town feel to encourage visitors to relax and stroll the site. Response to the site design has been overwhelmingly positive and indicates that Blue Cat Design has hit the right note.

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More Web sites designed and produced by Blue Cat Design:

  • EVOC the image - California manufacturer of leading edge spa beauty products
  • Off Campus Waterloo - Waterloo student apartments near University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • All Canadian Jazz Festival - site of the annual Port Hope Jazz Festival.
  • Timminco Ltd - an international leader in the production and marketing of specialty non-ferrous metal products.
  • Optimal Performance Consultants - an ergonomics and disability management consulting firm.
  • HangUps - site and online store of leading manufacturer of ergonomic furniture.
  • Island Dialysis - offers luxurious resort accommodation with dialysis care in the Caribbean.
  • Lakeland, an industrial multi-trade service company offering turn-key installations.
  • Cat Nappers - the world's most popular cat bed.
  • SJS Productions - sales effective systems by best-selling author Steven J. Swartz
  • Canada/U.S.A. Businesswomen's Trade Summit. The official site for the trade summit held in Toronto in May 1999.
  • AP Mail Management & Consulting Services - Sydney, Australia.
  • Norpak Handling - designs complete conveying systems for material handling needs.
  • Shipyard Plantation Villa Rental - Hilton Head Island vacation condo rental.
  • Fair Oaks Skin Care - cosmetic dermatology services in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Speedball Art Products - making quality art products since 1899, North Carolina.
  • U.S. Information Search - conducts information searches online.
  • Stubbs Petroleum - Texas petroleum distributor.
  • Sierra Foods, Inc. - Fresh Lemons - Grower and marketer of fresh lemons.
  • Historic Plaster Conservation Services. HPCS is a leader in conservation techniques for historic plaster in architecturally significant buildings.
  • Cottage in the City - Toronto bed and breakfast.
  • Kemerer Group (KGI) - a firm specializing in performance improvement solutions and corporate performance management
  • Casa Rosa - retail store selling Mexican pottery and crafts.




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