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Site Launch: Celebrating Mariela Borello’s New Site

20 January, 2021

We organized an actual physical-space launch of Mariela Borello’s Online Retrospective site, just before the Covid lock-down hit Montréal. She invited fellow artists, friends and family to her studio for the event. We set up a video projector and Don Goodes gave everyone a tour of the site. There were snacks. It was super fun.

This was our first site launch and I hope to do it again in the future. One of our programmers, Brandon from CreativeDot, even came to the event. A project like this can last a long time with all the stages from gathering and organizing the works to the production of the site. It’s a lot of screen time. So, it was great to signal the end of the process in actual physical space!

We invite you to check out the site and send any feedback that you might have. We are always into knowing how to get better at what we do.

You could also look at this case-study video where Mariela and I sit down at the screen and go through the site, talking about the process and outcome.

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Client Feedback

I love your attention to detail, be it in the design, the images, editing text, improving on my writing. Your background in writing is an extra asset to your service. You were very professional in the whole process. You take the whole of the client's needs into consideration and that is what makes your service unique. You care, and it shows in the creation of a beautiful product. I felt you went beyond what was needed to make the site spectacular.

Mariela Borello, Montréal artist

I have so appreciated working with Don at AOPA to create my website. His knowledge of navigation on various screen sizes, his understanding of clients' needs, combined with his attention to detail and endless patience makes working with Don such a pleasure. My online presence has enabled my work to be professionally presented to gallerists and clients alike, which in turn has resulted in exhibition invitations and exposure in print, and has got my work out to a much larger audience . I trust Dons judgement, appreciate his professionalism and I have and do highly recommend collaborating with him on any project.

Jennifer Small, Montréal artist

I am very pleased with my site, its appearance and functionality. I was also happy that you showed me how to do some of the work myself so I can do the updating. You aren’t some young hotshot so I felt like I would be less likely to be judged for my ineptitude with all things computer-related. I am particularly pleased that people continue to be able to find it. I know that is something you put a lot of work into.

Sarah Stevenson, Montréal sculptor