Pup Portrait Studio
Print & Web Design
Judy Thompson and I met a few years ago during our dog training classes at the Lucky Dog Company in Naples, Florida. She shared with me that she wanted a website to promote her new business Pup Portrait Studio: Watercolors and Photography by Judy Thompson, and I shared with her that I wanted to start designing websites. We’re both educators, we both love our dogs and enjoy training them, and we both find joy in being creative. I call it serendipity! I’m grateful she asked me to build her first website, which was my second site.
I built my first website from scratch in 2009, almost seven years before working with Judy. By the time Judy asked me to build her site, I was rusty and wanted to simplify the web design process. We researched site-builder templates and hosting companies, and we chose a template service based on their customer reviews and affordable hosting packages.
Since then Judy asked me to create for her Pup Portrait Studio business (images are above):
a black and white print advertisement for Top Notch Toys magazine, a print and online magazine for toy dog lovers;
a color catalog print advertisement for a recent Papillon Dog Show and business cards specifically for the Show;
two sets of business cards; and
stationery that she uses to promote her business.
Judy and I recently collaborated again on her new website and business cards for Judy Thompson: Watercolor Addict. She’s added several business ventures to her repertoire and wants to promote her other watercolor and photography passions through her new site. Take a look at our new, creative collaborations via my project page Watercolor Addict.
The Boston Terrier – Ellie – featured in Judy’s work is my beautiful, cherished scoobie. Ellie is my Earth angel and supervisor of all my design work!
Versatility is my strength and passion.
Finally – My Next Chapter!
Welcome and thank you for visiting my web and digital design portfolio. I’m Beth (Beth A. Maxwell – BAM), and I’m glad you’re here!
Many great things have happened for me in the last several years. My dreams to become a graphic designer are now a reality. After almost 28 years as a public-school educator (two master’s degrees in education and 24 years in two school districts), I was blessed with the opportunity to become a full-time student. During my semi-retirement in Naples, Florida, I studied digital design software to enhance my skills and to transition to my next, professional chapter. Even more exciting – I’m looking forward to combining my journalism and communication skills from my first degree with my graphic design passion to help you promote your passions.
Please contact me when you’re ready to talk about a new website, your plans to revise your current site, graphic design ideas, or if you need help with using or understanding technology.
I’m looking forward to collaborating with you.