Imagine. Design. Code.
A tiny web design studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan founded by award-winning, freelance web designer and developer Gerard Konars.
I have over a decade of experience providing web solutions to individuals and companies of all sizes and I'm a Human Factors Institute Certified Usability Analyst. I approach each project with an artist's eye to design web sites that work, some even win best of industry design awards.
I've designed and helped develop various web sites and web applications and UI designs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, crafted CD-ROM's for DaimlerChrysler, a Flash-based interactive kiosk for Toyota, UI designs for ANXeBusiness, custom themed WordPress solutions for Waves of Change and Weber's Inn, and much more for clients big and small.
I'm smart. I'm adaptable. I get the job done. What can I do for you? Let's talk (734)926-8611.
Automatyk specializes in custom web design and web development with standards, and LAMP technologies, graphical user interface design and user interface, user experience consulting. I use iRise Studio for rapid prototyping, Flash for animation, WordPress for blogs andweb sites requiring a content management system (CMS), and several other technologies. It's not the technology that matters though, it's getting your message out to potential clients. I strive to make my websites attractive, intuitive and informative for people and search engine (SEO) friendly for Google.
WEBER'S INN BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
One of the best hotels, restaurants and meeting locations in Southeast Michigan, Weber's Inn, hired Automatyk to design and develop their new website. The challenge was to present the many unique facets of this business while maintaining a cohesive modern look in keeping with a modern boutique hotel aesthetic.
This WordPress site beautifully showcases the property and ties in many modern web features including social media integration, rss feeds, a blog, online reservations, openTable integration for restaurant reservations and more. Visit webersinn.com
BRIDAL AND FORMAL, INC.
The biggest bridal salon in the country, Bridal and Formal, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio hired Automatyk again to update its website while keeping the look and feel of the site I designed and built for them years ago. With the main visual aesthetic intact but updated for a more modern and clean look, I set out to create a much more functional and user friendly site.Visit bridalandformalinc.com.
Ingenex Digital Marketing hired us to design the look and feel for InforumMichigan.org.
"One of the largest and most prestigious business forums in the nation. Inforum seeks to strengthen Michigan?s business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed."
Ingenex Digital Marketing hired us to design the logo and build the Illume Software site in a matter of a few days so the client could capitalize on the national media attention they were getting for their flagship product iZup.
SALINE LECTRONICS WEBSITE
This printed circuit board manufacturing company hired AUTOMATYK for a complete web site update. The Lectronics web site offers a wealth of information in an engaging manner. Strategic use of Flash animation enhances the user experience. Working with Pure Visibility, Inc. on search engine optimization, I developed a web site that has drastically improved business for this Michigan manufacturer.
WAVES OF CHANGE PARTNERSHIP WEBSITE
This Organizational Development consulting firm hired AUTOMATYK for a complete web site overhaul. I updated their image and provided a web site that focuses their message, is easy to navigate and showcases their wealth of knowledge and experience. Waves of Change also features a custom themed Wordpress blog as part of their communication effort.
AMERICAN AQUA WEBSITE
As a subcontractor to DesignHub, I designed and developed a striking new site for American Aqua of Saline, MI.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR
DesignHub a creative services and marketing firm contracted me to build a new online hub for the historic First Congregational Church and its congregation. Working from their site plan I designed and programmed fccannarbor.org
SPACE CREATORS WEBSITE
Space Creators provides organizing, junk removal and handyman services. Fair Street Creators, Inc. hired AUTOMATYK to create an online brand for their new venture. We developed a website that makes this new small business look and feel like a veteran player. Our use of large images and taglines such as "No space for the car? Call us we'll help." and "Know exactly where 'it' is. Exactly." brings the Space Creators message across effectively.
It's wonderful to be recognized for your work. It affirms your toil and encourages you to move forward. Here are a few industry awards that I've received:
AUTOMATYK RECEIVES THREE 2008 SILVER ADDY AWARDS
We have been recognized again for our contributions to three Chrysler press kits designed, produced, and directed by DesignHub. I used Flash to develop the interactive CD-ROM components.
AUTOMATYK RECEIVES TWO 2007 SILVER ADDY AWARDS
We have received two Silver Addy Awards for our part in developing two press kits for Chrysler. We developed the interactive CD-ROM component for the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 and the 2007 Chrysler Aspen Press Kits. The press kits were designed and produced by DesignHub.
2005 ADDY AWARD- SILVER CITATION WINNER
Scandia Down Kansas City Web Site
Interactive Media: Web Sites, Consumer HTML.
Scandia Down Kansas City, a luxury home goods retailer needed a complete web site overhaul. I designed and built an elegant scalable web site that showcases their luxury goods.
2004 WEBAWARD WINNER
Bridal and Formal, Inc. - Best Small Business Web Site
Outstanding Achievement in Web Site Development
"Many web sites win awards, but few awards recognize the individual achievement behind the creation of today's top sites. That is the goal of the WebAward Competition - to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective web sites on the Net today." - webaward.org
2004 ADDY AWARD - SILVER CITATION WINNER
ANN ARBOR AD CLUB WEBSITE
For Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Ad Club or Marketing Club
The Ann Arbor Ad Club needed a web site that reflected their fun and eclectic membership base. The site had become a vital part of the clubs marketing effort and a great resource for its members. This was a fun project for a great group of people.
Fine Art & Creative Pursuits
This electronic music was composed using Propellerhead Reason software as part of Redbull Music Labs - Ann Arbor 2004. The first track starts very quietly... just keep listening.
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Whether you are starting from scratch, want to redesign your site or just need web site maintenance. I'm looking forward to the conversation.
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