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Photo: Produced by Spring Studios for White House Black Market

Liz Teich has been a wardrobe stylist for about a decade and with about 17 years in the industry from working at the clothing line Chaiken, as well as an art director for advertising clients such as Maybelline. She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Advertising Design, where she had to not only concept but also execute the ads for her portfolio. She also studied fashion design at RISD for a summer, in addition to taking both fashion and advertising classes in high school. It was a natural transition to take her knowledge of how both the fashion and advertising industries operate and apply it to styling for her clients.

Q&A with Liz Teich

Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?
LT: Fresh. Timeless. Clean.

Photo: Leonard Greco for Alex and Ani

Q: How often do you typically update your website?
LT: Usually as soon as I receive new images I try to upload them to the site. The new recent format change on liveBooks allowed me to revamp and redesign my site on my own for the first time in years and fairly quickly.

Photo: Jennifer Robbins for Improper Bostonian

Q: How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?
LT: They’re usually my newest, most favorite and most representative images from each category of my work.

Q: What is your favorite new feature of liveBooks8?
LT: The new features that allow me to easily design and change typefaces/layouts and even add a logo make it so easy to design the site how I want it.

Photo: Jill Greenberg for Pilot Pens

Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?
LT: For someone in the photo industry, it’s really all about the images, so make them the heroes and the rest, especially logos, should be secondary. As my design professors always engrained in us, remember “K.I.S.S.” (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Photo: David Salafia for Reebok

Website of the Week

CORE

CORE Landscape is a boutique landscape architecture and implementation design firm located in Atlanta, GA. They take pride in creating well-thought-out design solutions for exterior spaces ranging from small gardens to large commercial sites. They started in 2004 as a design only firm and evolved over the years to include full design-build services. Their design style tends to trend towards simple materials choices and bold landscape design.

Q&A with CORE Landscape

Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?

CORE: Clean, simple and minimal.


Q: How often do you typically update your website?

CORE: We try to update every time we have a new project that we’re excited to showcase, I’d say every month or two at a minimum.


Q: How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?

CORE: We look for dynamic photos that work well with the other projects featured and showcase our designs.


Q: What is your favorite new feature of liveBooks8?

CORE: I really liked the simplified template choice to start and then the ease in modifying it to look like it’s our own.

Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?

CORE: Take it slowly and get the template and design right to start with and then adding to and updating the site is actually fun and rewarding!

Website of the Week

jimvasquezphotography

Jim Vasquez been a photographer for over 30 years.  He was a commercial photographer for 10 of those 30 years, but left due to some disillusionment and burnout.  He was a master B&W printer, and continues to have a great passion for B&W.  He quit printing years ago due to lower back issues from standing in front of an enlarger for hours on end, so needed to look elsewhere.  The new digital age has reawakened his love for doing music photography, especially portraits! To see more of his work, visit his liveBooks website: http://jimvasquezphotography.com

Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?

JV: Simple, Visual, Graphic.
jimvasquezphotography

Q: How often do you typically update your website?

JV: Constantly.  I like to find out what is working for me visually.  I am always taking new images so I want to keep updating on a constant basis to keep interest in my work.

jimvasquezphotography

Q: How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?

JV: I went with a single photo that really says what I am all about.  There are different views about a single image vs a collage.  A single image should make a statement about your work and encourage the visitor to look further, “come on in”.   A collage can be overload and appear busy.  I struggle with this idea of keeping things simple and talk to art directors for their opinion.  We live in an instant gratification age.

jimvasquezphotography

Q: What is your favorite new feature of liveBooks8?

JV:  There are so many that it is hard to pick one.  I like being able to individualize my site with customization on fonts, backgrounds, and colors.

jimvasquezphotography

Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?

JV: Show the work that defines you.  In my early days I tried to cover all the bases and it just didn’t work.  I am now doing what I love and I hope people see that in my work.

jimvasquezphotography

November 2nd, 2017

Upgrade Your liveBooks Website & Win

Posted by liveBooks

Claim your HTML5 liveBooks website to be entered to win a special discount!

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Have you heard? All major browsers are no longer supporting Flash websites. We want to make sure your clients can load your website, so we’ve got you covered (with a few prizes!).

Claim your HTML5 liveBooks website here by November 30th to be entered to win a special discount on hosting! There will be 3 winners, selected at random in December. You could win:

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And the best part? Entering is easy!

All you have to do is submit your email at migration.livebooks.com to sign up and have a member of our Support Team contact you. Then, activate your HTML5 liveBooks website to be entered.

Good luck!

See Official Rules for more details.

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