Welcome to studiowhat.

What?

We'll explain why what in a minute. But first, here's what's what. We are artists turned designers turned teachers turned artists doing design and some teaching. Studiowhat is where we work, perched on a sometimes sunny hillside between Kingston and Indianola, Washington, across the Puget Sound from Seattle. What do we do? We work and play with our drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, graphic design, web design and whatnot.




Now, if you want to know why what? Scroll to the next panel »

whywhat?

There is a story, of course. It goes like this.

I am a painter, a painter of certain ambiguity. More precisely, rigorous ambiguity. This kind of painting leaves me at a loss for a tag-line and we all know we need tag-lines. How else would anyone know what we do? So Linn, my wife, helped me out coining the brilliantly open phrase painter of what. So...tag-line assigned, the studio could be nothing other than studiowhat.

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  And... design for the web from studiowhat is of course, whatwebdesign »



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Web where-with-all with what

We design strong, flexible and interesting sites that can be self-maintained. After struggling to have our people remember how to update their own sites with Joomla and Drupal, we have moved almost exclusively to using WordPress. Somethings are easier to teach than others.

  • Example: Bainbridge Art Museum
  • bainbridgeartmuseum This new museum on Bainbridge Island is due to open in 2012
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  • Example: Bay Hay and Feed
  • Bay Hay and Feed This fun site to design and build is for a wonderful store Bainbridge Island. If you haven't been...
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  • Example: COPLAN & Company
  • COPLAN & Company Coplan combines project and IT management while helping an organization manage the resulting change.
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  • Example: Friends of the Farms
  • friendsofthefarmsThis is a non-prof organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the small farms on Bainbridge Island
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  • Example: After The Flush
  • afttheflushthumbRolf Eriksen, a well known builder and designer on Orcas Island, built a small plant to turn raw septage into grade compost and pure water. He needed a fun, informative and easily maintained site.
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  • Example: Bainbridge Community Woodshop
  • bicwthumbWe designed this site and logo for this community organization with a woodworker feel and easy updating by the members.
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  • Example: Grizzly Bear Outreach Project
  • gbopthumbGBOP needed a new site and identity to reflect their expanded mission of large carnivore protection through education and outreach.
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  • Example: Hyla Middle School
  • hylathumbThe existing Hyla site was well designed but dated. This new WordPress powered site is now alive and easily modified.
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  • Example: EarCandyArts
  • earcandythumbEar Candy Arts. This is a redesign. This time it is powered by WordPress to include a blog and allow for easy management of content.
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  • Example: Wild Futures
  • wildfuturesthumbWildFutures is a site designed and built for Sharon Negri. She offers consulting, books and DVDs to advance predator conservation and management.
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  • Example: Liminal Somatics
  • liminalthumbThis site and logo was designed for Liminal Somatics using Joomla.We later ported it to WordPress to make it easier to update.
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whatup

Upstairs at studiowhat, is the Painter of What.

If we tried to explain, we would have to change the name... and then what a shame it would be to have to hunt for another suitable tag-line.

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See more paintings and drawings at gregmacdonald.com

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Wander down the stairs and behold the work of Linn DeNesti. Pottery, earrings, sculpture and graphic design.

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