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PIXIES: A Visual History, Volume I


Shipping Summer 2014

Exciting news! After many years of working with the Pixies, I am working on a brand new project with them.  Called PIXIES: A Visual History, this 2-volume hardcover will span the complete history of the band, from the 80’s to present day. To get the project funded, I am turning to Kickstarter to release the limited edition of the books, but if all goes well there will be a trade edition released sometime next year.  My good friend and long time collaborator, Aaron Tanner of Melodic Virtue, is providing the design.

East Island Aviation Site Refresh

We are proud to announce that we have been working on revising and refreshing East Island Aviation’s site at! We have a great history of working with East Island, providing IT Solutions and Web Design & Development needs to them and their clients and associates. This new site adds a new level of functionality, some speed enhancements, and greater control and usability. The new site will be fully launched in March of 2013.

The Martinis

Music collaboration between Joey Santiago of the Pixies, and his wife Linda. This is an oldy but goody, developed with Ray Dolber and VP Holleran. For 2004, this site was great. Custom coded with a proprietary CMS tool. Flash-animated background image (the scene from daytime to nighttime, and the sign eventually lights up.).

Work Song Incorporated

Work Song Incorporated

Another project with long-time collaborator Aaron Tanner, Work Song, Inc. is musician and producer Joe Henry’s record label. Joe’s worked with an amazing and diverse group of musicians, and we highly recommend all of his projects. Custom coded with a proprietary CMS tool.

East Island Aviation

East Island Aviation Services

East Island Aviation Services

Another project I partnered with Aaron Tanner on. This site is for an Aviation construction company located in Long Island, NY. Custom coded with a proprietary CMS tool.

Surfer Rosa – The Official PIXIES Message Board

Surfer Rosa - The Official PIXIES Message Board

Surfer Rosa – The Official PIXIES Message Board

One of the best things about the Pixies website, and what brought quite a bit of traffic to the site, was the message board. When we launched the new site, we did not have an easy solution to add the board back to the site, so the answer was to just create a new site for the message board.  I registered back in 2003, and didn’t do anything with it, so it seemed fitting to use it for this. Built on the Invision Power Board platform.

Frank Carollo & Company, P.C.

Frank Carollo & Company, P.C.

We partnered with Aaron Tanner of Melodic Virtue for this one. This is the website for Frank Carollo & Company, P.C., an accounting firm located in Huntington, NY. Custom coded with a proprietary CMS tool.


The PIXIES Official

I created the original version of this site in 2003, along with Ray Dolber and VP Holleran. Since then it’s gone through a major design change, and added a lot of functionality.  Take a look. Built in WordPress with extensive plugin use. Original site was custom coded with a proprietary CMS tool.

New Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center website.

Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center

My colleague Clara Miller and I are proud to announce the launch of the NEW Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center website. We spent a lot of time and effort on this site, which is for a local, non-profit movie theater located in Patchogue, NY.  If you have time, go check out the site, and head on down and catch a film as well! Built on WordPress with extensive use of plugins.

Welcome to the new!

Launching a new! With all the projects and things I take on, I felt it was time for a new website to showcase it all. Stay tuned for more news and updates.


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