Rose Corrick of Art of Cloth

It has been several years in the percolator, but today the new Art of Cloth website was launched and we couldn’t be more proud and excited to present it to the world…the woman behind the curtain was Melanie McGee, owner and web designer-extraordinaire of imageNation Web Experts, www.imageNation.co.  From the first meeting it was like a strike of lightning

Melanie came in to the Art of Cloth studio and seemed to fit in instantly.  She experienced what we do, and who we are and started to ask about why we do it.  Very quickly it was clear, that she understood  Art of Cloth was not only a company producing hand-dyed clothing, but a group of women, whose hearts and spirits are part of every garment we produce.  We discussed a broad vision, for all that a web site that would reflect us, would need to be.  And shortly after signing on the dotted line, she began to make that vision a reality.

Melanie brought in a friend and collaborator of hers, Shara Foldi of Unity Design, to help manage the project’s initial layout.  What followed were many days of collaborating on content, and of course, as artists, the details and look of each page.  How it all fits together and the flow of the site was also very important.  At each turn, Melanie would take in our desires, concerns and come back with several solutions… not hesitating to write programming just for us, in the about us section, that would be as creative and expressive an experience as wearing our clothing.

It has been a total pleasure to work with a professional who clearly combines the technical savvy needed to make the website clear, navigable and integrated, and who also has the creative talents to bring our vision to reality.  Having designed several different websites for Art of Cloth over the years, we have some history with which to compare the process.  So, it is  gratitude and joy that we thank our web designer and new friend, Melanie McGee, for the inspirational experience of shared vision and collaboration with stunning results. We look forward to sharing who we are, what we do and why we continue to do it as we grow and develop.  Welcome and enjoy!

[See full blog post at http://artofcloth.com]

Rose Corrick, President, and Valda Kelers, Studio Director,
Art of Cloth

Within the 1st month that our site was up our monthly order volume quadrupled. I could kiss you!

John Prisel,
CyberGraphic Designs

Mel of imageNation Web Experts has a creativity and expertise that produces solutions. There has not been anything we have requested in the realm of programming and web development that she has not been able to create.

Becky Reed,
Sandra Jones and Co. / Securing New Ground
Garsett Larosse of Ecotopia and WebAssistant.com

With a rare mix of creativity and coding skills, Mel McGee of imageNation Web Experts has all it takes to manage and implement fun to use software solutions that benefit your bottom line. Versatile, visionary, inspiring and always full of life. Mel McGee is one smart cookie!

Garsett Larosse,
Mike Substelney

I studied computer science with Melanie. She was always the top of the class and has continued to excel in the fields of digital technology, business, and human psychology. I know her to be a very hard worker and a very fast learner. To this day I frequently consult Melanie’s in-depth expertise in computers and psychology. This summer I hope to work with her on a program to help inspire young women to get into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

Mike Substelny,
Lorain County Community College

Melanie is a participant-observer with a wonderful sense of humor that balances her deep sensitivities to others and to her own processes while in contact and engagement with both individuals and systems. Her spirit is contagious and her adept dimensions of impression management provide her with a unique vantage point from which to discern and assess motives, dynamics and gifts in others. Our work together often found us collaboratively assessing which intrapersonal motes we might be carrying that encumbered either ourselves or the processes in which we were engaged. It was intensely growthful engaging Melanie in these and other dialogues.

Harold Massey,
Angela Hassenpflug

Melanie is a super creative, fast thinking designer with great technological knowledge. Her ability to listen to the client’s ideas and translating them into action is outstanding. Great work!

Angela Hassenpflug,
Gestalt Your Life
Esther Gates of Embodied Wisdom esthergates.com

Melanie is a wonderful web designer! She is collaborative, creative and knows her subject. Her background in gestalt theory and practice helped me to create a web site that portrays who I am and what my work is about. I look forward to working with Melanie in the future.

Esther Gates,
Embodied Wisdom at EstherGates.com