Our Work

Why work with us?

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Who We've Worked With

Phil Farina
Phil Farina Author

Phil Farina Author

Phil Farina has been able to turn his love of writing into a career. Phil connects with his audience through his book series and travel blog. You can explore his published work or more personal pieces on his website. As technology disrupts print media, he turned to us to reach a wider audience.

What we did

  • Website Design, Build, & Hosting
  • Brand Identity
  • Copywriting
  • eCommerce

The Problem

Phil started his website with us but needed a site update to highlight his latest book launch coming to his store. He also needed some more descriptions of his work and digital marketing banners. Increasing his copy on each page could help readers to find his series.

As design began, we ran into instances where Phil’s content needed to be updated or created to match this update. Some pages would need a lot of work to represent Phil’s updated direction for his website.

The Solution

The fresh design to go with Phil’s series of books was the ultimate goal. We revisited what he liked and disliked about his site and his inspirations. We also looked at competing author websites both regionally and nationally/internationally to make competitive recommendations. Our team compiled components that Phil had selected and some that offered a fresh look and feel.

After taking all the inspirations and previous site notes into account, we started the design work for the new launch. We designed and built marketing banners, book graphics, carousels, icons, and a new blog section. These changes significantly impacted the website’s appearance and operation, and Phil was thrilled to launch with the updated design.

The fresh design will also be featured across PortoSpire’s social media presence and highlighted in our recent work on the website. Besides a slight SEO boost, we write and post about our collective successes to celebrate what can be achieved together. This is intended to help bring awareness to his webpage and add another branch as we build and grow together.

Reflecting - The Outcome

Phil Farina gets a fresh site that he loves, that matches the theme of his work, and adds value to his growing community. Improving his marketing content, images, and blog section was the bulk of our work but offered an opportunity to try new approaches to get his message out. After passing our built and tested design to Phil for approval, he was thrilled and submitted no additional notes, and so the design was brought to life on his site.

Phil Farina Author

Color & Typography

Phil Farina Author

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Hufnagle Insurance Group

Hufnagle Insurance Group (HIG) is an insurance agency that specializes in health, life, and medicare insurance in Ohio (OH). The group has insured clients from over 26 carriers and has served their community for years helping to protect their customer’s lives, homes, autos, and businesses. Owner Catherine “Cat” Hufnagle, often referred to in the local community as “The Risk Eliminator”, has built her brand around risk mitigation and emergency preparedness.

What we did

  • Website Design, Build, & Hosting
  • Brand Identity
  • SEO Strategy

The Problem

Cat began expanding her business' reach into digital channels with a planned website and started encountering some serious challenges and issues along the way. Their website was being built within a WordPress installation by a local company that had come highly recommended. None of their online efforts thus far had resulted in direct quote conversions.

As the work on building the new design and content was underway, the original domain expired and was purchased by someone else. After the new purchase the site had been replaced to provide viruses and other malicious content to visitors. Additionally, the new WordPress installation was compromised and had itself begun to serve malicious content even after moving to a new domain. These series of challenges had damaged the brand’s reputation and they didn’t know how to begin repairing their online presence.

The Solution

Open forum interviews were used to capture and portray the voice and image of the Hufnagle Insurance Group (HIG). This process helps us to ask the right questions by collaboratively bringing in multiple voices and experiences.

As the design process can take some back and forth, this method helped us to get on the same page more quickly from design to development. Through research and interviews with Cat, we were able to bring her brand's voice to life through the website, illustrating their collective expertise to help bring peace of mind to the community they serve.

Reflecting - The Outcome

After partnering with PortoSpire for 2 years Hufnagle Insurance Group has observed a great increase of website visitor conversions and generated quotes for insurance coverage that can be directly attributed to the new site and online branding. After working through the discovery process to identify vision, themes, and target segmentation focus; the HIG brand now communicates a stronger cohesive story across all marketing channels. Cat mentioned that after working with some marketing assistance provided through State Auto she received the feedback that they all “Love the new brand story and ease of use with the new site”.

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Color & Typography

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Headline, subheads, & body

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