It’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer, snow is starting to melt, the Sox are wrapping up spring training, and the Boston Marathon banners are beginning to line the streets as runners train for the fast-approaching Patriot’s Day race.
These are all signs around Boston that the worst of the winter is over (hopefully), and that spring and all of the happiness and productivity it brings each year is right around the corner. This is true for myself as well. Although we’re still facing the occasional snow flake and morning frost, we’re getting closer to the most wonderful time of the year (that’s right, I said it).
Saying I’ve had a busy past few months would be an understatement. I’ve been helping two clothing companies wrap on the finishing touches to their new websites, both due to launch by April 1st. I’m within days of completing the SierraPulse rebranding and website overhaul (another story for another day…), I’ve been training on Heartbreak Hill for the 118th Boston Marathon, which is now in just four short weeks. And somehow, in the middle of all of that, I found the time to design and launch a new personal portfolio site at collinmatthews.com!
The old site I had was nice, but lacked the design and polish I was hoping to achieve in my personal brand when I launched the new logo last September. I needed to have something up for marketing and SEO purposes, as well as to be able to post help content and presentation slides from various events I’ve taken part in. But it wasn’t really ever quite right. Until now.
With the upcoming launch of the new SierraPulse website (check back here soon for more info), I’ve made the decision that all of my development and design work will be taking place under the new SierraPulse brand (you’ll see why next week!), and I’ll be phasing out my freelance projects over the next few months. Fear not though! You’ll still be getting the same great services and support, and more, for the same affordable project and hourly rates as always. The move to doing all work under SierraPulse will help accomplish two things:
- I’ll be able to better keep track of projects using the great agency infrastructure that’s in place at SierraPulse already
- Clients will have access to the revolutionary SierraPulse Project Camp, which is a robust project management app built using WordPress Custom Post Types, to track every aspect of their project in realtime. I mean every aspect. Proposals, negotiations, tasks, milestones, live staging previews, support tickets, invoices and online payments, knowledge base and FAQ articles, and even the coolest project launch approval form the world has ever seen! Yup. All of that.
I’m excited to start this transition, and would love to hear your feedback on the new SierraPulse in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in starting a project together, don’t hesitate to reach out! I’d love to hear from you, and welcome you as one of the first clients under the new SierraPulse brand!