Christopher Parkening has extended his contract with Christopher Weaver through the end of 2016 for parkening.com, the official website for the world’s preeminent virtuoso of the classical guitar. Mr. Parkening now teaches as Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair of the Guitar Department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The News feature offers updates of activity including periodic lectures, special events, as well as Facebook announcements.
Referred by a mutual friend, WPG co-owner, Jim Blazer, commissioned me in November 2013 to help come up with a new design for this successful financial firm. The previous design had a dated look and some dynamic elements were broken. The contract was signed in January and the site published September 2014, a complete redesign comprising animation, a blog, and a weekly newsletter.
Featured under the Insights menu, WPG’s “Weekly Market Commentary” is a weekly financial accounting of what is happening in the world of finance. WPG has agreed to an ongoing maintenance contract that includes Commentary publishing production and Events on an as needed basis.
On April 2013, classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening has commissioned me to revise his existing website with a new look and feel. The finished site, parkening.com, completed in WordPress at end of September 2014. This legacy website is the product of months of collaborative work and design improvements. The distinctive guitar logo and branding was created by designers at Pepperdine University.
Special thanks to Sharon Devol, Parkening’s personal secretary, and Dave Thomas, of Arioso Classics, his longtime friend, for their support in documenting the legacy of a man who has become a national classical music treasure.