Project: Artrageus1

Artrageus1 is a collective of artists, writers and musicians. The retail gallery and online store exhibits art that makes sense, art that makes fun and art that tells a story.

Project overview

Artrageus1 approached me with a vision to design and build a brand and website as unique and nuanced as its arts collective. While the website design is infused with whimsy, the backend is comprised of an elaborate e-commerce system that depends upon online membership subscriptions for access.

Other artifacts include a ten foot sign, business cards, rack card and posters.


  • Handcrafted animation
  • Branding & Design
  • Development
  • E-commerce, membership site

The animation

Artrageus1 home page animation

I built the animation with decoupage techniques that conflates pop art culture with vintage lithographs and paintings to foster wonder, surprise and a splash of humor.

Responsive, mobile friendly design

Artrageus1 Three Views
Our Members Web

My approach to the build

Simplify memberships with automated subscriptions
Since the gallery offers a generous commission to artists on sales, I devised a method to simplify operational costs by automating subscriptions. Once an artist is juried into the collective, the are provided a link to sign up for a subscription. This annual membership is tied to their access to collective documents and the e-commerce portion of the site. It allows the new member to add, upload and edit their products. Furthermore, when their subscription ends, they are prompted to renew through successive emails. If they do not, their products are unpublished and they can no longer make sales online.
Our Members Web
Reduce overhead
I created a managers dashboard page accessible with special permissions so they can oversee member documents, products, and subscriptions. They can also update text throughout the website with inline editing tools. Finally, managers can view online sales and pay the collective members with integrated reporting tools that utlize Paypal payment features.
Artrageus1 Product Page

Product Page

Artrageus1 Member Page

Member Page

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