A NEW WEBSITE, A GREAT EXPERIENCE


Welcome to our newly designed website and blog!

KR+H's Paul Reidt and I wholeheartedly agreed that our first blog post would be a story about the experience of developing KR+H's new website - an experience that mirrors what we love about working with our customers. It's an experience that offers discovery, creativity, and collaboration with talented and thoughtful people.

KELSH WILSON DESIGN: A BRIEF HISTORY

Let's briefly step back 11 years or so. I remember well the evening my daughter, Emily, brought home a brochure from Hamilton College and showed it to her dad.

Just at the time Emily was searching for a college, we were searching for a design firm to create a new brochure for KR+H.

The college brochure Emily brought home was by Kelsh Wilson Design.

A COLLEGE BROCHURE?

While a brochure for a college might not seem to have much in common with a brochure for a design+build cabinetmaking shop, we saw the connection. We saw that Kelsh Wilson Design's print and web projects for schools really touched on the experience of place.

Upon meeting, we soon realized we'd be working with great people who could creatively and honestly capture the experience of working with KR+H.

Our brochure - our frist project with Kelsh Wilson Design. They gave us more than we expected! Designer: Lisa Winward / Project Leader: Fred Wilson / Writer: Mike Butler / Photographers: Nick Kelsh and Steve Rosenthal.

Our brochure - our frist project with Kelsh Wilson Design. They gave us more than we expected! Designer: Lisa Winward / Project Leader: Fred Wilson / Writer: Mike Butler / Photographers: Nick Kelsh and Steve Rosenthal.

REFLECTING THE EXPERIENCE

Eleven years have passed with a great line-up of small and large projects with Kelsh Wilson Design, including our recently retired website.

A page from KR+H's first website with Kelsh Wilson Design. Still beautiful!

A page from KR+H's first website with Kelsh Wilson Design. Still beautiful!

Working with Mindy, Lisa, Mike, and Fred delivered (as always!) a memorable experience...one filled with fun, discovery, engaging conversations, ideas that wowed us - along with masterful organization, flexibility, and reliability.

A big thank you and hug to these amazingly talented, supportive people: writer Mike Butler, designer Lisa Winward, account director Mindy Wissmann. And also many thanks to Fred Wilson!

A big thank you and hug to these amazingly talented, supportive people: writer Mike Butler, designer Lisa Winward, account director Mindy Wissmann. And also many thanks to Fred Wilson!

KEN KOTCH PHOTOGRAPHER

Our new found delight with this web project was working with photographer Ken Kotch. Ken's images of individual KR+H people go beyond photo ids, they capture the person. His group photos capture the spriit of the people meeting. Ken also gave us great images of our shop! His interpersonal style and skill as a photographer made the experience and the resulting photographs a great delight for us. Thank you, Ken!

Ken Kotch shooting at KR+H for our website.

Ken Kotch shooting at KR+H for our website.

As with every great project, there is a looking back and seeing all the work that made it happen, the challenges faced, and the synchronistic (lucky!) moments. It brings forth a heartfelt sense of gratitude for everyone's participation; and that's mixed with not only a bit of sadness knowing this adventure is over, but also the sweet excitement of looking forward to our next collaboration!