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City Of Crooks

About This Project

A local San Diego band called ‘The City of Crooks’ approached our company with a few ideas for a website they wanted to create. They were looking for a blogging platform to keep their fans updated on current events, show times, ticket prices, and other info that was at the time only being delivered by several different social media accounts. So we came up with a much more organized approach. Instead of building a basic blog, we implemented an entire “Upcoming Shows” module where the band could input all the show info, including location and ticket prices in one, easily accessible place. Fans could now arrive at the site, buy tickets, and get directions all from their smart phones. We implemented another module where the band could put out their latest single, and fans could listen to it right on the homepage. After everything was complete, we programmed the site to be responsive, so it would look beautiful on any device it was viewed on. This is extremely important to todays standards, as a vast majority of users view their site on mobile devices. Easy mobile navigation and quick loading times are a must. Before the site was launched, we implemented a host of SEO tweaks and installed our custom caching solution to make the site friendly in all search engines, and easy for anyone to find on the net. We created a logo based off of their band name, and set them up with a banner they could take to their shows. And because they were located in the same area as Creative Colossal’s Creative Director, Michael, we headed out to one of their shows to get some professional photos for their marketing and personal use. Overall the project was really fun, and we got to listen to some crazy guitar solos in the process.


“Our band feels extremely fortunate to have worked with Michael Dishmon as we launched City of Crooks to the world in summer of 2014. As a new band starting out, with few resources at our disposal, Michael’s skills provided our band a comprehensive media package to start our band’s growth off on the fast track. He assembled a clever website that with smart devices and that we could easily operate on our own. Michael’s artistic vision also gave birth to our logo, which will help shape our identity within our musical scene. We cannot express how grateful we are to Michael and how crucial he was in building a digital foundation for City of Crooks. We recommend working with Michael Dishmon and this band will continue to work with Michael as our band grows.”
-Sebastian, Lead Singer

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20 November

Photography, Print, Web Design