Website Rehab: World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

This year, I worked with Nicasio Design and World Affairs Council of Hilton Head to migrate their website from Wordpress to the Wild Apricot platform. WA is a membership management system that includes modules for tracking members, accepting payments, scheduling events and registrations, selling merchandise, and more. Their motto is “escape from Excel Hell” — good advice for anyone who is trying to keep track of 1000+ active members in a growing and active organization.

View the new site at:

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head - website

Brand New Brass Lassie - website & print

Laura MacKenzie’s new project Brass Lassie is an amazing new band with a unique line-up:

Laura plays wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, pipes, vocals; with fiddles, piano, oboe, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, trombone, bass trombone, percussion and bass.

Together, they offer a spirited new take on the Celtic tradition, combining tunes, songs & style (traditional & new) with dazzling modern horn lines, featuring fiddles, flutes, concertina, smallpipes, vocals, step dance,
a top-notch rhythm section and a powerful 4-piece brass section in smart, joyous arrangements. 

This year we’ve launched a new website and designed a number of collateral pieces, including postcards, postcards, and business cards. Logo Design is by Doug Bratland.


Brass Lassie CD Release Party Poster

Site renovation: Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

The site for Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) was beginning to show signs of wear and tear. While information was readily available, and the site was well maintained, it was critically lacking in responsive design and the appearance was dated. 

Dakota Street Design migrated all content to a template-based site on The clean, bright color scheme and larger formatted graphics offer a much needed contemporary flair to the organization.

Visit: to tour this wonderful organization's festivals and events. And, if you're so inclined - join MBOTMA to become involved in great bluegrass & old-time music.