New York based comic artist and professional illustrator Mark Texeira’s client list is lengthy and impressive. From his stellar work in the comics field on characters such as Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Sabretooth, Punisher, Vampirella, Black Panther and Moon Knight. Additionally, his work with such properties as Remo Williams, Buckaroo Banzai and Public Enemy had established an extensive fan base.
In September of 2003, Integrated Web Solutions was approached by Mark and his representative, Sal Abbinanti to provide a complete overhaul of Texeira’s existing web site as well as provide a substantial tie-in to the industry’s leading comic book artists’ site, comicbookpros.com. "I had had a web site for a number of years but it was somewhat flat and out of date. There were quite a few things I wanted to do and new pieces that I wanted to show off. By working with Comic Book Pros and Integrated Web Solutions, I knew I was working with two entities that had already had success working with and promoting professional illustrators," said Mark Texeira.
IWS began by establishing a completely new design geared to take advantage of and emphasize Mark’s style of artwork. Larger images were added and better image compression was used. A new navigational style was added and many new features such as a the ability to purchase books and prints by Texeira, a news and events section, and a new set of pages presenting artwork for sale.
"We saw the impact immediately and I’ve already had a number of commission inquiries in just a few short months. We’ve also had a number of art directors looking over Mark’s online portfolio and contacting him for upcoming projects." said Sal Abbinanti, Mark’s artist representative.
"WOW! I was jazzed when I first saw and it’s really inspired me. I’m getting a huge response, great feedback and most importantly, hundreds of new site visitors."
The redesign was launched in October of 2003. MarkTexeira.com has received nearly 25,000 visitors within it's first year - almost four times the site traffic he had received in the prior year.