Back to Home page


Birchcraft Invitations

Message in a Bottle

Seed Packets

Services for Business


Your Shopping Cart

About Ordering

Contact Us



Cape Images: professional and business services




Experts at your service

Kathleen Beall Meyer
  President &
  Chief Designer

John Meyer
  Editor &
  Webmaster
Skills & experience
  Academic training in fine and commercial art and marketing, experience and proven skills in illustration and design.
Skills & experience
  Degree in journalism, deep experience in research and writing, all phases of editing, website design and programming.
Authors:  We specialize in book editing, page formatting and cover design. GO to details.

Design, writing, editing
and web programming
   Cape Images provides specialized technical, design, art and editing services for small to mid-sized clients nationwide.
   The skills that we have mastered through a series of challenging careers are available for customized business and communications projects. Writing, graphic arts, photo and text editing, traditional and digital art mediums, page and publication layout, website design, and interactive database applications for websites are among our areas of expertise.
   We offer fair rates, in proportion to the value and quality of our work, but also reflecting the low overhead burdens of a small family firm.

Regards,
Kate
Kate Meyer
and

John
John Meyer
 


For the latest details  about our editing and design services, please see our website, CapeFearPublishers.com. GO to information.


Website programming & databases
  About databases: Modern interactive websites use databases to securely and automatically manage information and interact with users. Uses include product inventories and online catalogues; creating and updating customer records; managing sales and customer service. Customer Relationship Management, or CRM, systems are built around databases.
  Our specialty is to create automated, interactive websites, or add interactive functions to existing websites.
  We work with Microsoft's SQL Server and Access database software, which is compatible with sites hosted on Microsoft IIS web servers. Site design and programming is done using Microsoft's Active Server Pages and ASP.NET platforms.

  Datebase design and management. We'll design and set up databases to drive interactive websites, as a sales management tool, to help track customer orders, and for many other business and administrative functions. We make these systems easy for non-specialists to operate through a "front-end" administrative control panel, which runs in out-of-the-box Microsoft Access software. This user-friendly front end links seamlessly with the "back-end" database server that runs the online website applications.

  Ad display management. Clients' advertisements sorted by business category. Option to sort ads by size. Locator maps help customers find advertisers' business location. Contact form lets customers send email to advertiser. Suspension feature permits one-click disabling of listing for delinquent clients.
  This index of display ads clicks through to individual ad listings.
  Go to example.

Click for larger view of administrative control panel   Client account management.
Secure administrative functions are managed on MS-Access (part of Microsoft's Office suite.) Clients can edit portions of their own listings through secure website forms. Clients can add or drop business categories. Bills are paid securely online. Optional function allows client financial data to be exported from QuickBooks accounting software to client's secure online admin page.
  This MS-Access form is used to manage a client's website listing.
  Go to example.
  Admin page gives clients links to account management tools.
  Go to example.
  As client edits online listing, master record updated instantly.
  Go to example.
  Business categories can be added or dropped online.
  Go to example.

  Customer registration. Sign up attendees for event. Let customers opt in for newsletters and marketing campaigns. Match customers to advertisers' specialties with category selections. Customer accounts are editable with secure online form.
  Form captures customer data, allows updates on return visits.
  Go to example.

  Customer forum. Comments are organized by topic and posting date. Registered customers can post and comment on others' postings. Users can create new categories. Optional client-reply feature gives merchants/advertisers ability to comment on customer postings.
  The forum is public, but postings require customers to register.
  Go to example.

  Customer planning tools. Event planning calendar; "my vendors" feature; appointment calendar; notes and comments function.
  Private planning feature encourages registration, repeat visits to site.
  Go to example.

Click to see automated online coupon feature   Coupon system. Clients can create online and printable coupons. Simple online form is accessible through secure client admin form. Expiration date feature automatically removes outdated offers. Optional URL directs customers to any web page. Redemption can be limited to members/registered customers, or open to general public.
  All offers are displayed here. System also sorts coupons by category.
  Go to example.

  Merchandise catalog Multiple indexing options; administrative interface; links to shopping cart.
  Catalog system is scalable, can manage thousands of products.
  Go to example.

  Ticket sales. Incorporates data capture; personalized tickets; guest ticket option.
  Sample of personalized tickets ready to print after purchase.
  Go to example.

 
Creative art, design and editing
  Copy writing and editing. Editing and rewrite services; research and analysis; marketing and training materials; page layout and design; publication design and editing.
  We can write informational, instructional or analytical material on assignment, or edit clients' rough drafts. You won't find higher standards anywhere for fact checking, copy editing and proofreading. Need copy prepared and formatted for publication? We'll do it accurately and on time. Page layout and design are a specialty.

  Publication design and editing. We'll create a single publication or help produce a continuing series. Catalogues, brochures, programs, newsletters, books and magazines.
  Civic club newsletter: writing, photo editing, layout and design.
  Go to example.
  Historic guide map brochure: maps, photo editing, layout and design.
  Go to example.

  Original artwork. Graphics, charts, maps and illustrations. We work in traditional and digital media. Painted portraits, landscapes, etc., from photographs. Original maps in Adobe Illustrator.
  This information graphic includes both bar and line graphs.
  Go to example.
  Detailed map suitable for online business locator or print use.
  Go to example.
  Samples of digital illustrations.
Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
  Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
  Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
  These are examples of various styles and techniques available using Adobe Illustrator software. Click thumbnail to see larger version of each image.
  Samples of traditional media: watercolor, pencil, pen and ink.
Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
  Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.
  Click for larger version of this illustration
  Go to example.

  Graphic design. Advertising design for print and web. Marketing materials including brochures, postcards, business cards, letterhead, price lists, catalogues, etc.
  These are web-resolution images of ads for print and online use.
Click for larger version of this advertisement
  Click for larger version of this advertisement
  Click for larger version of this advertisement
  Go to example.
    Go to example.
    Go to example.

  Website design or updates. We can create an original design for your site or update your existing design. Page creation and coding; page updates; graphics edited and updated; interactive programming is our specialty.
  We added functionality and updated content on an existing website:
  Go to example.

  Flash animations. These are useful on websites to provide step-by-step demonstrations or sales presentations. We can embed animations in web pages or set them up as stand-alone features.
  This is a how-to for customers using an online coupon system.
  Go to example.


Contact us
   Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
  By email
   images@capeimages.com
By telephone
   910.392.5228
  By mail
   Cape Fear Images, Inc.
   5621 Athens Lane
   Wilmington, NC 28405-3716


Full projects or 'modules'
   Do you need a totally new website created, with database programming, design and content management? Or just need to have a new feature or some additional pages added to an existing site? We can help you, either way, with a custom-designed solution, or a proven off-the-shelf module that can be quickly integrated with your existing systems.
   Is it time for a complete branding program, with a new logo design, fonts, colors and marketing materials? Or do you need an ad created using your existing branding scheme? Our artist will give you outstanding quality at affordable rates, whether your project is big or small, one-time or a continuing campaign.

  Customized solutions
   There are lots of systems out there that give non-specialists the ability to design attractive, functional websites, choosing from a library of page templates, font and color options. If that's sufficient for your needs, you probably don't need our services.
   But if you have a particular problem to solve, or specific ideas that can't be achieved "out of the box," we can help. Because we can do original programming, "under the hood," we can design online systems that precisely meet your objectives. Let us know what you're trying to accomplish and we'll recommend approaches to getting it done, on time and economically.

  Our skills and experience
   Our experts have a combined 70 years experience in both mass and niche media, art, writing, editing, production and programming. We are award-winners in our fields and always deliver outstanding work to our clients.
   With many years in corporate work, facing daily deadlines, we understand what big organizations need and how to work with teams. But we are also entrepreneurs, having operated small businesses serving both nationwide and local client bases. So whatever your enterprise's size and scope, we can work effectively with you.
   Need to know more? Give us a call!



Site last updated      Copyright 1998-2017, Cape Fear Images, Inc.