Prints & Products Available in the Shop

I am stoked to share that the website has expanded to include an online store!

Now you can purchase photography prints (framed and unframed) and some select branded merchandise in the online shop. There’ll be more products rolling out over the coming months, especially as I complete the work on the new social networking site.

I just added two versions of a poster (framed and unframed) made from a popular photo I took a year ago. The photo received a lot of attention on social media and has been used in several advertising campaigns. It’s a monochromatic photo of Barnegat Light House, or “Miss Barnegat Light,” located in on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

You’ll also find a branded water bottle (which people are always asking me about on my Instagram) and—soon!—a branded hoodie (which usually goes out to new clients) (and more prints) as well. Keep an eye on Instagram for when those products drop.

I really am excited. This site has always mostly been an informative and educational resource for clients interested in retaining me for my creative design work and it’s time I do more with it. Don’t you think? I just haven’t had the bandwidth, until recently.

This wasn’t an easy journey, I have to admit. It’s been months of intensive research and planning into the what’s and how’s of nuance elements to make “this eCommerce thing” happen. But, I have to say, my new friends at Printful made it super easy. I have been eager to work with them for years, however, their tech and customer experience team surpassed any and all expectations I had for setup and implementation a breeze.

I chose to go with on-demand manufacturing and fulfillment (aka “drop-shipping”) (for as many of the products that I can) to ensure I wouldn’t be one of the billions of people/brands overproducing products and straining our already inundated ecosystem and infrastructures. This may add a margin of time to the traditional processing and delivery windows, however, I know my customers and clients share in my commitment to doing business ethically. So, I know it will work.

two devices displaying the new homepage and EM&A toolbox

Refreshed and Reset

Welcome back, finally!

I am so excited and proud of this new and evolving iteration of that I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to it and to the new-found Why that's governing my work.

Clients, everything that you have come to love about my site, like the Toolbox and other functionality, is still here (in the same places) but with a cleaner look.

A cleaner, lighter interface accentuates the added functionality of the Toolbox, offering a direct point-of-contact to Eric Michael and access to the collaboration tools that keep our partnerships thriving. Check it out now.

I have spent the better part of the last three months pecking away, page by page and post by post, to migrate my digital presence. This included reviewing, restructuring, and reorganizing every page and article on the site while rebranding and repositioning several service items and all of my social media channels.

An all new Portfolio page features revised case studies, the latest digital properties, and more still to come.

The goal was really a simple one: I wanted singular digital and social destinations to share my work, as it relates to both my creative and individualized personal and professional development offerings.

I've come to find design deliverables—like brand assets and custom Shopify, WordPress, and Squarespace digital properties—to be just a fraction of the work I do.

The real intention I have for my work, the thing that I breathe into all that I do and hope to leave behind, is a stronger and more sustainable culture. Through a guided approach to consciously redefining what it means to be in creative collaboration, we collectively strengthen the connection to the work and deepen the meaning in the work.

Keep checking back: There’s a lot more coming from new creative service listings to helpful self-serve functionality and a new personal and professional development hub that’s sure to deepen our connection. Don’t worry, I’ll announce and lay it all out here.

Is there something, a particular aspect of my work or supporting feature, you'd like to see integrated into the website? Drop us a note and let's unpack all feedback and suggestions and maybe you'll see it here shortly.

(Re)Introducing the 'Managed Digital' Suite

One thing I know for sure is that creativity, innovation, and powerful performance cannot simply be left to their own devices. Not in an ever-changing digital landscape like the world wide web, anyway. You’ll come to learn, soon enough, nothing here is evergreen.

Success online requires the same things as success anywhere else: skillful and intentional management, regular and recurring maintenance, and (for most) a trusted collaborator who can help you chart and stay the course.

Sites must be designed and/or developed by Eric Michael and his team of associates to qualify for coverage under the Managed Digital umbrella suite. Or, check out our Site Adoption options.

The Shopify, WordPress, and Squarespace platforms have been my personal sandbox for nearly fifteen years and, in all that time, I’ve never known one operating system, theme, or ancillary software to not require regular assistance or support. WordPress especially.

I’ve taken all I’ve experienced in supporting brands in managing their presence online, all of the data and statistics spanning management and maintenance tasks, content creation, and more to introduce a new service suite into my practice: Managed Digital.

Common Space from EM&A Managed Digital works to streamline registration, management, and maintenance efforts for small- to medium-sized brands on WordPress and Squarespace.

Recurring management and maintenance services are nothing new for creative agencies and independent collaborators, like myself. While I don’t, some designers and developers require recurring service agreements for upwards of one, three, or even five years after your digital property launches. And more often than not, you’ll be thankful that you’ve locked yourself into one—anything can happen. (There are a myriad of reasons why I don’t require them but we can get into that later.)

I’ve served as registrar, host, manager, and maintenance support for clients over and over (and over) again throughout my career, however, Managed Digital is still a first-of-its-kind offering for me in many ways.

Managed Digital is the most concentrated-yet-robust service suite I may have ever incorporated into my practice:

The entire suite is á la carte, allowing clients to pick and choose the service coverage that may (or may not) serve their brand, online shop, and ancillary needs best. And snackable pricing means we’re even more in line with our core values of guiding our work through intention. You’ll never pay for tasks or services you don’t need.

The best part? I’ve incorporated the earlier ‘Park’ + ‘Prime’ + ‘Power’ suite and other offerings (for large-scale organizations) into Managed Digital as well. So, it’s more or less a one-stop-shop for all that comes next—and everything after.

an iPad featuring content from the "Park + Prime + Powered" section of the Managed Digital pitch deck
What should really be titled "convenience and control and freedom," our coveted Park + Prime + Power suite supports larger organizations in the registration, hosting, and ongoing management and maintenance of their WordPress digital property.

Managed Digital offerings are available now, including WordPress and Squarespace Common Space, recurring maintenance and management packages, and more. Book a conversation to learn more or inquire about how Eric Michael can support your digital property.