Retromatic Studios (formerly Dragon’s Blood Web Productions), was created in 1999. Using html and flash we created sites for many clients across a broad spectrum. From artists to businesses we did it all. Over time we began focusing more on the artists side of development and how to best showcase the music. With the recent demise of flash based web content due to browsers slowly foregoing support for the platform we have taken to the WordPress format which is HTML5 friendly and allows for many of the same features as flash without the bulkiness of flash itself. All site design is specifically tailored to your needs based on what you tell us.
Meet The Crew
Blake Carpenter is a singer/songwriter/producer, a video editor and sound designer and yes a web and graphic designer too.
Blake has been a musician almost as long as he has been alive. He started singing when he was just 4 years old, started playing piano at the age of 7 and picked up the guitar at by the time he was 12. Since then he has written, recorded and added his musical abilities and production talents to a multitude of projects including the critically acclaimed Corvus Stone and Coalition as well as his own internationally renowned band The Minstrel’s Ghost.
In 1999 Blake began designing websites for local businesses just because he enjoyed creating things with html and flash. This of course aided in creating websites for all his own musical projects and over time he expanded his knowledge and was soon designing websites in .php and .ASP. But The Times They Are A-Changin‘ as Dylan said and flash has all but gone away and simple html websites with some php or ASP code are but childs play.
The future is here and WordPress is in the top drawer of the web developers tool box. With a multitude of themes and plugins and the knowledge of how to customize any WordPress application a web designer like Blake can take you to a new level of stardom in this great cyber world.
Blake has been developing and designing WordPress web sites since 2008 and has a great number of clients from musicians, festivals and radio stations to full online communities with member pages and more. Find all his clients here.
“I aim to please. I love designing and I love being given the opportunity to express more than just my musical art with the rest of the world. I have a saying, DREAM THINGS TRUE, it is the name of the first Minstrel’s Ghost album but it is a sentiment I hold true to my heart. If you can dream it I can make it come true but you have to take me on board and let me come along for the ride to the end of your dream.”