About Trapp Interactive

Hello! I'm Marcus Trapp, a freelance web developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. Since 1996, I've been developing websites for large companies, small organizations, and creative visionaries alike. I strive to build visually-engaging, easy-to-use websites that are accessible on any device. The ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, and Statamic frameworks are my tools of choice; These versatile platforms allow for completely-tailored, easily-updated websites.

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Toppers Franchising

Toppers Pizza wanted to attract like-minded people to get involved in their passion-based pizza empire. Their main pitch takes the form of a meticulously designed single, multi-section page featuring videos, photography, stories, and stats. Through the content management system, the company can keep key content up-to-date.

Built on WordPress. Design by Hiebing. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit toppersfranchise.com

Madison Children's Museum

The Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning destination for fun family activities and hands-on learning. Their website allows the museum staff to completely manage the site's content, events, ticket offerings, and special features.

Built on WordPress. Design by KW2. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit madisonchildrensmuseum.org

The Portable MacDowell

The MacDowell Colony, the nation's leading artist colony, wanted to promote its artists' work on the web, particularly on mobile devices. The Portable MacDowell is a fully device responsive showcase of art and information, including a map of MacDowell art and events near you.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Reason Interactive. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit portablemacdowell.org

Making Pictures of People

FlakPhoto, Swink design studio, Trapp Interactive, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art collaborated to bring this one-of-a-kind digital portrait exhibit to life in a traditional art gallery. Designed and developed primarily for the gallery's large format touchscreens, the piece aimed to entice and intrigue visitors, while not distracting from the photos and interviews. The exhibit also lives on the web, in a slightly-adapted version of the kiosk interface.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Produced by FlakPhoto. Design by Swink. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Read More about the Exhibition Visit the Online Exhibition

Madison Audubon Society

The Madison Audubon Society is a community-focused organization dedicated to habitat protection, conservation education, and environmental advocacy. Their website provides plenty of information and serves as a place for its members to share and collaborate. Members can keep track of upcoming field trips, share images of their recent bird sightings, and discuss issues in the forums.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Cricket Design Works. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit madisonaudubon.org

Rally Design Group

The Rally Group is an integrated design agency based in Seattle, Dallas, and Portland. The site is a lightweight, single-page portfolio site which the Rally crew can frequently update and expand.

Built on Craft CMS. Design by Rally. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit rallygroup.com

Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler is the Eau Claire, Wisconsin based author of Shotgun Lovesongs. The site was built to be easy-to-maintain, with a design to reflect Nick's midwestern sensibilities.

Built on Craft CMS. Design by Cricket Design Works. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit nickolasbutler.com

Nonsek Machine

The Nonsek "Remix Machine" allows users to select art from a number of different graphic designers to shuffle, modify, and share as they like. While the concept is simple, the application offers plenty of depth, both in terms of the options in design playground, as well as the account-based and e-commerce functionality.

Design and backend development by Brand P. Frontend development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit nonsek.com

People's Food Co-op

The People's Food Co-op is a community-owned grocery store and education center with locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. With ever-changing content such as daily specials, class schedules, available products, and community news, various members throughout the organization are given the particular access they need to keep the site vital and up to date.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Logo by shu shu design. Site design and development by Trapp Interactive.

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Ben Sidran

Ben Sidran is a prolific career musician; His site dutifully documents his past and present activities, as well as forecasting his next moves. The site manages this voluminous amount of images, audio, video, and text by not only by categories and cross-references, but via a interactive timeline that stretches back to 1962.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Planet Propaganda. Development by Marcus Trapp.

Read More about the Project Visit bensidran.com

Looking at the Land

A collaboration between FlakPhoto, Swink design studio, and myself, Looking at the Land is an online landscape photography exhibit originally sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design. Critical reception has been excellent, featured in American Photo Magazine, TIME LightBox, and the LA Times. The piece was built responsively, which ensures a quality photo viewing experience regardless of device.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Produced by FlakPhoto. Design by Swink. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Read More about the Exhibition Visit the Exhibition

Wisconsin Epic Users Group

The Wisconsin Epic Users Group connects thousands of the state's healthcare workers together to share best practices, lessons learned, and success stories. The WIEUG website provides some public-facing information along with an extensive membership-gated area. Administrators can easily post events, documents, and contacts.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design and development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit wieug.net

Manna Cafe & Bakery

The family owned and operated Manna Cafe & Bakery wanted a redesigned website that could also be easily updated and viewed on mobile devices. The new site presents their from-scratch bakery offerings, various menus and specials, and their warm personality over the web. The Cafe's owners and staff update menus, specials, and all other site content as needed.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design and development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit mannacafe.com

American Players Theatre

The American Players Theatre is an institution of professional classic theatre located the wooded hills of Spring Green, Wisconsin. The site serves as a portal into the organization's history and past productions, as well as a resource for planning, researching, and purchasing tickets for upcoming productions.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Planet Propaganda. Development by Marcus Trapp.

Visit americanplayers.org

Filene Institute

The Filene Institute is member-based organization that researches issues facing today's credit unions. The site is home to a vast amount of reports and research findings, which members are able to rate, recommend, and save for later. Members are also able to submit their own reports, as well as their critiques on current ones. Administrators are able to manage and track the research reports, blog posts, and all other content.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Swink. Development by Trapp Interactive.

Visit filene.org

FlakPhoto

FlakPhoto is an online photography channel that presents the work of artists, curators, bookmakers and photo organizations to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. In addition to being a hub for its online community, the site also features thousands of curated photos, as well as articles, interviews, and video pieces exploring contemporary photography. The system allows publisher Andy Adams to make all of his frequent photo and article updates.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design and development by Trapp Interactive.

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Planet Propaganda

Planet Propaganda is an award-winning design firm based in Madison, Wisconsin known for their work on passion-based brands. This media-rich website features large visuals, animated transitions, and simple interfaces. Despite its unconventional structure, all content is easily managed via ExpressionEngine.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Planet Propaganda. Development by Marcus Trapp.

Read More about the Project Visit planetpropaganda.com

Duluth Trading Company

The Duluth Trading Company has been providing tools and wears to Midwestern tradesmen for years, originally through mail order catalogs. Their current website was designed and developed to both better convey their brand and to make online ordering easier.

Design by Planet Propaganda. Backend development by Acumium. Frontend development by Marcus Trapp.

Visit duluthtrading.com

Organic Counts Calculator

Organic Valley, the Wisconsin-based cooperative of organic farmers, wanted an interactive way to emphasize a consumer's individual affect on the the environment by the products they choose. The interface is rich with illustrations, animations, and text containing a wealth of information on how organic foods help sustain the environment.

Design and backend development by Planet Propaganda. Frontend development by Marcus Trapp.

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Baird Engineering

Baird, a shoreline engineering company, was looking for a way to organize and present their numerous case studies on the web. Though photos, diagrams, and animations, each one of their projects can be studied and experienced. The site is fully content managed, allowing them to add or edit projects as needed, as well as offer their content in three languages.

Built on ExpressionEngine. Design by Planet Propaganda. Development by Marcus Trapp.

Visit baird.com
About Trapp Interactive
Toppers Franchising
Madison Children's Museum
The Portable MacDowell
Making Pictures of People
Madison Audubon Society
Rally Design Group
Nickolas Butler
Nonsek Machine
People's Food Co-op
Ben Sidran
Looking at the Land
Wisconsin Epic Users Group
Manna Cafe & Bakery
American Players Theatre
Filene Institute
FlakPhoto
Planet Propaganda
Duluth Trading Company
Organic Counts Calculator
Baird Engineering