Les Getchell | portfolio


A pivotal policy-shaping legislative report (8.6Mb PDF) that I wrote in 1980. We were harbingers of the pending high-tech wave. Especially proud of the committee’s highly co-operative bipartisanship. The report was signed by all of the committee members. All 14 recommendations were adopted by the state.


Postcard (1.8Mb PDF) for a November 2007 concert. Created the copy and layout. Mailed 25,000.

Web …

AlbertAlfonso.com maintenance (design by Deborah Brower)
Best bodhrán maker in the world. (Since 1995, I play his drums exclusively.) And one of the best players of the instrument.

BalmoralSchool.org re-design/organization/content/maintenance
Home of the Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming.

BigShotRecording.com maintenance
Audio recording services by musician/composer/engineer Henry Shapiro.

DavidShelow.com design/organization/maintenance
Blue-ribbon Irish/Scottish/American roots solo (and ensemble) guitarist and instructor.

FrugalMac.com design/organization/content/maintenance
Free, inexpensive and best-value resources for Mac OS X.

JohnChernoff.com design/organization/content/maintenance
Renown ethnomusicologist and percussionist, specializing in the music of Ghana.

Getchell.info design/organization/content/maintenance
A site tracing the emigration of the Gatchell/Getchell family from England to Ireland and North America.

HenryShapiro.com maintenance
A superb jazz and klezmer guitarist and film-score composer.

Hooley.info design/organization/content/maintenance
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Irish traditional music supergroup.

JeanMarcChatellier.com design/organization/content (upkeep by client; link is to original design)
A fantastic French bakery in Millvale, Pennsylvania.

Music-Tree.com minor re-design/organization/content/maintenance
A performing artist agency representing some of the best traditional musicians in the US.

PeterBKing.com design/organization/content/maintenance
A great writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And an excellent guitarist/vocalist/songwriter.

PeterKingMusic.com design/organization/content (upkeep by client)
An excellent guitarist/vocalist/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And a great writer.

Píobaire.org design/organization/content/maintenance
A new trio featuring an eleven-time world champion piper, a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, and the world’s least-known bodhrán master.

SambaPittsburgh.com design/organization/content/maintenance (defunct site)
A samba percussion ensemble in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

WilkinAudio.com design/organization/content
A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania audio recording studio in demand with acoustic musicians.

WorldMusicSeries.com design/organization/content
A world music concert site that featured Boys of the Lough.

See Web design philosophy

Other experience …
Legislative analyst, political organizer, public relations and advertising copywriter and photographer, Web and print designer, performing arts manager, marketing consultant, musician, concert and festival promoter, performing artist representative, sound reinforcement engineer, commercial real estate agent, law clerk, and college radio host and engineer.

Boards: Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann, Pittsburgh branch, co-founder; Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, board member and programming committee chair; East End Food Coop Credit Union, co-founder and board member; Americans for Democratic Action, Michigan branch, treasurer; Bay City, Michigan, US Bicentennial Town Hall, co-chair with mayor; Michigan Young Democrats, board member; US Steelworkers local for Bay City, Michigan bus drivers, founder and first president; Bay City Jaycees, external vice president, internal vice president; high school and college student government.

Expert with Macintosh computers since 1984, PCs before that.

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