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Client Success Story: Antique Resources

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The Antique Resources Story

With an 18,000 square foot showroom in the heart of Chicago, Antique Resources is one of our area’s best kept secrets. Originally established in 1964, this Chicagoland institution specializes in fine European antiques, with unique pieces dating as far back as the early 17th century. 

Antique Resources is led by Mr. Richard M Weisz, whose goal is to continue to make antiques available to everyone - and to encourage future generations to remember their past as they enjoy their present.

Our Mission 

Antique Resources needed a modern website with seamless eCommerce functionality, to help collectors and designers from around the world browse and shop through their extensive and one-of-a-kind collection. 

Our goal was to develop a website for Antique Resources that would support eCommerce functionality, while also helping them grow brand awareness

This was a two-step project. First, Geek Chicago led the development of an updated style guide to serve the creation of the website, as well as all of the client’s future marketing efforts. This branding refresh included a new logo, plus a revised color palette, typography guidelines, patterns, and additional visual elements.

Building on this revamped style guide, our design and development team hand-crafted a professional, user-friendly website with: 

  • Improved eCommerce functionality to display and sell store inventory
  • User-friendly search capabilities
  • Seamless payment processing integration
  • Robust multimedia elements, including video and photo galleries
  • SEO-friendly construction for mobile and desktop browsers

Success

Here’s Maribel, of the Antique Resources team:

“I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your exceptional work and for launching the site to the second… We are excited about the online business and could not have done it without you. You will always be considered part of the Antique Resources family and when we are ready to add new bells and whistles hope you can help us again.

We are so happy with the results and the amazing work that the team did.”

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).