cgk.ink is a fashion, decor & accessory store.

It’s also where I experiment with new technologies before rolling them out on my clients’ sites.

I research, write, and create new online experiences, so this site is both an ecommerce lab and a fully functioning retail site.

Forward!

We can do this LA. 

I moved here over 10 years ago. It was a very different LA then. It certainly had a ton of problems, but nothing on the scale that we are faced with today.

I’ve created some designs that might enable, empower and energize our community.

Let’s create the New Los Angeles.

what’s INSPIRING US NOW >

some EXPERIMENTS IN: >

CUSTOM JOURNALS

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  “Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” — Martina Navratilova  Writing is, perhaps, one of humanity's highest achievements. Collecting your thoughts, emotions; your...

Porn + Food = Ecommerce

“A real inflection point for online shopping as we know it today could be traced to around 2017. By the end of the prior year, many Americans were “starting to shop online as often as [they] take out the trash”; according to the Pew Research Center, eight in 10 Americans used a computer or phone to buy something online that year – as opposed to the just 22% who did so in 2000.”

COVID-19: Further Impacts Ecommerce

U.S. retailers’ online year-over-year (YoY) revenue growth is up 68% as of mid-April, surpassing an earlier peak of 49% in early January.
There’s been a 129% year-over-year growth in U.S. & Canadian e-commerce orders as of April 21 and an impressive 146% growth in all online retail orders.
Online conversion rates increased 8.8% in February, reflecting a level of shopping urgency typically seen during Cyber Mondays, according to QuantumMetric.

the TRAVEL JOURNALS

TRAVEL INSPIRES I truly believe that we become better human beings by traveling. And I know that you do, too. Think back on your life. The smell of a new place, the unexpected, delightful, experiences. The touch that a foreign tongue has on your ear. It's phenomenal....

Fast Destruct Fashion

I've written quite a bit about fast fashion. That's apparel produced in weeks, shipped, and sold before the season even begins. It's what we count on at Zara, H&M, Target, Walmart. It is simple, inexpensive but high in quantity (not quality) and it makes a ton of...

U.S. Ecommerce Up 92.7%

U.S. e-commerce sales jumped by 92.7% in May, according to a new SpendingPulse report from Mastercard. In April and May, consumers spent more than $53 billion via e-commerce in the U.S. Mastercard's research also found that hardware sales and furniture sales...

DESIGN

I usually hate "best of" lists. But this one, 40 Amazing Ecommerce Websites (via Oberlo) is a good example of what happens when you stop using templates and get very, very creative.

COVID-19’s Impact on Global Networks

An awesome, comprehensive, and detailed look at how COVID-19 has impacted global networks. Lots to think about and how we might prepare for future catastrophes. TL;DR To understand how the internet is performing with the changes in internet use brought on by the...

DON’T BE A DICK: ADA Compliance

Ecommerce ignores those with disabilities. We tend to think that all of our visitors have perfect eyesight and perfectly capable limbs and ears that work as expected.Obviously, it's not true. According to the World Bank: One billion people, or 15% of the world’s...

Curate or Die

We're cultural slobs. Our propensity for swallowing, huge, shit-loads of pop crap is astounding. Yes, please, I would like some promo for a shitty movie with my McDonald's meal. We don't think twice about what we consume. Or how we behave... O, the list goes on....

DESIGN

I usually hate "best of" lists. But this one, 40 Amazing Ecommerce Websites (via Oberlo) is a good example of what happens when you stop using templates and get very, very creative.

New Payment Options

Online payment methods have seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years. The standard, PayPal, has dominated the ecommerce payment market for years (1999 to be exact). It is, by far, the most widely used payment service.But there are several competing...

Color Theory

It’s a basic knowledge that goes a long way. That beautiful blue flower you see in the garden in real life is going to look very, very different when it is rendered in CMYK on a t-shirt. There are literally thousands of apps that assist in mitigating this difference (or manipulating it all together). 

the LIBRARY >

A large part of what I do as an ecommerce developer is read. And then read more. Tech’s progress can be mind-bending, so it’s important to not only stay current but to put that info into context.

CUSTOM JOURNALS

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  “Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” — Martina Navratilova  Writing is, perhaps, one of humanity's highest achievements. Collecting your thoughts, emotions; your...

Porn + Food = Ecommerce

“A real inflection point for online shopping as we know it today could be traced to around 2017. By the end of the prior year, many Americans were “starting to shop online as often as [they] take out the trash”; according to the Pew Research Center, eight in 10 Americans used a computer or phone to buy something online that year – as opposed to the just 22% who did so in 2000.”

COVID-19: Further Impacts Ecommerce

U.S. retailers’ online year-over-year (YoY) revenue growth is up 68% as of mid-April, surpassing an earlier peak of 49% in early January.
There’s been a 129% year-over-year growth in U.S. & Canadian e-commerce orders as of April 21 and an impressive 146% growth in all online retail orders.
Online conversion rates increased 8.8% in February, reflecting a level of shopping urgency typically seen during Cyber Mondays, according to QuantumMetric.

the TRAVEL JOURNALS

TRAVEL INSPIRES I truly believe that we become better human beings by traveling. And I know that you do, too. Think back on your life. The smell of a new place, the unexpected, delightful, experiences. The touch that a foreign tongue has on your ear. It's phenomenal....

Fast Destruct Fashion

I've written quite a bit about fast fashion. That's apparel produced in weeks, shipped, and sold before the season even begins. It's what we count on at Zara, H&M, Target, Walmart. It is simple, inexpensive but high in quantity (not quality) and it makes a ton of...

U.S. Ecommerce Up 92.7%

U.S. e-commerce sales jumped by 92.7% in May, according to a new SpendingPulse report from Mastercard. In April and May, consumers spent more than $53 billion via e-commerce in the U.S. Mastercard's research also found that hardware sales and furniture sales...

DESIGN

I usually hate "best of" lists. But this one, 40 Amazing Ecommerce Websites (via Oberlo) is a good example of what happens when you stop using templates and get very, very creative.

COVID-19’s Impact on Global Networks

An awesome, comprehensive, and detailed look at how COVID-19 has impacted global networks. Lots to think about and how we might prepare for future catastrophes. TL;DR To understand how the internet is performing with the changes in internet use brought on by the...

DON’T BE A DICK: ADA Compliance

Ecommerce ignores those with disabilities. We tend to think that all of our visitors have perfect eyesight and perfectly capable limbs and ears that work as expected.Obviously, it's not true. According to the World Bank: One billion people, or 15% of the world’s...

Curate or Die

We're cultural slobs. Our propensity for swallowing, huge, shit-loads of pop crap is astounding. Yes, please, I would like some promo for a shitty movie with my McDonald's meal. We don't think twice about what we consume. Or how we behave... O, the list goes on....

the CONTACT >

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