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Two new websites have been launched focusing on two different photography businesses. The CLAYHAUS PHOTOGRAPHY site offers fine-art landscapes and travel images and is positioned to replace my existing, old, non-shopping cart-enabled, static HTML photo website. PERFECT LIGHT STUDIOS is a new business partnership with a friend and fellow photographer focused on portraits, events, and wedding photography. Both sites feature slideshows, dynamic galleries, shopping carts, and full order-to-print capabilities.
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Clayhaus.net is Jeff Clay.
Trained as a chemist, I spent 11 years working for Chevron in the Bay Area before my wife, Bonnie, and I decided that a move to the moutians and deserts of Utah was in order. Settling in Salt Lake City in 1994, Bonnie began a long career working as a Nurse Practitioner at Primary Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, I re-aligned my career by signing on with a small pharmaceutical start-up called Anesta. Initially working again as a chemist, I completed my transition to Information Technology (IT) and assumed the responsibility for all tactical and strategic computer-related needs.
Anesta was acquired by Cephalon, an up-and-coming east-coast pharma company. As Director of IT I saw much personal and professional growth, developing both my department and acting as project manager for several global initiatives. Cephalon downsized and re-organized my position to HQ, the Philadelphia area. Since moving to the east coast was not in our cards, March of 2008 Cephalon and I parted ways and I began a most interesting phase of my life: Clayhaus.net.
In the late '90's my interest in photography was re-kindled with a trip to Ireland. Setting up a website I began showing my work to friends and family. Over time this grew into a small business and with Cephalon's "freeing of my time" I have been able to put more time and effort into what has become Clayhaus Photography. I now regularly exhibit and sell images at festivals and online.
But there is another side to my business life and that is Clayhaus Consulting. In this guise I have taken on IT project management and business analyst roles for a number of corporations ranging from medical device to non-profit organizations. In these roles I have lead or assisted with projects as diverse as laboratory systems implementation and web strategies.