Cody Schatzle, Hudson Valley & New York Graphic & Web Designer

I'm Cody Schatzle. I design websites, logos, and print collateral in the New York Hudson Valley (New Paltz), and I run Query Creative.


New Paltz – a small, artsy town in New York's Hudson Valley – that's where I live and work. My web design and development is all scratch-coded by hand in valid XHTML & CSS. I'm also big on PHP, MySQL, & Javascript too. I think form and function go hand in hand – design should be simple, usable, functional, intuitive, and beautiful.


With what spare time I can muster, I scour New Paltz (and the rest of the Hudson Valley / New York) for fun things to do. I pretend I'm a film buff, read science fiction books, throw frisbees, jump out of airplanes, run from places to other places, ubiquitously compute, and continue to not grow out of comic books. Read my résumé (.pdf) or check me out on facebook, if you'd like.
Dutchess County Classic Website Design Dutchess County Classicwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress + Mobile
The Dutchess County Classic is an annual race held in (you guessed it) Dutchess County, New York. They needed a website to house all relevant race information, plus be mobile/tablet friendly!
DC Indoor Golf Website Design DC Indoor Golfwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
DC Indoor Golf is an indoor golf facility located in Poughkeepsie, New York. They were looking for a crisp, professional website to represent their brand.
Gomen Kudasai New Paltz Website Design Gomen Kudasai New Paltzwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
Gomen Kudasai is a Japanese Noodle Restaurant in New Paltz. They were looking to have a modern, stylish, easy to use website that would showcase information about their restaurant and food. I tried to match the style of the actual inner restaurant with other elements of Japanese design.
Community at Brookmeade Website Design Community at Brookmeadewebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
A Hudson-Valley (Rhinebeck) based senior living center, with 3 separate locations. They wanted a fresh site to house information on all 3 locations, highlighting their friendliness, attention to detail, and colorful personalities.
WFNP New Paltz Website Design WFNP New Paltzwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
WFNP The Edge is the SUNY New Paltz student-run radio station. They needed a website that would match their style and not seem like just another part of the SUNY New Paltz harem.
Wireless Wipes Website Design Wireless Wipeswebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
Wireless Wipes are fantastically-delicious-smelling wet-wipes for use on mobile devices. THeir website needed to be fun, energetic, and have the same feeling as the rest of their branding. I took the liberty of designing a "switch scent" function to match their 3 scents.
Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik Website Design Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyikwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
The incumbent mayor of Poughkeepsie, John Tkazyik, asked me to rebrand/refresh his website to be more professional, easier to use, and better looking overall.
Poughkeepsie Ice House Website Design Poughkeepsie Ice Housewebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
A new, waterfront restaurant in Poughkeepsie, New York. I created the branding and the website to match. I wanted it to be rustic, have the matching feeling of the original Ice House, and showcase their food and environment.
Jacques Magazine Website Design Jacques Magazinewebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
Note: NSFW! Jacques is a "gentleman's magazine" originating in Kingston, New York. They needed a flashy, energetic website that would come off as interesting, high-profile, and modern, without being low-class.
St. Augustine Parish Website Design St. Augustine Parishwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
St. Augustine is a Roman Catholic Church located in Highland, New York. They needed something classy, modern, and easy to navigate.
Riley Illustration Website Design Riley Illustrationwebsite
Web Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Custom CMS
Riley is an artist/illustratior coalition out of New Paltz, New York. They needed something unique and interesting to showcase their artists' work.
Next Level Learning Website Design Next Level Learning
Web Design
Next Level Learning is a tutoring center in New York City. I designed the website to be clear, professional, easy to navigate, and indicative of both the New York location and the passion for teaching/learning. This was an unused design.
Personal Strength & Training Website Design Personal Strength & Trainingwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
PST's owner, Dorothy Hamburg, wanted something that would embrace a sense of the Hudson Valley and represent her passion for personal training. I wanted to create something that would match some of her existing materials and which would break from the sam-old design of similar websites.
Swagstamp Website Design Swagstampwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
Swagstamp is a shoe monogramming and personalizing company. They needed something simple and feminine that would allow easy navigation and simple changing.
Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11 Website Design Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11website
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11 is 343 individual oil paintings of the firefighters who died on 9/11. The artist was looking to have a simple website that would allow the paintings themselves to be the visual focus, while remaining easy to use and timeless.
Senator Greg Ball Website Design Senator Greg Ballwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
Running for (and winning) the New York District 40 (Hudson Valley, parts of Westchester and Dutchess Counties, etc.) seat, the site needed to show everything from Greg's stance on issues, to videos/photos of him, to events, and more.
Bacchus Restaurant Website Design Bacchus Restaurantwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Custom CMS (Events Calendar, Menu)
The best Restaurant/Bar combo in New Paltz. They needed something to not only hit all the obvious notes concerning design quality and ease of use, but to also represent correctly the personality of the building and New Paltz.
Blazon Marketing Website Design Blazon Marketingwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Portfolio + Custom Image Slider + Form
My company! We needed something snazzy to showcase our extensive work, explain to clients what services we offer, and act as an initial impression-giver as far as our design/development skills are concerned.
Cornerstone Services, Inc. Website Design Cornerstone Services, Inc.website
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Dropdown + Search + Google Maps
Bulk Mail, Databasing, and Graphic Design in the heart of New Paltz (though serving the Hudson Valley, all of NY, and beyond), Cornerstone supports small businesses, local politicians, and Chambers of Commerce.
CrustNation Website Design CrustNationwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress + Lots of custom coding
CrustNation is a hub for all things related to the Music/Clubbing/Nightlife scene in New York City. They needed a massive website to house their blog/news, forums, and all sorts of other information.
Keep Our Schools Safe Website Design Keep Our Schools Safewebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
KOSS is an anonymous messaging service for schools. They needed something simple that would attract students and allow for easy navigation to the contact page.
Helopak Website Design Helopakwebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Wordpress
Helopak manufactures a blade restraint system for helicopters. They wanted something unique, modern, and refreshing that would make the purpose of their product clear and showcase its usage.
Main Street Pediatric Dentistry Website Design Main Street Pediatric Dentistrywebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
A New York based Pediatric dentist. The website needed to be equally attractive/interesting to kids and their parents. The brand is built around the idea of making going to the dentist less scary for kids.
Wright Architects Website Design Wright Architectswebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
A Kingston, New York based architectural firm. The concept was to mimic the design sensibilities of Andrew Wright, the firm's owner – minimalistic, first and foremost, but also modern, elegant, and simple.
TLC Pediatrics Website Design TLC Pediatricswebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript) // Website Baker CMS
A pediatric office out of New York. The website needed to be relevantly youthful while also remaining user friendly and thoroughly informational for parents, showing off their services and specific information about each location.
Executive Options Website Design Executive Optionswebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
Executive Options is a security/consulting firm in Poughkeepsie. They do work worldwide, and wanted a website that would reflect that. The rotating globe/map was a nice touch, I think.
Keegan Ales Website Design Keegan Aleswebsite
Web Design
A Hudson Valley Beer Brewery, the Keegan Ales design was simple – eat up the rustic, masculine, sleek nature of the company, and spit it out.
Morton's Historic Wooden Ship Models Website Design Morton's Historic Wooden Ship Modelswebsite
Web Design + Development (XHTML + CSS + PHP + JavaScript)
A very straightforward project. The website's most important function is showing off the incredible complexity/detail in each ship. Other than that, the focus was on setting a brand/tone to represent the idea.



Drop me a line!

Use the form to the left or the information below to get in touch. I'm currently available for web, logo, and print work, and I love working with residents of the Hudson Valley (but anywhere in New York – or anywhere at all – is cool too). Hire me!

Gmail: cody.schatzle@gmail.com
Cell: +1 631 235 6755
Facebook: Cody Schatzle