Piercing Pagoda (before Zale acquisition). 1997. Designed online store for this company, which sells gold and silver jewelry in mall-based kiosks and conventional stores throughout the United States. The product view page contained large visual images of all of their products, as requested by the client. This proved to be an interesting challenge in these days when many users had either 14.4 or 28.8 kbps modems and image optimization programs such as Fireworks and ImageReady did not exist.