We are Roxanne Darling and Shane Robinson, partners in life and in business at Bare Feet Studios. Shane started this company in 1996 in Santa Fe, as one of New Mexico’s first web companies. Roxanne joined him in 2001 adding training and strategy, all falling under the umbrella of Internet Literacy for Business. In 2002, we moved to Kailua, Oahu and helped lead Hawaii into the era of social media. In 2011, we move to Maui, as our artistic and expressive desires were coming to the foreground.
Our business, the internet, and our lives have all shifted enormously since 1996. This site covers primarily our internet business: we’ve focused on Social Media, Blogging, Podcasting, and Online Video via our strategic consulting, training programs, public speaking, and community outreach.
In recent years, Shane has been re-emerging as an artist – his work is now in the State of Hawaii permanent collection. His college degree is a Bachelor of Fine Art. You can learn more at his art site at ShaneRobinson.com. Roxanne has been re-emerging as a writer and coach – following her experience with Johnson & Johnson. She now uses some of the most modern techniques for helping people break old patterns. Learn more at InTheTransition.com. She also is tapping her decade of social media experience to create Mindful Coaching for Social Business.
As modern life evolves, we love adding to the mix of our abilities and interests, so much of which has been made possible by the internet! Bare Feet Studios continues to be our parent company, encompassing our diverse interests and skill sets. Please be sure to like our Facebook page.
View a few of our testimonials on this separate page.
We have been featured as experts in several books:
Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans
Web Video: Making It Great, Getting It Noticed by Jennie Bourne
Juggle!: Rethink work, reclaim your life by Ian Sanders
We produce the chill-out internet TV show Beach Walks with Rox (with well over 2 million downloads), and have 12 years experience working in internet technology, streaming media, audio & video podcasting, new media creation and consulting, content management systems, event production, and public speaking.
We are the founders and producers of Podcamp + Wordcamp Hawaii, a free unconference event that hosted over 400 “in person” attendees and thousands more who joined via live video stream and Twitter.
Some of these links are old and may no longer work!
New Attitudes About Social Media, quoted in in Hawaii Business Magazine, May, 2014
Lanai’s New Media Artist-in-Residence Program wins award – HVCB News, June, 2012
Hiring Managers Buck Trends When it Comes to Klout, Pacific Business News, August 19, 2011
Businesses dive into social media then learn to swim, Pacific Business News, August 19, 2011
Yacht broker sails into social media waters, Pacific Business News, August 19, 2011
Better Business Bureaus Conference coming to Waikiki, Pacific Business News, August 10, 2010
Noe Tanigawa of Hawaii Public Radio interviews Roxanne about Social Media and the Hawaii music industry for the Nā Hōkū Music Festival, May, 2010.
Erika Engle covers Roxanne in The Buzz at the Star-Bulletin, Social Media Sessions Multiply for Good Reason
Hawaii Public Radio’s Wayne Yoshioka interviews Roxanne for The Transformative Effects of Social Media
Len Edgerly interviews Rox and Shane on Kailua Beach for his podcast, The Kindle Chronicles.
The Honolulu Advertiser covers the winner of the Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter’s Contest to provide 6 months free consulting for a local nonprofit.
Rox was quoted as a social media consultant in the Pacific Business News Article on Twitter.
Roxanne breaks the record for live viewers on The Andy Bumatai Show and talks social media for business.
Shane was interviewed on The Andy Bumatai Show talking about using social media and online video for your business.
MNM 01 | What’s the #1 Asset Your Business Can Have? (or The Secret to Unprecedented Success) with Jason Van Orden 2009
Erika Engle covers the official launch of the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club, founded by Roxanne Darling
Podcamp and Wordcamp Will Bring Eyeballs to Hawaii by Erika Engle, of the Star-Bulletin
On Dishy Mix with Susan Bratton
The Best of BlogTalkRadio’s Interviews at BlogWorld Expo – Robert Scoble and Roxanne Darling
Find Your Center on The Reef by Ning Staff
Interview with Amanda Coolong of TechZulu at New Media Expo 2008
Interview with Vanessa Zamora of Webmaster World at New Media Expo 2008
Interview with Sunny Gault on LA New Media
Interview on WebProWorld 2008
Interview on WebProWorld 2007 from the New Media Expo
Interview on Podcast 411 – Direct link to the MP3 File
Interview on Pulver TV’s Focus
Beach walks with Rox review from BBC Online
Review on The Clip Show with Jim Kirks
The New World According to Rox – Annenberg Foundation scholar Patricia Martin deconstructs some of the changes in play on BeachWalks.tv
What Would Rox Do?
BizBash features Roxanne’s Ad:Tech presentation re: building buzz with video
Marketing with Downloadable Media presentation was outstanding – Review of Rox’s presentation to the Silicon Valley – American Marketing Association meeting
Kailua Web company’s online TV show goes viral – in the Star-Bulletin
Beach Walks covered on The Viral Show at Veoh.com
Diva Marketing Talks Bout Vlogs with Roxanne Darling and Rick Short
Videoblogging and Internet TV: Are Your Ready?
Virtual Beach Walk Interview with Roxanne Darling on Jeff Pulver’s Pulver.tv
Podcasting talk at IABC Honolulu, May, 2005
Please Note! As geeky and professional as we like to be, this site was built on WordPress software back in 2004 – we were one of their earliest fans and continue to love WordPress. We have gone through countless software and theme upgrades. You will no doubt find some funky things if you go back in the archives! We don’t take the time to retrofit all the old stuff. If you find something and want to report it though, please do! Email us – the link is now at the top of every page.
Photo Credit: The featured image above is one of Shane’s ICM photographs from Hana.