When I was a child, I loved to draw and create elaborate cities in the sand, complete with fancy streetlights made of these flowers I can’t remember the name of but that looked almost exactly like those old Victorian lamp posts. At 10, I was building engineered, full-scale igloos out of windfall branches and spent many afternoons redecorating my bedroom and moving my parents’ living room furniture around so it would ‘look better’. And it was hours (a crazy number of hours) of hand drawing and cutting out huge cardboard calligraphic letters for the backdrop at my high school graduation because I wanted it to look ‘professional’ that caused my right hand to be numb for weeks.
Yes, you could say I’m addicted.
Flash forward a few decades and I still love design. Interior, architectural, graphic – doesn’t matter… it all jazzes me. Not the snooty design that costs millions and looks unreal (and unusable), but elegant, clean design that reflects the person or business it’s built for. And I’m lucky enough to be able to share this love with my clients through WordPress theme customizations, membership sites, logos, headers and other graphics. Even better, I get to do it from my little heritage cabin in the woods via satellite internet. It was long a dream of mine to be able to live this way and serve amazing clients from our quiet little corner of the world surrounded by trees, the sea, and some chickens. Now, here we are!
I never attended fancy art school, and my philosophy, and the one I require of anyone who works with me, is to build websites that don’t leave business owners dependent on me if they want to take the site and manage it themselves. If you work with me, you’ll always have full control over your site! I’ve seen too many of my clients come to us after escaping what my business mentor once coined ‘website bondage’, unable to access their websites except for the most rudimentary changes. Some have even had to abandon their sites altogether after their ‘web guy’ wouldn’t give them access to download their content. Crazy stuff. Your business demands better than that. And so do you.
Our clients come from a wide variety of niches – from aromatherapists and copywriters to fitness coaches and physicians. But they have one thing in common: they’re ambitious, they’re focused and they have a message and gift to get out to the world. Needless to say, I’m honored to be a part of that process.
What Can You Expect?
When you work with me and my team (rock stars in their own respective niches – CSS, PHP, membership sites and more), you get more than just web designers – you get business owners who understand the unique challenges of running a successful online business while living a full, rich life. I know what it takes to succeed online – I’ve spent years learning the ropes with some of the best in the business – and I love to share what I’ve learned with our clients.
When you work with us, you can expect:
- plain speak – we won’t try to bamboozle you with techspeak – we’ll explain things clearly so you know exactly what’s going on with your project at any given time;
- respect – you’ll be treated like the star you are with every correspondence and throughout your project;
- ease – you won’t find any stuffy, hoity-toity agency talk here – we’re down to earth, friendly and easy to work with;
- value – our designs are at the same level as many expensive agencies, without the agency prices;
- great design – we pride ourselves on clean, elegant, well researched design that is an accurate reflection of you and your business.
We’d love to work with you! Let us know how we can help your business look – and be – the best it can be online.