Relax, we’ve got this.
Are you overwhelmed, frustrated, or just don’t know where to start? Take the stress out of creating or updating your website. From philanthropic foundations and wildlife rescuers to artists and solopreneurs, I’ve helped dozens of organizations and individuals broaden their audiences and enhance engagement with clean, functional and usable websites.
Experience, Reliability, Dedication
I’ve been building website since 1995, using many different tools and platforms. About 18 years ago, I settled on WordPress as an ideal solution for my and my clients’ needs, and now I know it so thoroughly that colleagues often call me to help with their own issues. WordPress sites are built with beautiful and clean code, the best SEO structure (Google loves WordPress!), almost infinite scaling, and are supported by the most dedicated and hard-working community in the world. (WordPress was founded 20 years ago by folks who believe in bringing democracy to the web, and still work tirelessly to make that a reality!) There’s nothing generic or cookie-cutter about the sites I create. Best of all, you can update much of the basic content of your website yourself.
I love working with women-owned businesses and women solopreneurs — and I know that many women feel more comfortable avoiding the slimy Bro culture that seems to pervade the tech world. If you want to partner with someone who cares about your goals, gets how smart you are, and isn’t interested in playing games, I’m your gal.
Everything you need for your site
Do you need a simple “calling card” website, a WordPress theme facelift, or a custom storefront? A way to register your members, keep track of volunteers, sell tickets, take donations? A new website can automate all that and make it simpler for you!
I have experience in front-end development, UX design, e-commerce solutions, trouble-shooting WordPress issues, content development, image processing, logo design, and much more. I taught freshman comp for several years, so I can tighten up the grammar and style of your web copy, I can mix audio, and I dabble in video editing, so chances are, I’ve got you covered.
Like a lot of people in my generation, I didn’t start out in tech. When I got out of grad school I knew a lot about literature and coffee, but it turned out that those cushy tenure-track jobs we’d been promised had pretty much dried up. So we took all those writing, learning, and analytic skills, along with boundless creativity and curiosity, and started teaching ourselves useful new languages, like html and css. Those of us who were visually oriented also started learning about new graphic design technologies that were becoming available to everyone.
I started building websites as a sideline while I worked in a record store, for a women’s chorus, and at a radio station. Eventually I started freelancing and never looked back. I still do graphic design for CD packaging (remember CDs?) and other print projects, and I host a weekly public radio music program. In my spare time I read, bake, fantasize about the perfect wild garden, and watch endless British quiz shows and Agatha Christies.
I’m located in the idyllic little town of Point Richmond, CA.