Originally from California, then Colorado, I moved to Halifax, NS in 1999 and began my graphic design/web business as a way to employ myself. With a long career history in the real estate industry, focusing on marketing and promotion, I called upon Realtors in the Halifax area to do marketing for them. One Realtor called me in and wanted everything from flyers to promotional materials to websites for all her agents. I didn’t know how to build websites at the time but I wasn’t about to let her down. So I taught myself how to do it and within a couple of months all her agents had websites and I was their go-to person for their marketing materials as well. Thus my business was born.
After a couple of years in Halifax, my husband and I relocated to Victoria, BC, and because of the nature of the business I was still able to retain my real estate clients from Halifax. I decided to enroll in classes to improve upon my web design skills and also learn more about SEO and how it worked. I graduated with honors from the web design course and learned so much about design and implementation, I was excited to try out my new found knowledge. One of my instructors started a company in Victoria called northStudio.com and I was proud to be one of the original people involved in this business that is now thriving today.
All through my learning, I was getting new clients on a regular basis, usually as referrals from my friends, family or current clients. So my customer base really started expanding to include clients from Seattle to New York, businesses from Victoria to Halifax and even some work overseas as well. I now live near Toronto, Ontario and have clients all over the world.
As technology has quickly changed in this industry, I have made it my goal to keep abreast of the current standards in coding, designing, building and especially the all important aspect now of making sites that work across any device. I continue to learn and grow and improve my skills. I love learning and accepting new challenges. If someone can imagine it, then I try to find a way to create it.
Determination, dedication and a very keen attention to detail are some of the tools I use in my business and with my clients every day. For anything that I haven’t quite mastered yet I am not afraid to collaborate with other industry experts in order to provide an end product that is as high-quality as they come.
If you’re looking for personalized service and someone who has a gift for understanding the unique nature of each individual’s business goals, then let’s chat.