Lynn, Web Designer
I’ve been passionate for small businesses for many years, founding a small resort spa, instructing students on professional business practices, training with Leadership Santa Cruz, and until my decision to move to Washington, holding the position of Vice President of the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
My clients are authors, nonprofits, one–person operations working out of their homes, and medium sized businesses with a small staff and storefront. I am fortunate to have long–term business relationships with my clients, and am grateful for their loyalty. This side shot is in the beautiful gardens where my client, Vicki, held her Open House in Autumn 2010. It was quite a magical day, with the lovely gardens enveloping boutiques and art studios.
In our new techie world we get caught up in the marketing, social networking, optimization, and flashy pages—and forget we’re trying to reach real human beings. Your site can have an SEO foundation, social networking, etc, and still make your clients and visitors come first.
Remember the old days when you felt welcomed into a shop—when it felt like home? Well, they may not be able to physically walk into your website, but let’s make their visit to your site welcoming, so they feel they know you and want to work with you.
I hand code HTML/CSS websites for Custom designs and Website Redesigns. My Affordable Web Design line are pre–coded HTML/CSS web pages, priced for those on a budget. I also dabble in print design and Facebook banner design.
I’m usually immersed in code in my cozy home office in Port Townsend, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. I’m fortunate to to live in such a beautiful place, as you can see in the photo of Kah Tai Lagoon near my home.
I recently moved from Santa Cruz, California, my home for 25 years, where I enjoyed working at The Satellite in Felton. My aim is to visit Santa Cruz at least once a year, so I can have the best of both lovely worlds! Note: I am open to a possible trade for private accommodations (web services or house/pet sitting) in the Santa Cruz through La Selva/Aptos areas.
Darren Odden, Web Developer and Photographer
Darren is my right–hand man for higher tech skills, troubleshooting and much more. We’ll bring you more info on Darren soon.