Glenn and I were fortunate to meet each other at the right time. We were both starting to put all our efforts into building our businesses. Discovery, wireframes and mock-ups were concluded within one month. While Glenn was building his business with home shows and advertising through TV and radio, I did my best to get the URL, site built and hosted within 3 months from contract.
I used Bootstrap's grid and customized to meet Glenn's established style and branding. Working on optimizing SEO and on Adwords has kept me busy and provided me with great learning experiences. My client's success is my success and I look forward to working with Glenn every step along the way.
I joined Evansville Obedience Club in 2002, which conincidentally is when I created my first website to promote my dogs, JesseBae Dobermans. I took over this site in 2010 and re-designed it in 2012. The color palate is based on the official club colors. Aside from the club's logo, I've created most of the graphics. This large site requires frequent updates for class schedules and trial information, etc.
Doing this site was a win/win situation. The club got a designer and webmanager that is dedicated and responsive; I got to work for good people who enjoy working with their dogs.
This is the version as it was when the Knepp family took over management.
After the discovery, wireframes and mockups phases, I built the site in about one month. I created the graphics, as well as the site. This site went live in the summer of 2014 and was updated for the summer 2015 season.
In 2016 the Knepps had a family member in his senior year of graphic design take over the site.
Here is the current version: Knepp's Fun Fest
This is the version as it was when another club member took over management.
In 2012, I volunteered to create the site for our Doberman club, and I also created the logo and most of the graphics. In 2014 I turned the site over to another club member for management of the site.
Here is the current version: Working Dobermans of Kentucky
The most recent change I've made in my designs is adopting the Bootstrap framework, and customizing it to best meet my clients' needs. This is a great option for providing "mobile first" sites that look great on every screen.
Most client's I've worked with have started with nothing and have had little to no website experience. I've provided them with support by:
I do my best to treat my clients as I would want to be treated. My goal is to give you the best website possible to meet your style and your business goals. I'm happy to provide total care, and for clients who prefer more direct involvement I am glad to let them take as much control as they desire.
Many a web designer begins his career by creating a page or site for himself. In 2002, I needed to find homes for the puppies that Rufina had. For many, breeding is not a money making venture, it is a passion. So hiring someone to create a website wasn't financially feasible for me.
A friend of a friend helped me obtain my URL and hosting. I bought a Microsoft application, "Front Page", and borrowed an instruction manual from the library. Within a week or so I had the pages completed. Even 14 years later I remember how frustrating it was to get the site loaded to the server. Successfully getting the site online was so satisfying, it was a "true rush".
Later I became frustrated by the limitations of Front Page and decided to learn how to code. Solving puzzles has always been rewarding. When I could create a web page from scratch by writing HTML in Notepad, I knew I wanted a career in web design. I had found a type of work that was also great fun for me.