A Little Bit About Me

debmohnI am a web and graphic designer that has been involved with various aspects of the Web for the past 23 years. I have a wide range of creative and technical skills to assist businesses with eye-catching designs as well as highly-effective marketing programs using the web, email, blogs, social networks and other media. I construct websites with WordPress themes, by customizing a design to my clients needs. All my sites are clean, effective, optimized and easy for clients to update themselves. I work with clients and agencies around the world to help design and develop custom solutions to fit their web design needs.

For 13 years I was based on the “Beautiful by Nature” islands of Turks and Caicos. During my time there, I was creative director at Wired Island and was responsible for all e-marketing and Web design projects, creating award-winning and optimized web sites for more than 75 clients in various tourism, hospitality, real estate, retail and government sectors.

Prior to my time in the islands, I was a project manager at AppNet, a single-source e-business solutions firm in Washington, D.C. where I worked for several nonprofit international organizations including; CARE, International Committee of the Red Cross, Pew Center for Climate Control, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I also developed corporate Web sites for DNA New Media Group, an interactive ad agency based in San Francisco. I worked for a non-profit multimedia events company known as the Interactive Media Festival, a three-day interactive art gallery and competition that was held in Los Angeles during the summers of 1994 and 1995.

I hold a BA in Art, with an emphasis in Multimedia Studies, from San Francisco State University.

Why Hire Me

There are many benefits to hiring a freelance designer instead of a large web design firm. An obvious reason would be to save money. By hiring the talent directly, you avoid paying expensive overhead fees. Plus, working directly with the designer enables you to better achieve the results you want, in the right time frame. Freelancers are more flexible when it comes to changes, and more available during off hours, especially for things like technical support and important site changes. If and when you have a question, you can call me directly – no receptionists, no programmer that doesn’t know the full details are, just one person.

How to get started

In my 23 years of experience, I have found that working directly with the client is the only way to achieve ultimate results. From day one, I work one-on-one with my clients. We meet (in person or over the phone) and create a website plan, I help set up hosting, working with clients to find the most reliable and affordable hosting options. I create a demo site where clients can monitor my progress and provide feedback as I build their site. My websites are optimized for search engines, and incorporate the latest web technologies to fully comply with today’s web standards. My designs are simple, clean and attractive with functionality at its core.