About DWS

Who's behind the mask...

  • independent web design professional providing a comprehensive list of web solutions services
  • specializing in small business & entrepreneur websites 
  • affordable pricing while providing quality design and development services
  • stays current on SEO, SEM, technology, internet threats and marketing
  • large skill set with small business management background
  • meets deadlines, always responds to requests, and has a quick turn around time
  • prefer to inform  clients and explain things they may not understand
  • provides you with little extras in service you will not find with larger companies & often works outside of typical office hours which enables quicker delivery than big companies. 
  • exceptional track record with my clients and prefer to retain -not alienate them

Growing up in the greater Cincinnati area, I enjoyed art, architectural drafting and mechanical drawing classes during my adolescence. My special interests included pencil drawings, pastels and watercolors. After high school I completed offset printing courses and entered graphic art school. As it is with many people, life happens and I started working in the construction and agricultural industries in high stress positions. After 20+ years I felt the need to destress, re-examine, and simplify my life. Having a strong interest in design, I decided to pursue website design and development to utilize my graphic arts strengths and computer skills. 

What keeps me busy besides work? 
2 dogs
Hotrod & classic cars
Art
My business background advantage
From 1988 to 2010 I worked for small businesses and non-profits in operations and financial management positions. Having extensive experience and a multitude of business skills, I understand your challenges and the many aspects of day to day operations. I come with insight about small business needs that other web and graphic designers may not have. 

Relative education 
  • Alberta College of Art & Design for photography, website design, Adobe Fireworks and InDesign
  • Mt. Royal University for HTML, CSS & Dreamweaver
  • Alberta business development & marketing courses
  • continued professional learning via various internet avenues

"What do companies do wrong? They miss the future." -Larry Page, Google CEO
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