Let’s fast track you.
3 Main Ways to Work with me
I do the work
We’ll chat about what you need now vs the future for your website etc.
We chat, I design,
you approve, it goes live.
You do the work
With my training and guidance, step by step.
You won’t be on your own,
I’m there to back you up.
Pick my brains
You’re stuck or have a question. I know about wordpress, canva, stock images etc.
power hour consultation.
The Heart’s Design
You get a great website AND you can
superpower your business with marketing design.
In otherwords use creative branding as a recognisable superpower, with WordPress to drive your business website. My coaching to stand out and be great online, using photography to be ‘in’ your business and graphic design to tie it all together into my service called Business Design.
I do all the above .. you don’t need 5 people collaborating, you only need me.
I am a website designer based in York, but I serve clients all around the world. I am a branding designer making full logo brand suites, as well as a graphic designer and personal branding photographer so that you as a business owner show up in your business.
What People Are Saying
“Her 2 week after-care package has also been a lifesaver.”
Cathie is brilliant at what she does and I fully recommend her services regarding website design and training on WordPress. From our initial meeting to discuss options for my business website through to spending the day with her to build the site, her explanations and professional manner were faultless. Her 2 week after-care package has also been a lifesaver; she is always quick to respond and all issues are resolved immediately. I’m sure I will be hiring Cathie to advance my website as my business grows in the near future.
“I do not hesitate to recommend her services to everyone.”
Really happy with Cathie’s service! I ordered a brand logo and banners service for my brand new company and I’m really happy with results. Very professional and quick turnaround, I do not hesitate to recommend her services to everyone who needs a designer to create their brand! Thank you!
“She had boundless patience for going over anything which I didn’t at first grasp.”
Cathie’s WordPress training session was delivered in a very clear and highly informative way and she had boundless patience for going over anything which I didn’t at first grasp. Her promised follow-up action to the session was swift and she emailed over everything I needed within just a few hours following the session. I now feel more confident in working on a WordPress website and would happily recommend Cathie’s training service.
is this you?
Who I work best with:
small and medium service businesses.
ie. Solopreneurs, coaches, consultancies, photographers etc
Be online with a
WordPress Design, Build & Education
Why do we choose WordPress?
I design only for WordPress, I choose this platform as its incredible versatile and open source. This means that many people design and develop for this platform, so anything from blogs to shops, booking forms, directories .. practically any website functionality can be made using WordPress as its core platform.
Be unique online
WordPress is amazing because there are so many different ways it can look IF you take the time to design it well. Otherwise it can all look very alike. I don’t use templates very often or if I do, its for very rapid builds which then get personalised. So don’t be like everyone else, make sure your business stands out and has its own voice and style.
Automation, let your tech systems do the hard work .. why duplicate all your efforts when your website can do so much of it for you? Also be educated, know what you’re doing and do it with purpose.
.. make an impact
Branding, Graphics & Photography
Logos and branding
A single logo makes you recognisable, but a brand is so much richer. The simplest logo of your name in a fancy font is a great start, but choose your font based on its association of luxury, add colours to elicit an emotion along with symbology and you’re onto a winner brand, that your ideal client instantly feels an affinity to because its speaks to them.
In this world of photoshop, canva, affinity designer .. we can make consistent graphics to tell your story and promote your products and services. Don’t be random, be consistent and your message will be recognised as your voice online.
We trust who we can see, so if you’re not visible in your business you’re missing one of the instant trust factors people will have for your business. Who are you?
Creating online businesses
Using Tech & Imagery to support your goals
Clients at a time max
‘Lil ole me
a masters certified creative geek
There’s a phrase I wish I could be: ‘the tech whisperer’ sounds so incredibly cool, but that will never be true because tech covers a heck of a lot! What I am is a WordPress website designer plus artist & photographer.
I’ve grown up with tech, fell in love with webdesign at University when my shazbat C++ code didn’t work and I couldn’t see why. Hand coding HTML & CSS back in the ‘noughties’ was a match made in heaven .. if something went wrong, you could physically see the problem! Then adjust the code *happy sigh*.
I’m also quite literally battery powered. I have bionic ears, not the super hearing kind (that’s another power I wish I had) but I do have digital ears. Ps. that’s a nudge to say I’m hard of hearing / deaf so I don’t hear most phone calls, so don’t call me .. message me!
What I do have are super skills in understanding tech, people and how to work smarter to build your business online.
thoughts, tech, lessons & life
Things I write about
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