There are no templates here. I work closely with you, one-on-one to get the perfect web design for your business. Your website is your business’ online real estate. Just like you would set up a retail storefront or an office, your website is a reflection of you and your business.
Standard web design templates are unable to capture your brand and identity and give your customers and clients the memorable experience of your website. That is why I work to create a web experience that is unique to your business.
SEO (Search engine optimization)
If you are a business owner with no internet visibility, social media marketing program, or search engine presence, you are rapidly losing business to your competitors.
Every web design I create, and every development session I have, is done with SEO best practices in mind. I use semantical valid HTML code and CSS so search engines can index the content of your site with ease.
I am a Google Engage Partner, meaning I have had training, from Google, on SEO best practices. In addition, I know programs such as AdWords and the different analytical tools to help your site prosper.
I’ve made it my business to be familiar with all platforms. Instead of pointing you to the most expensive solution or the platform I am most familiar with like other designers and developers, I work with you to find the best solution for you and your business. I make a point of not having a favorite solution as each situation is different and each solution has its benefits and weaknesses.
Whether you’re looking to manage your content, or you’re looking for an e-commerce shopping cart, I will work closely with you during the consultation to come up with the best platform, and the one you’re most comfortable with, to suite your business needs.
After Project Support
After Project Support
Just because the project is done doesn’t mean I disappear! Part of Ampersand’s customer service is that I am here for you if you run into any questions with the web design or development I’ve created for you. I feel that each client is an opportunity to create a strong professional connection, both to grow my own business and to help yours.
Just like my before project consolations, my after project support is free. This means that as long as you’re not asking for design or development changes, I will guide and support your questions free of charge. (I will make design and development changes should you ever wish it down the line, but this would be a maintenance cost.)
effort for every customer I get. That's just how I roll!
Hello! I started Ampersand Studio 5 years ago after a corporate layoff at Yahoo!. I was a junior member of their design team, and when the economy tanked so did my position. Not letting that get the better of me, I decided to branch out on my own, and created Ampersand Studio. I currently live in Portland, Oregon, and study at Portland State University. I am working towards my Master's degree with a focus in Graphic Design, as well as minors in Marketing and Business. I feel that any project opportunity is a learning one, so while I am furthering my studies, I open myself to clients so that I can gain the hands on experience that is needed to become a truly great designer and developer.
I try my best to design something, anything, every day to keep the creative process going and ideas flowing. They're usually something little, like design exercises. You can check out all my "daily designs" on Tumblr!
For the month of March, Ampersand Studio will be giving 10% of all proceeds from projects to Americans for the Arts' Foundation. Americans for the Arts' supports legislation for art education, as well as policies for artists in America. To find out more about them, please visit their site.