I care about what you care about
If there’s one thing I’m really passionate about, it’s helping people, so I want you to tell me about your business, your passion, what makes you you.
Your genius work, whether it’s a beautiful thing you make, or a fantastic service you offer, deserves to be showcased beautifully and presented to the world in the best possible light.
That’s what good design does – it puts you and your work centre stage and makes the right people sit up, pay attention and listen to what you have to say.
I call my superpower “design support” and it comes in many forms, but all of it with the purpose of getting your business to look fantastic, getting your message across and in the case of websites, being easy (even fun!) for you to update.
I’m an artist with a degree in computing and business and a serial entrepreneur with two six figure businesses behind me.
I sold my business in 2015 to concentrate on becoming a full time artist and while I’ve had some amazing success in that area, what I discovered was a real passion for using my unique blend of design skills and business experience to help other artists, business owners and entrepreneurs to succeed.
People come to me for
- A helpful, patient and friendly approach
- An artistic eye and understanding of good design principles
- The ability to explain the technical stuff in simple jargon-free terms
- A genuine understanding of the challenges of running a small business
My first job out of university was working for a graphic design agency which I absolutely loved and which gave me a fantastic foundation in design principles and taught me how to really listen to clients and work to a brief.
That stood me in good stead when I began working in user interface design, back when most monitors were monochrome and 50 shades of grey simply referred to the colour choices you had for your screen design. As the internet began to morph into the world wide web we know today, it was a natural step to progress into web design.
In the late 90’s, I went freelance which gave me time to go back to college part time to study art and design. I also studied traditional bookbinding, apprentice style, with a retired master binder and still enjoy making books and teaching occasional bookbinding classes today. It turned me into a complete paper geek and I still can’t resist a good stationery shop.
I then spent fifteen years working for myself in the art and craft industry, designing and manufacturing creative rubber stamps and running a mail order art and craft supplies business. The learning curve was hard and steep as the business grew rapidly and took on a whole team of people.
I had successes and failures, but through it all, I kept the design and branding in house and oversaw all aspects of marketing, including all our own product photography and advertising, production of a monthly club magazine, quarterly sale leaflets, weekly emails, product packaging and social media graphics.
A little known fact
I was once voted most likely to exhibit at the Guggenheim by my classmates at an art retreat. They presented me with a colouring book and pack of crayons – who knows, maybe one day I’ll get there!
I’m supported by my technical wing man and husband, Adrian, and have the dubious honour of being slave to two descendants of Bast.
Leaving aside global pandemics, I still paint and regularly exhibit my work in local galleries and enjoy dyeing and spinning my own wool for knitting and crochet.
I live in a harbour village in south west Scotland and, cheesy as it may sound, I really do enjoy long walks on the beach at sunset!
What people are saying
I was delighted with the first website Glenda did for my holiday let, so she was the obvious choice to give it a makeover and I’m thrilled to bits with the modern new look.
The online booking system looked daunting at first, but Glenda is so patient and helpful, she really holds your hand throughout the learning process and made it easy to understand. No more bits of paper and post-it notes everywhere, I can update my own diary, set prices and manage all my customer’s emails in one place now, it’s brilliant!
Glenda completed a website that a friend had begun for me (and I was incapable of finishing), adding the shop and helping with a number of design elements, to make it a truly easy-to-use, perfect website for me.
I am an expressionist painter, and because I sell many of my paintings internationally, Glenda’s knowledge of international rules pertaining to sales and exports in various countries was very valuable to have access to.
She completed everything in the most professional and warm, friendly manner – it was a real joy working with her. She was generous with her time in discussing the myriad of small decisions that make a website sing, and as a very creative artist herself, she understood the aesthetics of what I wanted to achieve.
She was flexible about changes I wanted to make, and directions I wanted to go in. She taught me to easily make any updates to the site I want to make, including adding new pages.
I would not hesitate to ask her for help again, as my studio grows and new ideas come to me! Absolutely ethical and professional to the highest standards, she is a real gem.
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