I graduated with my Applied Certificate of Web Site Design & Development from SIAST , Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science And Technology. Refreshen Web Design was established on August 20, 2011.
You get an authentic web designer who provides her own work and professional insight. Refreshen Web Design does not outsource their work. When you hire Refreshen Web Design, you get the knowledge, the experience and the professional one-on-one that you want and paid for. This is not to say outsourcing isn't acceptable for some, but I'm more comfortable doing my own work with the values in which you entrusted me with. I want clients to know that for me it's not just about making as much money as I can but to make an honest living creating and designing my own websites, my art.
Refreshen Web Design is a legitimate registered company with a business license and registered for PST and GST accounts paying taxes on all income. This is important not to overlook because you want to hire a company who is obligated, and that has a professional accountability, to their clients. Refreshen Web Design is professionally bound by integrity, dedication and contractually supporting all clients after, and for the duration, the website is live and is using the services of Refreshen Web Design. Clients have been with the company since its inception in 2011.
Personal interaction with a human who you can contact personally. No chat tech who will later get to you. When you contact Refreshen Web Design, you are interacting with the designer.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Web Design using WordPress & Other CMS
- Google Analytics
- Setting up Google Business
- Customizing Plug-Ins
- Graphic design using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
- FTP, Hosting, Domains and Server Side Technologies
- Site Optimization
- Site Integration
- & SO MUCH MORE!
My name is Shannon Westbrook and I'm your friendly neighbourhood web developer, mastermind behind Refreshen Web Design. I survived and managed to raise 3 children that have now left my web. Their presence has been replaced by my cat who kindly shares her house with me. I am my own worst critic and a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I wear my past with pride because it has made me the strong, confident, proud to be Canadian, goofy woman I am today. I'm continually learning new things because Google is sadly my best friend and I'm committed to finding the answer to all your technical and website needs. I can and will create your website perfectly the way you want...for a reasonable, affordable, yet dignified, cost!
Graphic designers are trained people who specialize, and who's main focus, is on branding, typography, layout, and the overall principles of design. They design for several mediums including paper, advertising, brochures, signs and online graphics. Not every graphic designer is a web designer although each of us is capable in excelling or dabbling in each profession.
Web Designer or Developer
The web designer takes the branding (that includes logos, colours, typography), company content, and photos and combines these elements into a design that represents your company. I love creating graphics for the web from these elements always trying to add a unique style and look to your site. I specialize in developing websites that will optimize your site according to best practices for search engines. I do a thorough and complete job so that should you decide to hire a marketing person, your website is ready to go. Without a website, your online outreach is limited. It's one of the best marketing tools you can invest in. So essentially, the web designer can create graphics and can create an awesome marketing tool that is essential in helping you create a bigger digital imprint.
A marketing specialist is someone who would help take your business to the next level by boosting your business and what it has to offer. You either have one on staff, hire an agency, or you do your own marketing, depending the size of your company. Some marketing options include social media platforms, taking out ads in your local paper, commercials, etc. , just to name a few. Having a website IS one of your best marketing tools. A marketing specialist is educated in online marketing and broadening and accenting your companies' website.