I’m Jen, Jen at Jentech.
I have been in business making people look better online for almost 10 years. My path is opposite many web developer/ designers because I grew from designer to marketeer to developer, not the other way around. Starting as a designer helps me approach each new project considering the look and feel along with the overall functionality of a website, the design is not an afterthought and definitely shouldn’t take a back seat to function. My previous career in marketing helped broaden my perspective, as a marketeer for vastly different markets: an international luxury brand as well as a leading fortune 500 scientific company. This breadth of experiences has helped me look at each new business I work with and consider their target market and business goals, and how to best convey their business through imagery and navigation.
After many years in design and marketing, I began designing and developing websites found myself addicted. Which is a good thing because the world of web is constantly changing, like fashion, there are cool contemporary styles that can make a business look now and in-the-know, and there are old styles that can negatively affect your clients impressions of your professional entity. I’m not the only one who knows the difference, but I am the one who can take you from there to here.
From the start I was determined to make sure my clients receive the best communication possible, current designs, and not to nickle-and-dime anyone out of some basic elements of a website that should be included in a professionally designed site.
What should your new website include as a basic element? Lots of things:
- contact forms (or else whats the point?)
- basic banners that move (its very easy to make some words appear and banner images rotate these days)
- blogs (they come standard with every wordpress site)
- easy maintenance (you can do it yourself – but I’m available if you need help)
- embedded google maps
- responsive design (your site should change just slightly to make reading on a tablet or smart phone easier)
What kinds of items are extra?
- private content area with paid subscription or limited access
- custom database for a special application
- custom news feed to post
- facebook styling (to look like your new website design)
- calendar and event registration
How do we start? Contact me and lets take a look at what you have.