About Kelsey Barmettler
I’m a web designer & developer near Nogales, Arizona (that’s south of Tucson). But my clients are everywhere– I’ve worked with folks all over the US and Canada. I love to work with businesses who are ready to partner with a trusted professional to meet challenging goals.
I make getting a great website hassle-free.
You’re probably reading this “About” page because you know that there’s a huge pool of web designers to choose from and a huge spectrum of experience and skills. This can be great because you have many choices when it comes to who builds your website, but it can also be hard to tell the difference between the good, the bad, and the
As a result, bad experiences are not uncommon. Agencies overcharge and underdeliver. Inexperienced web designers disappear halfway through the project. Twice-burned business owners try the DIY route, and end up with a website that’s held together with scotch tape and hope.
Sometimes, they get a website that seems ok, but just doesn’t move the needle in terms actually getting more business.
For a truly successful website that will grow your business– and grow WITH your business, too– you need someone who knows how to make sites that:
- load quickly
- present your content in a compelling, persuasive way
- work well on any device your customers are using (from mobile phones to giant desktop screens)
- follow best security practices
- show up on search engine results
- create customer trust with a professional design.
It’s actually pretty hard to get all those skills in one place, but that’s what I do. I’ve been practicing those fundamentals for almost 20 years, and keeping up with best practices as they evolve in the meantime.
Four Core Values
Technical chops are vital, but it’s only half the story. When I build a website, I don’t just deliver it and walk away– I build long term relationships with my clients and their businesses. So it’s important that our values align! Here are four core values that shape the way I work.
1. Integrity & honesty
Integrity & honesty are central to every interaction, from our first conversation to delivery of completed work. I’m honest about what I can and will deliver, and how long it will take. If we are not a good fit, I’ll do my best to refer you to someone whose work I know– I’ll never take your valuable investment and under-deliver.
My clients frequently remark how much better they feel about their ideas and goals after our first conversation.
Even though you and I may use different vocabulary when it comes to your website (with techy stuff, it’s hard to avoid), I’ll always do my best do bring you clarity with clear examples, video screenshares, and training sessions so you can feel confident about the digital marketing tools that can take your business to the next level.
3. Long-term thinking
Some developers make their living by building cheap sites quickly, cutting ties, and moving on to the next before the new-site shine wears off. Later, when the site needs updates and things are starting to break, they’re nowhere to be found.
That’s not me. In fact, I stand behind my work so much that I offer ongoing web support to ensure that your website will always be working to meet and exceed your business goals. That way, no matter what changes come to your business or to the tech your site is built with, you don’t have to worry about being left behind or your investment losing its value.
Your website will be built to high standards. I create websites with:
- High quality premium plugins
- Completely custom, lightweight themes
- Coded the WordPress way
4. Freedom of choice
I work with WordPress because it is open source software. That means it’s free, which is great, but more importantly it means that unlike a subscription-based platform like Shopify, Squarespace, or other website builders, you actually own and control your own stuff.
Everything about your site, functionality, appearance, eCommerce, search engine optimization– I can customize for you.
And because it’s WordPress, you as a website owner have freedom to make changes without learning to code. That’s why I reach for WordPress more often than a static HTML + CSS website, although I can build using that if it’s the right choice for you.
Because WordPress is so popular, you have many options when it comes to who works on your site. With countless tutorials, you can even work on your site yourself. You won’t be locked out of what you own.
All the above values are more important to me than making a sale. That’s my promise to you.
If these things are important to you, too, we might be a good fit to work together. Drop me a line!
Even if we live far apart, you’ll find it’s easy to work with me.
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