My business, Santa Clara Design, has provided graphic and web design services since 2002. I build beautiful, custom and easy to use websites and blogs using WordPress as a CMS. I am full-service web designer and I am truly a designer at heart. When I get a new client, I start by talking with them and learning about their goals. We work together to determine their specific design style. Then, I begin the design process. I create all of my designs from scratch, using custom graphics and work primarily in Photoshop and Illustrator. Once the design is perfect, I take the design and make it come to life on the web, using WordPress for the CMS platform. I am a recommended developer for StudioPress, and use their Genesis framework on all of my websites.
I began Santa Clara Design soon after my second child was born. I had been working for several years in non-profit ministry. However, the job was too much for a mom who really wanted to be at home with her babies! So, I starting to ponder what I could do to make some extra money but be at home with my children, spend quality time with them and avoid full-time daycare. I’ve loved design since high school when I worked as the design editor for our literary magazine and the school newspaper. In my job, I developed several websites. After praying about our situation, I decided to give web and graphic design a go! It was something I loved to do and allowed me a flexible schedule. So, I sent out emails to friends, I made my little self a website and literally started knocking on doors asking for work. Slowly but surely, my business grew and grew! I have been blessed with the most fabulous clients, from all over the world! I have learned the sweet background stories of my blogging clients, what really drives them to write. I’ve sat across the table from men and women starting a business and asking for my help to make it a success. I love their stories of determination and dreams. I am honored to be a part of their work and their stories. I so love my job!
Santa Clara Design is NOT based in Santa Clara, CA, although I DO get calls from Santa Clara residents at times! My company is dedicated to my Confirmation Saint, St. Clare of Assisi. I am a convert to Catholicism, and have a great devotion to St. Clare. When starting my business, I thought what better way to thank her for her faithfulness to me, and ensure that I keep my business goals on the right track than to dedicate all my work to St. Clare. I pray before taking each new job. I do not take work that contradicts my morals or the Church. One of my professional goals is to help bring the beauty of quality media to the Church. I look to serve Catholic ministries, organizations and writers whenever I can.
Santa Clara Design is my baby, and I handle each project that comes my way. I do all my own design work and most of the web development. I do have an incredible team that steps in for custom development and branding work when needed. Here is a list of my services.
- Custom Web Design
- Domain Registration
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Social Media Set up and Optimization (SMO)
- WordPress Maintenance Plans
- Blogger to WordPress Conversions
- Logo/Branding Design
- Print Design
- Brochure Design
- Letterhead and business stationary Design
- Advertising DesignSocial Media graphics, icons, favicons, etc…
I would love to help you with a project! Please get in touch!
personal blog: www.theloveliesthour.com
Twitter: @stclaradesign and @catholicwebgirl