Hello. I am a web designer specializing in creating unique websites for nonprofits and small businesses.
I am located in Iowa City, Iowa and work as a web designer, producing work independently and collaborating with others.
Over the past twelve years, I’ve worked with a mix of people on interesting and challenging projects, including work for big commercial and non‑commercial organisations, as well as smaller independent projects.
How I can help
I specialise in flexible, responsive websites that look beautiful and work wonderfully on every type of device. I'm multi-disciplined, so user-experience and front-end technical development are just as much part of my process as typography or site analytics.
I'm especially interested in projects where I can help create value by:
Improving or redesigning an existing website
Maybe you have an outdated website that isn’t performing like it used to, or your overal goals have changed.
Creating an entirely new website from scratch
Maybe you’re launching a new company and need everything from a new website to email marketing strategy.
Working as an experienced digital partner as-needed
Maybe you need a dedicated individual to keep pace with your digital efforts, support and maintenance. My retainers are hourly and flexible.
Clients I've worked with
- Carver Aero Airport
- Dance Marathon - U of Iowa
- Harris Pizza(Davenport)
- Homecoming - U of Iowa
- IITI - Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation
- Living Lands and Waters
- Overhead Door Company
- Park Cedar Rapids
- Solid Waste Agency - Cedar Rapids
- Trinity College of Nursing
- Tru Art Color Graphics
- UnityPoint Health
- University of Iowa
Frequently asked questions
How long will it take you to complete my project?
Each project is different, and is determined by the amount of deliverables and the level of complexity your project requires. Once I get more information about your project, I’ll be able to give you an estimated timeframe.
What would you need from me to start?
Do you do all the work?
Yes. I do all of the work, which means when you hire me, you will work directly with me – no project managers or secretaries between us. I don’t work on more than one project at a time, so each client gets my full attention.
Can you design a logo for me?
Sorry, but I don't do logos or print work but I know a lot of very talented local graphic designers, photographers, and copy writers who I can partner with for any service I can not provide.
Will it work on my mobile phone?
It's imperative that your website works on mobile. Google is even starting to penalize sites that don't. Every website I create is responsive, meaning that the structure of the site is built to be flexible so that the content re-positions itself based on the screensize of the device of the user.
Can I update my website myself?
Generally I will install a content management which you will have access to. Before we launch your new site I will train you on how to update the different content areas of your website. Some clients don't need to update their content often. In that case, we can exclude the content management system and all updates can be done manually.
Can you maintain my website after the work is finished?
Yes. Any time you need changes made to your website, big or small, simply let me know and I’ll give you an estimate of the work. No down payments.
If your site needs constant care for a longer time period, then a fixed monthly fee is a better choice for both parties.
How do you pronounce your last name?
It's a German name and is pronounced [e-walt]
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