about diane

San Francisco May 2017.

my story

Hi, I’m Diane. I have been a graphic designer since 2006. I started off designing logos, traditional print advertising, flyers, brochures, books, annual reports, etc! I’ve worked with tech and corporate companies from San Diego to New York to LA to San Francisco.

In 2010, I became obsessed with creating a WordPress site for my art and design portfolio. A friend of mine in San Francisco was instrumental with helping me create my website on a WordPress site, thus the seed was planted. I learned to build my own website from scratch and I was forever thankful. But it wasn’t until 2013 that I moved to LA that I started seeing a need for small business owners and entrepreneurs who needed websites built for their companies at a low cost alternative than what bigger companies were charging. So I started helping individual business owners, entrepreneurs, small marketing companies. I am well versed with WordPress and Squarespace sites, but I am undoubtedly more versed with WordPress. Check out my full credentials on my LinkedIn Profile

I’m passionate about design and building beautiful websites for entrepreneurs.

I have a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California San Diego (2007) and an MFA from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco (2013).

In 2005, I took my first html and css web design class at the Art Institute before web apps existed. The web has changed, now we have web apps like WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, or Weebly. At the time the web was still very new and rapidly changing. We are so lucky now that there are tons of web apps that enable us and empower us to create a web presence online.

 

The first time I ever designed a website was in 2007 when I had commissioned a web designer friend to code my site from scratch. And there was no way to edit the site on the backend or change out images or edit out text easily. Once a site was built, there was no easy way to manage it unless you had someone build a custom CMS (content management system). Now the web is more interactive, we are able to click through sites, download documents, sign in and manage an account and even sell products online to our customers. For the first time ever we are able to work from home and be remote.

I am virtual, currently working and based in San Francisco. I frequently travel up and down the California coast, working and picking up clients along the way and working with them online.

Whatever your line of business, whether you’re looking to create an online presence for your work/portfolio, blog, product, idea, or company… I can coach you to build something GREAT. I offer custom packages based on client needs or scope of project. Websites are a great way to get your business online and for others to find and learn more about your business. 

I code, I write, I design, and help with business and marketing strategy.

I also teach at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco, I teach a class online called “Social Media Branding and Promotion” and “Multimedia Trends and Formats” in the Media Communications and Technologies department.

Traveling and working remotely in Las Vegas. June 2017.

You don’t have to go through it alone, I can help you create an online presence!

Please get in touch about your project, I’d love to work with you! You can email me at diane.1103sf@gmail.com or send an inquiry through this site.