In my younger years (clears throat, no Im not that old...) when dot com and www was in its early days, I taught myself how to design websites using a book from Whitcoulls called Sams Teach Yourself HTML in 24hrs. This book has been superceeded, probably more than once, since I bought it 20 years ago, along with my knowledge of websites and their design.
I have been creating websites on and off over the years, dispersed with some farm work, landscaping and even volunteering for Native Bird Rescue on Waiheke Island, so my life has many experiences and has taken many turns. Designing websites, however, is my go to that has never failed me.
I frequently trip between my current home in Waiuku and family in Waiheke so Wai Biz Niz seemed fitting, but, as we all know, the internet is global so it doesnt matter where I am, or where you are, we can still work together. I currently have ongoing websites in Europe (Solarpaces) and Brisbane (Moments Boutique) and distance has never been an issue.
A Community Minded Site
Eg. CRoW Waiheke
Raising awareness of the plight of the dumped roosters at Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke.
A site for the Tradies
Eg. Backline Landscapes
A tradies site displaying recent work for the girls at Backline Landscapes.
An Ecommerce Sales Site
Eg. Moments Boutique
An ecommerce fashion boutique site based in Brisbane.
A Site to Share Your Services
Eg. Waiheke Osteopaths
An information/service site with an integrated online booking system.
Sandy is that rare bird, an absolute techie genius in all things web-design, coding-related, who communicates in completely understandable “human”. She’s always quick to respond and has been a lot of fun to work with.
Everything I asked her for on my site she accomplished with panache and ease and artistic flair. She attacked problems in an initial horrible Joomla platform forthrightly with a droll humor that made its irrationality bearable, completing the design and functionality of a half-built site that had been mangled and ultimately attacked by a virus in India.
As soon as my boss OK-d a switch to WordPress, she briskly recreated the broken website’s capabilities from its tattered remnants, seamlessly migrating what was left into a much improved version with additional capabilities in WordPress.
I can’t recommend her more highly. She is artistic, knowledgable, and just super competent. She clearly knows all that techie stuff in order to do everything she can do, but never speaks in that techie jargon. She makes creating a web design seem as simple as picking up a pencil.
It was from humble beginnings, way back in 2011, that I first started my Formal Dress Boutique from a room under my home. Sandy entered the scene and provided me with a nice, simple catalogue style website.
I knew nothing about the world wide web back then, however, Sandy came to the rescue and started teaching me. As time went by, over the last 6 years, my website has evolved into what it is today, an online store, and my business has grown and grown.
I am thrilled with what Sandy has put together. With the demographics in my area, the target market that i provide for is across the board. Sandy has built a website that started with just a few products, into hundreds of items and more than a few categories. I have stretched her and stretched her with so many ideas and changes along the way that the site I have now is nothing like it was in the beginning.
We have grown so much over the years and I know we will continue to grow. I have so many ladies comment on my website, and how easy it is to navigate. “Less is more”, I say, and this is all I need. I am so happy with the graphics and the platform with which Sandy has built my website on. Thank you so much Sandy, I can see us continuing to evolve as the industry permits. Very Grateful Customer here.
I Had Sandy Joblin create the Graphics for my signwriting and then follow on to create the Backline Landscapes website. She did an amazing job at getting my business off the Ground!
She first designed the graphics on my truck with huge attention to detail. I was after a point of difference to make people turn and look and asked for some Cartoon style/ Anime idea and wanted some gardening in the print. We went through a few ideas we both had and then Sandy went away and created a masterpiece! which included all of my employees, at that time, in cartoon style, doing what they do best and also incorporated our much loved hounds while managing to paint a picture of exactly what we are about. It has definitely been a topic of conversation with random people in all walks commenting on how cool it is, and has also got us “out there”.
She Then created our website which I left up to her and is also amazing. It includes bits about us all as a team, lots of photos of completed work, customer testimonials, my story of where I come from in the working world along with the normal contact information etc.
I do have to update pictures as a lot of creating has been finished since we last looked but Sandy is always happy to help and very reliable and creative! I need to give her a call and so should you!
Thanks Sandy for all your hard work and good luck with your web design venture, it really suits you and anyone would be blessed to have you help make their business successful.