Working collaboratively on projects that support & contribute to local community & gumption. Web solutions for the arts, non-profit & independent business communities.
SHAUNA KAENDO is the founder & designer at Hey Shauna. With a BFA in Fine Arts (Emily Carr, Vancouver BC) in cross-discipline art making, lots of experience happily flailing about within the arts & small business communities…and an enormous fondness for all things independent and inspired.
Creating a website is best approached as a collaborative effort. Sure, you CAN do it by yourself using one of the gazillion free templates that you can find on the internet…and then you’d have a great new website that only took you a billion hours to build, and that looks like you used a free template from the internet. Or, we can do it together.
I can help you to simplify the process of organizing your thoughts, needs, materials…and manifesting all of that into a website that works. For the web, and for you. I’ll help guide you through the sometimes complicated, sometimes overwhelming process of summarizing what YOU do into a nifty package of internet goodness.
My approach to design is simplicity…clean, calm and spacious.
I will help you to negotiate the best ways to achieve the aesthetic that you want (and that represents you, and your project), along with the functionality that will make your site both easy to use, and lovely to look at…for you, and your intended market and community.
I will help you to organize your content in a way that makes sense, that is easy to access (and maintain), and that approaches all of that as part of the visual oomph of your site. Creative and strategic placement of content, and navigation through the different pages and pockets of your project…are a huge part of your site’s visual impact. That, and your favourite colours.
All of my sites are built with WordPress, and include an intuitive CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to update your site content super easily through an online administrative panel accessible through any web browser. I will include a tutorial for using your administrative panel so that you’re able to maintain and update your own content if that’s something you’re interested in doing.
I am also available for ongoing updates to your site content (for the things you can’t or don’t want to do yourself) on an hourly or retainer basis.
If you have ANY questions at all, please don’t be shy to pipe up and ask…
CAN YOU BUILD ME A WEBSITE FOR A DOLLAR?
Nope. But working in the arts & small business communities I understand a limited budget and will always do what I can to work it for you. If you’d like to get in touch, we can have a chat about what you need (and what you want), and how much it’ll cost you.
I know, everything should be a dollar.
WHAT ABOUT EMAIL MAIL-OUTS?
I really like MailChimp. They’re great AND affordable…free if you have a fairly small mailing list. It’s a super easy-to-use system, with customizable templates that I can help to make matchy-match with your website and overall branding. Have a noodle around on their site, or let me know if it’s something you’d like to chat about in more detail!