Custom web designs - These are web sites I designed, built and implemented from the ground up. I also maintain them.
Custom template/theme designs - Some of the custom themes I have created over the years.
Custom digital illustrations - A few of the digital art commissions I have made over the years.
A few words from clients - A few words from some my clients.
We entrusted Mel to capture the essence of our wines, vineyards and cellars. The extraordinary result is an elegantly understated reflection of our passion for creating award winning wines. Mel is extremely easy to collaborate with, dependable and prompt. We love our new website!
Thank you, Mel, for your creativity and vision when it was time to create the custom graphics for my book web site. When I wasn't sure exactly what it was that I wanted, your questions and suggestions helped me along the way. The end result far exceeded my expectations. The layout and graphics made my web site come alive and I received many compliments, thanks to you. Later, when I changed my mind about one of the graphics in the design, you very graciously (and readily) made the changes. You are a pleasure to work with and I hope we can collaborate again some time in the future!
Mary-Anne Grosse Ivie
I discovered Mel online while looking for unique web design for my new site. I didn't want my site to look like everyone else's and had a "vision" in my head but have no artistic ability myself. I needed someone that I could work with that could bring the vision to life! That's exactly what Mel did. Since our first project together, Mel has now designed a new site for my partner and me and again . . . we couldn't be more thrilled with it. She is a true talent . . . and she is so wonderful to work with. I can't say enough good things about her and her fabulous work!
Shoney McNabb & Vicky Bailey
I want to thank you for the work you have done for me on my website. You are truly an artist and have made the whole process of getting a website up and running seamless. Please note that I will be using you in the future as I am entrepreneur and have future plans for other business ventures. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend you to others.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mel for creating such a warm and inviting website for our business. Being the owners of a seasonal business, we were uneducated and skeptical as to how a website could truly benefit us. After posing numerous questions to her regarding the "nuts and bolts" aspect of website design, she was able to educate us on the importance of a quality designed website. We found Mel to be readily available to answer any questions, extremely professional and very cognizant of our wishes concerning design ideas.
Her creativity and dedication to her business are quite obvious after you speak with her. It is comforting to know that you are only dealing with one person, who has constant creative control over your website design, rather than being just another account that a large website design business must satisfy. For us, it was crucial to find a website designer who was readily available to answer questions and be flexible to make changes, as needed, during the entire process. Mel could not have been any more accommodating of our requests to build a website that portrays professionalism, creativity and artistic flair! We simply did not want a "cookie cutter", industry standard designed website. We wanted unique, and she definitely met all of our requests!
In closing, the true test of any website design is in how your customers respond. Our holiday customers raved about our fabulous new website! They were impressed with the artwork, ease of navigation and page layout. We never heard any complaints, regarding our new website, from any of our customers! Furthermore, many new customers told us that our website was the deciding factor in what brought them to our plantation! WOW! Mel, we can't thank you enough!
Jeff & Tara Hill
I looked to Mel for my homepage's new design as I was already familiar with her professionalism and web designing skills including her artwork. I knew that I wanted a design that was much more simplified and easy to navigate. Mel took in all the information I shared with her and the end result was a simple and beautiful design with a soothing colour palette. I loved it immediately! Mel's willingness to work with my suggestions, or even lack thereof, made it a pleasant working relationship. I would readily recommend her to anyone. Thanks, Mel!