About Kerstin

Squarespace Web Designer and Educator

 

The Sweet & Short Version

Because of my unconventional path and my decades of professional experience across different industry sectors I offer a unique combination of business, technical and creative skills. My web design clients benefit from my ability to understand their business processes and I meet them where they are with regards to their website requirements. My students appreciate my ability to create clear instructions, as well as my hands-on approach that provides them with a lot of personal expert support.

 

How I help my clients & Students

Web Design →

I build beautiful websites for small brick & mortar businesses as well as creative entrepreneurs such as artists, writers, bloggers and life coaches. My designs are modern and uncluttered with room to breathe, offering your customers a warm and welcoming place to connect with you. Click on the link above for more information on my packages and pricing, or contact me to book a free 30-minute consultation. I only design 10 websites per year so make sure to reserve your space early.

Website Support →

I provide adhoc Squarespace support for additional services at fixed rates. This includes:

  • Extended SEO services
  • Adding an online shop
  • Setting up a bi-lingual structure
  • Setting up your Mailchimp account
  • Setting up your eCourse structure
  • Give your website a facelift

eCourses →

Learn from an experienced web designer & teacher! I currently offer two online classes: Squarespace 101 gives you step-by-step instructions for creating your own beautiful website in Squarespace, here I share all I know about the design and build process. In my second course, Squarespace Classroom, I show you how to host an eCourse on your Squarespace website. All my courses are, naturally, hosted on Squarespace and you can take them in your own time and at your own pace.


 
 

My Story - the longer version!

For most of my life I've been called a gipsy. Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, I have lived in Vancouver, Toronto and Miami before making London and England my home for nearly 16 years. Which, consequently, added a touch of British to my German accent! In 2003 I met my American husband and in 2014, after many more moves across the U.S. and Europe, we finally settled down in Bellingham, WA, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Professionally I am a bit of a Jill-Of-All-Trades and have flown around the world as a flight attendant for Lufthansa, managed IT projects in southern England, did corporate sales and ran my own online dating site in London, worked as a hotel manager in the Pacific Northwest, college secretary in Massachusetts and the registrar of an international school in Germany. 

I have always had a strong affinity for technology and used it wherever I could to improve processes and efficiencies. Add to that my eye for detail and tenacious belief in good structure and you have the perfect storm in organization! 

Cozy home office

I am an avid photographer but web design has been my true geeky passion and creative outlet ever since I built my first website in 1999! (Amazing how tiny and old fashioned that looks now.) In 2005 I started blogging in earnest and you could always rely on me to change the look of my blog, I just loved digging into the code and redesigning it to fit with whatever mood or season I was in. All of my web skills are self-taught and after almost 20 years it still gives me a kick when I write a piece of code and see it work!

After spending a few years in the Wordpress zone I discovered Squarespace in 2008 and fell in love with its stylish templates and intuitive user interface. In 2014, when we fulfilled our dream and moved to Bellingham, I took a big leap of faith and started my own successful business as a Squarespace web designer.

Since then I have designed almost 50 websites for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs. In 2016 I also started teaching online Squarespace courses. After all these years of wandering I finally found my dream job! 


 

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