About Kerstin

Squarespace Web Designer and Educator

 

The Sweet & Short Version

Because of my unconventional path and my extensive 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. I also teach various Squarespace online courses in a nurturing and highly effective learning environment. 

 

How I help my clients & Students

Web Design →

I design beautiful websites for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs such as artists, writers, bloggers and coaches. Click the link above for more information on my web design services, portfolio and pricing.

E-Courses →

I currently teach two courses: Squarespace 101 gives you step-by-step instructions for creating your own beautiful website and in Squarespace Classroom I show you how to host an e-course on your own Squarespace website.

 

The Blog →

I've been blogging since 2005! Here I muse about technical stuff and share snippets from my experiences as a small business owner as well as my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Squarespace Genie →

Have a Squarespace question? Simply visit my Facebook page and ask the Genie! Here I answer ad-hoc questions and share Squarespace and web design tips & tricks.

For your convenience you can subscribe to my Studio Notes and receive Squarespace news and tips, personal musings and e-course discounts straight into your inbox! 


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 - my employers loved it! 

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 17 years it still gives me a kick when I write a piece of code and see it work!

After spending a few year 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 business as a Squarespace web designer.

Since then I have designed more than 40 websites and in 2016 I also started teaching the popular online course Squarespace 101. After all these years of wandering I finally found my dream job! 


 

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