It’s likely you and I met during an event or meeting, or by happenstance, where we talked and exchanged our cards. Perhaps, someone you know referred you to this page. My thought has always been that, when possible, being with people face-to-face has its advantages, the result of which is sometimes a surprisingly unexpected sense of belonging.
This page is the Introduction for my return to web design after several years of being away.
Web design is my most comfortable form of expression. In time, this page and others will be embellished by clusters of color, which I love! Here is a photo of an architectural art installation of one hundred differently colored umbrellas hung well above the ground floor inside a corporate atrium.
Focused Excellence implies,
It’s the little things that matter.
When considering your website, you and I will zoom in on your manner of communication and exceptional qualities for personalizing your site with distinctive nuances in carefully organized pages.
On this particular page, design elements have evolved by keeping in mind those whose impairments might include aural, visual, mobility or cognition. I’ve attempted to provide as near as possible an accessible web page for those with certain disabilities.
As an independent freelancer, Focused Excellence informs my motivation for staying in touch with the latest design on the web.
Responsive websites have become more than just a little important, in that, approximately 10% of global internet communications are via mobile devices, for instance, smart phones and tablets. That percentage has been forecasted to increase another 10% within a few years.
Your site will be accessible as well as responsive by weaving conventional with modern design techniques.
Responsiveness for users’ experiences (or UX) will be felt during an easy navigation of a web page. A website proficiently designed will necessarily defer to the screen size of mobile devices in the hands of your site’s visitors, or on their desktops, laptops or tablets.
The importance of great visitor experiences depends on empathy for the visitors by merging responsive and accessibility features.
Web pages with well-written content spark attention for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Whether for yourself, or for a group or company, an essential strategy for placements of clear and effectively written text and suitable images will become apparent once the visiting audience’s attributes are clearly determined fundamental.
As visitors read your words, and understand you’re relating to them, their understanding will be of value as they consider an association with you. This page, for instance, has been reasonably composed to attract artistically creative individuals as well as those friendly to the visual and performing arts.
Photos for this page were chosen from online sources, and other images were personally drawn by me or assembled by hand. Practices of a graphic artist can come in handy for you, too.
Weeks in advance of completing this Introductory page, I selected for a guild those who’ve crafted their skills as professional graphic artists, web designers and developers, and other partners, all of whom may proofread texts, and critique designs, images and photos. In the wide world of web design and development, hardly anyone works alone.
These photos spotlight a few forms of artistic expression. If you appreciate artistic influences in global cultures, I’d love to talk with you! There’s no doubt that, eventually, people with like sensibilites seem to discover each other.
The performing arts in North America, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Russia blend my loves of piano, vocal and choral literature. My piano performance in the classics, which began with piano lessons at age five, was later expanded from solo recitals to a piano accompanist for opera singers within the professional operatic culture as well as Broadway singers who sang popular themes from musicals.
My BA degree has concentrations in both piano and voice from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas, USA. My piano coach-of-choice was Edgar Martin, who studied with the highly respected Nadia Boulanger in Paris, France.
Once I decided to draw piano performance to a close, a friend asked if I had heard of web design. Well, I was as contented with web design as cool breezes on a warm, spring day.
During the several years of designing sites and online newsletters for numerous clients, the lot was mine to help a family member who had begun phases of dementia; my full-time caregiving lasted well into seven years.
Now, I’m back to design, gathering other artistically creative designers around me for probing various concepts, achieving the best results by use of the latest techniques that benefit our site’s visitors.