Welcome to Designs By Shara!
I specialize in unique, custom one-of-a-kind designs. I design:
email stationery, headers, invoices, logos, signature tags, websites and so much more!
I start with your logo, don't have a logo? No problem! I can create one for you! I work with your color preferences and a general idea of what you want and I take that information and run with it until we are both satisfied with the final product!
Some Design History
I created my first HTML web page back in 1999. Pages were pretty bland and unimpressive back then, but I learned whatever I could.
- How to add backgrounds.
- How to add photos and images.
From there I learned to embed different things in a website.
- Flash and other media.
I have continued to learn over the past 20 years and have done my best to keep up with changing technology. I have added other design languages throughout the years. To name a few:
I remember being told back in 2004/2005 when I worked with a small group of other female web designers that I couldn't do something in WordPress comments with emoticons. I don't like being told I cannot do something or that a platform can't do what I want. I wrote my own code and inserted it to make WordPress comments do what I wanted and solved my own problem! In essence I wrote a hack. I also spent a good amount of time searching the code of the other ladies I worked with for mistakes. Being self-taught "old school" designing only with code had it's advantages. I started with code from the beginning so if something didn't look or work right I knew what to look for to "fix" things and make them display and work correctly.
I have worked with a variety of CMS platforms from Blogger to WordPress. Contact me for a comprehensive list of CMS platforms I have worked with if you are interested in something specific. For the past 10 years I used Joomla but I recently converted everything to PHP myself so I could have better control of my content, layout and placement.
I've had customers, throughout the years, on different continents, from many different countries and from West to East in the United States. I've worked for churches, boroughs, fire departments, EMS Ambulances, eBay stores, eCommerce stores, people, businesses and organizations. I've worked on small projects, large projects and everything in between.
If you are looking for something spectacular to express your personal or business needs, please don't hesitate to contact me!