WEB DESIGNERS | UX SPECIALISTS | IT NERDS | COFFEE ADDICTS
Driven by a desire to create better ways to solve problems, I am a goal-oriented innovator with a passion for technology. My strengths are website development, UX design, backend development, website optimization, and security. I studied computer science at Taylor University and am experienced in HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL.
Motivated by connecting people with information, I am a growth focused, forward thinker specializing in the digital marketplace. My strengths are website development and design, PPC, social integration, and e-commerce. I am driven to create unique and relevant online experiences to engage consumers and redefine their online expectations. I am a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in marketing.
UX & UI Design
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Facebook Power Editor
Photography & Videography
WHAT WE DO
Let’s face it, there are a lot of bad websites out there. A website can ruin a user’s experience with poor design, limited functionality, not being responsive, etc. Today, a website is so much more than just a place for your contact information. It is your customer’s first impression, your best salesperson, and your content hub. We pride ourselves on creating beautiful websites that add value to the user and accomplish your business goals across all devices.
Having a beautiful web design is the first step. The second step is driving people to your website, but, you want to make sure you driving the right people to your website. The amazing thing about digital marketing v. traditional marketing is the ability to segment audiences and track their behavior all over the web. Whether you choose to advertise on Google, Facebook, Bing, Twitter, etc., we will be sure that your audience is targeted and measurable.
Social media is not just a toy for businesses, it is a tool. It can be one of the most direct paths to your customer where you control the message, timing, and audience. Whether you post organically and provide useful information to your customers or promote products through paid ads, social media can increase your customer reach in a non-threatening environment where your customers already are.
HOSTING & SECURITY
Our web hosting package includes everything you need to host your website, worry-free. Every website we host includes the following: 99.9% uptime guaranteed, full website security designed to prevent any and all hacking attempts, daily backups to make sure your data is always protected, and built-in content delivery network (CDN) so your content is always available to your customers.
From Mike Castronovo (CEO)
Starting a new Music Company demanded that we have a “Cutting Edge Website”. After looking at hundreds of websites and designers, our choice was clear. We could not be happier with Freshly Roasted Web Design. Their websites are stunning, contemporary, and truly look like a million bucks! Brian & Brad are amazing to work with. Not only did they take our design ideas from concept to fruition, but they ADDED so much value in terms of making our visions for the site even better. When you’re launching a new company and website, you’re bound to find things that need tweaking as things progress. Brian & Brad are extremely responsive and changes are always made faster than my expectations (which is really saying something if you know how impatient I can be!). If you’re still on the hunt for a Design Team for your website, look no further. These are your guys!
Caryn Hartmann Interior Design
From Caryn Hartmann (owner)
Freshly Roasted Web Design was extremely easy to work with when we were designing my site. They pay close attention to every detail in web design and always catch the things that I miss given how in tune they are with where the world of web design is heading. Their responsiveness and patience with me anytime I had a question was above and beyond and they are always more than willing to meet with me if we want to work together to make changes. I’d highly recommend these guys for any site – especially if you’re wanting your web presence up to speed with the rest of the industry!
When Emmylou first approached us she had a great idea for a seasonal vintage pop up market. She wanted to be able to showcase local vendors and also create a place for vintage shoppers always looking for a great find. She was very open that she didn’t know much about web design, but had a pretty specific feel she wanted to accomplish. She wanted the site to image driven with large, beautiful pictures, but also easily navigable. She needed a place to house all the information for her pop up markets and also be able to sell tickets. We came up with a parallax design concept integrating contact forms, Google maps, social integration and e-commerce to meet her needs. Her users were able to easily find all the information about the market and also purchase tickets right on the site. Emmylou also utilized promo codes to allow customers to redeem a discount for their tickets immediately on the site. Check out her site for information on vintage pop up markets and to see this custom design.
Fairfield Market |Vendors
Along with her main site, www.fairfieldmarket.co, Emmylou wanted a separate place where she could promote the vendor side of the pop up market. We suggested a subdomain to create unity between the main domain, but also for a completely different user experience from the main page. Emmylou wanted this page to be more informational and also help vet some potential vendors. She set up a process where vendors could send in an initial application and upon acceptance be taken to a separate page to receive payment. This created the feel of exclusivity for each vendor and also gave Emmylou total control of her vendor application process.
Flawless By Tiffany
Tiffany approached us for a web design refresh. She had an existing site on an older platform and it was time to update. Upon review of her site’s traffic we noticed that a significant amount of her traffic was on mobile and her current site wasn’t responsive and caused for a poor user experience. Knowing this metric, we designed the site with mobile in mind. Everything we did was to ensure the site looked just as beautiful on mobile and table as it did on desktop. We utilized promo bars promoting a free trial that lives on top of every page to accomplish Tiffany’s main call to action. We also utilized contact forms to capture lead information and integrated these contact forms with their current CRM. Check out Tiffany’s site if you are in the market for bridal or special occasion makeup and to view this custom site design.
Skyler Bahrke | Hair Stylist
From Skyler Bahrke (owner)
Recently leaving my 9-5 job and venturing out on my own happened a little faster than I anticipated. I didn’t have everything in place, including my website. Web design and presence is crucial, especially for a new business; so I was very eager to at least have something out there, even if it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. Freshly Roasted exceeded my expectations! They had my site ready to launch before I could even provide them with all of the content! Not only is my site incredibly user friendly, it looks amazing and is very mobile accessible as well. Updating and adding new content is as simple as an e-mail. The guys at Freshly Roasted respond quickly and are a breeze to communicate with. It has been so nice to be able convey what I’m looking to do in my very non-tech-savvy language, and have them get it. Any inquiries from my site go directly to my inbox so I don’t have to do anything with my website other than share it. In three short months my business has grown substantially and I couldn’t have generated this much growth without such a great website. Freshly Roasted takes the stress and complication out of having a website, I highly recommend their services. Thank you, Freshly Roasted!