Hey, I’m Nan the freelance designer! Your burning questions, answered. In this easy-peasy lemon squeezy FAQ about me. Enjoy!
Who are you?
I’m Nan. Ottawa based, in my late 20’s, and a born-and-raised Canadian. I’m a full-time employed web developer by day and a freelance business owner on the side. I also own a home which I sometimes rent out to travelling guests, and I live with a little Jindo dog named Honey.
What do you do for freelance?
I’m a web designer, in short. But I also call myself a jack-of-all trades. Check out what solutions I can offer you. Freelancers tend to need to learn a plethora of skills to get their businesses going. Not only that, but I love learning new software tools.
At my day job…
- I design and code landing pages.
- Fix technical bugs on our website.
- Code new features for the website.
- Design social media creatives.
- Edit audio and video.
- Learn a lot of stuff to get the job done.
I do a whole whack of things. In my freelance business, most people come to me for website design and building.
Here are the freelance jobs I’ve done so far…
- Create new WordPress websites from scratch.
- Design logos, colour schemes, and can establish a brand identity.
- Design and deliver remarketing creatives.
- Fix bugs on WordPress and can do general maintenance on it.
- Code, design and alter WordPress themes.
- Migrate websites from one platform to the other.
- Design and build new pages.
- Design interactive mobile website mock-ups that also scale to a computer screen.
If I’m not working or doing freelance…
I’m doing one of the following:
- Who are we kidding, I’m probably still working.
- Walking or jogging with my dog out by the farm.
- Dancing salsa or bachata at a social.
- Drawing in my sketchbook or on my iPad.
- Writing in my blog or in my journal, or adding stuff to this website.
- Reading non-fiction, but maybe a little more fiction nowadays. My last favourite book was The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho.
Why web design?
Technology has been a passion of mine since I came out of the womb. I based my entire childhood on the computer and the Internet. My social and recreational life was being on the computer, learning how to build and design virtual things with code. And customizing my software tools to my own preferences.
Also, creativity and freedom to express myself is extremely important to me. It should be important to everyone. To be able to freely do this in my career, and in a manner that works for me, is a blessing.
Freelance has also just been a secret dream of mine since I first entered the world of work.
My career goal is this:
I want to improve my skills in web to help non-profit organizations. As much of a sucker we both are in retail and consumerism, we should try to get away from that.
I want to help individuals and organizations whose objectives benefit the greater good. Sectors in education, environment and sustainability, healthcare, and non-profit events. Proud to say my list of existing and past clients have met these profiles. I want to continue the streak and continue to contribute to a community, and not to someone’s wallet.
Are you a non-profit, or have a noble business goal to contribute to society and our world as a whole? Let me know how I can help you – send me an email today.
What do you charge for freelance web services?
Usually I’ll do a consultation for free (click to inquire). It’s a meeting to discover the problems that solving, when they need to be solved by, and with what kind of budget.
If it’s a small job and a consultation isn’t required, I do a lot of introductory discussions over email or video. After these discussions, I’ll offer an estimate for the project. This comes with tasks involved to get the job done and a timeline I can meet for you.
How can I reach you to get a job done?
Easy! Fill out a short inquiry form and hit send. I’ll take care of the rest from there. If you prefer a phone call follow-up, leave your number in the form and let me know.
Got web problems?
Contact me to solve them! Send me a service inquiry by clicking the button below and filling out a short form.