Donna Halme Designs designed a website for Facade West Salon owned by Amanda Straith, hair stylist and who works with her associate Shannon Salter, makeup-artist. They provide professional full service hair stylist and Dinair Airbrush Makeup salon services.
When I was approached by Facade West Salon Ltd they wanted to have a website designed that was professional, modern, and showcased their services in a way that was easy to navigate, beautiful to look at, and displayed their talents.
I immediately had vision in mind as to what they were trying to achieve. Both Amanda and Shannon had various photos of their work and I chose the ones that really showed off their hair stylist and makeup artist abilities. As a designer, I was so excited to get started on this project as it was an outlet to express my love of design. I was grateful to both Amanda and Shannon as they gave me full rein to create what I believe is not only aesthetically beautiful but functional as well.
“We were so happy and impressed with Donna’s company. She went over everything with great detail and kept in constant contact through the process. From start to finish she delivered everything that was promised and more. Thank you so much we love our new website!”
Amanda Straith | Shannon Salter - Facade West Salon Ltd
Donna Halme Designs was approached by Steve Sayers, owner of Premier Blinds Ltd. who required a new website designed for their company. They are also affiliated with First Choice Security & Audio Systems Ltd. The Premier Blinds Ltd website was launched at the end of April 2019.
They wanted a website that was more than just a presence but not too many pages. I designed this website so that it was easy to navigate and informative. I added a video banner that peaks interest to visitors to their site but also showcases the window treatment automation that they are known for.
I suggested that they set up their chosen social media accounts and start taking photos of their completed projects and post on Instagram. In addition to the design of this website, I created a company logo and Facebook cover image for Premier Blinds Ltd.
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for Cloverdale Siding & Renovations. This is a contractor who has been in the business for many years and required a brand new website that was modern and reflected his business and personality. A domain transfer as well as the setup of a new business email account through GSuite was done.
A custom logo designed by Donna Halme Designs reflects the contractors' personality and craftsmanship. The services he provides are displayed in a clear organized way. Parallax scrolling was used and the design gives the feeling to the visitor that this contractor is a true experienced craftsman and loves what he does.
"Since Donna created my website, the exposure to customers has exploded! Rarely, a day goes by without job leads. I get so many compliments on my website from my customers and visitors to my website. I'm so happy to have such a great website!"
Steve Halme, Cloverdale Siding & Renovations
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for a synthetic turf installer and property maintenance company Tanner’s Turf.
The website design is styled like a magazine, very modern and informative with striking headlines, yet clean, easy to read, and navigate. The site also showcases all the beautiful photos of their completed projects.
The main navigation is displayed neatly where, when clicked, I added an emoji of a green seedling for interest to offset the dark background. By creating the Home page with the use of parallax scrolling it provides a visitor the information they are seeking quickly and easily.
All social media accounts were added and the Services page displays as an image gallery on a timed slideshow. These images are linked to further information about those particular services offered. As always, images and text show beautifully on all devices by the incorporation of responsive design. I also customized index page titles and url slugs to gain greater search engine optimization for the website. The 'Careers' page has a job description for available positions and a secure link to their employment application form. This was created so potential applicants can add their information, upload their resume, and submit directly to the company.
"I knew that Donna had designed a website at my current position and her work was amazing! Donna is very detailed oriented and understands my ideas. It was easy to work together with her and she was extremely organized and efficient in designing our website at Tanner’s Turf. I would highly recommend Donna Halme Designs for designing and developing a website as Donna was extremely professional and worked very hard to create our beautiful website."
Dayna Yelland, Tanner’s Turf
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for Steveston Glass Ltd. It has a modern clean look, is easy to navigate and showcases their many completed projects. The Careers page has a secure employment application form created so potential applicants can add their information, upload their resume, and submit directly to the company.
A domain connection was done rather than a transfer as they have a registered .ca (Canadian) domain. Their present Shaw Business email was connected in a way to not interfere with any loss of previous emails and work cohesively within their new website.
"Immediately when I saw Donna's previous web design work, I new I made the right decision in hiring her. She was very receptive to our ideas and willing to work together to get the result we wanted despite us having a schedule that was sporadic. Her willingness to fit into our schedule was more than appreciated! Donna's professionalism and attention to detail as well as her understanding of our needs and how to reflect that on our website was amazing! Donna made sure our website was complete before we received our final invoice and she made it easy to pay for the wonderful service she provided us. I have, and would again, recommend Donna Halme Designs to anyone needing web design services!"
Laurie MacInnis, Steveston Glass Ltd.
Donna Halme Designs designed a blog website for Get Army Strong owned by Shannon Sayers who has gone through both breast cancer and breast implant illness. The Get Army Strong blog tells Shannon’s story of the horrific and courageous journey of strength and her will to live through all the setbacks she faced along the way.
When I was approached by Shannon, listened to her story, I immediately wanted to help. She had a great passion to make sure this information gets out to readers. This was not easy for Shannon by any means, as she had to relive the negative emotions these stories surfaced when writing them. However, we agreed that this became a positive experience, one that helped as part of her healing process. I truly loved working on this project and hope that it helps those who have or are suffering with these illnesses find answers, hope, and inspiration in her blogs.
Shannon had many photos that we put together with the various blog content she had. I started at the beginning of her journey and each blog tells her story with photos, many resource links, and videos. I created a special Resources page for books that have helped her, and videos about breast implant illness. Both a Contact and Contributor pages where created for those wishing to contact Shannon or interested in becoming a blog contributor. In order to get her blogs out to her subscribers, I integrated MailChimp which is a email RSS Campaign within her Squarespace website.
This is a very special project, one that I’m very honoured to have been given.
“I had seen some of Donna’s work previously and I heard from people, only positive feedback! I was very impressed from the beginning, when I got to see my website and how it looked. I’m very satisfied with the overall response time to emails and phone calls and in working with Donna, it was a very satisfying and happy experience in terms of communication, meeting deadlines, and her ability to adapt to changing situations. Donna is very professional and has awesome communication skills, she truly did a fantastic job with my blog website! Donna has a real passion for helping others to bring their dreams alive, and I am one of them! I’m honoured to have met her. She has an amazing talent and I’m very happy with Donna’s work at designing my new website! I would recommend Donna Halme Designs to a friend or those looking for a website designer.”
Shannon Sayers - Get Army Strong
Website Coming Soon!
This is a personal website design that I will launch in the coming months. I created this blog website with the intent to assist others. These blogs will centre around health both mind and body, while using my experiences to provide a healthful perspective.
It is my hope that these blogs inspire you to explore not just my own experiences but others perspectives in a healthy way. I welcome contributors, as they each have a different perspective on topics as it relates to their own health and life.
I invite you to become inspired to explore your own health and wellness journey.
Donna Halme - Healthful Perspective
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for Colour Artista who is an interior designer. The website showcases the designers services, talent and portfolio in a clean modern way.
A gallery was created to display all present and future images of the designer which can be easily added to over time. In addition, a company email account was created through GSuite along with the registration of the domain name. The website has a classic yet modern look so a background overlay image was created that displays on all page backgrounds.
Donna Halme - Colour Artista
Website Coming Soon!
Donna Halme Designs was approached by Elaine & Chad Sayers, owners of First Choice Security & Audio Systems Ltd. who requires a new updated website designed for their company. They are also affiliated with Premier Blinds Ltd. The First Choice Security & Audio Systems Ltd website will be launched at the beginning of June 2019!
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for South Surrey Siding & Windows. This is a contractor who required a brand new website that was modern and reflected his business and personality. A new logo was designed, domain name was registered, as well as the setup of a new business email account through GSuite was done.
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for Empowermil.
This website was created so it reflected both the owner’s holistic approach to life, combined with her love of humanity and nature. All calendars, community and online e-commerce workshops are displayed and incorporated with an ease of registration, payment, download, and certification by visitors to her site.
A new business email through GSuite was setup along with the registration of the new domain name. All social media accounts were connected plus a Blog was added. The Empowermil website incorporates many Calendars in tandem with eCommerce in online and Community workshops, along with the ability for students to pay and download these workshops.
Empowermil ecommerce visitors can access a constant, secure connection on every page of the site. Through SSL, Empowermil visitors see a lock icon next to the URL in the browser, showing that their information is safe. This is a technology that secures the connection between the browser and the website being visited
"Donna Halme is one of the most supportive, and approachable professionals that I have met to date. I explained my vision and intention of my website and Donna immediately began to visualize and relate to what I was hoping to achieve. I offer workshops to professionals online and in my community and wanted to convey the importance of Early Childhood Education. Donna worked closely with me and created my website Empowermil. She is dedicated, driven and creative. Donna listens to understand and is a very calming person who supported me unconditionally! I highly recommend her for your creative project!"
Paula Milbradt - Empowermil
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for a property developer who needed to market their fully serviced building lots. As these lots have been sold, my client no longer required this website. However, I have created a video of this website to walk you through the website design of this project.
This website turned out to be useful and successful because it enabled land developers, who received an extensive amount of calls, to not only sell these properties themselves but was a convenient way to provide information to prospective buyers by referring them to their website. All the important property information both legal and engineering documents are displayed. This proved to be not only convenient for both buyer and seller but also enabled an ease of download or viewing as necessary to the prospective buyer.
A custom email address was created through GSuite and connected, plus the convenience of registering the domain name was done as well. The use of a form blocks for each property was created to give prospective buyers a way to communicate with the developer. In addition, a blog page and all social media accounts were added and connected to assist with the marketing of these lots.
As you can see from this video, Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design to include both the WorkBC Employment Services Centres of Cloverdale and South Surrey|White Rock. The website design is intricate and has many pages with links to important information. The website content, pages, and links are presented in an easy and informative way so visitors searching online whether it be the community, job seekers, or employers alike can navigation efficiently throughout the website to find the information they are seeking.
"Donna Halme Designs just launched our new website and we are extremely happy with the results. Donna was collaborative in her approach, listened and understood our services, clients and needs. She patiently explained and guided us through the process and took care of the design and ‘technical’ details. We were impressed by Donna’s quick response to our inquiries and last minute changes and issues were resolved quickly. Our experience was truly positive and we would have no hesitation recommending Donna Halme Designs!"
Cheryl Scardifield, Program Manager - WorkBC Employment Services Centre
The organization, Sources Community Resources Society, currently providing WorkBC Employment Services in your community has changed.
Starting April 1, 2019 the new organization is MOSAIC (Multi-lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities).
Donna Halme Designs created a Squarespace website design for Angela Morgan & Co. that reflects Angela's creativity of hair styling plus her great sense of humour!
I created a modern functional website, made sure it was search engine optimized, transferred her domain name registered with GoDaddy to Squarespace which is called a domain transfer. I created a new business email account through GSuite. The website design needed to show many gallery photos easily. I added a services menu and contact form. The integration of her online salon bookings was set up the way she requested. This website is easy to navigate yet fun and interesting.
Angela likes to blog and is very active on social media therefore, I made sure she had a beautiful looking blog page and all her social media accounts were connected.
Since I originally designed and launched the Angela Morgan & Co website in December of 2017, I gave Angela full ownership of it in January of 2018. She frequently updates her website herself.
"I had this lovely lady create a brand new website for my company! She's been a wiz with knowing what my feel and style is about. If you are a creative person, a realtor, interior decorator or designer, into music, etc. this woman is amazing. Her rates are fair and she's just very easy to work with. I found that she understood what I wanted right away!"
Angela Morgan - Angela Morgan & Co