Experienced in both web design and software development,
I develop custom websites for creative and unique professionals that capture the essence of their individuality.
Elliot Appel, Artist
Portfolio and commissions
Agnes Jorgensen, Artist
Portfolio, commissions, virtual museum display
Hattie McDaniel, Actress
WordPress custom theme and specialized posts
SchipHill Art Studio
Large portfolio, online shop
Studio Nuovo, multiple artists
WordPress custom theme
The name, 1 Happy Place, reflects my primary goal of ensuring you feel comfortable and happy with your website.
I have been a Software Developer for 30 years and love to take the real world and bring it into the digital space. As a full-stack developer, I work with WordPress, Shopify and other technologies to create features that will best serve your business needs.
I take the time to get to know you and your work to build a website that best communicates your career. I create designs that bring the work front and center, so visitors to the website focus on your work and not the website itself.
Websites should keep pace with the ebb and flow of your unique business. Once the website is launched, I provide you with affordable hosting and support over the long term, ensuring the website is always fresh, reflects your business and runs smoothly.About Katie
Full-stack developer and designer, building exactly what you need.Learn more...
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In a system of five stars for reviews, I'd actually like to register a six-star review of 1 Happy Place, the amazing web design enterprise of Katie Ayres. She is a pleasure to work with -- professional, responsive, thorough.
— Annie Shaver-Crandell
The new site which honors my great-grandaunt, Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel, has received great reviews from friends and colleagues (including my publicist team).
— Kevin John Goff
We worked closely together to redesign my website which I simply Love, as it represents me personally and as an artist. Thank you so much Katie.
— Agnes Jorgensen
My regard for her enthusiasm and appreciation of an artists work, translates to a beautiful website.
— Judith Thompson