A technical expert in your corner
...building just what you need

One Developer.

Experienced in both web design and software development,

I develop custom websites for artists and creative professionals that capture the essence of their creativity.

Elliot Appel, Artist

Elliot Appel, Artist
Portfolio and commissions

Agnes Jorgensen, Artist

Agnes Jorgensen, Artist
Portfolio, commissions, virtual museum display

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel, Actress
WordPress custom theme and specialized posts

SchipHill Art Studio

SchipHill Art Studio
Large portfolio, online shop

Art Studio, Nuovo

Studio Nuovo, multiple artists
WordPress custom theme

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Katie Ayres, web developer and owner of 1 Happy Place, LLC

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 creative 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 creativity. 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

Services Offered

Website Development

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Full-stack developer and designer, building exactly what you need.

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Servers used for hosting

Secure and fast hosting along with support, maintenance and content updates.

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Newsletter Support

Sending a newsletter

Certified in Mailchimp, providing technical and design support.

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Providing support and advice for your online presence.

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Technical Services

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Assessments and emergency services for websites developed outside of 1 Happy Place.

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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

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I'd love to hear from you!

Please fill out this form with any questions you may have and we can schedule a free consultation to determine how I can help you in your creative endeavor.