Experienced in both web design and software development,
I build custom cost-effective websites for creative entrepreneurs,
so their digital presence is one happy place!
I will not use confusing industry tech-speak.
I will take the time up front to get to know you and your business.
I will empower you and your business with technology.
I will continue to push and expand my skills to keep up with changing technologies.
I will not let your website degrade over time.
I will help you build a cohesive digital presence making it easy for you to be found online.
I will go to bat for you with big tech companies that misuse confusing technical jargon.
I will only build what is needed for your business,
nothing more, nothing less.
I will not nickel and dime you for small changes and upkeep.
I am a developer, designer, and server administrator, so no stone is unturned as I create your website.
My passion is to capture the personality of your creative business and build only what you need to reach your goals simply and beautifully. I get to know you and your work and collaborate with you making clear decisions about how your website can serve your goals.
Too many templates, too many corporations with their own agenda, and too many marketers who promote Do-It-Yourself products that may check the "Get Website" box, but fail to produce vibrant websites that stand the test of time.
I aim to be an alternative to those choices, so when a visitor types in your domain name, they are met with a website that looks and feels like your unique creative endeavor. Behind the scenes, the website software works smoothly and effortlessly every time.
With Katie and 1 Happy Place, I have amazing support at a reasonable price, which leaves me free to focus on what I love – making artwork. Katie Ayres has my heartfelt and top recommendation for her services.
-Lynda Durham (email)LyndaDurham.com
Katie came to my studio. She was and still is very open and truthful about her profession, and explaining what exactly my professional needs are in the digital space. My regard for her enthusiasm and appreciation of an artists work, translates to a beautiful user-friendly website. It is a comfort to have this important business aspect professionally handled for me by Katie.
-Judith Thompson (Google Review)SchipHillArt.com
I'm impressed! I like it; it's clear, non-techy, confidence inspiring and clean!
-Visitor to client's website (email)SchipHillArt.com
I love my new website! Katie is a very professional, understanding and diligent web designer. I am not very technologically oriented and needed a lot of help putting together my thoughts and ideas...needless to say, my website has been a hit. I highly recommend 1 Happy Place; it's name says it all! You will be more than happy with the results.
-Deborah Gonzalez (Google Review)DeborahGonzalez-Realtor.com
Offering us a solution, Katie Ayres presented a process that was easy, encompassing, and powerful. She sent us the mockups which we reviewed and made comments. The site was up and running in several weeks. We recommend 1 Happy Place for anyone doing a website!
-Frances Craig (Google Review)BelmontDemocraticClub.com
Professional website design with the added bonus of having a secure server. Katie takes the time to really get to know you and help design and develop the perfect website for your business.
-Ruthann Rebich (Google Review)SocialyticsMedia.com
Built with the latest technologies
Served from a state-of-the-art, secure and personally monitored servers
Delivered to the visitor on an encrypted link
Easily scanned by search engines for discovery of content
Cohesive design of images, graphics, fonts and colors
Typical page weight of 500 kilobytes, one-third of Internet-wide average
Perfectly fits into any screen
Clear call-to-actions with easy navigation for visitors