Welcome to By Design
Web Sites By Design
Presentations By Design
Consulting By Design
Bookkeeping By Design
Every business needs a web site and I can get your business online in a way that showcases what’s unique about your company and the products and/or services you offer; and do so in a way that looks great to your viewers on any platform or screen size.
Whether your goal is making your in-house presentations more compelling and effective for your team, or you’re hosting a large event with multiple speakers, I bring 15+ years experience working corporate events both nationally and internationally.
If you’re struggling with file management, computer maintenance or just trying to better understand the programs you need to use, I can provide you with on-site 1-1 help to get you and your computer (Mac or PC) working smoothly together.
Whether you’re an individual trying to track your spending or a business owner getting your financials organized for better transparency and quicker appointments with the tax accountant, I can help you with Quickbooks or Quicken on both the Mac and PC platforms.
A Bit About Me
I am an avid computer user. The attraction started at a job during my college years when the company switched from glorified typewriters to computers running (OK, I’m aging myself here) Windows 3.1. Basically, I needed to quickly figure out those new-fangled systems and keep things going. It was a challenge I relished and sparked an interest in technology that continues to this day.
Over the years I’ve used this interest to educate people at both the corporate and individual levels as well as lend some tips and know-how to adult-ed students. My love of learning new programs and skills eventually brought me to more creative endeavors, including working with Photoshop, designing web sites and creating more compelling PowerPoint presentations for corporate clients.
Having experienced my own issues with computer troubleshooting and trying to learn new programs, I’ve always felt drawn to helping individuals better understand their own computers. I enjoy sharing tips and shortcuts to help people be more productive.
Finally, having a business degree and a good relationship with numbers, I’ve found myself pulled into various jobs requiring strong bookkeeping skills. In turn, I provide assistance to businesses and individuals needing to track their finances in Quicken or Quickbooks.
As you can see, I thrive on variety. I enjoy being able to put my mind and hands on a wide array of things with the overall goal of helping my clients understand and use technology better, get their message out more effectively and grow their business.
Partial Client List
Under the umbrella of Access Computing, I spent several years helping develop and teach computer classes at Timberland. When Access Computing morphed into Vayda Productions, I was responsible for designing and running presentations for in-house employee rallies as well as sales meetings throughout North America and Europe.