Meet the designer...
Hi I'm Robin. I was just discussing career choices with my son Dan the other day. He is a natural at coding. I told him, you know, not everyone can do what you do so easily. When you find something you enjoy, use that talent to make yourself useful in this world. I haven't always been a website designer or a small business owner. This job found me twelve years ago. My skills with computers and programming started at a young age and brought me many opportunities over my lifetime. My website design chapter could just as easily be called my "raise my boys by working from home chapter." Designing websites has allowed me to pursue my favorite job of all - being a mom! My boys turned 16 this year and started driving. I remarked to Trevor that I don't know what to do with all my free time now that I don't have to drive him around anymore, his smart @ss response, "go design more websites mom!" God knows I love him.
We don't get where we are out of thin air. There were many chapters before this one for me. One chapter was when I met my husband in engineering school and built our relationship around many mistakes and a few great decisions. Leaving my engineering job at General Dynamics to form Web Design by Robin was one of the scariest decisions we made and, as it turned out, it is one of the brightest decisions, second only to marrying Chris. What I didn't know then is just how hard it is to be a small business owner. I am a talented website designer. Running a business is well - HARD!
We learn quickly in business that we need to find our niche and stand out in a crowd. I'm a service provider; my niche is me. I understand what it means to be a small business owner. My services target local small business and focus on making them thrive. My business in not successful unless your business is successful. My clients think of me as a partner. I design websites and continue to support businesses long after their websites are launched. I am only as good as the product and services I provide. I want to make sure that everything I do is high quality and my customers are satisfied.
My original plan was to start a business doing something that uses my expertise - designing websites. Today my business is still designing websites, however it is much more than that. I am proud to be a local small business and I am proud to support local small businesses by providing website design services!