Creative Identity Design by Evan Leah Quinn

about

I’ve been making websites since 1999.

I was fifteen then. I launched my business (then called LeahCreates) 10 years later. In the five years since, I’ve had my hands on somewhere around 200 websites in some capacity or another.

These days, my work is centered around building strategic websites & effective, heart-based brands that truly showcase my clients’ personalities.

I call myself a Creative Identity Agent, but I’m really a digital strategist, designer, and web developer. My areas of expertise are WordPress, Shopify, and kindly telling you how you’re getting in your own way.

I’m not a business coach, a social media guru, or a buzzword-anything. But I do know a thing or two about making a living with an online business. And I believe that a strategic web needs a little — no, a lot more heart.

I quit my last day job in the summer of 2009.

It was the best job I’d ever had, but a regular 8-5 office gig just wasn’t for me. I was bored. If you ask me, bored + young alive don’t go well together. So, I wrote my gratitude-oozing letter of resignation and set out on my own.

I wish I could say that I had a year’s salary in savings, or even a spouse or parent to fall back on, but I had neither thing. I started my business with a hope and a prayer and a whole lot of courage.

By my second year in business, I had nearly doubled the salary I’d earned at that day job, and somehow it just keeps growing. And the money matters, for sure. But more importantly, I’ve spent the past five years pouring myself into my designs, taking in and sharing knowledge and experience, and connecting with radiant, ambitious, passionate people. (I show up every day for those connections.)

In 2013, I launched my sister company, Website Refinery. I’m the silent leader, as I’m focused solely on SixteenJuly clients, but if you find yourself in need of WordPress maintenance, those folks will take good care of you.

About me:

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I’m Evan Leah Quinn. I’m a granola-geek with a scientist’s brain and an artist’s heart.

I’m married to a brilliant, ornery-but-hilarious man named Randall Tyler. (He goes by R.T. on the internet.) We live in Dover, New Hampshire in a colonial we call our city cottage. We have a dog (Diesel), a cat (Circa), a chinchilla (Specter), and an African grey parrot (John K. Samson, after the lead singer of The Weakerthans).

I grew up in a tiny town in Michigan, the oldest child in large, secular unschooling family. My siblings remain some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. My childhood consisted mostly of climbing trees and writing short stories in college-ruled composition books.

I moved to the east coast when I was 17, after deciding that college wasn’t for me after one measly semester. (I went back later, but damn, is traditional education ever a drag.) R.T. and I moved back to Michigan in 2012 as my family was preparing for my dad’s deployment to the United Arab Emirates. We returned to New England a year later, but I’m determined to eventually live in the Pacific Northwest.

I’m a really outgoing but highly-sensitive INFJ. I enjoy yoga and green smoothies but you’ll never, ever see me turn down a french fry or a glass of red wine. I’m a natural mama even though I don’t have children of my own. I like my home to be filled with people, plants, and animals, and I’ll do anything I possibly can to brighten your day, even if I barely know you.

My passions (outside of making the internet gorgeous and effective) include blogging, papercrafting, mixed-media art, and photography. I take photos with a Canon 60D or my iPhone.

Think it’d be fun to hang out? See how we can work together or click here to get in touch.

Let's get together sometime.

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