About my work
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, I am focused on guiding personality-driven brands in creating flourishing lives & online businesses.
I call myself a Creative Identity Agent, but I’m really a digital strategist, designer, and web developer. My strengths are intentional, responsive design, seamless implementation, 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 didn’t have a year’s salary in savings, or even a spouse or parent to fall back on. 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.