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Meet Hanalei

WordPress Web Designer & Developer +
Entrepreneur, Authorpreneur & Digital Nomad

(from Hawaii, currently in Taipei, working my way towards Europe)

Hi there! Welcome to Taipei Creative. It’s a pleasure to meet you here. ツ

We live in exciting times. With the internet, the world is your oyster and literally at your fingertips. With an online presence, your business can more easily reach and connect with a local and global marketplace.

Your success is my success! I work every project as if it were my own project and my own business, and take a sincere interest in you, your business, and your success (read what clients say) .

In today's rather impersonal, connected yet disconnected, hi tech world, I believe it's especially important to offer a human touch, and to be a web designer who sincerely cares about you and your business' success, and not just merely getting a job done.

Along with a personal and personalized approach, my goal is to take the time to clearly know and understand what your business goals and challenges are, so I can help you reach your business goals, quicker, better, easier, faster with a web site that works and converts.

A successful web site is a collaborative effort, which involves substantial time and focus on both our parts, and so it's best to find and collaborate with a good fit, an ideal work match.

I know the task of finding the best web designer to work with can be a challenging and time-consuming one. There are so many to choose from (where do you start, whom should you work with?) your head must be spinning at this point.

The best way to find out if we make for a mutually good fit is to read the "Are We a Good Fit?" page, plus Request a Quote or Consultation, and then we can take it from there. I look forward to hearing from you, working together, creating a win-win, and being your partner in success.

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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo Davinci

I have a clean and minimal design style and sensibility and follow the LESS IS MORE and the KISS (“Keep It Simple Sweetheart”) Principles. (-:

When there are too many options, too much clutter, too much flash, too much color, too much going on, visitors will easily get overwhelmed, and quickly click out of your site.

Keeping things simple, streamlined, easy to follow and easy to navigate, where the design is attractive, elegant, clean and functional, and the content is presented in easily digestible chunks, will increase the chances of your visitors staying on your site and for a longer period of time, leading to more customers, sales, and business.

To work with Freedom seekers who want lifestyle freedom, Dreamers who dream big, Believers who believe anything is possible, and those who want to make a Big Impact and leave a Legacy behind.

My mission is to create a WIN-WIN outcome and experience with my clients where everybody benefits and is in a better place because of it.

My goal is to help my clients live and achieve their personal and business goals and reach their greatest potential through an effective and well designed professional web site that works and converts, so you can share your special and unique products and services with the world, and to work smarter, not harder, and make more money.

A web site that helps to bring you the lifestyle and income that you want and deserve, so you can be, do, and have more, for yourself and for others, and to be able to live life on your own terms, call your own shots, and have more personal, financial, time, geographical, and lifestyle freedom (see my definition of "freedom").

My definition of freedom is -

"Being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want, for as long as I want, any time that I want."

A life with total and complete freedom is how everyone should be able to live, experience, and enjoy. It would make the world a happier, healthier, more peaceful place.

Now wouldn't that be an ideal life and world to live in? ツ

University of Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
4 years
BA in English

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
2 years
Coursework in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photojournalism

Otis College of Art & Design
Los Angeles, California
Coursework in Drawing & Painting

Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Kamuela, Hawaii
4 years (private boarding high school, college prep)

I think when a person enjoys their work, it doesn't feel like work, and this brings better results for everyone.

I have been a professional freelance web designer, plus run my own web design boutique since 2005, and have over 10 years experience, designing and developing websites. Most importantly, because I love what I do and do what I love, I can better serve you.

Although I consider myself a designer and artist, first and foremost, I am skilled & talented in both the design aspects, as well as the technical aspects of web design, and not just one or the other. (Balanced use of both the right brain + left brain kind of person).

Ever since I was a child, I had always been creative and entrepreneurial minded. Creativity, artistic expression, designing web sites, and starting small businesses are my passions. It really gets my blood pumping and creative juices flowing. (-:

When the Internet came along, I knew in my heart that I wanted to become a professional web designer. It was as if all my interests, natural born talents, skills, and passions were all rolled up into one.

You and your business are unique, and I think it's important that you get customized, personal and personalized services and attention.

I will give you dedicated time, attention, and focus on your web site from beginning until end, usually from 4-8 weeks, depending on the size, scope, and complexity of your project, and this means quality, thoughtful, thorough work, done well and completed in a timely manner, and not a quick and dirty job.

Some miscellaneous things about myself ツ

♡ My dream is to be a full-time Digital Nomad, living in and working from Asia & Europe

♡ My favorite colors are turquoise, green, purple and red

♡ I was born in Taipei, left when I was a small child to the U.S., and have lived and grew up mostly in Chicago and Hawaii

♡ I don't watch TV, but I enjoy watching Korean dramas (DramaFever & Viki), especially romantic comedies reincarnation, and time travel stories

♡ I am a bookaholic and have over 10,000 books in my Kindle

♡ My favorite fruits are pineapple, watermelon, & mangoes

♡ I love to eat good food, especially Asian cuisine, and will try most foods

♡ Asides from being a WordPress Designer & Developer, I'm also a digital nomad, entrepreneur, foodpreneur, and authorpreneur

♡ My father was a well known general surgeon and doctor in Hawaii, and my grandfather was a well-known Chinese medicine doctor in Taipei, but no one in my family followed their footsteps in the health and medical field

♡ I aspire to be a songwriter & screenplay writer (where do I find the time, lol)

♡ I am a master number 33, in numerology, which apparently happens only once in a blue moon

♡ Hanalei is my Hawaiian nickname

♡ I am terrible when it comes to reading maps and very glad that Google Maps has been invented

♡ Although Taipei has a great MRT system, I avoid taking it, and prefer walking or taking a taxi

♡ My favorite game is Connect-4 ツ

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Meet Sara

Project Manager
Hello! I am Sara, Hanalei's assistant. I help her with project management.

I make sure that all your questions are answered, and that everything is running smoothly and on schedule, so your web site is up and running on or before the projected completion date.

I am known for my excellent communication skills and ability to multi-task. In my spare time, I enjoy playing badminton, ping pong, bicycling, and eating good food. I especially enjoy sushi.

Meet Max

Sales Manager
Ni hao ma?! I am Max, Taipei Creative's sales manager. I consider myself more of a solutions specialist and problem solver rather than a typical sales guy.

It's important to me that I know exactly what your business challenges are and then together we can work to find solutions, fix and solve it.

In my free time, I enjoy reading business related books and watching movies. My favorite movies are the Matrix and Cloud Atlas.


Join Our Team
We are looking for good, talented people to join our team (including web designers, project managers, business consultants, and sales managers).

Do you have integrity, excellent communication and customer service skills?

Do you "get" and understand the importance of why, to survive, succeed, and compete in today's highly competitive marketplace, it is essential and mandatory (not an option) for businesses to keep up with the times and to invest in a responsive, mobile optimized, mobile friendly web site?

Are you responsible, reliable, entrepreneurial-minded, and want to be part of a fun, exciting, growing web design team? Do you live in Taipei, London, and/or Hawaii?

If yes, we would like to hear from you! Contact us to learn more and to find out what positions are currently available.