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Meet Hanalei

WordPress Web Designer & Developer + SEO Expert

Your All-In-One Web Design Genie 😊

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 audience, clientele and marketplace.

Your success is my success! I want to see you succeed with your web site. 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 feel 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, thoughtful and thorough 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 goals, quicker, better, easier, and faster with a web site that works and converts 24/7/365.

I know the task of finding the best web designer to work with can be a challenging and time-consuming one, and finding & choosing a web designer that you can trust to get the job done isn't always quick or easy.

There are so many web designers to choose from (where do you start, whom should you work with?) your head must be spinning at this point.

Also, since not all web designers are created equal, and not all websites are created equal, you must choose your web designer wisely.

I prefer working with clients that I believe are on the same page, and make a good fit, because it makes it so much easier and faster for us to create an amazing web site together and to enjoy our time together.

An effective and successful web site is a collaborative & cooperative effort and process, 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.

The best way to find out if we make for a mutually good fit is to read the "Are We a Good Fit?" page, and Request a Quote or Request a Consultation, and then we can take it from there.

I look forward to hearing from you, working together, creating a win-win, and making your website dreams come true.

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Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
2 years
Coursework in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photojournalism
🌐 https://www.pepperdine.edu/

Otis College of Art & Design
Los Angeles, California
Coursework in Drawing & Painting
🌐 https://www.otis.edu/

University of Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
4 years
BA in English
🌐 http://www.hawaii.edu/

Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, Hawaii
Summer Semester
🌐 http://www.hpu.edu/

Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Kamuela, Hawaii
4 years (private boarding high school, college prep)
🌐 https://www.hpa.edu/

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 13 years experience, designing and developing 100+ 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 have 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 therefore it's important that you get customized, personal and personalized services and attention with an experienced web designer who is focused on your project.

I will give you dedicated time, attention, and focus on your web site from beginning until end, usually from 2-8 weeks, depending on the size, scope, and complexity of your project, and this means quality, thoughtful, thorough work, done right and done well (from the ground up) and completed in a timely manner.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo Davinci

I have a clean, elegant, and minimal design style and sensibility and follow the LESS IS MORE and the KISS (β€œKeep It Simple Sweetheart”) Principles. ツ

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

Keeping things simple, minimal, streamlined, easy to follow and easy to navigate, where the design is attractive, elegant, clean, minimal, 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, especially with the frequent use of mobile phones, where people are short on time and have short attention spans, 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, Make a Difference, and leave a Legacy behind.

My mission and 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 to make more money.

I would like to design you 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").

I would like to create and experience a WIN-WIN outcome with my clients where everybody benefits and is in a better place because of our collaboration and time together.

My definition of freedom is -

"Being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want, with whomever 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 life. It would make the world a happier, healthier, more positive and peaceful place.

The more we have, the more we have to give. Now wouldn't that be an ideal life and world to live in? ツ

Some miscellaneous things about myself ツ

β™‘ From Hawaii, currently in Taipei, working my way towards Europe

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

β™‘ My favorite colors are turquoise, green, purple and red

β™‘ 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

β™‘ I don't watch TV, but I enjoy watching Korean dramas, especially romantic comedies, reincarnation, and time travel stories

β™‘ I am an avid reader + bookaholic and have over 10,000 books in my Kindle

β™‘ My favorite fruits are pineapple, watermelon, & mangoes

β™‘ I love to eat good food, especially Asian cuisine, and will try most foods

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

β™‘ 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

β™‘ I aspire to be a songwriter & screenplay writer (where do I find the time, lol) ツ

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

β™‘ "Hanalei" is my Hawaiian nickname

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

β™‘ Although Taipei has a great MRT system, I avoid taking it, and prefer walking, taking a taxi or the bus

β™‘ My favorite games are Connect-4 & Tetris