The idea for Arwen Web Design came at the end of 2016. I had moved from London to Northampton in the summer of 2015. In October 2016 I sold my travel business and was wondering what to do next. I decided to start two businesses, Arwen Web Design but also a pet services business called Northampton Dog Walker.
My interest in web design dates back to the late 1990’s. Initially I created my own personal websites and some for friends and relatives. I remember using tools like Pagemill, Microsoft Frontpage and then later Macromedia Dreamweaver (later purchased by Adobe). I then found WordPress which is what I’ve exclusively used since. I’ve used themes from the likes of StudioPress (Genesis), GeneratePress and most recently Kadence.
Once I started designing websites for my own businesses, my interest in SEO (search engine optimisation) started. I decided to teach myself rather than outsource it and quickly found that I was fascinated by the topic. I’ve put my knowledge to good use on a few projects and would now like to help other small local businesses.
I live with my partner Ewelina and our Border Collie Archie. My main hobbies are photography and travel.