Hello, this is me, Mandy Stephens. I have worked in communications for over 20 years, and now specialise in website design for small businesses.I enjoy helping clients to produce sites which really reflect them and what their business is about, so they can attract the right customers.
My background in marketing is something I bring to all my website work. My philosophy is that the primary goal of a website is to deliver the right information to the right people (ie your clients!) as effectively as possible. This means that I focus on relevant content rather than flashy effects, so that your website visitors have a positive, engaging experience when they visit your site.
I work with clients both locally and much further afield. I’d love to hear from you – please contact me to discuss your next project.
After doing a degree in Behavioural Sciences, I worked as a freelance desktop publisher – producing marketing, training and publicity materials for a variety of clients in the public, private, and charity sectors. I also trained in electronic transcription, supporting hearing-impaired students in university lectures.
In 1997 I took on the full time position of marketing manager at WOMAD, an international arts organisation (Peter Gabriel’s ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance’ www.womad.org), where I stayed for 10 years.
Our family moved from the West Country to the Isle of Wight in 2008. This was a move back home for my Islander husband Pete (check out his website at www.islandcom.co.uk if you need a book-keeper / accountant!). I have been dividing my time between working and looking after our young daughter who is currently at primary school.
In addition to web design I’m also an occasional inspector for the Sawday’s guides, discovering special places to stay on the Isle of Wight.