This website serves as a get-to-know platform as well as my testing site for page layout and custom web functions. Please kindly tolerate any placeholder text, coffee references and, depending on the timing of your visit, an occasional unpleasant error code! ~ Donna Marceau (about)
WordPress is an open source content management system using php and a MySQL database. The platform is estimated to run nearly 30% of websites on the internet. A behind-the-scenes database stores content and a secure, intuitive administrative panel allows for quick content updates.
WooCommerce is an open source plugin that adds ecommerce functionality - turning a WordPress website into a fully functioning online store. Customer data, product images & descriptions, pricing, sales history, inventory and more are easily managed from the WP dashboard. Customizations and specialized features are available via the open source community and paid code.
Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system and control over the look, content and functionality of their webstore. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog management tools.
Adobe Creative Cloud includes well-know applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and an expanding suite of tools and services for digital design and development.
Constant Contact and MailChimp are a popular subscription email marketing service provider for managing mailing lists and distributing email news, marketing messages and updates to subscribers from an online administrative panel. phpList is an open source (free) alternative email service platform hosted much like a website, providing total control of content, design, archives and data.
The Microsoft Office 365 suite of products includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook... - the standard in executive presentation, cloud collaboration and communication tools.
Providing maximum responsiveness to mobile devices. Content and images rearrange to accomodate the screen size.
Saturday - 01/25/2020
Items B and C are coded to reverse position on small devices, conrolling exactly how content is viewed. Try it! Just rotate your phone...
Principal | Lead Designer
I began my professional career after graduating from Hussian College (Hussian School of Art) in Philadelphia. As a marketing designer, I was fortunate to have exciting early career opportunities including a stretch as The Philadelphia Zoo's Graphics / Exhibits Department manager and design coordinator of $multi-million tradeshows for DuPont USA.
I later began working as a designer for several client industries where I gained invaluable insight working with corporate leaders and their teams. It was then I came to understand that every strategic marketing effort must be focused on a clear return on investment dollars, time and talent. Inspired to broaden my business knowledge beyond design, I earned an undergraduate degree in marketing at Ursinus College.
In 2020, with many years of experience and my stubborn desire to bring the highest quality solutions to my clients, I continue to explore and execute the latest technologies, software, design tools, data management and online platforms. (View the most requested technologies & tools.)
To further broaden my ability to integrate contemporary business strategies and applications with strategic design, I recently completed an MBA at AACSB accreditated West Chester University of Pennsylvania / College of Business and Public Management.