I believe strongly in living a life that is dedicated to making the world a better place. That’s what I love so much about the work I do here at the design studio. I get to spend my days helping people to realize their dreams to bring forth their business model that is aligned with their best values. When I’m not helping you build your new website or launch your new business, I can be found hiking or teaching in nature. More about that below…
My Name is
Gary W. Sharlow
Gary W. Sharlow
My work is driven by my passion for living on a healthier planet and in a more kind and caring community.
I have over twenty-five years of web design experience and employ a grid design methodology for website building.
I’ve been designing since 1997 and working almost exclusively with WordPress since its founding in 2003. By employing a grid design technique the possibilities are limitless. Think of your website pages as a blank canvas where you can render the information you would like to present in any way you want. This is in direct contrast to your typical WordPress designer who simply “skins” (and is limited by) existing themes. With a grid layout, you can think of your website as being a series of rows that can be broken into columns. From there, you can fill the space in with whatever widgets you like from forms to images to text. Let’s work together to deliver your message with style.
I love to help my clients discover their strengths and shape their strategy in support of their business goals.
With decades of project management experience, I am uniquely positioned to act almost like a business coach for my clients during the design process. I can help you develop your strategic plan, product lines, marketing strategy, and brand development. Together, we will cut through all the possibilities of what you might offer and get down to offering that which brings you the most joy and best serves your mission. Let’s work together to establish your roadmap to success.
I have worked as a professional photographer and photography instructor in my past and this experience shows in my approach to web design.
Photography has been a great joy in my life for many years. Not only have I been able to launch some amazing projects centered in photography during my career, my study of photographic composition also brings a creative lens to the design process. Designing websites is not unlike making beautiful art with a digital camera. There are design rules that one can follow that feel natural to the eye in web design just as we see with things like the rule of thirds in photography. My passion for photography and the study of compositional techniques help me be a better designer when working for my clients.
I have been involved with meditation and mindfulness for over a decade, and this background makes me a better collaborative partner during the web design process while working with clients.
One of the wonderful pillars of mindfulness is the idea of practicing right livelihood in one’s career. This idea embodies the principle that each person should follow an honest occupation, which fully respects other people and the natural world. I choose to work with people and organizations that are dedicated to making the world and or people’s lives better. This dedication to right livelihood has the added bonus of allowing me to work on projects I truly enjoy and am proud to participate in.