In honor of Thanksgiving 2014, The New York Website Designer is giving back. Isn’t it time you launched your own website or blog? Or maybe a brand new website would be the perfect gift for someone on your list. We created two great packages designed to fit your needs!
You can get a basic 5-page website for $1500 or a Blog for $999.
These are our best options if you have a low budget and need a basic informational website. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for a simple website for your start-up, or an actor needing a blog to showcase your portfolio… we will work hand-in-hand with you to create the website of your dreams! We will set up the website for you on a web hosting platform that will allow you to maintain the site by yourself and we’ll even help you set up the site on a custom URL (such as: http://www.yourname.com)!
They talked to her about her New York web design experience, the freelance lifestyle and her advice for new freelancers that are just getting started. Andrea is always thrilled to give her opinion as an in-demand expert in the web design and marketing industry.
The League of Professional Theatre Women, Inc. is:
An advocacy organization with a mission to reinforce the positive image of, promote the visibility of, and increase opportunities for women in the arts and entertainment industries, more particularly professional theatre, with a goal to enrich and infuse our culture.
A support system for women in theatre, in which they serve as resources for each other by mutual sharing of experiences, insights and work.
A center for the exchange of information and skills that women can utilize in their careers.
A means of linking women in the professional theatre with colleagues in college and university theatres, and with women in other performing arts organizations in the United States and abroad.
A forum for ideas relating to art and its effect on society.
I recently created two new websites for NY1’s traffic anchor, Jamie Shupak. Jamie needed to update her website to showcase her ever-expanding portfolio. She also needed a website for her new food blog: http://www.TheTVDinner.com.
“Andrea is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is talented, creative and most importantly, she listens to your needs and wants as a client. She took my vision — for both of my sites! — and brought them to life in an even better way than I ever could have imagined. I couldn’t be happier with the work she did, all while being incredibly patient with my need for perfection. Andrea is easy and timely to communicate with, which is important. You don’t want to sit around waiting for a response when you’re itching for your website to be done. I would whole-heartedly recommend you hire her for any of your web design/logo needs.”
The New York Website Designer’s web design for Chris Skurat.
The New York Website Designer recently created a new website and logo for NYC based Creative Director / Copywriter, Chris Skurat. He’s worked on projects for Citi, American Express, Fostors, IBM, Motorola and Time Warner. Chis was referred to me by Dennis Greeley, another Creative Director / copywriter based in New York City. I finished Dennis’ website in November and he was so thrilled with the results, he recommended me to Chris!
“A friend referred me to Andrea — and I’m glad he did. I needed to profile my work/portfolio online and I needed it right away. Andrea was able to jump right in and make it happen. She was able to accommodate a rush project. She understood my needs. She communicated clearly. She is collaborative. She responded quickly. Now, the site is up & running & it looks great. And just as importantly, she made it clear she is available for any refreshes I may need in the future. Recommended!”
“I work in advertising. Finding someone to help me put together a portfolio site seems like it would be easy, but it just isn’t. Andrea made the entire process simple and easy for me. She was responsive (phone, email & text) and totally “got” the simple presentation I was looking for. She even suggested a different delivery method (Behance) which worked out great. I appreciated her easy-going-ness about the whole process, and her willingness to be available should anything implode, or if I can’t upload new work of my own–a high probability. Overall, I highly recommend her to help you finally get that site done that you know you need.”
Under her watch, many of her client’s sites have more than doubled their website hits. Clients have happily expressed that their increased market share springs in part from Andrea’s exceptional search engine optimization (SEO) skills.
As a small business owner, Andrea is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She feels honored to be the “go to” gal for small business owners across the country! From the creation of your logo, to business cards, social media sites, blogs and (of course) your website…she strives to be your one-stop-shop for all of your online marketing needs.
When you’re starting up, you need a very clear idea of who your market is and what you want to say to them. Andrea recommends a phased approach to your website, letting you manage cash flow effectively and scale up when you need it. She can give you the essentials first and build on them with the bells and whistles later when you’re a bit more established. This depends on your business though – she’d love to hear what you’ve got in mind.
I recently created a new website for LA based actress, Melissa Kellner. Melissa needed a website to showcase her ever-expanding portfolio. Being that my background is in theater, I knew exactly what she needed. I love working with actors, artists and musicians. I’m passionate about using my online marketing skills to help my fellow artists!
Melissa wanted a website that was easy to update, so I suggested we create a custom-designed site on WordPress. Using this platform helped to keep the cost down while giving her the capability to update her website by herself. We created a website that showcased her headshot portfolio, her resumes, her reels and She was thrilled with the results!
“Like some other people who wrote reviews, I too shopped around a bit, but no one compared to the immediate connection I had with Andrea. She REALLY listened to what I wanted, and had ideas and suggestions that I never even thought of, but that were totally in the correct theme/ line of thinking I was going for. She REALLY cares how successful your website is – not just whether you “like” it or not, but if it is going to get you the best business possible. She makes everything super easy and user friendly. I am NOT a tech-orientated person, but she was able to do EXACTLY what I wanted… AND we live 3,000 miles away from each other. Now THAT’S talent!”
Websites for Actors
The New York Website Designer specializes in websites for actors. Think of your website as your online portfolio, or a giant business card. Backstage.com did an article on websites for actors and they noted, “Thanks to the Internet, a headshot and résumé don’t have to be an actor’s sole calling card anymore. A website can help you raise your visibility and spotlight your talent. And just as a quality headshot and résumé can brand you an astute pro, so can a top-notch website. But the opposite is also true: A confusing or inferior site can frustrate casting directors.”
So make sure you hire someone that knows the industry! Luckily for you, Andrea Bertola has two loves in her life: website design AND theater. With Andrea you get a top-notch website designer that has also been on BOTH sides of the casting table.
The New York Website Designer was interviewed by Advanced Photoshop Magazine for their 100th Issue. For this special article they wanted to reach out to some of the biggest names in the creative world and Andrea Bertola was honored to be chosen as one of them!
They talked to her about her New York web design experience and her use of Photoshop for her graphic design clients. It was a fun interview! Andrea is always thrilled to give her opinion as an in-demand expert in the web design and marketing industry.
Keep your eyes peeled for Issue #100 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine, set to hit the newsstand this Fall.