My Website Process: Speaking at WordCamp Brisbane
This was one of the biggest challenges in my design career to date…
Standing up at WordCamp Brisbane…
as a graphic designer…
in front of a huge crowd including a bunch of hardcore web developers (Eeek!) 😬
and delivering a presentation on my 9-step website process.
As you can expect, this was more than a little nerve-racking. Many MANY fears reared their creepy hairy heads.
Could what I have to share really be of value to this crowd?
Do I have what it takes as a graphic designer to have a relevant and useful perspective on creating websites?
Do graphic designers have any place creating websites?
The answer… HELLS YEAH!
I stood there for 30 minutes and put myself — and the ins and outs of my website process — out there. And all with minimal knee-knocking! Phew!
When I finished, I got a huge round of applause, loads of questions and designers coming up to me saying how much they loved my approach and the info I shared. 🤩
A bunch of people also joined my mailing list, Facebook Group and contacted me about mentoring.
It was a rush! I LOVED IT. I loved sharing what I’ve learned, connecting with other designers and WordPress lovers and genuinely helping people create better websites.
I learned that as graphic designers we have unique skills that make us a lethal combo for building websites! 💪
It was a whole lot of fun!
And it was filmed. 📹
You can watch the video of my presentation below 👇
I really hope me sharing my process gives you the confidence to create rockstar websites too!
Here’s to us designers making the web a more beautiful place — one website at a time
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About the author
Hi! I'm Emma. I’m a graphic designer turned web designer on a mission to teach others how to build beautiful & professional websites with WordPress. Through mentoring and my online courses I teach other graphic designers and entrepreneurs how to build their own websites using my 9-step process. In my spare time I love writing about my freelance life, creating pretty things and hanging out with my fiancé & fur-babies. Find me on Insta & in my Facebook Group