More about me and my work

My background

  • For many years I worked as a web developer and consultant for a large health care organization in Seattle. (You can read more about my professional background on my LinkedIn profile.)
  • In 2014 I decided I needed a change of pace, wanting to add more meaning and creativity to my life. So I left my job and started freelancing, contracting, learning as much as possible, and building a lot of web sites for small business owners. (I also started designing and making screen-printed home goods, and built an on-line store called Suzanne Harrison Home.)
  • What I discovered is that I love the flexibility and variation that comes with this kind of lifestyle, and I realized how much I want to help other people achieve a fulfilling lifestyle, doing work they love.
  • Since then I have helped a lot of people who are doing meaningful work improve their presence on the web. I truly enjoy working closely with my clients, collaborating to create something great, contributing to their successs.
  • When it comes to web design my motto is style, purpose, and simplicity. Focusing on these three things always delivers the best results.
Suzanne Harrison Web Designer and Developer

“Keep it simple, but significant.”
– Don Draper

Some of my recent work

Stand Up Floats Project

Stand Up Floats

The owner of Stand Up Floats needed an on-line store that reflected his brand, was easy to navigate, and integrated with Amazon Web Services, to sell his fun and unique inflatable creatures that attach to your Stand Up Paddleboard.

ARC Dance Project

Arc Dance

The director of this dance company and ballet school needed a new site that was easy to navigate, easy to maintain, responsive to all devices and screen sizes, and included well organized information about camps, classes, schedules, performances, and events. She also needed an e-commerce solution for on-line registration, ticket sales and donations.

Hearthstone Project

Hearthstone

Hearthstone, a real estate investment company, needed some design help. They needed their site to reflect their brand by presenting clear messaging, beautiful photos of their homes, consistent colors and fonts, simple navigation, and responsiveness to all screen sizes.
Howard Z Freeman Contractor Project

H Z Freeman Construction

The owner of this construction company wanted a clean and modern website that showcased his company’s experience in creating beautiful spaces, for both residential and commercial clients, with the ability to easily update his portfolio of work.
Lobular Breast Care Alliance Project

LBCA

The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance is an organization that is creating a network of patients, clinicians, and researchers, with the goal of advancing the prevention and treatment of this unique form of breast cancer. This dynamic site is maintained by the founders, and is updated regularly with information about events, clinical trials, and research. Just after launching, hundreds of visitors subscribed.
Crown Hill Urban Village Project

Crown Hill Urban Village

To accommodate Seattle’s population explosion, neighborhoods are being re-zoned. The purpose of this site is to keep people living “in the zone” informed about upcoming changes, and get them involved in advocating for smart growth. Subscribers receive newsletters that contain news, alerts, and upcoming events. Members of the Committee for Smart Growth are able to maintain the site themselves and the site receives hundreds of visitors daily.
New Finishes Project

New Finishes, Inc.

The owners of this metal painting and finishing company, whose clients are mostly contractors, wanted to update their site with a fresh look and feel, that showcased the variety of finishes they provide (through the use of images and galleries), emphasized their expertise, rendered well on all screens and devices, with the ability to easily add new images to their galleries. ​
Uscan Project

Uscan

The goal of this landing page is to generate leads by providing valuable information about the Uscan ultra-sound scanner, in return for filling out a pop-up form with contact information.
Suzanne Harrison Home Project

Suzanne Harrison Home

This is my personal site and on-line store where I sell my handmade products. The goal of this site is to showcase and sell my work, and build loyal customers who like unique, fun, and earth-friendly products. It integrates with social media, and allows visitors to sign up for newsletters notifying them of new products, events, and promotions.