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New Orleans Web Design Studio | About

Jennifer Freire

Owner

Jennifer is a NOLA native who works from her home-based office in Metairie. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from UNO and brings to the table over 15 years of graphic design, photography, and website design, and various coding technologies.

Background

Jennifer Started NOWDS shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when she noticed a growing need for local web designers. Rather than seeking a job with another firm, she decided to start her own business and has never looked back. Jennifer provides all services offered through NOWDS. She proudly designs everything from start to finish and has never outsourced a single project.

Hobbies

Jennifer’s hobbies include home improvement projects, tracking satellites, learning about ancient history, watching any show with Josh Gates, painting, drawing, and pretty much anything that involves creativity and/or critical thinking. She spends her free time with her family and friends, and she loves going on adventures, even if that means taking the kids on a nature walk.

 

Attention to Detail

More than Web Design | How We Stand Out

When you contract New Orleans Web Design Studio for your website needs, you get more than just a website. We take the time to learn about you and your business’ needs, and we develop your website with various considerations like search engine visibility, your customer base, social networking and driving traffic to your site. We even make sure your images for your facebook page utilize the proper dimensions so they don’t get cropped off. That’s some serious attention to detail, and there’s no DIY web design software that can do that!


Over 20 Years of Design Experience

Learn how we’ve grown over the years. We go back to the 90’s. Boy, have we come a long way!

September 1998


A New Creative Medium

While attending NOCCA, Jennifer was introduced to graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator. Yes, THAT above is the iMac on which Jen learned Photoshop at NOCCA! Since her childhood years, she had a passion for art, and this design software opened up for her a new world of creative possibilities.

September 1998
January 2000


Early Years of Web Design

Working towards her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts at UNO, Jennifer also excelled in Computer Science. She took a Hypermedia class and immediately saw the perfect opportunity to merge her creative skills with her love for technology. The class provided her the basics in web design at the time – HTML and CSS tied together with Dreamweaver. On her spare time, Jennifer would visit the computer lab to access various editing tools such as Flash, Fireworks, Coldfusion, and Premiere. She loved learning how to use all of the latest software.

January 2000
October 2003


Tying it Together Professionally

Jennifer was ready to put her skills to work beginning in 2003. She was hired by LSU Health Sciences Center and assisted with design and maintenance for the Continuing Medical Education website. She also briefly worked for a local marketing company before establishing her own web design business in 2005.

October 2003
March 2008


The Rise of Content Management Systems

During our early years, we established a love for content management systems. Our favorite CMS at the time, Joomla, allowed us to offer new services that were previously not practical nor secure for our clients. We learned how PHP and MySql were pushing web design into a new realm. Database driven CMS websites quickly became the new standard, allowing us the freedom to design customized sites while implementing advanced functionality. We could now provide attractive e-commerce websites, advanced forms, photo galleries, caching, and so much more.

March 2008
January 2020


The Possibilities with WordPress

Fast forward to 2020, and we’ve had almost all of our clients’ websites transferred to WordPress. There is no other CMS in our opinion that to date matches the level of third party development and support. We’re part of an amazing community of web designers and software developers who constantly work to improve the system. This means our clients and theirs all benefit from the latest trends in design, functionality and security.

January 2020
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