One girl, one computer, big results. Webdesigner and front end developer with 10 + years of professional experience specializing in custom website design and WordPress development.
We design + develop beautiful, modern websites. With over 10 years of experience and +125 websites under our belt, we specialize in what we love, and our services reflect what we are good at.
Every responsive website designed by ink is SEO friendly and includes visitor statistics. For those who want to update yourself, we build all our sites using WordPress - one of the most popular CMS around.
No outsourcing here - from start to finish all work is completed in-house. We are based in Halfmoon Bay on the BC Sunshine Coast, but welcome work in Vancouver, Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish and abroad.
My story? I graduated from University with BA (Hons) Psychology — but instead of pursuing this degree, I remained intrigued by the Computer Science courses I had taken which had introduced me to the world of website design… and since then there has been no going back. Since 2000, I have been actively involved in the design and development of websites. As a freelance designer, I worked subcontract jobs, built my portfolio designing for others and gained valuable experience. I now run a small design company based on a passion to create modern, beautiful and professional website designs.
In a world where websites require no HTML knowledge, and “you can do it yourself in 5 minutes” … it can’t hurt to remember the days where code was written by hand, required a calculator and some decent skills. I started out designing and developing all my own websites from scratch, learning the ins and outs of how HTML works and why. This has given me great insight when building my favourite type of sites – WordPress – one of the most popular and awesome CMS around. The combination of up to date responsive design combined with the knowledge and skill of the good old days produces some pretty big results.
Originally from Kenora / Lake of the Woods, I left for the West Coast shortly after graduating University. After living in Whistler and Pemberton for 15 years, I have now settled in the Sunshine Coast community of Halfmoon Bay, which I enjoy with my talented graffiti artist husband Alex, daughters Lucy & Jade, and my longtime golden retriever, Moe.
We design and custom develop beautiful, modern websites. We are a small business that enjoys working with other small businesses … and the larger ones, too. The majority of our clients are small to medium companies from locations ranging from the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Corridor, stretching to Ontario and beyond. We’re creative and have tons of new ideas to share about how to improve your website. See below our list of services and see how we can help you.
We like to keep things clean, simple and easy to navigate. It can’t just look pretty – it has to be functional, too. All of our responsive sites are built using WordPress CMS, one of the most popular content management applications around. Easily update your website through an admin panel using any web browser – no software required.
For those clients who need additional support, as-needed maintenance helps keep your site fresh, and keeps your viewers coming back. Maintenance work is billed by the minute so you only pay for what you requested. We have a 5 minute minimum per request, so being organized can help reduce costs.
Know who is visiting your site and from where. All projects include set-up of a Google Analytics account so you can be informed of the details of your website’s visitors. Login to your account and view the information about your website traffic and stats, and gain insight into how your website is performing.
Each website is built with the basic components that make them easy to index: Page titles and URLs that are descriptive and SEO friendly, appropriate alt text for images, and proper meta tags. You also have the ability to easily make your own SEO edits via installed WordPress plugins.
All projects include a manual with detailed instructions specific to your premium WordPress theme. We also have an extensive help file with many common questions to assist clients. Don’t be shy – we also provide technical support via email – from the person who designed your site and knows it best.
Get to know us. You might be surprised by how promptly your emails and questions are answered (in a language you can understand), how quickly your edits are completed and how much we care about your website. Read testimonials to see what clients had to say about working with ink.
“In the years that we have worked with Chantal, she has always provided the highest calibre of service at the most reasonable price. She is an absolute gem to work with!”
“I regularly recommend Chantal to businesses interested in web design services and we’ve worked on a number of projects together. I’m quite confident in her ability to deliver quality design at a more than reasonable price and it continues to be a joy working with her.”
“Chantal’s beautiful work as a designer shows she understands what the client is looking for, yet she is open to other ideas and concepts. As a business owner she is accommodating, professional and very prompt with any questions or concerns. I will recommend her to all of my peers and clients, and would recommend her to any business, especially to the small business owner!”
"Image is important. When we decided to open a new company, we went to Chantal to develop a website consistent with the image we wanted to portray. She came up with great ideas, responded to suggestions quickly and came in on budget. We will certainly use her for future projects and recommend her to our friends."
“Chantal has done an amazing job creating a website for our event. We never actually met which makes it that much more amazing, through emails she captured the feel we wanted and created a professional, easy flow website that represented our idea perfectly!”
“We could not be happier with Chantal’s work on the design of our website. In fact, within a week of our new site going “live” we had 8 new reservations! Chantal was thorough, sensitive to our tastes and incredibly efficient in turning around our many requests. We were also pleasantly surprised by the very reasonable price that she charged us for such professional work. We have already recommended her to two other businesses.”
“Chantal has been the webmaster for my company website for over 6 years now. We’re very pleased with her work. Website redesign, edits and even the smallest changes are taken care of immediately. Chantal is very knowledgeable and detail oriented and we couldn’t imagine anyone else managing our site! We highly recommend her.”
We are not a big do-it-all company – customer service is a high priority, and for that reason we don’t take on too many projects at once. From start to finish, your website is created and built by the same designer who understands your vision from our initial consultation. No outsourcing here – all work is completed in-house. We place high importance on properly gauging our schedule and successfully reaching project deadlines.
At this time we are accepting new clients/design projects, but working reduced (stay-at-home-mum-with-two-small-kids) hours. This means our office hours can be unscheduled. We are not your standard 9-5 and phone meetings require advance notice and scheduling. Most projects are conducted via email as this gives us more flexibility with scheduling and workload. We understand than in order for a design project to be successful, we need to be a good overall fit. If the above works for you, we are happy to work with you!
We have regular office hours scheduled Mon Wed Fri from 10am-4pm
Please see the chart below which indicates the next available timeslot for new websites or redesigns.
If this timeline works for your schedule, please contact us regarding a quote or complete the free online quote request form.
We are located in the oceanside community of Halfmoon Bay, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC – but welcome clients from abroad. If you have any questions or ideas about website design and development, feel free to send us an email anytime or use the form – we will get back to you within 2 business days.
PHONE: (604) 399-8087
*scheduled meetings only
JULY + AUG: Mon/Wed/Fri 10-4
SEPT-DEC: Tues/Thurs 9-2