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Hello, I’m

Tersia Starke

I am a Freelance WordPress Web & Graphic Designer

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

Services

What I do

Business Website Design

Stand out from the crowd with an attractive, highly-functional, one-of-a-kind website that clearly differentiates your brand. Each custom website is meticulously handcrafted by me in Betty’s Bay, Western Cape. Don’t be fooled by WordPress “designers” or “developers” who use pre-designed websites as a crutch for weak design and/or poor development skills.

 

Ecommerce Website Design

If you’re looking to upgrade your e-commerce site or perhaps you want to start from scratch, I want to know. By integrating all the elements I know you want, plus those I know you need, my sites perform and convert, every time.

Brand Design and Logo

Whether it be crafting a new brand identity, or developing an existing one, I work hand-in-hand with my clients to design a brand identity that wraps the story around who you are, what makes you different from your competitors and works to have a lasting positive effect on your customers.

Portfolio

Recent Projects

Big Green Egg Africa

Ecommerce site

2020 – Ongoing

Website refresh with ongoing monthly maintenance

Tersia was recommended to us. She was everything we needed in a web developer. She made creative suggestions, wrote imaginative copy and managed the technical aspects. Tersia was quick and adaptive using the resources we had with the deadlines we imposed! We really enjoy working with Tersia and look forward to new ideas. As the lead on this project, I personally enjoyed Tersia’s proactive, charming and independent way of project managing from start to “go live”.

Kerry Hancock – Owner

Send A Surprise

Ecommerce site

2020 – Ongoing

Website refresh with ongoing monthly maintenance.

Tersia redesigned my website and has handled it’s ongoing maintenance and updates. She is very communicative and very prompt to respond to changes I would like to make and the uploading of new products. She is very solutions oriented and takes the time to find out how to solve even the most obscure problems. Tersia is the first web designer I have worked with who has fully immersed herself in understanding how I want my business to be represented on the web and I view her as a critical partner in our online success. Her “after sales service” is second to none as many people are happy to build you a website but few will truly partner with you to ensure it’s ongoing smooth operating.
Lindsay Traill – owner of Send a Surprise

Dance Donation

2020

New NGO Business Site

Having worked with Tersia, there are 2 things that I’d like to mention.

Firstly is her ability to translate and create something beautiful and concrete from something abstract and unclear.

The second is her ability to problem solve when you suddenly get stuck on your website design thinking. As a non-profit organisation, its a challenge to provide a detailed brief, we’re mostly led by passion and intention. Tersia understands this and makes the journey easy. I may be biased, but I think our website is a thing of beauty! Thank you Tersia.

Lilly Figueira – Founder and CEO, Dance Donation

Other

Projects

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Testimonials

Tersia has a keen eye for new trends, she built my first website several years ago.  It was a really complicated business needing various sections and a sales point.  She guided me through the maze with ease, offering a fresh look and simple solutions.  She is now working on changing and simplifying the website to suit my current needs.  I love working with her, its always fun and a lot gets accomplished in a short time.

Vicki Thomas – Botanical Art

I just wanted to say thank you for our new website, it not only looks the part but functions perfectly and is now mobile friendly. Also your assistance with the move from our previous host was invaluable.

Knowing that you are only a phone call away if we have any issues is also reassuring. I would have no hesitation recommending you and your team for anyone needing a new website.

Chris Duncan – The Courier Link

Tersia is really a very special human. Asides from being excellent at what she does and always open and willing to jump to support you when something urgent happens, she is so generous and kind hearted. She really is an example of someone who works for the love of supporting entrepreneurs to get their work out there and get known. She does her work with so much love and support. I highly recommend work with her.

Shannon Royden-Turner – Actuality Africa

A Few Words

About Me

My Story

1989 – Completed a National Diploma in Clothing Design at Durban Technikon

1990 – 2002 – Worked my way up in the clothing industry to managing a large design studio supplying the likes of Woolworths, Pick & Pay, Edgars, Truworths and Fochini’s

2002 – 2010 – Started a footwear distribution business, importing Crocs Footwear into Southern Africa.

2011 – 2021 – Retired from corporate life and became a nomadic Freelance web designer.

Where I am now

I live in the beautiful coastal town of Betty’s Bay, a mere hour from Cape Town. I love nature, good design and fast internet.

My many years working in the corporate world and running my own business means that apart from loving great design, I understand business and will add years of business experience to the development of your project.

Lesser known facts…

I LOVE what I do

I swim in the sea EVERY day

My personal goal for 2021 is to do an unassisted headstand 🙂