I’m Debbie Campbell, the owner / web designer /web developer / problem solver-in-chief of Red Kite. I’ve been doing this professionally since 2005 and I have a lot of experience helping small business owners establish and grow their organizations online.
Why hiring the right web designer matters.
We know that a small business website can be a substantial investment. That’s why we do all we can to help you succeed by listening to you very carefully. We do this from the very beginning and all the way through your project (and even after launch). We want to learn:
- What issues are we trying to solve with your project?
- What business goals do you need to meet?
- How do we make your site provide the best possible experience for your users?
- What results will make your new project a success for your business?
Working with Red Kite is not like working with your neighbor’s cousin’s nephew! We are all about building long-term working partnerships with our clients. And we value transparency in everything, not a black-box approach. Learn more about our web design process.
Red Kite makes your life easier by providing you with a website that you can manage and grow without the ongoing help of a web designer – and we’ll educate you on how to use it. We talk honestly with clients about what works and what doesn’t in the web world because we believe that an enlightened client is far more likely to succeed.
Red Kite is based in Fort Collins, CO and works with clients locally and nationally.
More reasons why we’re not your run-of-the-mill web design studio.
Other ways we support your online business.
For Red Kite, it’s always been about “how can we best support our clients and make things easier for them, so they can get what they need all in one place?” Here are some of the ways we do it…
In 2014 we launched WP Minder, a service built to provide ongoing hosting and maintenance for our design clients.
When a website launches, the party’s not over – it’s just beginning. And it has to be consistently maintained going forward. We wanted to be the one to do that for our clients since we already knew their websites inside and out.
WP Minder currently maintains over 70 client websites with comprehensive Care Plans that include weekly updates, redundant backups, security audits, support time and much, much more.
In 2018 we began offering Performance Optimization. Our load time analysis and improvements now include Core Web Vitals, implemented in 2021 by Google to help provide a measure for quantifying user experience. On average we can reduce load time by over 50% and often better.
In 2022 we began offering marketing packages to drive more traffic to client sites, and then capture and nurture leads once they arrive. We have packages specifically designed for local businesses as well.
A little more info about owner Debbie Campbell
I’m a problem solver. I love using my creative and analytical skills to come up with solutions that engage visitors and meet the business’s goals, yet still offer an easy-to-use online experience. I believe good design is invisible – it provides context and direction but doesn’t get in the user’s way.
I’m one of the founders of Fort Collins Internet Pros, a meetup group that now has over 1,300 members.
In my free time I’m a wildlife and landscape photographer. I shoot with Fuji mirrorless bodies and lenses – see my work at Dark Iron Photography.