Working with Jan to make my website was brilliant

Portfolio

Below are some examples of websites I’ve designed plus lots of testimonials.


Recent sites

Andrew Montgomery Photographer
"Jan provided me with the most beautiful site fully enabling my work to speak for itself with a simplicity and elegance. An absolute professional!" Andrew Montgomery Photographer
Anna Chilvers writer
It was a joy to work with Jan. She was friendly and relaxed and took the time to find out exactly what I wanted from my website. She encouraged me to come up with ideas for the design and then created exactly what I had imagined. She is unfailingly positive and never once said anything was impossible. I had complete confidence in her. I think this is Jan's great skill, that she understands what her customer wants, and also has the knowledge, expertise and creative vision to deliver it. I am delighted with my website, thank you Jan. Anna Chilvers, writer
Women for Refugee Women
Jan was great to work with and really understood our vision for the new website design. She was very flexible about making changes, and we were really pleased she was able to complete the design on our tight timescale. We've also hugely appreciated her ongoing support with minor edits and additions since the site went live. Sarah Graham, Women for Refugee Women

Festivals, musicians, writers and other artists

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
"You've worked so devotedly, dextrously and creatively and given much much more than we can remunerate you for."
"Having won the contract, Jan ran like the wind with it. She built a wordpress site that fitted the festival hand to glove. Modern, exciting, dynamic. ever changing, Jan created a website that was able to twist and turn with all of the extraordinary happenings this festival cycle. She works faster than anyone I know and she's razor sharp, fast to respond and even quicker to head problems off at the pass. She's turned a website into a way of life for the festival. First class piece of work! " Helen Meller, Festival Director, HBAF.
This site was built using Wordpress plus the Thesis Theme and is a responsive site, easily read on smart phones and tablets.
Rachel Connor writer
Working with Jan was an absolute pleasure. From the beginning, when we talked through creative possibilities for colour and layout, I felt she listened to what I wanted. The site is at the same time just as I imagined it - calm, spacious and professional looking - and somehow so much better. Jan led me through the process with just the right amount of prompting, always following my instinct but not afraid to act on her own. And minor technical snags after the launch were fixed the same day. I enjoyed the collaboration so much and am delighted with the final result.
Stumble
"Jan is a revelation to work with. Nothing is too much trouble. It's been great fun building my new site with her, aiming at a different approach, to be more creative and ambitious and mostly, revelling in the sheer pleasure of being listened to!" Mish Weaver, Stumble
Tessa Gordziejko
"Working with Jan to make my website was brilliant - she explained things in really clear ways and asked questions I wouldn't have thought about. After helping me decide on design and colour options, she built the basic site very quickly which gave us lots of time at the next level, to maximise its impact. I'm delighted with the result, and have also been well instructed in how to add and edit the site. Its a website which will magnify my profile and a wide range of my work" Tessa Gordziejko
Whitehall Studio
"Working with Jan was an answer to my prayers. She made getting my website up and running a really smooth, fun and quick process. Something that I had put off because I thought it would be a nightmare to get sorted was all complete in no time at all. I am delighted with my new site and how easy it was to work with Jan to create the look and feel I was after. And I can now relax knowing that I have Jan on hand to help me with all my future requirements." Nic Corrigan, Whitehall Studio
Hebden Bridge Piano Festival
My partner is director of our town's piano festival - I built and maintain the website.
Paul Roberts - concert pianist, writer, lecturer, teacher
"It was the perfect experience working with Jan on my new website. I was invited to bombard her with material, ideas, positives and negatives, and she duly fielded them all with aplomb, gently nudging me towards solutions with infinite patience. Expertise I expected, and received in spades - all underpinned by effortless friendliness and a constant atmosphere of 'can do' . Thanks Jan.'' Paul Roberts
Dave Nelson - pianist, composer, teacher
A simple and effective site, created for my partner. This is a responsive site which can be easily read on smartphones and tablets.

Holiday retreats

Jungle Tide - Sri Lanka
We’ve had nothing but praise from everyone who’s seen our website which Jan redesigned with us in the summer. We always felt in control and Jan was not only a well of ideas but a model of speed and accuracy. Highly recommended! Jerry Smith and Sally Martin, Jungle Tide
Le Puget - French Retreat
Jan is a delight to work with; quick, thoughtful, with ideas to contribute, and lots of experience. Above all, she delivers when she says she will. Excellent value for money. John Haward, Le Puget

Consultants/Trainers

Alison Grant architext
Jan built my website for me quickly and efficiently and I'm really pleased with the result. Jan gives very good advice on the content, structure and appearance of websites and is very much up-to-date with the industry. She is also a great person to work with - thank you, Jan! Alison Grant
Deb Nicholson Consulting
Working with Jan on my new website was a joy - I wanted a new Wordpress website and to learn how to do my own editing, and I am now empowered to to do this thanks to Jan's website building skills, awesome techie skills, her encouragement and guidance. I felt (and still feel) supported through the whole process, I had fun even, and I am thrilled with the final result. Deb Nicholson
Dialogue Training and Consultancy
We are really happy with our website. Jan has been very helpful, able, creative, and knowledgeable. Her communication with us has always been very clear and responsive, which has been an essential part of the process. I’ve enjoyed our collaboration and feel it’s been a great balance between our thoughts and desires, and Jan’s input. Helen Cruthers, Dialogue Training and Consultancy
Learnworks

Jan gave me what I wanted, not what she wanted me to have. I never felt I was arguing against a set idea or a closed mind wanting to repeat the last project. Quite the contrary - this was a real collaboration and one which produced a really great result in less than a month. Use this woman’s services! Robin Hoyle, Learnworks

The Art of Possibility
Jan is a woman with tenacity and committed to getting it right. My kind of collaborator. Bev Morton, The Art of Possibility
This site was built using Wordpress plus the Thesis Theme.

Complementary health/Well-being practitioners

Caron May
"All the way through the process of design Jan was patient and attentive. Many ideas were nurtured beautifully and now I have a website which I love showing to people and they love looking at." Caron May
Stress Resilience
Working with Jan was so easy because of her willingness to really try to understand my vision for my new business and her amazing ability to translate what she could see of my personality into the colours and feel of the site. She was also remarkably patient with my technophobia and grew my confidence in my ability to edit the site myself. Clare Gee
Bellenden Therapy Rooms
It was so enjoyable working with Jan, she just knows what you want even if you can't get the words out. Everything was done so quickly and professionally it was a brilliant experience. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a website done. Jane Tilton, Bellenden Therapy Rooms
Lisbeth Russell – The Energy Bank Co
I was recommended to Jan Scott Nelson to help design and create my website, a project which was long overdue and seemed daunting as I had no real idea of how I wanted it to look or the atmosphere or clear message I wanted it to convey. In a very short time Jan grasped and understood who and what I was about and guided me very patiently step- by-step until my website was ready to be launched. I cannot recommend her highly enough, Jan made the whole process a very positive experience. Lisbeth Russell
Sarah Jane Watson Massage Therapy
Thank you so much for all your hard work and persistence. I am so happy and keep pinching myself that I have a new website and a blog! I currently log on at least ten times a day to have a look at it. I can't wait to share it with everyone. Thank you for all your patience, problem solving and suggestions. You were always so available and present in this whole process. Sarah Jane Watson Sarah presented me with her design - my task was to make it alive using Wordpress and Thesis.

Therapists, Coaches and Counsellors

Can Do It Now
Although we had our logo and some tentative ideas, it was Jan’s speedy, creative, accurate translation of these into a structure and reality that was so magical. It has been a delight to work with her. She delivered on and often ahead of time, she responded to all our thoughts with helpful suggestions and gentle steering towards better options, she had loads of ideas, links, additional connections, and we felt in a very safe pair of hands. We are delighted with our website and will be recommending Jan to everyone. Janie and Alix Can Do It Now

Other businesses

Edith Elizabeth Appleton O.B.E. R.R.C. - A Nurse at the Front
"The prospect of transferring the content of a large, disjointed, incoherent and unattractive old website which had been created ages ago on old software to a new, logical and beautiful version was daunting. Jan was recommended to me as the perfect answer. She was and, importantly, remains so. From the very first I felt in safe hands and, thanks to her endlessly patient mentoring, I have learned and am still learning lots of new skills on Wordpress. Not bad for someone well beyond “three score years and ten” – that’s me, not Jan! Can it be true? YES it can. Perhaps most importantly I never felt that any question I asked was ‘stupid’ and Jan’s response was always speedy and clear." Dick Robinson