What I Do
I have been designing websites since 1996, with an emphasis on branding and accessibility. Some of my clients also liked my photos, and due to the demand, I have expanded my services to include photography and even print design. I wear a lot of hats well and pick up new skills quickly, but also have a vast network of folks in related fields for the times when I don't have an immediate answer myself.
I love checking out new Internet technologies and applying that knowledge to the work I do for clients. There are always some tools that are more appropriate than others for any given project, but I enjoy empowering clients to look into new resources and seeing how it might help build their business. I'm also very up-front and honest when I feel that something isn't going to help them.
"Jen is a real champion among mortals when it comes to web design. I asked for a bit of funk with my site's design, and she came correct like a million digital James Browns." - Jim Mahfood (40oz Comics)
"Jen Santarelli designed my first web site to have ever launched. In that time she helped to keep the vision I originally had while also shedding light on new ideas. Jen helped me keep it simple yet effective while also allowing me to update and understand the work w/out having to contact her at every concern. As an artist herself she understands the way other photographers feel and approach things." - Antone Rosas (Antone Photography)
"Jen is a very talented web designer. I worked with Jen at Family Office Exchange, where we worked together at rebuilding their website, re-designing their email marketing and re-branding efforts. Working with Jen was such a pleasure for me. She not only took initiative to constantly improve the FOX web site and its functionality, she is extremely thorough and has an incredible attention to detail. She is quick to learn and loves a challenge. I highly recommend Jen for any web design position she is seeking." - Jen Korff (Family Office Exchange)
"Jen is very easy to work with and a very knowledgeable coach. She helped me better understand our internal portal so that I could help her develop design guidelines. She takes a very organized approach to her tasks and is a dedicated worker. She is truly an asset to any team." - Robyn Tompkins (Seyfarth Shaw)
To read more about my past job experience, have a look at my resume. (PDF)
I am currently available for contract and freelance work. E-mail to see what I can do for you!
I grew up in south-central Illinois, but have been living in Chicago since 2001. When I'm not working, I can be found reading comic books, watching bad action movies, or taking art classes.
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