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I build beautiful, custom websites.

I get it: trusting someone with your website project is risky

It’s definitely time to uplevel your website, but identifying the right person to work on it is twisting your stomach into knots. You’ve heard horror stories of people who’ve invested thousands in a new site and ended up with:

  • A design they hated, or one that didn’t reflect their authentic brand
  • A website they couldn’t update themselves (trapping them into paying through the nose every time they wanted to add content)
  • A site that was pretty, but so dysfunctional that their conversion rates plummeted through the floor
  • Absolutely nothing at all because the developer disappeared with their money halfway through the project

Trusting a project of this size to someone you haven’t worked with before can be nail-bitingly, nerve-wrackingly terrifying. There are so many designers and developers out there, and all you know right now is that you need one who’s:

  • Focussed on listening to what YOU need from your website
  • Talented, skilled, and genuinely excited by the prospect of creating your perfect site
  • Easy to work with and able to make the creation process simple and fun
  • Great at keeping the lines of communication open, and letting you know exactly what to expect at each point in the process
  • That’s why About pages like this one are so important. Sure, it’s essential to know what each developer offers, how much they charge, and what their past clients say about them.

    But you also need to know who they are as people. Without understanding that, how can you tell whether they’ll be a perfect fit for your website project?

Hello. My name is Leah, and I custom-build beautiful, functional websites

I actually learned to code, and then built my very first website, at age 13. By the time I was 15, it had attracted attention from Universal Studios, who asked for my help with promoting one of their major upcoming films.

My focus goes much deeper than just making sites look pretty though. I have a strong background in psychology and marketing, which means I understand how people’s minds work (yes, including your clients’ minds). I know what’s likely to speak to them in a website, what will put them off, and what will make them want to take action.

I’ve spent a large part of my adult life using my website skills for local brick-and-mortar businesses. That helped me hone my expertise… but many of the businesses in that space didn’t need the digital marketing website components that I really love providing. They really just needed “online brochures” rather than the high-converting, list-building sites that are my personal zone of genius.

Plus, I realised fairly quickly that I’m deeply passionate about working with other women. I loved my previous clients, don’t get me wrong. But nothing inspires and excites me like helping other entrepreneurial women to follow their dreams, and make things happen in the world. It’s pretty much why I do the work I do!

Facts About Me

(AKA: “Who is Leah Mazur?”)

      I’ve always been a bit of a nerd and a sci-fi addict. Back in school, I taught myself how to program games into the graphing calculators we used in math class. I enjoyed programming far more than paying attention to the math teacher.
      I’ve also always been fascinated by psychology. When I was at University, I couldn’t decide what to do with my life. So I followed my heart, and ended up with a Psychology degree (because people intrigue me), a certificate in Public Relations, and 18 electives’ worth of marketing courses.
      I didn’t start out as a marketer. My first real job – while I was at university – was actually as a graphic designer for a non-profit organization. Before long though, I was managing their communications, which started my lifelong love affair with marketing. Then, to help pay for my education, I freelanced: combining my passions for design and marketing to create websites for small businesses.
      I’m a feminist who’s passionate about supporting and connecting with other women in business. I believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats” – and that we female entrepreneurs thrive by collaborating with each other instead of competing. I also believe in encouraging our young women to learn how to code and build websites, since they’re not often taught to consider that as a career option.
      I’m a Canadian who’s lived and worked internationally. I was born and raised in the prairies of Regina, Saskatchewan, and then moved to the mountains of British Columbia in 2014. When I was younger I worked as an au pair – first in France (I speak fluent French), and then in Quebec. In 2016 I will be heading back to live in France again for a few months.
      Music’s also a fundamental part of my life. I co-founded a music blog with my best friend; and together, we covered the Juno Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammys). It was super cool attending a press conference with Michael Bublé, and interviewing Carly Rae Jepson.
      I need to be constantly creating beautiful things. Creativity isn’t just something I bring to my websites – it’s a core part of who I am.
      I’m an introvert who loves people. Meeting new people is always fun, but I’m just as happy spending an evening curled up on the couch with a great book (or working on my business) as I am going out.

Want to ask about something that doesn’t appear above?

Like I said at the top of this page: I get it. You need to get to know someone before you can trust them with a major project like developing your website.

So if you have questions that I haven’t addressed on this page, I’m happy to answer them. Click here for my contact form and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

Or, if you’ve read enough to know that I’m the right person for your website, click the button below to discover exactly how I can help you.

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