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Tana Dean

Since the beginning my website design and development business has been supported through referrals, people who know I’m here for them, with a willingness to work alongside them in creating a website that represents their business thoughtfully and successfully.

Technology has been a part of my life since 1980. Beginning as a typesetter…yes, before desktop computers. I built one of the first computer design departments using a Mac SE in 1984 and problem solved during those beginning years with Linotype (Adobe); it was the very beginnings of home-based computing.

Building websites since 2008 led me to discover WordPress. Through blogging my skills grew in website development. But, in 2013 I needed more support and community, so I began attending WordPress meetings in Ann Arbor, MI and discovered a special group of people through the WP Meetups. In 2015 I spoke at the Ann Arbor Wordcamp, plus I volunteer each year, an opportunity to give back.

As Managing Director for a non-profit for the last 10 years, my business and technology skills have expanded, taking a very small local non-profit to an internationally connected audience. Building an online international community using social media, email marketing,  SEO, video marketing, website development, managing the business and working closely with an international Board of Directors.

My purpose is to create website design that functions and supports your business. This technology is challenging, fun, difficult, exciting and keeps me growing. I look forward to working with and supporting you.

Interests and Accomplishments:

Speaker – Ann Arbor WordCamp – 2015
E-Commerce Certification – Washtenaw Community College – 2013
Board of Directors
    President, Women Business Owners of Southeast Michigan
Board Member, Lighthouse Center Inc., Whitmore Lake, MI
Photographer – Many of the sites I’ve designed use my photographs
Professional Musician – singer, writer, rhythm guitar, band management
Author – Your Money, Your Power: 10 Ideas for Mindful Spending