About 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 to create a website that represents their business thoughtfully and successfully.
Technology has been a part of my life since the 1980s. 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 using the website programming language at that time (HTML) led me to blogging and my website development skills grew. But, I needed more support and community, plus I needed an open source, sustainable website development system and I discovered WordPress.
So, in 2013, I began attending WordPress monthly meetings in Ann Arbor, MI and local WordCamps in Detroit, Jackson and Ann Arbor. I discovered a knowledgeable, special group of people who willingly shared their skills with one another. A community that values giving back led me to volunteer for Wordcamps and in 2015 I was chosen to speak at the Ann Arbor Wordcamp.
As Managing Director for a non-profit for the last 11 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 is easy to use, well designed 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