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09/18

The Refresh inaugural blog post

Posted by Brittany in About Refresh

Hi! We are Refresh Web Design and Internet Marketing in Richmond, Virginia, and we (finally!) have a website!

Our company started small—very small. About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to work at an advertising agency here in Richmond. A coworker of mine handled all of the web design work, and was indulgent enough to let me play around with his copy of Macromedia (now Adobe) Dreamweaver, which turned out to be the most mind-boggling piece of software I’d yet encountered. Because I am unable to accept that something is beyond my grasp, this was all the motivation I needed to dive in and learn everything I could about making websites.

Slowly, my project began to grow. I took on clients in my spare time. I attended conferences, spent hours scouring books. Word of mouth spread and soon I started to scale back my hours at my day job. I found freelancers to work with that I knew and trusted.

It was this year that I decided to make it official. With the help of another founding officer, Ben, who handles the internet marketing side of things, we launched Refresh Web Design and Internet Marketing LLC.

...and, eleven months later, we still didn’t have a company website. My client obligations prevented me from devoting any solid amount of time to it. I know, a web design company without a website? Unacceptable. So this launch brings with it a great amount of relief. I look forward to being able to sleep easy at night again.

I’ve spent a lot of time crafting this website. I knew we needed a site that we could be proud of, and that would reflect our company’s sensibilities.

We also knew that a blog would be part of this site. We didn’t start out with that assumption—I didn’t want to make any decision without deliberation and I certainly didn’t want to have a blog just because everyone else is doing it. But, ultimately, it was unavoidable.

Why blog? To help our clients better understand what we do and how we do it. To foster dialogue between our web design/internet marketing colleagues. And, okay, to spout off about stuff we find really, really interesting.

So subscribe to our feed to keep up with what’s going on, comment below to let us know what you think about the site, and of course contact us if you’re interested in knowing more about what it is that we do!

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