Hello there and welcome to WP Chic Themes! My name is Raye and I’m a glorified computer geek! Graphic and web design started as something for me to do in my free time while being a stay at home mom. All mothers need an outlet or haven, a place where they can decompress and relax. I wanted a creative outlet that let me do what I love, which ended up becoming a full-time career. However, I wanted my own little corner of the web to call home. Where I could provide my services and sell child themes that I developed. From there WP Chic was born.
I have always been fascinated by all forms of art since I was a little girl. I was in fact, a fine arts major in high school. However, after high school my interest in actually doing art began to dwindle. That is at least until December of 2006. That’s when I first started to dabble in graphic design. Once I had realized that I mastered the art of graphic design, I grew vastly interested in web design and developing, I wanted to expand my horizons. I suppose it’s only natural, considering the two do tend to go hand in hand with one another.
At first, I coded my web pages from scratch in good ole Notepad. Now don’t get me wrong, because I still tend to use it in my developing endeavors. Then there came a point where I had thought going to school to further my knowledge would greatly pay off, perhaps I would learn things I didn’t know. Unfortunately, the only thing that is sadly getting paid off is my students loans that I racked up, only to find out I had already learned and taught myself everything I needed to know. However, this is a field where there is always room for improvement and sharping one’s skills. There is always new things being developed.
Then WordPress and the rocking Genesis Framework came along and changed everything. This dynamic duo has made what was once a tedious process, immensely easier. Not only has it made designing a website easier for us designers and developers, but also for those who consider themselves not particularly computer savvy. So, I now build all my websites with the efficiency that WordPress and the Genesis Framework provide.
All my child themes and websites are designed and developed with small businesses and bloggers alike in mind. Making sure that the theme or website does not just perform the functionality that is needed, but that it also showcases their content, talent, products, and personality. After all, your website or blog should reflect what you do, your brand, what you offer, and who you are. I know how important it is to captivate your readers and potential customers. I concentrate on the business’s or blogger’s particular markets and niches while designing feminine, clean, and functional websites and themes.
I’m quite the perfectionist when it comes to my work, making sure to pay attention to all the little details just as if they were the big ones. I take great pride in the time I put into my work and the final outcome of each project I complete. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about the passion and history behind WP Chic, I look forward to working with you.