WebCami Cafe is officially open for business!
I’m Cami MacNamara, a self employed web designer in Seattle, Washington. I started my business in 2002 and I’m about to celebrate sixteen years of designing websites for small businesses. Everyday, I’m excited to wake up and do what I love. I’ve had a passion for design and art since I was just a kid. I loved making signs for my parents handbag business, school pep rallies and even photo collages for friends. This was before we had computers (like Sally O’Mally – I’m FIFTY) so I was kickin’ it old school with scissors, tape, markers and poster board. In high school, my favorite class was yearbook and it steered me to study graphic design in college. After a career in corporate retail that centered around computers, I found myself a stay at home mom with an HTML for Dummies book. The rest is history.
I’ve been enjoying the web designer communities I am a member of so much I wanted to start my own. Someday, I might offer an online course or two, but for now I just hope to share two blog posts a week and offer my support and encouragement to those that are just starting out, exploring possibilities, or designers just looking for someone to bounce ideas off of. I can tell you from experience that starting and running your own business can be a lonely prospect. When it’s just you and your computer day after day, it’s nice to connect and feel a sense of community. I would love to create something that might help others find their passion in web design like I did!
If you’d like to be one of my very first members, please take a moment and
join my Facebook group online.
Here are the communities I look to for support on a regular basis:
- Beaver Builder Facebook Group: I started using Beaver Builder a year ago and this has been a great place to get help
- Content Creators Facebook Group by Kim Doyal: Years ago, Kim trained me how to use the Genesis theme and she’s has been an amazing inspiration ever since
- Genesis Facebook Group: I decided to use Genesis as the bases for all my web design early on and this community is also a great resource
- Sridhar Katakam Genesis Tutorials: If you are a Genesis user, this membership is worth every penny!
- GoDaddy Garage: Quite a few people I know write for their blog and give great advice on running a web design business
- Unstoppable Web Designer & Developer Community: Erin Flynn has created a wonderful place for web designers and developers to connect
- WP Elevation: I started this training in June of 2017 and it’s given me great tools for running my business
I hope WebCami Cafe gets added to your list!