Author Archives: Hannah

About Hannah

I'm an artist first and foremost, but created my first website in 1997, and in February 2008 my "day job" became creating and maintaining websites and WordPress blogs, mainly for artists. I teach workshops on blogging, social networking and Photoshop for artists, and I'm available for online marketing strategy consultations for a more effective online presence. You can view my website at I created the Southern Oregon Artists Resource in Jan 2010 to help promote the arts community of Southern Oregon with a directory of artists, galleries and more art-related businesses and calendar of art events, classes and workshops. Our companion blog, Art Matters!, is where we publish press releases, new works, calls to artists, gallery exhibits, art education opportunities and art world news ~ visited by art enthusiasts and artists from here and around the world! There's so much information that comes in on syndicated posts about why art really does matter that my blog has made an art advocate out of me, and if you go for a visit and spend a little time exploring, you might learn something that changes the way you see it, too.

Redesigned website just launched!

I am delighted to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website for Markwood Heavenly Strings & Cases! Many thanks to Laurie Nielsen for entrusting me with the task of modernizing her website so it would be responsive and prepared for the latest search engine requirements in time for the convention she’s attending later this [...]

Starting New Websites!

I’m so excited to be starting new websites today! The first is a revamp of a website that sells harp strings, converting it to the WordPress platform and making a beautiful, modern presentation that will make them shine at the convention they’re going to later this month! Short deadline… The second is an artist website. [...]

New Website for Jacksonville Chiropractic!

I would like to thank Jacqueline Williams for entrusting me with the ground-up redesign of the website for Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic, featuring Jacque’s husband, chiropractor Dr. Jason Williams, and the licensed massage therapists who practice alongside him! Jacque was lovely to work with, and when she had to step aside for a couple of weeks [...]

Help Me Help Mother of Hope Cameroon to Empower Girls & Single Mothers

Well, there has been a lot happening at Hannah West Design this year, despite the fact that I haven’t been posting about it…I simply haven’t had time to keep my blog updated! But this volunteer project deserves to be first in line in my game of catch-up ball. I met “Mother of Hope” Adah Mbah [...]

Web Design Client Updates for January 2014

I wanted to let people know about my Web Design Client Updates and additional news for January 2014.  I’ve been busy and it looks like I’ll be getting busier as word continues to spread about my web design skills and work ethic. New Web Design Client, Artist Joan Pechanec First, it’s lovely to announce the [...]

Latest updates…

It’s so hard to keep this site updated when there are so many interesting (and challenging!) projects to tend to, so here’s a quick recap of a few of the things I’ve been working on.   Just after I finished the restoration of a site for Medford artist Boni de Laire, she referred another wonderful [...]

Photoshop Workshop Coming up August 12!

Having trouble preparing images of your art for submission to art shows & print media?  Artist Norm Rossignol told me about some challenges he’d been having, and after we got that all worked out, he suggested that I offer another workshop as there are still many artists in the Rogue Valley having problems editing their [...]

How Natasha Wescoat Rocked Her Online Art Sales

Great advice from a successful artist. If you haven’t checked out the Artsy Shark blog yet, it’s a terrific resource for artists that’s well worth your time. That’s where I found this very informative and encouraging article…and a whole lot more! What makes this prolific artist such a sales superstar? Guest blogger Natasha Wescoat shares [...]

Don’t miss Judy Elliott’s Dragonfly Designs West show at the GoodBean!

Note: I just started working with Judy Elliott of Dragonfly Designs West to take over the maintenance on her existing website, an exciting development that follows a year of getting to know her. I’m posting an edited version of the article we submitted to the Jacksonville Review to promote her current show at the GoodBean [...]