Deah Curry PhD

Wix Expert Designer

Where I got my design training

 

  • Temple Buell College, Denver -- journalism major

  • The Western Graphic, Denver -- editor in chief

  • Bitburg AB, Germany -- base newspaper photojournalist

  • Bellevue College -- desktop publishing course

  • more than 30 years experience designing publications

  • more than 16 years experience designing websites

  • Wix webmaster certification program

 

Why clients hired me to build their website

 

I have an instinctive eye for matching good design with professional purpose.  I know what keeps a visitor on the page, and how text and photos need to be displayed to support getting your message across.  

 

My philosophy is that a website is the center of your marketing and the primary public face of your business. I design every site with your preferences, and as if it were my own -- with care, and attention to detail. 

What makes me a writing expert?

 

  • BA in Communication Arts

  • More than 10 years as professional journalist

  • Awards for writing -- US Air Force Europe

  • Awards for dissertation -- Saybrook University & APA

  • Authored 2 published books + 2 ebooks for Kindle

  • Authored hundreds of articles and special reports

  • 17 years' experience writing marketing messages

  • Writing for marketing  -- Sean D-Souza's Psychotactics

  • Step by Step Copywriting course -- Karon Thackston

 

Why clients hired me to write their content?

 

Writing comes naturally to me. What takes you weeks to write, I can likely complete in a couple days.  You save time and frustration.

 

Having had my own career as a psychotherapist, educator and intuitive, I understand your business.  I know what can be said, and what crosses the line of ethics and good taste, while still working to get new clients interested in your services.

 

I can write or edit your content for the most compelling marketing pitch to attract clients to your private practice.

Yeah, but what about SEO?

 

I don't claim to be an SEO expert.  I do keep on top of the latest information from Search Engine Land and Marketing Land for issues of relevance for the do-it-yourself internet marketer. My intent is to be better informed about the latest on Google's whims than your colleagues and friends, and most other business coaches.

 

Wix provides excellent tools for on-page SEO.  When I build a site, all the meta tags and photo alt tags are installed, heading tags are used, and content is keyword optimized according to Google's latest preferences.  Finally, I submit the site to Google and Bing for indexing and advise you on what to do to start getting the search engines to notice your site. 

 

Additionally, I can coach you how to blog and use social media to drive traffic to your site.

 

 

Why I don't practice therapy anymore?

 

My first love has always been writing and producing written products that look good.  As a therapist, I didn't get my creative product-production need filled very often -- therapy is all process oriented and when I was done with a client, there was nothing to show for it except the client's improved life. That's no small achievement to be sure, but it's one that belonged to them, not me.

 

So it was fortunate that around the time I was getting highly dissatisfied with the imbalance of process facilitation versus product production in how I spent my daily hours, that my state changed the counseling law and eliminated my category of licensure. I took it as a sign to get out of the psych business, add a coaching income stream, and return to my first career love of writing and design.  I can truly say, I've never been happier.


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Why I've Retired

It's possible this will come as a surprise to you -- it certainly has snuck on me that I'm well past retirement age. Over the last year or so, my heart has been pulled in other directions, and while I still love the creative aspects of website design, I want to use my time making a life rather than devoting my energies to making a living. So I plan to travel, attend writers' retreats, work on learning to take good iPhone photos, and just be open to where my spirit guides take me. I have also stepped back from my esoteric work for 2020, and who knows what the future holds for that.

Please see the blog post for my two Wix designers who have earned my highest recommendations for serving my client niche.

All the Best to You!