Whether you prefer a full-service approach or you want help to develop your own digital skills, I am fully dedicated to your success. Contact me today to discuss your options. Do you have budget constraints? I will prepare a custom project proposal suited to your needs on an hourly or a project basis. Let’s work together to design the right strategy and the right budget for you.
Warren Laine-Naida // Digital Consulting
When building my first website in 1994, I discovered a passion for digital thinking. Today, as Web Generalist and Teacher, I share that passion through my consulting, workshops, and coaching, which I offer for all types of people and organisations.
I believe that everyone deserves a world class digital presence even if they don’t have a world class bank balance. Nonprofit organisations, clubs, schools, and small business owners often have big plans but smaller budgets. Your goals are worthwhile, and I take pride in helping you achieve those goals at a reasonable price.
With my team on your side, we can accomplish your plan by leveraging the right tools. Platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Google Marketing, and Social Media make it possible for everyone to own their online presence.
It’s my job to help you choose the right strategies to connect with the right people, and I’ll do it at a price you can afford.
I Built my First Website to Advertise my Chocolate Work
In 1994, back in the days when the internet made strange noises as it dialed into the phone line, I recognised an important opportunity. I built my very first website simply to showcase my chocolate work to the world. Social Media like facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest – none of these existed back then. Neither did Smartphones.
Since my early days on dialup, I’ve watched the rise and fall of numerous networks and the coming and going of many digital agencies. While they appear and disappear, I’ve cultivated my skills in project planning, social media marketing, graphic design, SEO, and other foundational areas that allow me to create effective strategies which will continue to serve you long after the latest hashtag trend is over.
I Write. Storytelling is Important because Numbers are not always Memorable
I enjoy teaching people and businesses how creativity is instrumental to success, and I believe both Art and Digital are inclusive and accessible mediums.
In 2009, I published the book “Art in Chocolate” – a collection of recipes, photos of chocolate sculptures, and short stories.
“The University Club – A Campus Affair” (April 2020) is based on my love for FoodLit and the Campus Novel more than any other genre.
“Not Now, Katrin” (October 2020) is the sequel to “The University Club” and continues the adventures of blogger Katrin Lawson..
“Digital Thinking: Websites, Online Marketing, and so much more” (August 2020) brings all the writings, learnings, teaching, and projects that I have collected since building my first website in 1994. This book is for any small business owner who wants to understand how digital literacy affects their marketing. It’s a book to widen your perspective so that you can see where your customers are today and where they will be tomorrow.
About Digital Thinking
There are many misconceptions about digital consulting, but one of the most common is the idea that digital consultants are only interested in the internet parts of your business.
The internet is about inclusion, not isolation. It is about bringing people togethers, not shutting them into little bubbles.
Your digital presence is an extension of all the wonderful things you do everywhere else.
Digital Thinking is a way for you to make new connections and share your light with the world. It’s a foundational skill that you can apply to grow your business for years to come, no matter how quickly technology changes and trends rise and fall. If you’re not as tech-literate as you’d like to be, that’s okay. I’m here to help.