About Me

Sara Johnston
Passionate designer analytical thinker Diligentproject managerExcellent Problem Solver

My name is Sara Johnston. I am a passionate desiger, an analytical thinker and an excellent problem solver. My previous experience as a teacher and IT department head allowed me to gain valuable experience managing people, projects and timelines.

I am currently persuing my MFA in Web Design and New Media at the Academy of Art University. My courses so far include topics in typography, web technology and usability. I am thoroughly enjoying the program and look forward to starting my career.


Web Design

I deliver fresh, inviting, innovative designs that are easy to use and will effectively promote your business. Design/development process includes:

  • Initial client meeting to discuss vision, values and design ideas
  • Wireframe development, moodboards and at least three different mock-ups to determine design direction
  • Mobile/Responsive design
Web Development

Great websites work. This requires solid development and strong code. As a web developer I will provide:

  • Solid front-end development using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript
  • Comprehensive browser testing to ensure backward compatibility and robust execution on all current browsers
  • Content management on Wordpress with a custom theme and functionality
  • An interactive site including forms, e-commerce capabilities, user subscriptions, etc
  • Website maintenance and upgrades as needed and requested
Web Development

Perhaps the most important aspect of a successful on-line presence is having a functional and easy to use interface that is engaging and enjoyable for your customers to use. During the design process I will:

  • Conduct heuristic analysis and user testing to ensure ease of use in finding information and performing transactions
  • Create thorough documentation of the site-map and information architecture for your site. Each user task will be addressed and analyzed for efficiency.
  • Use current research and UX best practices to provide seamless user experiences

I am an independent web designer/developer with a strong background in usability and design best-practices. I am passionate about providing beautiful, functional web solutions to help promote your business. I pride myself on excellent customer service and always take the time to arrive at a design that will best represent your business while honoring your values and taste.

In addition to comprehensive web development, I enjoy helping clients with branding and graphic design services. Please contact me when you are ready to discuss your design/development needs.