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Digital Design

WEBSITE DESIGN – PHOTOGRAPHY – GRAPHICS

Website Design and More

One-stop shop for website design, print, vector graphics, logos, headshots, product photography and video production

Branding

Branding

MacKenzie Design can help you with a logo design but more important we will help you brand your website, printing and even your physical shop with graphics and color that will make you stand out.

Website SEO

SEO

MacKenzie Design uses modern tools to help boost and track organic searches to your website. If you’re not doing this now you have no idea how effective your web presence is.

Web Design and Development

Development

In addition to producing the look of your website, MacKenzie Design will develop the tools you need to attract clients.

Web Design

Our website designs feature WordPress a top quality content management system. We use modern fluid design concepts. Your new website will look great on all devices from large screens to smaller smart phones. 

Branding

MacKenzie Design is a small shop. For over a decade, John MacKenzie has been helping clients develop successful branding strategies. Clients love the one-on-one personalized attention. We don’t claim to be “fancy” or “trendy”. We help you look like YOU so that you’re well represented. 

Search Engine Optimization

We use modern software to test and develop each page. Our strategies will help your site get good on-page  SEO ratings. We can provide you with monthly reports and updates as well.

Graphics and Printing

Do you need a brochures, a sign, or an entire trade-show booth? We can get help make that happen. We have in-house expertise in both digital graphics and print. We have on-going relationships with several printshops.

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Content Strategy

We will not write the content of your website but we will make suggestions and we can obtain a technical writer for you. We can also source images and provide photography if needed.

Photography

With over 40 years photography experience, John MacKenzie has all the right gear to bring you excellent photography, including two professional digital cameras, a wide range of lenses and lighting equipment. Our rates are very affordable. 

A few examples

See the portfolio for more

Let’s Work Together

I use the term digital design to reflect a broad range of digital media from front-end web development to video and photography. Contact me if you need help on your next digital project;  Web presence, digital files, illustrations, photographs, patterns, audio and/or video. I’m also available as a tutor for HTML, CSS, WordPress, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

–John 

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About SEO – Search Engine Optimization

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WordPress.org VS. WordPress.com

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