Marian is a gifted designer, a great communicator, a patient instructor, and is super knowledgeable about technology. She responds very quickly and works at warp speed. I might also add, she manages to keep her sense of humor with those of us who are not quite as savvy about web site work. The consummate professional.
I have never seen Jackie so excited as when she began talking and working with Marian on the new web site. The capabilities of the site are far beyond what we would have dreamed, and site tasks, such as publishing newsletters, adding and linking products, and adding multiple photo images are now much easier and less frustrating.
For me, working with Marian was a joy. I had only to hint at what I might like in the way of design and she came up with something beautiful....one of the many benefits of working with a fellow artist. Most of my ideas for new site features were put into place, but when they were not feasible or possible, Marian very patiently explained “why not.”
Brenda Stewart by Design
We can’t say enough good things about our webmaster Marian. She has taken us through the process of wanting a website to actually having one designed with a shopping cart, newsletter service and product highlight pages. As novices, we asked many questions, some probably more than once, and every time Marian gave us a prompt, helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable answers. Together we have built a website we are very proud of. Call Marian and ask her to help your business navigate the 21st century web!
Paul & Kathie Brooks,
The service from PaintWebs is the best in the industry. The staff understands the business and artistic viewpoint of both the artist and business. Response time to the ever changing needs of the business owner is extremely prompt.
The customized shopping cart allows the owner to change, update or modify any aspect of the sales section of the site. Due to this feature, we have been able to promote new items or seminars instantly.
PaintWebs is providing excellent value for our internet investment and has allowed us to expand our presence in this market. We have been in business for 31 years and this website has been the most effective addition to date.
Kingslan & Gibilisco Decorative Arts
I’ve never been so completely satisfied with my website since I had PaintWebs / Marian Jackson redesign and set up a new site for me. No more worries, as I know Marian takes care of anything that needs attention, and she always goes that extra mile to make sure everything is right. Her knowledge, skills, and work ethics are top in this field! She builds a top notch web-site and settles for nothing less.
Some of the features that she builds in, or offers, for your site are excellent. If you need a certain feature, she will help you find a program that will suit your needs. Marian takes the time to explain anything that you do not understand and walks you through each step that you may need guidance in.
What a true blessing to have found such a wonderful, patient lady. Thanks Marian, you and your knowledge of web-design are one in a million!
Hiring PaintWebs to redesign my website and shopping cart was one of the best business decisions I have made for my company’s growth. The dollar amount of orders coming in through the shopping cart has increased and I believe that is due to easy navigation on the part of customers. The mailing list feature that came with my web design is invaluable to my business, as I am able to send newsletters to over eight hundred people at one time and then to see immediate results in my orders. I feel the fact that Marian Jackson is herself an accomplished artist has a direct bearing on the quality and design of the websites she designs for her artist clients as she understands the terminology and intent of the client.
Other features I use and appreciate are:
I highly recommend the services of PaintWebs and would be pleased to answer any inquiries from potential customers of PaintWebs.
Margot A. Clark
Marian Jackson, MDA is a joy to work with! She is an extremely knowledgeable, talented web developer, very professional and responsive to her customers' needs. Her background and experience as a decorative artist, paired with her technical expertise, make an unbeatable combination. I can't say enough good things about her work and what a pleasure it's been to work with her. The shopping cart system she uses is so advanced and user-friendly--I highly recommend it to anyone.
Peggy Stogdill - Mishawaka, Indiana
If you are looking for a website developer then you have found the right person in Marian Jackson, owner of PaintWebs. Neither my wife Donna Rose Prestridge nor I knew anything about putting together a website for her studio “Into the Woods.” And, certainly Shopping Carts were a mystery.
After visiting the website of various decorative artists and talking with many of them, PaintWebs kept coming up. We called Marian and even our very first discussion with her was a pleasure. Donna has her CDA and Marian has hers. We found out that in addition to her CDA Marian is also a Master Stroke Artist and Master Floral Artist. So what difference did this make? Well she and Donna were able to discuss palettes in the development of the tones the website would take. I know of no one else that has the computer skills coupled with the artistic background to develop a website for the artist.
We are no longer afraid of shopping carts. Marian set ours up perfectly. The site is set up so that we can easily make changes ourselves in the items we offer for sale or add to them, i.e. pattern packets and painted pieces.
Our site has far exceeded our expectations. We know there are other developers out there that will provide you with a site. But, with Marian and PaintWebs, you get more than what you pay for. She will go that second mile for you.
Donna Rose and Eddie Prestridge
Into the Woods Art Studio
20 Seminary Ave.
Hopewell, NJ 08525
I have no clue how I would be able to talk about all this to a designer who was not a painter!
Susan Johnson - The Apple Tree
I met Marian Jackson when she introduced herself to me at the SDP Convention in Tampa, Florida. I had been discussing websites with several friends and they recommended Marian as a possible Designer and Webkeeper. So I was excited to meet her and talk about all the possibilities ahead of us.
I knew absolutely nothing about websites and very little about the internet. I was barely able to send e-mails! Being an artist and author of instructional decorative art, all I could do on the computer was type at a good pace.
Along came Marian and changed all that. Once I made the decision to hire her, we got right to work. She put lots of extra time and energy into getting my site online before the 2005 HOOT Convention. We did three months worth of work in six weeks!
It is so exciting to me! My site is beautiful! I hear lots of wonderful comments about the colors, the theme, the graphics, and the arrangement of the site. It's amazing how large the site is! Marian told me I would never run out of room. She added the Blog, as an afterthought, because I wanted a place to post stories, recipes, personal stuff, and convention photos, etc. Whatever I come up with, she finds a way to accommodate me. She treats me so "special" that I tease her about my being her only client!
She has taught me so much! Marian is very patient and is always there when I need her. She answers all my questions professionally but lets that "British humor" come through with little quips here and there, to lighten things up. She's always upbeat and eager to help. What else can I say? She's the perfect person for this job because she really loves what she is doing. I like her very much and respect her, professionally and personally.
Decorative Painting & Fine Art
To name just a few of the fine qualities Paint Webs offers are
All of these factors are very important when doing business over the internet. I’m delighted with my new website and feel it has captured a bit of my personality, what I love to do and the feeling that I wish to convey to my clients. Two years spent in making a decision to open up my “Store Front” as Marian would call it; things have gone so smoothly that I’ve truly been taken by surprise. My personal abilities with computer skills have never been top notch. Marian led me through so many detailed events that I actually feel much more confident with the computer.
I feel that my money was well invested in my new “Store Front.”Debbie Slavin
I'd contemplated having PaintWebs install a shopping cart for several months, and it wasn't until I realized how much time I was spending on unnecessary work that I went ahead and made the decision to install one.
Prior to having the shopping cart on the site, I was constantly sending e-mails back-and-forth to customers regarding actual postage amounts and order totals, along with manually keying in invoice information for their records. Fact was, it was taking just too much. Productivity was a big issue for me, and the shopping cart was clearly the remedy!
Now, everything is neat and tidy; every morning I wake up and check my orders on-line. Everything is clear and concise, and as each order was received it had already generated a note (automatically) to the customer to let them know their order was being processed. So even when I'm not “tending" the store - the shopping cart is doing it for me.
Sales increased immediately and I believe it was due to the ease of ordering, and it appeals to the impulse buyer as well. Customers were losing interest while waiting for me to e-mail them back about shipping costs and other questions (as we did prior to the web cart). Overall, anyone in the business world would gain from having a shopping cart, not only in generating revenue, but in increasing your own personal productivity and giving your site a more professional image.
As a decorative artist, I am so pleased that when I made the decision to invest in a professionally designed website and store I selected Marian Jackson of PaintWebs, a decorative artist herself. I am sure that others can design a very good website with all the features you desire but it takes an artist to create the look and feel of a great website that conveys through the subtle language of color and design the essence of the artist.
My website is a reflection not only of my art but of my personality. When my friends reviewed the new site they all exclaimed, "It is you". That is exactly what I wanted my site to communicate to visitors of my site. Websites should be a personal extension of you. Since we can not talk to our customers in person it is vital that your site represents you as closely as possible. Marian takes the time to talk to you, to get a "feel" for who you are as a person. She is willing to get your input and ideas and to translate it into an extremely functional workplace to showcase you and your products.
I was most concerned to have a store that had continuity with my entire site. I cannot express too strongly how pleased I am with the store that PaintWebs provides. It has the look and feel of the rest of my site and it is easy to use and update. The store alone is reason enough to engage PaintWebs for your e-commerce website but I urge you to utilize all of Marian's talents to create a very personal and beautiful website that you will be proud represents you to the world. I know that I am.
Thank you so much Marian for my beautiful website!