About Me

 

I'm a Chicagoland native living in Jupiter, Florida with my boyfriend, Kevin, and our two cats, Jackson & Benny.  I am a country music fan, wine enthusiast, ice cream lover, and freelance web designer. 

In 2011 after I landed my first 9-5 office job, I immediately started  dreaming  about  entrepreneurship. The freedom of being able to work only on projects I love and on my own schedule was very appealing. 

I've always been into tech and in 2013 I dove head first into programming and began taking courses at local colleges. I found that I really enjoyed the creativity of front-end web design, but I also liked the challenge of back-end development.  I started coding websites from scratch in my spare time to improve my skills. 

From 2013 to 2018, I worked full-time as an instructional designer (ID) in Chicago.  As it turns out, instructional design and web design have a lot of similarities, especially when it comes to designing the user-interface.  Consequently, the time I spent working as an ID gave me the knowledge and confidence to pursue my entrepreneurial dream.

In late 2017, I approached my cousin who is a small business owner and asked if I could make her a website.  She said "yes", the website was a success. Shortly after, I created Lauren Aloia Designs. 

In my free time I enjoy trying different wineries and breweries, traveling to new places (especially if there's hiking), boating, and working out.  

 
 Green Man Brewery in Asheville, North Carolina

Green Man Brewery in Asheville, North Carolina

 

Qualifications

B.A. Communication

Responsive Web Design Certification

4+ years instructional design experience

Squarespace Circle Member

M.S. Computer Science (in progress)


What I Do

Custom Websites

I build all of my websites on the Squarespace platform. I start with one of Squarespace's predefined layouts and completely reconfigure the structure and layout of each page to fit the needs of my clients.  

Branding

Branding is more than just a logo and color palette.  Your brand is what makes you memorable and recognizable to your customers.  I'm here to help you create your unique look that'll set you apart from your competitors. 

UX & UI Design

I pride myself on building websites that are user-friendly and 'dummy proof'.  The most important aspect of any website is the user's experience.  When someone has a negative experience on a website, they usually leave and never go back.  The websites I create are equipped with the clear-cut navigation and enough visual cues so that anyone can navigate the site with ease. 

 
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What You Get

 
  • A preliminary meeting with me to discuss your needs and style for your website. If you're not sure what you need, I am here to help you figure that out.

  • A beautiful, custom, responsive website that'll look great on any platform.

  • A Search-Engine-Optimized (SEO) website.

  • A tutorial on how to update and maintain your website using Squarespace's user-friendly admin area.

  • If you don't want to maintain your site yourself, I offer ongoing support.

  • Because I am a Squarespace Circle Member, I can offer you a 20% discount on your first payment of annual hosting.


 


Starting at $750