Fifth World Design was developed in 2012 to fill a specific gap in the Illinois Valley and surrounding areas. Many of my clients are, like me, small business owners and solopreneurs, who understand that a website is not just a luxury anymore. In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing market, potential clients assume that your business has a website.
For the small business owner, the website problem is two-fold:
Large design companies can easily set you back thousands of dollars for a small, informational website, and tens of thousand for something larger.
They usually employ graphic designers, copyrighters, web developers and photographers, all housed in a sleek company studio.
Although design firms will get the job done, most small business owners and budding entrepreneurs just don’t have that kind of money to spend.
The “do-it-yourself-for-free” website builders that many of you have tried make it sound so easy, but you end up frustrated when your website looks nothing like the sleek designs they use in their advertising.
That’s because those advertised sites were built by professionals who are trained in html/css coding, graphic design and professional photography.
You’ll never get the same results using a “drag and drop” template.
I believe I can help! My name is Michelle Anderson and I’m passionate about building websites! Not just websites that look good, but websites that work well and won’t break the bank.
I received my degree in Graphic Design Technology in 2013. I’ve also spent the past 10 years studying web design and development. Five years ago, I started using the self-hosted WordPress platform to build websites and I haven’t looked back. I’m continually amazed by the advances in digital technology and I welcome the opportunity to learn as much as possible about current trends in web design and security, as well as innovative ways to connect my clients with their potential customers.
Along with web design and graphic design, photography has been a lifelong passion of mine and I was thrilled when Adobe released Photoshop more than 20 years ago, and since then I’ve also become proficient with Adobe Illustrator and use both of them on a daily basis.
In my down time, I love photographing landscapes, architecture and my dogs. iPhone photography has become a new hobby for me. Did you know that you can get special lenses and accessories just for your smart phone camera? So much new tech awesomeness out there. I’m gonna need a couple of more lifetimes!
Really, between Photoshop and WordPress, designing websites is so much fun! It almost doesn’t count as work… Almost.
All of our websites are elegantly designed using the WordPress platform and are as attractive as they are functional, informative and user friendly. They are perfectly suited for small businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs who need a professional, easy-to-maintain web presence to showcase their talents and products.
• YOU own your domain name and hosting account and website content.
• Absolutely NO technical knowledge required - we put it all together for you. You do, however, have complete access to your administrative panel if you want to blog, make any changes or start learning some website design basics!
• Monthly updates to your themes and plugins AND database backups FREE for one year.
• Responsive, user-friendly, and dynamic, our websites use the amazingly customizable Divi Theme and look great on desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
• For a limited time only, we will provide you with FREE stock photos for your website if you need them, and even design a simple logo for your website if you don’t currently have one.
• Have your own amazing website in DAYS, not months!
Let us help you tell your story with images that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. We have over 25 years of photography and digital darkroom experience, combined with a flair for artistry and a desire to be the best. Our goal is to capture the feeling of your special moments so that you can enjoy and relive them forever.
• Weddings & Engagements
4 Different Packages Available!
• Maternity & Babies
We have a 6-Pack Session Package, covering Baby’s first year, from maternity through 1st Birthday. Or choose individual sessions!
• Senior Portraits
Book a session with a friend or two and get a discount on the whole group!
• Family Portraits • Events
We also offer Photo Editing and Photo Restoration services.
About Fifth World Design
We’re glad you’re still here! Thanks for checking out Fifth World Design. We are located in the Illinois Valley in LaSalle/Peru.
We work primarily in LaSalle County, Illinois and the surrounding area, but are more than happy to work with those of you who live outside the area, via email and telephone.
If you are in the neighborhood, give us a call and we can meet for coffee and a chat.
Our Regular Business Hours
This is a list of our regular office hours only - we are, of course, available for photography sessions on weekends 🙂
We accept payment by cash, check or any major credit card. In most cases, a 50% deposit is required before work begins with the balance being due upon completion or delivery of your product or service.
Fifth World Design is the BEST !!! Thank You for everything…. the quality of photos, the ideas, the personalities of the photographers, they are very helpful, easy to contact, easy to pick your photos. If you need a great photographer and beautiful quality of pictures Fifth World Design is where to go !!!
If you were here right now, I’d give you a big HUG. I’m just flabbergasted on how well you’ve done on my IVCC Welding faculty page. I had an excellent vacation and now this. I’m so thrilled! Thanks again for putting all the good work into this.
The members of the Illinois Valley Garden Club wish to thank you for designing this wonderful logo for our Giving Garden. It is perfect and so fitting. Don’t you love it on our stationary? We can’t thank you enough and want you to feel proud to be part of our project All the produce from this garden will be given to our local food pantries.
Thank you again!
Illinois Valley Garden Club
Questions or Comments?
We’ve Started Blogging!
Our blog library will contain helpful articles and tutorials on a variety of subjects for everyone interested in any aspect of visual communications. Some are perfect for snapshot photography, website owners and Photoshop novices and a few will be geared toward more advanced topics.
Just select a category from the Library Search dropdown box to see all of the posts in that category. Or, if you are looking for something specific, try entering a keyword or phrase into the Site Search.
If you have a topic or an idea that you’d like us to consider when writing our future articles, please feel free to drop us a message here!
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