It’s my birthday!
Well… sort of. Actually, today is the anniversary of the day I started my business — July 16th, 2009.
To celebrate, I’m revealing the studio’s new name (!!) AND launching our sister company, Website Refinery!
Let’s talk about that first.
Website Refinery was born from a need within my business and within the WordPress development community as a whole. I’ve put together a fantastic team of brilliant geeks to help keep WordPress sites running smoothly. They do backups and light maintenance (from content changes to plugin installation and beyond). I’m taking the role of silent leader on this one — R.T. will be your point of contact. If you have a WordPress site that could use a little love, check them out.
Now! Let’s talk about the new studio name!
First – why the change? LeahCreates was an accidental business name. Way back in the day, I used LeahCreates as my personal/art blog. When I took the plunge to freelancing, I just tossed up a services page and that was the hanging of my proverbial shingle. It’s served me well as a business name, but I no longer feel like it represents the business I’ve built in the last four years.
SixteenJuly is a hat-tip to the day I started my business back in 2009. When you take a look over yonder, you’ll discover some amped up offerings in both the web design and branding categories. Otherwise, it’s the same studio you know and love. I’m still a mostly-solo operation: when you hire SixteenJuly, I’ll be the gal answering your emails, slingin’ pixels and wrangling code to create the brand and website of your wildest dreams.
What about LeahCreates?
Pretty much what you see is what you get. This will be my creative hub & my happy little home on the web. I’ll continue blogging here. (Someday I might blog at SixteenJuly as well — I’m not sure yet.) My posts here will continue to be of a more personal nature & hopefully I’ll start featuring more of my personal projects/artistic endeavors.