Why This Demanding Life

Great experience, exceptional person. I highly recommend Holly. Alessandro Grimaldi

About Holly

Does anyone remember dial up internet? I do! Even back in the slow loading days of the late 90s and early 00s I loved how varied websites could be. In 2004 I started working with 2 of the best IT guys I’ve known and my interest in designing websites began. I wasn’t a coder so I used to sketch on paper what the sites would look like and the guys would build them.

Then WordPress came along. Today it stands as the number 1 platform and 67% of all websites are built using WordPress. I’ll be honest – the difference between using a free blog template and building a fully customised site is a big one and my first experience of web design, building my own site, was a baptism of fire.

I have built many sites since then. As well as honing my design skills, my WordPress skills are now second to none and I’m building my Shopify skills day by day. You can check out some of my work on my Portfolio page. If you’d like to know what I’m working on currently, then visit my Facebook Page. I love sharing my work with everyone.

Life isn’t all about work though, as you’ll see from my Five Things I Learned This Week blog and Five Minutes With Interviews. I’m based in south west London, but work with clients all over the globe, the furthest one being in Canberra. Thank goodness for FaceTime and the weather app telling me the time difference between our countries.

Anything else you’d like to know? Send me an email, I’d love to hear from you.

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Meet the team

Great websites are a synergy of branding, copywriting and design. Some people know their industry inside out and want to create the content themselves. Others’ prefer to hand over the entire website creation processed to people who do this day in, day out.

Amy Newlands

Branding Specialist

Amy is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer & brand specialist.

Amy creates logos and graphics to make websites truly unique. She doesn’t stop there though, Amy creates entire brands – with logos, social media banners and templates to use on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. When you work with Amy, you won’t just have a logo, you’ll have an entire brand.

Stu Chandler

Technical Expert

FTP, PHP, SQL, cPanel. Stu has you covered.

Stu works with the backend of websites, ensuring the best hosting and server environment. He also handles email account setup, website migrations and is a whizz with debugging and sorting out technical issues. Stu also writes custom code for more complex website designs.

Tracey Baxter


Following a decades long career in marketing Tracey trained as a copywriter. Her chatty, personable writing engages website visitors and makes them feel they’re right there with you, with a mug of tea and a biscuit.

Tracey specialises in supporting people to find their brand voice and use consistent tone across their website and digital marketing.

Mike Cottam

WordPress Expert

Mike is a WordPress whiz, membership site creator and all round great guy.

Mike will turn his hand to any WordPress issue and is always willing to get involved with both large and small websites. When not working on a website you can find him in my Website Coaching Academy giving WordPress tips and advice.

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