About Sarah Marie Lacy: The Quick Version
Incorrigible tea drinker.
“Diplodocus” was my first word. (I haven’t stopped being dinosaur-obsessed since.)
Loves tiny, passionate, quirky businesses.
Endless layout tweaker.
Gypsy at heart.
The Longer Version, If You Feel So Inclined
Back in 2006, when I was a young, naive thing trying to figure out how to share her art online, I realized that there was no way I could afford to hire a web designer.
Being the stubborn lady that I am, the only reasonable alternative was to learn how to code.
After building my first HTML website, learning CSS and then eventually taking the leap into PHP and WordPress, I started taking little jobs here and there, helping friends get their websites set up. Soon, I was getting more and more clients through word of mouth until I had a totally full client list.
Since then, I’ve built websites for everyone from fellow artists to massage therapists to entrepreneurs and have worked for several fantastic web development companies across North America.
Back in 2011, I began offering virtual assistant services, helping my clients set up & maintain their e-commerce systems, mailing lists and keeping their websites up-to-date and well taken care of.
Now in 2014, I’ve finally a scheduled a break to build my own website so that my portfolio doesn’t languish in total obscurity.
Wait, you’re also an artist? Who likes to code? What?
I’m nothing if not a paradox! Turns out, I function best when I’ve got one foot firmly in 1765 and another in 2014. I just spent the last 3 years living in France, studying an artistic discipline that has been passed down for 5oo years in a studio that forbade any kind of technology to cross its threshold.
And then I’d go home at night and code websites for clients.
I didn’t even own a cell phone until December 2013!
What does this mean to you?
That I get it. Technology is not your thing. It does not make you spring out of bed in the morning. You have your genius zone and it is not setting up your e-Junkie account. I speak both digital and analog fluently, so whatever issue you’re having, I can help and make it sound less like garbled nonsense.
I will also never judge you for not getting this stuff, because in my perfect world, wearing a tricorn hat daily would not be considered weird.
As it happens, we live in the 21st century and technology is a (very helpful!) part of our world. And I have a knack for it. I also have a love for other entrepreneurs doing their wacky, wonderful, genius work in the world. I believe in you and the work that you do.