About Kitchen Table Web Design
Website Design Company
Founded in 2009, Kitchen Table Web Design specialises in Affordable Website Design for small business. Our focus is to assist your customers to find you and discover what you have to offer.
We have customers throughout New Zealand.
About Tarnya | Website Designer
Tarnya is our Web Designer, SEO consultant, and the founder of Kitchen Table Web Design. She writes:
Web design is my ideal career. It brings together some diverse strands of who I am:
- Being creative. I have a lifelong love of being creative and making things.
- Geeky. Who remembers the Commodore 64 computer? When I was 12, I enjoyed writing bits of code for fun.
- Marketing. I have a BComm in Marketing and have enjoyed applying these principles to the web.
- A love of learning.
Web design is always changing. It requires innovation and the desire to keep on improving. Being a web designer calls on a wide variety of skills: marketing and business acumen, communication, branding and design, creative problem solving, as well as coding skills.
Why are you called Kitchen Table Web Design?
There are two reasons. Firstly, because I like to meet my clients around my kitchen table and drink coffee. Our logo is a wifi signal coming from a cup of coffee. Secondly, because I love working with “kitchen table” entrepreneurs. We are all familiar with the myth of the entrepreneur beginning their journey in a humble garage. The founders of Amazon, Apple, Dell, Disney, Google, and Microsoft have all made this claim. How about we start telling another story? The one about home businesses that start around kitchen tables.
Kitchen Table Web Design was started at my kitchen table in 2009 when my husband became ill with Leukemia. I started this dream in my kitchen and continued it after my husband passed away in 2010. I took a leap of faith to turn my business into a reality. This is why I am so passionate about empowering small businesses, especially those that start around kitchen tables.
I don’t have New Zealand statistics, but in the UK, there are 2.9 million ‘homepreneurs,’ so-called "kitchen table firms, " generating £300 billion for the UK economy. A third of them trade nationally, and an equal number also trade internationally. These are serious businesses. It is not just women; about 40% of these businesses are started by men.
Web Design and Owner of Kitchen Table Web Design
Tarnya founded the company in 2009. She has over 10 years of experience working with WordPress websites. She has a BComm and enjoys working with small businesses to help them succeed.
She also has over 25 years working in the non-profit sector.
Web Designer and Email Marketing
Rachel loves helping businesses with their online presence. Her services include web design & management, social media, business marketing & virtual assistant services.
Freelance Copywriter and Social Media Marketing
Arwen has over 10 years' experience as a freelance writer, creating web content including website pages, email newsletters, blog posts and social media posts. She specialises in helping small and medium-size businesses get their story out in the world with website content.