For years, I struggled with how to wrap everything I was good at, passionate about, into a service that people not only needed, but valued.
Make your website simple, beautiful, and compelling.
Find clarity amidst the chaos using storytelling techniques, video, photography, social campaigns and new technologies that translate your message into a simple, beautiful, and compelling visual narrative.
WEBSITES AND SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS
Design and develop your websites and social media using a storytelling approach.
Most recently, I traveled to Tanzania and helped to dig a water well, along with Innovation: Africa. The 170-meter borehole helps to provide water to the tiny village of Iyoli.
During my time as an embedded visual storyteller, I documented the construction of the well and worked with the local community to film a short video series, in both English and Swahili, that will show future generations how the well was built. The secondary school currently uses the video series as an educational tool.
I’m always on the lookout for new website development and design clients. If you think we’d make a great fit, I am always happy to chat (604) 724-7103.
Website Tips and Tricks
These tips and tricks are meant to inspire and motivate you to grow your website and dream a little bigger. When you get into the thick of it, WordPress can become exceedingly complicated to use, but understanding all the various puzzle pieces will allow you to build an eye-popping and snappy website (or know what's possible and get my team to help you). See all Tips and Tricks
The difference between free, license and membership options when you are looking at plugin functionality for your wordpress site can be confusing.
I have been to meetings where, more than once, it has been suggested that we skip the wireframe stage and roll right into the design.
What People Say...
Lara is just super creative, she can make things work with your budget and she does an amazing job. You were also SO FAST, it was crazy FAST, amazing, so thank you and I really look forward to working with you on more projects to come.
Working with Lara was a pleasure because she quickly understood what we wanted and took us through the process with a minimum of stress and fuss.
"We chose to work with Lara because of her extensive experience with WordPress, in both development and in design. Our blog, 365 Days of Dining, had an impressive amount of blog posts spanning a number of years and our biggest fear was losing those posts with a redesign or having any of that data corrupted. Lara was able to completely overhaul the design and functionality of the site and update it with newer and more secure WordPress technologies, without losing any of our old data. We would gladly recommend Lara for future projects!"
My favourite part of working with Lara was: her fast turnaround time, her gently pushing me to get the work done so I get get what I needed to launch my business, her friendly and down-to-earth approach, and her commitment to a high-quality website that was beautiful and gave me me exactly what my business needed online. Lara not only built my website with a "growth mindset," so that it could evolve as my business does, but also she offers flexibility to continually work with me as my business grows and as I need new components added. She is truly supportive and anticipates my business needs before my business does. Lara's the best of both worlds: a true professional who delivers high-quality creative work, and also a down to earth and fun person who you can have a real conversation with, and who will work with you until your ideal is realized visually. I recommend her highly!
Lara has tremendous energy and a "let's do this!" attitude, which is infectious. She tackles every challenge with creative flair and brings positivity and inclusiveness to everything. When I'm working with Lara on something, I feel like anything's possible!
Lara has a fantastic sense of humor, unbounded creativity, and a can-do entrepreneurial spirit. I loved collaborating with her creatively. Lara has done excellent work for me and for other organizations I have sent her way. She's fun to work with, and she is always looking for ways to push the creative envelope, to leverage new tools, and to give her clients the best work. She's very professional. Perhaps most importantly, she really cares deeply about making the world a better place.
"Lara Kroeker and Randomlink have done their homework. They understand worthiness and have also mastered all the modern tools that augment creative expression and deliver seamlessly, affordably, on budget and with a smile."
To say that Lara is a pleasure to work with is an understatement. She brings a combination of enthusiasm, knowledge, creativity, respect and vision to every encounter. One comes away from a meeting with Lara with a synergistic sense of purpose and direction. Lara follows up in a timely manner with work of the highest professional standard. Her web design is user friendly and beautiful. Lara understands how to use the tech tools to tell a story.
"A multi talented, savvy creator with a strong work ethic who turn a project aesthetically and technically exceptional."
"Lara, rather than trying to mold my story into her pre conceived agenda, works live from what she sees and experiences through information, images and place of work. She works from what she has, in the moment, passionately fusing the elements she receives to build a powerful, cohesive and beautiful whole. She is quite brilliant."