Lynda French formed Dezynetek (pronounced "Design Tech") in 1999 after studying digital content creation software programmes at the Applied Multimedia Training Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and through online courses at the HTML Writers Guild, W3C Training, and the Microsoft Virtual Academy.
The company has grown through word-of-mouth recommendations from a loyal client base. Dezynetek also contracts on a Work-for-Hire basis to graphic design firms, and freelances through Elance and UpWork (formerly oDesk).
Once your website is created what happens when you need to update it? like removing a discontinued product line, or adding a new salesperson's name and photo, or changing your address or phone number? What do you do if you'd like to include a monthly Newsletter, or occasionally post a Specials page, or link to a News Article, or promote an Upcoming Event?
There is no reason for your website to be out of date. Dezynetek offers an affordable solution.
The rate for site maintenance is $35 per hour. Our websites have cost from $175 to $4000 with an average-sized (5-6 page) website costing about $350. Rates are not subject to GST and Provincial Sales Tax does not apply.
Dezynetek keeps costs low by communicating online from a virtual office, and all enquiries are answered promptly.
About half of the web design jobs posted on the freelance platforms ask for WordPress, Joomla!, SquareSpace, Drupal, and other Content Management Systems but the other half are asking for help with these CMS. New versions get uploaded and suddenly widgets no longer work, or the staffer who set up the Admin section has left, or the competition has built a site using the exact same template… Sometimes using a CMS is ideal but they aren't an all-purpose solution.
Services include custom website design (handcrafted, no templates), website maintenance (file uploads, content updating), original digital graphics (ebook covers, banners), photo enhancement and optimization (corrections, lossless size reduction), and online delivery of various media forms (music tracks, video clips).
I love this work and I'll make your website project an enjoyable experience. In fact, visit my Computer Humour page now for a guaranteed smile!
"Lynda was super easy to work with, fast, efficient, followed up on all my questions in a timely manner. I will hire again if I have another job come up."
Robin, CPR Media - California
"Lynda was a pleasure to work with and I would hire her again for sure. She was very skilled, efficient, easy to work with and also very quick in making my website updates. Lynda will go out of her way to get the job done for you. I whole heartedly recommend her."
Suzi Eszterhas Wildlife Photographer - California
"Lynda was a breeze to work with, excellent communicator, and "gets it" first time around. Time is money. And not repeating, and having someone able to "read your mind" is awesome."
Dan, Autism Sees project - South Carolina
"Lynda was a joy to work with. Skillful, prompt, courteous, very responsive, relational with a brilliant mind for design and talent to back it up! I would work with her again in a heartbeat and have already referred two friends to her. She is very collaborative in her working style allowing me to feel an active part of the creative process. I feel fortunate to have found Lynda on elance and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her services."
Tom Fronczak Clinical Psychologist - New York
"Lynda is a pleasure to work with; she is flexible, offers appropriate suggestions, and delivers better results than I could have expected."
Jan, Information Management - Illinois
"I have worked with Lynda before and she has surprised me finding my mistakes and offering different design ideas that mine, what really hurts is that her ideas and layout are better than mine. The pages load fast and the Google search finds my page at or near the top of the listing. Great work."
Don, Flag Outlet - British Columbia
"Lynda did an outstanding job! Her communication skills was the best I have seen from the many jobs I have had done on Elance and her level of skill was excellent. She took the time to thoroughly understand the job and introduced several changes she created that added greatly to the look and the functionality of the website. Anyone will be picking wisely in choosing Lynda for their website construction."
Thomas, Foot Dazzle project - Alberta
"First class! Lynda understood our requirements, offered a very competitive bid and executed the tasks with skill and professionalism. Communications were excellent and the job finished to time and to our complete satisfaction."
Kevin, Risk Angels - London, England
"Lynda always provides great work and its always a pleasure to work with her - she is so punctual and polite - I feel like im dealing with someone from a 5 star hotel - Thanks again Lynda!"
Matthew, Moore Moving Systems - Nova Scotia
"Lynda was amazing to work with. Very reliable, always accommodating, ready to answer any questions we had and very very patient since we kept on changing our design. I would highly recommend Lynda and will definitely be contacting her for our next project."
Tina, AdelaideNYC - New York
"Excellent work! Very helpful and responsive. Thank you."
Nick, Hotel Manager Online - New York
"The consummate professional in every way. You're the best, Lynda!"
Michael, Fusco Creative - California
"Lynda: Always does wonderful work. I will continue to use her again and again!"
Vanessa, My Little Lingos - Massachusetts
"Lynda was amazing to work with. She went above and beyond what I ever thought she would be able to do with my site and handled all the logistics of getting the tech part taken care of with my host company. I would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their website. She also has great design ideas as well…thanks again for an amazing experience…I will be hiring her again in the future…"
Rand, 5g Gold & Silver - Pennsylvania
"I couldn't be happier with Lynda. She is a true professional. She listens well and tailored my site to my personality. She is simply wonderful! I'm very pleased with her work."
Carey Finn Singer-Songwriter, New Jersey
"Lynda was terrific! I was completely and totally happy with everything!!!!"
Lindy Small Architecture - California
"Excellent Work! Never complained when I asked her again and again to make small changes."
Elizabeth, Atlas International School - North Carolina
"A-PLUS" WORK! Quality, professionalism, easy communication and completion time were superb. If you are new to web-building Dezynetek is for you."
Bill, online Radiant Energy article for Frontier Physics - Virginia
"Lynda is the best! She gives 150% and more. I am thankful I found her."
Austin, Faux Suite Design project - Minnesota
"I really enjoyed working with Lynda, she was extremely vigilant, flexible and professional during our contract. She took my raw ideas for my site design and brought them "to life" with some interesting twists to them, and the finished product exceeded my intentions/expectations. Part way through, it became clear that the development platform that I wanted to use was not going to get us the result that we wanted. Lynda guided me through the options around what to do (e.g. alternate platforms, and alternate hosting solutions) and I went with one of her options…worked out well! One of the things that really stood out for me was Lynda's thoughtfulness when creating solutions…her ability to think like an end user, and to think like an owner — she (gently) challenged my point of view at points and helped to keep me on track at other points - all of this made for a better end product. Thanks for all of your help Lynda, I look forward to working with you again!"
Terrence, Toronto Bicycle Tours project - Ontario
"The project Lynda worked on was very difficult because it had to be a approved by many different people. Not only did she come up with fresh and creative ideas but she implemented all the aspects we needed. Very Pleased :)"
Stephen, Trolley House Lofts project - New Jersey
"I can be a difficult client as I know what I want and have enough knowledge to be dangerous. She handled my ideas with aplomb and executed the work to my satisfaction. She is pleasant and cheerful and professional."
Stephen, Common Good IT project - Colorado
"I can't praise Lynda enough for the work she did on my website. She was very responsive, very professional, stayed on track, always gently nudging me to move forward, and addressed issues with my website that I didn't even know existed. I would work with her again anytime and I highly recommend her to anyone needing help with a website."
Ava, ReDesign NorthWest - Oregon
"Quick communication, very knowledgeable on the skill-sets advertised and absolutely ruthless about getting the job done right. I plan on contacting Lynda for any HTML work I need in the future."
Justin, CLEP Study Prep project - Florida
"I am extremely pleased with Lynda's work in all respects. She is responsive, prompt, professional and enjoyable to work with. She has now completed 2 websites for me. I would give her my highest recommendation."
Adam, Brain-Computer Interface project - New York
"Lynda was a very professional, prompt and within budget. She communicated without request and kept fully up to speed as we moved the project along. She supplied us with the initial design within 24hrs and we were able to tweak it to our liking with ease. We look forward to working with Lynda again."
Donny, Train 2 Invest project - Manitoba
"WOW! I love it! Now I've gone from scared to excited."
Darlene, An Artist For Hire - Ontario
"It seems like every other word I write to you is WOW. Your fee is more than fair. Thanks again for your clever creativity and competence. This is fun!"
Carmen, Wisedogs - Alberta
"The progress you've made so far is great. Price is great as well."
Bill and Brenda, Red Star Target - Alberta
"We enjoy working with you. Everything is looked after promptly."
Dan, Waterbury Lake Lodge - Saskatchewan
"I cannot tell you how excited and pleased I am! THANK YOU! I can hardly wait to share it with my colleagues. Everything looks great."
Susan, Alberta Kodaly Association - Alberta
"Looks great! Thank you for your patience and for all your work."
Susana, Active Healthcare Products - Alberta