Meet Moore Designs’ Web Site Team
Our team members are highly trained and know more than a few tricks!
Moore Designs is owned and operated by Deborah and David Moore, and has been providing services to small businesses since 1996. To date, we have created more than 500 web sites for a variety of clients from all over the world. Our main business presence is in the US, but we have provided services to clients as far away as Abu Dhabi, Scotland, Australia and Spain; to name just a few.
Moore Designs focus is, and always has been, to provide exceptional services to our clients for very reasonable rates. We believe that having a professional web site should not be out of reach for even the smallest home-based business. We understand that there are many web design firms that are focused on serving companies with large product lines and budgets to match. Our focus is to provide options for any size and scope of business, without compromising on quality or expertise.
Our company is small, which allows us to keep our prices reasonable for our clients. We are proud of our many long-term relationships with clients who have been with us since “Day 1”. We take a one-on-one approach; working with our clients every step of the way to ensure that they have a web site that they are proud of, and that works for them. We understand that not everyone has the time or resources to keep up on the latest trends in computers and the Internet, and we do our best to help our clients understand and adjust to this ever-changing environment.
Meet Our Staff:
Debbie (Dallison) Moore
Debbie has more than 19 years’ experience as a professional advertising copy writer and voice-over artist, and has been designing web sites for more than 10 years. Debbie studied Broadcast Journalism at Mount Royal College in Calgary, and focused her studies on advertising and promotion, creative writing and commercial production. Throughout the years, she has worked in both radio and television, and was creative director for a large telecommunications firm for four years before embarking on her “Internet adventure” with Moore Designs. As an avid pet lover, Debbie is particularly fond of working with kennel and cattery owners in developing web sites, and says there’s nothing more fun than looking at photos of cute dogs and cats all day long.
Dave is a professionally trained graphic designer and cartoonist with a flair for creating fresh, fun and definitely one-of-a-kind graphics. Dave is Debbie’s husband, and has been working with Debbie at Moore Designs for the past 8 years. His cartoons and designs have added a special touch to many of our web sites, and feature some really neat pet cartoons with character!
Dave studied Geography and Education at Memorial University, and worked as a high school teacher for a few years before answering his “true calling” in graphic design. Dave enrolled in an IT program five years ago to augment his computer skills, and is knowledgeable in a number of programming languages including html, perl and java. A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Dave successfully lured Debbie from Calgary to his Island home in 1997, and the two have been making beautiful web sites together ever since.
Shawna L. Krautheim
Professional writer and “Jill of All Trades” when it comes to working with computers and the web, Shawna has been working with us since 2007. Shawna helps our clients to create amazing content to draw visitors to their web sites, as well as taking care of web site updates and other client needs with a wink and a smile.
Shawna also writes much of the content that appears on our various pet-related directory web sites.
Hambone (L) and Scrunchion (R) Moore
These two are a handful, but they keep life interesting here at Moore Designs. Hambone insists that we get up and “dance” with him several times a day, and is particularly fond of Salsa music. Scrunchion, Hambone’s evil sidekick, is cute and fluffy, but don’t let that fool you. He is a tough little monkey and keeps us all in line around here. Scrunchie also does the odd modeling job for our clients, many of whom sell dog-related products.
In Loving Memory of “Batman” Moore
1992 – November, 2003
Batman, or “Batty” as he was known to those close to him, was our staff coordinator from 1997 through November, 2003. From his comfortable post under Debbie’s desk, he was able to ensure that we took adequate breaks from the computer and adhered to proper mealtimes. Batman came to us in 1997 from the Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport organization, who rescued him from a Vermont “puppy mill”. Despite having a rough start in life, Batty was, without a doubt, the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. He often received “care packages” of goodies from our clients, and was particularly fond of the delicacies sent to him by Sonia at The Paw-risian Bistro. Batman enjoyed chasing cats, stealing their toys and belly scratches, and aspired to become the “spokesdog” for Pizza Hut. (He loved pizza crusts!)
We miss you, Buddy!