Norja Vanderelst

Creative Director • Web Designer

Objective: I am not just a web designer...anyone can make a website these days... I come with business ideas as I have been in business for self for over 25 years. I have official training in the trade (est. 2009). I can code from scratch, but my clients seem to have a need for Self-Hosted WordPress sites as they do simple updates themselves if they chose to do so. It is a versatile platform to suit most small to medium business owner's needs.

I am a hard-working, goal oriented person, and most will say I have a great sense of humor as well. My main goal is to give honest advice during consultations, deliver a great product, along with excellent customer service.

Let's workin the best possible way for both of us.

Specialties: Professional Web Design | Website Consultations | Live Wordpress Training | Web Development | Small Business Solutions | development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization (SEO) | Graphic Design | Logos | Stationary | Marketing Materials


Fashion School

Technical School of Fashion
1986 - 1996
Fashion Design. Graduated in Men's clothing due to technical requirements with a seperate course in Image Consulting with the UK company Color Me Beautiful. Getting the best looks through the right colour and style for the person's skin tone and body type.

Usui & Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher

Jane McKenzie Reiki
2001 - 2004
Usui & Karuna Reiki Training. Obtained my Reiki Master/Teacher training for personal development purpose. Worked in the field for 7 years and it is still very much part of my life-style to date.

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

SAIT Polytechnic
2009 - 2011
Web Design Certification. HTML and CSS are the foundation for publishing on the Internet and its understanding is required to do anything with web design. My strength is in HTML and CSS, with good knowledge of JavaScript and PHP.

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

SAIT Polytechnic
2009 - 2011
Graphic Design Certification. Advanced image correction, image manipulation, compositing and illustration. I truly enjoy the creative design process of promotional materials. My energy expands with these projects.


Mount Royal University
Sales Development Certification. My strength & goals are to be a "Trusted Advisor", not just making a "sale". I will network at every opportunity, including thinking of you when I come accross something that may benefit you and your business.

Basic Photography

SAIT Polytechnic
2014 - present
Basic Photography. Learn the tricks of the camera and the Rule of Thirds to draw you into the photograph. It included exposure control, composition, lenses, flash photography, filters, camera care.

Portrait Lighting

SAIT Polytechnic
2015 - present
Portrait photos (a.k.a. head shots) are used a lot these days; Profile pictures, business card photos and Bios. Not many love to have their picture taken, but I will help you along and capture your essence in a genuine way. Selfies sure won't do!

Adobe InDesign

SAIT Polytechnic
Further development of my Graphic Design skills with InDesign in my tool box. It is used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books layouts, ebooks and interactive PDF's.