I’ve known Holly Knott for awhile and worked with her in the past. Someone recommended her to me for some work on a simple site I was blogging on. She helped me get the site where I could work with it and coded some things for the site to be easier for me to use. Fast forward many years later and lucky for me Holly came back into my life. I had a serious problem on a site and it started to fall apart. I remembered Holly and contacted her. Holly remembered me, saw what was going on with the site and dove right in to put it all back together. I have to say she literally saved my web life. There was something else though that Holly did for me. She gave me so many more possibilities for me to be creative and more artistic with how I wanted to use my site. She installed ways for me to customize what I do with my work. I am still working on the site, but it is wonderful to work on and I love what Holly did for me. My KathyAnneWhite.com site also benefitted from Holly’s working with me. There were things I wanted to change and she jumped right in a straightened it out. She is incredible.
Holly creates art with her website designs and with her artwork. I’ll let her tell you what she has done and where she is now. And then I will say if you ever are looking for someone to work with on a current or new site – she’s the one.
I’m an artist who could never call just one medium my own. I love photography, painting (watercolors and acrylics, and soft pastels), creating contemporary art quilts, gardening, sketching, graphic design, you name it!
In 2004, I left behind the corporate world of a 17-year career as an interactive systems designer and usability testing specialist in Princeton, NJ, to focus on my own artwork and small business fulltime.
At that time, we moved from gorgeous, hilly and historic Bucks County, PA, to upstate NY, and I became a member/owner of 2 new artisan’s galleries startups, where I sold my own fine art (art quilts and associated greeting cards and fiber art products such as handbags, tote bags, scarves and more). I also continued exhibiting my art quilts across the country for a few years and co-authored “Quilted Garden Delights” (C&T Publishing – February, 2008) with my mother, the watercolor painter Diane Knott. Many of my quilts have won awards and have sold to collectors worldwide. There’s nothing like choosing fabrics like the amazing hand-dyes and batiks to represent a painting in quilt form.
Inspiration for my work comes from my surroundings, including my love of local colonial and Victorian architecture, modern cityscapes, rural landscapes, historical sites, cottage gardens, nature, and the enchantment of nearby riverside and lakeside towns.
While my main focus now is my website/graphic design business located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts (though my customer base is worldwide), I spend my free time working in a wide variety of media, including contemporary art quilts (landscape and pictorial quilts are my favorites), photography, watercolors, pastel paintings, hand-painted furniture, gardening, and various home remodeling projects. I love creating logos for artist customers and and my website design business has been amazingly word of mouth as folks across the locations know me and what I’ve done for other creative types – love it! As a fellow fine artist, my website design/graphic design customers love that I “get” their field. I’m not just another techy geek <grin> who can write code but doesn’t understand their field. I do both. My specialty now is designing websites for other fine artists, crafters, whatever you want to call yourself. Whether you work in fabric, film, metal, or even are a small business like a restaurant, I am a no-nonsense designer who charges fairly for my time and can help you with your online presence.
You can find Holly at HollyKnott.com