Who is Wicked Spider?
What makes me tick?
Why should you care?
Hello, I am Tosca Lahiri, and I am the person behind Wicked Spider. Before I launched my business, I decided that I would make it my mission to give web designers a good name (at least for my clients). I promise every client that I will:
Always deliver my services to the agreed timetable
Never disappear off the face of the earth
Never use technobabble to confuse you
Never charge you for services that you don’t know about and haven’t agreed
Always keep my promises
Always empower you with your website marketing
I am a dot-com web designer
I like to think that I was one of the first people to be seriously involved in creating websites for people like you. If you are old enough yourself to remember the dot-com boom, then that’s when I made my first website using the raw programming and database skills I developed at Birmingham University.
Unusually for a highly technical person, I also have a creative streak and a natural eye for colour, layout and design. This comes from years of painting (yes, I also have a degree in fine art) and I also have a thing for the English language, its structure and how it all comes together to communicate a clear message to the right audience.
I wholeheartedly recommend Wicked Spider for your website design. Tosca really listens to your vision, style and desires and is passionate to see this through and translate into your website. She is patient, encouraging and incredibly knowledgeable in her subject. I have felt confident in her hands and am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Tosca.Susan Lily Brisco
Why is this important?
Starting out as a professional web designer when I did means that I have plenty of experience up my sleeve to create a website that gives you what you need to be successful online. Things have changed a lot since those heady days of programming and we now have great tools we can use to create an eye catching website that delivers results. I’ve seen numerous developments in online marketing, and as an early adopter I’m regularly researching current trends and developments to help you further. Add to that a sound marketing strategy, a really good copywriter and some visually appealing imagery, and I can guarantee you will get a website that you will be proud of that helps you achieving your goals.
Most importantly I listen to you, so you get a website you need not one I assume you want.
What makes me tick as a person and as a web designer?
I am inspired by learning… and not just at school, college or university. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I relish putting myself in a learning environment. Nowadays I spend my time learning about technical advances, changes in online marketing and what’s new in social media. It is in places like this that I have insights or “light bulb moments”.
So, you can imagine my satisfaction when client after client have their own light bulb moment as we work on their website. It might be that they have more of an understanding about who their target audience is and why that is important; it could be that they understand they have to use words and pictures that the intended audience will respond to; or it could be that they finally appreciate the boundless possibilities they have available to them to be successful online.
Tosca did more than just create my new website, she helped me to clarify my business position and target market. With her support I am also more confident to use social media to raise the profile of my business. Throughout the project she was utterly professional and delivered an excellent service.Alison Burgess
I’m also a very practical and business focused person. I understand that if someone is going to make an investment in a new website then they need to know that it is doing a good job for them. I also appreciate that taking a staged approach to developing a website fits in nicely with how your business develops. So, you may start off with a simple five page website with an integrated blog but end up selling tickets off the same website, selling online courses or perhaps even launching an online membership programme.
Have a look at some more testimonials to get more of an idea about what it is like working with me.
What makes me different as a web designer
I get asked to look at lots of websites that are not top notch and are perhaps made by someone without any formal training. What sets my websites apart is that I have:
Many years hands on experience of programming and database management – the foundations of any good website
A creative eye to see what appeals visually – people respond to what they see
Communication skills to understand what will tick the box for your customers – successful websites are about the audience not about the creator/owner
When you meet with me
When we meet, I will ask lots of questions that you may not have thought about before. The process of working through these questions ensures that you have a website that works for you. As you can see from the testimonials when we work together you get more than just a new website.
A lovely lady, very easy to work with, even for a technophobe. I am delighted with results , my website reflects my business through it’s colour scheme and the way Tosca used my images to begin and end the pages. Tosca being a creative person as well as computer expert meant she really understood what I needed. The follow up support has been great too. Thank you Tosca.Katherine Keatley
Why use me as your web designer
Imagine having a website that actually reflects where your business is today
Imagine having a website that makes you proud
Imagine having a website that reflects your own levels of professionalism
And you haven’t had to go through the headache of trying to make it yourself or negotiate with a family member/friend to just put something together for you.
Put your website into safe hands
No More Headaches
More time to concentrate on what you are good at
A professional website rather than a DIY effort
Your business has moved on and now it’s time that your website better reflects what you are all about. You can see some of my work on my web design portfolio page.
My virtual team
In order to bring you the whole professional package, I collaborate with graphic designers who help with your branding; copywriters who will create or edit the words on your website to convey the exact messages your target audience need to hear; and if you need help with how to market your business on social media then I’ve got that covered too.