WordPress Designer Toronto - Susan Drysdale

Hi, I’m Susan Drysdale

WordPress Specialist, Visual Designer and Photographer located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I create custom WordPress websites for small businesses and artists. I also offer branding design and photography services to help create a strong visual style for your organization.

Creative services that cover all the things you need to deliver a fresh digital presence for your brand.

With a wide range of creative skills - including graphic design, photography, HTML & CSS, and WordPress - I help small business clients provide user-focussed responsive websites - viewable on all modern devices...and I'm a little obsessed with touch-friendliness and user experience.

WordPress Design
Strategy & Planning
WordPress Installation & Setup
Theme Setup Customization
Page Layout Design
HTML & Custom CSS coding
Content Development
On-going Updates and Support

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Branding & Graphic Design
Logo development
Colour stories
Typography Design
Brochures & Advertisements
Book covers
Business cards...and more

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Personal Branding
Creative Shoots
Photo Editing & Retouching
Stock Photos

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An experienced WordPress web designer helping businesses communicate and connect with the needs of their audience.

And when I’m not working, I’m out walking…

I travel around my city, Toronto, on foot every day, walking an average of 300km/month, taking tons of photos, many of which I share on social media as @drysdaleandco. Recently, I've added a section to my website called the Toronto Photo Gallery as an archive of all the great spots I visit and shoot around the city - still a work in progress, but I'll get it done...eventually 😉

…and travelling.

Love to travel! Sometimes, I even get out from behind the camera and let someone take my picture (it's rare).

Always looking forward to the next getaway to photograph another amazing place.

More on my background

A Degree in Design and 2 decades of expereince working with small business

  • BAA in Fashion Design from Ryerson University, 1994. Awarded the Theo Cokkinos Memorial Scholarship for excellence in couture design.
  • Held positions in Account Co-ordination/Management and Customer Service in a few companies, including ones in the Advertising and Marketing sectors, throughout my 20's.
  • Opened and operated a popular gift and accessories shop "Drysdale & Co." on Toronto's busy Danforth Ave. from 2003 - 2012.
  • Extended retail business into online world, building the drysdaleandco.com online store in 2008 and started using WordPress for company blog.
  • Transitioned to providing digital design services starting in 2011 when I began planning to get out of the retail business completely.
  • Have worked with WordPress for a decade now, creating dozens of websites using a variety of themes and plugins.

I was raised on a dairy farm near the town of Midland in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario, Canada.

I've lived in Toronto since 1990. I currently reside in the Riverdale neighbourhood, near "The Danforth" with my spouse and our cats. I love our area of Toronto for its proximity to beautiful Don Valley Ravine, one of my favourite walking & photo spots.

I'm a creative, curious, detail-oriented, problem-solving nerd who loves the digital world we now inhabit and all the opportunities it provides.

I'm a Designer at heart
When I had a store I realized that was the part of running a company that I loved the most - being creative and working with new technologies to create awesome things that communicate to an audience. I saw many of my small business owner colleagues struggling with their branding look and their websites and realized I have exactly the right education, experience and skill-set to help people with the design, communication and presentation they need to support and grow their small businesses.

I'm a designer at heart, passionate about planning, organizing, researching and problem solving just as much as - if not more than - the "artsy" parts of being creative.

I also enjoy having the opportunity to work with so many different types of businesses and people. With these people in mind, I've developed a process to help anyone have a better looking, better functioning and better performing web presence - and it works really well.

Creating Impressions & Connections

“Quite simply, Susan’s talent and enthusiasm for her craft brings a sense of relief and calm – she’s got your back.” - Soundhouse Studio