About

I’m Jamie Umak, a professional creative website and media designer located in Frederick, Maryland.

Design for the User, Create for the World

I have always been fascinated by the idea of interconnectivity. It is amazing how we are able to connect and network with one another around the world. I believe there is no limit to opportunities when people are connected and work toward goals and the greater good. At the heart of this is empathy, and the desire to create a seamless user experience for everyone.

I work full-time at NatureScapes.net, the largest online community for nature photographers, where I am in charge of all creative web design and marketing. During my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, fitness, designing stationery, and working on new ideas and projects.

Strategize for the Future

I specialize in creating custom website designs and other digital media. Your company is unique. Likewise, your website and marketing should be, too. Everything I create is original, intentional, and well-crafted using best practices I’ve learned throughout my career.

I approach web and media design projects in a highly personalized manner for my clients. I begin each project by establishing a view of the overall picture and envisioning long-term success in mind. As a detail-oriented designer, I spend a considerable amount of time not just making a design aesthetically beautiful, but ensuring that the important elements to success are present. I always consider user experience, usability, content organization, branding, and campaigns to be critical. I make sure these components of a successful website are integrated with one another for an optimal return on investment.

I view myself as a partner in my client’s long-term success. I carefully listen to your goals while working on solutions to achieve your vision for your business.

I can help with…

  • Custom website design and front-end development
  • Custom email marketing design and email marketing campaigns
  • Best search engine optimization practices
  • Consulting on digital strategy, user experience, and best practices
  • Website management and organization
  • Advertising in print and online marketing channels
  • Graphic design (business cards, flyers, event invitations, etc.)
  • Professional social media community building, scheduling, and graphics

Design Process

Research

Extensive discussion to understand a project’s goals, target audience, and ideas.

Planning

Concepts are carefully crafted for discussion and a timeline created and agreed to.

Design & Create

Project comes to life from the planning stage and a design excitingly takes shape.

Maintenance

For websites, a new design is launched to be maintained with a focused plan moving forward.

Recommendations

From the moment we began working together, Jamie was keenly focused on organizing the work and delivering to the high expectations placed upon her. As the project proceeded from planning to the design phase, she brought many ideas and suggestions forward which further enhanced the outcomes of the design project. I highly recommend Jamie as a design partner for those interested in maintaining high standards in the work process, client service, and the eventual deliverables.”

Jamie’s work is detail-oriented, creative, and beautiful, and she is gracious about her talents. She is pleasant, communicates well with her colleagues, is an excellent collaborator, takes initiative, has a great attitude and work ethic, is polite and considerate, and does all her work in a timely manner, meeting deadlines and efficiently balancing multiple projects. I have greatly enjoyed working with her for the past four years.”