About me

Hi, I’m Debbie!

I’m a freelance web designer and owner of Web Happy.

Although I started my working life as an environmental officer in local government, I fell in love with Photoshop, design and all things internet when I created my first website back in 1997! I changed careers to follow my new found passion, and after a stint creating websites for HarperCollins Publishers and many well-known authors, decided to go it alone in my own web design business.

Soulscape Web Design was born in Sydney in 2002, and was renamed Web Happy in July 2018 following a move to beautiful Portland, Victoria. I have designed and built hundreds of websites over the last 17 years, for all manner of clients across Australia and overseas.  And during that time I’ve honed my skills in listening to clients, understanding their businesses and building the most effective website for their needs.

I’m passionate about web design and creating the best possible website for every client. I love working one-on-one with small business owners, small organisations, entrepreneurs and other individuals to bring their visions online. I’d love to work with you too – so please do get in touch with me if you’re interested in working together.

* an op shopper extraordinaire
* a crazy chook lady
* a sci fi/fantasy buff
* a mad keen crafter (and craft supply hoarder!)
* a collector of seashells

When I’m not busy designing and coding, I love bushwalking, beachcombing (the beach is my happy place), meditating, and making my own jewellery.

Kind words from happy clients…

Debbie is absolutely brilliant! She took the ideas that I had in my head and made the website look exactly as I wanted. Changing content and adding new product lines is extremely simple. She answered my questions and I had a few, quickly and clearly. I was hesitant at first with her being so far away and not meeting with her beforehand, but I am very happy with the end product. My only regret is not finding her years ago.

Donald Sinclair

Sink and Bathroom Shop

I love my new website which Debbie designed for the launch of my brand new business. She did endless hours of research to find the right tools to do what I needed and was very patient in explaining how they all worked. She was always very fast to respond to my endless questions and stayed in constant contact with me throughout the design process. The finished product really reflects who I am and what my business is about. Thanks from the bottom of my heart Debbie for helping me make my dream a reality!

Leanne Chapman

Claim Your Treasure

Debbie, you are awesome!!! I can’t believe how wonderful my site looks now! It’s so professional and clean! I don’t have the words to thank you for your support and talent. What an incredible difference, needless to say I’m in awe of your work and eternally grateful I found you! Stress free like magic, from hum drum to sophisticated! Thanks so very much for taking me as a client, I can’t believe I was so lucky!

Deborah Skipper

Stone Island Lady Jewelry

Why work with me?

17 years experience designing and building websites

Friendly, reliable one-on-one service and support

Client focused – YOU are my priority

Clear communication (and no confusing technobabble!)

Quick turn around times

I take the time to understand you and your business