Hello there, I’m Debbie Rae-Smith
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 the beautiful seaside town of Portland, Victoria.
Since that first website back in 1997, I have designed and built hundreds of websites, for all manner of clients across Australia and overseas. 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 know I must be doing something right, because my first three clients are still with me, two decades on!
I’m passionate about web design and creating the best possible website for every client. I get the most satisfaction working one-on-one with fellow solopreneurs, to bring their visions to life online. I’d love to work with you too!
Why work with me?
My mission is to help solopreneurs thrive – in the most stress-free way possible!
In July 2021, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a pivotal moment in my life that forced me to reassess not just my health, but my whole way of being.
I knew that the healing wasn’t over once I was done with the traditional medical treatment. For true healing to occur, I needed to allow myself to be nurtured and nourished on all levels of my being – and that included my business.
After 20 years of building budget websites for all manner of small businesses, I had lost much of the joy that had attracted me to this career in the first place. And so I took the time to reimagine my business, to create something that nourished and fulfilled me beyond what I had ever thought possible before.
Its now my mission to help other solopreneurs to create a nourishing, fulfilling, and thriving business for themselves.
Kind words from happy clients…
The beach is my happy place…
When I’m not busy with my biz, I love combing the local beaches, collecting shells, sea glass and any other interesting bits and pieces I wander across. I love feeling the salt air on my skin and the sand between my toes, while discovering little treasures from the sea. If only it could be summer all year round…