I’m Trude

Nice to meet you


If we end up working together I will ask you A LOT of questions. So it is only fair that I tell you a bit about myself first.

By now, it has probably clicked that Trudesign is a play on my name, which is (confusingly!) spelt with an -e but pronounced as if it ends with an -a.

Many moons ago, when I moved to this great land down under, I should have been a little more on the ball and started spelling my name the way I’d like people to say it. It certainly would have saved a lot of correcting over the years! Confession: when I order a coffee where people don’t know me, I often tell them it’s Truda – much to my kids’ confusion.

Ordering coffee is something I do regularly as I am no good without (so much so that my husband wishes he could administer my caffeine intravenously before I wake up. Enough said!). Besides coffee, I love books, crochet, travel, essential oils (more about that here) and making lists. For the sake of my financial health I should be kept away from stationery stores.

I have a soft spot for charity and not-for-profit organisations (feel free to ask me about discounts) and I am a terrible liar, another reason Trudesign is aptly named. The upside of my poor deception skills is that I will never just tell you what you would like to hear – I will tell you the truth even if it hurts a little.

And just so you know I have what it takes: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in PR and Communication, followed by nearly 20 years of experience in consultancy, analysis and IT roles. In 2012 my husband and I started our own IT and web design business – Trudesign is a spin-off of that business. In web design I found my niche –  I love being able to combine my technical skills with my marketing background and ultimately you, as my client, benefits from this. 

I have been helping small businesses with their online presence since 2012. 

Being a small business owner myself, I am all too familiar with the many hats you need to wear and that it is impossible to do it all yourself.

From personal experience I know that trusting others with certain aspects of your business often produces a better result and lets you focus on what you are good at. 

By letting me look after your website you will end up not only with a website that looks great, but also one that fits in with your business objectives. You can read more about that here.

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