Hey, I’m Nance, the owner of Nerdsy Solutions. I’m a nerdy creative, so designing websites is a natural fit for me. When I began studying User Experience (UX) and Human-Centered Design (HCD), I found my design passion.
Websites are so much more than just published words and images. If they’re well-designed, they’re innovative digital experiences. I get excited about the psychology, research, strategy, design practices, and technology that come together to create them.
Aside from having a passion for human-centered design and design in general, I am an artist. I paint, draw, and create digital art, illustrations, and animations.
I first learned to code years ago when I hand-coded and illustrated a children’s e-book for my daughter. That’s when I found my inner-geek, something I didn’t know I was missing until I found it. From then on, I was hooked. I have been designing websites for well over a decade.
I am also a US Army veteran, former Air Traffic Controller, and Air Traffic Control Instructor.
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User Experience Certification
Foundations in Design Thinking Certification
BUSINESS ANALYST / DESIGNER
Jim has worked in business and IT for over 30 years. He spent most of his career working in information technology managing projects for a Fortune 500 company.
Jim has a gift for seeing issues from different perspectives, and he’s a natural problem solver. He can help people understand the big picture as well as the subtle nuances of problems. Jim can also comfortably get in the weeds to do research and analyze data.
The name “Nerdsy” is an urban term that refers to a person who is an “artsy nerd.” It fits us to a tee! We’re a nerdy creative and an experienced business and IT guy who are skilled at web design, UX, and business. Here’s how we came about:
In 2015 we got this idea: what if we could use our skills to help the little guy succeed? How could we help fellow small business owners and entrepreneurs? What would it take?
The Changing Landscape
While we were planning, researching, and exploring, the digital landscape kept changing. So, we continued to learn new things while we worked and hatched our plan. We realized that businesses are always playing catch-up these days because we do it too.
No single strategy for having a successful website works today. You need a no stone left unturned, holistic strategy to succeed. It’s not enough to design a great looking, mobile-friendly website that helps you go after your business goals. To succeed these days, you need to design for customers and search engines as well. So we came up with a starting formula for success:
Business Objectives + Brand Strategy + Content Strategy + User Experience (UX) + Great Web Design + SEO = Success.
Then we condensed it to reflect the people we design for and the behemoth force we all serve:
Business + People + Google = Success
We leverage expert design, business strategy, and website SEO to create state-of-the-art websites that help small businesses level up and realize their dreams!
We’re on our way and so are you! Let’s journey together!
Since 2015, Nancy has been helping survivors of the genocide in Darfur by volunteering with the Darfur Women Network, Inc. She built their website and currently maintains it. Working with DWN has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The biggest eye-opener is seeing how small groups of people can truly have a considerable impact, improving the lives of others.
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To Whom It May Concern,
Nancy Aurand-Humpf is a gifted artist and web designer. She holds a high understanding for women and is sensitive and aware of cultural differences. She always makes sure Darfur Women Network’s (DWN) website is perfect and reflects our actions to our audience. Her incredible skill has always impressed me.
Her passion towards the survivors of genocide in Darfur, Sudan and willingness to help has always been endless. She is committed to her work and overcomes any barriers in the way.
In June 2015, she used her professional and gifted arts to redesign our website. She helped us to sign up with a security and backup company. She has used her expertise to take our website to a higher quality and to protect us from potential targets. DWN’s website had an issue with hackers targeting organizations that serve the survivors of Darfur genocide worldwide, but it was resolved when Nancy intervened.
In addition, she is constantly willing to educate us about technology, and she advises us about the best hosting and supporting sites. She truly cares about her work and always wants the best for DWN. From the kindness of her heart, she believed DWN should take high quality pictures. Thus, she donated a beautiful camera for DWN to take pictures with. DWN will always trust her expertise and appreciate her commitment.
Nancy’s rich experience, knowledge, and her passion toward our mission has given her more confidence that shaped her strong personality and kind heart. She built close relationships with immigrants and despite cultural and lingual differences. We are grateful for Nancy and DWN would have never gotten this far without her.
I wholeheartedly recommend Nancy. I am confident that she will be an invaluable addition. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding her character or past work.
Sincerely, Mastora Bakhiet, Executive Director, Darfur Women Network, Inc. https://darfuwomennetwork.org email@example.com
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