About Soul & Heart Creative

I began creating graphics on my Dad’s Atari computer in the 80s (see my first “work” here – that’s my brother), and started trying to direct movies on my Sony play handheld video recorder at the age of 8. I took a break from creative work to deliver pizzas in St. Louis and Kansas City, but soon stumbled upon a graphic design job and it reignited my passion to be creative again. I headed off to grad school in Baltimore, Maryland.

I was fortunate enough to gain experience at large agencies like the American Red Cross, The Atlantic Media Company, the San Diego Housing Commission, and Arrowhead General Insurance. And I especially loved working with the Red Cross and the Housing Commission where I felt like the work I was doing was making a positive impact on lives in the community.

But with each one, I felt more and more disconnect from the people I was trying to help. There were too many layers between myself and the impact. I had been doing freelance graphic design work on the side for about 7 years when I realized that I could do it on my own and have a greater impact, since I could cut out much of the cost for my clients and work with them directly to help them create a web presence.

Recently, I began to focus my efforts even more on working with my ideal client, people working hard to help others. Now I strive to do the same both in the design work I do, and in the community.

As the founder and lead designer for Soul & Heart Creative, I manage every aspect of the design process for all of my clients – from the proposal and contract to the onboarding, design/branding process, and website design and implementation. I manage client relations and ensure their business has all the tools they need to grow. I specialize in WordPress website design, advising best practices for design, hosting, responsiveness, SEO, security, site speed, user experience, and much more. I have exclusively worked with WordPress for 8 years and have navigated every hiccup and hurdle imaginable and thus, have learned how to not only make a website beautiful but how to optimize and make those sites secure and fast.

If you have an idea or project you want to discuss, or would like to receive a free web consultation, I’d love to hear from you.

Much love,

Ryan Berg
Founder & Web Designer
Soul & Heart Creative

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