Welcome to Bat Cave Designs!
My name is Sara, and this is my little design & graphic portfolio.
Please have a look around, and thanks for visiting!
I am a web designer with a passion: a passion for nature, passion for great
design, and passion for a good cause that creates a positive impact.
In the meantime, I also have a passion for collaborating with clients to
achieve new goals and heights by helping them optimize their small businesses or nonprofit. Specifically, by troubleshooting and improving workflow, resolving technology challenges, and focusing on strategy; from the general
to the specific. I love to help others work smarter and better (so they can work harder on what they would rather be doing).
Not only do I love building beautiful custom websites but I also specialize in
one-on-one training and strategic sessions, for those who want to learn the
skills to manage and maintain their own website, blog, or social media.
Whether your goal is to create or refresh a website, learn the skills to develop
and deploy your own content, or plan and implement a strategy, my holistic and individualized approach is focused on supporting your unique goals and vision.
Most of all, I really enjoy collaborating and empowering people to spend more
time doing what they love; crafting their passion, business and life whether that be at a computer or not :)
Custom Website Design
Whether you're looking for a fresh start, a complete re-design, or
you are wanting to implement specifics like online scheduling, my custom websites are tailored to your specifications and unique business. I can work on any platform, but at this time I often use Wordpress or WIX CORVID for ease-of-use and training purposes.
~Custom Website Packages~
"One Page" Website or Landing Page Development
Multi-page Websites - including:
~Online Scheduling & Booking
~Etsy (+ other E-Commerce) Integrations
~Other Design Services~
Administrative Workflow Design
Newsletters & Email Campaign Design & Branding
Brand Development & Strategy
Designing "templates" for almost anything!
~Coaching & Training~
Tech Strategy & Training: Basic through Advanced
Hardware & Software Consulting
Gmail & Google Drive Solutions
Content "Pipeline" Strategy
Graphic Design & Print
Graphics, logo products, packaging, and branded print material can truly add another dimension to your business. Believe it or not, it can actually even save time and help to streamline workflow when you have everything laid out.
Not only can you convey the look and feel of your business in a few moments through logos and graphics, but it's surprisingly easy to craft an overall look and brand across the entire online spectrum. Good branding has the potential to convey so much more than words in the mind of a client. Recognition, trust, authenticity and identity are all factors in an online world swimming with distracting visual junk. Beautiful & consistent graphics that span a website, social media, prints & newsletters create a professional and branded style that is as unique as you, your business, and your story.
Along with websites & graphics, I can also love to create or improve, or "brand" paperwork, forms, questionnaires, surveys, apps or any printed media, including packaging, and stationery.
My name is Sara, and I am a partner and mother, photographer, forager,
and writer. Our tiny family lives in the wild and rugged mountains of Bat Cave, NC. Along with my part time work Bat Cave Designs, we have a small nature-based business called Bat Cave Botanicals. When Martin is not working hard to keep our
home and forest beautiful, he makes incredible handcrafted fine furniture at
Always a perpetual student with a very long love-hate relationship with technology and the internet, I eventually came to believe that with a strong philosophy, it is possible to have the best of both worlds; to balance the realms of nature + technology to improve one's life and have a positive impact on the world around us. I like to think of my personal "tech philosophy" as something of a forest or garden.
Like any garden, you get out more than what you put in; with only a basic recipe, the right conditions and a tool or two, it's possible to grow something incredible with a life of its own. While the purpose, goal, and seasons are always changing, the basics are always the same: soil, sun and seeds :) The difference between surviving and thriving are those basic building blocks along with a little care, patience and vision. Believe-it-or-not, creating a place on the internet is very similar to a garden in that regard: a simple recipe than can have incredible potential and results if you cultivate it and help it to grow.
The timeless elements that apply to everything: simplicity, beauty, functionality & design are always the core of what I strive to create with a client or in the garden. My specialty is information design, and my very favorite thing is creating an educational resource or concept design that is more than just the sum of its parts. Because my creativity is born out of constant inspiration (and lessons) from life and the natural world, I have a unique and holistic approach that is highly adaptive and constantly evolving and improving. In every way, I strive to be a good gardener and share my green thumb and digital thumb to make the world a better place.
I am always on the lookout for projects that involve a good cause.
Central to my philosophy is the belief that talents and skills should also
carry the responsibility of service to better the world around us.