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I’m Evan VanDerwerker

I build WordPress websites for new and small businesses—fast and affordably.

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WordPress

I build feature-filled websites that are fast, secure, and easy to manage.

Design

From logos to custom illustrations, if you can dream it I can design it.

Content

I write well-balanced copy that appeals to humans and search engine bots.

Nice to Meet Cha'

My name is Evan VanDerwerker. I’m married with two kids, but you’d refer to them as “cats.” I’m an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and aspiring rapper. (Don’t believe me? Check this out.)

I’m a WordPress website setter-upper. Educated in writing and graphic design and experienced as a digital marketer, I’ve got all the skills needed to build a well-written, well-designed and, well, optimized website.

Freelancer with a Full-Time Job

Since graduating in 2012, I’ve moonlighted as a freelancer while working full-time.

Joined Stanley Black & Decker as DMM

September 2017

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., is a manufacturer of industrial tools and hardware. I started as Digital Marketing Manager (DMM) for the Storage & Workspace Solutions group.

Joined Pearson Education as SEM Manager

July 2016

Pearson PLC is an education publishing company. I worked as Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager of Pearson’s online and blended learning business for a little over a year.

Joined Plecto as DMM

A screenshot of the Plecto ApS homepage
March 2016

Plecto ApS is a SaaS startup offering dashboards that visualize performance data in real-time. I contracted as Digital Marketing Manager (DMM), focusing on lead generation.

Started as DCX Specialist at Novozymes

A photograph of Evan VanDerwerker outside of Novozymes in Virginia
November 2015

Novozymes A/S is a global biotechnology company. I was responsible for the development, performance, and user experience of online channels as Digital Customer Experience (DCX) Specialist.

Started as Social Media Specialist at Novozymes

February 2015

I worked as community manager and content creator to pilot a multi-channel social media strategy for the bioenergy business.

Won first logo design contest on 99Designs

A mock-up of the Bolt Trunks logo.
November 2014

My submission was chosen as the winning entry for a Bolt Trunks logo design contest. I’ve since participated in 35 contests and sold various designs on the 99Designs logo store.

Launched Elappse

A mock-up of the Elappse business cards
August 2014

I joined an early-stage B2B startup offering two Shopify scheduling apps. After participating in the 9MilesLab accelerator program, the founders left the business to me. I rebranded it Elappse and grew it to 650+ paying customers before closing it down in late 2015.

Launched first Udemy course

A featured image of Evan VanDerwerker for his first Udemy course
July 2014

Udemy is an online marketplace that sells access to video courses. My first course was titled “Introduction to Search Engine Optimization.” I’ve since launched 3 courses to 7,500+ paying students.

Started as Digital Specialist at Novozymes

April 2013

I jumped to the Digital Media & Strategy team as Digital Specialist. I managed a bunch of core online marketing functions for the 9 industry groups.

Started a freelancing business

A screenshot of the my first website.
January 2013

I organized my freelancing business as a Virginia limited liability company (LLC). Ever since, I’ve moonlighted as a freelancer while working full-time.

Graduated from Virginia Tech

May 2012

I graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Communications, specializing in Electronic & Print Journalism. I earned a minor in Professional Writing and a cognate in graphic design. My first job out of school was Communications Coordinator at Novozymes A/S.

Software Proficiencies

Here are the programs I’m best at (especially the last one).

WordPress

Adobe Premiere

Google Analytics

SurveyMonkey

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Audition

Moz Pro

Shopify

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft PowerPoint

Marketo

Bootstrap

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Excel

MailChimp

Netflix

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