About Me

Jeannie Barker, Web DeveloperI am a website developer, graphic designer, event manager, speaker, writer and trainer.

Website Development

I love creating websites!

I specialise in creating WordPress websites for individuals, community groups and businesses.

Why WordPress you ask?

Because WordPress is one of the most popular website Content Management Systems (CMS) around, used on around 20% of the top 10 million websites. Using WordPress for websites, blog sites, membership sites, etc. enables website owners to update and manage their own website/s. WordPress is easy to use and supported by a huge community of developers and users. WordPress is flexible, adaptable, and beautiful. And, many WordPress themes are now mobile responsive, so they adapt depending on the device the user is viewing it on – no need to build a separate mobile site any more.

See examples of some of my websites here.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is my second love!

I  create print media and marketing materials. Everything from small advertisements to posters, from cover designs to complete magazines.

See examples of some of my design work here.

Writing

I generally write non-fiction articles and tutorials and have been published online, in newspapers and magazines. I am also a huge fan of sci-fi and other ‘speculative’ fiction genres, and plan (hope to…) write a sci-fi novel in the future. You can read some of my articles here on this website, and also on these websites: Authorpreneur MagazineGold Coast Writers’ AssociationGold Coast Writers FestivalGold Coast Writers’ Resource Library and GC Speckies.

Jeannie Barker presenting a workshop on marketing for writersSpeaking / Training

I am an experienced speaker / trainer on topics relating to writing, website development, WordPress, design, social media, marketing and promotion.

I present workshops, creative seminars,  one-on-one training sessions and training courses to individuals, small groups and organisations.

Contact me if you would like to discuss a potential talk for your group, organisation, or yourself.

Jeannie Barker facilitating a brainstorming sessiionCommunity and Volunteer Projects

A former President of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association (2009-2010), I am dedicated to supporting  writers by helping to develop writing, publishing and marketing opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

I have been a member of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association for around 8 years, joining the management committee in 2007. I have served in a number of roles, including Vice President (2008), President (2009-2010), Speaker Coordinator (2012-present) and Webmaster (2008-present).

I am currently coordinating Creative Seminars for the Gold Coast Writers Association and I initiated and coordinated Spring Writers Week in collaboration with Helensvale Library.

Jeannie_Barker_GCWA_Achievment_AwardIn 2011 I was awarded the Andrew McDermott Annual Achievement Award for my contribution to the association.

I am passionately devoted to the development of the Gold Coast Writers Festival. I am currently the Festival Coordinator, Webmaster and Speaker Coordinator for the festival.