Who is Sydney Ray Design and Marketing?

Sydney Ray Design and Marketing is a full-stack agency founded by Sydney Ray who has been online since 1991. Her first introduction to the Internet was through a portal called Prodigy, and then later via Compuserve and AOL.  Based on her fascination with the Internet, combined with her love for storytelling, writing and art; she took to website design in the mid 90's and taught herself how to design and hand code websites in HTML and Javascript; CSS using Adobe Dreamweaver.  She then taught herself to build ecommerce databases using PHP/MySQL.

Over the last 10 years, Sydney and her team of website designers have been working with CMS platforms (Content Management Systems); specifically designing and building in Joomla, Weebly, WordPress and over the last 4 years exclusively on Shopify as a Certified Shopify Partner.

Sydney has designed and developed hundreds of websites using a variety of custom tools and CMS platforms and focuses most of her time building large ecommerce based websites, lead generation landing pages, coaching platforms and information-based websites that offer subscription. Her focus over the years has been on startups, and over the last few years has grown to include medium size companies and enterprise-based ecommerce builds.

Personally, Sydney is also a full-time mother to two children who are 11 and 13 and understands the importance of quality family time.  Due to this, our work schedule is Monday - Friday with the optional Saturday and Sunday.  Most of our team members, Sydney included, have so much passion for their work that it's challenging to not jump on website and/or marketing project over the weekend.  She also has 3 large dogs; a female black lab and two male White Old Time Scotch Collies.

In her spare time, she enjoys hosting monthly "invite-only" dinner parties at her home in the country; art therapy (as a teacher and artist), travel and hosting guests at her on-site bed and breakfast, Casa Bella Magnolia.  Much of her time still revolves around raising children to be independently successful and leading by example in their lives.  

Our Mission 

Our mission as an agency is to build beautiful and successful ecommerce websites for Clients using our proprietary Discovery & Design and Profile Blitz  Marketing process(es).  Our business is rooted in "relationship marketing" and we believe strongly in developing and managing respectful and communicative relationships with our Clients.

This mission also extends to the way we are building the agency. Unlike other website design and marketing agencies, Sydney works with agency owners in-house as well as Referral Partners.  She also has a very loyal in-house virtual team that are located all over the world.  Every member of our team takes part of the growth process and is focused on our clients' success.  

"Style" Is A Creative Expression 

Sydney Ray Design and Marketing builds powerful ecommerce websites using lifestyle based imagery, color psychology, custom artwork and "copy-that-sells.".  We like to think that our websites are a piece of "online artwork" that generate organic sales when combined with our powerful search engine optimization/marketing analytical work and our social media marketing and advertising strategies.  

Our Ethics and Principals 

We believe strongly in owning up to our mistakes and let's face it, website design is not perfect.  Mistakes are made and the most honest way to address a mistake, whether it is design, content or back-end programming, is to simply "own up to it."  We pride ourselves on our honesty and straightforwardness, while also being empathetic and understanding of our Clients' needs and expectations.  Our proprietary Discovery Process gives Clients "pause for thought" on their concept and gives us, the team, knowledge we need to determine whether or not their concept is a fit for our portfolio.  Keywords such as "honesty," "determination," "focus," "empathy," "tenacity," and key terms such as "thirst for success," "never give up," and "go all the way" are cornerstones of our foundation here at Sydney Ray Design and Marketing.

Join Our Team & Leave Behind A Legacy Online 

Currently our team is made up of 6-8 figure experts in website design and development, content and copywriting, SEO, lead generation, project management, social media marketing and management, and Google Ads.  Our core team is 11 experts strong and our international teams bring our work force to over 40 professionals ranging from website designers (UI/UX), product developers, content writers, copywriters, marketing and advertising experts, project managers and virtual assistants to assist the team as a whole.  Our team members are located all over the world representing Bangladesh, Ukraine, Philippines, Lithuania and of course, the United States. 

If you are an Independent Contractor seeking agency training, a professional seeking a long term position and career, or an opportunity to expand your portfolio, and you excel in Shopify Website Design, Product Development, Project Management, and/or have a successful track record in Social Media Marketing and Google Ads, we welcome you to reach out to us and schedule a time to discuss an exciting and rewarding career with our agency!

Get started below by telling us who you are, where you are located and what your expertise is in.  Please provide links to your social media and LinkedIn as well as links to your online work.  

If Sydney thinks you are a good fit for the team, she will personally reach out.