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 using Adobe Dreamweaver. She then taught herself to build ecommerce websites in a programming language called Joomla and later using HTML, CSS, MySQL and PHP.
For over 25 years, Sydney has designed and developed hundreds of websites using a variety of custom tools and CMS platforms (Weebly, Shopify) and now focuses solely on building ecommerce, informational-embedded form websites for service based industries and coaching platforms that offer an ecommerce component on the Shopify platform. 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 with upwards 5,000 - 15,000 products and more.
With her successful track record in wholesale brand representation and manufacturing, sales and marketing; Sydney brings to the table close 30 years of Business Consulting to every Client her agency works with. She is a member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and is a co-owner/seed investor in three other online startups that utilize her background, website design and marketing experience and success.
Personally, Sydney is also a full-time mother to two children who are 10 and 12 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 is also a "mom" to two rescues, a black Labrador, "Emma," and a Russian Blue, "London."
In her spare time, she loves to travel (with laptop, always!) and spends time monthly, in Los Angeles, CA ,with her fiancé on board his yacht. Back home in Louisiana, her favorite outlet is organizing and executing twice-yearly GTFA Retreats for her friends and those who need and want a break from their hectic business and lifestyle.
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. Every member of our team is an agency owner or independent contractor that is taking part of the growth process and focused on our clients' success. We encourage entrepreneurship and will help grow your agency as well by offering agency training from concept to launch.
"Style" Is A Creative Expression
Sydney Ray Design and Marketing builds powerful ecommerce websites using lifestyle based imagery and custom artwork. We like to think that our websites are a piece of "online artwork" that generate sales when combined with our powerful 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
If you are an agency owner or an Independent Contractor seeking agency training or an opportunity to expand your portfolio, and you excel in Shopify website design and Facebook/IG social media marketing and ads, we welcome you to reach out to us and schedule a time to discuss a potential partnership.
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.