My name is Patrick Jutte born in the western United States.
I own a part-time freelance web designer/SEO company while working at a full-time job and I love what I do. I have been doing this since 1995, making me a veteran of the trade. I started off by creating websites using Dreamweaver software. I learned this by reading HTML books while I was on vacation for a week. I would get up at 3:00 am and read, with that, I wrote down a lot of notes. From there, I created websites for free to struggling companies in the heating and air conditioning field.
I quickly found out that a website wasn’t enough, they had to be found on the internet. So I learned how to apply search engine techniques by joining SEO blogs and reading and to my amazement, the sites began propagating to the top. Back in the day, it was relatively easy to be in first place. Today it’s a whole different ball game.
Soon after, I obtained a business license and started to charging my customers. As I gradually acquired customers, I had to become super efficient, and that’s when I found “Theme Forest” (Envato) back in 2009. To this day, I have bought several hundred, my favorite is Bridge. I continue to buy from Envato not just because of the beautiful templates, but I know all the designers are held to high standards including security.
Without Envato, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and for that, I say Thank You a million times.