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Kelly Drewett, technical SEO and SEO website designer

Hello and salut! I'm Kelly, a technical SEO and SEO website designer; I combine the two to create active, ethical, effective websites.

Web design, content creation and brand awareness create a perfect blend to achieve a competitive search engine presence.

Trained in the requirements of search engines, I design websites according to quality guidelines; I improve the existing online presence of a business or lead a client and website designer through the SEO website design process.

My affinity for SEO comes across when we talk; it’s a skill I have educated myself in since 2010. A website must benefit the brand.

SEO website designer - Kelly Drewett
Search engine optimisation is a mixture of beautiful code, thoughtful design, inclusivity, creativity and compassion.

About me, Kelly Drewett

It all started in the UK but I now live in the French Alps after many years of travelling.

As one of the original digital nomads, I've spent a lot of time in Canada and travelled to the United States, Asia and western Europe. My travelling background helps me to understand all sorts of cultures.

You can often find me close to mountains, where there is a seasonal transition of all age groups. I am the geek who snowboards, bikes and hikes (and none particularly well but it makes Instagram more interesting).

My love for conversation and language helps my diligence in writing for search engines.

Why? Because Google feeds on quality content. And search engines serve people.

Whether your business is B2B or B2C, everyone that reads is human.

And you need a website that sells your product.

SEO website designer, Kelly Drewett
Kelly Drewett - Technical SEO and SEO website designer

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Kelly Drewett's background

I'm a village girl at heart; I currently live on a mountain in the French Alps, in a village beneath a ski resort.

But it all started where I grew up in Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, UK. Everyone comments on the name; beautiful or spooky?

Start of a career in web design

Back in the days when the internet first became accessible, I was 16. Due to bad decisions and an independent teenage attitude, I dropped out of school after three months of 6th form (12th grade).

I fully intended to return to education the following year, but I found a digital illustration job and liked the money.

At 17, I heard of a couple who had started a small web design firm in the spookily named village where I lived. My mum had never heard of a website at the time, but it was on my radar.

They offered to train me in web design in return for work and little pay. With a significant interest in computers and design, I snapped up the offer. I loved it, and in no time, I took the position of the lead web designer.

Unfortunately, the little pay continued for too long.

With support from my first client, I started my own website design company just before my 20th birthday.

My mum lent me her computer to work from until I saved enough money to buy my own.

Kelly Drewett, background

My name is Kelly. I was born in Oxford UK and lived in a beautiful village in the Cotswolds, where I started freelancing in web design.

In 2000, I started my own company, called Kaydee Web Design. Now the business is known as Kaydee Web.

20 years later and after a lot of world travelling I divide my time between the Rhône-Alpes, France and Oxfordshire in the UK.

The beginning

I had ups and downs and made mistakes. I learned a lot about small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I successfully worked in the Oxfordshire area for 12 years and set up an office in the centre of Witney.

Around the time that WiFi became readily available anywhere and everywhere, there also came a period of my life when I had no ties.

I realised I could travel as I worked, so that's what I did.

Travelling and working

First I visited my sister in Canada. I then travelled a large portion of North America in a Buick named Hank.

I lived in Canada and travelled the US lots - working day to day on my computer in motels.

When Hank finally packed in (sad face), I used buses and I couchsurfed.

I sought out a place in the Rockies each winter for ski seasons. I did one season in Fernie and one in Kicking Horse.

Travelling whilst working in Europe

After exhausting my visitors visa it was time to return home to Oxford. But not for long.

Lynn, a New Zealand friend I met in Canada, joined me for a summer campervan trip through western Europe.

We travelled for five months in my high-top VW camper van, Ellis. Naming vehicles seems to be a ritual.

We had a fantastic summer visiting different countries, during which I discovered a genuine interest in other cultures.

Travelling whilst working in Europe

The following winter I drove to Les Arcs in the French Alps to find a place to spend the winter. For snow of course.

There I met my husband, Ben, who is coincidentally also a web developer. We could both manage our jobs remotely, which meant we could travel.

The first summer, we got to know France, Italy and Croatia, using Ellis the camper van as a home and office, always returning to the French Alps.

Travelling whilst working in Asia

After some rest and recovery, we hit southeast Asia. We travelled with backpacks, our home offices strapped to our fronts.

That winter we settled near the mountains in Hakuba Goryu, Japan.

We rented a maisonette from which we could snowboard and ski. The extra bedroom was used as an office.

Our life in France

Travelling whilst working is wonderful, but takes dedication. So for now, no more long trips. Ben and I now live in the French Alps with a pretty good work-life balance.

We created an office space for ourselves in which we concentrate on our individual businesses, train online and generally geek out!

This is where I spend much of my time studying website programming, search engine optimisation and content writing.

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