Hi! I’m Margaret Cates. I make websites, among other things. This site is my online portfolio.
No, I am not one of "those people." I try to be an optimist, but I lean more toward realism. "Glad Girl" is a nickname that comes from one of my customers in the Cates family business -- a cut-flower farm. ↓ ... why would someone call you that?
The primary crop of my family's farm is gladiolus, and for a long time, my dad was the main delivery person -- so long, in fact, that he got his own nickname from the customers: the Glad Man. When he retired from making deliveries and my brother, and eventually I took over, one of our customers took it a step further and started calling us Glad Boy and Glad Girl. Given my continued involvement in the business, it seemed fitting that I should go with Glad Girl for my design site. ↑ Hide this content.
Personally, I was always more of an indoor kid -- I preferred reading to sports. When computer technology got big, I got interested -- enough to start tinkering with web design. I designed my first full website in 2002, and haven't stopped since -- even in the summer, when the farm is going full-swing. ↑ Hide this content.
That really depends on how much work goes into the project you've commissioned. A simple website will cost less than a complicated one; same goes for posters or other graphics. ↓ That's understandable, I guess.
I will say that I try to keep my rates very competitive, and that what I charge for my services does not vary based on the income of the customer or the size of the enterprise that's hired me. I don't believe in charging a thousand dollars for a homepage with four or five side pages (even though those thousand dollars would look awfully nice in my bank account). ↑ Hide this content.
The following are the highlights of my more recent design work. Please click the thumbnails to view the images in full.
This site, its name and logo, and its content are the intellectual property of Margaret Cates, and were created in 2012 for Glad Girl Design. Please don't reproduce in whole or in part, either for commercial or personal use.