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A Little Background

Janelle Koester


Growing up, I was strongly influenced by my artistic mother (and siblings), as well as my engineer father. Maybe that’s why web design/development feels like home to me – it demands both creativity and technical know-how. After graduating with a degree in Chemistry and working in a pharmacology lab, I decided to pursue an MBA at the U of W. That’s where I dove into the world of technology.

While in school, I took a part-time job at a little known company called Microsoft which had just 3 buildings at the time. My job entailed testing Microsoft Word, and later Microsoft Works, in 8 languages I didn’t speak. Eventually I worked my way up to Windows Product Manager, helped to write the first Windows certification exam, and developed & presented technical seminars on Windows & Windows NT to as many as 500 people at a time in major cities around the globe. My claim to fame may be the seminars I presented together with Vice President, Steve Ballmer.

After a handful of years at Microsoft, I sought a more balanced life, fell in love with the town of Hood River and founded janelledesigns.com.  Now, with over 16 years of web design under my belt, most projects come via word of mouth. I hope you’ll review our portfolio & testimonials and like what you see. I look forward to starting a long term business relationship with the goal of helping your business or organization thrive.

Our experience and diverse background translate into a solid, thoughtful & successful online presence for your business.