Hi, I’m Johannah Barton.
For more than 10 years, I worked with large organisations taking their brand and translating that into a corporate wardrobe.
In this role I worked with Creative Agencies to develop direct marketing plans, including catalogues and websites.
Over the years I have developed a fantastic skill set, one that I realised is best suited in my own business and being a brand creator and web designer.
The purpose of Confetti Design is to help other woman realise their dreams by simplifying their website needs and demystifying their online presence.
Here’s how I can help you
I personally consult with my customers to unearth their inner business ambitions, detailing what success looks like to them.
There is great value in our stories. As a web designer, this is the key to communicating your business purpose and offering.
I will help infuse your unique story into every aspect of your website. I join your ambitions and story, bringing them to life in a visual representation.
Once your site is up you need to attract customers. My experience in direct marketing, developing sales channels and a B-School grad will help you to reach your customers.
Here’s what I’ve learnt & done
I grew up surrounded by artists, fashion designers, modern dancers, musicians and chefs, all living and breathing their craft. It was an incredible environment for developing my design eye and skills.
Fashion and interior styling, marketing and business development have all been a part of my working life. Add to that, qualifications in Business, Information Systems Management, Direct Marketing, Italian, Training, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Photography and you may get the sense I like to learn and I have a unique balance of left and right brain skills.
Ultimately I know that nothing was wasted, I now get to use all these experiences and skills in helping you. It comes down to finding your story and being true to it.
Some nice words from happy customers
When I first met with Johannah I thought I knew what my business (and website) was going to look like. However, whilst working through some extensive business identity and marketing processes with Johannah uncovered my true (authentic) business goals and mission so that now my website truly reflects me, my purpose, mission and service offering - which is quite different to my original ideas.
Confetti Design delivered an unbelievable service to me and my business. I dreamed of where I wanted my branding to go but I never imagined it would turn out the way it has. Johannah is the first designer to listen and take the time to understand me before moving forward with the designs. I believe that incredible skill is what created a brand beyond my expectations. She is highly skilled, deeply passionate and I could not recommend her highly enough.
The Clarity process for me was essential. I have always been a planner in my business and I thought I had a really clear concept moving forward, however going through this process made everything so much clearer for me. There is a refinement in the decisions I am now making for the business because of how Johannah's process made me think. I highly recommend anyone in business, no matter what stage you are at, to do the Clarity process before moving forward on anything else. You will save hours of time, and have such a higher level of design more suited to you by doing this.
I loved the Confetti Clarity Kit process! It is so much better than boring online versions of analysing your customer. It made me REALLY think about who am I am and who I want to work for and what I am offering. It helped to make that process cohesive and consistent. Before, "who I am" and what I thought I wanted were much less congruous. Having the freedom to cut n paste some pictures and visuals was really fun. Other times I would be afraid to show that side of me but the document makes it feel like "you're allowed" and that it's not silly. Johannah said something to me that underpinned some of my answers, she told me to value myself and my time. And it gave me encouragement, when I was completing the document, to actually ask for what I want. I've actually upped my price since we had that conversation! I also loved that I could see the sense in the questions, see where they were leading. It is a very good explorative exercise and it's made my business clearer to me than the hours I've spent on a traditional business plan.
I loved most about the process was: Personal service – Johannah’s skill at identifying with each business’ message/branding etc and finding the best outcome for the website as a result. Care – Johannah cares about what she produces and cares about gaining the best possible result for you as an individual/business. Honesty – Johannah is not afraid to speak her mind about what works or doesn’t and does it with grace. Creativity – Johannah’s creative eye ensures that each website she helps to produce looks unique. Johannah had many resources that I would never have found on my own.
Johannah offered a very personal experience and it was so easy to contact her with any changes as well as questions in regards to operating the admin section of my website as it was being developed. No question or request was too hard and I know throughout the development of the website, Johannah was only a phone call away and always more than happy to assist.
The Clarity and Business Branding processes have given me 3 amazing benefits:
- Direction with updating branding, logo, website and marketing information materials.
- Confidence in knowing what I have been doing that has worked and why it connected me with my favourite clients and what to stop doing or change.
- I feel like my business has real potential now to make a difference by connecting with the right clients.
When I was looking for a rebrand and refresh for my company website, Johannah & Confetti Design ticked all the boxes however, my experience far surpassed my expectations. Johannah took the time to understand my business brand, client base & vision. Her aesthetic compliments her website functionality & facilitated the entire rebrand process from website, updated professional head shots to newsletters and social media presence. Industry and client feedback has been a testament to her professionalism & attitude.
Before I started working with Johannah, I was concerned about choosing the right person to work with as there are thousands of website designers out there and I knew this would be a lengthy project. I wanted to feel comfortable with the person I was going to work with to create my online presence. Johannah is absolutely lovely and made me feel confident in her ability to provide what I was looking for. Not only did she provide me with a great website but she was very supportive along the way.
The feature I enjoyed most in working with Johannah and Confetti Design was her expertise and approach, she kept encouraging me to create a website that truly represented who I am and what I do in order to reach my customer.
Johannah is a delight to work with. She was always fully engaged with the issue at hand and always offered additional tips and guidance along the way. She is astute and has a good aesthetic vision, which makes her an invaluable partner. I would highly recommend Johannah to anyone needing to create a website for their business. Johannah also seems to have a very wide web knowledge and resource base, which is very helpful to people like me who are slightly unfamiliar with web based applications and social media.
Before I started working with Johannah I was concerned about how effective our communication would be since I am based in Hong Kong, but this concern soon evaporated as Johannah is very efficient and was always available for a Skype chat. I was also concerned that whomever I engaged to build my website would not allow me to further develop my ideas for the business, however Johannah really supported me whilst my business concept matured.
As a result of using Johannah Barton - Confetti Design and her Clarity document I gained a much clearer understanding of my target market and I had the opportunity to really think about what I want my business to look like. Johannah was a fantastic sounding board for me for many aspects of the business, an invaluable aide and she always delivered over and above what was expected.
I had no reservations working with Johannah, she is extremely professional and goes above and beyond to make sure your requirements are met. I felt extremely confident that Johannah would produce my website taking into account all my specifications. She was very thorough and very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. I couldn’t be happier with the end result and would highly recommend Confetti Design to all my friends.
I commissioned Confetti Design to build my Consulting website and I wasn’t disappointed. Johannah took the time to clearly understand my business goals, personality and interests. She also encourage me to complete her Clarity document in order to be clear on who my market was and how best to reach them through visuals, copy and marketing efforts. I did not expect the thoroughness that would come with building a website as Johannah exhibited. I expected a basic functional small business website design and instead I have a professional, clean, elegant website that also reflects who I am.
I was daunted by the idea of website creation (with little technical knowledge). I am so glad I found Johannah. Her sensible advice and creative approach has made the process far less stressful. She is creating an amazing website for me and I have learned so much. Can't recommend Confetti Design enough. You won't regret hiring Johannah !