Hi there, I'm Fabrizio Van Marciano. Thank you for taking the time to check out my about page.
So, where do I begin?
The short of it all is:
I'm a freelance web designer, front-end developer, filmmaker, video editor, and digital marketer. More importantly, I'm a fun-loving proud father of two amazing kids, and a devoted husband!
I currently live and work in North Devon, England, the UK, however, my client base is worldwide.
Hombre de Familia! (Family guy)
When I'm not designing websites, I'm spending quality time with my beautiful family. Our #10yearchallenge is to buy a house in the Canary Islands (Gran Canaria) and hopefully migrate there permanently, and, of course, I hope to continue my work as a freelance designer, marketer, and entrepreneur.
How it all began (Self-taught designer)
I started my online journey far back in 2006, not as a web designer, but as a self-representing artist creating and selling artwork.
As a struggling artist, one of the things that frustrated me the most was the lack of tools and resources available online for creating a simple website to showcase my work.
You see, the world wide web was a lot different back in 2006, I can tell you. Website building tools were not in abundance.
I decided to invest all of my spare time learning how to code and build a website for myself.
Through various online courses, hours of watching tutorial videos, and reading countless coding books, I slowly self-taught myself to become a web designer.
Eight years later, I started providing website design services to a few friends, and within a few years, I became a fully certified full-time designer and developer.
If you're wondering, yes! I'm still an artist because I love to paint in my spare time.
You can also follow my antics on Instagram below.
Designing beautiful, bespoke, WordPress websites since 2014
Over the last 5 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a freelance designer and marketer serving clients from all over the globe.
I've helped many startups, bloggers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and large multi-million dollar companies around the world increase brand awareness and broaden their reach online through smart, conversion-focused web design that works.
As I work primarily with WordPress, I have over 10 years of experience and broad technical knowledge of this CMS platform, including the use of a variety of design and development tools, themes, and plugins.
If you are familiar with any of the following tools yourself, I have worked with - Genesis Theme Framework (child theme development), Thrive Architect and Thrive Themes, Elementor, and Divi.
These days, however, the main tool that I use in all of my web design projects is Oxygen Builder.
Passionate about code and design
This might sound like a cliche, but I'm extremely passionate about 'conversion design'. I'm not just talking about design that looks great and professional, but 'design' that actually works.
Web design that works: Conversion focused design to help you convert visitors into leads and customers.
I know how much your business and your customers mean to you because I'm a small business owner myself.
I don't, for one single moment, want you to waste your time, money, and energy investing in web design that's not going to help you grow your business.
I believe that just because a design looks great, it doesn't necessarily mean it will work or turn your visitors into raving fans, clients, or paying customers. Which is one of the many reasons why I implement the growth-driven design methodology into my web design services.
I believe I can help you achieve the growth and success your business deserves, regardless of what industry you're in. So, let's work together to design a website that delights, educates, and inspires your users/customers to take action, and that action is the desire to do business with you.
You can learn more here.
I'm active and social
You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram, and I also have a YouTube channel with a growing audience where I love to share practical website building tips, tutorials, as well as a 'behind the scenes' vlog. (See my social links in the footer section).