Dame Saint Orléans

Websites, Graphics, Content Creation

Featured Projects

Eve Overland Fitness

Creation of mobile-first, responsive website with accompanying Wordpress blog. Focus on eye-catching graphic layout with emphasis on images and content highlighting experience and services provided.

Visit eveoverlandfitness.com

Fit To Eat Nutrition

Creation of sleek, single-page style mobile-first, responsive website with section navigation and direct contact capabilities. Creation of custom logo and incorporation of full width image sections.

Visit fittoeatnutrition.com

Cascade Vein Center

(Site In Development. Full Feature Coming Soon!)

Creation of mobile-first, responsive website with focus on aesthetic, and information, including image carosel, and prominently displayed contact information.

Modern Websites and Graphics
Tailored to fit your needs

If you're thinking about getting some webwork done, you need to talk to Rachel Brandsness. I'm used to people developing layouts for stuff and then handing them off to me, and then I fix all their mistakes and drop all of our database-driven stuff into it - Rachel whipped out our new website, and it was a breeze to integrate - it looks great (I had an agent tell me it looked like a 'very expensive website'), scales, and didn't require any fixing at all. Really good work.

Rachel is pretty fabulous at this stuff, and she's using current tech (advanced css, divs, etc. I still use Tables, but I'm a loser) that works on handhelds and across all major browsers.

If you need some web stuff done, get with Rachel. You'll thank me.

Sean Harrison - Coldfusion Developer, Owner - SmashingIT, Nashville, TN

Services

Website Creation

All DSO websites are responsive and designed mobile-first. This not only allows your site to look good across multiple platforms, from phones, to tablets, to laptop and desktop computers, but it also greatly increases the positivity of your users' experience on the site, as well as helps with search engine rankings. My goal is also to keep your site looking good across multiple browsers so that your users will be impressed no matter how they find you.

From discussions about you or your business' needs, to proofs and prototypes to upload onto a live server, I will work with you personally to build a website that fits your needs and shows off what you and your brand are all about.

Website Re-Design/Responsive Re-Design

Have a website that isn't responsive, needs a facelift, or just isn't fitting your current needs? Reworking and re-designing old, out of date, and out of touch websites to giving them new life is one of my most popular services.

Much like the process of creating a new website, I will come up with a proposal and plan with you where we will discuss your needs and goals, as well as in what ways your current site is falling short of your expectations. From there we will move on to creation and implementation of a new site, including any transfer of content from your old site to the new one.

Website Additions, Modifications, Repair, and Maintenance

Needing a new feature or new content added or removed from an existing website often doesn't call for a total redesign. Get in touch with me with your specific needs and goals for your existing site to see if I can provide you with the changes you are seeking. I will work with you to incorporate these new changes as seamlessly as though they were there all along.

The web is fluid and so is business. I provide regular website maintenance on schedules that fit your needs as well as repair services for sites that have broken or experienced hacking.

Graphics/Visual Content Creation

Elevate the visual appeal of your product and branding with custom graphics including logos, posters, flyers, brochurs, and business cards, as well as photo-retouching and manipulation.

Logo Creation

Whether its for your website or just for your business, I will work alongside you to develop a logo to take your professional image to the next level.

Photo Editing and Retouching

Nothing is worse than a professional website watered down with amateur images. I provide the following photo editing services to keep your images and graphics looking fresh and professional:

  • Color Adjustments
  • Lighting, Shadow, and Contrast Adjustments
  • Blemish Removal and Feature Enhancement
  • Photo Sizing and Cropping
  • Background Removal
  • Banner Creation
  • Image Text and Graphic Additions

Video Editing

In some cases I provide video editing for clients with specific video/visual needs. Services in these cases can include cutting and editing clips together, creating title sequences, adding layover text to video, and adding transition effects.

Get in touch with me for questions about your specific video needs.

Schedule your consultation today

I look forward to collaborating on your project.

Rachel is the best! She takes care of so much and made creating my website the easiest thing in the world. She’s quick to update things and is great with communicating about changes and updates. Definitely a worthwhile investment.

Mary McCashin - Journalist, Owner - Fit to Eat Nutrition, Mocksville, NC

Portfolio

Websites

Eve Overland Fitness Website Fit to Eat Nutrition Website Brandsness Brandsness & Rudd, P.C. Website iTrials/Provisio Website

Graphics

  • Logo Creation: Fit To Eat Nutrition
  • T-shirt Graphics Creation
  • Album Cover Graphics Creation: Rachel Mac and The Revival
  • Logo Creation: Salem Winston Dog Walking Company
  • Logo Creation: Franklin Krav Maga
  • Promotional Poster Creation: Photo Credit - Rachel Brandsness
See Full Portfolio

Clients Include:

Soundcheck Nashville
Soundcheck Austin
Soundcheck Houston
Crew 1 Productions
Backstage Custom Cases
Cascade Vein Center
The Kirkland Co. Real Estate
Cana Land & Farm Co.
Fit To Eat Nutrition
Journalist, Mary McCashin
Celebrity Personal Trainer, Eve Overland
iTrials/Provisio
Brandsness, Brandsness, & Rudd, Attorneys at Law
Franklin Krav Maga
Little Queen - The Music of Heart
Dredge 7 Inn, Nome, AK
And More...

About

Rachel Brandsness is a website and graphics designer residing in New Orleans, LA.

Originally a native of the Pacific Northwest, Rachel is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and the chief designer behind Dame Saint Orléans. She built her first website in 2013 and never looked back. As a front-end designer, Rachel builds and works with websites on a number of platforms, specializing in Mobile-First Responsive Design, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, and Wordpress. She also designs graphics, logos, and other custom content, and is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign, with additional experience using Adobe Premier Pro and Adobe After Effects for video.

"Ever a fan of Legos and taking things apart and putting them back together to learn how they work, I was hooked on learning to code and work with graphics software right away. I love the opportunity for continued growth and learning and hope to gradually add back-end languages to my skillset as well, starting with Python. When I'm not coding and creating graphics, I play guitar for a number of musical acts based out of Nashville, TN. I also love to ski and am a devoted connoisseur of spicy foods, most notably in the form of burritos.

I look forward to working with you on your next project!"

-Rachel

View Rachel's Professional Resume

Contact

To get in touch, discuss your web and graphics needs, or submit your best lasagna recipe for consideration, send a message below. I look forward to working with you.