In 2008 Stacy Vanden Heuvel began her web design journey with the goal for her and her team to create innovative WordPress websites with wide appeal. Clients have included service companies, bars and restaurants, bed and breakfasts, architects, boutiques, galleries, spas, consultants, real estate agents, teachers, pastoral counselors and more. To fuel her design inspiration, Stacy works in an office overflowing with books, diverse music and photos from her trips to Europe.
Stacy grew up in Atlanta, GA, and received a scholarship to Auburn University where she earned her BFA in Visual Communication. She started her career designing for the publishing industry and then created award-winning graphic design in real estate.
Today she is the Lead Web Designer and Graphic Designer at Belmont Engineered Plastics as well as her job of being a Mom. She enjoys working from home and attends WordPress Meetups as often as possible to keep in touch with the thriving local WordPress community. Stacy is proud to have been a Sponsor at Atlanta WordCamp 2014, a Speaker at Grand Rapids WordCamp 2017 and Happiness Bar Volunteer at Grand Rapids WordCamp 2018. She has attended 6 WordCamps total and encourages everyone to join in! Stacy is blessed to have a husband and three wonderful sons that keep her on her toes. When she is not maintaining websites, adding to Wonderful Moms WordPress or chasing her boys, Stacy loves kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and anything outside.
10 Questions About Me
1. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Definitely and it’s a requirement if you want to be my friend…just kidding.
2. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
As a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG). It’s a character type in films that I seem to fall into again and again.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Captain Crunch, probably because my parents didn’t let me have it untill I was 16. See hippie reference #6.
4. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
5. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
“Shadow of the Day” by Linkin Park but I love all types of music
6. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain Hideaway. My parents were hippies and we drove through the mountains from campsite to campsite in a van with a unicorn and rainbow on the front. Seriously, I couldn’t make that up. Plus I like trad climbing.
7. FAVORITE FOOD
8. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The Bee Movie
9. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer, which is ironic considering I live in Michigan and summer is 4 days long.
10. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Prague, Czech Republic. We stayed in the hotel suite where Mozart lived when he wrote his sonatas. I’ve peaked.