core values are
Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence,
Independent Thinking, and Creativity.
founded Yellowbelly Web Design 8 years ago to reverse an alarming
trend: the infiltration of the World Wide Web with too many poorly-designed
sites! Back then, a typical Web site took months to create because
every step had to be hand coded. Pat is thrilled that, with today’s
technology, a Web site can take less than 2 weeks to design. She applies
her creativity, the latest technology, knowledge gained in attaining
her Fine Art/Multimedia degree from Cal State Hayward, and years of
design experience to provide the highest quality sites.
Yellowbelly reecently co-authored a new e-book "Business Basics for Building Your Web Site", as well as, hosts a Community Blog to help business owners prepare for their first online presence. For more information visit www.connecttothenet.net.
To learn more about Pat—her informative workshops, extensive
community outreach work, and professional affiliations, click here.
All of our sites are created using solid art and design foundations.
The results are both intuitive and visually compelling. To view some
of our most recent work, visit our portfolio.
We achieve quality results by taking clients step-by-step through
a collaborative design process.
we work with the client to determine the ideal site architecture and
style to define the client’s online presence. Sometimes, incorporating
the color of the client’s office can add the right touch to
create a site that stands out visually from the thousands of others
on the Internet.
Next, we custom design graphics and a user interface design that conform
with the client’s needs and wishes. Together, we review the
design and make modifications as needed.
Yellowbelly manages the production process and schedule to
keep projects on track,
focus on timely publication, and
achieve 100% client approval.
Web Design’s team of experts includes Cynthia Mackey, a program
manager with dot com and Big 6 consulting firm experience. Cynthia
keeps projects on time and on budget. Michael Gagnon, our programmer,
operates on the forefront of complex Website applications and tools.
Joseph Johnson serves as our extraordinary IT specialist, and Jiggy
rounds out the group as our enthusiastic office dog and client greeter.
number one goal is to enhance both the user’s experience and
the client’s results. At the same time, we really enjoy what
-- Pat Smith, Owner, Yellowbelly Web Design
Pat teaches a three-part workshop series, “Connect 2
the Net,” in Concord, California for TEAMS
(Transformation through Education and Mutual Support), a non-profit
that provides support and education for low income families through
Monument For Futures.
Pat also shares her Web design expertise with business owners through
the "Connect 2 the Net" workshop
series offered by the Small
Business Administration in San Francisco and at the East Bay
Entrepreneur Center in Oakland.
goal is to move people into entrepreneurship. I teach low income
workers and families how to start an online business so they can
generate an income to support themselves.”
-- Pat Smith
Volunteer work - Pat volunteers as a community panelist for
Bay Area School of Enterprise (BASE), an alternative high school
in Alameda operating under Alternatives in Action to provide alternate
forms of education. As a panelist, Pat evaluates students’
work to ensure they have met their intellectual and personal goals.
Pat also created and built the Alternatives
In Action web site.
wonderful to get up close and personal with the youth at BASE, to
listen to their personal struggles and celebrate their intellectual
achievements. By participating in their lives, I feel I’m
making a difference, a small difference, perhaps, but it counts.”
-- Pat Smith
Community Blog - Pat also currently hosts a community
2 the Net Web Talk", where you will find useful articles
and information for business owners on how to gain and maintain
a successful web presence.
is an active, volunteer board member of the East
Bay Women’s Network, a business and professional women’s
organization that offers networking and business support for its
members. She is also an active member in her chapter of BNI
(Business Network International).
is a collaborative and creative process in that each person
has something unique to offer to the business community.”