• Don’t know where to start with your website?
    Need help with copywriting?
    Get inspired by The Digital Spark!

    I help small businesses and organizations to establish a unique web presence. By listening to client needs, I create web designs that appeal both to an organization and its patrons.

    My clients have the added bonus of having a writer on-hand to assist with editing and/or producing copy for print, broadcast or web purposes.

    I have extensive experience in:

    • web design & front-end programming
    • copywriting for print, radio & television
    • special events management & fundraising
    • teaching & writing curriculum materials

    My experience is supported by a strong, educational background. This includes:

    • an M.A. Journalism
    • a B. Ed.
    • a post-graduate certificate in Interactive Multimedia

    For more information, please contact Bernadette Navarro at info@thedigitalspark.com.

  • Web and Design Services Copywriting Services

    I specialize in:

    • web design & programming
    • site "facelifts"
    • logo designs
    • banner ads

    I also offer professional writing services.
    Let me help you produce:

    • media releases
    • public service announcements
    • promotional videos
    • newspaper ads
    • print articles
    • brochures
    • newsletters
    • curriculum materials

    To view samples of my work, please visit the "Portfolio Highlights" section of this site.
    Don't see what you need on either list? Send me an e-mail with specifics and I'm sure I can help you out!

  • Design Samples
    Results Body Studio Results Body Studio
    • Web Design
    • Programming
    • Logo Design
    Scraps of Joy Scraps of Joy
    (retired store and site)

    • Web Design
    • Programming
    • Banner Ads
    Sample Logo & Font Design
    Copywriting SamplesIn-touch Newsletter [2 MB PDF]
       In-formative Parenting

    Fostering a Culture of Parenting
       The Parenting Alliance

    Keeping Cool [222 K PDF]
       Canadian Space Agency

    Working in Space [532 K PDF]
       Canadian Space Agency

    Balloon Space Suits [163 K PDF]
       Canadian Space Agency

    The Right Attitude [345 K PDF]
       Goodwill EKL (Sarnia Observer)
    Click on a thumbnail or link to view portfolio highlights.

  • FAQs about Web and Design Services
    How do we get started?

    First, we'll discuss what your primary needs are. I'll also ask you to fill out a questionnaire which will provide me with a good understanding of your goals, deadlines and target audience.

    Next, I provide a quote, based on the initial consultation. Web quotes include estimates for programming and design, along with a list of costs outside of my services such as domain registration and hosting.

    Once details are determined and the fee is approved, work can begin. For web clients, a site design document is produced. It includes the design layout, as well as details regarding navigation and functionality. Site building begins when this document is approved.

    Throughout the process, I'll be asking you questions to ensure that the project meets your vision. You will also have an opportunity to review and fine-tune the work prior to receiving the final product.

    What are your fees?

    I offer competitive rates for web design and writing.

    FOR WEB PROJECTS: Fees are quoted on a per project basis. After a site is built and paid for, any new pages or additional special features needed after the initial build (e.g. photo gallery, rotating ads) will require a new quote. Fees for web updates/maintenance are charged based on the time worked.

    FOR COPYWRITING: For short-term projects or one-offs, fees are quoted on a per project basis. This includes up to three drafts. Long-term writing assignments are charged on an hourly basis.

    What is the payment schedule?

    FOR WEB PROJECTS: Once a client approves the web design and quote, 50% of the cost of the site is due. Upon completion of the site, and prior to the site going live, the remaining 50% is due.

    FOR COPYWRITING: Once a client signs an agreement, a 50% deposit is required. Upon completion of the work, and prior to you receiving the final draft, the remaining 50% is due.

    Payment can be made by cheque or via Paypal.

    How are you different from other web designers and writers?

    My clients get the personal attention they deserve. Because I'm able to offer multiple services, I don't need to contract out any work. That means that no details will be missed and no additional overhead costs will be passed on to my clients.

    Furthermore, I'm formally trained and educated in both multimedia and journalism. That translates into a professionally polished product. Whether you're a web client or a writing client, I carefully review any provided content. If there are any discrepancies or errors, I will bring it to your attention so that any information passed on to your patrons is correct and up-to-date.

    What is the best way to reach you?

    I'm easily accessible via e-mail. You can contact me at info@thedigitalspark.com

    Click on a question to view the answer. For more information, contact me at info@thedigitalspark.com.