Meet Connie

Constance Brand, Owner/Founder, CGMEDIAHi, I’m Connie Brand. I’ve been working with small business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs for more than twenty years to create their websites, and grow their businesses online. Yep, that’s right, before Google!

Now you need a website that works everywhere, all the time, on phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets. Being visible on the first page of Google is critical, and there seems to be a new social media network every day!

Plus, it’s all supposed to be so easy. All you have to do is join one of those do-it-yourself, make-your-own-website programs and it’s all free, right?

Guess what? It’s OK to ask for help. In fact, it’s really smart to have an expert do it for you. You have better things to do, like build your own business, pursue your passions, and have a real life!

From creating a brand and website from scratch to re-designing websites, fixing errors, or rescuing clients whose website suddenly disappeared, I do it all.

Let me bring you out of the shadows, from page fifty and onto page one of a Google search. Would you like to add new features that are more than you can handle? Allow me! Can’t stand that color that’s all over your website? I have a fine arts background, and can match the right color with the right strategy (and do it in code)!

Perhaps you want to start fresh with a new design, or re-design what you have now. Smart companies stay flexible and are always changing. Perhaps your name and logo need to change, but you want to keep your valuable content! Together we can re-brand your current website.

In the beginning…

When I started CGMEDIA in 1996, it was clear the Internet was changing the entire global landscape. I wanted to work with passionate small business owners and organizations to create, and produce their online brands and websites.

My entire life has been spent in media and communications technologies. My Dad was an offset printer and fine artist with a passion for classical music and abstract art. Mom worked in Chicago politics as a community organizer. The oldest of five kids, I grew up in a busy household that often served as a political campaign headquarters, with a print shop in the basement, and an artist’s studio in the attic. I was surrounded by an intelligent, passionate, and committed community.

My life-long interest in politics, theater, and media developed into a cable television career focused on producing video for cable television and managing city TV channels. In Oregon, I attended Reed College, and finished my BA in film and video production at Portland State University’s Center for the Moving Image. In the Bay Area, I worked first for San Francisco, then Oakland, creating cable tv channels. In Oakland, as their first Cable TV Station Manager, my team built KTOP-TV into a 24/7 City of Oakland channel.

A Strategic Partnership

I would love the opportunity to work with you to create, improve or enhance your Branding, Presence and Growth in this new wild and crazy digital world. Let’s have an adventure!

Design to Create Your Future…