The tenacious and talented Jollity team keeps growing! Say hello to our newest project manager, Julie Shafer of Littleton, Colorado. She’s here to renovate your website!
Julie comes to Jollity from a background in law enforcement… sort of. “For the past 16 years, I’ve worked in marketing with software companies in the public safety industry (law enforcement, etc.),” she said. “The company I was with for 8 of those years was acquired–twice in one year–by a bigger company and they phased out my role, so I pivoted to freelance marketing and design. I continued serving small companies in that sector developing campaigns, content, and designs for their unique audience.”
Along the way, Julie reconnected with a friend from grad school at the University of Denver — Jollity president, Lauren Perfors.
“Lauren and I have kept in touch since school and would occasionally flip each other referrals,” she said. “I had a client who needed two websites rebuilt and I knew just the company! So I called Lauren and she said, ‘Wait a minute you’re not employed anymore? We need to talk!’
After a few projects together, Julie is now coming aboard full-time as a project manager.
Julie’s background in marketing and design along with some coding skills allow her to see the big and small picture when developing websites. She knows the ins and outs of web development and can (and will) roll up her sleeves to move projects forward when needed.
She’s passionate about client relationships and is here to get to know the people behind the brands.
“It sounds cheesy but I’m excited to learn more about our clients and their businesses,” she said. “I love learning their stories — especially small businesses. What got them started, what motivates them, what keeps them going? It all helps me create and manage a website that matches their individual personality to their brand.”
When she’s not redesigning projects, Julie is renovating homes, with a team that sounds like an HGTV series waiting to be greenlit.
During weekly Friday night family “happy hours,” Julie, her husband, Clint, and two very active boys, Grayson, 8, and Cyrus, 4, work on home renovation projects for themselves and others. Clint handles the construction while Julie lends her keen eye to the arrangement and decoration (she studied interior design in undergrad). The boys mostly carry around tape measures and help with demo.
When they’re not working on home improvement, they’re making music. Clint plays guitar, Grayson is on bass, and Cyrus plays the drums.
Julie? She’s the band manager, of course.
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