melanieMy name is Melanie Mendelson, and I am a self-employed web developer and consultant. What sets me apart from most technical people is that I understand the business side of things.  I speak *business*, not *geek* – no technical mumbo-jumbo! 

In my philosophy, technology is just the tool to accomplish business goals. I only use reliable, stable and robust technologies so I can focus on the end result – a beautiful and user-friendly website that helps your business make more money.

Unlike the “gurus” whose only online marketing experience is reading marketing books, I have personally sold over $400,000 worth of products purely through the Internet. I know from my own experience exactly what to do (and not to do) to successfully market your business online.

My formal education combines both technology and business skills – I have a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor’s in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois At Chicago.

Before starting my web consulting business in 2004, I worked as a Lead Internet Programmer at Where 2 Get It, Inc, Web Developer at Vision Strategic Services and an Applications Developer at Northwestern University. I also taught web design, multimedia and programming classes for 2 years at the International Academy of Design And Technology.

I live in Chicago area with my husband and three children. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, cooking, decorating, gardening and playing tennis.