Medford and Ashland Oregon Website Design
Ruby Slipper Designs is a boutique web design firm serving Medford and Ashland Oregon clients as well as those from all over the United States.
We build websites that stand out in the crowd.
We shine a spotlight on our clients so they can connect with their audience.
Our process is clear, and we navigate the daunting realm of technology with warmth, good nature, and vast expertise.
Our end product is solid, beautiful, and impactful.
OUR LIVING BREATHING CORE VALUES
Summon creativity in all areas
Team players rule!
Expertise with a smile
Erin, founder of Ruby Slipper Designs, is a website designer known for her creative collaboration, thoughtful planning, commitment to your project, and a dedication to growing your business.
She loves the energy that comes from watching an idea come to fruition, the sexiness of design, the excitement of code, the masterful execution of strategy. It’s exhilarating to launch a site and watch the business grow because of the plan we have implemented.
Erin has owned Ruby Slipper website design and web development company in Oregon since 2002. Prior to that, she spent several years at Girvin Strategic Branding and Design in Seattle, at VR-1 video game company in Boulder Colorado, and at Quark desktop publishing in Denver.
Originally from Colorado, Erin has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 2000.
Ruby Slipper Designs is located in Ashland, a charming town in the heart of southern Oregon. Nestled amidst the lush mountains, Ashland bustles with the vibrancy of our world-class Shakespeare Festival, beautiful art galleries, festivals and parades, delicious restaurants, and a colorful cast of characters. It is stunning year-round.
Ashland Oregon Websites
- Oregon Shakespeare Festival
- Ashland Chamber of Commerce
- Ashland Gallery Association
- The Daily Tidings
- Ashland Online Directory
- Ashland Lodging
FROM THE ARCHIVE
I am a self-taught website designer, someone Malcolm Gladwell would peg at the right time in history. For me, that was the fledgling web-tech era…
In 1994, I was a college student at CU Denver. A friend pulled me into a computer lab, her eyes shiny. Erin, you have GOT to see this! She clicked an icon that said Netscape Navigator, which opened a bland screen with a teal logo and blinking cursor. What is it? It’s the internet! You use this thing called a browser to see pages on computers all over the world! It’s gonna be HUGE. I think she was onto something…
I created my first website in 1997 for a video game called Hired Guns. The game was genius — loaded with insane sci-fi art and coded by young men who never slept. I was a junior level project manager and the power of online marketing was just starting to take hold. Don’t you think we should announce this game with a website…? It wasn’t slated, so I just took it on. I was surrounded by brilliant programmers, most of them young grads from CU. I could tap them on the shoulder — hey, how do I do this? Day by day, I would get answers about how to code a website. I would run back to my computer and write the code in Notepad. And that’s what started my life long passion with creating websites.
I created my first personal site in Seattle, inspired by lite-brite and my beloved comic book collection. I was working at an elite branding design firm in Seattle, and got a fast and furious education in business.
When I moved to Ashland Oregon I set up my own web design shop. When I look back at my first website, it looks SO old school and clunky. Since then I have coded hundreds of websites and learned thousands of lessons.
And now we are 20+ years after the birth of Netscape, in the world of responsive web design — sites that scale from huge desktop computer monitors, TV screens, on down to iPad minis and mobile phones. SO MUCH HAS CHANGED since I saw that little cursor blinking in 1994!
I am beyond grateful to the coders at Hired Guns and VR-1, who took the time to share their wisdom and taught me. To the web team, producers, and designers at Girvin in Seattle who taught be the roles of web design, the language of business, the power of conveying messages effectively. I’m lucky to do something that I absolutely love.