Derek's Websites and More
About Derek's Websites and More - Macedon, NY

About Derek Short

Who I Am

I'm a digital marketing specialist, specifically a website designer, developer, and search engine optimizer (SEO). I specialize in building new mobile-friendly websites and repairing malfunctioning websites. I offer graphic design and other digital marketing services too.

I'm also a full-stack developer, which means that I develop both the front-end (what you see) of a website and the back-end (what you do not see). I love the combination of creative art and computer programming that goes into website design and development.

I prefer not to call my work "web design" because I do not design the web — I design sites that are connected on the web, similar to how people are connected via relationships.

professional business portrait of Derek Short

My History

I grew up in Palmyra, graduated from Palmyra-Macedon High School, and now live in Macedon. I realized my passion for website design when I took an introductory course while attending Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), even though my college major primarily focused on the Java programming language and Calculus.

After graduating from FLCC in 2015 with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science, I began freelancing as a website designer and developer in 2018.

Derek Short wearing a cowboy hat

I established Derek's Websites and More LLC, a limited liability company, in April 2021 and enjoy providing all kinds of digital marketing services to businesses, both local and national, small and large.

I believe in accessible, personalized business relationships, and I continue my education about everything marketing-related via YouTube videos, Udemy courses, podcasts, talking with similar business people, and more.

Western Wayne Chamber of Commerce logo

I've been a member of the Western Wayne Chamber of Commerce since July of 2021 and became their Treasurer in September of 2021. I'm dedicated to helping businesses thrive and owe all my success to God and the support of my family and friends.

Quotes and More

"Proper preparation prevents poor performance."
~ great quote by the father of Daniel Ferry (owner of Empowered Creative)

"You're not going to sell to people who are not looking to buy... Reverse engineer success. Research your competition." (2 quotes)
~ Chris A. Hughes of A Nerd's World

My location:
Macedon, New York
United States of America

My 2 favorite colors:
blue, red


Honors and Certifications

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2022 Stellar Business Award
for Best Digital Marketing
in Macedon, New York
Read the Article

2022 Wayne County
Small Business Week
Certificate of Recognition

2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Business Recognition Certificate

The Complete Digital Marketing Course:
12 Courses in 1

Google Analytics:
Beginner to Intermediate

LinkedIn Marketing, Lead Generation,
and B2B Sales

Wix Web Design 2021
Level 2: Intermediate

Wix Web Design 2021
Level 1: Beginner

Associate of Science
degree in Computer Science

Alpha Beta Gamma
(honor society)

Phi Theta Kappa
(honor society)

Javascript Tutorial

CSS Fundamentals

HTML Fundamentals

Palmyra-Macedon High School
graduation diploma

Technical Skills

Non-Technical Skills

Contact me for a free consultation. 10 minutes or more on the phone. Let's just talk.

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