Hi, I’m Sandy!

I’m passionate about websites.

More specifically, I’m passionate about your website.

How it all began

I started Sandfire Design in 2013 after graduating with Honours from the Interactive Multimedia Program at Algonquin College.

Prior to going back to school, I worked as a journalist. I graduated from the Print Journalism program at Algonquin College in 1998 and have worked as a reporter and editor for the Chesterville Record and as a news reporter for the Telegram daily newspaper in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I also spent six years as a stay-at-home-mother.

From December 2014 through August 2015, I worked as a temporary, part-time multimedia designer with the Municipality of North Grenville.

I live in Winchester with my two daughters, three cats, and a Netherland Dwarf bunny.

How I do it

I am proud to combine the writing, editing and layout skills I acquired as a journalist with the web design and development skills I developed in the Interactive Multimedia program to offer my clients a full range of services that will help make their websites stand out.

I am highly organized and very detail-oriented, and I take pride in my ability to develop strong relationships with clients and colleagues.

I  have clients throughout Canada and the US.

How I help my community

I am a member of the Ottawa WordPress Group and the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce. I also volunteer as chair and treasurer of the Parade of Lights Committee in Winchester.

Fun facts about me:

I'm a Black Belt

In October, 2019, I earned the title Sempai when I achieved black belt in Jiu Jitsu.

I'm a Breast Cancer Survivor

In 2022-23, I endured chemo, a double mastectomy, and radiation to kick cancer's ass!

I'm a Lefty

In a world designed for right-handed folks, I'm proud to be left-handed.