Aug. 2016 Member Spotlight – Rhonda Bartlett
For those of you out there who remember that James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, meet Rhonda Bartlett, one of the hardest working women in website design! Rhonda Bartlett is the President/Web Designer of RB Web & Graphics Design Studio. The company has been in business since 1998 and is heavily involved in all forms of internet marketing and social media marketing. They also provide graphics for print work when asked by their clients to do so.
“In 1997, I became involved with website design through the development of my church’s website. The church site was started by someone else. When he left the church I said, ‘I think I can do it!.’ I knew nothing about website design at that time, and actually, very little about the internet. It was all brand new and very exciting to me! My Pastor, at the time, was the one who believed in me enough to make me believe in myself.”
“After many, many hours of doing something, then redoing it over and over again, and studying and trying different things, I began to see that I had a love for this thing called website design/development. I am very proud of the team that has come together to form RB Design Studio. We give each and every one of our websites the individual attention they deserve and treat each of our clients as if they were our only client!”
What Rhonda likes best about her job includes the following: “Although I have had no ’formal’ education, I have been ’schooled’ in many, many hours of trying to figure out how to get this script to work correctly, or how to do this, or how to do that, but in the end, this thing called ’website design’ has become my passion. I love to be able to create something that my clients are proud to call their website and have them say, ’Rhonda Bartlett created my website!’”
Some inspiring thoughts Rhonda would like to share are these: “Never be afraid to try new things, no matter what they are. If you want to try something, then just DO IT! Life is too short to be ultra-conservative or to be so immersed in your work that you don’t take time to ’smell the roses.’ I know that is very cliché, but it is so true. Now, like never before, I have come to realize that life is just too precious and must be balanced, enjoyed, and lived to the fullest. I also feel it is very important to laugh…often…and most importantly, at yourself!”
During her very rare times away from work Rhonda enjoys the following: “motorcycle riding with my guy and preparing our sailboat for my ’maiden voyage,’ visiting many places in and around Kentucky and just enjoying life.”
Rhonda was married for almost 40 years to George who passed away in January 2014. “I have two grown children, six grandchildren, and my 4 year old Shih-tzu, Petey.”
“I have been a member of PWF since 2000 and would encourage women of all ages to get involved. I am a firm believer of where friendships develop, referrals result. And, some of my greatest and longest lasting friendships have come from within Professional Women’s Forum.”
Contact Rhonda Bartlett at (859) 271-8977, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rbdesignstudio.com.