The name Yakindo is derived from the location of the two major developers in our firm ... Yakima, Washington and Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Yak in the team ...
From the town of Yakima, Washington to the big city of Chicago, Danielle graduated from George Williams College with an undergraduate degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences, a diploma in inter-cultural studies and a desire to travel.
Little did she know that accepting a contract with the YMCA's International Division in Yogyakarta, Central Java in the late 70s would lead to a life-long involvement with Indonesia! After two years working to reactivate the Y in Yogya, Danielle lived for 8 years in Houston and worked for the International Branch of the Houston YMCA, the public affairs division of the Saudi Arabian oil company (Aramco), and the Indonesian Consulate General.
A love of all things Indonesian brought Danielle and her family back to Jakarta in 1988. The first nine years of her second Indonesian stint were spent writing and editing books for expatriates and several UN agencies. Later years included articles written for Island Life, Wine & Dine Indonesia, Kem Chick's World, and Jakarta Kini magazines. In 1997, an opportunity to extend Danielle's expert advice to expats to the Internet captured her interest and she developed the award-winning "Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates" with colleagues. Thus began the roots of Yakindo Web Designs as developing websites for clients in Indonesia mushroomed from a second job to a full-time occupation.
The entrance of her oldest son to college in the US brought Danielle back to her hometown - Yakima, Washington in 2002. Years of living overseas and working with people of many nationalities has taught Danielle to look beyond borders and explore opportunities to assist companies to grow on a regional and global scale through their presence on the Internet.
Building on writing and editing strengths, Danielle is responsible for
overall project management, site structure, content development, search engine optimization (SEO), social networking, and promotion in Yakindo Web Design
The Indo in the team ...
Creative genius is the key to any designer's success and Gene has gifted the world with her artistic talents on the internet, in print, photography, and fashion. Gene's graphic talents enable Yakindo Web Designs' clients to present a polished and professional corporate image to the world through their website and printed promotional materials.
Born in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, Gene's artistic flare took her first to California where she was awarded a degree in fashion design. Her heart led her to Indonesia, where she joined forces with her husband to develop a garment business in Jakarta. Gene designed fabrics for the company, then moved on to product design for Disney licensees in Indonesia designing glasses, a range of stationery products, and backpacks.
Moving to printed media, Gene designed covers and graphic illustrations for books and magazines for a small publishing house in Jakarta which specialized in information for expatriates as well as community organizations.
In 1997, Gene's design work took a dramatic shift with her involvement as a co-founder of the award-winning Living in Indonesia website for expatriates. This initial foray into design for the internet led to the development of websites for companies and organizations. In addition, Gene's design skills have been lent to numerous graphic design projects creating business stationery, posters, stickers, newsletters, animated gifs, email newsletters, and photography for clients' websites.
Gene's diverse background, creative flare, and business orientation ensures that a company or organization's image is further enhanced through the designs she creates for their website.
Yakindo Web Designs works closely with other marketing and internet professionals for the development of specialized applications.
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