About Me

Who Am I

I’m Heike Jord Knip, from the Netherlands (not Holland 😊, which is a province, not a country!) and I’ve been living in the UK for four years with my family.

I stumbled into web design in 2012, when I created a webshop for the company I was working for. I soon discovered a passion for website creation, SEO and all the related aspects. As a self-taught web designer, I’ve learnt from the common mistakes I made along the way. Therefore, I understand the issues, and I can explain them clearly!

Before moving to the UK, I lived in Malta, where I headed up the Digital and IT department for the Maritim Antonine Hotel Spa. When I moved to Horley, Surrey, in 2017, I worked with an agency until I decided to start on my own.

I love to share my knowledge with others. I often run paid and free online courses, and I always support small businesses with advice where I can.

Who Am I

I’m Heike Jord Knip, from the Netherlands (not Holland 😊, which is a province, not a country!) and I’ve been living in the UK for four years with my family.

I stumbled into web design in 2012, when I created a webshop for the company I was working for. I soon discovered a passion for website creation, SEO and all the related aspects. As a self-taught web designer, I’ve learnt from the common mistakes I made along the way. Therefore, I understand the issues, and I can explain them clearly!

Before moving to the UK, I lived in Malta, where I headed up the Digital and IT department for the Maritim Antonine Hotel Spa. When I moved to Horley, Surrey, in 2017, I worked with an agency until I decided to start on my own.

I love to share my knowledge with others. I often run paid and free online courses, and I always support small businesses with advice where I can.

Some more facts about what I do

What I do

I specialise in making brands more online visible by creating user-friendly and mobile-friendly websites and implementing the best and latest SEO solutions within any budget.

My clients

Most of my clients are local to me in Surrey, including the Reigate, Horley and Dorking areas. However, I’m flexible with location, as I’ve worked with clients from the USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Malta and other countries.

My main focus is to support businesses in improving their online visibility, and I can do this face to face, or currently, online.

I love to support local charities. I offer free services where I can and last year I was proud to support CDKL5 UK with web design and FOBS (Friends of Brooklands School).

Why I started VA Web Design & SEO

I decided to start my own Surrey-based company as I love creating websites and implementing SEO to increase businesses’ online visibility.

Also, I have a wonderful daughter with special needs, and she requires constant support and assistance. Therefore, I decided to found VA Web Design & SEO in 2019 to allow me the flexibility to give my daughter the care she needs and provide excellent service to my clients.