About

Hot Lizard Designs

- the website design service for small business owners

Most small businesses don’t have a budget of thousands of dollars, and want a working website within 1-2 weeks, not 1-2 months.

Our aim is to deliver beautiful, yet functional, websites that work well on any device, with fast turnaround times and within realistic budgets.

Every small business deserves a great looking website to make a big impression online.
— Kati, Owner & Founder of Hot Lizard Designs

  Kati McKeon

Kati McKeon

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Qualifications

MBA (Merit) - University of Liverpool, UK

BA (Hons) European Business Management with Languages - University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

Publications

Six tips for thriving in a one-person business - www.smallbusiness.co.uk

Achieving performance targets and reducing staff turnover in a not-for-profit organisation - Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies

 

Kati first gained an interest in website design when tasked with the re-branding of the family business - a UK-based language centre and teacher training provider.  She noticed that although the web developer had the technical skills to build the site, they required additional guidance when it came to design elements and how the content should be displayed.  Several years later, Kati re-designed the company website herself. 

Her creativity and eye for detail have increased sales and brand awareness in various roles throughout her career - skills that have been honed by working in small companies and even running her own businesses.  

During her online MBA studies at the University of Liverpool, Kati developed an interest in business psychology. After discovering that nearly 50% of small businesses worldwide did not have a website (despite increased internet access and use of smartphones), she decided to focus on this area for her final dissertation.  Her research and findings have given her a deeper understanding of small business owners and their attitudes towards websites, and this forms her approach to website design - offering a value for money service, fast turnaround times, and designing a website that meets the needs of each individual business.

Kati’s initial website development attracted other small business owners to contact her about her work, and she now works with clients worldwide to develop visually stunning, yet functional websites that deliver!

 

We sat down together and went through everything I needed for my website - from my business needs, to how to promote my services online. For me, it was very successful, and I’m very happy with the end result.
— Ash, Lavish Me Hair & Make Up