Where it all started
Our story begins on the Lower East Side of New York City where Star Mountain Design’s founder Lauren Sternberg, was an elementary school teacher. During her time as a teacher, she started building websites with her students as a way of keeping the school community informed of happenings in her classroom, 1-308. The website was called “308isgreat.com” and ended up being a huge hit among students and families alike. She also was part of the art department and created the promotional website for the film, Boyz of Summer.
In the process, Lauren discovered she really enjoyed website design and wanted see where it could take her. After a 10 year career in the New York City school system and 16 years living in New York City, Lauren moved to London to pursue a Master’s Degree in Web Design and Content Planning at the University of Greenwich.
Star Mountain Design was born
After finishing her degree, Lauren was accepted into the i3 Centre’s Graduate Entrepreneur Programme at the University of Greenwich, which sponsors foreign entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the United Kingdom. Lauren founded Star Mountain Design in 2017 and got the operation up and running. Her mission, to create reliable and affordable bespoke WordPress websites and digital designs for clients across the globe. Though Star Mountain Design works with clients from around the world, our main base is located in London.
We create reliable and affordable bespoke WordPress websites and digital designs for clients across the globe.
At Star Mountain Design, it is important to us that our clients leave feeling secure that their website will stand the test of time. We create websites to be reliable and to support your expanding business as it grows. We’re serious about quality control and are always on hand to help with any questions, even once your project is finished. We guarantee:
- Cross-browser testing
- Solid user experience
- Research-tested solutions
- Quality control testing
- Frequent WordPress and plugin updates
Our Commitment to Our Clients
In everything we do, we put our clients first. Why? Because we want to make sure that you walk away with a website that exceeds your expectations. We know that the process of obtaining a website can be daunting, especially if you aren’t familiar with the process, the expectations and even the terms associated with web design.
When you sign a contract with us, we hand you a client guide that explains everything in a way non-developers can understand: the process, the timeline, and a glossary of terms you’ll hear in the process of building your site. After the build, we’ll give you a guide that explains how to maintain your site’s content.
Meet The Team
Lauren, an NYU alum, is a former NYC teacher who after ten years in the profession discovered a love of web design. She chose to return to education to receive formal instruction at the University of Greenwich and now splits her time between London and New York.
Having grown up and worked in a family-run home improvement business, Lauren has a desire to put client experience at the forefront of what she does, ultimately inspiring her to establish Star Mountain Design.
Gaining both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Greenwich, Aisha began her career working for an agency in London in a Web related role.
Aisha then joined Star Mountain in 2019 as a web developer. What she most enjoys about her role is combining client ideas with her own designs and bringing them into fruition.
As a graphic designer from Sicily, Italy Noemi moved to England in order to pursue her dream of studying web design and gained a master’s degree at the University of Greenwich.
Noemi enjoys creating her own icons, logos and designing templates and joined the team on a part-time basis as a graphic designer in winter 2021.
An NYU alum, Janeen’s career includes 13 years in live sports television as a production assistant, she was Programming Manager at MSG Networks, and she is currently Contributor and Co-Manager of The Country Note.
Janeen assists with WordPress tasks as well as New York City-based maintenance training.
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