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About Stargazed Studio

We are Stargazed Studio, a WordPress design studio specializing in intuitive UX design that represents your purpose online

We help wellness and self-development professionals looking to create meaningful connections through the experience they offer to their followers, visitors, and clients, guided by a purposeful, intuitive online presence.

It's an honor for us to amplify your voice online—you're helping make the world a better place, one step at a time, and we get to empower you in that journey!

Your online presence represents who you are, who you serve, and what you stand for. So let us help you get that message across in a way your audience will not only read about it, but actually experience it.

 

Some of our clients

We at Stargazed Studio strive to make everyone feel valued and respected, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity, religion, nationality, or any other type of identity.

We care about our clients and community (and our world in general!), and we commit to continue working on providing a safe space for you today, and a better, more inclusive future for the upcoming generations.

Who We are

Cameron and Sara, engineer and designer behind Stargazed Studio

Sara Obando

Sara is the founder of this studio, starting it back in 2017 as Sara Obando Design. She started building websites when she was 12, and got her first copy of Photoshop at 15—she knew then that she'd end up working with websites!

What she didn't know was that she would develop a love for entrepreneurship and branding. She is now passionate about intuitive design, and using it to create meaningful connections that grow beyond screens.

Fun facts about Sara:

  • She is from Costa Rica, but has lived in eight different countries.
  • She loves reading/listening to books, especially fantasy and sci-fi genres.
  • No one saw her in her natural hair color for almost 15 years. She has worn it from black blue, to auburn red, to mermaid hair, and many shades in-between!

Cameron Lacey

Cameron joined the team in early 2020. He comes from a quality engineering background, where he often worked on systems and automations to improve quality and efficiency. Since joining, he has revamped several of our systems to improve their functionality and make them more intuitive.

His primary focus is helping small businesses improve their systems by looking at the big picture and narrowing down where improvements can be made. He is a big fan of automating everything, so be sure to ask him about that!

Fun facts about Cameron:

  • He is colorblind, so he is the team's guinea pig when selecting colors for designs.
  • He loves ice cream and eats a bit every day. Not anymore, he's lactose intolerant 🙁
  • He can roll the perfect burrito.
Team member Samanta Obando, smiling at the camera.

Samanta Obando

Sam started helping Sara with a few projects when she was a college student in Idaho, back in 2017. She is now based in Valencia, Spain, and is the team's content manager. She helps edit and publish blog posts, creates graphics to share our content, transcribes videos, edits our courses' content, and more.

Sam has a degree in Industrial Psychology and is certified in Emotional Intelligence, providing us with insight to help our audience better.

Fun facts about Sam:

  • She has never dyed her hair, but was born with a light blonde hair streak towards the front of her head.
  • She's an amateur hula-hoop dancer, and danced regularly all the way to 34 weeks pregnant!
  • She's an avid reader, and read all 3 Hunger Games books within a week—the last one, in one day!
Team pet Wendy. We love Wendy! Wendy is seen from above, and she's looking up at the camera, with her ears falling back.

Wendy Lacey-Obando

Wendy joined the team in 2017—she's been here since almost the beginning. She is the office companion everybody loves, keeps our schedule somewhat regular, and is very insistent that we take breaks.

When we adopted her from the shelter, we agreed that one of us would always stay at home with her. As a result, she has played a big part in keeping our business running when we've felt like giving up. She is our constant, cuddly reminder not to give up!

Fun facts about Wendy:

  • We call her the little mer-dog because she wants to "be where the people are".
  • She loves peanut butter, cheese, tortilla chips, and rotisserie chicken. She doesn't get them too often though 😉
  • Her favorite song is "What Does the Fox Say", because she gets fed when she hears it.

"Stargazed Studio is AMAZING! 😍 Sara and Cameron went above and beyond my expectations with my website redesign and I know my website was quite complicated and had A LOT of moving pieces to it.

During the process, they took care of EVERYTHING! All I needed to do was provide the content and they did the website migration, back-ups, checked on my hosting, and of course, the design part. It was fun to work with them on design, but also get a better look at the tech aspects of my website that I really didn't understand beforehand.

The project ended up taking longer than we both expected due to my website's technical difficulties, but Sara was there to explain what was happening, shared information on how they were going to work around it.

I've received so many compliments on the website's redesign and the best part is that everything is all in one place! We don't have weird empty pages, broken links, or other things that were making our website super clunky. It's streamlined, is well organized, and beautifully presented in a way for our clients to find how to work with us or other resources. THANK YOU, Sara and Cameron, for your help!"

Cassandra Le
The Quirky Pineapple Studio Founder, Brand Strategist, and Copywriter

"I started my business project less than 6 months ago and was not prepared for it to become so daunting so quickly. Talking to Sara has been game changing, every time!

Sara has tons of experience being an entrepreneur and was eager to use that experience to guide me in my own process. It was amazing how relatable her experience could be to mine and how certain tools and methods she had used applied to my own kind of business.

Her willingness and motivation were contagious and made me see solutions to small details so clearly! She is knowledgeable and experienced and has a knack for pointing out the one aspect that will enhance your business! Having Sara available for consulting has been essential in my journey to become a successful woman entrepreneur!"

Pamela Zuñiga, Owner of The Lettering Spot, Lettering Artist and Muralist
PAMELA ZUÑIGA
The Lettering Spot Artist and Muralist

"Sara did an audit of my website, I had never had one and she was extremely professional and clear. She first explained to me how an audit of this type works, what she was going to do and how she was going to carry out the checks and evaluations of her.

After having done the audit, she shared with me a video in which she explains to me the parameters used, the tools that she used, and she points out the improvements and modifications that she should apply.

Sara explains in such a clear and orderly way that even a person like me, who doesn't have much computer knowledge, can continue without getting lost. She was available to give me additional assistance should she need it.

The best thing is that she has not only told me what I have to improve, but she has taught me what to evaluate and how to know if it is functional or less. So I have learned something that I will be able to put into practice on future occasions with my websites. Thank you very much Sara!"

Isotta Peira, Owner of EatsperienceMadrid, Cooking Coach
Isotta Peira
Cooking Coach

"Sara took care of all the stressors and things that weren’t working for me. I was worried about the financial investment, but Sara's prices were reasonable and I knew she had a talent for it. She listened to everything I said and made my web space represent me.

The best thing about Sara is that she doesn’t do what she wants but listens and helps you brand yourself. And not just make a website."

Katie Bushell, Owner of Havenwood Design, Design and Decoration for Wedding and Events
KATIE BUSHELL
Event and Interior Designer

"Sara Obando is not just a Web Designer she is also an Angel. I know because I was the client who drives you to the edge. Sara worked for months, redesigning an old website and designing a new one. Always she was patient, responsive and designed and fixed functionality."

Debora Kane, LCSW, Psychoterapist
Debora Kane, LCSW
Psychotherapist

"I worked with Sara on a development project for my website. She built a custom workout membership portal for my WordPress blog. I gave her an idea of what I wanted and she took the project and ran with it!

It looks amazing and functions just as I wanted! She was very responsive when I had questions and even provided training videos to help me manage it. I am excited to work with her on future projects and appreciate her work ethic. Thank you!"

Kelsey Byers, Fitness Influencer
Kelsey Byers
Fitness Coach

"I have only good things to say about Sara. She's so incredibly humble and I enjoy our conversations. She's receptive to feedback and always has a solution. I have worked with my fair share of developers and designers and have to say,

Sara is one of the most talented web developers I've come across. She not only understands the technical pieces and can bring you back to reality when your ideas are just going to waste time and money but the design elements that bring it all together. Not to mention, she's fast! This is a very unique skillset to have. I will be recommending her to all of my clients."

Jana Rowland, Owner of Active8, Consultant and Entrepreneur
JANA ROWLAND
Owner of Active8, Consultant and Entrepreneur

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You want to work with us if...

You are ready to trust us with your business.

Working with us is not cheap, because our results are not cheap. We know that our skills, knowledge, and experience can help you bring your business to the next level. We know your business is your baby, we understand, and we want to help you see it grow the way you want it too! Trust our expertise, and let us guide you—you won't regret it!

You care about our world's future.

Having an online presence is not only about selling and making money. You want to use your platform to bring change to the world, to help others, and to build a better future for upcoming generations.

You believe in community over competition.

You want to encourage others with your work, you want to empower your community. You are not scared of others doing similar work to you, because you understand that a win for one of us, is a win for all of us! And above all, you trust in your unique selling point, and understand that you as a person make a different in your own business that cannot be replicated.

You care about ethical practices.

You don't want to sell to people in a vulnerable position. You are not exploiting people in countries with lower costs of living. You are not scaring people with false scarcity to work with you. You see your audience as people that will benefit from working with you, and you want to genuinely connect with them with a human to human approach.

You know that building a business is not a easy.

If it would be easy, everybody would do it. It takes a lot of discipline, planning, and hours of talking to yourself. (Or to your dog, if you play it cool like us.) Working with us will require organization, but we will help you, plan with you, provide you with accountability. You need to be ready to do your part though!

Ready to align Online Presence with your purpose?