Hello, I’m Karissa Skirmont and I I help multi-passionate entrepreneurs bring their vision to life by building profound websites, designing beautiful brands and taming the technology that runs their businesses.
I started my business as Kissa’s Kreations when I was 21 in 2005. In 2019 I renamed it to Profoundly Purple. Now 14+ years later I STILL wouldn’t want to be doing anything else!
My strength is to be able to see the full picture AND each of the tiny pieces that make up the puzzle of an online business. I have a holistic approach utilizing a “right-and-left” brain balance and using emerging technologies to fully leverage time and resources.
I LOVE technology and set my client’s mind at ease by coaching them through the steps needed to build a strong, branded, online presence.
I’m based in Kansas City, Kansas USA (Central Time) and have worked with clients internationally, in countries including Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.
What I Do
Websites: WordPress website design & development, specialist in WordPress Multisite, online course development, domain name, email address & hosting management, website maintenance, basic search engine optimization (SEO), audio & video support, shopping cart setup & maintenance.
Graphic Design: Business, Personal & Event brand development, brand audits, logo design, social media branding & consulting, newsletter designs, photo editing & enhancement and PowerPoint slide presentations.
Print Design: Collateral materials (brochures, business cards, labels, letterhead, name badges, postcards etc.), Promotional materials (buttons, mugs, lanyards, shirts, stickers, etc.), outdoor billboards and banners, advertising in print publications and more.
Marketing: Webinar setup and live assistance, internet & email marketing, autoresponders, social media management.
Data Management: Systematically organizing login & passwords, email management, contact management, computer file organization and more.
And More: Audio/conference call editing, video editing, computer support, online systems setup & structure, training & coaching on technology, and much more.
Software Systems: Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Illustrator, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver), Appointment systems (various), BaseCamp, Camtasia, Google Apps, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word), Ning.com Social Network, SalesForce, Ulead Gif Animation, WebinarJam, WordPress (Plugins: Easy Digital Downloads, LearnDash, WishList Member, Woo Commerce and more. Themes: Genesis Theme Framework & Divi), Xara Designer Pro, Zoom and many many more!
I’ve put a lot of thought into what surrounds me where I spend the greatest part of my life and would love to share it with you.
I have three 32″ HP LED monitors* on a 72″ Black Versa Center Desk with Dioder 4 Piece Light Strip Set* (set to purple) , Merc Stealth Steelseries Keyboard* (that glows purple), Logitech G502* gaming mouse, Blue Yeti USB Microphone* and very comfortable Realspace PRO Quantum Mesh Chair (bought January 2012 so it lasted over 6+ years!).
I have more photos and details on my personal blog http://meetkarissa.com/workspace.
What I Stand For…
Honesty and integrity. I don’t subscribe to the high pressure, scammy, scarcity marketing tactics that are so prevalent.
Things done right! This means while perfection is not always possible, it will be pretty darn close. You can feel comfortable knowing that it’s in good hands.
Confidentiality. A high degree of professionalism and personal discretion. I guard the high level of access to accounts that I am given.
Efficiency. I have a strong desire to revolutionize, improve, maximize, optimize, grow, and make things run more efficiently.
Loyalty. I have my client’s interest at heart, sometimes even more than my own.
Ownership. I take my clients business’ and treat it as my own. I can’t help but grow to care so much for your success and become an ambassador and champion for it.
My Top 10 Values
1. Integrity (honesty of self and others)
2. Order (systems, organization, strategic)
3. Challenge (learning and growth)
4. Efficiency (innovation)
5. Service (helping others)
Personality tests describe the nature of others in business. Here are my results across the various systems ordered by my favorite preference:
- Human Design (Projector – Splenic 5/1) See my chart HERE.
- DISC (D/CS)
- Clifton Strengths Finder (Achiever, Deliberative, Input, Learner, and Strategic )
- Briggs Myers/16 Personalities (ISTJ-A)
- BANKCODE System (KBAN)
- How To Fascinate (Secret Weapon)
- Enneagram (Type 1 W2)
- Ayurveda (Kapha)
- Emotional Fingerprint (Control, Overcoming, Free & Independent, Recognition, Solving Problems, Goals, Experiencing Life)
- Sacred Money Archetype (#1 Nurturer #2 Connector)