Kim Krause Berg owns Creative Vision Web Consulting, LLC, a provider of services that take advantage of over 25 years’ experience in website usability, user experience, accessibility, information architecture, mobile design, user testing, software application functional and usability testing and organic SEO.
She specializes in WCAG2.1 and Section 508 accessibility, web site ADA legal support and usability and conversions website audits. A student enrolled in accessibility IAAP CPACC and WAS certification, she has received several letters of certification including:
- Accessibility Program Management
- WCAG Conformance Testing Detailed Methodology
- Designing an Accessible User Experience
- Accessibility Fundamentals – Disabilities, Guidelines and Laws and
- more credentials.
An early adapter of blending SEO and UX methodologies, she launched Cre8pc.com (decommissioned) in 1996 as a search engine optimization teaching site. Trained in Human Factors in 2000, Kim created and taught what she called, “Holistic UX and SEO”, which included accessibility and universal user oriented design. In 1998, she founded Cre8asiteforums, the first forums to discuss usability and accessibility topics. It was closed May 25, 2018.
Kim is a writer, speaker and taught Basic Website Usability at the now closed Search Engine College for 12 years.
How I Started
One day in 1995 a neighbor showed me AOL (American Online) and how he could talk to anyone in the world simply by calling a phone number. I was in the process of a mediated divorce, with two small children and no job. On that day, I decided to teach myself how to make websites. A few months later, I was hired by a local company to build and promote 13 websites. I was chosen for the job because I created an animated version of their company mascot and sent that along with my thank you letter following my job interview. By 2000 I had worked for Unisys on their three company global Intranets, built a freelance SEO business and was a User Interface Engineer for VerticalNet. It was while there that I was selected to be trained in usability by a Human Factors Ph.D. and asked to develop methodology for software application usability QA testing.
The dot com “crash” caused the demise of that once great company, and 6 hours after my lay-off, I was hired by AT&T WorldNet to perform usability testing and design support as a sub-contractor and have been providing consulting services ever since. I have delivered talks at search engine marketing conferences on the relationship between SEO and web site usability, conducted workshops for clients, written for a large number of websites and in 2004 created a course on usability for Search Engine College. I wrote two ebooks for Internet Marketing Ninjas in September 2014, called “How To Pump Up Your Web Site For Increase Conversions”and “The Secret to Natural Website Conversions”.
Hobbies and Life
Kim loves to spend time with her horses, gardens, reading and writing. She has two off track racehorses and a small hobby business making scented healing wraps, scented head wraps and boho bags.