Owner, Creative Designer, Web Developer, Project Manager
Jude Goodwin is the owner of Goodwin Studios. She is the company’s lead designer, developer and projects manager. Jude has been in the business of web development for many years and has a deep understanding of what makes a good website good.
Jude Goodwin has been in the graphic design business since 1975 and has been publishing websites since 1995. A published cartoonist, editor and writer, Jude brings many skills to every project.
Jude’s first design company, Skyline Graphics, was formed in 1986 in Vancouver where Jude produced architectural renderings on a drafting table set up in her Kitsilano basement apartment.
After marrying in 1988, Jude renamed her company Goodwin-Hanson Graphics and began working on a Mac computer system. Quickly she set aside her waxers and rubylith in favour of the amazing new tools provided by Desktop Publishing. In 1995 Jude launched her first website for the Canadian Bridge Federation (cbf.ca) and remained the CBF webmaster for 20 years.
Of course the world of design has gone through incredible changes over the past few decades and Jude has been riding the wave. In the first decade of the internet, designers had to be programmers as well. Jude coded all her clients websites as well as designed them. Today, a designer can create whatever design she thinks might be wonderful using Photoshop and simply upload the files to a programmer’s ‘desk’ where they are magically turned into a full working website within a few short weeks.
Jude has graphic design experience and a historic knowledge and understanding of design and code, how they grew together and how they work together today.
Today’s Goodwin Studios was officially formed in 2002. The company currently operates virtually out of Squamish and Port Coquitlam BC.
Outside of work, Jude is a successful poet in the process of a degree in Creative Writing, the mother of three and grandmother of five, a 7 time finisher in the Squamish Test of Metal (two bronze and one gold in category), and Life Master bridge player.