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Welcome to Amber Leaf Creative, where I design websites for small businesses and individuals — concentrating on personal service and building niche online brands. I’m Lisa Paitz Spindler and I have been designing websites since 1995. Take a look around this portfolio site to see my web and print design work as well as writing and editing projects. My freelance specialties include:

  • Web design
  • WordPress theme development
  • Branding
  • Social media marketing

In addition to being a web designer, I am also is a blogger, science fiction author and pop culture geek. My space opera novella, The Spiral Path, was released in March 2011 from Carina Press. I also contributes book reviews and TV and movie recaps to the science fiction and fantasy blog SF Signal, as well as participates in the weekly podcast. My Hero’s Journey Myth Quest graphic model has been used by Zappos Insights in their positive corporate culture workshop curriculum.

I also maintain the Danger Gal Blog hosted by her alter ego, Danger Gal, whose stiletto heels are licensed weapons and whose ninja stars travel faster than light. I, however, get through each day on caffeine and science blogs.