Web Designer | About Me

Jennifer Lyker is a web designer, front-end coder, and WordPress developer who lives and works near Pittsburgh. She's a self-professed web-geek who has been creating websites since 1997.

When I first started tinkering around on the internet, before I called myself a "web designer", building websites was simple: I typed out a few HTML tags and BAM! I had a personal webpage on Geocities. It didn't take long for me to become hooked- I loved the combination of the technical and the creative. During my years studying biology at Grove City College, I spent my free time reading books, articles, and tutorials on anything and everything web-related. I began building websites for anybody who would let me- student organizations, college sports teams, even a company I worked for during a summer internship. After graduating, I worked in cancer research at the University of Pittsburgh, but several years into it, I found myself unfulfilled and wondering if I could turn my web design hobby into something more.

So, in 2004, Inksplash Designs was born.

Since then, I've worked with over 250 clients, designing, brainstorming, and delivering effective solutions for their businesses. I've transitioned from building basic, static HTML pages to developing dynamic, responsive, modern websites, always learning and adapting my skills as the internet- and how people use it- has changed.

My expertise is creating custom WordPress websites, and I also work with PHP, MySQL, jQuery, and WooCommerce. I assist clients with their social media accounts, email newsletters, website hosting, maintaining and updating their website content. I'm also VERY enthusiastic about chocolate (maybe not relevant here, but I thought I'd mention it.)

Jen Lyker, Website Designer

Hi! I'm Jen. I'm not just a web designer. I'm also a wife, a mother of three kids, and a lover of binge-watching television shows.

My Mission

Create modern, stylish, useful websites. Give my clients a business solution- not just a website. Write good, sound HTML code. Empower my clients to use their website as a powerful tool for their business. Learn something new with each project. Challenge myself. Have fun. Meet great people. Be a geek.

Why hire me?

You are looking for someone to partner with for your business. You want a smart, cost-effective solution. You need a WordPress expert to help you get things running smoothly. A large design agency just isn't what you need. You want to work with someone who LOVES their job (that's me!)

Let's do this!

Three Rivers Art Glass
Brian Buchanich
at Three Rivers Art Glass says

Jen was easy to talk to and was able to organize my random thoughts and ideas into the beginnings of a website. We set up a timeline for completion and a budget, and after a few weeks of collaboration about design and content, the site was completed on time and budget. The day my website launched I was very impressed. The site was above and beyond my expectations. Jen's professionalism and knowledge made this small business owner feel like I was Big Time!

Sparks of Splendor
at Sparks of Splendor says

When you look at my new blog design, you'd never guess that I gave the creator no more than a couple of adjectives ("simple" and "pretty") and a few colors to work with! But Jennifer's expertise made the process easy on me: She took a few hazy ideas and visualized much more. She also installed or coded functions that I used to update manually, which saves me a lot of time and stress. I've had many compliments on the new design, but most of all, people think it's very "me." That's Jennifer's most stand-out skill: She doesn't just design websites, she represents you.

Las Velas
Virginia Montanez
at Las Velas says

From start to finish, you listened to my rough ideas and then managed to come back to me with exactly the perfect design. I loved how easy it was to work with you on every facet of the site design from color choices, font choices, to design modifications. Thanks for making me such a gorgeous site!

First Comes Health
Jill Ciciarelli
at First Comes Health says

I heard about Jennifer and Inksplash Designs from a friend and after a quick browse through her portfolio, I knew that her work fit my requirements. But it wasn't until my interactions with Jennifer did I realize that I had struck gold. She is a tremendously capable designer, of course, but in addition to that she is a delight to work with. I really appreciated her fast, friendly, and professional correspondences, and I was thrilled with how quickly she got the job done without cutting corners. I wouldn't hesitate at all to work with Jennifer again in the future!

The Harbaugh Group
Greg Harbaugh
at The Harbaugh Group says

I just wanted you to know that I was very pleased and satisfied with your creative efforts and knowledge in helping me put together my website for The Harbaugh Group, LLC. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who might need your considerable talents.

This Magic Moment Bridal Studio
Lisa & Mashel
at This Magic Moment Bridal Studio says

Jennifer of Inksplash is amazing. She created our new website and we just love it. She helped organize our information, create the pages, and customize certain areas just for us. We are thrilled and our website is a key link to our business. Thank you Inksplash Designs. Get your business on track today. Don't wait another minute.

Family Chiropractic
Amanda Jordan
at Family Chiropractic says

Inksplash Designs is wonderful. Jen takes the time to truly understand who you are as a company and how you want to be portrayed to your audience. She gave us ideas and really helped guide us all while allowing us to remain in control of the final product. Thank you for such a personal and professional site!

Brandi Runnels
Brandi Runnels
at Being Brandi Runnels says

Jennifer is fast, efficient and gets the job done! I'm so happy with the finished product. When everyone else told me they couldn't get it done for a couple of months, Jennifer got it done in one week!

Joy in Jackson's Journey
Crystal Gerhardt
at Joy in Jackson's Journey says

Jennifer was absolutely the best. She took my vision and created an amazing site. Whenever I had questions, she was right there to help. She is a rockstar and anyone would be lucky to work with her!

Superior Contractors
Gary Perovich
at Superior Contractors says

I would just like to say what a pleasure it was to work with Jen on the web design. She had great ideas with slide show on main page and the fact that you have access to change pictures and wording.

Rev. Greg Wiest
at Glade Run Church says

Thanks for your excellent work on Glade Run Church's website. We have had an excellent response by people visiting the website and subsequently visiting Glade Run for worship services & other activities. Again, thank you your willingness to work with a third party organization (Egive), setting up extra pages, and doing it all very promptly.

Tervo Masonry
Aaron Tervo
at Tervo Masonry says

I would highly recommend Inksplash Designs for anyone looking for superior website. Jennifer was great to work with and had a bunch of creative ideas for our sites. I just gave her a general idea of what I wanted and she did the rest. From beginning to end she walked us through the process of the design of both of our company websites and was able to deliver on time and within budget!

Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance
Sheila Shovlin
at Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance says

Inksplash Designs is the perfect choice for producing and maintaining a website for small companies like ours. In comparison to other agencies, she offers a more economical approach to pricing which enables clients to get up and running with a great design and basic functionality very quickly, while budgeting for larger items in the future. Her large portfolio of sample sites and itemized cost of features speaks to high level of experience and ability in this arena.

Jigger's Pub
Brenda DeCesare
at Jigger's Pub says

Jen knows exactly how to get the information she needs to build a website that reflects our business. She has great ideas, was prompt in answering questions and gives great direction. Having Jen build our website was a great experience!

Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School
Jen Filonowich
at Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School says

Excellent experience. I highly recommend Jennifer and Inksplash. She is so helpful and responsive.

Billman Geologic
Pam Billman
at Billman Geologic says

Inksplash Designs has been great to work with and I expect that to continue into the future.From logo design to website conception to launch, Jen has the tech knowledge and imagination to make it happen. This is only the beginning of a professional and comfortable relationship!

Wesbury Retirement Community
Melissa Porter
at Wesbury Community says

Jen is wonderful to work with. We had been bogged down with a very expensive company that was not moving things forward for over a year when we learned of Jennifer's skills and services. She is creative and knowledgeable, always understanding how to meet our needs. She stays in close communications throughout the project and is very timely and cost effective. We are extremely pleased with the outcomes and look forward to working with her as our websites needs continue to evolve and grow.

Two Point Solutions
Jim Dietz
at Two Point Solutions says

Jen Lyker was very easy to work with and very organized from the beginning. She had to use a lot of patience with me on the tech work but she guided me through the options. All I really had to do was narrow the available features to those I thought would fit my consulting business and add my message. Very easy process - thanks Inksplash!

K Daly Photography
Kathy Daly
at K Daly Photography says

I am extremely pleased not only with my website, but with the professional service that Jennifer provided. She worked extensively with me to give me an attractive site at a reasonable cost. Feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive, as the site is not only well designed but easy to navigate.