Owner of accent45 web design

Michelle Andreas Web Designer · Photo Credit Clinton James 2017Hi there. I’m Michelle Andreas, graphic & website designer and owner of accent45. I have 28 years graphic design experience, including print design and graphical user interfaces. I’ve been working with the web since 1998. I went to school for graphic design and started learning HTML as a web graphic designer working in Seattle. Before going out on my own, I worked with a marketing team for 5 years, which gave me the experience and confidence to start my own business.

My main focus is building websites that get results. I prefer to keep things simple. I believe less is more. Creating sites with a content editor like WordPress or CMS (Content Management System) allows clients to update their websites without knowing any code. Accent45 can also migrate a site from another CMS like SquareSpace or Wix and build it to look exactly the same.

I am constantly learning new technologies, techniques, and solutions for each unique web project. I work with professional developers who assist me with more advanced features.

When I’m not working, I’m up on the mountain playing in the snow. I have been skiing / snowboarding since I was 4 and it is absolutely my favorite thing to do! I’ve also got to be outside during the summer, either riding my bike, hiking / backpacking, challenging my teenage son or spending time with friends and a little bit of traveling.

Fun Facts About the Owner


I’ve always lived in Washington State, but have lived as far south as Vancouver, WA and up North – currently Bellingham.


30 July · Leo


I can’t just choose one. I love all different variations of blue, some oranges, greens, dark purple and red!


Financial advisor. Being an accountant before changing my path to graphic design, I feel like I would easily fit into this part-time career.


Before pursuing web design as my profession, I went to school for accounting. I worked for a cranky old accountant. Then decided to go to art school for graphic design.


Art,  Photos, Travel, Running, Backpacking, Snowboarding, Spontaneous Adventures.


Drivers on the freeway going slower then the speed limit.


Color! Fonts / Typefaces. Balancing elements on web pages, wall space, objects in photos and wine labels.

  • Michelle did a fantastic job building my small business's website. I had some very specific requests, and she executed exactly what I wanted, and added some great suggestions and features as well. I would absolutely recommend her. Thanks Michelle!

    Benjamin Pepper (Ben) Avatar Benjamin Pepper (Ben)
    October 7, 2018

    Michelle at accent 45 has created multiple websites for my businesses. She does amazing work!

    Christie Raper Avatar Christie Raper
    March 7, 2023

    Accent45 web design responds quickly to our website needs, is always available and delivers speedy turnarounds. Very creative with clean designs. They communicate well through email and would refer them without hesitation!

    Elise Poilpre Avatar Elise Poilpre
    October 7, 2020
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Accent45 on a number of projects and found them to be professional, easy to work with and a highly capable website developer.

    Lisa Zehm Avatar Lisa Zehm
    October 7, 2019

    Michelle is wonderful to work with. She was very helpful redesigning and updating my entire website, logo and brand. She was very patient with my perfectionistic tendencies! She is very responsive too, which is SO important to me. I trust her!

    Dr Jessica Thomas Avatar Dr Jessica Thomas
    October 7, 2021

    Accent45 was timely, professional, and easy to work with. Michelle made the new website project much less intimidating with her clear guidance and communication. We're really happy with our new website!

    Sarah Joy Day Avatar Sarah Joy Day
    October 7, 2019
  • Michelle was great to work with! She created a wonderful website for my organization and is always quick to help. Her willingness to assist with website issues and questions after the site has already been live is also fantastic. Thanks for the awesome website Michelle!

    Kenny Clarkson Avatar Kenny Clarkson
    October 7, 2020

    Semiahmoo Marina has been working with accent45 web design since early 2018 when Michelle redesigned our website. Her team is direct when it comes to efficiency in taking care of all features on our Pacific Northwest Marina website. We highly recommend accent45 for all your online marketing needs.”

    Semiahmoo Marina Avatar Semiahmoo Marina
    October 7, 2022

    Thank you so much for your amazing work! Love, love, love!!! Accent45 designed a beautiful website that matches my expression for my wholistic perspective. It’s clean and visually appealing to my target audience, and I am making updates on my own — no need to contact her for content changes and article posts. Michelle included a pop-up subscription form that appears after about 25 seconds. She takes care of any technical details while making it all seem easy. This is my second time working with her and I am thrilled, yet again. Highly recommend.

    Karen Morgan Avatar Karen Morgan
    October 7, 2021
  • Michelle at accent45 was very knowledgeable in every area of websites and site migration. I was pleased with her speedy responses and straightforward answers and instructions. I would definitely recommend working with Michelle on website projects.

    Abby Dole Avatar Abby Dole
    February 7, 2023

    Michelle is the best!!

    Michael Hoover Avatar Michael Hoover
    October 7, 2021

    Two years ago accent45 designed our fabrication website and they continue to give great customer service. They have helped us with printed marketing materials, technical assistance for our online shop and regular site maintenance. Their team is very responsive with scheduling when we request projects, professional and have a good eye for visual designs. We highly recommend accent45!

    Becca Weathers Avatar Becca Weathers
    October 7, 2022
  • Michelle has been wonderful to work with--she gets things done! I really appreciate that she is timely and communicates project status/timelines along the way. Highly recommend!

    K Elevated Hemp Avatar K Elevated Hemp
    October 7, 2022

    “Accent45 web design redesigned our website with a main focus on targeting residential customers. They structured the user interface that it is easily navigated for the average homeowner to check rock, soil or compost prices in a shop-like interface with icons for quick visuals, removed the clutter, and updated the color scheme to match the current marketing materials. The website editing area is straight forward and I’ve made several updates to the shop area, adding products. Since the site launch, we have received a significant amount of delivery orders for home landscaping projects.”

    Marcus Soler Avatar Marcus Soler
    October 7, 2022

    I was looking for a specific website style to showcase my high-end, custom wooden boats. Michelle listened to my needs and produced exactly what I had hoped for — quality and trust, plus patience to hear me work out my ideas.

    Lee Kulinna Avatar Lee Kulinna
    October 7, 2022
  • Michelle was a pleasure to work with during the migration to a different web host for my acupuncture website. She responded quickly with a time frame, an estimate and suggestions on how to improve my website. There were no surprises and she was able to keep the same design, theme and site builder — nothing new to learn. Michelle kept in contact along the way with any issues and scheduling added features. I'm very Impressed with the attention I’ve received with accent45 web design.

    Faith Foster Avatar Faith Foster
    October 7, 2022

    Michelle is a highly talented, skilled and experienced web designer, graphic designer, color specialist, and problem solver. She’s also a wonderful person and has given me great advice to promote my business. She’s what I was missing from being able to take it to the next level. I could not be happier with the results of her outstanding work! Thank you, Michelle!

    Johnathan Kohlman Avatar Johnathan Kohlman
    November 7, 2022

    I found Michelle competent and thorough. She responded promptly and appropriately to questions and feedback, and flagged topics/issues that I did not have background in (I'm not current in networked technology/services).

    Niles Roberts Avatar Niles Roberts
    November 7, 2022
  • Michelle is really the best! She's always there when we need her - always available at critical times to make happen what we need to strategize to work in the future or what we need to function at a critical moment. I highly recommend her!

    Devatara H Avatar Devatara H
    October 7, 2020

    accent45 always responds to our website updates and needs quickly. We have an online bakery shop that receives tons of orders through our website and Michelle makes sure everything is functioning, resolving any issues that come up. They have been providing high quality customer service and support for over 5 years. It’s especially important for online orders during the pandemic so customers can pickup their sweets quickly after placing an order using the online menu. Thanks Michelle!

    Icing on the Cake Avatar Icing on the Cake
    October 7, 2022

    I worked with Michelle to create a website for my startup business. From the start she created a great looking site at a reasonable cost and took the time to learn more about my industry. She helped empower me to make my own updates to the site and is always there if I have questions or need technical assistance. Would definitely recommend her to others needing web design.

    Jeff A Avatar Jeff A
    October 7, 2022
  • Michelle is very responsive and brings a broad knowledge of web design and function.

    David Mauro Avatar David Mauro
    October 7, 2019

    Michelle has been our web designer and technical assistance for the past several years. She is always dependable, response quickly and finds the best solution possible. We appreciate her work greatly and highly recommend her!

    Eric Walters Avatar Eric Walters
    October 7, 2019

    Wonderful experience with accent45. Michelle did an amazing job putting together my website. Incredibly patient and responsive. I highly recommend.

    Prescott Jones Avatar Prescott Jones
    October 7, 2021
  • Michelle is always very helpful and patient, which I appreciate. She created a beautiful new website for us. I'm glad we found her!

    Darla Tiner Avatar Darla Tiner
    October 7, 2022

    So good at what they do. I've worked with Michelle. She is so fast has saved me a lot of time and money. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing help with their website or related tasks.

    John Lenz Avatar John Lenz
    February 7, 2023

    Working with Michelle was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Michelle is an extremely organized and driven designer. She easily outlines what she needs from you, but also allows you the freedom to make the website purely your own. I worked with Michelle for about 3 months on a website and I am extremely satisfied with the result. Her prices are fair, and match her quality which she delivers excellently. I would recommend anyone to work with Michelle/accent45 and I personally will work with her again should I require her services.

    Nick Mattas Avatar Nick Mattas
    September 30, 2023
  • Working with Michelle and her team at Accent45 has been a great experience. Some of the changes we were looking for when changed web developers were: + giving us the instructions to have control making updates and changes to your site + moving our site to a faster hosting provider + timely responses Great work Michelle, thank you so much for all of your help!

    Kris Shammel Avatar Kris Shammel
    October 7, 2020

    Working with Michelle has been great!! Extremely competent and professional!! Doing business in these times is challenging , Michelle has communicated and kept in contact throughout the whole process. We will continue working with Accent45 to grow into a full e-commerce site in the future. A startup business with a website can be intimidating and challenging project and we are grateful to have found Accent 45!!

    Erik Swordmaker Avatar Erik Swordmaker
    October 7, 2020

    Michelle is very professional, fast, and she answers the phone! Rates are very reasonable, and the work is done as specified, in a timely manner. We will continue to use her services in the future. Accent 45 has our business! Thanks Michelle - Top of the Mountain to you!

    Steph McCabe Avatar Steph McCabe
    October 7, 2021