Who are Lapbaby Designs?
We are an Ottawa based Web & Graphic Design Company. Established in 2002 by Jennifer Malisauskas and Kris Laptos.
Our studio is made up of two great partners, both in business and life. Meet Jennifer Malisauskas, a talented visual designer, and the super skilled web programmer, Kris Laptos, whose 15+ years of trusted experience and professionalism are brought forth in each project they embark upon.
We understand that the bottom line is not just to make your product or service look great, but that it must sell your product or service. Whether it be a website design or a re-design of your existing site, corporate branding or an all-out eCommerce solution, you can trust that we will get the job done!
In addition to this we offer additional services including post-launch support and maintenance, website and email hosting, and we can manage your email marketing – we are experienced in using Constant Contact & MailChimp. Should you need help with SEO and web marketing for your website, we have an expert colleague on the team! And if we don’t offer a specialized service that you need, we have a trusted partner who does.
Contact us today! See how we can improve and/or develop your business potential.
What’s with your name?
When Kris and I were expecting our first child way back in 2001, I had been working in Montreal at a small web design firm for about a year, this was my very first job in the field. I knew I would be going on maternity leave in a few months so I wanted to create a portfolio website to showcase the web work I had done. While I was brainstorming one day on what to use as my domain name, I looked down at my belly and thought ‘I’m having a Lap Baby”. The “lap” referring to Kris’ last name Laptos. I laughed and said “we were having a Laptos baby and the name stuck.
We are thrilled our son was the inspiration for the business all those years ago. After our son was born, I never went back to my old job or the corporate world at that. We took a leap of faith and decided to start out on our own. We became stay at home working parents. And that’s the story behind the making of Lapbaby Designs!
A successful team beats with one heart
Meet the founders and designers of Lapbaby Designs.
Creative Director, Designer
Jennifer is one of the co-founders of Lapbaby Designs. She assumes the roles of Project Lead, Web/Graphic Designer and Art Director. After graduating in 1998 with a graphic design degree from Collège Inter-Dec in Montreal, she furthered her design skills while working at various web and graphic design companies in Montreal to eventually going out on her own to start up Lapbaby Designs with her husband Kris in 2001. With 20 years in the industry she brings to the table her excellent design sense, expertise in Information Architecture, advanced knowledge in frameworks such as WordPress and Joomla, SEO basics, Basic Social Media Marketing and print design fundamentals.
In her free time, Jennifer teachers yoga and mindfulness practices, in addition, she’s a Spiritual Healer (www.jenniferthewebshman.com). She is the creative and marketing force behind Yoga Directory Canada (www.yogadirectorycanada.com), Canada’s yoga community website which she co-founded with her husband Kris.
Lead Programmer, Back-end / Database Specialist
In his free time, Kris plays in chess tournaments, runs and enjoys yoga. He’s the powerhouse and programming master behind Yoga Directory Canada (www.yogadirectorycanada.com), Canada’s yoga community website which he co-founded with his wife Jennifer.
Our core believes and most important values
Our Values …
We believe the personal touch is what makes us a great business. Being down to earth with our clients and caring who they and their businesses are about is important to us.
Since we too are independent business owners, parents, self-employed, work from home, busy people we understand what it’s like to own and run your business, manage a family and have a life.
Our Services and Skills …
We have all the skills needed to see YOUR project through – from start to finish.
- Web Design with Joomla and WordPress your Content Management Solutions (CMS)
- Graphic Design
- Transferring your Wix site to WordPress or Joomla
- Online Store Solutions – We are Shopify Partners
- Website Maintenance Services & Support
- Web hosting & Domain registration
Clients we love to work with…
We have years of experience working with and understand the needs of independent business owners.
- Yoga Studios and Teachers
- Reiki Practitioners and Energy Healers
- Therapists, Counselors and Wellness Professionals
- Holistic Practitioners
- Home Inspection Companies
- Contractors, Home Repair and Home Restoration Providers
- Self-employed, Crafty Types
- Bloggers / Personal Websites