About Us

About Art Wave

Art Wave has been working with both large and small businesses to build their brand and increase business since 1996. We offer a complete array of interactive marketing services, including: website design, e-commerce and WordPress, website hosting, website maintenance, search engine promotion, email marketing, and more.

Look at our work and you will see that we make user-friendly websites so it is easy and enjoyable for customers to do business with you.

Our History

It was 1996 and the Internet was Strange and New

When I started Art Wave in 1996, the Internet was a brave new world—Google was not founded until 1998. I started the business as an online art gallery, hence the origin of the name Art Wave. Later, while on vacation in Cortona, Italy, I was working on my website (on a laptop with a dial-up connection) when the rental property manager stopped by for a glass of wine. When he found out what I was doing, he said he might want to get a website to promote the rental homes he managed. At that time, his primary advertisement consisted of a 1-inch classified ad in the New York Times. He became my first business website client—Classic Tuscan Homes—and remained a client until he retired and sold his business in 2016, 20 years later.

That early experience taught me a valuable lesson, that businesses placed a higher value on a website than artists did. So I changed my whole business model and refocused my efforts to building websites for other businesses. It was tough going in those early years. Many business owners asked "why do I need a website?" We were all trying to figure it out together. As the web evolved, so did we. We have grown into a full-service internet marketing agency providing end-to-end support for your online presence, from domain name acquisition to web hosting and ongoing maintenance.

So much has changed over the years as connection speeds have gotten faster, computer screens have gotten larger and mobile phones began to support internet browsing. (The first phone that could be called a smart phone by today's standards was the Palm Pilot and Apple didn't launch the iPhone until 2007.) Website coding changed too, going from plain HTML to HTML5 with javascript and PHP connected to databases and running content management systems.

We still work on projects of all shapes and sizes, but we’ve earned a reputation for implementing well designed websites and providing great support. Our goal from day one was to Do It Right and we still enjoy doing that every day.

We aren’t sure what will come next, but maybe we'll get to do something with you. We’re looking forward to it.

Meet Dick Raney

Dick Raney

I've lived in 9 different cities—all in the South—but have called Atlanta home since high school at North Springs. I'm fortunate to be married to a very successful real estate agent with 4 successful grown children (2 boys and 2 girls) and 3 dogs.

My number one hobby is work—they say you should do what you love—but I also enjoy reading (favorite book was Pillars of the Earth), golf, snow skiing, cooking on my Big Green Egg and traveling. And I like any kind of adventure. When I eat out, I usually order the thing I have never had before.

Art Wave is a second career for me, after spending 20 years in sales. I love the rapidly evolving world of the internet and dealing with a steady stream of new challenges. Every day is new and exciting.

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