Work With Me

Hiya

So, you need a website.

And I like to make pretty websites.

We should probably talk.

Because that’s where these things start for me. A conversation. When I am talking to potential clients, I ask them to tell me their story. Even if I’ve already researched them and know the gist. Because as they are telling me about themselves and what they do, if they are a good fit, I start to see the basics of the website in my head.

I may or may not need to get that checked out.

You can read more about my philosophy here. And the process in which I work over here.

After the conversation, should we both decide that we want to move ahead and work together, here are the current options that I’m offering:

Basic

Custom Designed Micro-Website

(for your already finished copy)

Your business is set. You know what you’ve got to offer and your copy is written and ready to go. You just need a visual representation.

My only caveat: don’t come in with a set idea of what you want your website to look like. Your input on the draft versions is absolutely expected and welcome – but if you’ve got preconceived ideas, you’re gonna want to work with someone else. I don’t do well with preconceived ideas.

A Micro-Website consists of four pages or less.

Once we are done, you will get a video to show you how to manage the website.

Cost: Depends. Probably in the $1200-1800 range, depending on the needs of the site (ecommerce, etc).

You’d better just send me a message.

The Deep Dive

Authentic Alchemy

You are struggling with consistency.

You know what you need to do – but you are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information.

You know what you need to do – but actually executing those steps now that you are on your own is daunting.

You know what you need to do – but coming up with content to post on a consistent basis is HARD.

And most importantly…

You know what you need to do – but you don’t have a website or brand that reflects YOU.

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A Website that Feels like YOU

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What to Expect

Working with anyone remotely is quite different than working in person. Here’s what you can expect when working with me.

Working with Me

My design and development process

I need to say upfront that I am not a classically trained designer. If that’s important to you, I’m probably not going to be a good fit. I don’t do things the way everyone does them, and the people I work with need to get that, and be okay with that.

To me, website design is more about an individual’s personality shining through so that their ideal client knows that they are the right fit almost instantly.

One of my super powers is getting a rather instantaneous “feel” for a person. With the combination of that and the extensive form I have each client fill out, we will work together to get you a website that not only speaks to you, but directly to the people you want to notice you.

I don’t want any website to be a copy of another website, and if that’s what you want, I can recommend several designers who would be a better fit for you.

Since I’m not “classically” trained in this stuff, I don’t really know how other people do this stuff. I have friends who do this stuff, and we talk a little – but the way they do it isn’t the way I do it, so it is what it is.

When a new client and I start to work together, I first have them fill out a design form. It ask a bunch of weird questions, and while none are required, the more you fill out, the better.

Next, on to Pinterest. If you don’t do pinterest, we might not work out. I find it’s the perfect medium to compile an inspiration board for all things you. It doesn’t have to be website specific – in fact I’d prefer if it wasn’t. Anything that inspires, pin it.

After that, I get to work.

It usually takes anywhere from 10-12 days for me to get the first draft done. I do it, I sit and look at it. I walk away. I come back. Sometimes it’s faster, sometimes it’s not.

But when you get the draft, it will be a fully functioning website. No wireframes here. I build everything in WordPress with the theme Headway. Because it rocks. And the support is stellar. And the built-in SEO is killer. (I’m opinionated on this topic).

From there, we work on it in tandem until it’s the website of your dreams. I will do up to three new design versions, should the first fail to please – but that’s not something that usually comes up.

FYI – there are no refunds. We either work on it till you love it, or you forfeit the deposit.