Answers to most frequently asked questions.
Well, we do quite a bit! Our projects have included everything from ground up website builds, site redesigns, branding and logo design, SEO and more. We cover a large scope of web and print design services. Web design include website development, responsive design, SEO, website security and expertise in WordPress and content management.
Print design includes everything from small print designs like business cards, brochures and flyers to large vector designs for logo’s, billboards, posters and banners. For more details check out our Services.
HOW MUCH IS A WEBSITE?
Often the first question I get asked about Designing and specifically Websites, but there are many things to discuss before talking cost. Here are some of the questions I address before developing a proposal:
- What is the goal of your website?
- Who is your target audience?
- What functionalities would you like your site to have?
- Do you need custom graphics and pictures designed?
The question “How much is a website?” is answered once the details are in place and after I’ve created a detailed scope of the project. The big thing to remember here is that a professionally designed website is an investment, not a cost. Sounds like a cheesy tagline I know, but many of my clients’ websites are the life blood to their business and have come back to me after originally deciding to go a “cheaper” route.
In general, our web projects will starts between $1,000 – $3,000+ depending on the scope of the project, functionality, site size, etc. We also provide all resources, training and custom consulting to make sure they know how to utilize their site and are getting their best return on investment.
Web design projects start with your online goals. I listen intently to your needs and questions then develop a vision as to how your website will look, how it will engage your clientele and more importantly, how it will represent you well. If it’s your first time working with a developer to build your website, no worries, my goal is to make the process personalized and uncomplicated to give you the best design experience possible.
The logo design process starts with research. I find out about your business, your goals, your vision and then I look at your competition. Once I find the elements that will set you apart, then I hit the drawing board. Most items are sketched out to find the right design elements and shape arrangement, then the top designs are taken to digital format where they really come to life. You’ll receive jpegs of the first mock ups via email. Once the design is approved, you’ll receive a full logo package with different file formats for web and print.
The print design process is similar to that of the logo design process. I look at your needs and work toward designing creative materials that represent you well. Initial designs are sent via email for edits and approval. The editing process continues until the product design is completed to satisfaction. All files are then finalized, formatted and ready to be sent to print.
I handle only the design, color management and file preparation. So, i do not Print or provide Printing services.
For web design, pending clear communication and all information provided at the start of the project, I try to get the homepage and a few sub pages ready for review within 10-30 days. Once the design and layout is approved, then I move forward with the rest of the site. The majority of my website design projects last between 20-60 days.
For print design, I let you know when I plan to jump on the project then the initial design mock ups are sent within 72 hours unless stated otherwise. You’ll receive jpeg images via email to view for any input, adjustments or corrections you may have. That process continues until the design is completed and ready for print.
Most projects are handled with an investment of 50% up front and 50% upon completion. Payment must be made in full before items are sent to print or published to web. For projects on a larger scale, I offer payment options in a 30%, 30%, 40% time sensitive agreement.