For websites, it’s critical that you have a professionally designed brand, and a suite of brand photography (lifestyle and product shots) otherwise we will hit a roadblock pretty early on in the design process.
Don't worry we can help you take care of your branding a photography needs as well. Or, we would be happy refer you to a few preferred branding agencies that we have worked with in the past to help you get set up.
Our holistic approach to web design has been crafted to walk you through each phase making it easy for you, making it a seamless transition once our project begins. Read more about our process here.
As much as we’d love to dive right into the design portion of building a website, we believe that great design is rooted in strategy, particularly for eCommerce businesses. You may have a keen sense of the problems and possible solutions, just as any good doctor would ask questions before you walk in and demand surgery.
Having a solid strategy ensures that your values, target audience profile and everything “under the hood” aligns with your brand. Then only can we create a human-first approach tailored to be a customized fit for your brand. Our #1 goal here is to help you generate more profit for your business while your website is your money maker.
We have extensive design and development experience in Shopify and Webflow. Typically, product based businesses operate best with Shopify, while nonprofits and social entrepreneurs will choose Webflow. Each of the above platforms bring their own value and benefits to your business and will help streamline your user experience and website performance. We will discuss which platform is best for your business during our initial discovery call, so submit your application and we would be happy to discuss all this and more when we chat!
Every project is different, so we always like to hop on a clarity call to talk about your specific needs first. Then we’ll put together a custom proposal and quote just for you. Design is an investment and we always want to make that investment worthwhile for our clients, so let's chat and we can offer some honest advice. Our goal is to make growing your business effortless if it makes sense for your stage of growth.
By giving you the tools to utilize your website well and communicate with your customers, you’ll have more confidence to launch that new product, expand your services or open up that brick and mortar. We want nothing more than to see you succeed.
Yes! This is a business investment, so we try to make payments as simple as possible. Your deposit to book time in our calendar will be a percentage of the project (usually 15-20%). From there, we'll break up the rest into bi weekly payments, or split them to spread equally throughout our project timeline the course of your project schedule (between 4-12 weeks) and set to auto-draft. However, we’re flexible and are happy to discuss other payment plans options that work better with your budget.
First of all, absolute kudos to you for taking on such a task to get your market fit and start making profit! The short answer, it depends. We work with clients who are in the 1+ year stage of their business, most often when they have had professional branding completed as this is the essential building block of your website. If you are still in the DIY phase of your brant, we might not be the best fit to work together. If you want to inquire on the baby steps needed to get to our signature website design package, book a call with me and we can break it down into manageable chunks that push the needle in the right direction for you.
I don’t work in strict revision cycles - your design is tailored to your goals, and I only stop when you feel the “wow” factor. I work on a one-concept method, meaning I concept and create the strongest design based on my developed style, your needs, and a professionally informed opinion. But we will go through design revisions as needed until you’re happy. Because we go in depth with strategy and planning this rarely (if ever) happens when we have to throw it out and start again. Just know that, reasonably, if revisions are excessive (like 5+ rounds) it will affect your target launch date because good design takes time - there’s no way around that.
Here’s the deal: all Shopify storefronts are based off a template in some shape or form unless you do truly custom site – and if you’re not making over 6 figures per month or losing 5 figures a month because of UX issues, you don’t need a FULLY custom template. Templates are pre-built architecture but not the end result. Kind of like those crazy people on pinterest with wild IKEA hacks - I take the frame and create something totally new.
Shopify templates also come in varying degrees of flexibility, speed, well engineered sections, and documentation for upkeep. I only use templates I would recommend, trust and have used in the past. If you wanted to just use a template you still won’t be much closer to that design, aesthetic and usable quality you’re after. All templates need some level of customization to achieve what you want without extra apps slowing you down. So in your investment package is a built-in custom development budget to make your store front really special and cater to your customers needs well. I’ll take care of the details for you, no sweat!
Anything I build for you I have a 30-day post launch guarantee on, if it breaks I will fix it! However, there are 2 caveats. Shopify being a SaaS provider is constantly iterating and improving their software for merchants on an ongoing basis. Any updates to the Shopify template language, API and more are not covered if changes were not documented or released at kickoff. Third party app integrations can’t be guaranteed as I have no control over their code base. Understand that Shopify does software version changes over time, so changes to the software requirements is not covered.
At the conclusion of your project, I'll create personalized website training videos for your use and reference.