Design and Development


Process

Strategy

Before any work starts, we will discuss the details of your project such as your time frame, budget, goals, content, and your audience in order to establish an approach. If your project is a good fit, I will present you with a proposal outlining the cost and schedule.

For development only projects, I request all design assets at the start of the project. My preferred format is Photoshop or Illustrator. You may provide other design guidance in the form of typefaces, font sizes, dimensions, etc. I can also work with you at the beginning of the process to coordinate regarding responsive design and usability.

For design and development projects, I will work with you to create a content outline and website structure, preliminary design concepts, and wireframes as necessary. I will likely suggest a framework to speed up the design and build time. I work closely with graphic designers, and we may hire a designer depending on your needs. I may also suggest hiring a professional writer depending on the state of your content.

Schedule & Cost

A realistic time frame for most projects is one to three months. Larger, more complex projects may require additional effort. Smaller projects sometimes require just a few hours or days of work. As with schedules, project costs vary depending on the scope of work. Design and development services are estimated based on the time involved.

With more limited budgets, I am able to provide guidance on the best use of your marketing dollars and suggest ways to meet some of your objectives without custom design or development. Please contact me to get started.


Deploy

Website Hosting

Your website only works for you when it is accessible and responsive. I host ExpressionEngine and WordPress websites via Nexcess and Pantheon.

Email Hosting

Your email should be securely hosted independently of your website using Google G Suite or Rackspace. Both feature ample storage, contacts, calendars, web and mobile access.