This is one of the main things discussed in the initial consultation and we talk about the details in order to get a clear picture of exactly what you want and would like to convey before an estimate is written up. Most custom brand creation and the building of the website takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks.
Examples using photos or link to things that you like helps with this process, as the design is an extension of your personality and represents you. A Pinterest board can really help a client to figure out exactly what type of style they’d like for their business. Some projects we’ve done were created with very little direction and others had more specific criteria to follow. We are always open to try different ideas, learning new methods, and want every project to be unique.
We are happy to collaborate with the client and bring their ideas to reality. However, there are technical methods and creative reasons for making some designs in a certain way, which is the role of a designer. If you are interested in taking on the role of the designer, rather than to work as a team, it may be more economical to hire a production artist. The work in our portfolio gives an indication of the type of work that we do, which encompasses a broad range of styles. Most people come to us because they’ve seen our work online and our style suits them.
A draft of the homepage design is the first step, it is the first thing that people will see and it sets the tone for the rest of the site. Website drafts will include a total of 3 revisions (original draft + 2 additional sets of changes) within the style and concept as outlined in the estimate. Additional changes to the design past those initial 3 can be created for an additional fee. It is a rare occurrence, but a total re-direction of the project after we’ve started working can also be done for an additional fee. In most cases, we have the design solidified by the third revision and once the design is finalized and the homepage is built, we carry over the look and style to the inside pages of the site and create the rest of the site.
After the template is built for the interior pages, the client submits their complete and edited content and we program it into the site. Once all pages are complete and we launch the site, the client many times has the ability to edit content themselves, or we are also available for website maintenance if they prefer.