Web design can be a tricky business. If you are looking to translate your unique business into a web presence, you have come to right place. I create custom websites for individuals and small businesses and tailor my work to your needs. My top priority is finding solutions that you are happy with. Below you can read about my process for working with clients and the two platforms that I use to create websites. If you would like a custom quote, please send me an email and I will get back to you within 1-2 business days. I look forward to hearing from you!
- Design Questionnaire: Complete and return the Design Questionnaire detailing your web needs and goals.
- Initial Meeting: We will chat via phone or Skype. At this meeting, we will discuss the project in depth and create objectives together so that we are on the same page about the desired final product.
- Design Phase: Generally this takes about 2-3 weeks depending on the complexity of the site.
- Revision Phase: I will submit an initial design to you, and we will then go through one or two rounds of revisions. You can submit written changes to me and I will implement these.
- Website Launch!
- Learning WordPress: I will provide you with customized videos that will guide you through adding pages, posts and editing existing content.
- Website updates and maintenance: If you would prefer to have help updating your site, I am available for continued edits and updates at my hourly rate.
An Awesome Platform
WordPress is an amazing and powerful web platform and content management system that is used by over 60 million people! It can be used for free as a basic website or blogging platform, but when you purchase a domain name and hosting plan from a third party (Bluehost or GoDaddy are two good options) your options with WordPress become limitless. In addition to blogging and having all of the typical pages (home, about, contact, etc.) you can sell products, add photo and video galleries, include customizable forms and online schedulers and have the option for your website to be responsive, meaning it adjusts itself depending upon your user’s device. Once your website is finalized, you will be able to update and edit the site easily.
We have successfully worked with large companies, non-profits, small businesses and individuals to create meaningful websites that did not break the bank. We love to support people at all stages of their career and are happy to discuss your specific needs.
Lucky Thai Restaurant
Lucky Thai Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that opened in the spring of 2016. The restaurant features authentic thai dishes created by Mr. and Mrs. Sirirungsri. I have known the family for nearly 15 years, so I had an understanding of and appreciation for their incredible work ethic that allowed them to save enough money to open their own Thai restaurant after being in the United States for nearly 20 years. I received only a menu from Mrs. Sirirungsri and created the site from there using WordPress. As a photo editor, I love finding beautiful images that pull in the reader and I chose to use bright, vibrant photos to represent the lovely atmosphere that they have created at their restaurant. Stop by and try some pad thai or curry!
Tapping in Schools
Emotional Freedom Technique is a powerful self-help tool that is evidence-based. It is similar to acupuncture but involves no needles, only light tapping. Tapping in Schools is a company that is helping to teach the tool to educators around the world so that children can benefit from its use. When I first spoke with Sue Tarlton, I was excited by her mission and her goals for spreading information about this tool. I worked with Sue to develop visual and written content for the website, chose photographs for each page and created an e-commerce element for the site.
Uncovering Passion is a short film series published in 2017. The film series explores questions like:
How do we discover what we are passionate about?
How do we weave these things into our lives so we feel vibrant and alive?
Jan Watkins JD, MSW
Jan Watkins is a lawyer and clinical social worker who runs her own business in the Washington, DC area. (She also happens to be my mom!) This website is built using Google Sites which is a free service that allows you to build a website and link it to a custom URL. The website includes basic functionality that allows her to share information with her current and potential clients. Google Sites can be a very challenging tool to work with, however, it is quite a powerful tool considering it is free!
Vibrant Healthy Self
I created this website for a workshop that invites individuals to use powerful self-help tools. The website advertises a specific event that is open to individuals, psychotherapists and medical professionals. I wanted to portray a feeling of excitement and hope with the website and invite people to learn more about the workshop.
Diversified Real Estate Holdings
DRH is run by an experienced group of investors who seek out properties to purchase, update and sell. In my meetings with DRH, we discussed their business goals and I designed the site with their clients and goals in mind. This website was created with WordPress and I provided video training to the team so that they could update the site themselves.
Kale and Brownies
Kale and Brownies was the brain child of a medically trained health-enthusiast who wanted to start sharing her knowledge and experience with others. The website contained blog postings, recipes and personal stories. The creator of the site has chosen to go down a different path and the site is no longer running. I am still proud of it!