Fill out an Inquiry Form with the design package you would like to purchase. I will reply by email within 48 hours to discuss the details of the project and determine if we are a good match.
You will receive a customized proposal to read and review with details about what is included and the exact price. If everything is agreeable, you will need to sign and date the acceptance form.
I will email you an invoice and once the invoice is paid give you a project start date. A 50% deposit is due up front, with the remaining 50% due before development begins. By submitting the payment you are agreeing to follow my terms of service.
Once the project start date arrives, I will send you information on how to access BaseCamp – my project management system. I request that all communications from this point forward be made inside of BaseCamp in order to keep accurate records of our conversations. (Don’t worry, it’s easy to use!)
The design homework is there to help guide me in creating something you love. It is extremely important to me that you are happy with your new site design. To that end, it is very important that you take the time to research and think about what you want your design to look like before we start the project. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to clearly communicate your ideas to me by thoroughly completing the design homework.
I will ask you to describe as best you can the colors, layout, and style you are looking for. It is helpful if you have links to sites that you like, and reasons why you like (or dislike) their design. Part of the design homework will also contain questions pertaining to the logistics and functionality of your site. Please do your best to really think through how you want your site to function ahead of time.
After reviewing the Design Homework, I will discuss with you the direction of your site and make sure we are on the same page. Then I will create the first draft and upload it to BaseCamp.
I am committed to dialoguing with you about the design of your site and am happy to make up to three major revisions after the first draft. After that, I will give you a clear warning and then begin charging my hourly rate for this part of the design process.
Please take as much time as you need to clearly communicate all of your concerns in each reply. Each subsequent draft (after the first) is considered a revision.
Once the layout is to your liking, I will ask you to sign-off on the design. At this point, there will be no more included revisions made to the graphic elements of the site.
Before development begins, the remaining 50% payment is due.
For custom sites, I will create a demo site so that you can see the design live and review the dynamic objects (hover colors, mobile functionality, plugin styling, etc.) before installation. I will ask you to sign-off on the demo site before installation, and at that point there will be no more included revisions made to the design during or after installation.
I will send you a final invoice for any extra items or revisions added on during the project. This must be paid prior to installation.
We will work together to determine the best date and time for installation. We will use a “coming soon” page to hide the site during the installation process until you are ready to launch. After installation you have two weeks to check your site for any errors (not design or style changes), after that I will charge hourly for any additional revisions or site maintenance.
I’d love to help you promote your new site design on social media once you launch! Expect me to Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram the heck out of your site those first few days. 🙂
Once we are finished, I may do a post on my website featuring your blog. This can be a way for new readers to find you. I might also publish a screenshot of your blog in my portfolio. Screenshots will be linked to your website, unless you prefer me not to share the link.
If you have any questions, please contact me.