Quality branding and Squarespace web design for small businesses and nonprofits
 

WEB DESIGN & BRANDING SERVICES

 
 
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Let me guess… you have something amazing to offer the world!

Maybe you work with underprivileged children, maybe you are providing employment solutions to adults, or maybe you are a mom or dad finally launching that business idea you’ve had for ages and are crazy passionate about.

But let me also guess… you don’t have the first clue about where to start in branding your business or building a website for your organization. You have a million tabs open with how-to’s, blog posts, YouTube tutorials and you feel like your head is about to explode with info overload.

Friend, we got you!

 
 

Sick of feeling like…

  • You are embarrassed to give your web address out when people ask.

  • You have no one on your team with the time or skills in branding or web design.

  • Your current website is super confusing and hard to manage on the back end.

  • You’re overwhelmed with options of how to brand or build a website.  

  • You have a million things to do as a new business or NGO, and web design or branding keeps getting put off because you don’t even know where to begin.

Are you read to…

  • Give your web address out to people with pride and professionalism.

  • Get new customers, clients or donors through your website.

  • Beautifully share with the world your unique story in how you can improve lives with your services or offerings.

  • Know that your website is easy to manage and making simple, small edits is quick and easy.

  • Know that your brand is consistent across every form of communication.

  • Save time and money and tick another thing off of your to-do list!

 
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WHY WORK WITH ME?

With 12+ years of experience working in the NGO world on five different continents, as well as launching a new business myself, I get what it’s like being on the other side. Not many new organizations or businesses have a graphic or web designer on staff, but yet the role has to be filled. Who ends up doing it? You! And we all know your time needs to ideally be spent doing only what you can do.

I’ve been there, done that. I’ve sat in the tiny little nonprofit office, trying to figure out how to design a logo, or tweak a website, letting out sighs of sheer frustration. I understand where my clients are coming from, and design and work from that perspective. I also firmly believe that nonprofits and small businesses should have the same good quality design and brand as any major company.

Now, I’m taking all that knowledge I’ve learned over the past decade, and helping other nonprofits and small businesses share their ideas and stories with the world. (Yeah, I have a pretty cool job!)

 
 

Why Squarespace?

As a designer who has worked in multiple platforms, I’ve found that Squarespace is one of the best website solutions out there. Now, I only design in Squarespace., and trust me, you will love it to!

  • Host your domain, website & email all in one place

  • Enjoy affordable yearly plans

  • Get a sleek & modern look

  • Access incredible 24/7 support

  • Access videos & tutorials on just about everything

  • Make small tweaks quickly with ease

 

Bonus! As an authorized Squarespace Circle member, I can give you 20% off your first year with Squarespace when you work with me. *Applause

 
 
 

What We Offer

Check out the different packages offered! If you don’t see what you need, feel free to contact me to provide a custom quote.

 
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Logo Development

The fingerprint of your business

 

 Are you starting a small business or just getting started with your non-profit, and simply need a logo? Or maybe you just need a refresh on your current logo, to a more updated, modern looking one with the correct file types—then this package is for you!

 
 
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Logo Design

Three fully- designed primary logo options with two rounds of revisions and two secondary logo submarks

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Deliverable Files

High-quality PNG files, low-quality PNGs for web, ESP files (vectors) and PDF files for printing.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT: $300


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Branding Suite Package

For all your branding needs

 

Are you just starting your business or non-profit? Or have you been around for awhile, but need a complete rebrand of your business? Then this package is for you. From font choices, color options and logo designs to overall brand identity, let me help you tell your story through your brand!

 
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Logo Development

Three fully- designed primary logo options with two rounds of revisions and two secondary logo submarks

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Brand Identity

Typography/font and brand color choices, logo variation options & one-page brand identity PDF

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Deliverable Files

High-quality PNG files, low-quality PNGs for web, ESP files (vectors) and PDF files for printing.

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Complimentary Designs

One business card design, social media profile and cover photo graphics, set of eight icons utilizing your brand identity

YOUR INVESTMENT: $800


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2 Week Website Package

Get a beautiful new website

 

 Yep, I know it’s been on your to do list for awhile, but it’s time to get that website up and running! Or maybe you already have one, but are extremely dissatisfied with it. Then this package is for you! Not only will you get a new modern and sleek Squarespace website, but you’ll get it quickly.

 
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Development Call

One hour consult call on first day of design process

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Custom Mood Board

Mood board capturing the aesthetic and feel of your brand

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Website Design

Six mobile friendly web pages, domain, email and social media connections and SEO*

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Training Session

1.5 hour training session on basic management and upkeep of site

 

*For nonprofits: Get free setup with Google for Nonprofits in order to receive lifetime access and unlimited email addresses with Gsuite, as well as connection of one donation platform.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT: $1700


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Website + Branding Package

The mothership of services

 

Want to knock out all your branding and web design in one go, so you don’t have to worry about anything? Then this is the package for you! Let us set you up for success in your business or nonprofit. 

 
 
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Development Call

One hour consult call on first day of design process

 
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Custom Mood Board

Mood board capturing the aesthetic and feel of your brand

 
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Logo Development

Three fully- designed primary logo options with two rounds of revisions and two secondary logo submarks

 
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Brand Identity

Typography/font and brand color choices, logo variation options & one-page brand identity PDF

 
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Deliverable Files

High-quality PNG files, low-quality PNGs for web, ESP files (vectors) and PDF files for printing.

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Complimentary Designs

One business card design, social media profile and cover photo graphics, set of eight icons utilizing your brand identity

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Website Design

Six mobile friendly web pages, domain, email and social media connections and SEO*

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Training Session

1.5 hour training session on basic management and upkeep of site

YOUR INVESTMENT: $2400


 

FAQs 

Q: Do you only design websites on Squarespace? What if my current website is on another web hosting platform or I want to use a different platform for my new site?

A: Yes, Squarespace is the only web hosting platform I utilize. The reason for this is I have found it to be the most comprehensive, up-to-date, easy to use service out there, and I want to provide the best for my clients! Using other platforms may mean a learning curve for me to figure out how the backend works, which means more time on my end. If you do not want to use Squarespace, I’d be happy to recommend other designers who may fit what you need more than myself.

Q: Does the 2-Week Website Package include my domain and Squarespace web hosting costs as well?

A: Yes and no. Yes, if you do not already have a domain name, Squarespace will provide you with a free one when we sign you up. No, the Squarespace monthly web hosting cost is not included in my package. But don’t worry, they are extremely affordable. You can find their monthly pricing HERE. And guess what!? As a bonus of working with me, because I am an authorized Squarespace Circle Member, you will receive 20% off your first year with Squarespace.

Q: Do you put together the content, marketing lingo and photos for my website as well?

A: No, I do not assemble the content for my clients. The reason for this is simple: you know your business the best! I have found that when clients give me scattered thoughts and bits and pieces of their material to assemble, it sparks a long back and forth process, often revealing that the client is still unsure as to how they want to position and market themselves. It is also more time on my end. For the 2-week website package, the design start date does not happen until the client has provided ALL content and photos. This gives the client the chance to really think through their marketing language and structure of their site, before the design process.

Q: Help! I don’t know where to begin in assembling my content and getting photos!

A: No problem, I got you! When you book a time slot with me for your 2-week website, you will receive a Welcome Package. In this PDF document I provide you with lots of tips to help you put your content together and gather photos.

Q: Do you design other things in addition to branding and web design?

A: Yes, however, my primary focus is on branding and web design. If you have a different design need, feel free to reach out and I can let you know if my schedule permits me to take on your project, as well as provide a custom quote.

Q: What if I need more than a 6-page site?

A: No problem! Let me know your specific needs, and we can tweak the above packages.

Q: Why do you do a 2-week website? Doesn’t it take longer than that?

A: The 2-week website is how I’ve decided to structure my business. I’ve found that design projects can tend to drag on for many weeks and even months. However, if a client knows he or she only has two weeks to respond with revisions and changes, it gets done much quicker and more efficiently. This is also why all content needs to be prepped by the client before the design date. I want to provide my best work, so with this structure, I normally don’t take on more than 2 clients at a time, so I can give more focused attention to each project.

Q: What about this new law I’ve been hearing about called GDPR, and what do I need to do to comply?

A: “The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a legal framework that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of European Union (EU) citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. It covers all companies that deal with the data of EU citizens...” - Forbes

Basically, if you are taking any personal information from donors, customers or even newsletter subscriptions from individuals anywhere in the EU, you need to comply with GDPR. This means you need to have a “cookies” warning on your site that visitors need to “accept”, which I can provide you with. You also need a Terms & Conditions page and a Privacy Policy page, both of which I can include in your website package, provided you give me your exact text. Usually, we put these two pages in the footer of your website.

Q: What if I need an extensive website, built from the ground up, with all custom coding?

A: I may not be the right fit for you. I am a website designer, not a website developer. The difference is, designers create the look, feel and overall layout of your website, and developers build the backbone and functionality of a site from the ground up using custom coding. However, Squarespace does let you insert custom coding on any page, and I do utilize parts of that functionality in some areas.

Q: What happens after you’ve finished designing my site, and I need to go in and edit things?

A: Good question, and that is the beauty of Squarespace. It is very user friendly, and going into the backend to make edits is easy to do, even for a non designer. But don’t worry, in our final training call, I will make sure to show you how to do the basics, so you feel set and ready to go. Squarespace also has a huge library of how-to articles and videos, as well as amazing customer support. If you will be needing a lot of edits in the future, feel free to let me know and if my schedule permits, you can hire me for my hourly rate of $50/hour to make additional edits.

Q: If Squarespace is so easy to use, couldn’t I build my website myself?

A: Sure, you could, but you would be missing out on a lot value. Firstly, although it’s easy to use, the learning curve to build an entire site initially, may be quite steep, depending on your level of design experience. It will also most likely take you much longer to build your site, than someone who knows Squarespace quite extensively, cutting into your busy schedule. I will walk you through every step of the way, from gathering your content, setting up your domain name and email, connecting your social media accounts and much more. In addition, I can give you 20% off your first year of Squarespace, just by working with me! So why not make a worthy investment in your business, forget the stress and hassle, and hand it off to someone else to do for you while you have peace of mind?

 

READY TO MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT?