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The Design Process

Book your date, sign your contract, and pay your deposit to reserve your space. Fill out the form on our contact page to get the conversation started!

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We'll get you started with a series of homework assignments. These are all about brand exploration - your story, your passion, and the how and why behind what you do.

Homework

We will begin outlining your audience, competition, values, and how we'll use design to achieve your goals. This helps us keep our end goal in mind and keeps us on the right path to get there.

Creative Direction

We'll look at color and typography samples, and I'll begin to draft some of your visuals - your logo and two other brand marks (more about this here) as well as any illustrations, patterns, or imagery we decide to use.

logo design

Once your brand visuals are complete, we'll start to work on your website! We'll get your brand rocking with a Showit website and matching Wordpress blog (read more about how Showit and Wordpress work together here).

Web creation

We'll take this last week to refine your website, voice, and all aspects of your brand before we make it live to the public. Together we'll come up with a launch plan to get the word to your audience out in the best way possible.

Refinement and launch

The Harris Company

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After the contract and deposit are squared away, we'll begin with a few simple branding assignments. We use these to learn more about you, your brand, and your ideal client. Next, we'll dive into your color palette, typography selections, and any other brand visuals. From there, the project starts to take shape. We'll place your photos and content into the design and give it it's own unique flair. We'll make any final edits to the website, chat about some promo, and publish your final design! When we're all done we'll toast to the launch of your new home on the web! The design process is entirely based on back and forth communication between client + designer, so when you book your date, it's important that you are readily available to respond to emails and updates.

We work exclusively with Showit for all of our websites. Above all, we love Showit's drag and drop customizability. Their sites are fully responsive, allow for SEO optimization, and are 100% customizable. Scroll up to read more about the Showit platform, or check out our own personal recommendation, here! We've been a long time user, almost since day one! We no longer design Squarespace websites, and we do not work with Wix or ProPhoto sites.

We perform basic SEO optimization to all of our websites. This includes keywords, h1 tags, page titles, and meta descriptions. We will also educate you in the proper way to name your images and the best way to write your content for optimal SEO. If you are interested in an additional boost we have a list of SEO experts we can refer you to. They are specifically trained in this field so knowledge and expertise goes above and beyond

Yes. I require a $500 deposit to book the date to work, but beyond that I am willing to work with each client on an individual basis to determine the best payment plan. Most projects are broken up into 3-4 separate payments.

I wish I could say yes, but at this time it is not in my 2020 vision (see what I did there?...haha) to expand my team. I'm always adding to my list of referral designers, so if you've completed the Showit Design Standards course and are looking for some leads, please shoot me an email! I firmly believe there's room for everyone at the top.

We normally have a 3-4 week wait list. Our design process includes a four part homework assignment that's due on the project start date, so the further in advance you book, the better! Send us an inquiry and we'll get you started! Once you select a date, sign the contract, and pay the deposit, you're officially on the schedule!

I need a logo and an entirely custom website 

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I need a logo and a website that won't break the bank

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I want to buy a website template

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Not Sure Where to Start?

We love modern, minimal design. We offer a complete collection of pre-designed website layouts and two tiers of design packages. Our design packages include a four part homework assignment and are typically booked up to two months in advance Please contact the studio for our full and current pricing!

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