Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a web designer?
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Building a site from a template certainly works for a lot of people. But, that's the problem. Template sites all look and function the same! You've put so much time into your business. You deserve a site that really complements you and your business!
Websites created from templates can cost less but you will spend more time trying to make them work effectively for you and your unique business.

Why should I hire YOU?
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You want a designer who will be your partner through the entire process, right? That's my specialty. As a former elementary teacher, I pride myself on my patience and empathy. As a former educational coach, I can help even the most tech-averse person feel comfortable online.
I also am nearing 20 years of experience in web design! I made my first website in the summer of 2004!
I am also a visual artist with a certification in Graphic Arts from CalArts. I have a User Experience Professional Certification from Google.
When you put all these experiences together, it is clear that I am the designer you've been seeking to help grow and support you and your business.

Why do you use WebFlow?

As a designer, I want freedom to build whatever you want for your website. Webflow provides complete design control!
I also chose Webflow because it is secure, fast, reliable, and affordable! In addition, it rocks at SEO. If you'd like to read more, check this out.

How long will it take to have my site?
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Every website project is unique, so the timeline can vary. However, I like to work at a fast pace to maintain focus and momentum on your project. If you're well-prepared with text and photos, I can have your website up and running in as little as a week.

Do you design logos?
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I do! I actually LOVE this process. I'll deliver a vector image that can be resized without losing quality. You aren't just buying someone else's Canva design, when you work with me!

Will I get to approve my design?
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You'll do more than just approve your design—you can be as involved as you'd like in the creative process! During our initial consultation, we'll explore a prototype, playing with building blocks and color schemes. If you prefer a hands-on approach, you're welcome to dive in. On the flip side, if you'd rather leave the design heavy-lifting to me, I've got you covered. By the end of our initial meeting, you'll have a solid preview of your finished website. And rest assured, you'll get another chance to approve the design before it goes live. My aim is for you to be completely in love with your site!

What goes into buying a website?
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We'll start with a domain. That is your online address, like "". You can expect to pay around $15 a year to the internet gods for this service.  

If you've already purchased your domain, I can connect it to your new site.

Then, every website needs hosting. I use WebFlow to host my sites because I care about speed and security. You're looking at $300, give or take, per year for this.  

You'll provide a logo, wording, any ideas you have, and photos. If you need help with these, I am here for you!

To get an idea what to expect from there, please check out the My Process page.

I'm just starting my business. Can you work within my budget?
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I know how expensive it is to get a new business off the ground. I'd be happy to design an MVP site to get you started. After that, we can add on as your budget allows. Contact me if you'd like to discuss this option.

What other services do you offer?
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Additional Extra ServicesI'm delighted to offer a comprehensive range of services to make your website truly exceptional. In addition to web design, I can assist with:

Images: Sourcing and modifying images
Text Content: Composing or refining text content
SEO Optimization: Improving site visibility on search engines.
E-commerce Setup: Adding a shopping cart, payment gateways, etc.
Analytics Setup: Implementing tools like Google Analytics for tracking site performance.
Email Marketing Integration: Setting up newsletters and email campaigns.
Logo Design: Creating or updating a brand logo.
Accessibility Compliance: Making the site accessible to all users, including those with disabilities.
Ongoing Maintenance: Regular updates, backups, and security checks.

Still have a question?
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Please contact me or fill out an intake form! I would love to answer your questions!