WORKING WITH KATE:
As both a designer & developer with years of experience building sites for authors, small businesses and non-profit organizations, I intentionally keep my business small & simple so that I do all the work on your project from start to finish. This makes me uniquely qualified to personally answer your questions, understand your needs, and translate your goals into a great website.
PACKAGED PRICING OPTIONS:
Semi Custom sites allow you to have a website up-and-running quickly and at a lower price point because the general layout of the site is predetermined by an existing template that Kate will recommend after learning more about your project. We'll be able to add your own logo, custom images or graphics (stock images not included), and determine the basic color scheme to semi-customize the template.
Fully Custom sites are designed from the ground-up by Kate specifically for your project, and are crafted to meet your goals with full flexibility when it comes to design, layout and functionality. After gathering information about your project goals, target audience & aesthetic preferences, Kate will create a mockup of the Home page of your site that, with your approval, will be turned into a unique custom template.
|Free Strategy Session||Free Extended Strategy Session|
|Custom Theme Design & Build
(includes 60 mins design revisions)
|Content Page Creation
(up to 5 pages included,
|Content Page Creation
(up to 10 pages included,
|Free Optional Contact Form||Free Optional Contact Form|
|Free Malware Scanner||Free Malware Scanner|
|Free Automated Database Backups||Free Automated Database Backups|
|Free Optional Blog||Free Optional Blog|
|Easily Update the Site Yourself||Easily Update the Site Yourself|
|Mobile Compatible||Mobile Compatible|
|Search Engine Optimization||Search Engine Optimization|
|Google Analytics Integration||Google Analytics Integration|
|Social Media Profile Links||Social Media Profile Links|
Kate was the right choice for my website redesign and it was clear from day one. Her streamlined process helped me identify my priorities, define my brand, and build a site that communicates beautifully who I am and what I do, all within my budget. I especially appreciated that she was able to explain her process to me and that she left me with a website I can manage and update myself. Kate is efficient, reliable, and extremely good at her job.
If you haven't used Wordpress before, or even if you have but want a refresher, Kate will walk you through how to use Wordpress via phone, focusing specifically on how to update your site with the kinds of changes you want to make. You can ask as many questions as you want, and spend as much time as you want until you feel comfortable and confident.
Cost: $65/hr -or- free for all Fully Custom projects
Monthly Website Maintenance
Kate will take care of monthly Wordpress backups, updates, site malware scans, and database optimization so that your site will run as smoothly and securely as possible. In addition, Kate will send you a PDF report from Google Analytics outlining who is visiting your website, where they're coming from, and what they're looking at so that you can refine your website content to improve performance. If you don't need this each month, Kate can also do this every 2 months, or every 3 months instead.
Domain Name and/or Web Hosting
If you want someone to manage your domain name registration and web hosting so that you don't have to deal with it, Kate is happy to do so. She'll make sure you have administrative access to the accounts so that you can make changes at any time if you want.
Cost: Depends on needs, contact Kate to learn more
If your blog needs to be moved from Wordpress.com or Blogger to your new website, Kate will migrate it making sure all your posts and post images make it to the new site. This does not include setting featured images for each post if that's required by the new Wordpress theme.
Domain Email Address
It's a good idea to have one or more email addresses associated with your domain name so that your communications are an extension of your branding. Kate will create email forwarding accounts so that you can manage your domain emails right from your regular inbox, both sending & receiving.
Email Mailing Lists
If you want to build an email marketing list, Kate will create a free account for you with MailChimp.com and add the signup to your website. If preferred, she'll even create email templates so that it's easy for you to brand your email marketing.
Cost: $100 for setup, $150 for template
Including ecommerce on your website so that you can sell things directly to customers has become much easier (for you and the customer) in recent years. Now, you can easily manage a simple online store yourself, including securely accepting credit card payment directly on your site.
Cost: $550 for setup
After gathering information from you about your business, Kate will generate 5 unique logo ideas for you to choose from. After gathering your feedback, she will refine one (or more, if desired) of the ideas presented for your final review, resulting in a final logo that can be used for the web or print. See examples of Kate's logo work...
Marketing Design & Social Media Branding
If you need things like business cards, bookmarks, postcards, letterhead, envelopes or invitations, Kate can design those for you. You'll receive proofs to approve, then have the finished product printed and shipped directly to you. And if you need Facebook cover images, Twitter profile images, or other online graphics, Kate covers that too. See examples of Kate's marketing design work...
Cost: Variable depending on needs, contact Kate to learn more
Need something that you don't see here? Contact Kate to talk about your options.
Kate is fantastic to work with! Super-organized, responsive, and fast. Also, she can advise on the bewildering choices you have to make to get your website going, and walk you through the mechanics of blogging, etc. I’ve been so thankful to have her on my side. Viva Kate!