Everyone has a first love…
… and for me it is design. Putting to use my Visual Arts and Fine Art training, and combining that with extensive programming skills, I take care to make each and every site I create unique and distinctive, reflecting the client’s vision and aimed directly at their target market.
I enjoy the process of choosing the colours, the layout, the images for a site, so that they all work together to bring forth the right feel for the topic of the site.
And I love the challenge of figuring out how to create the best user experience, applying my knowledge of marketing principles, search engine optimization techniques, and coding it all into a custom design that presents the client’s business in the best possible way.
Why hire a designer?
You have one shot at making a good first impression.
You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously.
Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer. If your site is hard to navigate, poorly laid out, unattractive to look at, or just plain outdated, your chance at making a good first impression will be lost.
Your website is an important part of your business. You can be sure that I will treat it as such.
Original Designs, Hand-coded
I create most of my sites first in Photoshop or Fireworks, and then after they have been approved by the client, I translate the design into pixel-perfect web pages, using standards-compliant HTML and CSS.
I tend not to use very much Flash – like a strong seasoning in a stew, a little goes a long way, but when it is appropriate I’ll add a dash of it!
Redesign of an existing site
Your site reflects your attitude about your business.
It either says, “We take our business seriously and want to attract you as a customer. We have spent the time, effort and money to create this wonderful site to showcase our business.”
Or it says, “Hey, look, we had a site made years ago and don’t want to sink another cent into it to update it and make it better. We feel the same way about our business – we don’t think it’s worth any more than that and neither should you!”
It doesn’t have to be a huge project to update a site and make it fresh looking. If you think your site is due for a facelift, give me a call and let’s talk about it. 514.425.5035