Doin' the Website Waltz

Bootprints dancing the Vienese waltz
Do you *need* a website?
That’s an excellent question.  If you’re like Kate Monster and you already know your Purpose, you probably do. Need to showcase your paintings to architects?  Sell your sculptures to collectors?  Offer prints of your illustrations?  Generate new commissions? You’ve produced amazing art but it’s doing nobody any good sitting in your studio.  Enter: your web site.  It can be a clean, minimalist gallery or a multi-page marketplace: that rests on how much energy you want to put into the build, how personalized you want it to be, and how much you want to spend.  But whatever it ends up being, it absolutely needs to reflect your style and compliment your work.
If you do, should you hire someone to build it?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that building a website can be a pain the butt, and you have better things to do with your time than poke around WordPress: like spending it in the studio.

First impressions count, particularly with websites.  If you’re still reading, you’ve already spent longer on my page than the eye-blink most people do when they’re surfing.  A professional website builder understands how to organize your information to grab attention and hold it.

In less time than it might take you to learn how to build a website, I can have yours ready.  Bonus: you can have spent most of those hours painting.  Or sculpting.  Or designing.  Or doing whatever else it is you do that you love, and that will pay for the website build.

Am I your best bet?

Maybe!  My biggest priorities are to do good work while building genuine relationships my clients and colleagues.

I build web sites one at a time, by myself.  I pay attention to detail and I have no interest in slapping together sites and shooing them out the door.  If we’re a good fit, I want to build your website so it does what you need it to and matches your aesthetic, and I want you to be happy with the process of working with me.  Once the site is launched, I support you by maintaining software updates and making sure it continues to run smoothly.  I started this business so I could build relationships for long-term collaboration.  Plainly put, I care about people and I love to do good work.

I’ve chosen to focus on creative professionals because I love working with artists.  I look forward to exploring interesting and distinct ways to present The Portfolio.  If you hire me, you’ll be working someone whose interests are focused on your particular sector of web design.

If you’re thinking, “Hey, I just read your About page and I know you just started doing this, so how good are you?”  That’s 100% true, I don’t have much experience, but (most likely) I’m already better than your Uncle Joe, and won’t bring up your web site at holiday dinners.  The bonus is that right now you’ll get your website for a steal.  While I’m still new at this, my prices are low.  Pretty soon I’ll be up to market cost but in the meantime, what you don’t get in expertise you get in value.  Which brings us to…

What's this going to cost and how long will it take?​

Well, that depends on what you want.  If you want your resume and a basic portfolio, it’s going to be economical compared to a site with an option to buy products.  Each functionality adds to build time, software needs, upkeep, and therefore cost.

Right now, my least expensive site (the aforementioned resume & portfolio) starts at around $2,500.  That includes consultation, design, construction, and software support for one year, and it’ll take me a month or two to build, starting from the day I get your content.  Add complexity = add time and $.

Sound interesting?  Shoot me an email and we can set a time to chat.

Check out my websites

Bottom Dwellers

Jeffrey Designs

An artist site's heart beats in its gallery
How do you want yours to wow?

Below are two samples of image galleries; the options are practically limitless!

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Here is the amazing and wonderful Mariana, pointing out a conch near Puerto Morelos, MX a few years ago.  I highly recommend diving with her, and these days you can find her at the Cortez Club in La Paz.