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Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Custom Illustration, Logo Gallery, Logos, Portfolio, Web Site Gallery | Comments Off on Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber

Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber

Type of work: design and development of a fully responsive Chamber of Commerce web site, including the migration and updating of all content from an existing static html site, and custom graphic work. Website url: www.elizabethtownchamber.com Platform: WordPress

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Drone Analyst

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Custom Illustration, Logo Gallery, Logos, Portfolio, Web Site Gallery | Comments Off on Drone Analyst

Drone Analyst

Type of work: design and development of a full web site, including the use of the Revolution slider on almost all pages. Website url: www.droneanalyst.com Platform: WordPress

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But how do I pay for it?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Ads, Blog, Branding, Brochures, Business analysis (including marketing strategy), Business Cards, Catalogs, Conference Marketing Materials, Corporate Identity, Corporate Stationary, Custom Illustration, Fliers, For Slider, General Business, Information Architecture, LAMP Server Maintenance, Logos, Marketing, Presentation Folders, Product Literature, SEO, Social Media, Usability, Web Design | Comments Off on But how do I pay for it?

But how do I pay for it?

Given what you may have already read elsewhere on the web about web design and development, one thing you might be asking yourself is “how do I pay for it?” Though my rates are pretty reasonable given the industry average of $50/hr (you can read more about what web designers charge here), I do realize that many people wanting a web site don’t necessarily have a large budget to do everything they’d like. I’ve worked with a number of clients whose budgets have ranged from a few hundred dollars for a basic online presence, to those with upwards of $1,000. One thing a client needs to understand when doing such work while remaining within their budgetary constraints is that they can establish the basics then always expand when they can budget more for additional functionality or other addons. This works well for those with minimal funding, and I often find them returning for more when they’re ready to do so. They stay happy—which keeps me happy—and I remain gainfully employed. I also do fairly large web sites of course, complete with all the functionality a client might need as well as anything else dictated by their specific requirements (e.g., custom page layouts, additional graphic design, custom logos for use in their web sites, etc.) for those who have the budget to have such work done. You can browse a selected range of my web work via my web site portfolio, which includes work I’ve done where costs ranged anywhere from $400 for a smaller, complete web site, to tens of thousands of dollars over the course of a few years, where such work included ongoing site maintenance  and a number of regular revamps (e.g., converting sites that I did a few years back to those based on today’s responsive design frameworks). How much you spend and can have done for that amount is really up to you and your budget. What you can expect regarding what you get for your money is explained fairly well here. Providing value for my clients As a freelance professional, the most important thing for me in the work that I do is to provide value for my clients, regardless of their working budget. It’s my belief that everything I do for a client should be of high quality within the scope of a project, simply because I both support the notion that the customer is always right (something I picked up working for a number of larger corporations), and thoroughly believe in customer satisfaction. That said, I also believe maintaining such relationships often involves an educational process to some degree (depending on the client, but especially true in the case of web site development and design) and that effective communication is paramount to the successful completion of a project and that ensuing satisfaction. Clients of mine appreciate this philosophy, which you can read about here. …everything I do for a client should be of high quality within the scope of a project, simply because I both support the notion that the customer is always right, and thoroughly believe in customer satisfaction. So, how do I pay for it? Whether you’re looking for custom graphic work like web banners, including all manner of ad layouts, printed brochures, trade show banners or other printed material or you’d like to know more about re-branding your professional identity (e.g., logo development), or you’re thinking about a web site for your large or small business (eCommerce or other); whether you’re an individual or larger group of people who manage(s) a small or larger business or an educational or non-profit organization of any size, please don’t hesitate...

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Urban Garden Connections

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Brochures, Custom Illustration, Logo Gallery, Logos, Portfolio, Web Site Gallery | Comments Off on Urban Garden Connections

Urban Garden Connections

Type of work: design and development of two full web sites, including the use of Google map mashups, for the umbrella organization for the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts (community gardens). Work also included the design of a multi-use logo for these sites, as well as a three panel brochure which was used in securing a six-figure grant for one of the community gardens in Manhattan. Website urls: www.manhattanlandtrust.org; www.bronxlandtrust.org Platform:...

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The Ultimate in Pool Care

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Ads, Branding, Business Cards, Corporate Identity, Corporate Stationary, Custom Illustration, Information Architecture, Logos, Marketing, Portfolio, Presentation Folders, Product Literature, SEO, Social Media, Usability, Web Design, Web Site Gallery | Comments Off on The Ultimate in Pool Care

The Ultimate in Pool Care

Type of work: design and development of full web site, as well as the delivery of a Facebook Timeline page with integrated Facebook applications. Website url: www.ultimatepoolcare.com Platform: WordPress Please note that extensive re-work was recently accomplished on this site allowing for the responsive display of the site and its use in various screen sizes (e.g., smartphones, tablets, etc.). This work entailed using the newly introduced, responsive version of the original WordPress theme and the addition of almost 2,000 lines of css (Cascading Style Sheet) code. Examples of the Facebook work...

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