2016 was a very busy year over here (in addition to regular work, I also rebranded my little company and relaunched my website) and as a result, I spent some to evaluating what I offer clients and meet the diversity of demand from individuals and companies small and large.
I also had the opportunity to begin collaborating with several awesome women on design and development projects–including Kath O’Malley, a Saskatchewan web pro who bills herself as “the Squarespace designer’s partner.” She’s be my right-hand woman in terms of SEO research, quality assurance and all those nit-picky tasks that need to happen before a new website launches.
In response to repeated requests for quick turnaround, small-scale websites (a demand I’ve never been able to meet), Kath and I have teamed up to offer an exciting new service, Design in a Day™! Design in a Day™ is for individuals who run service-based businesses (think everyone from estheticians to illustrators to caterers) who aren’t quick ready for a full-scale website design process like I offer, who have all their content organized and ready to go, and for whom an existing Squarespace template looks like just the right solution for their website needs–right now.
What we do is launch your site in just one day.
Kath and I provide a thorough questionnaire to get a sense of your style and preferences, create a space for you to organize all of your content (which must be provided at least one business day in advance and preferably even earlier when possible), recommend a Squarespace template that will work for you, and on your Design Day–under my creative direction–Kath will snap together a basic but stylish five-page website (and the framework for a blog–we’ll even format and schedule your first three posts), conduct a 35-point top-to-bottom review of your site (including light proofreading and initial SEO work) and we’ll train you on the basics of your new site.
Now, this isn’t a service for everyone.
Folks who want and need custom design (what they typically get from me), features the require coding, stylish handcrafted icons, or a site that’s larger than five pages will not be happy with the Design in a Day™ process. This is for folks who value speed and know that they may need to grow their site as their business grows. I like to say it’s an alternative to DIY, for professionals whose time is better spent working on their growing business or entrepreneurial “side hustle” than learning how to create a Squarespace site from scratch. We will be screening each inquiry to appropriateness for this process–Kath and I have been offering this option on a low key basis for awhile now and we have a very good idea of who it’s appropriate for.
If you have a friend or colleague who may be interested in learning more about this, Kath and I have built a new page on my website with all the details.
Thank you–as always–for your continued support! Wishing you a happy 2017!