WEBSITE DESIGN | INTERIOR DESIGN
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IN MY CLIENT'S WORDS
"Clare is the ultimate creative partner"
Clare is the ultimate creative partner and there simply aren’t enough praises to sing about all the magic she brings to a project.
As the owner of a communications firm, I spent YEARS looking for someone of Clare’s caliber and creative genius to partner with for clients who needed website designs and builds. No one ever came close. Her creativity is endless. Her ideas are truly unique and memorable. Her communication is top-notch and ridiculously appreciated. I have worked with Clare now on many projects and have to yet to find an industry or niche where she doesn’t shine. I will say that she is especially talented when it comes to bring other creatives’ visions to life (designers, photographers, artists, etc.) Her ability to get to the heart of what matters most and to relay in clean, clear, ‘simple’ ways for maximum results is really incredible.
The cherry on top? Clare is a consummate professional. She is organized, detail-oriented and very thorough. This makes all the difference when it comes to the ‘business’ side of a partnership.
If you’re looking for support with your website, you’ve found your person. Clare is her. I promise.
– Erin Thomas
The Whitter Group
Your Questions Answered
Choosing the right creative partner feels like a huge step – there are so many designers out there. Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the questions I most often receive. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
For years, I worked with professionals from a range of industries, including law, investment and finance, sports clubs, hospitality and consulting. I decided to focus on supporting interior designers because I know it is a field I can add extra value to with my eye for visual spacing, balance and typography.
That said, I love to support professionals from other fields – please get in touch to find out whether we’re the right fit.
The best person to ask is my past clients – please take a look at my case studies for a thorough answer! I take a lot of care over the thoughtful experience I put together for my clients – it’s important to me that I demystify and simplify the web design process so that you can enjoy the journey.
I also believe your website should be a powerhouse, working hard for you behind the scenes while you focus on your clients and then enjoy your life behind the scenes. I am passionate about using SEO and intentional design to leverage your site and bring your ideal clients to your door.
It is important to me that my clients receive the service they need within their budget. Your proposal will vary depending on whether you need support with branding, copywriting and digital strategy, and whether you require a blog. As a rough guide, projects usually cost between £3,000 ($3,800) for a simple one page site and £10,000 ($12,000) for a full website and blog. I itemise my proposal to allow you to pick the investment that feels right for you.
You can read more about how much it costs to build a website here.
I take a 50% deposit at the start of the project, with the remainder payable prior to website launch. Alternatively, you can choose to pay in instalments, with the website launch scheduled after the final payment has been received.
My Care Packages start from £100 ($125) per month, which includes hosting, updates, backups and security checks.
If you would like extra design work, including support with adding blog posts and sourcing images, I can handle that too! You can pay monthly, quarterly or annually and schedule your design hours monthly or quarterly depending on what suits your workflow.
This really varies – if you have a clear vision for your site and your content and images ready (or plan to work with a copywriter), your website could be ready for launch within a month from when I receive the final content. I schedule projects as they come in, depending on my workload and yours, and we plan a timeline together at the outset of the project.
You absolutely can, but keep in mind that it is usually the biggest job of the website build. I have a brilliant copywriter who is on hand to support you with your copy if needed, and would be happy to put you in touch. Click here to learn more about copywriting and your website design project.
I have done a lot of branding work for previous clients, including selecting and refining a colour palette and typography and logo design. I can also support you with print design for your business cards, letterheads, invoicing and email templates, as well as social media templates.
I have a sixtypoint SEO checklist that I work through for every client to ensure we give your website the very best possible chance of ranking for SEO. If you wish to get more support on SEO, I have an expert SEO consultant who provide you with a tailor made strategy and content plan for the first three months of your business.