Why Work With Me?
Website Designer With 10+ Years of Insight
As a business owner for over twenty-five years, I have learned how to think about business. A strength that gives me the mindset to understand the business behind your website and the opportunities that lie ahead for you.
As a website designer, I incorporate my experience in business by including how to communicate, organize, plan, evaluate and sell products and services. Skills that are ingrained in my thinking and I plan to share with you on our project.
"I'll give you valuable advice not just as a web designer but as a business development consultant on the decisions that impact your bottom line."
Before starting as an independent website designer in 2010, I was a business owner. I build strong, long term relationships with my clients based on my quality of work, respect, and trust. I constantly draw on my experiences and operate in a personable and professional way to help my web design customers succeed. I work with all levels of businesses. Those that are just starting and need help in developing an identity and many others that have been around for generations and need to take their website or online presence to the next level.
My work style is highly collaborative, friendly and efficient. I take great pride in the work I produce. I have a track record of delivering web and graphic design projects before deadline, without ever compromising on quality. This is because I believe that anything less would compromise my brand and core beliefs.
It means a great deal when you select me over another local web designer, so I’ll make sure that your faith is repaid with a beautiful new website you can be proud to call your own that will communicate effectively with your target market and generate return on investment.
A Comprehensive Approach
I have fine tuned my custom website design approach to cover all aspects of design and development to provide you a compelling online presence at the end of the project. You can expect a beautiful, custom, and responsive website. I go through the following process:
A process of research and strategy at the start of your project. This helps me fully understand your services and products in context to your target audience in terms of how your services and products solve their needs.
I implement the brand identity of your business, both as perceived by you and as seen by your target audience. The goal here is to generate an image that truly depicts your vision. The transitions between stages are smooth and your feedback is incorporated into the look and feel of your site.
All the content including copy, images, graphics, and video are populated on your pages. I perform all the necessary search engine optimization to the copy, images, and functional elements. This is the longest and most complex phase as it make the site functional and optimized for not only the visitors sensibilities, search engines and rankings, but also for optimal display on desktop, tablet and mobile.
During this phase I not only make sure your website looks great but loads fast, is user friendly, and is responsive to all desktop, tablet and mobile devices. I test your site for grammar, spelling errors, email notifications, forms, functionality, internal and external links, browser compatibility, and ensure your interactive elements function as intended.
Once I'm satisfied with everything and you've had a chance to review and approve the final version, I launch the site. The Content Management System (CMS) I use gives you the freedom and flexibility to make content changes to website text or images and manage webpage content anywhere, anytime.
Ongoing support can be tailored to suit your needs, whether it be ad-hoc changes or planned additions. I offer Care Plans to give you peace of mind that your site is protected by a firewall, updated and backed up daily, and you have monthly dedicated support time.
At Okie Web Design, I build sites with basic on-page search engine optimization so your site gets discovered. For advanced or local SEO, please get in touch with me to enhance your online visibility. If you engage me for advanced or Local SEO, you will receive ongoing assistance with analytical tools and specialized reporting and actions.
In today's digitally connected world, your customers expect you to have a great website, and your site may be the first interaction a new consumer has with your business. That's why investing in a well-designed custom website that delivers a great first impression is important to effectively communicate your brand.
My Design Principles
I understand that your project is not just about creating a clean web design, but also planning ahead with an effective online strategy. Because of this, I consider all aspects of a web design project from concept to completion with the utmost care and attention. Here are a few of the principles I follow to give your online presence a clean and powerful presence.
Simplicity Simple always wins. I create design that is simple, clear and compelling.
Consistency I keep the layout & branding consistent throughout the website.
Function Content and function comes before deciding how the website should look.
Experience I create user-friendly websites with a fun and logical experience.
Audience I always consider the needs of the ideal visitor and appeal to their intuition.
Goals I use effective marketing tools to achieve the goals and visions of your business.
Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to contact me or give me a call when you're ready.
I look forward to working with you.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works"