Web design is an ever changing art-form. The day of the little animated flag is long gone (but sadly still around). Web designers need to stay up to date with the latest trends and technology. The fact is there are too many technologies out there. So don’t expect one designer or programmer to know them all.
Your web designer needs to ask the right questions before starting a project. How many pages? Who will handle the updates? What interactive features will be needed? Who’s your target audience? If the web designer you hire doesn’t know their SEO from their CSS, you might be wasting your time and money.
I’ve been designing websites since 2003. I have experience in designing and re-designing the following types of websites:
- Brochure & portfolio websites
- Flash-based websites
- Blog websites
- Content management websites
- eCommerce websites
I also offer search engine optimization (SEO) as a separate or included service. I can analyze your existing website and recommend SEO improvements or implement SEO strategies in your new website.
SEO is a big sell these days. It’s necessary for marketing your website, but it doesn’t need to cost a fortune. It doesn’t involve getting sensitive equipment through customs. It’s just time consuming.
I’ll take the time to explain how things like search engine optimization or content management systems work and if I think they will work for you.
The Barrington Education Foundation of Barrington, RI had a website that was in much need of an overhaul. After sitting down with my client to discuss how the new site would be re-organized, I developed a WordPress based website with PayPal donation functions.
Lee Lucas of NeonWest came up with her own line of mirror bracelets and asked me to design its online presence. A modern design with a PayPal based eCommerce shopping cart has helped to make this product shine.
Salon Maleah out of Wellesley, MA hired me to redesign their website. I designed it to be both professional and modern by adding a WordPress backend, allowing them to handle simple text edits.
Linda Pace Samuel needed a website to promote and sell her new book online. The website incorporates a PayPal eCommerce function allowing visitors to order her book online.
‘N Gratitude is a new independent publishing company out of Atlanta, GA. I designed an informational website with an eCommerce element that allows visitors to purchase books directly from the site using a PayPal interface.
eLab Consulting, a company based in Arlington, Virginia, came to me looking for a simple, professional website to help launch their new company. Several web design concepts were provided as well as ideas for the company’s logo. To finish the project, I created two Flash animated videos for the website.
New York City resident, Jen Lerud, needed a website portfolio to showcase her best advertising campaigns to prospective clients. This is actually the 2nd version of the Creative Space website as she commissioned me to re-design it a few years later. Here’s what she was nice enough to say…
“I’ve had the pleasure of hiring Sean to create two portfolio websites for me over the past few years, both of which I’ve been thrilled with. He’s a top-notch web designer, who is both creative and technically savvy. He offers design and creative solutions along the way, responds to all of my comments, creates professional illustrations when called for, and has just been great to work with…” (more)
Jen Lerud, Copywriter
The Creative Space