Hire a Web Designer

Creative websites built. Find below some factors to consider when hiring a front-end web designer. Get in touch to bounce some ideas around or see what’s possible for your projects. 

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Creative web designs

Websites come in all shapes and sizes, from the simplest one-page design to sprawling multimedia experiences. But what all creative websites have in common is a focus on the user experience. They make it easy for people to find what they’re looking for, and they do everything they can to keep users engaged.

That’s why a well-designed website is so important for businesses of all types. It’s the first step in building a relationship with potential customers, and it can be the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity.

Engineering Your End Goals

No matter what the goal of your website is, it’s important to keep the user experience in mind. If a website is difficult to use or navigate, visitors will likely leave and never come back. Engineering the business goal’s into the design and layout of the site are all equally as important.

That’s why a well-designed website is so important for businesses of all types. It’s the first step in building a relationship with potential customers, and it can be the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity.

Jon's Website Philosophies

Some of my favorite types of websites builds come from an end goal and not much in-between. I excel at creative websites, sprinkled with animation  and out-of-the-box thinking. Explore the tabs below to view some thoughts and information on each.

The cost of hiring a web designer

Web design pricing varies depending on the designer’s experience, geographic location, and the scope of work. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $5000 for a website. Of course this is a large range but some of the factors that determine the final cost are:

The size of the website: Will it be a simple one page website or will it have multiple pages?

The amount of content: How much text, photos, and other media will need to be added to the website?

The level of customization: Does the design require any custom coding or programming?

The timeframe: How quickly does the website need to be completed?

Hiring a Full Time Agency or Independent Contractors

Web design costs will vary from hourly rates to fixed prices. The average hourly rate for a web designer is $75/hour but rates can range from $50/hour to $500/hour or more.

Some designers may also offer package deals which can save you money but it’s important to be clear on what is included in the package before hiring anyone. For example, some designers may include the cost of hosting and domain names in their package while others will pass along the savings to you if you already have those things in place.

To get an accurate estimate of what it will cost to hire a web designer, be sure to discuss all of the details of your project in advance. This will help ensure that you are both on the same page and that there are no surprises when it comes time to pay the bill.

what to expect during the design process

The design process can vary depending on the designer or agency you’re working with but there are some general steps that will be followed. Assuming your consult call and availability match, here’s a typical order of operations:

Gather The Basics

 The first step is to gather information about your business, goals, target audience, and the overall feel you want for your website. The designer will use this information to create a concept or mockup of what the site will look like. It’s important during this initial learning period to share any reference sites or existing branding materials you have so the designer has a clear idea of what you’re looking for.

Design Signoff

Once the initial concept is approved, the designer will begin working on designing the overarching theme and layout of the site. This is where the bulk of the work takes place and you’ll be able to see the website starting to come to life.

Add In Your Content

Once all the pages are designed, the designer will move on to adding in content such as text, photos, videos, etc. If you’re providing the content yourself, it’s important to have all these over to the designer for creating the best layout.

Test & Connect

The next step is testing and making sure everything works properly. This includes checking all links, forms, and other interactive elements within the website environment.

A Few Recent Website Builds...

Baltimore Restaurant

Top-shelf dining experience, located in Baltimore, MD.

Top Rated Restaurant

Top-shelf dining experience, located in Maryland. Food, menu and more.
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Robots Inc.

Robots Inc. is an animation and motion graphics company.

Animation Company

Robots Inc. is an Animation Company that specializes in infographics.
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Brain Grain

Upcoming global creative platform for entrepreneurs.

Business Frameworks

Knowledge, tips and more for entrepreneurs & businesses.
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Thai Station

A unique Thai experience, food and more. Located in Colorado.

Thai Restaurant

A unique Thai experience, food and more. Located in Colorado.
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what to look for when hiring a web designer

When searching around for a website designer and creator, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. Below are some key factors to consider when hiring a web designer:

Determine the scope of work. Before hiring anyone, you should first determine the scope of work that needs to be done. This will help you know what kind of designer you need and how much work needs to be done.

Know your budget. Once you know the scope of work, you can then begin searching for designers that fit within your budget. It’s important to note that web design can range greatly in price, so it’s important to find someone that fits within your budget.

Check out the designer’s portfolio. Once you’ve found a few designers that fit your budget and scope of work, take a look at their portfolio and individual website. This will give you an idea of their design style and ability.

Schedule a consultation. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, schedule a consultation with each of the designers on your list. This will allow you to determine their availability and see if you mesh with their personality.

How to hire a web designer

When it comes to the actual hiring process, where money is exchanged for services, it doesn’t have to be complicated. The largest factor here will be what level of service and design are you looking for. You can hire a full-scale design agency, an independent contractor, or even a friend or family member with some design skills. Each group will have their own payment method procedures in place so it’s important to reach out and find what works best for you.

To get started, first compile a list of designers or agencies you may be interested in working with. This can come from personal recommendations, online research, or word-of-mouth. Once you have a list of potential candidates, reach out to them and schedule an initial consultation. This can be done in person, over the phone, or even through video chat if they’re not local.

During the consultation, be sure to ask about their design process, what’s included in their services, how they handle revisions and changes, what type of payment they prefer, and when they’re available to start work.

where to hire a web designer

There are many different options for finding a web designer, popular ones include:

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