Some designers you work with are very technically proficient.
Others have a creative artistic background. With me
you get both. Since an early age I was winning art contests.
At the same time I had a deep interest in computers
and have a Master's Degree in Technology. My undergraduate
studies include a double Major in Marketing and Management
and a Minor in Psychology. I understand that certain
color patterns, word associations and designs can conjure
emotion on different levels beyond aesthetics.
The first thing that people ask me when in inquiring
about web design is "how much do you charge?"
The answer varies depending on the type and size of
the site. The initial page design, the main home page,
is the biggest charge because the work with that page
gives me the theme of your site. In my work with this
page I design your graphics, navigation tools, banners
and color combinations. The other pages in your site
cost considerably less because I am able to carry over
most of the work from the home page. My designs include
search engine optimization.
The "ballpark" answer for my charges are...
>home page: $150 to $350
>additional pages: $10 to $150
>updating and consultation is billed at $40.00 per
After a quick conversation with you about your web site
expectations I can give you an accurate estimate.
If you search the Internet I think you will find that
most designers usually charge 3 times what I charge.
I can usually have your site finished in the time frame
of 1 week to a month depending on the size and your
What is hosting? The files of your web page must
be accessible to others to view 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. A server is a place where you "park"
your web files for viewers to access 24/7. I can set
your site up on your existing host or I can host you
on my server. The hosting charge is $5.95 to $12.95
per month depending on your needs.
Advertising, Marketing and Graphic Design
This one is hard to give a ballpark price on because
every design, campaign and project is different. Let's
talk and I will be able to answer any questions you
have and give you an accurate estimate.