My Design Theory
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
My strong proficiency in Adobe CS Suite, WordPress, and other graphic/web design programs, combined with my vivid and vibrant design aesthetic, which have been fine tuned by higher education, make what I do not only a passion, but a pleasure. I bring Me, my 10 plus years experience, and my creative capacity to the table, and I believe my work speaks for itself. By combining exceptional knowledge with excellent designs, I will always deliver outstanding results. Don’t just take my word for it, hear what my clients have to say.
“I have worked with James on a range of design elements, and have found his service to be creative, timely and accurate. Whatever it is that I ask of him, he will go out of his way to do it, almost no questions asked. His input and suggestions have helped me develop and enhance my brand on a refreshing level, and to a high standard… And I am not just saying this because he is my brother.”
“The unique Wedding Stationery that James created is both attractive and elegant. I appreciate James’s attention to detail, and I am pleased with how quickly he completed the project. Thank you for doing such a great job designing our Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates, and other stationery.”
“We are very pleased with the design of our Event Flyer. It has been a great experience working with him. We would definitely use his services again for future events.”
“James is AWESOME to work with. He is incredibly organized, easy to communicate with, and delivers beautiful work. I am a fan. My family LOVED the T-Shirt that you designed for our event.”
“I was looking for a logo that summarizes my company into one image. I contacted James and he delivered. He produced a stunning design that spoke to my heart. He was great with feedback when it was needed, and modifications were made at once. Thank you!”
“I am very impressed by James’s ability to literally read my mind and deliver a branding solution that symbolizes my vision and conveys the stylish, modern image we needed to start my catering business.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It depends on the total amount of hours and time that I put in to designing and developing the project… usually from $250.00 up to $1000.00 for websites. Your investment in your website depends on what your business needs in order to easily attract more clients.
Logos – from $20.00
Flyers – from $25.00
Posters – from $30.00
Banners – from $20.00 to $50.00 based on size of project
Business Cards – from $15.00
Brochures – from $30.00
Business Stationery Package – from $30.00 (letterhead, envelopes, return address labels, note pads)
Photo Retouching – from $10.00
Wedding Stationery – from $40.00
Publication Ads – from $60.00
Book Covers – from $50.00
Tattoo Designs – from $10.00
Invitations – from $20.00
Restaurant Menus – from $25.00 (depending on size)
T-Shirt Designs – from $15.00
PowerPoint Presentations – from $30.00
Magazine Covers – from $50.00
I use WordPress because I feel like it offers the most flexibility and development options. I’ve chosen WordPress because it is a great content management system, for the needs of small to large-sized organizations. It’s also has the largest framework in the world–excellent for stability and security!
Honestly, it depends on what the website is going to be used for. Generally, it takes about 3-12 weeks once I receive all of your content. For e-commerce websites, it takes longer because I have to build the products. It also takes longer for those websites that have multiple pages. One page websites are usually the fastest turn-around.
Regardless of the task, I always get the job done efficiently.
It depends on how much you want to contribute. Clients usually spend time gathering logins, looking things over, and giving me the details and ideas of your project… Usually no more than a few hours.
Via email, instant messenger, telephone, and text message. I am easily and readily accessible using any of these methods.
Absolutely. WordPress makes it possible to optimize your website so that it functions perfectly on your computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.
I do not offer hosting. You have to already have your own hosting service and a domain with cPanel. If you are unsure how to proceed, I will be glad to help you through the process, and refer you to several hosting services.
Absolutely. WordPress has a framework that makes it easier to update than most. With a little virtual training (YouTube videos, etc.) you should be able to change out a photo or add some content without too much difficulty. If you are familiar with MS Word, you should be able to update your website yourself.
Cost to establish your domain – $12 to $60
Website hosting – $3 to $50
SSL Certificate – $0 – $200
Website template or theme – $0 – $200
E-Commerce Functionality – from $20
Website Content – from $20
Applications, Integrations, Marketing – $0 to $100
We’ll actually discuss this when we talk about your project, but generally I use Venmo, Zelle, or Square Invoice. We can do 100% upfront, or split it into two or three installments over 30-60 days as works best for your budgeting needs.