the ultimate guide to

your killer web design

Hey…

I’m super excited to discuss working on this web design with you. You’ll find below details on the design project + how I work.

Please make sure you read through the entire page carefully, to ensure you’re happy with my process, and that it works for you. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a message, and I’ll get back to you asap.

If it all looks good to you, + you’re ready to book a call, just follow the steps at the end of this page.

 

office hours

monday-thursday 9am-4pm GMT

 

During your project we will primarily use ClickUp to communicate, this project management tool helps to keep everything related, in an easy to find area.

I try to respond to all client communication regarding current projects on the same day (during office hours).

If you’d like to schedule a call during the project, that’s not a problem, you will be provided with a link to book an appointment (min 24 hours in advance). Scheduling calls allows me to work uninterrupted + to stay focused on your project. 

web design

what’s included

 

A stunning, functional website, designed to sell your products or services. The website will be built using WordPress, + the Divi theme, which will enable you to make updates easily… which is essential right?!

I will include my recommended plugins to help back up + secure your site, as well as a few essentials for functionality.

The web design + development doesn’t include any premium fonts, images or plugins, so if you’re wanting to incorporate any of those, you will need to purchase them before the project begins. Please note, I take on the design and development of the website, this does not include SEO, or copywriting.

Before the build starts, we will have a video strategy session, to get to grips with exactly what you need from your site build, and so we can both be on the same page, regarding the look. During the project, we will check in with quick video calls, to make sure you’re happy with the way everything is looking, and there are no surprises when the site’s handed over… you will be involved every step of the way.

 

homework

what I need from you

 

If we decide to work together, there are several things that will be needed from you to help the project progress smoothly.

+ Completed web design questionnaire, so I can get to know your business

+ A collection of images that shows the vibe of your brand (I will provide a tutorial on how to go about this)

+ Timely feedback on design work, ideally within a couple of days

+ Your honest views. This is crucial to coming away with a design that you love, if something is not working for you, tell me, then I can tweak things, even if it seems trivial, let me know your gut feelings, throughout the process.

+ Website content. This needs to be received, as soon as possible after the contract has been signed. This includes, all images, website text, files etc. You will be provided with a content collection form where it can be submitted. Please bear in mind, getting together content for your website can be time consuming. All content should be received by week 4 of the project at the latest, so when the website design starts it is at hand, and can be used strategically throughout the site.

+ If you’re wanting to include images of yourself throughout the site, I highly recommend booking in professional photo shoot. This should be done as soon as possible so you can use them on your site.

+ Site hosting is not provided, so will need to be purchased separately, I use and recommend Siteground.

+ Domain name purchased. If you haven’t done this yet it can also be purchased through Siteground.

 

*Please note: the links above are affiliate links, meaning if you decide to purchase through them, at no extra cost to you I receive a small commission.  I only ever promote services I use and love.

process + timeline

estimate 4-6 weeks

 

The overall process varies with each + every project, but this timeline shows the major points in the project, + will hopefully keep everything on track.

 

booking In

  • CLIENT pay deposit
  • BOTH have a consultation call
  • CLIENT complete questionnaire
  • CLIENT collect images for inspiration board
  • CLIENT schedule professional photo shoot if required
  • CLIENT start collecting content for the site

week 1

  • CLIENT homework due
  • CLIENT website content due
  • CLIENT purchase hosting + domain
  • BOTH call to discuss site
  • DESIGNER Site set up + present homepage design to client

week 2

  • BOTH feedback call
  • DESIGNER amendments to site design + set up remainder of site

week 2

  • BOTH feedback call
  • DESIGNER amendments to site design + set up remainder of site
  • DESIGNER mobile configuration

week 4

  • DESIGNER any revisions amendments made
  • BOTH site walk through
  • CLIENT sign off site
  • CLIENT remainder of invoice paid 
  • DESIGNER site moved to hosting provider
  • CLIENT site goes live… CELEBRATE!!!!

your investment

£2250

how payment works

payment schedule

Below is the payment schedule for the project.

If this setup could prove difficult for you, please let me know before booking in, so we can discuss alternate options.

50% on booking in / 50% before site moves to hosting provider

what’s next?

are you ready to book in

 

Thanks for taking the time to read the guide. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a message at lucie@inkspikestudio.com + I will get back to you ASAP.

Everything look good? Let’s schedule a discovery call, so we can discuss your design needs. Click below to book in.

I’m excited to hear all about your project!

design that’s unapologetically you