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Make your Website Work for You

Give your website a fresh modern look that works across devices plus a more active role in helping your business!

INTRODUCTIONS

My name is Dee Sapalo.

I've been building websites since 2011. That's long enough to know that you as a business owner don't have enough time to study both coding AND web design just to market your business online!

That's where I come in:

It's my job to make the web a little less scary and a lot more profitable—so that you can do what you do best.

I believe that you deserve to work with partners who really "get" who you are and what your business is about.

If we as your designers don't stop to really understand your situation and needs, how can we claim that the website we're building can do its job?

So before you and I ever discuss topics like web hosting and domain names, I want to prioritize learning about you.

Tell me your story.

Research is the foundation of my web design work. This makes sure that your money isn't wasted on countless revisions because we're just guessing about what you need.

Your project will start with me listening to the story of who you & your end-clients are, which problems you're facing, where your business dreams of going, and when you want to get there.

I do the above by practicing Human-Centered Design—a creative approach to problem solving that encourages mindsets and methods that make YOU and your NEEDS the focus of our design process.

This means we won't prioritize winning design awards over what you actually need; we won't obsess with just having fancy visuals, and; the overall impact of your new website won't be diluted by the use of low quality materials meant to cut corners and save a bit of money.

Ultimately, you'll be working with me—Dee! And my personal goal is to treat your problems like they're my problems too.

And when you work with me...

This is what you can expect:

  1. We're going to study your business & marketing to see where your brand new website can help (it's a team effort!)
  2. We'll dig into your work experience to uncover hidden problems/pain points and address the root causes (not just the symptoms!)
  3. We'll focus on your needs & goals to decide what to build and avoid pointless embellishments (no useless bells & whistles!)
  4. And more!

However, that involves a tremendous amount of work so I can only partner with a limited number of clients before sacrificing work quality and attention.

Do you think we'll be a good fit?

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Dee's websites...

  • Avoid outdated technology that are bad for SEO & mobile users (i.e. Adobe Flash)
  • Use Human-Centered Design to stay focused on your business needs & goals
  • Adapt gracefully on mobile devices through Responsive Design
  • Are intuitive enough for your visitors to understand & navigate
  • Are search engine friendly so they're easily found on Google
  • Are optimized to display well when shared on Facebook

A PERFECT MATCH

Dee would be great for you if...

  • You're passionate about helping your clients & aren't just focused on profit
  • You think your old website needs a revamp so it can reflect the real & better YOU
  • You want a website that looks great AND helps with your marketing efforts
  • You want a designer who's committed to understanding how your business works
  • You need a website that communicates with grace—not tacky animations
  • You want me to say no (and explain!) if your request will actually harm your brand

NOT THE BEST FIT

Others might be better for you if...

  • You aren't comfortable discussing details about your business, marketing, & others that are essential for building a strategically sound web solution
  • You prioritize looks over substance, or profits over problem solving
  • You only need someone to flesh out and execute your design ideas
  • You just want to request a proposal or invite me to your design contests
  • You are actually looking for a full-time employee (I'm available on retainer instead!)

THE CREATIVE FLOW

What can you expect?

Here's what our design process looks like:

Step 1: Inspiration

Who are we designing for? What is our design challenge? Here, we'll focus on discovering the needs, goals, and constraints of our situation.

Step 2: Ideation

What are our findings? Which opportunities are available to us? How do we translate our insights into a prototype that is desirable, feasible, and viable?

Step 3: Implementation

How do we bring our solution to life? In this stage, we work on building our prototype, monitoring its progress, and keeping things sustainable.

YOUR VERY OWN WEBSITE

Different Plans for Different Needs

A limited budget shouldn't have to limit your options.

One-day Website Launch Kit

FREE ONLINE COURSE

$247 $47

  • Step-by-step DIY guide on building your own professional website with our One-day Website Launch Kit on WordPress !
  • This is great for clients with a limited budget and no coding experience who just need a quick online presence.

Quick Sprint Web Design Package

ONE-WEEK DELIVERY

$
  • If you have all your content finalized and ready, we'll build your website in a week using an industry tested formula with the Quick Sprint Web Design Package!
  • This is for clients who need an elegant and responsive website but don't have the time or budget for a thorough research project.

Bespoke Web Design Package

FULL RESEARCH

$3K- K
  • Use the full power of research with the Bespoke Web Design Package. We'll use HCD to study your brand and beneficiaries to articulate your value in the best way possible!
  • Perfect for clients with a unique situation and set of needs—oftentimes without a clear path forward.

ESSENTIAL

A Website Care Plan

  • No contracts (cancel anytime)!
  • Free web hosting & one (1) domain name
  • Software updates & security patches
  • One (1) hour of minor content changes
  • Free restores & troubleshooting services
  • Regularly scheduled monthly backups

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is the Website Care Plan important?

WordPress, the software we use, powers 25% of the world's websites and takes web security seriously. The developers who work on it and the other software we use send us regular updates to keep your site safer.

The Website Care Plan lets us apply those updates (inclusive of troubleshooting services for emergencies), keeping your websites working smoothly through patches and improvements so you can focus on what you do best.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Yes! My websites are always backed by a satisfaction guarantee. If I fail to deliver on our agreement by the projected date, I'm committed to performing the required work without additional pay until the deliverables are met.

How long does a project normally take?

The turnaround time varies per project and depends on whether the site content is complete, how quickly you respond to requests, and other factors.

Under normal circumstances, a completely custom website project can be completed between 2-4months' time. Our One-day Website Package can be completed in approximately one day.

I've sent you an inquiry! What should I expect?

Please give me 24-48 hours to write a reply!

We'll schedule our first interaction and then answer any questions you might have about working with me!

How can I reach you if I have questions?

Clients have direct access to me on the weekdays via email, Skype calls, or Google Hangouts during regular working hours.

I have a limited budget. Can we still work together?

On occasion, I offer sharply discounted rates for clients whose causes or advocacies I support! Drop me a line via email (deesapalo@gmail.com) or my contact form and let's see how I can be of help!

FREE CONSULTATION

I'm sure you have a lot of questions.

Let's schedule a consultation for you—free of charge and with no obligations!

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