THE CREATIVE PROCESS
CURIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS? THIS IS HOW IT WORKS.
After you fill in my contact form, I’ll email you my Discovery ‘DISCO‘ form to complete. This form helps me obtain all the important info I need to create a proposal to knock your socks off.
I’ll also send you a little freebie that will help you plan your website design like a PRO.
Once you’ve accepted my proposal, I’ll throw you a welcome party complete with confetti, cocktail and 90’s RnB.
Then I’ll email you a bunch of paperwork to complete – contract, invoice, my Info Intake form and a checklist to guide through the coming weeks & months.
After the paperwork is completed, I’ll send you a Design Brief to complete. It’s a detailed form that asks all the hard hitting questions so I can learn and discover what you and your biz are all about and how we’ll execute a design that will see you soar.
Sometimes this bit can get a bit awkward but, if it doesn’t, I’m not doing my job properly. I have an ability to ‘climb inside your head’ and dig deep. Which is a good thing, I promise!
If you have any questions, now is the time to schedule a phone chat with me!
It’s time to gather your content! You’ll need to submit your branding stylesheet from your graphic designer, your logo, your copy (text) for each page, a library of professional or stock images as well as a few other bits and pieces. Everything is outlined in an email so you can easily cross it off once it’s sent to me.
Once I’ve got all the details I need, I’ll create a visual sitemap so that everyone involved in the project can see very quickly what we’re trying to communicate and how we’ll structure the information. Here’s an example of what that might look like.
This is where the fun begins! I’ll start to design your web pages using your logo, colour palette, images and graphics.
Once it’s done, I’ll present it to you and go through the details in accordance with the objectives originally set.
Then we can make revisions to the website – refine the copy, edit images, change layout etc. Revisions are included in the package cost.
TIME TO TEST
Once the layout and pages are all approved, we’ll move onto the testing phase. I’ll optimise your website and make it responsive for desktop, laptop, tablet and phone devices. Then I use a variety of tools to benchmark your site for loading, responsiveness, and speed, while also ensuring that it works reliably on web browsers and mobile devices.
You’ll be given an opportunity to test the website in a LIVE environment before it’s launched.
LET'S LAUNCH YOUR WEBSITE LIVE
Once I’m sure that your site is ready to be released to wild web, I’ll deploy it on your primary www domain. The launch process is a carefully considered one. I need to ensure your server is prepared, the site doesn’t have any downtime, any old links are re-directed to the new pages and several other boring ‘techy’ things.
This is something I’ve done hundreds of times before and my ultimate launch checklist, which I’ve curated over the years, has not failed me once.