A custom Squarespace website just for you

THE DESIGN

 
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Imagine how you will feel once i've finished your web (re)design ...

 

introducing

THE DESIGN

A limited availability 3-week Squarespace website design package for creative entrepreneurs

 

Let me take you on a design adventure to create a site that perfectly reflects your brand.

 

This is a three week process – during this time I will be solely focused on you and your website. Just like you, I’m running a one-woman show here, which means you don’t get passed from person to person in a big agency. I’m the only person you'll work with, and I'm responsible for the design, the branding, the development, the SEO – the alchemy that happens when you create something of beauty from the individual elements.

I'll take all the stress away, leaving you in my safe hands. I've been a graphic designer for 12 years, a business owner for a decade and worked with many nonprofits and small businesses to help bring their brands to life.

Along the way I've worked with the Aspen Institute, the Bezos Family Foundation, 5Point Film Festival and hundreds of other clients.

 
Testimonial headshot of Kristina Weller of Yoga with K2 for The Qurious Effect, a Squarespace web designer
 

I came to The Qurious Effect looking for help with my new business's branding and website. The whole experience was phenomenal. I entered this journey with a hint of an idea about what Yoga with K2 could be, and now I'm filled with confident knowledge of myself and my business.

KRISTINA WELLER  |   yogawithk2.com

 

 
Samuel Prudden testimonial headshot for The Qurious Effect | Squarespace web design studio.
 

As an artist, having a website is crucial to showing my work, gaining exposure, and recruiting new clients. My aim is to attract high-quality buyers and galleries and my Squarespace website effectively does just that. Sharon came highly recommended and after discussing my goals, I knew she was the perfect person to create my website and design my brand. She expertly guided me through the process and the end result perfectly represents my style. I often add new work to the site so it was important to be able to easily add new pieces to my galleries. The demo videos Sharon put together make adding artwork to my site so easy! I whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who wants a high-quality website that's easy to maintain once the design is done.

SAMUEL PRUDDEN  |  SAMUELPRUDDEN.COM

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How does it work?

This isn't my first rodeo – so sit back and relax, I've got you. I have a well-honed but flexible process that I take all my design clients through, so I'll make sure everything happens in the right order and that I've always asked for the information I need from you in plenty of time. I'll communicate clearly with you and always ask you to sign off on each stage of the design. Your input helps me to be certain you love the end result.

What I need from your end is the information I ask for (particularly the pre-work) within the timescale we set during our initial call to book in your design slot.

 

Here's what happens, step by step, after the initial booking call.


1 |  PRE-WORK

to make sure I start the design process with a deep understanding of you and your brand

 
The Design Prework Step 1: website questionnaire from The Qurious Effect | Squarespace website design

WEBsite QUESTIONNAIRE

This ensures we're both on the same page & I understand the nuts and bolts of your business

Prework Pinterest Inspiration Board by The Qurious Effect | Squarespace Website Design

Pinterest

The inspiration project and mood board – this gives me a clear idea of the visual style you love

Prework Website Content Workbook by The Qurious Effect | Squarespace Web Designer

website content workbook

You'll be guided to gather/create all the copy for your site. Don't worry – you don't need to be an experienced copywriter! If you can provide the basics, I can reorganize the information to work better on the web and tease out and highlight the most important bits.

 

2 |  DESIGN PHASE

We start with a 60-minute site strategy call so we're both clear on the direction we're headed. 

After that, I deep dive into creativity, allowing your design to come alive within my mind and letting my intuition lead to the design of your site. Within three weeks you end up with a customized Squarespace website (up to 12 pages) including:

 
The Squarespace Website Design Custom Domain Set up or Transfer

domain

custom domain set up or transfer

The Squarespace Website Design Blog Set Up

BLOG

up to 5 blog posts transferred

a full blog transfer is an optional add-on package

The Squarespace Website Design Images: A curated selection of 10 images for your site

IMAGES

a selection of beautiful images, curated by me – a combination of paid-for images and gorgeous free stock photography that’s been specially chosen to fit your brand

The Squarespace Website Design mobile responsive design included

mobile responsive design

because you know how often your clients will be on their phone when they’re looking at your site

Squarespace Website Design SEO Optimization with Squarespace and Google

SEO OPTIMIZATION

ON-PAGE AND WITH GOOGLE

I'll need access to your Google Analytics account to do some site-mapping for you – after all, we want your gorgeous new site to be easy for your potential new clients to find!

The Squarespace Website Design includes user & browser testing

quality assurance testing

I'll make sure your site looks its best in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, on laptops, widescreen monitors, tablets and mobiles and I'll get it tested by other users too, to make sure it's easy to navigate

 

3 |  PLUS THESE BONUSES

I will walk you through every step of the process of feeling at home in your new digital space, making sure that at handover you'll feel confident to make tweaks and updates yourself

 
Squarespace Website Design Bonus #1: A demo video showing you how to use your site

A demo video

showing you how to use your site

Squarespace Website Design Bonus #2: 2-weeks post launch email support

support

2-weeks email support post launch, so you won't ever need to hesitate before asking a question – I've got your back and I'll ensure that you know your way around your site

Squarespace Website Design Bonus #3: 20% off first year of Squarespace annual hosting

A discount

20% off your first year of annual Squarespace hosting

 
 

Are we a perfect fit?


 

You + The Design = Perfection if you ...

  • know who your ideal client is

  • are ready for your site to look professional

  • would rather not DIY your design

  • Squarespace will work for your website

  • prefer collaborating with someone who takes the time to understand your vision, passion and goals

  • are psyched to complete the website homework before your project start date

  • are pretty fun and appreciate a dry sense of humor

You + The Design ≠ Perfection if you ...

  • are in a rush

  • aren't clear on who your ideal client is or the direction of your business

  • don't want to use Squarespace for your website

  • are not prepared to get your copy ready or provide the other information that is needed to get your design underway

  • won't be available to answer my questions or sign off design changes during the three weeks I'm creating your site

 
 

 
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Q+A

+ What if I want to add something that's not listed in your package?

Make sure to mention any additional needs when you fill out my Project Inquiry Form. Then on our intro call, we can discuss your additional needs and I can provide a custom quote.

+ How do payments work?

Payments can be made by credit card or bank transfer.

The project cost is split up into 3 payments. Your first payment (the deposit) $1,000 is due upon signing the agreement and reserving your spot on my calendar. It is non-refundable. Your second payment of $1,500 is due on your project start date. And the final payment is due at the end of your project, before your site is transferred into your name, launched and any project files are delivered.

Project costs are based on the scope of the work and the timeline and will be outlined in your project agreement. If you wish to add or change the scope of work, or if the timeline changes due to delayed response on your part, additional costs may be billed.

+ What is your refund policy?

If things don’t work out and either of us decide we need to end the project, we can submit the desire to end the project in writing. All job expenses incurred through and up to the date of cancellation in addition to labor fees in the form of (a) the deposit paid, (b) a prorated portion of the fees due or (c) hourly fees for the work completed as of the date of termination, whichever is greater will be due.

I will retain ownership of concepts, original artwork and any work completed.

If you cancel the project, your initial deposit is non-refundable.

+ Who writes my website copy?

You are responsible for writing your website content. Or you can work with a copywriter. I’m happy to read through your content and provide feedback if I think there is anything that could be strengthened/reworked. All your website copy is due by the project start date.

+ Do I need to provide photos and images?

Any photos of you that need to be included on your site, you will need to provide as high-resolution, large .jpgs, .tiffs or .psd files.

As for any other images on your site, if you already have professional, high res photos for me to work with, that's great. Otherwise, the project fee includes images that I source for you.

+ How many revisions do I get?

Each step of the project has up to 2 revisions. Your project cost and timeline is based on this number. If you wish to add additional revisions, both project cost and timeline will need to be increased.

+ Does my project include web hosting?

The cost is a one-time project fee for Squarespace website design. You will need to pay for hosting both your domain and your site as well as your email account.