Hi! I'm Adam.
Working with me is a bit different than working with a big design firm: no shuffling between multiple people, and yet just as full-featured. I can help you with:
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What's Your Vision?
A successful website translates your business' vision — along with your needs, wants, and budget — into a platform that interacts successfully with your audience.
How do we find that "sweet spot" — the place where your vision translates into a website? Through a time-tested process of exploration, listening, and collaboration...
We'll get clear on the goals you have for your site and your business, and what your site needs in order to achieve that.
We'll create all the content—text, images, third-party code, etc.— to take your readers through your site successsfully, and make the design decisions (aesthetics, color, typography, etc.) to hit the ground running in the next phase.
Here I'll build the site as we've conceptualized it, adding and styling your content, and shaping it all to perfection.
All packages begin with Discovery Day. It's a day where we talk and brainstorm through the goals of your business, the needs your site must meet, and what it'll take to create it. At the end of Discovery Day, we'll know the scope of your project, and clear on what it'll take to make it happen.
Discovery Day has a stand-alone cost of $150. At the end of Discovery Day, we'll know what package suits you best...
Design & Development
... are wrapped together into one of three packages:
The Kahuna is the top-of-the-line, all the bells-and-whistles package, designed for those of you who desire a completely custom site from start to finish. If you're looking to have a site with pixel-perfect attention to details that makes your audience go, “whoo!” – then the Kahuna just may be your cup of tea.
Time: TBD (minimum: three weeks)
Cost: starts at $10000
The Lu’au blends the custom with the already-ready to give you a unique site without a draining budget. While it won’t go to the same lengths of customization as a Kahuna would, it does include standard features such as premium typography, custom color profiles, and all the plugins and features (newsletter signups, social media integrations, etc.) you need.
Time: Seven days
The Aloha is made for the DIY-er at heart who needs someone with the technical know-how to get them up and running.
At the end of Discovery Day, I'll provide you with a list of everything you need to gather together to be ready to have your site built. We'll choose a day for Development, and when that day comes, I'll put everything together and hand off to you a site that's ready to roll.
Time: One day
Is that everything?
Pretty much, yeah! I'll cover a few more things and answer some questions below, but if you're ready to talk about your project...Let's Do It!
Because your website exists to serve your business, and not to give you one more thing to take care of, I have a Membership that handles the regular maintenance a website requires. It comes with all the above packages, or as an add-on. Click here to read more.
To help you with the day-to-day management of your site, the Bright Coconut Membership gives you:
- Tutorial videos accessible from within your website to help you learn everything you need about your WordPress site, adding/editing content, you name it.
- Worry-free maintenance and backups. I’ll keep your WordPress core, theme and plugins up to date, as well as handle regular backups so you don’t have to worry in case things go weird.
- A 20% discount on any customization work you may need beyond the scope of your project. And since a website continues to evolve as you and your business do, little tweaks here and there are inevitable.
Bright Coconut Membership costs $20/month.
While I'm a big believer in you being able to handle basic content updates as a part of having your own site, getting help with a little heavy lifting from time to time is totally normal. See how my customization process works.
I’m available on a limited basis for customization work. Current clients get priority, Members receive a 20% discount, and I only work with WordPress. My current rate is $125/hour, and there is a 15 minute minimum on all requests.
If you’re interested in some customization work, get in touch using the form below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
FAQCan a site really only take a day/week/etc. (depending on the package)?
The truth is, yes. They can. And, it depends on a few factors... How complex is the site? Will you have all your content (text, images, etc.) ready when we begin Phase Three? How present can you be during your project?
- Phase One/Discovery Day is all about clarity. The clarity of Discovery Day puts everything else in motion.
- Phase Two is about preparation. Getting all the content ready for Phase Three is instrumental in ensuring a smooth project time. If we finish Phase Two and you need more time to get your content together, that's fine. We'll be sure to schedule Phase Three so you're ready to go when the time comes.
- Phase Three is about communication. If we give each other clear feedback about how everything is coming together, then there's no reason we can't hit our time goals.
And hey, it's your project. If you need more time, want to change your mind a hundred times, or shift directions halfway through a project, you can (not that I recommend it, but...). It's why I set up all of these packages with the option to add customization time at the end.
Some projects are destined to extend into Customization territory, and in 99% of cases, we will both be able to see it coming ahead of time and prepare for it. It brings along with it extra time and cost, of course, and I'll do my best to estimate this for you as we go.
I've yet to have a project where I haven't completed the work I've promised by the launch date.
By choosing a launch date for your project and establishing milestones along the way, meeting your deadlines shouldn't be an issue. That said...
I know that life can creep in, and sometimes it takes longer than you may think to create all of your content or get all of your ducks in a row. If that should happen, then once we pass our launch date, we move to a "customization basis" where all work happens at your hourly rate. I'm happy to estimate how much it'll take to complete the site and any last bits you may want to add, of course.
(Part of the magic of having a deadline is the positive pressure of the time constraint. Deadlines make us all do our best work, and holding us both accountable is how we're going to get our best work done, which is why I'm such a fan of using them.)
Sorry, but unless there are wildly extenuating circumstances, once the party train leaves the station, it doesn't stop. So it's good to be sure you can give enough time to your package once it begins. (See the previous answer about deadlines for more.)
If you're a new client, then a redesign is basically a new site, and follows the path of the Packages listed above.
If you're a previous Bright Coconut client, then you've gone through the Package process already, so chances are we'll be able to get caught up quickly on where you want to go, and bypass Phases One and Two. And if your Phase Three is a One or Three Week package, you will also receive a loving "family discount." ;)
Shouldn't be a problem, but I'll need to look it over before I can give you clear estimate of what it'll take to create.
I sure do. E-commerce sites, even simple ones, can involve a lot of extra complexity, including potentially beefy hosting, SSL certificates, and fun stuff like that, so we'll cover all of your options during your Discovery Day so you can choose how you want to go about it.
Absolutely - I don't not do responsive design these days. Having your site look good on any device, from desktop to tablet to a phone, is crucial in this day and age.
I don't, but I have a number of solid hosts I can recommend, depending on your needs. And once you sign up with a host, I'll handle all the site setup details.
I'm not a graphic designer, but if you're looking for something text-based, like a wordmark, with or without simple graphic embellishments, then I can hook you up. If you want something unique drawn for you, you'll probably want to talk to a logo designer, and I know a few good ones I can recommend.
It's $20/month, and you can remain a member as long as you want and enjoy the tutorial videos, updates, backups, and customization discount. When you want to cancel a membership, just let me know, and you're done. Easy.
Adam was exactly what I was looking for in a web designer/developer. I was nervous about the time, cost, and effort associated with the website redesign, but Adam made the process easy and comfortable. He was fun to work with, efficient, and quickly responded to all of my questions. I would recommend him to friends and colleagues in a heartbeat.Stephanie Greunke, Rock Your Hormones
A journey of a thousand miles begins with your first contact form submission.Lao Tzu (maybe)
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