What’s it like to work with me?

How I Work

Before choosing a designer or developer, it's important to understand how they work.

You can book me for week-long periods to work on your website. A week consists of anything up to 20 hours. My quotes are based on the number of weeks a project is likely to take.

Quotes depend on project specifics, but to give you some ballpark ranges:

  • 1 week: Designs for a small website, no development
  • 2–4 weeks: Design and development of a small business website with little to no complex functionality
  • 4–8 weeks: Design and development of a site with e-commerce elements

 

Why work in this way?

Working in this way offers benefits for both of us. For instance: 

Scheduling is easier. I used to juggle several design and development projects at a time, which meant I could only provide a rough timeframe (e.g. 4–6 weeks). Now you know exactly when your website will be ready to launch.

The design and development process is more efficient. No more back and forth over several weeks, email chains or forgetting where the project is at.

Managing multiple projects previously meant jumping between work, but now my time is focused I can give your project my full attention.

 

Do you only work a 20-hour week?

On your project, yes. The rest of the time I set aside for:

  • Small updates and emergency work for my maintenance clients

  • Working on my business—you want me to stick around, right?

  • Developing my skills

  • Side projects (like Work Notes)

  • Admin (urgh)

If you need a quick turnaround, contact me to check my availability.

 

What I need from you

Drop me a line to check my availability. I may not be available immediately, but I can tell you exactly when I can start work on your project.

You will need to be available to feedback on the work when the project starts. I might need your input on a daily basis, so it’s important to schedule the work for a time that works for you, too.

Before we start your project, I’ll need the files and content. Ranging from brand assets (logos, colour scheme, etc) to on-page content (copy, images).

I’ve listed some tips for preparing your website content. It’s worth a look. 

To confirm the booking, I’ll need a deposit from you before work begins. The deposit is the fee for the first week’s work – each subsequent week is paid for before the week starts (normally after the project kicks off).

Ready to get started? Let’s chat.