Vision to Life
You are an experienced designer who is looking to up-level your business in a new way. I'm always excited to chat with designers about a potential partnership.
Your ready to bring in a partner who can work with your designs to bring them to life. That not only understands what it is like to collaborate with a designer but also communicates and can speak in a non-tech way.
You may be in either a 1 of a few phases of the designer-developer collaboration process:
- You've recently received an inquiry and now are looking to find a partner.
- Or you've book the project and are still in the design phase and want to bring in a collaborator.
- Or the designs are complete and now you need help with development.
Ideally, I like to be brought in at the beginning but that is not always the case. Regardless of where you are in the design process let's chat.
Each site experience is unique but here are some common foundational elements that are included
- Custom WordPress theme built with proper web standards.
- Page templates so that you can easily showcase information.
- Responsiveness to ensure content is accessible on multiple devices.
- An easy to update and manage WordPress admin.
- Advanced Custom Fields so you can easily update content.
- Setup of Google Analytics and SEO plugins.
- One on one training so updates and changes can be easily managed.
- Project management to manage communication and feedback.
- Private staging site where you'll be able to interact with the site before it goes live.
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"I had never worked with a developer before, but Karen’s development and WordPress expertise made my project much less stressful! If you don't want to focus on development & you're a designer, work with her!"
— Megan Sjuts
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Introduction - Fill out the partnership form below and tell me more about your interest in partnering. We'll get to know about each other's process and determine what the next steps will be.
Project Details - Once we determined there is a fit and you have a project you'll send me over the project scope via my project details form. You'll also have the client reach out to me to schedule a call. (If we are white-labeling the process would all go through you).
Sign + Dotted - After determining scope and expectations I'll send the official paperwork to secure your start date.
Development - After receiving and reviewing the finalized design files development can begin. Development will happen on a private server, off of the live site so that business can continue as usual.
Feedback - During the feedback period you will be able to interact with the demo site. Provide feedback so that if any adjustments need to be made it can be taken care of before launch.
Launch - After all feedback has been reviewed, implemented and all final payments have cleared. It's time to prepare for launch. The site will be moved from the private server onto the live site.
Let's Grow Your Brand!
Hi there! I'm Karen, I partner with experienced designers who are ready to scale their businesses by letting go of web development.
Through a personalized experience, we'll bring your designs together into a fully functioning and responsive website so you can make more sales and enjoy more mimosas!
"Before working with Karen I felt nervous about how I was going to pull off a beautiful and unique design with limited WordPress experience. I had some hesitation mostly I was intimidated by the cost. I felt like I COULD do it myself, but realistically knew I didn’t have time and ultimately it made sense to invest in some expert help. My business has already seen a positive impact."
— Emily MacKenzie
As soon as possible ideally - either before work with the client begins or either right after you've established clear goals of the client's website. That way we can discuss functionality before the design phase happens.
If that is not the case and the designs are complete come prepared to discuss your designs and functionality expectations.
Investment varies based on the project scope. Reach out for more details. If you already have a project in mind fill out the details of your project so you can get a more accurate quote.
Depending on the scope of the project, on average 4-8 weeks for full site builds. You'll have a clear timeline once we've had a chance to discuss your project.
That's totally fine in that case you'll pay me directly for development and act as the primary contact with the client.
I accept designs via PhotoShop, Illustrator, Adobe XD or Sketch.
If you use another platform such as Figma let me know as well.
Yes, I have retainer services for designers who need regular support. I'd be happy to discuss a plan custom-crafted to your business.
Yes, I work with either WooCommerce or Shopify.
I accept partnership requests that are in alignment with TMC will that exclude some design studios yes. The best way to determine that is via a conversation :).