Collaborative Web Development for
web + brand designers who craft experiences.

Crafting a well-woven story for your clients brands is more than the colors and fonts you place together. You design to help tell the story that builds the pieces to their dreams.

One part of bringing to life the vision, is the story. The May Creative helps you nail the vision AND build the custom functionality to those dreams.

Collaborative Development is a strategic partnership takes the well-crafted design you create for your clients and turns them into a well built online experience.

What you'll receive

easy to use & manage custom built website

  • Custom theme that is flexible & has custom functionality baked in for growth.
  • Responsiveness to ensure content is accessible on multiple devices.
  • Custom templates that reflect your designs mockups.
  • Marketing integration for social and email list growth.
  • Professional recommendation of the best tools to reach desired business outcomes.
  • Professional training so updates and changes can be easily managed.
  • Professional project management to manage communication and share feedback.
  • Private staging site where you'll be able to interact with the site before it goes live.

The process

Receive your layered design files to begin the development process.

The development of your designs will begin on a staging server to allow for testing before handing over to the client.

Once development is ready for review you’ll be provided with a link to interact and engage with the site.

After development has been approved we'll plan the site transfer and launch your vision!

Karen Howell

Hi there!

I’m Karen the Web developer with a design background behind The May Creative I work with established designers like yourself to help tell the story your clients need to share.

Through successful collaborations I've helped business owners to dance online successfully. Some have gone on to continue to build thriving online communities, expand their brand and build an audience of like-minded, fun loving people.

I’d love to connect and discuss how we can successfully continue to build dreams one story at a time.

This is perfect for...

Established designers who offer custom designs and needs a skilled developer to help deliver on the functionality.

Designers who know their skills are best suited for their clients by focusing on design and not the development.

Designers who want to stop muddling through the tech and be able to deliver high-level designs as an easy to manage website for their clients.

Questions others have asked

How soon should I get in contact about partnering?

Definitely the earlier the better, so we can address any questions that may come up.

How does payment work?

Typically the quote for design services and development are separate but presented to the client as one invoice which goes through you. We can either do one invoice or invoice separately.

How long does development take?

Each project varies but on average 4 - 6 weeks depending on the scope of the project.

I need something outside of this package. Can you help me?

Send me some details to my email at [email protected] with the details.

How do you accept designs?

There are so many systems out there but I work with any Adobe tools such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, etc. If you have another format just let me know.

How do you manage your project?

I use a project management system which you'll be invited to so that we can collaborate.

Who manages the client relationship?

I am flexible here you can be the main point of contact or I can take over the communication pieces when its time for development that way the client can speak to me directly.

Do you offer any maintenance services?

Yes, I sure do you can learn more about them at Maintenance Plans.

I'm a business owner who needs a website. Can you help me?

Yes, learn more about custom development for business owners.

Sonya Forrest

Karen was great to work with! She helped me bring my designs to life and whatever I threw her way she could handle! I definitely recommend working with her! 

- Sonya Forrest

What I enjoyed the most about working with Karen was it was nice to be able to design exactly as I wanted without being limited by my own knowledge of web development.

- Emily MacKenzie

Emily M

I contracted web development with Karen, she did an awesome job. Her client process was easy and seamless. Highly recommend her!

- Nicole Ellis

Start the conversation

Tell me the details about your project below or email me the full project scope, along with budget, etc to [email protected]