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Collaborative
Web Development for Designers

You're a designer ready to let go of the tricky backend of coding so you can continue to design beautiful work for your clients. The May Creative is a web development business that builds functional, accessible and translatable websites in collaboration with game-changing designers.

"You shouldn't have to spend your time learning code."

"Risk compromising your designs because of a functionality issue."

"Lose important time in your business focused an area you don't love."

Let's change the story and deliver amazing results!

The Collaboration Process

  • Step 1 - Conversation & Details

    I love working with talented designers that create strategic designs for their clients. If you design with a purpose then drop me a message via the contact form. Once I get your details I'll invite you to schedule a call so we can discuss the amazing details of your project over the phone.

  • Step 2 - Make It Official

    Once we've had the chance to determine a fit I'll send you a proposal based on your project specifications. You'll have the opportunity to accept the proposal in order to secure your project start date. Don't worry we'll talk about timelines during our call.

  • Step 3 - Welcome Party

    When its official the celebration begins with a Welcome Guide outlining what will be needed to move forward with your project. For example, mockups, brand style guide, etc. Plus you'll be set up within my project management system so we stay on track and manage communication.

  • Step 4 - Development While You Relax

    Then it's onto the development phase where your designs will start the process of being built. Designs are built on a private server so that your client can continue to do business. The site will also be tested in various browsers to ensure consistency.

  • Step 5 - Feedback & Review

    Feedback - you'll be sent a link of the designs to interact with. This is also the time in which I will request any feedback. Once feedback is received its time to make any necessary adjustments before finalizing the site.

  • Step 6 - Champagne Launch!

    Launch - all final payments must be made prior to site transfer so can have our champagne launch!

What other designers have experienced

I enjoyed Everything about working with Karen! Karen understood me and my vision and NAILED IT. Karen detailed emails and even sends videos to answer questions you may have. Karen is very professional and cares about her client and their experience with her. Karen was patient with me, she works with me and just was bomb because this project was pretty hefty. I gave Karen my baby and she treated it as her own! She is definitely somebody I’m not letting go anytime soon, so you’re stuck with me girl!

Micah White

- Micah White

Before working with Karen I felt nervous about how I was going to pull off a beautiful and unique design with limited WordPress experience. My business has already seen a positive impact. I have already sold my custom theme that Karen developed. I am so excited to present it to more clients. 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 M

- Emily Mackenzie

Questions others have asked

How much does custom development cost?

Custom development typically ranges between $2000 - $7000 with more complex functionalities will fall on the higher end of the range. It is best to get a custom quote for your project as not all projects are the same.

How long does custom development take to complete?

The time frames vary but typically 4-6 weeks from the time of receiving finalized designs. Once we have had a chance to discuss your project you'll have a more accurate timeline.

Do you use a framework?

Yes, I use Genesis the framework and if you would like a page builder I use Beaver Builder.

What platforms do you develop for?

WordPress only at this time.

What content do you need from me?

I'll need the full-design mockups, style guide, text copy (preferably in a Google doc file), etc. I will provide you with a detailed checklist prior to your start date.

Which file formats do you accept for designs?

I accept files in Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD. 

If you have another file type let me know there are so many options 🙂

Who communicates with the client?

Communication will go through you so that the client has one point of contact during the process.

Can I book in advance?

Yes, you sure can you'll just pay a deposit to secure your start date.

How does payment work?

I recommend you include development fees within the quote you give to your client. That way they only deal with one payment system. Once the client pays you then you can pay me. 

Payment plans are available based on the scope of the project.

What about maintenance, do you handle that?

Yes, I have maintenance plans that clients can sign up for 🙂

Do you have any recommendations for hosting?

I personally do not take care of hosting I believe clients should have complete control of their host.

I do however have recommended hosting and domain providers that you can share with your clients.

Just copy this URL -http://bit.ly/2yCFKMq and share the link with them.

Start the conversation

Once I receive your information, I'll invite you to schedule a call to determine an appropriate fit. If we are not a fit I am happy to recommend you some better options for your needs. Chat soon!