CREATE SOMETHING WORTHWHILE
I create websites for small businesses, organizations and individuals. The layouts are simple. The websites are mobile-friendly. I do not use templates. All page layouts and design start with an idea. It is seldom a plug-n-play affair because we are usually starting from scratch.
I enjoy working with graphics, images, layouts, concepts, marketing, advertising and analytics. I tend to "be a good fit" for those that are either too busy, lack the experience or simply need assistance in getting a presence on the web that is functional and achieves some goals.
Before I accept a web project, we talk. We need to discuss what we are building and how we plan to do it. We can talk about layouts and pricing after that – not before. What a website will cost is determined by a variety of things. Most important among that "variety of things" is the content of the pages and who will be responsible for creating that content. If I am doing most of the work, I charge more because... I am doing most of the work. It is the difference between a) creating a website with supplied materials, or b) creating content and website from scratch.
Before any work begins, you and I need to understand the story you/we want to tell with the website. I am generally easygoing and somewhat methodical (possibly boring?) when talking about what can be done. But, I like the idea of starting with two feet on the ground (at least in the beginning).