Welcome! You’ve made the best decision for your business.
But right now, you may be thinking... "Did I really make the right decision hiring this girl for this??"
The answer? Yes. Of course! Remember…
Good design will convert more website visitors into subscribers and customers.
Good design will help you bring in more inquiries.
Good design will elevate your image and credibility as a business.
Good design will take you from where you are to where you dream of being!
Don't just take my word for it. Here's a reminder of the results I've achieved for my clients:
Keshia was extremely professional and had a detailed timeline with instructions for next steps. The communication was the best part of the project. I always knew where we were on the project and what was needed to move forward. The new design should increase my profile, sales, and visibility. The design highlights my personality and the experience potential clients will have by working with me. It's the best first impression.
-Jil Littlejohn, JilLittlejohn.com
“Keshia was fantastic and delivered everything with plenty of time! During the consultation video call, I liked being able to see her face and she was so warm and welcoming that I trusted her pretty immediately. I loved that each step was tracked out at the beginning of the process, so there was no guessing about progress. The design will create a very personal brand identity that will help people gain an understanding of Ness as an artist. For someone considering hiring Keshia, I’d say DO IT. Keshia is thorough, kind, and so easy to work with. Her communication is phenomenal and timely. She produced an end result that really fit our vision.”
-Tylah Gantt, Ness Nite
Working with Keshia on my startup business web design was easy and economical. Keshia is extremely creative and has a very artistic eye. She was very professional and asked great questions which enabled me to share my vision for my website. Not only did she design a beautiful site, she also created a logo that I absolutely love. I am very thankful that I found her and am happy to serve as a reference for anyone who is serious about creating a website with a modern look that is easy to navigate.
-Veleda Simon Simpson, Project Higher Ed
WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE?
Project management: Instructions on how we'll use Asana to organize your project.
Your checklist: A checklist of things I need you to complete before your project starts.
The process: My step by step process so you know what to expect at every stage of this project.
Feedback guidelines: Tips to help you provide me with really helpful feedback on design mockups.
Timeline guidelines: To help keep the project on track so we finish on time.
When you're booked in my schedule, we'll stop using email to have our conversations and we'll start using my project management tool, Asana.
A project management tool is a secure space online where we have have conversations, share files, set reminders, and create to-do lists.
Whereas files often get lost when I'm managing projects through email, nothing gets lost or forgotten in Asana. It's the simplest way to keep your project organized and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible!
Don't worry - you won't need to pay for this tool and it's not hard to use. Click the video to watch a 2-minute tutorial on how to use it!
Here’s What I Need From You Before Your Project Begins…
1. Create a Pinterest board. On Pinterest, create and fill a public board with inspiration for your brand. If you get stuck, feel free to pin from my design boards. Helpful terms to search for are as follows: color palette, font pairings, patterns, geometric patterns, web design inspiration, and graphic design.
Provide the link to your board in Asana when you're done so I can see it!
If Pinterest isn't your thing, don't worry. You can search Google for images that resonate with the way you want your brand to feel and simply upload them to the 'Pinterest' task inside our Asana project. Watch the video above to see how to do this.
2. Fill out a quick Business Questionnaire. This helps me get all the necessary info to begin, such as your domain and system login info, product categories, and blog categories.
3. Upload your website content to Asana. Please upload any existing website copy & photography at least 1 week before your project starts. We’ll probably refine it a bit after we get clear on your strategy, but providing what you have at this point is super helpful!
4. Schedule your strategy call. On your start date, we’ll have an hour-long strategy call to get clarity on the direction for your website and branding to make sure it gets results for your business. Please schedule it via this link for your start date.
I really appreciate simple and straightforward feedback. It helps me clearly understand your thoughts and make the right changes to your designs. We’ll be talking via screenshare for me to share your logos, the brand strategy guide, your web page wireframes, and the website mockup. So we’ll have a conversation about your feedback verbally.
But the social media and email elements and the revisions will be communicated with in Asana with your feedback being typed out.
Here are a few tips on providing awesome feedback in Asana:
Please provide your feedback within 48 hours to keep the project on track. Late feedback can delay your website launch by several weeks if you provide feedback very slowly.
Try and use bullet points to break up your feedback.
Use headers to organize your feedback.
Read over your feedback to make sure it's clear and check that you've answered any questions I may have asked.
Post your feedback as a comment on the relevant Asana discussion instead of emailing me directly. Back and forth emails can get tiring but communicating in Asana is a breeze!
If you have team members that would like to add their feedback, I kindly ask that you gather the feedback into one message. This stops everyone from getting confused and keeps the project organized.
To help keep your project on track to finishing on time, please provide feedback on your designs within 48 hours of receiving the updates I provide.
I really appreciate your effort to provide files and feedback on time! Timeliness from both of us will help us get your project done on (or even before!) the deadline, so you can move on to the next exciting task on your to-do list and I can cheer you on.
What happens now?
After you've completed everything on your checklist, we're all set to begin your project! I'll contact you a couple of weeks before your start date to remind you to submit the homework and schedule your strategy call, if you haven’t already.