Studio 545 Website Design & Development

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About Studio 545 Website Design & Development

contactStudio 545 web design & development is a small, friendly, privately held company located in South Bend, Indiana. My name is Kristi Richard.  I am a freelance designer and I own and have successfully run Studio 545 since 1999.  My primary goal is to provide professional web design and development services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Studio 545 provides integrated, effective solutions for a variety of businesses and organizations, including web design and development, web hosting, and graphic design. To help me provide the best and most complete web solutions, I also have alliances with several providers to supply additional technical expertise and services.

Backed by a solid reputation for customer service and satisfaction, I am dedicated to helping your business succeed. I welcome my clients to come to me with their questions and concerns. I value trust and integrity, and the satisfaction that comes with a good partnership.

Contact Studio 545 today to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

 

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Industries Studio 545 has Worked With

Architects
Animal Care Products
Attorneys &Law Firms
Automotive Maintenance
Building and Construction
Cake Decorating Supplies
Car Wash Services
Children Book Author
Churches
Cleaning Supplies
Coffee Shop
Consulting Companies
Custom Motorcycle Build
Doctors & Dentists
Dog & Pet Care Service

Education

Equipment Manufacturers

Funeral Home

Elementary School

Green Technology & Environment

Hearing Aids

Hunting & Outdoor Sports

Industrial Floors

Interior Design Firms

Investment Firm

Landscape Companies

Machine Fabricating

Mechanical Engineering

Motorcycle Painting

Non-profit Organizations

Plumbers
Photographers & Videographer
Property Management
Realtors
Restaurants & Catering
Retail and eCommerce
Restoration Companies
Sporting Apparel
Teas and Supplies
Training and Education
Transportation and Trucking
Travel Agency
Universities
Veterinarian
Water Supply Services

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The Process

The process Studio 545 follows when creating a web site is geared towards meeting the specific needs of the client. The web process is designed to allow me to work hand-in-hand with your organization to plan and execute professional websites on a reasonable budget. There are a number of steps in the web site design and development process . . .

I start off  projects by discussing with you the objectives of your site ... What is the goal? Who is your audience?  I establish a line of communication with your organization, define milestones, and formulate a strategy based on your requirements.

After we have a plan for the web site, I will custom build a mock-up for the site based on your input. The mock-up is non-functioning representation of what your site would look like. This is a highly collaborative stage and we make sure you are  creatively involved.

Upon approval of the design, I begin to create the heart and soul of your website. I make sure to communicate the progress to you over email, phone, or in person so you always know what stage we are at in the development of your site.

When your site is designed and built, and you are satisfied with the finished product, I will test it thoroughly. I will perform any remaining site revisions then launch it to the world. I will work with you to promote your site among all the major search engines.

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Frequently Asked Questions…

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR WEB SITE DESIGN?

 

The price of a website depends on so many factors, it’s impossible to say in one sentence. A customized, unique website design starts at $2,500. Depending on the features you want for your web site, the cost will increase accordingly. To get a better idea of the cost of what you want to build, contact me!

 

 

WHEN IS PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR YOUR WEB SITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES?

 

For small projects, 50% of the estimated fee must be provided prior to beginning work, with the remaining payment due upon completion of the project. For larger projects, an initial payment representing one-third of the estimated total fee is required. The second payment is required upon the halfway point, with the final third due upon completion of the project.

 

WILL I HAVE A SAY IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROCESS?

Absolutely. My goal is to please you. I can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, I can do that. If you have a logo or brand that you’d like to work around, that’s no problem. Be assured that your new site will be consistent with your overall brand.

 

WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF HIGH QUALITY IMAGES SO WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

There are a number of websites that offer affordable stock images for use in website design projects. Most images cost less than twenty dollars per high-resolution image.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE A WEBSITE?

The length of time it takes to create a fully functional website is based on several factors. Custom design work can take anywhere from 3 – 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the number of revisions you require. The development phase requires an additional 1 – 6 weeks, depending on the number of pages, and the functionality required. Of course, these are general guidelines, and I will make every effort to meet the timeframe you have in mind.

 

CAN I UPDATE MY WEBSITE AFTER LAUNCH?

The beauty of WordPress is the ease of use it provides. I will supply istructions on how to edit your website text and images.  If you would prefer, I am happy to make edits/changes to your site after it is launched, at an hourly rate.

 

IF I DON'T WANT TO MAKE CHANGES MYSELF, DO YOU PROVIDE A MAINTENANCE SERVICE?

Yes!  Since some clients do not want to maintain their own websites, I also offer ongoing maintenance. Contact me when you need to add to or make a change to your content. I will complete your request in a timely manner, and bill you at our standard hourly rate.

 

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