44° North Web Design
Vermont Web Design on Squarespace

About

Designing websites, riding bikes, and playing tunes on WRUV in no particular order.

A little about me and my process…

I ride bikes mostly on dirt (and also on snow), ski on snow, and play tunes on the radio once a week.  I live in Burlington, VT and have an overwhelming affinity for the Pacific Northwest.  I take pictures with my phone, my brother owns a farm, and for many amazing years owned a legendary dog named Wyatt.

My surroundings inform my aesthetic.  Living in Burlington and Vermont gives me the great fortune of experiencing a vibrant and historical music, design, and hand-crafted artisan scene with access to the spacious calm and natural landscape just a few minutes down the way.  The intersection of these environments is where my design approach lives: clean, efficient, and natural.

 
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Services


 
  • Web Design and Production

  • Branding and Logo Design

  • HTML & CSS Customization

  • Dynamic JavaScript elements

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Custom email/G Suite at your domain

  • ADA Accessibility Optimization

  • Photography

  • Video & Voiceovers

  • Google My Business Optimization

Pricing


Each website is priced as a package per the client’s needs, third party integrations, and e-commerce inclusion, is mobile optimized, ADA accessible, and secure.

Looking for a single-page cover/landing page announcing your upcoming site connected to your domain and social media channels? Those are a flat rate of $250.

Tier 1 //
Site set up, Social Media Integration, ADA accessibility

A basic site and Scope of Services begins at $1000 and includes:

  • up to 7 pages

  • two rounds of revisions

  • ADA accessibility

  • domain settings setup

  • social media integration

Tier 2 //
Plus Google my Business and Email Forwarding

Tier 2 begins at $1500 and includes all services in Tier 1 plus:

  • up to 10 pages

  • Google My Business Optimization

  • Google Search Console registration

  • Google Analytics integration

  • email forwarding

Tier 3 //
Comprehensive seo, email + g suite, custom styling

Tier 3 begins at $2250 and includes all services in Tier 1 and Tier 2 plus:

  • sites with greater than 10 pages

  • three rounds of revisions

  • comprehensive SEO audit and implementation

  • third party integrations (e.g. Acuity scheduling, table reservations platforms, donor management processing services)

  • custom G Suite email, Google Drive, Calendar, etc. at your domain (20% discount for the first year for all users!)

  • HTML and CSS styling.

**Elements including event registration, e-commerce, custom animations or entry points,
JavaScript and other requests will be included per each client’s needs and requests.**

How it works.


To land at the client’s optimal destination, I present each client with two proposed Scopes of Services before we begin: one at the core tier level, described above, and one at the comprehensive level with all services included. Working with the client to determine their needs and the size of the project, we decide on which end of the spectrum–or where in between–we want to work and go from there. Note that all clients are responsible for Squarespace’s hosting costs and G Suite subscription; for each I can hook you up with a 20% discount on the first year!

My hourly rate is $55 per hour for projects not requiring a full website build.

All nonprofit clients receive a 10% discount on all services, websites, and hourly work. G Suite also offers free email for nonprofit clients!

I am happy to work with any client at any budget! Payment plans are available as well.

How we’ll collaborate.


My approach to this work is that just because we can do something, it doesn't necessarily mean we should. Oftentimes, designers add features, widgets, apps, plugins, whatever that require regular maintenance or just end up breaking. This can be frustrating when a business or organization wants to manage small fixes and edit their own websites. Ultimately, it seems to waste everyone's time and money.  So, I design on Squarespace: it works, it looks great, it's managed from top to bottom (avoiding widget/plugin concern, above) it has very streamlined and contemporary features (e.g. video banners and cover pages, contact forms, email marketing, e-commerce, blogging, events feeds/calendars/pages, social media integration) incorporated within the platform–not by third parties–and it is easy to 'handover the keys' to the website owner when the design is complete.  

What we’ll create.


Style + Function + Ease

Each Squarespace site is responsive (mobile-ready) and equipped with strong SEO strategy elements; site descriptions, page titles, custom URLs, search-friendly formatting, and other key elements are all easily managed. Beyond this, Squarespace automatically generates a built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and rank a website. Read more about understanding and execution of SEO here.

Squarespace will also keep your site safe from hackers, allow you to easily edit text, images, blogs, and social media, provide automatic software updates, and enable you to sell online without the hassle of getting a security certificate, which is included on every Squarespace website.

Inclusive design is paramount to websites that are accessible by all users; I employ various applications and practices in the designing and building processes of a site to optimize its ADA compliance, usability, and accessibility for all users.

In order to create a site that is unique to your aesthetic, user experience, and goals, I'm experienced in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a few other languages.