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Websites

How much do you charge to build a website?

A website design is quoted based on the needs and complexity of each individual project. Every website is unique and requires different components; I design and develop custom websites specifically for your business. I'll ask a lot of questions, assess your needs, and give you a price quote based on that assessment. The smallest package starts at €1000. Feel free to ask for an estimate.

Can I make changes to the website you have made?

Yes, of course. The website will be built with a focus on usability for you. You will have full access to the backend of your new WordPress website upon migration to make simple text updates, photograph changes, new products and pricing can easily be changed on your own. However, I do recommend a professional (developer) to complete more complex changes and maintenance such as plugin updates, design or structure changes, and complex functionality requirements. I provide such services in my maintenance package.

How long will it take to complete my website?

The standard timeline is 3-6 weeks to complete a website but this depends on the project since the size and pace of any project is set by each client. How much input you can provide during the initial stages, your feedback, how soon the content is provided – all this affects the speed of completion. The functionality and revisions required will also play a role in your timeline.

Do I have to be in The Netherlands to work with you?

No! I can communicate by email, scheduled calls and Skype meetings.

Do you provide website hosting and domain?

No, you will be responsible for website hosting and domain. This will ensure that you will have full access to your website upon migration. However, I can recommend hosting packages to you and I will complete the migration to your new hosting.

Will my website be mobile-friendly?

Absolutely! Having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever! I work hard to ensure your website is responsive on modern devices and browsers.

How much input do I have in the website design process?

A lot! Your input and feedback is crucial to this website design and development process. I'll start with a lot of questions about your needs, your likes, your wants and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality. I also request you to provide sample websites before we begin your project. Remember this is your website and I need your help and direction.

Who writes the text/content for the website?

I require that you provide all of the text content for your website. You are the expert on your business, so it’s always best if it comes from you. If you need assistance, I have a copywriter on my team who can help clean up or write original content for you.

What if I need help on my site down the road?

I am only an email away! I'm here to help you as much (or as little) as you need, and will be available even beyond the launch of your new website. I take pride in building a long term business relationship with my clients, and look forward to the opportunity to work on your future projects or growing your website further. Many clients have stuck with me since the first project, will you be next? Feel free to email me at [email protected] to request a quote or ask a question about your project.

Is SEO included in my website build?

No, the build of your website does not include SEO. All items that I add to your website including text, photos and video can be seen by Google but that doesn’t mean you will rank #1. I do, however, provide SEO services. You can learn more about my search engine optimization services here.

How do we get started?

Contact me by email at [email protected] with your website details (current or new project), page breakdown, and any sample websites to reference. Upon review, I will provide an estimate for your project or schedule a call to discuss further.

Logos

What does the logo design process consist of?

1. Get to know my client’s business.
2. Conduct research focused on the industry, its history, and competitors.
3. Brainstorming on the possible design directions.
4. Sketching and conceptualizing ideas with a pencil and paper.
5. First variations of logo is created.
6. Presentation to my client.
7. Revisions and modifications.
8. Colour choices and variations.
9. Revisions and modifications.
10. Delivery of final files.

Why do you charge €1000 for a logo?

There’s a huge difference in terms of quality and service, between working with a €100 logo designer, and a reputable professional designer. Designing a logo is an iterative and multi-step process that involves consultations, research, brainstorming, sketches, and several design concepts, revisions and much more. That’s why custom logo packages can wildly range in price from €1000 to €4000 based on the amount of time and effort needed to get the job done.

What is the client involvement during the logo design process?

Each logo design project is a collaborative process between Rick Bierman Designs and the client. I encourage the client to bring in any samples, colour combinations/swatches, and ideas they may have to help me get an idea of style before starting to work with new clients. During the design process, the client is asked to review, provide feedback and revisions.

Do I get an AI/Vector file of my logo once finished?

Yes, you will receive the finalized AI/Vector file, jpeg, and png of your new logo. With these files, your new logo can be used to complete stationery and brand marketing – including but not limited to business card, brochure design, websites, mailings and any other designs your business may require.

How long does a logo take to complete?

Ultimately, the timeline for completion depends on the feedback and communication. My logo design process is both collaborative and creative which does take time but that’s only because your vision is important to me. That being said, my average logo design takes between 2-3 weeks from start to finish.

Will I own my logo once it’s done?

Yes, you will own your finalized logo. However, I do not offer any patent/trademark registration – this is a separate process that is optional on your end.