Coming from a background in fine art film and video, I have taken those aesthetic sensibilities and a modest understanding of tech with me into my current digital design practice.
Sometimes I work with clients from the very earliest concept stages of a project through to it’s completion and on other occasions I might just work specifically on the technical part of putting a website together. I’m equally comfortable and experienced in art direction, website design, graphic design and creative artworking.
All projects are scheduled, planned and priced accordingly.
Typically prices range from a £300 daily rate for minor web modifications, mailchimp set-up/intergration and graphic design/artworking…
To £600 ~ £1000+ for a blog set-up, style and configure…
To £1200+ for a fully functioning portfolio/business website built with WordPress or Squarespace…
To £2500+ for online retail and bespoke build websites.
Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the services above.
jason hart | firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Useful Terms
WordPress ~ a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org.
Squarespace ~ a software as a service-based content management system-integrated website builder, blogging platform, hosting service, commerce platform, and domain name registrar.
E-commerce ~ the transaction of buying or selling online. Electronic commerce sites are often built with dedicated hosted or self hosted platforms such as Shopify, Magento, Big Cartel but can also be configured using WordPress, Squarespace etc.
Blog ~ a weblog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). The topics covered by bloggers are endless and typically include news, views, hobbies and obsessions. See also “micro-blogging” and “social media”.
Social media ~ these are generally pared down blogs (or micro-blogs) with a specific content type at it’s core and are designed for the user to easily build and become part of chosen networks. Eg, instagram for photos, twitter for shortform text output, facebook for “keeping in touch”, youtube and vimeo for video, snapchat for… erm – ask a teenager, etc
UX User Experience ~ the practice within website design which focuses on how a user/shopper/client actually engages with the various on screen elements
CMS Content Management System ~ the “back-end” of a website, whereby it’s owner can access, add and edit their content, images, portfolios, products etc
URL your domain name ~ chosen by you, your “universal resource locator” is essentially thenameofyourbusiness.com – or similar. They can be added as part of your website subscription package on platforms such as Squarespace or Shopify or can be secured separately (see self-hosted)
Self-hosted ~ commonly a WordPress website will be “self-hosted”. This means that the website owner has to buy hosting space within which to house their website. These “hosting” packages often include domain name registration and can cost anywhere between £30 and £300 per year depending on requirements. Typical hosting companies include godaddy.com or names.co.uk
Plugin ~ a module which “attaches” to the back-end of a website to add enhanced functionality
Taxonomy ~ the process of classifying and organising the content in a website, typically relying on heirarchies of “categories” and “tags”
SEO ~ Search Engine Optimisation; the practice of writing a website’s code and content to give it greater visibility online – especially in relation to Google searches etc
Security ~ an increasingly relevant consideration in an age where criminal and underhand cyber activity is becoming more commonplace – or at least our awareness of it is. Unless otherwise agreed, the responsibility for security and content integrity of any online work I do remains with the client. However I offer a contract based service (on WordPress and other self-hosted projects) whereby I undertake much of the security monitoring and management. Details available on request.