do I need to purchase a domain before I start my web design project?
No, there are several options. Often times, working with me on your site design I can get your domain FREE or discounted for you. We have the options to go through Squarespace or a third party domain service. If you have already purchased from a third party, it is provided in web packages to do a domain transfer, meaning reconfigure your settings and rerouting your website to the right place.
what platform do you design on? how much does it cost?
I primarily design on the Squarespace platform and have designed on other platforms as well, including Wix, Weebly, ShowIt. For the clients, I work with Squarespace gives you capabilities of other platforms + everything you need without having to code or hire a web master. Occassionally, I add custom code to websites, but overall my goal for my clients is to be able to easily manage their sites once our project has been completed. Platform subscription costs vary, this is shared during the discovery phase of projects. Generally, the subscriptions range from $150 - $250 and come w/ tons of perks. The pricing depends on your business needs. Marissa Monroe Studio, LLC is a Squarespace Circle Member. This means you receive an exclusive 20% off your first year of Squarespace + get to work with an experienced web designer + professional on your project! Win-win, right?
do you design logos on their own?
No. As a brand designer, I want to provide my clients with the knowledge + tools they need to be successful in their business. While the logo is important, I strongly believe in a well crafted and put together brand. If I only provided a logo I feel as though I would not be doing my job and the package allows clients to see how the brand elements are used together to gain brand loyalty, profitability and recognition.
where are you based?
Marissa Monroe Studio is currently based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Though I am based in the US, I worked with clients domestically and internationally. Clients projects have varied all over the US and South America.
how do payments work + how do you make a payment?
When you book a project with the studio a non-refundable 50% deposit must be submitted to reserve your spot and secure your project. The remaining balance is due upon completion of the project and prior to handoff of final files, etc. Investing in your brand can be a big, yet important investment to make, so I am open to creating a payment plan that works for us both. Please reach out accordingly. Payments are sent via invoice that allow you to conveniently make payment online.
do you take on other projects outside of branding + web design?
Yes! My main focus is on branding, web design + packaging — primarily for entrepreneurs + small businesses, but I have spent a lot of time working with clients and members of the community on other design projects. Other projects I take on are illustration, coaching, creative direction and a la carte design services especially for companies that need additional marketing collateral or might need new business cards, presentation design, etc. If you are curious about something else, please send me a message, I'm sure I can help or refer you to someone in the creative community!