Studio faqs + the answers.
Here you can find several frequently asked questions + the answers. If you have other questions, feel free to send me an email.
do I need to purchase a domain before I start my website design project?
No, there are several options. Often times, working with me on your site design I can get your domain discounted to you. We can go through Squarespace or a third party domain service. If you have already purchased from a third party, we can transfer your domain.
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. I choose Squarespace because it is the best platform for my clients and target market. Squarespace gives you most capabilities of other platforms + everything you need without having to code or hire a web master. Subscription costs vary, this is shared during the discovery phase of projects. Generally the subscriptions range from $150 - $250 and come with 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 United States, Greensboro, North Carolina. Though I am based in NC, 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?
Yes! When you book a project with me a non-refundable 50% deposit must be submitted to reserve your spot. 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 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 web design + branding?
Yes! My main focus is on branding, web design + packaging — primarily for female entrepreneurs and female owned 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. 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 who can help!