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There are many moving parts when it comes to web design trends, graphic design techniques, and marketing tips. In this blog, I put together different resources that I feel will benefit my clients and get them thinking about design from a different perspective.

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Dark Patterns in Web Design

What are dark patterns? As web designers, it is our job to communicate to an audience through a functional web design. We help guide visitors by using colors, text, layout, and much more to help navigate and guide a user to complete certain steps that benefit both the...

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User Experience Guide in 2020

What is User Experience? User experience is about creating a great experience for the users of your website. So, the focus is less about making it look aesthetically pleasing and more about making it easy and intuitive to use. Although you still want to be creative...

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Google Search Console in 2020

When it comes to Google rankings and SEO, things can get a little overwhelming. For me, overwhelming is an understatement. I have used multiple tools across the web and when I learned that there are 200+, how was I to choose a reliable tool I could work with? Luckily,...

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Create Awesome Landing Pages

Does the styling of your landing page really matter? If you answered no. I'll ask one more question. Do your leads matter? The answer is YES if you want a sustainable business. Landing pages are more important than you think. And if you'd ask me to properly layout a...

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Boosting Blog Performance

What do search engines use when they go fishing? Linkbait, ha. And no, I'm not savvy enough to come up with such a great joke myself, but it's nice to find humor in one of the most intimidating and impactful web topics. When I first began learning about SEO (search...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why wordpress?

WordPress is a well-known, open-source content management system that’s been around since 2003. For WordPress sites, design and development happen as two separate steps—I design the site then work with a developer for coding and implementation. Today, WordPress is powering millions of sites on the web.

WordPress websites are highly customizable, powerful websites built using one of the most popular, yet also quite complicated, platforms on the web. They can do virtually anything you envision them to, and are the software powering some of the most high-profile, high-traffic sites on the web. 

How long will my project take?

Every project is different depending on the size and scope of the deliverable. A simple site with 4-5 subpages could take between 10-20 hours. It takes a few hours to get the mockups started; and building/coding takes the rest of the time. The easiest way to give you an accurate quote is by having a (complimentary) conversation

What Kind of services do you offer?

I help small business owners create their very first website or redesign their current one. I give web consultations to give a general idea of what my client may need. Many services include: Full website design & development, WordPress build & maintenance,  and graphic design work upon request.

what is your small project turnaround?

If all content has been received in a timely manner, the project should take anywhere between 1-4 weeks.

I need help, but my site doesn't use WordPress?

No problem! I have the experience to dive into any web building platform and have the ability to get comfortable very quickly. I will only build brand new websites in WordPress but I have no issues with creating content or updating on other applications. If you are looking to rebuild your current site on WP, just reach out for a consultation

How do the payments work?

I ask for 50% of the project proposal upfront and the rest once the project is finished. I send invoices through a clients preferred payment platform like Google Pay, Cash App, Venmo, etc.

how much do you charge?

Each service has a base price and is altered to fit the client's needs and the size of the project. Every client and project is different; the easiest way to give you an accurate quote is by having a (complimentary) conversation.

I need a website asap. can you help?

Depending on the project scope and what type and if we go with a simple template, I can process this request fairly quickly. Give me a shout and I’ll provide a clear timeframe.

how do we get started?
  1. First, schedule a free 15-minute consultation to discuss problems, goals, and to determine a mutual fit.
  2. If we are a great fit, I'll prepare a project proposal (complete with goals, deliverables, cost, and timeline) for your review. When approved, I'll send over the contract.
  3. I'll send kickoff documents and create a sitemap view of the overall project scope. These sheets will list action items and deadlines to stay organized and on track.
  4. After the contract is signed and the deposit paid, we'll schedule a kick-off meeting to review the goals for the project and answer any questions you may have.
  5. I'll get started on designs and we'll work together to refine the piece until you’re ready to give your stamp of approval, then I begin to build your dream website.
What is your design process?

Step 1: Discover & Define
Step 2: Plan
Step 3: Design & Develop
Step 4: Testing
Step 5: Launch

Each step will have further explanation during our kickoff process!.

A Few Kind Words

My experience with Raven Lee Designs is that she is creative, passionate, and reliable in getting things done in a timely way. She listens to clients and helps them reach and obtain their vision. I recommend RLD to anyone looking to develop a design that will catch the attention of their current and future endeavors.

Dr. Mattie Jones, PreKKeys Consulting Co.

Raven was great to work with. She was professional and very attentive to our needs. She made sure to have all of our questions answered in a timely fashion. My website is very user friendly, and I would highly recommend Raven for all of your website needs.

Dana Peterson, Jar'd Up Scented Candles

Raven did a great job with my website, she really listened to my needs. My website looks professional and I am quite satisfied.

Barbara Riordan, Pariah5k