There are a sea of options when it comes to building a website and it begins with who will create it and how to build it. When you’re ready to grow beyond DIY or unclear who to rely on and how to clarify the message, Stargazer is a trusted partner to guide the way. We listen deeply to the vision for the business and how the website can serve the needs of the business and communicate its core message to call in your clients. We navigate the decisions to be made around tech platforms and guide the messaging process with you. Working with Stargazer will save you time and bring confidence your website is getting done in an aligned way with your vision.
Inform with a brochure site for the business and service offering.
Transact with an e-commerce store for digital and physical goods.
Amplify with a blog, webinars or courses to share knowledge and expertise.
Regardless if it’s a new site or a refresh, the process is the same. Once we know the business, we build accordingly.
Creating a website together is a collaborative, inside-out approach rather than a prescriptive one. It begins with discovery sessions to understand the business, goals, offering, challenges, and inspirations.
Once the story and technology needs are defined, the platform is decided. The design process starts with a theme and is customized to best represent the business identity and optimal user experience.
When the design is finalized, the site is optimized for search and tested across phone, tablet, laptop and desktop. The site is then launched on the pre-determined hosting provider and the domain is pointed.
Your website requirements may vary. Consider this a baseline:
One 90-minute discovery session to dive into understanding the business and offering
Technology platform setup (Squarespace, WordPress, Wix etc)*
Design and development of key pages (Home, About, Services and /or Products, Blog, Contact)*
Email sign up form & social media integration
SEO (meta-descriptions, alt text & image optimization)
Google Analytics for tracking
Domain pointing. If WordPress, hosting will be set up or site migrated to existing host.
2 weeks of post-launch support for any technical issues
Scope and price varies based on business size and scale of the project. Once we discuss your business and website needs, a proposal will be provided.
*Platform subscription or hosting fees are not included. Copy and images to be provided or licensed by the client. Referrals for writers and stock photography are available.
“I knew from the first initial call with Dana that she was the right person to work with to redesign my website. She thoughtfully listened to my branding ideas and direction I wanted my website to go. She asked very in-depth questions to ensure she knew exactly what I wanted my website to look like and function.”
She is as detailed as I am and appreciated that throughout the process. The finished website was exactly as I envisioned and I could not be happier.”
YVETTE SAMICK | TOO THE DOGS PHOTOGRAPHY
“If you have ever considered having someone design and implement your website, you should absolutely consider Stargazer. Dana knows her stuff, is highly intuitive, does her research on your brand and your style and implements accordingly. Dana has been the best addition to my community of collaborative professionals as she is adept in ALL areas of business. Her advice and encouragement outside of just the development of my website has been invaluable. I cannot imagine my entrepreneurial journey without her being a major part of it. Thank you, Universe, for Dana!”
DEANNA SELBY | BETTER INDEED GROUP
The logo and any identity guidelines, brand and/or lifestyle photography, all of your content gathered into one place, any links or embed codes connected to the business systems that will need to be integrated (ex. calendars and email services).
Copy will need to be provided by you. We will provide an outline to help you get started as well as give input on messaging and copy revisions to ensure it aligns with brand story and flow of the site. We can also hire a writer and work with the writer if you’d like to have that additional cost included in the project.
We work with your images. If you need images licensed, we will search and find recommended stock images or videos and you will need to license directly.
The typical timeframe is 6 – 8 weeks from the first discovery call to launch.
No, but we work with talented brand identity designers that can be referred or add the cost to the project. We can also help consult if you are working with a designer.
Yes! We are happy to continue to support our clients who build their sites with us. We charge a monthly hourly rate to make any changes or plugin updates if it’s a WordPress site. If you have larger changes to make to the site, we can discuss a project quote.
Squarespace Circle Member means we have built quite a few sites on the platform and get access to resources and perks to help us grow. One of these perks is we can give a 20% discount off the first year of the Squarespace subscription to our clients.
Feeling stuck in one particular area? Let’s have a 90 minute conversation to work through a specific challenge together. Areas where a consult can help move your business forward:
The 90-minute consult is $150 USD to be paid at time of booking. If this fee is not accessible for you, please contact with the email form to discuss a pay what you can option.
Book a free 30-minute consult to see if we are the right fit for working together.