Create a custom website to serve your business

Finding a trusted partner to help facilitate bringing your brand story and vision to a website can be daunting.  We recognize a website is often more than just a website when it’s the hub of your brand, business and marketing operations. Therefore we approach each website project with the goal of executing with empathy, creativity, process and problem-solving.  We listen deeply to the vision for the brand, 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 brand vision and business operations.

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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.

How we create together

Regardless if it’s a new site or a refresh, the process is the same. Once we know the business, we build accordingly.

Discovery

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.

Design

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.

Delivery

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.

What's included

Your website requirements may vary. Consider this a baseline:

  • Up to two 90-minute discovery session to dive into understanding the business and offering with a reflection back of proposed site architechure and messaging positioning. 

  • Technology platform set up (WordPress, Squarespace or Wix) and any speciality service integration research. 

  • Custom design of homepage and key template pages. Homepage design to be provided statically for review approval.*

  • Development of all pages optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile. 
  • Email sign up form & social media integration

  • SEO (meta-descriptions, alt text & image optimization)

  • Any required scripts or pixels for tracking (ex. Google Analytics)

  • Domain pointing. If WordPress, hosting will be set up or site migrated to existing host.

  • Two 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.

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*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.

Custom sites we've created

To see our work in the world, click on the image below to view the live site. Our clients are empowered to change and evolve their websites post-launch so design and messaging may be vary from what’s featured below. 

screenshot of the Celeb Map website homepage
Celeb Map
screenshot of the Career Rev website homepage
Career Rev
screenshot of the Head & Heart Insights website homepage
Head & Heart Insights

Frequently asked questions

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. 

Connect with Stargazer, today.

Book a free 30-minute consult to discuss your website needs and if we are the right fit for working together.