Normally this would be called an FAQ but honestly, these questions, while they come up every now and then, aren’t asked all that frequently.
Because you’re looking for someone who is responsive, reliable, and can solve web-specific problems. And I’m a pretty dang good designer and developer.
If you’re just wanting a design or code monkey that simply does what you ask, I’m definitely not it. I work with clients that want to collaborate on ideas and put their trust in my expertise.
If you’re looking for a huge, full-service agency, clearly I’m not it. I do have a small team of awesome people – whom I consider friends – that I bring onto a project if and when it’s appropriate.
It sure did. It wasn’t entirely disingenuous because, as mentioned above, I do have people I rely on depending on the project. But, when you hire Block 81, you’re primarily hiring me. It just feels a lot more honest and transparent to be up front about this, especially given the number of solo designers and devs that truly are disingenuous or small studios that pretend to be much larger than they really are.
I’ve been a professional designer since 2000.
I do. I don’t like to bother my clients with it, but I have several that are happy to talk to you about me. I can provide those upon request.
I have one I can give you upon request. But trust me, it's boring – I've been working for myself since 2003. But feel free to take a peek at it on LinkedIn.
I have a solid and proven internal process for that. For client communication, I primarily stick to email, Airtable, video calls, regular calls, and the occasional face-to-face meeting. I’ve used some of the biggest PM tools like Basecamp and Asana, and I’m happy to join your team in whatever you’re using. Most of the time though, it’s just extra stuff. My PM philosophy is simple: be transparent and constantly communicate progress.
I quote based on the scope of the project with your budget being of the utmost importance. If you’d like a more specific ball park, get in touch!
By check, debit or credit card, or bank transfer (ACH).
Insist is a strong word. While I truly believe Craft can handle 99% of website projects, there are times when it doesn’t make sense, but those are rare. Either way, I’ll be up front about what I think the best platform will be in your particular case. And the fact is, if you have a strong preference for another system, along with a good business reason behind it, I'm totally open to it.
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