Strategic Website Design
More than pretty websites
Need a website that works hard for your business?
The Website Design Experience
A process that starts with strategy and ends with a website that does exactly what you need.
Let’s focus on your website for an experience that takes you from frustrated to in love.
Professionally designed, bespoke WordPress websites
Not just any website, one that’s
– laser-focused on your dream clients
– designed to inspire visitors to take action to work with you
– built to grow with your business
What is The Design Experience?
You get access to an experienced designer for a strategically-led design experience. Our process takes you on a journey to clarify your message and understand exactly why clients can choose you over your competition. We don’t just build pretty websites, we build websites that create a real impact.
These projects typically include multiple days of intensive design and development.
We help you get ready for your design experience with comprehensive, guided prep work and a strategy session to make sure you completely understand your website goals, your dream clients and your message.
Our Website Content Strategy and Planning Platform helps you craft your content and your message so that when an ideal client lands on your website they think
‘I’m in exactly the right place, I need this’.
What’s in the box?
Access to the website strategy and planning portal
Custom, conversion focused website design and development
Video tutorials to help you or your team update and maintain your website
30 days of post project email support with video tutorials to answer your questions
How it Works
Before your design experience
Book our kickoff call
This is where we’ll get clear on what you need and cover all the details. We answer all your questions, set a date for your focused design experience and discuss how to get prepared.
During our Strategy Session we’ll discuss your core brand messaging, website goals, ideal clients and visual style. We cover exactly what is needed to create a website that grows your business.
Clarify your message with our content planning system. It’s an interactive platform to get you focused on your message and includes prompts to get you unstuck. From your brand to the website structure and content, we guide you through every step.
During our design experience
Design and Development
Our streamlined process puts your brand’s core message at its heart. We get to work on setting up your website with your branding, colours, fonts, navigation and structure. The process begins with the design of your homepage, this becomes the style guide for the rest of your website. Everything builds on the strategy work we’ve already completed together.
You have the opportunity to feedback on every step.
Once you’ve slept on it, you may have some final changes that you would like implemented. We include a buffer of development hours in the launch week so that we can make small tweaks to your design.
We finalise everything with browser and device testing, speed things up with a little magic and connect important tools like Google Analytics.
If you’re happy we’ll hit the launch button and get your new website out into the world.
Post project support
You’ll get training videos that explain how to:
✓ keep your website up to date and functioning properly
✓ update the content on your site
✓ add new sections to pages
✓ add and edit blog posts
✓ how to update other content like courses or products
30 days of email support if you find yourself stuck or confused. This support is there for you if you need feedback or personalised videos to explain anything about the work we’ve done during your project.
If you’d like an expert to look after the site once we launch then we can help with that too.
Hi, I'm Mellissa
passionate about your success
I’m a marketing expert, living off-grid in the Spanish mountains. I’ve been working in brand strategy, web design and SEO for 8 amazing years.
I founded Mean Creative to help coaches, online service providers and non-profits realise their dreams! I put you at the centre of the design process. I get to know you, your business and your audience so we can translate your ideas and content into a design that gets results.
I care deeply about your success and can't wait to hear about you, your business and your goals.
The Website Design Experience F.A.Q.
Guided content creation
Multiple days of completely focused design
30 days of post-launch support
Each site is unique but yours could include integrations with top email marketing software, embedded scheduling app, Instagram feed, sign up for your freebie, Facebook pixel, a blog and more.
What’s not included?
Hosting and your domain name are not included.
Branding, logos, content writing and SEO research are not included by default although these can be added to your package (if you’ve crafted your SEO titles and descriptions with your content we’ll add these for you).
Premium plugin licences, font licences or other paid integrations should be purchased by you unless otherwise agreed. If you require a multilingual website we provide a lifetime licence for WPML.
I need my website done yesterday, how do I jump the queue?
We keep a few days a month free for clients who need to get online FAST. If you have a deadline and know you can get all your content, images and brand assets to us in good time then we can accelerate the process.
Do I need a logo?
Yes, you’ll need all your brand assets including your logo, colours and fonts decided before we begin. If you’re unsure about your branding then don’t worry, we’ll be covering the basics in the content planner and if you need more help we offer branding packages too.
What about SEO?
Your website will have an SEO plugin installed. This means you can do some important things to optimise your site for search engines. My content planner also has some basics on SEO to help you.
If you need SEO research, strategy and optimisation we can add an extra day to your project.
Do I need hosting?
What about maintaining the website after launch?
As part of our training videos, you’ll receive one to show you how to keep WordPress, plugins and your theme up to date. If you’d like support to look after these things after launch just let us know and we’ll give you the details.
Will I be able to update the content myself?
Yes, you can update the content and images, add new sections, new pages, add blog posts etc, our handy explainer videos will help you get to grips with this.
What’s do I need to do?
We typically need your final content, brand assets, images and videos. Our strategy session coupled with access to the content strategy and planning portal will walk you through everything you need and the strategy to make it work.
Throughout the process, we’ll also need access to your hosting and some other tools we might be connecting to your website. Don’t worry, we work all this out before design begins.
How does the payment plan work?
Your deposit is due immediately in order to book your spot and this usually constitutes 50% of the project budget. Following this, there will be two payments for the balance.
How many trees will you plant?
For each design day, we plant at least 25 trees through Ecologi. We also offset our carbon footprint with them each month.
What are you waiting for?