I’ve been building my own websites for over twenty years.
I’m a visual artist who builds websites. And I've been asked a number of times to help other artists build websites. So now I'm going to do just that. I build a limited number of Squarespace websites per year (after all I am still a full-time artist!). And yep, I’m a Squarespace Circle member.
Bring extra socks
Squarespace designed websites that will knock your socks off.
Sure, you could build your own website with a free template. Or you could take a weekend class in building a website. And then when the time comes to add new images or change your address you will have to remember how to do it all over again. It’s time consuming and frustrating for most people to build a website or update it regularly. I do this stuff every day because I like it. Yeah, I’m that person. So hand it over, Edna. You just relax and sip a cool drink. I’ll take care of the heavy lifting. Get ready for the compliments on your new site.
website design for artists
Because you need a website that loads your beautiful images fast. Easy navigation for your collectors. Information about your artistic process in a gorgeous layout. Contact forms so easy they practically fill themselves.
Your website will look good on any and all devices! A handy portfolio of your work, right on your phone. Show your work to that potential buyer at a party with a wave of your hand. Sell more because you can show more.
What does it all mean, Harriet? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Your site will be optimized so people can find you. Keywords that work for what you do. Page titles that reflect your awesomeness. Google will know who you are.
Websites for Artists and Others
These are just the preliminary details. I’ll work closely with you on your website to get just the right fit.
Sites range from three to five pages but can include more pages. Costs for a site start at $1500.00. We can add in lots of bells and whistles too. Look! A shiny object!
Three page sites typically include these pages:
Art - up to three galleries with twenty images each
Five page sites typically include these pages:
Art - up to five galleries with twenty images each
E-commerce or teaching links
SPEND MORE TIME DOING WHAT YOU LOVE AND LESS TIME WORRYING ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE
ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES WILL BE CONNECTED
Get ready to send thank you cards to all your new collectors
Include e-commerce in your site
UPDATE YOUR OWN SITE - I’LL TRAIN YOU!
Every site includes
Mobile optimization. Your site will look great on desktop and mobile devices.
Mailchimp integration. A nifty sign-up form so that your site visitors can easily subscribe to your newsletter.
SEO optimization. I’ll submit your site to Google and Bing and people will find you.
Keyword optimization. I’ll make sure your page titles and descriptions use the proper keywords.
Optimized images in galleries. Your images will load fast and look great.
Social media integration. I’ll make sure your site links to your social media sites.
Training videos. Once I’m finished building your site, I’ll create personal training videos that walk you through how to make updates to images, add or change your newsletter and add blog articles. You won’t need to keep spending money on a web designer to make small updates or changes. I’ll teach you how to do it yourself!
Thirty days of “small tweaks.” I’ll make small changes to your site for thirty days free of charge. Once you live with the site for a couple of weeks you may want to change the color of the font or the font itself, or maybe the color of the buttons. Minor changes can be made for up to thirty days after your site is completed, free of charge.
Five page sites include all of the above and:
Integration with Shopify or another E-commerce site (like Etsy) or teaching platform like Kajabi or Teachable.
A custom email newsletter in Mailchimp that will automatically welcome new subscribers.