Being a "full-stack designer" simply means being a person who has multiple design skills and experience, with the ability to understand every part of a project's development process, from engaging design to back-end development.
No longer do designers just deliver visual prototypes, they must have a clear understand the technical world of graphic and web design before they start coding or pushing pixels.
"Good website design begins with a simple strategy" Clarifying your goals and strategy, and understanding your target market, will help guide me in designing a clear and useful website for your customers! What products or services do you want to grow? What are the core services/products of your business? What generates revenue and does that need to change? Once you know the answers to these questions, you can make decisions about prioritizing the structure and layout of your website to simplify your customer's experience.
Requesting a Quote
Before you start, please plan what type of design you want and decide what your budget is. Keep in-mind that a project usually consist of multiple parts, which can be added on as one can afford them. Various payment plans are available. Feel free to ask about them.
Contracts are important for large web projects to make sure that both parties agree on what is being delivered and when. It helps prevent any misunderstandings or expectations as the project develops.
How Much Does A Website Cost?
There's a wide range of costs associated
with building a website. Depending on
how much work you're willing to do,
and how customized or complex you
want the design to be. One can go
the Do-It-Yourself route and spend
between $50 to $500 or hire pro-
fessionals and spend anywhere from
$500 to $10,000. Please read an article
from fitsmallbusiness.com for a good
overview. One should include costs for
web applications and recurring monthly
hosting costs by Internet Service Providers.
It's important for clients to be aware of the wide-range of design options
available to them, in order for them to have a better understanding of how they want to present their product
and/or service. This helps the designer to create more appropriate prototypes for clients to consider.
To review an online portfolio my work see www.rkdesign.us/portfolio
Graphic Design Resources
Experienced in graphic design, desktop publishing and web design
A "graphic/web designer" is a multimedia web specialist who helps create and design websites for companies. These designers are able to communicate a company's philosophy and culture in words, sounds, applications, pictures, videos, colors, and other visual and audio methods. They're knowledgeable in the latest multimedia software applications and products, as well as design techniques.
Twenty plus years of Graphic/Web Design employment, creating corporate identity, print and web designs. Served as Art Director, Senior Designer and Consultant for various organizations and design studios.
College educated in traditional Graphic Design methodologies and techniques, earning an undergraduate Graphic Design Degree from the University of Cincinnati and graduate Graphic Design Degree from Yale University.
See on-line Portfolio/Resume for more.
My first User Interface (UI) design job pre-dates the internet
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to