5 Stages in 6 weeks
My process is modelled in a way that is efficient for both the client and myself.
This first phase is where we discuss your project in depth and when I gather all of your website assets. I'll have you fill out a Project Questionnaire that gives me a clear vision about the brand and website you're after. I'll get to know your materials, your goals, and take a look at your industry competitors. This is probably the most important part of the whole project as it sets the foundation for the rest of the process.
Today it's vital that your online identity is optimized and consistent for your customers. You shouldn't risk ignoring this, because your competitors aren't. After talking with you about your business goals/clients, I'll come up with a Visual Identity that consists of colors, fonts, and other design elements, making it extremely simple to maintain consistency even outside of the website.
I'll take all of the content you provided me in Stage 1 and lay it out in what I think is the most intuitive and pleasing way for your particular users. This could also be referred to as the "content organization" phase.
This is where I combine phases 2 and 3 and design the website page mockups to look like it will once live. Style elements will be integrated and I'll make notes of any special effects that I think could be useful or engaging.
Once everything is approved I will code up the mockups into a functional custom WordPress theme!