About

About me

My story

I designed my first website over five years ago. I began working in Adobe Dreamweaver, but later started learning WordPress and have been improving and added more beautiful websites to my portfolio since then. I have designed dozens of websites for small businesses around my hometown Placerville, California. Now, I constantly spend time starting new web design projects. In my spare time, I enjoy film and video editing, getting outside, fixing or tinkering with electrical equipment, and spending time with family.

Love for Design

I have always loved designing and have gotten a deeper sense of it since both of my parents are artists. I would spend time examining websites, designing websites for friends, and even re-create existing websites to learn improve my skills and learn more.

Using WordPress

I had heard of WordPress before, but I ignored it and still built sites in Dreamweaver. Then, I noticed more and more websites had been switching to WordPress. I decided to try it out to get more skills and realized that it was a much better way to grow businesses online.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

I often get asked similar questions when clients first want to start a web project. To narrow it down, I’ve built this FAQ section.

I’m happy to make the process super easy and simple. If you’re interested in working with me, your first step is to contact me.

There are a lot of variables when it comes to building a website. My basic business websites begin around $280 and go from there, depending on your specific needs and the functionality of your website.

Unless you purchase my Maintenance Plan, I don’t own anything of the website. Since I use the latest software it’s very easy to edit the text, images and other content on the pages. You can almost change everything if you want to.
Usually, a basic website takes approximately one month. Depending on the functionality of your website, this will obviously vary. I supply a very customized timeline and deadline as part of the proposal process.
Working with Sylvan

My Process

I always follow specific steps when I’m working on a web design project. This way, I keep everything organized and it will create moments to talk about the project with my clients.

1. We Meet
In the first part of the project, I have a chat with my clients about their goals, their brand, and what they want in a website. I get a clear idea of what my clients want and need, and then I can produce a product both parties are happy with.
2. Design Mockup
After the kickoff meeting, I brainstorm what the client needs and wants, and begin designing the first part of the website. This is where I'll create a JPG image of the overall design direction. This will give you a preview of it before I spend gobs of hours building the site.
3. The Demo
After the general design of the website gets approved, we start building out the website. It's not public or shared to the world, but it allows me and you to make any changes needed before we launch the website.
4. The Website Launches!
Once the demo is approved, we will launch the new website, and make any changes to make the website perfect. This gets done in a way where this isn't any downtime (on most websites). It's like flipping a switch and all of a sudden, you have a brand new website to show off to your friends and customers!