WELCOME TO IOWA CITY WEB DESIGN, LLC
My name is Brian Ericson. I was born in the Quad cities and split my time between Milwaukee and Iowa City.
Although I have pioneered the Web Design market in Milwaukee, my heart will always be with Iowa. I am a graduate of The University of Iowa, I am forever a Hawkeye.
There is an old saying ”You aren’t working a day in your life if you do what you love.” I love what I am doing and what I can do for my clients. Web design is my business. But it is not my job. A job is going to work. I treat every project like it’s my own. After all, my name is on it…so why wouldn’t I, right? I’m sorry to report that not every designer feels the same way. Unfortunately you may already know that.
I also have a highly aesthetic eye for design and detail. Not only do I know that every word and picture and layout of every page matters to making your website work for you, I like to create beautiful projects. They are an extension of my creativity. I can’t help but be any other way.
I get to know my clients on a level that no one else does. Because of that , I can relay precisely what you want from your vision into the website. Your clients will know your vision too.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE
My services are provided at affordable – flat rates. Due to the fact that I am a freelancer I can turn projects around more efficiently than larger web design firms. In comparison to larger design firms, I am also able to charge less because I do not have any of the hefty overhead costs associated with running a firm.
You will find that I am very flexible, accessible and also cost-effective.
You will gain my undivided attention when you acquire my services. Through my creativity, imagination, attention to detail and your feedback together we can produce a website for your company which is leaps and bounds above your competition. I take pride in my work as it is my creative passion. It is something which can be seen in the finished product.
ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
With my services you never pay one cent until a contract is signed and services are initiated. All pre-contract meetings, discussion and research are always free. You should always know exactly what you are getting into before choosing a web designer. With me, you’ll find yourself confident and knowing what to expect at all times throughout the website design process.
Included within my services are: WordPress installation and setup, Outsourced Website Administrator Services, Ecommerce Services, Content Management and organic search engine optimization services. These services are all all aimed at assisting your company in making its presence known.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are consultations free?
Absolutely. Ask as many questions as you like. None of my clients pay any fees until they are absolutely sure they want to do business with me.
Is there a contract involved?
Yes. I never work without a contract, and neither should you A contract is provided for your review. Prior to signing, if there is anything you feel uncomfortable with just let me know. We can change it to whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Do you charge by the hour, or do you charge a flat-fee?
I charge a flat-flee for the project as a whole. All of my pre-contract discussions or consultations are always free. After I have met with a potential new client I will send them a very detailed email outlining what I believe their needs are and what type of website will suit them best. I will also provide them with a cost estimate of the project.
My cost estimates are based on how long I think the project will take to complete. If I project that their website will take 30 hours to complete, their billing will stop at 30 hours. If the project takes longer than 30 hours, my clients are not charged for the extra time.
Do your websites work on all devices?
Yes. I only provide my clients with websites which are 100% responsive. A Responsive Design website is designed and coded so it will sense what size of screen it is being viewed upon. It will then shrink and re-proportion itself if necessary. The purpose of this is to give the user a simplified and easy-to-use experience.
It is now more important than ever for a website to work just as perfectly on smart phones and tablets as it does on desktop computers.
How long will it take to build my website?
Keep in mind you are not ordering a pizza. “30 minutes or less” is not a guarantee that I will give you. A website build is not something that should be rushed. I tell my potential clients that with whatever method is taken to determine of how long it will take, whether it be in minutes or days…to multiply that number by three. There are lots of things which can affect the amount of time it takes to build a website.
A lot of interaction occurs between myself and my clients. There can be several stages where information is needed from from you in order for the build to continue to its next stage. If I contact you on a Monday requesting information and no response is given until Wednesday…the project will not move along in an efficient manor.
The safe answer is 1 to 3 months. Or, 2 to 4 months for an Ecommerce website.
Do you also provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Services?
I sure do!
I will apply the same techniques and knowledge which currently have this website ranked #1 on Google for over 20 keyword combinations for two years running.
A quick summation of my SEO services can be found here: SEO Services.
Do you provide hosting services?
No. I do not provide hosting services. I recommend using Inmotion Hosting for your hosting and domain needs.
Should you need hosting services which require substantial space and/or traffic requirements, I can direct you to appropriate service providers.