Our Services

Heyyy!

You need a professional online presence that attracts your ideal customers.

You don’t need a website that causes you stress and anxiety.

Let us help you build and manage your website so you can get back to doing what brings you joy (like this dude, doing his avo-cardio)!

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Have you been procrastinating getting your website built or wasting time trying to DIY when you have no desire or time to figure out the tech involved?

I get it! There’s a LOT to do to make it happen: content, photos, design inspiration, opt-in forms, and the tech. Ugh, the tech!

I'm here to help!

Gimme the scoop!

How can we work together?

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Website Design & Development

Through a mindful and collaborative three-phased process, we’ll get your website built and launched so customers or donors can not only find you but fall in love with you! We build with WordPress to ensure your website can grow right along with your business, and we’ll deliver a strategic solution that will make that growth possible.

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Website Maintenance

Once your site is out into the world, we’ll make sure it’s secure, backed up, and updated so you can rest easy knowing the not-so-sexy back-end stuff is taken care of. Superb hosting with priority support is included. No more being the 154th customer in line where you'll spend the first 15 minutes verifying you own your account.

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Tech Training & Consulting

Have you been craving the idea of being more comfortable with making updates to your own website, navigating around your email marketing program, or learning basic (or advanced) tech skills (hello Google docs)? We have you covered with tech training and consulting that will cure your technically-challenged fears.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

not in that particular order

We don’t just build websites. We dive deep into your goals, needs, hopes and wishes. Then, we deliver a solution that will bring you success, happiness, and of course, sales or donors. Sounds easy, huh? Well, kind of :).

We have a strategy-first approach that begins with discovery, then dives into design, proceeds to development and concludes with ongoing maintenance. If you don’t have your branding (logo, color palette, typography) created yet, we’ll get that done first. If you need help with your content, we’ll guide you, assist with editing what you’ve written, or connect you with a copywriter. In other words, we’ve got you covered for nearly everything you need to kick booty on the web!

We don’t just “quickly put something together.” You are investing in a solution, a marketing tool, and the digital face of your business or organization. If we just threw something up there on the screen, we’d be doing you and your clients a disservice.

Rushing through a project can result in cutting corners. You wouldn’t want to do that with your home, so why do that with your website? Things literally will fall through the cracks.

If you’re looking for someone to guess what you need and whip it up at the snap of a finger, I’m not your gal. There are plenty of companies that can [try to] do that for you, though.

Non-profit organizations, educational consulting firms, therapists and medical practices, construction companies, bloggers, attorneys and many more.
While my clients’ industries may vary, they all possess the following characteristics:

  • They are ready! They may still need hand-holding and lots of strategy work, but they are responsive, eager, excited, and recognize the value of investing in a professional online presence.
  • They see a website as an investment and not an expense. If you are wanting to wheel and deal, we’re not going to work. If you want cheap, there are plenty of other web designers out there. Just keep in mind that good is never cheap and cheap is never good.

(1) Clients who don’t want to be involved in the process. I love examples, so here are a few to help you understand why your involvement is imperative:

  • You wouldn’t go to a restaurant and say, “just make me something.”
  • You wouldn’t tell a home builder, “just build me a house.”
  • You wouldn’t tell an interior designer to “just pick everything out, I don’t want to have to make any decisions.”

Moral of the story: It is crucial that you are involved in your own website, as it’s the face and representation of your business.

And, mind-reading isn’t part of my services.

(2) People or companies looking for a discount or some other type of deal because of x, y or z. Hey, I feel ya. You are just starting out or you got burned by another designer. I know money can be tight, but starting a business or making improvements to an existing business requires making an investment.

(3) People who are rude or condescending in any way. Exhale Design Co is all about kindness, love, appreciation and respect…and it goes both ways.

Oooh, I'm so glad you asked!

  • You won't find a more thorough and detailed web design and development process or web designer and developer than me. I ask a LOT of questions to get to know you, your business, and your needs. Get ready!
  • I am resourceful as all get-out; some even call me a master sleuth. If I don't have the answer or solution for you, I'll find it. You better believe it!
  • I am constantly learning, improving and growing so that YOU can benefit from my knowledge and experience. Are you ready to grow?

I know you’re eager. I am too! You’ll start by filling out my project inquiry form. Then, we’ll have an intro call to make sure we’re a good fit. If we are, I’ll send over a proposal for us to begin working together as soon as a spot is available on my calendar. Then, we’ll get the party started!

If we’re building a website together, you can check out the entire process here.

If maintenance, training or consulting are on the menu for you, the “when” will be determined during our intro call.

  • Time, commitment, dedication
  • You making your business as much of a priority as I plan to do
  • Having your professional branding (logo, typography, color palette, and photography) completed before website design and development begins
  • Responsiveness
  • Thoughtful, clear communication vs. one-word answers

Exhale Design Co is based in Houston, Texas and available to work with clients all over the world. All communication occurs via email or Zoom, so no need to get dressed up or gas up the car (or charge it if electric cars are your thing).

Are we meant to be?

We’re a good fit if you:

  • Understand the value of a professional website and ongoing maintenance.

  • Ask questions but also trust the pros to do what they do best.

  • Are responsive and want to get this project done in a reasonable amount of time. Dragging things out is not fun for anyone.

  • Make your business as much of a priority as I plan to do!

  • Act with kindness, appreciation and respect.

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We’re not a good fit if you:

  • Can't meet deadlines or frequently go AWOL.

  • Don't trust our knowledge and expertise.

  • Are not ready to invest in your business.

  • Think a high-quality, professional brand and/or website can be whipped up without proper planning and preparation.

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