Two heads are always better than one. Whether it’s your own site or your client’s, I know that as creatives, it’s hard to hand over total control (at least until we know each other better). As a trusted partner, I will help you tackle a project that seems overwhelming—we’ll take it off the back burner and get it done.
We kick-off each project with a strategy session so I can understand your vision and translate your ideas into a website that gets results, and we wrap-up with a personalized training on how to easily keep the site up-to-date using WordPress.
Whether you need website design, website development or both, I’m your gal.
Custom WordPress Website Packages
I design it
This package is for you if you want me to take your ideas and vision and bring them to life through layout, color and typography in a custom WordPress website you can confidently show off.
- Kick-off Strategy Session
- Custom Website Design
- Custom Website Development
- Personalized Training
You design it
This package is for you if you want to have control over the design. You’ll hand over complete design mockups, and I’ll work my magic to translate your design for the web with a custom WordPress site.
- Kick-off Strategy Session
- Custom Website Design
- Custom Website Development
- Personalized Training
*Add-ons are only available when you choose my ‘I design it’ or ‘You design it’ packages. I do not offer these as standalone services.
You sell it
This package is for you if you want to sell physical or digital products on your custom WordPress website with the WooCommerce eCommerce platform.
- Perfect if you want to sell:
- Physical products
- Digital products
- Courses or Classes
- and more!
You attract them
This package is for you if want me to create content marketing tools to attract the right clients while keeping your brand cohesive and your visibility high.
- Email Newsletter
- Lead Generation Piece
- Social Media Graphics
I maintain it
This package is for you if you want to make sure that your WordPress site is regularly updated, stays secure and out of the reach of hackers.
- Update WordPress, plugins, and themes (performed weekly)
- Scan site for malware and security breaches
- Uptime monitoring
- Confirm automatic backups
- Basic updates of content and functionality
- Priority support within 24 hours
- Simple troubleshooting at no additional cost
Frequently Asked Questions
A custom design starts from a blank slate. Every decision is made specifically to suit your needs, from colors to fonts, layout to structure. Every single component is entirely customized for you. With a custom design, your website will be one-of-a-kind. It’s all about getting the right message across and keeping the site structure lean and efficient without unnecessary page bloat.
Well, a pre-built theme might cost a bit less—but it’s generic. I specialize in custom-designed themes because it makes anything possible. Doesn’t that sound fun? Instead of trying to mold something into something else, why not start fresh and build it exactly the way you want? Custom design isn’t just about the look—but also how the site functions. Pre-built themes can have baked-in functionality that you’re probably not going to use. It won’t be streamlined or efficient for your needs. A custom-designed theme ensures you can edit everything you need to edit, easily. Many of my clients are designers, and they want a site that doesn’t look like everybody else’s. Look under the hood of my custom-crafted WordPress websites.
Unlikely. But maybe…if you agree to fold all my laundry for the rest of time. See, the thing about themes is—they’re not custom websites—which means they don’t reflect you as well as they could. And I’m all about showing off your unique coolness.
I take on 2–3 new projects a month and generally book work out 4–6 weeks in advance. Once you provide the copy and we have our kickoff call, your fabulous website will be up and running in about 8–12 weeks.
Nope, but I will guide you in choosing the best host for your website’s needs.
I don’t provide SEO as a service (such as figuring out what keyword phrases you want to rank for and integrating those into your website’s content—I can recommend some great SEO consultants if you want help with this).
I do build SEO friendly websites in terms of page structure, linking, redirects, breadcrumbs, and helping Google understand your site. The custom WordPress site will include the Yoast SEO plugin which allows you to define page titles and meta descriptions as well as perform SEO analysis on each page and post on your site. I will also hook up your site to Google Analytics and Google Search Console.
During our training session, I’ll go over how to use the Yoast SEO plugin so you can work on optimizing your site for search engines yourself.
Start with copy. I’ll repeat: start with copy! It helps drive the design—and copy-first is part of my process. If you need help, contact Connect with Copy.
Abso-freakin-lutely. Is there any other way? When we work together, your website will be simple to navigate with easy-to-read content on any and every device imaginable.
My clients say the nicest things.
“Thank you for your steadfast support and expertise.
“You took the original vision, a handful of images, and our colors and crafted something that was so much more. The quality of our site has given me the confidence I need to write new blog posts and drive traffic to it as a resource. Often, people I speak with that have navigated the pages offer unprompted praise. I am grateful for the initial work and the ongoing maintenance and revisions we make together.”Neil Beam
“Working with Jill has been a smooth, effective, happy process from start to finish.
“She is a great listener who took the time not just to understand what we wanted done, but also to get to know our ‘organizational personality.’ She executed what we wanted flawlessly. We tried not to have too many last minute, ‘urgent’ requests, but they did happen (sorry, Jill!)—and she always helped immediately! Knowing that she's watching over our site's backend has also been amazing so we don't have to worry about it.”Janna Morishima
“Equally talented designer, as well as web developer, Jill has become an integral part of every project I've launched.
“No kidding, I sleep better knowing Jill's there, for updates, for design tweaks, for—basically—everything.”Peter Askew
“Thank you so much for all you do for my team. You are always there to support us and fix things. You are so appreciated!”Aimee Raupp
“I’m grateful for our talented web designer Jill Anderson who worked beautifully under pressure ... and who somehow figured out how to make me look good. ;-)”Ed Gandia
“How do you manage to be so easy to work with? What a role model you are!”Jill Koch
“Jill is great, thoughtful, responsive. I love my new site!”Kate Hanley
“I’m enjoying working with the new site. I can’t thank you enough for all your work and help with it. The process was much easier and better than I expected.”Polly Smith-Blackwell
“Jill is a rare developer in that she can actually design too.
“Along with her expertise in WordPress, she understands design, layout, typography and composition. She is also reliable, talented, and extremely easy to work with.”Alizah Epstein
“Jill is an amazing resource for any creative professional.
“In almost 20 years working with creatives, she’s one of the few whose design, marketing and programming skills are equally strong. She asked all the right questions, listened carefully to what I was looking to achieve and exceeded my expectations with her first round of creative. Thanks to Jill my website has elevated my brand image. I will be recommending her to all my coaching clients!”Justine Clay
“Working with Jill is the best thing I’ve done for my design business.
“For years, I've wanted to re-do my website. Partnering with Jill got it done, and I am so happy with the results. Jill is a super talented designer and developer who pays attention to every little detail. Like smart quotes and hanging punctuation! I am thrilled with the WordPress platform, and that I can make the updates myself—It has been so much fun!”Amy Gorrek
“What goes without saying is how much I love the site and how it's really helped me.
“I am booking out weeks in advance and can barely keep up with my clients! Thanks!”Lauren Novack
“As always, I leave our call feeling like anything is possible!
“Thank you so much for that feeling and reality! I love custom websites—it’s exactly what we need!”Yamilca Montanez
“I want to thank you for the design you did for my new website.
“I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’ve gotten multiple compliments on the aesthetics of the site. Thanks for your creativity and work on it, and for making sure it worked so well for me. It’s starting to help me and my business out in some important ways.”Meredith Walters
“I loved working with Jill on the website for my freelance writing business.
“From the first meeting, we were in sync creatively on every aspect of the project. Everyone who’s seen the site comments that it’s very professional, yet it also captures my personality. Jill was great to work with—collaborative, consultative, capable. I’m thrilled with the site—it was a great use of my marketing dollars.”Bryn Mooth
“From the start, I warned Jill about my nit-pickiness, but she handled my perfectionistic tendencies with patience and good humor.
“Typically, when I design a website and hand it off to a developer for coding, I’m prepared to view a semi-rough version of what I’ve created and subsequently type up a long punch list of changes. That never happened with Jill: she understood my vision and nailed it on the first try.”Robin H. Ridley
“I adore you, Jill Anderson!
“You are a genius—cool, patient and phenomenally talented. Everybody raves about you, and I’ve gotten to witness your smarts through our work together—but seeing your process first-hand was an honor. It’s not just about the amazing results (it’s pretty damn amazing!)—but all the care, big ideas, concepts and thoughtful details you added to make this extra-special.”Deidre Rienzo
“Jill is amazing at what she does and very lovely to work with.”Bill Parsons
“You rock girl!”Jenny Poff
“Super-excited about my new blog design! Many thanks for your awesome work.”Emma Johnson
“Jill did a superb job and addressed every request I made of her.”Karen McElmoyle
“Jill is by far the best designer I have ever worked with in my life.
“Not only is she incredibly skilled, but she’s incredible to work with on every project. There’s no one else out there like her… and she will always have a special place in my heart for all that she has done for me, Solamar and the team. We love her… and we hope to work with her forever.”Chelsea Berler
“You’re an awesome designer and extremely knowledgable when it come to IT best practices.”Keith Fletcher
“Jill is an awesome web designer and developer!
“Creative, great collaborator and delivers on time!”Stephanie Helline