Inspire from the Creativity Within
I help owners, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs’ create beautiful and sustainable online presence with a holistic approach to creative direction, brand strategy, and professional website design.
Over the last 21+ years, I have had many great opportunities. Having worked as a freelancer, in-house, and agency designer, I have had the privilege of working with some fantastic clients. Previous client projects including work for Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, NBA.com, Phunware, and Zinio. However, the vast majority of my work has been as an entrepreneur helping owners and small businesses.
Interactive / Creative Director
Leadership, research, and development of design, marketing, and promotion for products and services online.
Leadership, research, and development of interactive marketing and promotion for products and services.
A long-term approach for the evolving development of your brand purpose, consistency, and emotional impact.
Professional website design solutions that focus on your objective and business goals with actionable results.
WordPress Website Design Process
A Unique Approach to the Creative Process to Accelerate your Business’ Revenue Online
(For Owners and Entrepreneurs)
The first step to collaborating in the process of any creative endeavor is to connect and decide if both parties are a good fit to partner and build a relationship together.
Once onboard, I take care of the technical setup of connecting your domain name to the host and connect to 3rd party services such as MailChimp.
Wireframes are the necessary blueprint for each page layout – like those created by an architect for a house. Each page layout is a completed mobile-ready wireframe.
Before starting design, I provide you with content creation tools and one-on-one video screen share training, to ensure you can easily manage content on your website.
A sustainable online presence requires a digital brand strategy that communicates your goals, personality, and resonates with your target audience.
Using Photoshop, I provide custom visual interface design – most project agreements include one design concept with two rounds of revisions to completion.
Using the Divi Theme for WordPress, I take the client’s approved design mockup from the UI design integrate the design into the website. While I can code from scratch, I use Divi to keep cost low for clients.
Using content created by the client my team and I will review it for accuracy and completeness. Then, we will research keyword terms to optimize each page optimal search engine performance.
Testing and Launch
To ensure my client’s WordPress-powered website has a consistent user experience across most devices (including mobile and tablet), standard responsive design testing will be performed and “bugs” fixed.
What Clients Have To Say About Their Experience
"While at our agency, Jason gained extensive and insightful understanding of brand systems and adhering to guidelines to ensure strong identities that promote a consistent image to our clients’ audiences across all forms of communications. Jason was easy to work with, fit in well with internal staff and clients and added value during his tenure."
John Rubino • Partner at GreenRubino
"As a branding professional, I have collaborated over the past few years with several vendors to create websites for my clients. These vendors include a very large and expensive agency as well as individual freelancers. I have found Jason to be hands-down the most reliable web designer I’ve ever worked with. In terms of design and aesthetic, he 'gets' it."
Mi Ae Lipe • Founder, Designer and Editor at What Now Design
"Jason is a joy to work with, a consummately intuitive designer. When I started my financial marketing consulting business in 2009, he helped me explore my firm’s background story and attributes to create a truly distinct and relevant identity. Although his core talents are in web design, he easily shifted gears to develop an amazing logo that perfectly combined the origins of my company and a bold personality for going forward."
Greg Manko • Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Manko Marketing Inc.
You Never Know Until You Ask
Frequently Asked Client Questions
My business is in the United States, and you live in Mexico. Are you available by phone?
Yes. I have a local cell phone number here in Mexico that I can call to the United States at any time. Please note: if I contact you from my México number it will include the country code +52 and will strangely say the call is coming from Iran. I have no clue why, but I promise you it is me and I am in México. Otherwise, my United States cell phone number is still active and connected to a Google Voice account which I have access to on my phone or computer.
For Existing Clients: You can still call my United States cell phone number to leave a voicemail. Or, you can send me a text message at that number as well. I’ll usually receive the message immediately and respond as soon as possible. Note: I don’t always carry my phone with me, so be sure to leave a detailed message, and I’ll get back to as quickly as possible.
For Prospective Clients: Because I charge for my consultation time and because I live in México, I no longer give out my cell phone number(s) to prospective clients. My consultations are provided via Google Hangouts, and I will set up the video call after your consultation has been scheduled.
Please feel free to contact me. I will respond as soon as possible.
I am a solo entrepreneur and/or small business, will you work with me?
If you want to work with me, it’s because you value partnering with an expert to guide you through the creative process of creating, designing, and building a professional WordPress-powered website and developing a sustainable digital marketing strategy and online presence for the long-term growth of your business.
Please understand – I know you have many options available to you, including free solutions such as Wix and Squarespace – I am not the cheap solution. But, I am a flexible business owner. I may work with you if your project is something I will enjoy working on.
Finally, if you’re not genuinely invested in partnering with someone for the success of your online presence who values quality, attention to detail, and commitment to helping you achieve your goals… Simply put, we are not a match.
If you’d like to partner with me on your project, contact me.
My business is located in México, can you work with me?
- You can pay via Visa, Mastercard, or American Express through the online accounting system I use, Freshbooks. Otherwise, please contact to see if we can set up other payment arrangements.
- English is my first language, and I am learning to speak proficiently in Spanish. At this time, I am unable to write, read, or speak proficiently in Spanish. Therefore, you can easily translate the content of the grammar into Spanish with a translator.
If you need additional assistance, I may have a contact here in México who can help. Please contact me, to see if I can help you.
Mi negocio se encuentra en México, ¿puedes trabajar conmigo?
- Puede realizar una transacción a través de Visa, Mastercard o American Express a través del sistema de contabilidad en línea que utilizo, Freshbooks. De lo contrario, contáctese para ver si podemos establecer otros arreglos de pago.
- El Inglés es mi primer idioma y estoy aprendiendo a hablar con soltura en Español. En este momento, no puedo escribir, leer y hablar facilmente en Español. Por lo tanto, usted podrá traducir facilmente con algún traductor el contenido de la gramática al Español.
Si necesita asistencia adicional, es posible que tenga un contacto aquí en México que pueda ayudarlo. Por favor envíeme un mensaje para ver si puedo ayudarlo.
My business is outside the United States, can you work with me?
Furthermore, there may be additional fees assessed in the project agreement for building a non-Englished based website. Finally, to work with me, you must be able to pay the invoices via Visa, Mastercard through my accounting system, Freshbooks. You’ll need to contact me directly for other payment arrangements such as PayPal.
What all do I need to get started to work with you?
After I have received your electronically signed project agreement and paid deposit, we can begin working on your project. If I am building a WordPress website for you, I will create a private and secure Google document where you’ll need to include administrative access to your registrar account for your domain name.
If you’ve signed up for your own hosting account with WPEngine, I’ll give you further information for adding me as an admin to WPEngine account at that time. I’ll take care of the technical setup for you of connecting your domain name to the DNS management system (CloudFlare), your WPEngine hosting account, Google Analytics, and Google Search console.
Finally, if you already have brand assets such as images, content, brand guidelines, logo files, or other media, you’ll need to provide them to me either via DropBox, Google Cloud, or some other cloud-based online service for me to download.
What WordPress website hosting company do you use?
Why? Because I have a lot of experience with the time-intensive and high-cost associated with WordPress “un-hacking” and repair. I take WordPress website security and performance optimization very seriously. Furthermore, because of WPEngines’ excellent customer service, easy-to-use infrastructure, and built-in features such as daily backups, content delivery network (CDN), and free SSL certification, they are a very affordable, premium solution for my business and my clients.
Why do you use the drag-and-drop Divi Builder Theme?
To provide an affordable solution to my customers, I have eliminated most custom WordPress theme web development and coding from my business to keep time and labor costs down and pass the savings on to my customers.
Other a few common CSS tweaks I usually need to make to ensure graceful, mobile-ready, responsiveness on smartphones and tablets, the developers at Elegant Themes have done a fantastic job creating a theme that is flexible for most kinds of WordPress websites.
Can you help me with email marketing, opt-in forms, and conversion landing pages?
Jason, what are you scheduled business hours?
When I submit a work request, when will it get completed?
For Emergency Tasks ONLY: Emergency tasks are, for example, f the website is completely going down, is non-responsive, or an issue with online ordering system. In the event of an emergency during the transition, feel free to call or email any time. If I’m able to respond immediately, I will do my best.
Follow Up: If you’re an existing client, and I have additional questions, I will follow up as soon as possible via email, phone, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Voice.
Jason, are you available to work on the weekends?
Requests sent after 6 pm EST (3 pm PST) on Friday and before 12 pm EST (9 am PST) Monday (i.e., the weekend) will be acknowledged on the following business day (Monday) and an effort to complete the task within 24 to 48 hours. If something is unclear, I will respond via email with any questions. If you are an existing client and have an urgent need, please <a contact me directly via email.
I am an existing client, how can I pay my invoice?
Unfortunately, Freshbooks does not accept PayPal as a payment option at this time. If you’d like to pay via PayPal or make other payment arrangements, please send me a message.
What are your billing terms?
Can you help me with my project after my WordPress website goes live?
I track my time and labor by the hour and each task beyond the scope of the initial agreement is considered out-of-scope of the initial project agreement and therefore is estimated separately. An estimate for the work will be sent in advance from the online accounting system, Freshbooks, and because clients already have a master service agreement with me, they just need to approve the estimate in Freshbooks for me to get started on the task.