REAL AVENUE DESIGN

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Web design & development and graphic design services in the lowcountry area

Real Avenue Design is a web design/development and graphic design company that prides itself on increasing the value of your business through exceptional design, functionality, and strategy.

I offer professional web design and development, custom graphics, and general SEO for new websites.

 

My offerings include:

  • Always affordable and fair rates
  • Optimized design for all screen sizes
  • Custom-designed graphics and icons
  • E-commerce store for digital or hard goods
  • Training on how to maintain your new site
  • Website maintenance, updates, and management
  • Improve your search ranking
  • Premium page builder plugin for a year
  • Print designs to match your new site
  • And many more options…
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What Separates Real Avenue Design from Other Agencies?

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My Personal Care

You will have a graphic design expert as well as a web designer/developer on your side. I have nearly twenty years of experience and will help craft any custom logos or icons to add to your brand.

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Expert Designer

I hold myself personally responsible to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your new site before handing you the keys. I’ve been told by many I have a high amount of integrity in my work and I assure you it will continue.

Reasonable Rates

One of the perks of living in a mobile world is there is no need for an office. I pass on the savings of no office space overhead. All consultations and meetings will take place on the phone or via video chat. If you’re local, I’m happy to meet in person at your office or a coffee shop.

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One on One

I handle all aspects of my business so you will never have to go through a middle person. You have 100% of my attention when we are working together and easy access to me for any needs or requests that pop up.

How the Process Works

This is a step-by-step guide on what to expect when you use Real Avenue Design’s services.

Customer is responsible for buying their own domain name and hosting. I can provide my expertise and experience if you need assistance with getting this set up. I highly recommend you only search for a domain name if you are willing to buy it on the spot.

First Contact

Reach out to me by filling out the form on my Contact page and tell me some details on what you are looking to have done.

Review Goals

Here I will review your goals and we'll collectively address the solutions to each issue, in order to incorporate them into the new or updated site.

Market Research

Once our goals are established, I'll then compare your competition and figure out the best plan on getting more market share for your business.

Develop and Design

My favorite part, creating your new online presence. I will ask you for examples of the style you like (minimal or busy), or if you are unsure, I can provide examples.

Refine the Design

I will go through a series of revisions until you are completely satisfied with the design and functionality. Your input is encouraged.

User Training

All sites come with free training on how to use your shiny new or updated site with the newly provided tools. You won't be alone and I'll always be available to guide you.

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Services

I am currently offering a full range of services and expertise you need, no matter what your marketing goals require from your website. My clients range from small businesses to dreamers who start small (like myself).

In times like these, having an online business presence is a necessity if you plan to reach as many customers as possible. Have a consultation with me today to discuss how I can help you grow your business.

Websites

Websites

I use customer-friendly platforms such as WordPress and Wix. This allows you to be trained by me in a short session and have the flexibility to adjust any new features your business will need to succeed. You can update content from anywhere, even on your phone.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

As a graphic designer, I am very efficient at creating custom logos from scratch. I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and can send you files of any type and size for you to use as your own.

Print Design

Print Design

With almost twenty years of experience in the print industry, I can complement your new site with matching print design products. I am an expert in print layout design including business cards, brochures, book covers, posters, signs, variable data creation for print, and contour cut design files for die-cut machines. You name it, I have done it in print.

A Sample of Options for Each Service *

Website - Tuneup

  • Update design
  • Make mobile friendly
  • Update content
  • Add a blog
  • Add an e-commerce store
  • Add domain name email
  • Add an email subscription form
  • Update/add/delete plugins
  • Backup current site
  • Move site to a different host company
  • Domain name changes or redirects
  • Teach you how to use site
  • Add a new page
  • Add member account section

Website - New

  •  WordPress or Wix platform
  •  Pre-launch training
  •  Single page site (beginner)
  •  Multiple page site (recommended)
  •  Responsive/Mobile friendly design
  •  Email setup using domain name
  •  General SEO (starters)
  •  In depth SEO (advanced)
  •  Google Analytics
  •  Google My Business setup
  •  Custom 404 page
  •  Site Map
  •  Contact Form
  •  Small business site
  •  E-commerce site
  •  Portfolio site
  •  Blog site
  •  Non-profit site (discounted rates)
  •  Membership site
  •  Premium front-end builder for a year
  •  White-labeled backend

Graphic / Web Design

  •  Logos
  •  Vector art
  •  Icons
  •  Graphs
  •  Vectorize old logos
  •  Stationary
  •  Business card designs
  •  Variable data file setup for print
  •  Contour cut files for die-cutters
  •  Brochures
  •  Signs
  •  Posters
  •  Book layout design
  •  Setup bleed and trim marks for printers
  •  Photoshop touchup
  •  InDesign layout
  •  Illustrator art
  •  File converting

* Not all sites come with all options. Some options will cost much more than others. Please contact Real Avenue Design for a current cost for your project.

About Real Avenue Design

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Real Avenue Design is a web design & development and graphic design services firm located in Hilton Head Island, SC. I am not limited to this area as I currently have clients all around the USA. I help small businesses and organizations by building website solutions to help sell products, market their brand, generate leads, and attract new customer traffic. My experience in design, web, and print spans almost twenty years.

FAQs

How much does a website cost?

Ah, the most common question, but the answer ranges broadly. It is just like estimating how much a car or a house will cost: it depends on your budget and what your needs are. My website solutions are generally geared towards the typical small business owner who doesn’t have the skills, time, or the inclination to create or manage their own site, but I can also accommodate clients who have some know-how and the desire to create a fancier site with more bells and whistles to engage with their customers.

The difference in pricing results from which/how many options are developed into the site, number of pages, if a blog or store or memberships are added, how many custom graphics need to be created, etc. Basically, it depends on how complicated your site needs to be. See my Services page for more examples.

Please keep in mind that there will be annual fees beyond paying me to create your site. First, you need to pay for a domain name and renew it every year ($9-$15). You also need to pay a hosting company to run your site on their server ($70-$350). The price here varies greatly based on speed and security options, and annual payments are required.

I am more than willing to offer my professional recommendations and opinions to help guide you through the domain name and hosting provider steps. I do not host sites, but I can save you money by helping you purchase your own instead of being a middle man. I also offer an optional no-hassle service to buy and set up your hosting for you and manage/update/make backups for you for a yearly fee.

Reach out to me in the Contact page to find out more.

How long does it take to create a website?

Another fun question to answer. This depends on how many pages, extra features, and custom designs are in the site.  It also depends on how much SEO help you’ll want to invest in, since it is a long-term commitment. Every project starts with a free quote, followed by a free consultation, that will ensure we are on common ground and the same page. This helps facilitate a smooth and transparent process for both of us.

Typically one week for a simple one-to-four page site (home, about, contact, and service page) with no extra bells or whistles. But the majority of sites can take  about 2-6 weeks.

I do not have a reservoir of existing content to provide you with. As a result, if you want me to create your content, this will add on to the price and time significantly due to the research involved. I prefer you to provide your own expert content since your site is an extension of you and your business. Truly, no one is better equipped to write your content than you!

Do you charge by the hour or by the project?

For graphic design, updates, maintenance, and small tune-ups, I charge by the hour. My graphic design rate is different than my web designing rate. Please contact me for my current rates.

For new websites, I charge by the project as written in an agreement between us. Any additional add-ons will be charged by the hour or for larger amounts of work, another contract will be written.

Contact Me

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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