do you need a website?
Short Answer: YES
Regardless of whether your business is brick and mortar or service based, you have to think of your website as your virtual storefront. At the very least, your website should include your logo and brand photography as well as a list of your services, your story, how to get in contact with you, and your social media handles. I have had the pleasure of creating beautiful Squarespace hosted websites for my clients below. (Click the image to see the project IRL). If you're considering creating a new website, you're also going to want to check out these:
words o’ praise:
I hired Michelle to set up some business welcome documents and WTE documents. She did a fabulous job, understood my branding and aesthetic, and was super patient when I needed some time to review (because life and business got in the way!). She is very efficient and easy to work with. I also hired her to set up a questionnaire on my square space page and it was so fast and efficient! Highly recommend.
- Megan Bachmann, Megan Bachmann Interiors
Hiring Michelle was the best decision I could make…
I recently started my own architecture business and hiring Michelle at MKW Graphics was the best decision I could make. Not only has she been wonderful to work with, her designs and ideas are more creative than I could have ever imagined. She has stayed on top of everything and has shared ideas that I am so grateful for. Not only does she master the graphics and design, her business knowledge is outstanding and very helpful. I would highly recommend her and I know when needed I will chose to use her in the future.
- Danielle Divittorio, Divittorio Architecture + Design
Quicker than Expected
Michelle did a great job and got everything to me quicker than expected.
- Matt F., Matrix Law Group
A True Professional
Michelle is a true professional...not only was she fast and efficient, but she came up with great options for our law firm logo. I would highly recommend her.
- Chris H., Matrix Law Group
She's a Real Pro
I love Michelle's work. I own 2 businesses that she does a lot of work for. She's a real pro. I LOVE that she understands my desire for perfection and is totally cool with rounds of design changes. She takes feedback well, and just makes changes I ask for without hesitation. Her rates are reasonable too. Go Michelle!
- Cat K., Studio Sweat
We entrusted MKW to handle our entire social media campaign for the World Famous Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach. We had over 50,000 people attend this two day event and Michelle's expertly executed social media campaigns were flawless. Everything was perfectly timed and visually engaging. Her efforts more than doubled our reach and during the event, Michelle and the MKW team worked tirelessly with their 'street team' to engage the attendees, chalk the streets and create the 'live buzz' that was so important in the success of the event. We could not be happier and look forward to working with MKW on many projects to come.
Pleasure to Work With
Just wanted to give a shout out to Michelle Wintersteen of MKW graphics for designing our team logo for the 3-day Susan G. Komen walk. Not only did she generously donate her time, she came up with several different options to choose from and was always quick in her communication with us. She was such a pleasure to work with and we love the design!
- Milena S., Susan G Komen 3 day Team
Her Eye and Clear Branding is Amazing
I worked with MKW on a special project over a time period of 6 months. It included serval targeted marketing campaigns, graphics for them as well as printed and social media materials.
Everything was streamlined from conception to completion and I can't say enough of her design style & passion. Her eye and clear branding is amazing. Everything was uniform & consistent.
I highly recommend her for any graphic support (branding, graphics, etc) including web site design.”
- Allison Andrews, APA Consulting
Working with Michelle, has been a true pleasure. We started working together on a quick turnaround project where I needed a branded piece for a speaking event, and she nailed it. Not only did she create an amazing piece with my brand colors, she quickly was able to understand my vision and give me advise on the quickest way to get them printed and ready for my event. She has also done a 20 page document (guide) for me and is great at the details. I would highly recommend Michelle! We will be working together again for sure in the future!”
- Monique M., Duarte Consulting
Fresh, Clean and really Pops!
Michelle did an amazing job on our website!!! Her work is fresh, clean and really pops! Thank you!
- Lori J., Essential Training Program
Insightful and Thoughtful
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Michelle on a recent logo design project. She was not only incredibly attentive and professional but she also really knows her stuff. Not to mention, she's an absolute joy to work with! It's refreshing to meet a designer that emphasizes the importance of building a strong brand and message. She is insightful and thoughtful when it comes to understanding the marketing side of branding as well. Overall, Michelle is a solid (all-encompassing) brand strategist + designer, and I am excited to collaborate with her again!”
- Allison S., Assure Concierge
Did an amazing job on our Website
Did an amazing job on our website. Love how clean and professional it looks! She’s also very fast, you aren’t waiting forever to see a final product.
- Kristine J., Essential Wellness Training
Don't underestimate this girl
Michelle is fabulously talented, Don't underestimate this girl. She claims to be a graphic designer but she is so so much more. A keen eye for detail and design is complemented by an ear for social media and all the ins and outs of how to get your name, and your brand out there. Fun to work with and super organized. Could ask for more? Nope!
- Judith Taylor, Judith Taylor Designs
I worked with Michelle on a branding effort relating to my business, and in particular to build a personal brand as a software developer. What started out as really just a desire for a logo transformed into a full branding project, with brand guide and collateral. Michelle's work ethic and efficiency is very impressive, and she's always looking for ways to collaborate with others and do more in her business. Every time I meet someone looking for any kind of graphic design or branding, she's the first name I mention, no matter how big or small the project or client might be.”
- Dan Sloan, Lucid Dan
Easy and Efficient!
I hired Michelle to transfer a Wordpress website to Squarespace, and she was great! She's very organized and has a nice setup process, which I highly appreciate - made communication and project progress very easy and efficient. Plus, she brought awesome ideas to the table to utilize Squarespace in a way to further improve my client's website as a small business owner - so not only did the website turn out beautiful, but it's functional and effective for my client's business needs! I would work with Michelle again in a heartbeat. Professional, insightful, and a joy to work with.
- Rebecca M.