DIY vs Professional - Your Design Choices

We are a do-it-yourself species. "If you want it done right, you've got to do it yourself."

But at some point, we realized that we can't do everything ourselves. So now we have electricians, plumbers, auto mechanics and interior decorators to help us with the more difficult tasks in our lives.

And we also have graphic designers. These men and women have years, sometimes even decades, of experience in creating advertising and promotional pieces for different kinds of companies and individuals.

When it comes to advertising for our businesses, a large portion of us have kept the do-it-yourself spirit. Programs like Microsoft Publisher, printers like VistaPrint and companies like GoDaddy and web.com make it easy for us to advertise our business at a very low cost.

But there is a higher price being paid than you realize, and that is image. Another phrase we like to use is "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." What if the first impression your customers get is that you like to cut corners and save as much money as possible? Will they think that you are company they can trust? What if your competitors all look better than you, then what?

Also there is the matter of time. As a business owner, every minute you spend designing your corporate brochures or working on the company website is a minute you are not focusing on your customers, which means you are not making money.

Quality graphic and web design does not need to be expensive. Hiring a professional designer allows you to focus on your customers, and you get an image you can be proud of. That first impression you need to make will be a big hit.

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Some of our most recent work.

Mid-Florida Agencies

Mid-Florida Agencies

Brand new website for a local health insurance agent's office. They have existing corporate branding, so we took that and expanded on it. Our concept was to create something that was both professional and inviting. We used fun graphics and the corporate colors throughout.

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Professional Waterfront Cleanup

Professional Waterfront Cleanup

Website redesign for a waterfront property cleanup company from Leesburg, Florida.

Professional Waterfront Cleanup has been a client of ours for a number of years, and every few years, we suggest a refresh of their website. This keeps the design modern, and the content can be changed to match the evolution of the company's business model.

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Gator Clean

Gator Clean

Launch of a redesigned responsive website for a carpet and tile cleaning company in Lake County, Florida.

Gator Clean had a story to tell, and chose use to tell it. The owner's daughter had become ill, and during a trip to the ER, he was asked "Did you recently have your carpets cleaned?" When he answered yes, he was told that the disease his daughter had developed could have been caused by the toxic chemicals used by some carpet cleaners. He vowed to not let that happen to anyone else, so he started Gator Clean, using non-toxic cleaning agents to keep people and pets safe.

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Got Watts Electric

Got Watts Electric

This was a complete redesign. Over the years, the client had added many different things to the original site, making it look disjointed. We took all of those things and simplified the design, while tying everything together to make the site look uniform and must easier for the user to read and navigate.

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BrightLine Custom Blinds

BrightLine Custom Blinds

A custom window treatment company was looking for an alternative to the vendor-supplied website they had. We took their existing branding and expanded on it, creating an inviting and informative new website.

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