Website Design

Design a new website with a local website designer

Design a new website with a local website designer

Hiring a local website designer can take a lot of the stress away from the entire process while helping to ensure a quality finished product.

The benefits of hiring a local website designer

There are a ton of reasons why working with a local website designer can benefit your brand. For the sake of simplicity, we have boiled this all down to three major benefits:

1. Local website designers usually have a better understanding of your brand

The short and sweet truth of the matter is – a local designer usually is going to have a better understanding of your brand and target market. Let’s say for example, that you own a restaurant. Who better to help you tell your restaurant’s story than one of your potential customers? It’s a great way to work with people who understand your city and the people who might want to eat at your restaurant. And hey, you might just get some great PR out of the deal!

2. Save time and streamline communication by working with a local website design agency

When in the early stages of development, there are usually a lot of emails back and forth with designers to get your product exactly how you want it. Hiring a local website designer can help speed up that process. Our customers can come down to our local office in downtown Missoula whenever they have questions or want to review design mockups or website features in-person. This also allows for a more personal experience as you can talk to us face to face about your ideas and get a first hand look at our design process. This essentially erases those long email chains you can get from other companies and you no longer have to wait a week just to get an answer to a small question.

Avoid brand development dead ends by working with a local website designer

3. Support local businesses by hiring a local website designer

Another upside to hiring a local website designer with a proven track record is that you get to help support local businesses while ensuring that you receive a quality finished product! When our clients hire MMCO for a project, they help to create jobs right here in Missoula AND set themselves up for a positive and productive website design project. It’s a win-win. A strong sense of community is deeply embedded in our company culture, as is our persistent commitment to quality. As members of the Missoula Downtown Association, we strive to see our work leave a positive impact on our community, and love working with companies that share similar values.

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Our Design Process

At Missoula Media Company, we adhere to a design process that produces quality results. We start with UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) design, which involves building the foundation for your website and how users will use your site. Think of this as the foundation for building a house, without the proper care and consideration, your house will need more work just to keep it up.

Once you are happy with the UI/UX design, we then move onto designing your website. This part of the process involves selecting fonts, colors, imagery, and the overall aesthetics of the site. We collaborate with our customers throughout the design phase to make sure that every font and color choice is representative of their brand.

When an approved final design is selected, we then take that design into the website development phase and build out your interactive website.

Ready to start working with a local website designer?

Now that you’ve read about our website design process, are you ready to hire a local website designer? We will be with you every step of the way when designing and building your website. Contact us now to get a quote, we are sure you wont regret it.

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Missoula, Montana 59802

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Custom Website Design

4 Reasons Why You Need A Custom Website Design

Contrary to what Joe Rogan has to say, our experience shows us that Wix and Squarespace fall short in four key areas:

Why bother with a custom website design?

We get it, Squarespace and Wix are cheap, easy solutions that are totally suitable for spinning up small websites. Podcast hosts like Joe Rogan are constantly telling you that you don’t need a custom website (which they are getting paid handsomely to say, I might add). But is that convenience and cost savings really worth it? For most companies, the answer is a resounding “no.” Here’s why:

1. Creating a custom website design is a branding exercise

Meeting with Missoula Media Company over the course of the website design process is a chance to discuss your brand, goals, and vision with professionals who have helped over 100 startups get off the ground. We have also helped countless established brands take their online marketing presence to the next level. We can offer guidance and insight that extends far beyond what you get from your average website designer, and that collaborative process ultimately helps us collaborate with you to produce a website that performs.

Simply put, you are not getting that branding exercise when you start building your website on Wix or Squarespace.

2. Consider how an improved conversion rate will impact revenue

On one of our recent website design projects, we designed and developed a custom Shopify site that improved our client’s conversion rate by over 6X. For projects of that nature, prices often start in the $7500 range for a custom eCommerce website built on a custom design. Seems like a lot?

Well, consider the fact that an eCommerce site doing $208.33 in revenue per month will increase monthly revenue to $1,250 if they increase their conversion rate by 6X. At that rate, they will pay for the cost of a $7,500 website in 6 MONTHS. So does $7,500 still seem like a lot?

3. Improved user experiences

Picking a random theme out from Wix or Squarespace just because it looks good isn’t necessarily going to result in a great user experience. Think about it – how many times have you arrived at a website that looks good but is confusing as hell and frustrating to use? We are willing to bet that a large percentage of those websites were built with little thought or attention to the user experience.

All of our custom website design projects start with a custom UI/UX design, which allows us to organize how users will navigate your site, how we will funnel them to key areas, and to make sure that your new website is built on a solid blueprint. The meetings where we present and collaborate on UX/UI wireframes cover key topics like buyer personas and conversion goals, and we then translate these collaborative efforts into a website that is built in an easy to navigate and engaging manner.

4. Opportunity cost is real

Many of the business owners who opt to build on Squarespace and Wix are likely building their first website instead of performing the other important tasks they need to be doing to run their business. The time (resources) they invest in building their website is getting taken from somewhere, and that is considered a form of opportunity cost. Most business owners are better off using their time to train employees, set up their shop, manage their B2B relationships, order new product, and most importantly, delegate tasks to the best people for the job.

Just because you CAN build your own house, does that mean that most people should? Why would building a website – a critical component of any successful business – be any different?

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Are you interested in working with Missoula Media Company on an upcoming project? Fill out the form to see portfolio samples or ask about our services! And don’t worry, we won’t share your email with anyone without your permission.

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101 E. Broadway
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Missoula, Montana 59802

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