WHAT DO YOU DO?
WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I’ve been working in web design for 20+ years. I found Squarespace, fell in love, and broke up with WordPress.
HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR FIELD?
I’m old(see above)-er than your typical Squarespace designer, so I have a lot of experience to bring to the table. I’m also a stickler for the stuff you can’t see: best practices like image optimization and on-site SEO.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Right now I’m working on a website for an interior designer in Washington DC. I love working with interior designers! They have a great sense of balance and proportion AND come prepared with amazing photographs.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
Balance, white space, room to breathe. My website christyprice.com is representative of my style and you can check out my portfolio at https://christyprice.com/portfolio
WE ALL HAVE MULTIPLE SKILLS OR WORK IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD FOCUS ON MORE?
Great question. I find SEO fascinating and have a good working knowledge, but I'd love to spend more time in the nitty gritty details of it.
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
How much time I spend on repetitive tasks. I’m just jumping into Dubsado which should help tremendously!
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
Can it be non-work related? I’d have them cook and clean. I don’t love doing those things, I’d rather be in front of the computer!
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
Okay, past Christy. 2010. Niche down in your business. You’ll be happier, better able to serve your clients, and that means better income. Also check out Squarespace (wink, wink).
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Web design for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the US.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
Did I already tell you how much I love interior designers? My favorite clients are women who are artists, therapists, designers... Creators or helpers.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
Typical website designs range from $2250 - $5000.
WHO IS A CREATIVE THAT HAS HELPED YOU ELEVATE YOUR WORK?
Kerstin Martin and Sarah Moon are also women who work in Squarespace and web design. Each of them fosters collaboration rather than competition and are willing to share their knowledge and experience with other designers. They have both made me a better designer and business owner.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
Fill out the contact form on my website, then if we seem like a good fit I’ll be in touch to set up a phone call:
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Walk the dog. (Literally.)
This member profile was originally published in June 2019.