Web Designer | WordPress & Squarespace

Reaves Projects designs websites with a clean aesthetic that are easy and affordable to maintain. We work with a variety of existing CMS tools such as Squarespace, WordPress, Shopify, Wix and Weebly. We take your product and intended audience into consideration and develop a brand that generates maximum engagement.

Our national client list includes art galleries, authors, bloggers, hobbyists, individuals, online retailers, painters, personal assistance, photographers, poets and even a jump rope team. Let us add you to the list.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
Freelancer
 Founded
2013
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New York, NY
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Website Design for Meditation, Mindfulness & Fitness Studio

“Sharon really aligned with my vision.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects designed and launched a Squarespace website. More recently, they helped with a rebrand. Reaves Projects updated the designs and integrated the site with MINDBODY. They provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
British Columbia, Canada
Miriam Desjardins
Owner, Meditation, Mindfulness & Fitness Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has garnered praise from clients. Reaves Projects offers quick response times and reliable service, spurring continued engagement. They communicate well and excel at turning a vision into a tangible design.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a business coach and mentor at Miriam Desjardins, a meditation, mindfulness, and fitness studio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Reaves Projects?

I initially hired Reaves Projects to design my website, and I re-engaged them to help with a rebrand.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sharon (Owner and Web Designer, Reaves Projects) designed and launched my initial website on Squarespace. I provided most of the images and copy, the latter of which Sharon helped me edit and tweak. She created the designs.

Over the last year, Sharon helped me with a rebrand. She updated my brand design. She also helped integrate my website with MINDBODY so that my customers can make purchases and schedule classes online.

What is the team composition?

I only work with Sharon.

How did you come to work with Reaves Projects?

A local yoga teacher had a beautiful website, and she recommended Reaves Projects.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent between $3,000–$4,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The site receives positive client feedback. Whenever I want to make changes to my site or brand, Sharon is my go-to person.

How did Reaves Projects perform from a project management standpoint?

Sharon is great, and I have absolutely no problem connecting with her. She’s a clear communicator. Her response rate is really fast, and she’s very reliable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Sharon really aligned with my vision. She understood what I was trying to communicate and how I wanted that to appear visually. She put it together for me, and I was really happy with how it turned out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I haven’t had any issues at all.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I had a really clear vision and knew what I was looking for. I also had my copy ready to go; however, Sharon also works with people who don’t have their own copy.

5.0
Overall Score I’ll continue to work with her.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I gave her a flexible window of time, but she easily had the work done within the period of time I wanted it completed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I work with her because her costs are so reasonable. She provides great value for the cost and the services that she offers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is great; she isn’t lacking in any areas. She 100% meets my expectations and exceeds it with the service she provides.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Art Consultancy

“The value I get for their services and the clear personal connection with them is priceless.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects created a website from scratch for an art advisor. They provide 24/7 technical support and insight into functionalities to reach a diverse, global audience.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
John Haas
CEO, Haas Art Advisory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site is a cornerstone of the brand model, and Reaves Projects is an integral part of its structure. They offer a human touch and are easy to reach, while their initiatives and direction are thoughtful and thorough.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm an international art advisor and consultant for private and corporate clients around the globe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Reaves Projects?

Initially, I hired them to launch my website and help me find ways to reach a larger audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed and developed the site from scratch. I'm not at all proficient or knowledgeable in this arena, so I wanted a specialist to handle all the things I couldn't do. The site has functionalities that help me reach the global art community and private sector clients. I have several options for a private and corporate acquisition. The site speaks to the whole gamut of people, from individuals who have never collected artworks through to specialists in corporate art acquisition. 

The most valuable part of our collaboration was their consultative input. We had multiple meetings and calls, and they offered 24/7 support. I could ask questions, and they helped me understand how the technology worked. They were always quick and efficient.

What is the team composition?

I just worked with their team lead.

How did you come to work with Reaves Projects?

A friend in the arts recommended them. We started with a consultation where we discussed their capabilities, style, and what I could expect. I felt immediately comfortable with them and wanted to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I've spent somewhere near $20,000. The value I get for their services and the clear personal connection with them is priceless.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014. The work is ongoing, and I'll always value their help.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It's not always easy to get an appointment with them, but I always get immediate responses to my emails. I can send appointment calendars or schedules to them to keep up with meetings.

How did Reaves Projects perform from a project management standpoint?

They are beyond excellent project managers. They're tremendously helpful and walked me through the launch of my first business. They had initiatives and ideas that I hadn't considered, and they cared about the steps I took.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their intelligence and professionalism, mixed with their personal, human touch is so important to me. I appreciate that a real person responds to my questions or resolves my issues.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have any problems with them. They offer immediate solutions and directions.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're very easy to work with, and I've referred them a few times. They give their all to every project, and I don't have any specific advice for someone who hopes to work with them. I think they could help anyone, either as a startup or an established company. They take initiative, and they give excellent direction.

5.0
Overall Score I enjoy their process, and I never feel intimidated by them. They inspire me and encourage me to take my company in new directions.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I've pushed the envelope for timelines, and they always come in ahead of time and exceeded my expectations.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their rates are going up, but they're worth it. The value for their service is without question.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've worked with them for five years, and I've always received consistently good service, direction, and advice.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Website Redesign for Pilates Studio

"I couldn't be more happy with the website Reaves Projects designed—it represents us perfectly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects redesigned an informational website to reflect a pilates brand. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Gretchen Wagoner
Pilates Instructor Owner & Instructor, Breathe Pilates Miami
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders have received more inquiries since the website launched. The updated platform accurately captures the brand with a thoughtful, polished design. Reaves Projects excels at managing tasks using a personable yet professional communication style.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner and an instructor at a pilates studio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Reaves Projects?

When we first opened 2.5 years ago, I designed our website on Weebly. Once we started to grow, I realized that I needed something more polished to represent us. We hired Reaves Projects to redesign our existing website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a site that was polished and clean. The ideal site would represent the look and feel of our studio.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I saw her work when she created a beautiful site for my best friend's bookkeeping business.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Reaves Projects redesigned our existing website to create a beautifully designed and well thought out platform. 

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of Sharon (Web Designer, Reaves Projects) and myself. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

I couldn't be more happy with the website Reaves Projects designed—it represents us perfectly. I have noticed more calls about our studio, and I'm sure that the professional look of our website has something to do with that.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Reaves Projects really drove the project forward as I'm very busy and not at my computer often. Sharon was firm, yet patient when asking me to complete tasks. I felt like she was the driving force in our common goal of getting the website completed. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Sharon was proactive in making this website a reality.  She is a great communicator, and she explained very early on what would be required of me. Her professional yet easygoing nature makes her a pleasure to work with. Also, if she didn’t know the answer to a question, she would take the initiative to research and find a solution for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Honestly, I can't think of any areas that need improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Redesign and Updates for Dress Company

"I would hire Reaves Projects again and I have already referred them to other businesses."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects redesigned and updated a website. They took out obsolete information, improved the layout and content, and incorporated new photos and content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berkeley, California
Nanette Mervin
Owner/Designer, Wearginger
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improvements received positive feedback from the customer. Reaves Projects works quickly and takes initiative, making useful suggestions to optimize outcomes. Expect open communication and a seamless workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner and designer of a small dress company. I produce locally and sell the dresses directly to consumers through events and online as well as wholesale to boutiques.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Reaves Projects?

My website needed a complete overhaul.

What were your goals for this project?

My goals were to update and refresh our website with current inventory and clean up and organize what was no longer needed.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Sharon (Web Designer, Reaves Projects) through Upwork. I had never hired anyone via the web to work remotely before, so I was unsure how it was going to work. I chose her for the job based on her clean and simple aesthetics and how easy she was to communicate within the initial introduction phase.

Describe the project in detail.

Reaves Projects took out extra and old information I no longer needed on the site. Sharon came up with solutions to various layout and content issues and added in all the new photos and content.

What was the team composition?

I worked directly with Sharon at Reaves Projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

I am very pleased with the website.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Sharon is a very good communicator and works quickly. She was proactive and wasn't afraid to suggest changes that she thought would make the outcome better.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed with how seamless the project was and how easy it was to work with Sharon. I would hire Reaves Projects again and I have already referred them to other businesses.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I’m completely satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was very easy to schedule with them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I received more than I expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design for Financial Management Group

"They were exactly the kind of partner I wanted in my corner."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects redesigned, developed, and launched a website. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Lezlie Hall
Managing Associate, Lezlie Hall Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vibrant, creative website met every expectation and serves as an outstanding sales tool. Through an efficient workflow and precise communication, Reaves Projects kept the project on track. Their quick wit and exceptional customer service made the whole process simple, enjoyable, and easy.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

LHA is a bookkeeping and financial management group that provides business services to small creative and nonprofit organizations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Reaves Projects?

Reaves Projects designed, built, and launched our website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a modern, irreverent interpretation of the traditional financial services website. Since creative clients view our services as dull, we wanted to counter their assumptions and spark curiosity with a fresh, funny design. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We submitted the project on 99 Designs. Several designers submitted ideas and bids, but Reaves Projects immediately clicked. Their previous work, promptness and professionalism, and snappy sense of humor attracted us from the start.

Describe the project in detail.

We had a logo, a few ideas, no experience, and limited time. We needed the launch to coincide with the restructuring of our practice. We only knew that it should be sassy, simple, and easy to manage. Reaves Projects had a few conversations with us and understood our ideas. They built the funny, vibrant website we wanted. 

What was the team composition?

The owner worked directly with me.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The site has become our best closer. If a potential client checks out our website, before or after they meet us, we always have a deal. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was incredible. We had consistent, thorough, efficient, and meaningful communication. We got a phone call when necessary and emailed when that made sense. I'm so grateful for that! 

They prompted us just enough to move the project forward. Their extreme patience kept the process moving forward. I would have deviated from the plan or stalled from lack of time and experience. Building a website wasn't in my wheelhouse, but we had fun. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was lucky to connect with Reaves Projects during such a challenging, exciting and important time. Their owner had an exceptionally sharp mind, eye, and wit. She was an excellent collaborator who made the work seem easy. 

They were exactly the kind of partner I wanted in my corner. I even use our experience with them as a model for approaching our clients. Reaves Projects gave us much more than a website.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't complain about anything. They should keep doing what they do!

5.0
Overall Score They were the best.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I couldn't have finished without their help!
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was so reasonable!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was amazing and exactly what we wanted. They read our minds.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done so many times.

Website & Online Store Dev for Art Center

"Our audience is responding to the e-commerce option better than predicted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Reaves Projects helped redesign a website to boost overall functionality and design, with the primary new feature being e-commerce capability for membership and event sales.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Lauren Buches
Executive Director, Latrobe Art Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improved site, lauded internally and externally, has significantly increased ticket sales. Expertise and meticulousness are hallmarks of their work. Reaves Projects accepts constructive input well but also brings creative ideas of their own to the table at a reasonable value.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the executive director of a community art center and gallery. We’re a membership gallery where artists can display and sell their work for a nominal fee. We also provide art classes for students of all ages and experience levels, as well as community events. I’m responsible for the overall operation of the art center, from daily operations to marketing to strategic planning.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Reaves Projects?

We initially hired them to overhaul and redesign our website. We needed an easy-to-search events calendar, online galleries to display artists' work, and the ability to buy tickets for events at varying prices based on a variety of factors for each event.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an aesthetically pleasing website that met our needs. We anticipated this project would help us increase our overall sales for events and classes.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The previous director selected Reaves Projects based on their experience in designing websites for artists and galleries. I maintained the relationship once I took over because of their knowledge and willingness to take the time to show me how to change aspects of the website.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Beyond the initial website redesign on Squarespace, we retained them to add an e-commerce store for online ticket sales for events, membership sales, and donations. Previously, our only system for buying tickets was either in person or over the phone, which we believe was limiting our ability to market and promote our programs. They continue to provide site maintenance.

What was the team composition?

We work exclusively with Sharon (director, Reaves Projects).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our Board absolutely loves the new website redesign. The community does so as well from the comments I've received in person. The biggest quantifiable impact is online sales. While only live for four weeks, e-commerce accounted for 16% of the total sales of our first event. Online sales of an Easter event have already accounted for 25% of available slots. Our audience is responding to the e-commerce option better than predicted. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was quite simple. I described to Reaves Project via both email and over the phone what we wanted. They showed us several e-commerce examples to find out what we liked and how they could be implemented on our website. They moved forward once we agreed on a price, checking in as needed to ask questions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I really appreciate the one-on-one attention we receive. Reaves Projects is conscientious about the work they do and want their clients to be knowledgeable about how the website works.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not that I can think of at this time.

5.0
Overall Score We're thrilled with their work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Work is done promptly, and issues are addressed quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's very reasonable for the quality of work we received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything is functional and up to expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm very likely to recommend them.