I have been working with Stephen for over 5 years now, which blows me away, as it hasn’t felt that long at all!
A common line that I’ve found myself saying to clients is “Steve is the technical guru and I just make the website look pretty”. Over the years I have learnt so much with Steve’s patient help. I have even learnt things that I would never thought I would or could!
Web Department is an awesome idea, it fills holes that are begging to be filled in the design and web marketing world. I know there are many graphic designers like me that would love to design websites but don’t want to go anywhere near the backend technical stuff. So, whether I bring in a client or Steve contracts me for one of Web Department’s clients, Steve supports me amazingly by getting the process started direct with the client himself, provides a comprehensive brief, helps with choosing the right theme, reviews my design and gives me helpful ideas, helps me to come up with solutions where needed, is alongside me when communicating with the client, does ALL the technical final bits and makes it live…so yes, I get to just make websites look pretty!
I try my very best to “hassle” Steve as little as possible, but he is a very patient man so I am never afraid to flick him an email if I come across something that I can’t solve myself.
I am still my own boss, I just have an amazing guru to work with – I highly recommend Web Department!