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Curly Process!

We make web design fun. At CurlyHost, we want to seamlessly integrate with your team so it feels like you’ve got a part-time in-house marketing team in your back pocket. Be our partner in making cool stuff.

Every project is different. The web design process isn’t always straight line—you might even call it curly. But it may look something like this…

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Grand Rapids Website Design and Development

Strategy

A website is only as useful as the thought, time, and effort put into planning and laying the groundwork. Take the time to understand what you want and need.

Moodboards & Wireframes

A moodboard helps us understand your creative likes and dislikes and wireframes act as a “skeleton” version of your website. We use both to determine a creative direction early on.

Logo & Branding

A logo symbolizes your organization’s identity and branding is your organization’s distinctive design. We give you a consistent design to ensure your users recognize you immediately across multiple channels.

Layout Design

Layout design is the harmony between the content and visual elements on a website page. We play Tetris with the layout until everything fits together nicely.

Content Creation & Sitemaps

You know your business better than anyone. But if you need, we can help write and edit clear, concise, and compelling content, then organize it intuitively into pages with an understandable sitemap.

Revisions & Revisions

Website design is a layered and involving process. We often cycle through a few iterations, remaining flexible to get it just right. This is a natural part of the creative process.

Development & Testing

During the development phase, changes are being made to the code, plugins, and other behind-the-scenes website elements. We test everything on the backend to make sure it all functions as it should.

Launch & Training

Launching a website isn’t quite as easy as pushing a button and walking away. We make final edits, tie up loose ends, and create training materials so you can take control of your website.

Social Media Basics

A website is only one piece of your digital footprint. We can set you up with a general social media direction, templates and logins.

Maintenance

When a website is left unattended it can be vulnerable to hacking, spam, and other issues. We log in to our clients’ websites monthly to give everything a once-over.

Meet the

Curly Crew!

CurlyHost is made up of an evolving group of Grand Rapids based freelancers led by Andrea. We all have had diverse backgrounds with a variety of skill-sets that come in handy when faced with a new website challenge. We love collaborating with clients who come with different points of view and working in tandem to find unique solutions for them. Here are some of the primary players at CurlyHost that you may work with during your project.

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Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development

Meet Andrea

the woman behind the hair

Andrea Napierkowski has an insatiable thirst to learn. Starting college at the age of 14 she explored many different educational paths ranging from science to history to cooking and finally international relations. Stumbling upon web development in her early 20s Andrea had an aggressive pursuit for her craft averaging the launch of a new site every week. With her ability to understand diverse points of view Andrea has constantly pursued different design concepts that keep CurlyHost’s websites fresh and unique.

Andrea’s other interests range in her love of community, passion for cooking and documentary films. For over 10 years Andrea has invited strangers who become friends into her home to watch and discuss documentary films. Andrea loves cooking for people and delights in the conversations that arise over communal meals. Andrea’s other passions include doting on her two cats and dog, lots of physical activity, and complex crime dramas.

Meet Malinda

artist & creator

Malinda Spohn is an accomplished artist, illustrator, web developer, and content creator. You’ll find Malinda either in her art studio or enjoying the great outdoors. With a passion for animals and nature, this plant-eater is always up for an adventure. Her dedication to saving animals drives her artwork!

Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development

Meet Jamie

marketing aficionado

Jamie Spohn is a website development, layout, design, and marketing aficionado with a knack for e-commerce. From a young age, Jamie jumped right into problem-solving the web, print, and marketing world. As an entrepreneur, Jamie is fueled by helping other businesses succeed in developing a strong brand. When Jamie is steps away from her desk, you may find her organizing her sticker collection, venturing outdoors, baking up something sweet, or her personal favorite, preparing puns for the CurlyHost gang.

Meet Alex

Coding Guru

Alex Ziuraitis is a recent graduate from Grand Valley State University with degrees in marketing and studio art. Mixing these two specialties he’s constantly on the lookout to expand his passion for design and web development. As a Michigan native, Alex finds enjoyment in the outdoors. Because of this eagerness to explore, he currently resides in Colorado spending his free time in the mountains.

Grand Rapids Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids Website Design and Development

GET A HEAD START WITH

Our Resources

Do you feel overwhelmed by words like “website hosting” and “hex code”? We get that it’s not your usual work, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources to help. Peek into our toolbox to find links to free apps, how-tos, and website design thought starters.

Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development
Grand Rapids WordPress Website Design and Development