Bringing your good work to the world

Let's make
a beautiful, functional,
and affordable website.

I've retooled my digital workspace. With just a laptop and a strong cup of coffee — and maybe a few other tools from my digital toolbox — I can now offer my full palette of design expertise budgeted for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

This makes it possible for me to bring your good work to the world.
—Elena Erber, Designer

Here's how it works.

First we talk.

You'll tell me what you are thinking. I will offer questions for you to answer. These questions are designed to create a picture of what you want from a website, what you can afford, and what I will need to provide to make it attainable.

Next...

I will summarize what I have heard and provide you with a document that outlines the scope of work, the cost (more detail about fees below), and a proposed timeline. We will make an agreement.

Then the magic happens.

The design begins to take shape. We'll collaborate over sketches to create both the look and feel (colors, fonts and use of space) and functionality — how the site works to deliver your message and meet your goals. This is the exciting part — as ideas turn into pages.

And finally.

With the pages built, the various set ups in place, the features functional, links all active, and a host of other technical stuff taken care of (things you don’t have to worry about), your new site is launched. Congratulations!

Like making a great cup of coffee (Beethoven counted out the exact number of beans for each of his cups), making you an affordable website starts with thoughtful pre-planning to account for content and functionality. This upfront time ensures that there can be maximum concentration on creating the most effective design — and enjoying the process as well.  

Pricing

Whether you are starting new or refreshing an existing site…

My websites are built on the WordPress platform and use Elementor along with a myriad of other plugins to create the pages and their required interactivity. All designs are crafted to work responsively. They will look as good on all sizes of screens, including smartphones.

The prices below are ballpark and aren’t absolute until I furnish a proposal based on the opportunity to meet and to evaluate what will be required.

“Business Card” Site

This is your digital business card with room to grow. Perfect if you just need to let people know what you do and how to find you. The site would consist of a homepage, secondary page template and a contact form. This starter package is structured to expand if you decide you need your site to do more for you in the future.
Starting at $2000

Basic Website

In this format an artist, therapist, consultant, or teacher can introduce themselves, highlight their work, and invite connection. This package includes a homepage, navigation to multiple pages based on 1 or 2 page templates, plus email integration and social media links.
Starting at $2500

Website with a Blog or Products

If you will be regularly adding content — articles, news, images — to your website, or if you have a few products to sell, you will need the "post" system set up. Added to the "Basic Website" the design of a blog or product-focused section, complete with search and archive templates, this package provides the structure required to deliver your ongoing content.
Starting at $3500.

Let's talk…

Please be in touch so we can schedule an hour to talk and explore the benefits of working together. Maybe we can grab a virtual coffee!

Praise…

Working with Elena is a joyful, creative, and inspiring process! Her beautiful website designs, always creative and original visions for print media, and her technical prowess behind the scenes make for a completely seamless and worry-free experience. Fifteen years into working with her, often on a daily basis, shows how communicative, inventive, and reliable she is! We do special events—they must be full of pizazz but also have the underpinnings of solid planning. Elena brings that to everything she does.
Jeanne Fleming
Artistic and Producing Director: Village Halloween Parade and Rhinebeck’s Sinterklaas
Working with Elena Erber is and has been a pleasure since the beginning as we worked on my website, and as we continue to integrate the many intricate elements needed. Elena has helped to find the right form for my site, the clearest wording, and the best collection of images, videos, and music, linking them all into a beautiful and integral expression of who I am as both a teacher of movement and a musician. Our time together in person, on the phone, and online has always been pleasant, informative, and productive. I look forward to our ongoing association.
Steven Pague
Waterfall Qigong
Elena Erber is a consummate professional. When I started my business, she took the time to sit down with me and truly understand what my needs were. She was able to see the big picture as well as the smallest details and crafted a logo, website, and design that have represented the front face of my studio for the past ten years. Elena is compassionate and super easy to work with and I highly recommend her for any design work.
Ben Senterfit
Community Music Space

If you need more than a website.

With over 30 years experience working with a wide variety of clients, I can share my design expertise in a number of areas that can support your marketing goals, on either an hourly or project basis.

Extended Services to Enhance Your Digital Presence

• Email Service Provider (ESP)
• Social media
• Analytics
• SEO
• Payment gateways

Marketing + Communication Design

From the smallest business cards to a towering billboard, from print to digital, I can develop and apply branding to templates, campaigns, advertisements, direct mail, catalogs, collateral, and more.

Consulting

I can provide you with reviews and suggestions for marketing your service or product. This can be done on an hourly basis as needed or planned with a regular meeting schedule.

Coaching

I can support you through the process of learning to use your website from the back end, teach you how to use Mailchimp to create and send emails, or Canva to make social media graphics.