I started my design career in Rotterdam. Where I studied: Communication and Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences.
Passion for design
I loved designing things, so I started a YouTube channel to improve my skills. This forced my to create something new every week and made me a little bit better with every video.
Working with WordPress
I had heard of WordPress before but never really dug into it. This changed when I decided that I was time to broaden my skills so I could make my design projects come to live in websites.
How do you work Rino?
I always follow specific steps when I’m working on a design project. In this way I can keep everything organised and it creates moments to talk about the project with my clients.
In the first part of the project I mostly ask questions and talk with my clients about what they want. I want to get a super clear picture of what they want and need. Only then can I deliver a product that both parties are happy with.
After I have a rough enough understanding of the client’s needs and wants I can start designing the first part of the website.
When it’s a big project I always start with wireframing. This is the process where I design in grey, without using colours, images and styling options. Then I share this design with my client and when they agreed I continue with the visual design. This is where I will add details and make it come to live.
When the design is done and my client is happy with the final design I go on with installing WordPress and all the plugins that I need for the project.
Then I will start creating the pages one by one and send my client preview links along the process. This makes it easy to get feedback for me and assures my client that they get the things that they want.
After all the pages are developed inside of WordPress I share a final preview link to my client. We will look at the result and edit any detail to make the website perfect. After a final check I will put the website live and give it the necessary optimisation for Google.
What do I use?
I like to use the latest software for my projects, so I know there is nothing better to use for my clients. These are the platforms that I use on a regular basis.
Recurring questions I get
I often get asked the same questions. I’ve put the most common in this section.
Yes! I think this is one of the points that makes me stand out from other people who sell websites. Since I use the latest software it’s very easy to edit the text, images and other content on the pages. You can almost change everything if you want to.
Most of the projects I work on start from €/$1500 and go up to €/$5000. This depends on your needs and wants, the design and the functionality.
You. I don’t own anything of the website. If you want I can give you full admin rights, so you can even delete me as you want. You pay for the website, so it’s your property.
The only thing that I want is to put the website in my portfolio if I want to.
Approximately 1 month. But most of the times it takes longer because of different revisions rounds that we have to go through to get a perfect website.