Soul Singer and Songwriter website
An artist like Jules Rendell needs a website to be modern, classy and cool. Together we focused on creating a visually bold and engaging website, with plenty of photos, video and tracks. Importantly the site also links a lot of Jules' social media and commercial activity. It also has room for news, reviews and upcoming events too!
A note on Jules’ site
I love my new scroller website. Cheryl has a natural eye for colour, size and balance so that the website is stylish with all the features I wanted but not cluttered. She listened to my requirements and ideas and augmented them to cover areas I hadn't thought of, including the revolving video reel, news page and mailing list sign up. Also willing to learn new aspects of the WordPress theme to make the website I wanted, Cheryl showed her technical ability to solve problems quickly and teach me how to update the website myself. One of her strengths is incorporating social media and SEO rankings, making the most of Google and other search engines to get as much traffic to my site as possible.
I'm thoroughly pleased with the job she has done for me and think it portrays me as an artist in the exact way I'd envisioned. She's also great fun to be around - I totally recommend her!
Specialist Root Barrier Website
Peter Scott Tree Care needed to redesign their website, as it had become outdated. The key priorities were to make it more attractive, user-friendly and drive more sales contacts. This was achieved in summer 2014 with ongoing SEO improvements and additions to content as required.
Cheryl understood straight away what we wanted and advised us on what we needed; things that we had not thought about. She delivered a fresh, modern website that is easy to navigate and contains all the information and downloads that our customers may need. Cheryl also keeps an eye on things and makes sure that everything is up to date and optimised.
Making a blog work for you
Karen needed to bring order to her burgeoning blog, to make it more accessible and grow its influence in a wider audience, and learn more about the opportunities available in marketing her work
I already had a very basic website, running as a blog, when I approached Cheryl, for help with revamping it. I had some very vague ideas in mind, but as someone who really has no experience with website design, it was so nice to work with her. She was tremendously helpful, taking my ideas and vision for my site, and using her expertise and experience to make it look and work better, and also look how I wanted it to. She was able to take my very simple “I want this to happen” and make it a reality.
She is very easy to work with and accommodating, very good at saying when something will or won’t work, and also coming up with better solutions. She helped me to understand more about branding and marketing my product (my blog) and getting it out there and seen. She has also been very helpful with aftercare, and has been there to help me when I have needed to edit or change small things, but was worried about my own technical abilities. She explains things clearly, and every step was talked over before she carried it through to completion on the website design. She produced realistic action plans, and set reasonable expectations of deadlines and it was always clear what would be happening, and when, in terms of work being done.
The whole process of setting up or revamping a blog or website can be very daunting, if you have never done it before, so it was a pleasure to work with Cheryl, who made it all seem so easy, and smooth. I continue to be impressed with her technical wizardry, and her ability to translate “I want this thing to look like this and do this” into something that actually works on a site. I am looking forward to working with her again, in the future and would recommend her services. It was well worth the investment to get her to help me take my blog and site where I wanted it.
New Branding, Website & Media for Music Producer
James is an up and coming music producer, with a niche in vocal production and choirs. He needed to build a brand for his business, showcase an online portfolio of his work including plenty of new music. In addition he needed a way to promote and sell tickets for choral workshops and events. He plans to expand both sides of the business, through using Social Media campaigns and digital tutorials.
Cheryl has taken my business from being me and a studio, to having a brand, website and being able to publicise my work to a mailing list of several hundred people. I can run ticketed events, taking payments easily with Paypal and have learnt a whole raft of new techniques and tools in the Social Media world. Particularly I am now integrating SoundCloud, Twitter, YouTube and Pledge Music (a crowd sourcing platform) right into the core of my business. I want to continue making improvements and next year plan some branding and commercial improvements.
New Branding, Website & Shop
Kate's fitness business serves women and particularly new mums. She needed an online presence, which we developed to help build her community, through blogging, emails and social media integration. Kate also has an integrated Amazon shop selling complementary products and she plans to develop her service through online membership as well.
Biting the bullet
"Creating a website for my business had been a very large 'elephant task' on my to do list for months when I met Cheryl. I had felt daunted at the idea of creating one, knowing that it would take hours of my precious time to learn how to do it myself, or many £000's of my hard earned cash to pay a large faceless company for something that I would have no idea how to manage, edit and really make my own.
Building the brand
"Cheryl's warm, personable nature meant that she quickly understood what my business is about and as well as having a real flair for the creative side of the process, she is, in my eyes a technical wizard! By the end of our first meeting she had really grasped my offering and how I wanted to portray my business and differentiate it from similar ones. She was on-task right from the word go and made the whole process a real partnership, carefully guiding me and ensuring that I was happy with every decision made and giving me a realistic action plan for copy, pages etc so that I had complete control of how my site was developing.
"To be empowered in how to edit and re-jig my website was very important to me and Cheryl's handover at the end of the process was so clear, even a technophobe like me could feel in control of the site. As I have developed my business and wanted more from the digital side of things, Cheryl has been on hand to advise on new products that can help it grow and become more profitable. Cheryl has continued to work with me on areas that I have felt unsure about and given me some great advice on how to become more profitable through my web presence. Worth every penny of investment, Gillyfleur.com is the perfect mix of personality, individual understanding and technological prowess to get your business really working for you online."
A simple, stylish brand and website for personal stylist
Kristina is a personal stylist and image consultant who needed to build an online brand and presence. As a stylist, she had a vision of a clean, classic, monochrome site, which splashes of vibrant colour.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Cheryl! I was new to the world of websites and widgets when we began working together, and she was very patient, explained everything thoroughly, even helped me to set up my business email account, and held my hand throughout the whole process. At all times we were moving at my pace, she was always at the end of the phone and available to answer my questions, even after the website was finished, whilst I was learning to manage it myself. Couldn’t find a more helpful web designer, thoroughly recommend working with her."