I help small and medium businesses implement and maintain WordPress websites with links to social media networks.
I help the client select an appropriate theme, customize the look and functionality with the theme options and plugins, organize and add the initial content, and train the client to maintain the site.
I approach WordPress website design like getting a new suit. You could fly to London, go to a Savile Row tailor and pick out fabric and go through the fittings for a custom-made, bespoke suit. Or I could take you down to the Mens Wearhouse and help you pick out a nice suit with appropriate shirt, shoes, tie, etc. and you’ll look great at 1/10th the cost – “I guarantee it!…”
I think that in most cases a thoughtfully selected and customized standard WordPress theme coupled with the appropriate plugins will be the best solution. It will be reliable, robust, easy to maintain and carry your marketing messages and branding to your audience.
I also consult on general marketing, branding, and marketing communications issues. I’m based in Oakland CA and most of my clients are in the SF Bay area, though I do have active clients on the East Coast as well.
You can see some of my client sites on my portfolio page: http://hartsook.com/portfolio