Fabio Basile - Web Design - Graphic Design

Web and Graphic Designer in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

About Fabio Basile - Web Design - Graphic Design

My name is Fabio Basile. I am a web designer and graphic designer serving San Francisco Bay area and neighboring communities.

My specialty is professional custom web design and graphic design for small businesses. I offer dynamic web design services that are powered by CSS3/HTML5/PHP and are W3C-compliant and SEO-friendly.

I am committed to providing quick turn-around and great results.

Other services I offer include:

  • Illustration
  • Logo Design,
  • 3D Modeling/Visualization
  • Presentations
  • Design Concept Development for Manufacturing

Feel free to contact me today!

Services

W3C compliant, search-optimized, CSS3/HTML5/PHP-powered dynamic web design.

Graphic design services, illustration, logo design, 3D modeling/animation/visualization, print-ready artworks.

Design concept development and visualization for manufacturing.

Brands

Software (only the ones I use the most):

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver
  • ArtRage!
  • Alias Sketchbook Pro
  • Autodesk Maya
  • OpenOffice
  • MySQL 5.5
  • MySQL Workbench
  • OpenSimulator
  • ColorCop

Online apps:

  • LogMeIn
  • DropBox
  • OpenSimulator

Hardware:

Wacom Cintiq 12WX LCD tablet

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(408) 307-9344
Contact Fabio Basile
Payment options
Fabio Basile accepts cash, checks and Paypal
Hourly rate: From $25 to $50
Cities served
Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Saratoga and Aptos

I have been very rarely contacted by clients who did not need a complete redesign of outdated, sloppy or cheaply made websites. This is very common with local businesses or individuals starting out on a limited budget. A brief first consultation with a professional can be helpful in finding out how much a budget can stretch towards a better design.

I spend time researching and experimenting constantly, even on completed projects. I always put myself in the position of being able to improve upon my work.

I never outsource. If I can't do it, I don't sell it.

Small business owners and individuals looking to promote their product or service should be aware of the following:

1. Don't pay for web hosting by the month. Reasonable web hosting for a small business should not exceed $150-$200 per year.

2. When on periodic retainers such as weekly, monthly or yearly fees, ask for an itemized bill.

3. Wordpress is meant to be used as a blog, not as a main advertising solution for your business.

4. A bad developer will design you a site thinking he knows your business better than you do. A good developer will take the time to learn about your business before making any design or feature suggestion.

5. Call or email me for a free initial consultation to find out how much more you can save.

  • Do you provide an itemized bill?
  • Do you focus on volume or quality?
  • Do you outsource?
  • How fast is your turn-around?
  • Do you provide an online test-site where i can see your work in progress?
  • Web design and graphic design skills aside, how familiar are you really with small businesses?
  • Do you work from home or do you have a proper office where you can receive clients?
  • Are you able to provide humble, simple and straight answers to a client's technical questions?

Business Category:

local retail, service provider, or online outlet?

local(where?) or global?

How much are you spending on web hosting, domain registration and other third-party services (online marketing, cloud storage, database hosting)?

Execution:

Desired time frame and final deadline

I started professionally in 2006, with my first official client being Portable One Inc., formerly in Morgan Hill, CA.

I started with processing merchandise images for the store's online shopping cart and successively gained more reputation through an increasing number of clients, including the L.A. rock band Wyldsky with whom I am still working to this day.

BayAreaBridal.net and NewThings.com are the two projects I am most proud of. I have re-designed both sites from scratch in 2009, and to this day, they have been steadily on top of search results in spite of an unfavorable geographic location with respect to direct competitors.

I have been able to bring both sites to high rankings through 100% organic search optimization and without paid forms of advertising.

I am local. I do not outsource, and I am familiar with retail and local business environments. I understand payroll, overhead and the costs related with running a venture. I understand business beyond design and coding and will deliver a better product, without the detached cookie-cutter approach of larger firms.

Once a project is complete, assuming a positive feedback from the client, I provide full support for webmaster services, from design-related upgrades and modifications to search engine optimization for a standard hourly fee.

Consultations and meetings are free when scheduled at my office location. On-site consulting is charged by the hour. Commuting mileage is free of charge up to 25 miles, then it's $1.38 per mile.

At present, my personal average is about 10 projects on a long-term basis and about 10-15 short-term projects.

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