Lowthian Design Works was born in 1999 as Alternative Web Areas (AWA) in response to one organization’s need for a website. After the first website, there was another, then another. As the number of organizations with Lowthian-designed sites grew, our model evolved as well: a partnership based on creating a web presence that represents each client’s unique character, created by those who know it best.
At LDW we believe that a design firm should give each client more than a list of sites to choose from, without input into the design itself. We work step by step along with each organization, giving the client complete control and ownership of the process.
We have been working on customizing websites since 1999, and in 2006 we started migrating all of our sites to WordPress and Joomla. We have worked in various e-commerce platforms, however now we offer support for the Bigcommerce platform.
We don’t have rates for setting up a new sites for non-profit organizations. We will work with organizations that we can believe in and trust. That includes trusting that the organization will compensate us fairly on a schedule that works for them. In a world where the internet is essential to spreading the word about good work and important causes, we believe that a budget should not limit a good organization’s ability to have a great-looking, functional web presence. We trust that by helping make the world a better place, our needs will be met.
For for-profit endeavors, we have rate plans that can meet your various needs and will include basic customization needs, or we can bill at an agreed upon hourly rate.
Meeting all your web design needs
At Lowthian Design Works, we will help you with all aspects of implementation including hosting, domain name registration, platform choices, web design, and training you to do as much website maintenance as you feel comfortable with. We specialize in WordPress and Joomla websites which we can customize completely both in the way they display for your audience, but also the administrative panels. We can customize the site making it easier and more exciting to maintain. Our goal is to help you create a site that will become an important and fun part of your organization. If your in need of an e-commerce site, we have partnered with Bigcommerce to give you complete access to the platform to make a buying experience as special as your organization.
Our output will match your input. If you and your organization are eager to move quickly and work hard on the project, we will match that effort. If you’d rather take your time, we will respect that and not move too quickly. You set the pace and let us know if we need to adjust it at any time.
Above all, we insist that you be empowered to control your organization’s website. We don’t believe in locking you into a contract or keeping you out of the loop on how web design works. We will do as much or as little of the regular maintenance as your needs and time allow. We have very affordable packages to make sure your site is secure and backed up so that you don’t need to worry about downtime.
If you are thinking about partnering with Lowthian Design Works, be sure to take advantage of our free Client Worksheet. It will help you focus on what you need from your website and how to get started on the web design. After completing it we will be happy to provide you with a no-obligation free quote.
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family. – Peace Pilgrim