American Design & Development

American Design & Development

1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

American Design & Development is a modern, full-service Wordpress agency (aka, a web design company) in Los Angeles, CA. We create websites for individuals, upstart companies, and small to big businesses. Depending on your specific needs, this can include industry research, responsive design, code development, server deployment, and ongoing maintenance for your site. We at AMDD count among us web designers, web developers, and all-around internet handypeople with a love of and emphasis on Wordpress. And yeah, we produce some first rate shit.

Web design and development is an ideal blend of creativity and analytical thinking. This industry forces you to keep your mind sharp and your learning center open as web technology advances at break-neck pace. Each new project is an opportunity to incorporate a bleeding-edge feature and site success is tangible through page performance and user interaction reports. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

AMDD focuses on marrying the heritage of fine graphic design with the modern platform. Our responsive Wordpress themes aren’t cookie-cutter solutions because we’re not interested in what will just ‘get by’. Informed through SEO research, we aim our UX patterns at directing your user’s actions and emotions through the narrative of your unique offer. And since we stand by the excellence of our craft, we’ll walk with you to continue maintaining that status. After all, technology and users’ goals shift over time!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

See: “How did you get started in this business?”

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Our rates depend on the client type, but they start at $60/hr. We can also quote flat project rates based on anticipated total hours. The time it takes to design and code a site depends on number of factors, including: 

- Site Features ( Responsive/Mobile Design; Search engine optimization; Social media integration; Web hosting; Blogging; E-commerce capabilities)

- Number of Pages (1 vs. 100)

- Content Source (Us vs. You)

- Turnaround Time (Flexible vs. ASAP)

We don’t like to distribute generic price tables because everyone’s site needs are unique!

How did you get started in this business?

Around 13.8 billion years ago there was a large flash, yada yada yada, then we taught ourselves to code! Like many of the great businesses of the past century, we’re comprised of industrious people who decided to sit down and figure shit out themselves. We’ve got 5+ years of development experience and haven’t looked back.

What types of customers have you worked with?

AMDD accepts projects from all business sectors: private, government, and non-profit. And our current roster spans many industries, including sports gyms, real estate, law, construction, art, and food. We also white-label for design firms and marketing agencies. Many realize they don't have the onsite staff to handle their clientele's web development requests. And sure, we're an LA web design company, but we have clients across the nation.

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Did you guys see the #RoyalWedding?

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

The cheapest quote may not equate to the best site for you. Those who will slap together a shoddy Wordpress theme for a quick buck are a dime a dozen. Take your time and do a little research into the quality of their past work. And don’t be afraid to inquire about the tools/technology a pro uses. There’s no substitute for precise and warm communication skills.

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