You can draw up unique designs but you hesitate because you know you can’t actually build what you just drew (especially with the drag and drop plugin you're currently using).
You’re overwhelmed with the dozens of screenshots you’ve taken from all your competitors websites of their processes and how they do things. But you can’t seem to pull it together and make it work for you.
Branding, graphics, you got this… but web (meh) you thought it would super easy to just add on “website design” and start offering it along with your services.
You spend time Googling CSS snippets for Squarespace. You add more and more plugins to WordPress to get the exact right widget. In the end you wish you could just get the site you build to look like the one you imagined for your client.
my guess is you'd say yes
The initial spiral kicks in of scattered docs and pdfs that currently make up your "onboarding" process.
You send them your questionnaire to learn allllllllll about their business, their avatar's favorite color, and where they love to shop. (Because that is TOP NOTCH INFO 😉 when you're designing a website... at least you were told so).
You roughly sketch out a layout by hand based on all the Pinterest pins they sent you. A great designer always listens to their client after all.
You've got a design, they love it, now time to implement...
"Oh shoot that looked so cool in my drawing, but that's not a block in Squarespace sooooo I guess I'll change it just a bit."
"I was not in love with using WordPress or Squarespace, but I fell in love with Webflow!"
I've been wanting to learn web design for quite awhile. I've built sites in Wix, WordPress, and Squarespace but I just wasn't in love with any of them. I had looked at Webflow, but not yet dug into learn it. After Jenn's course I can honestly say I have found my platform and I am confident in my skills and excited to build sites for clients in Webflow.
we know how you feel
Maybe you’re fed up with the limitations of Squarespace . Maybe you’re tired of waiting on your WordPress developer to crank out the site you handed them 2 months ago.
Maybe you love the other platforms you work with and you just want to add another platform.
You might be just starting out or maybe you have some gaps in your client process and overall your skills just need to be sharpened, so you can command higher prices for the work you’re doing.
Every good website should start with strategy. In phase 1 we map out the purpose, plan and personality for a wildly successful website. We ask clients the right questions, we listen more than we speak, and we begin our process with our client's client top of mind.
The content of a website has to come first before the design. It's not just a bunch of photos, colors and words. The way you pull these together matters. In Phase 2 we assemble and pull together client content flawlessly.
Good design takes iteration. In phase 3 we create the website. We build on the previous phases by using tools like Figma and Webflow to design and build beautiful, powerful, and fully responsive websites using for clients.
Websites serve little purpose when not pushed out into the world. Make sure you do it right. In phase 4 we launch your Webflow websites with ease and set your clients up for success in the long run.
Before learning Webflow I was stuck in my comfort zone of using Squarespace and WordPress and drag and drop builders. When I finally put in the time to learn all that Webflow had to offer it made my process come to life in a way I hadn’t experienced before. Things that used to take me hours and lots of coding in Squarespace and WordPress take me minutes in Webflow. With no limits to what I design.
"WOW this course has such a wealth of knowledge!"
It's perfect whether you're experienced, just starting out as a web designer, or you just want to learn Webflow! I went into it only looking to learn Webflow, but came out with better processes, better design skills, AND adding builds in Webflow to my services! Jennifer is so knowledgable and really goes in depth to show her exact processes and strategies for her clients. The real gold of this course is the build section though - you build a complete website by following Jennifer's lead in the videos and she already has the website completely designed and the assets are handed to you so you ONLY have to focus on the build portion, instead of trying to be in design/creative mode at the same time! Seriously, such a good investment!
Webflow is a website building and hosting platform similar to others you may have heard of like WordPress or Squarespace or Wix. It's considered a low code tool as it writes all the code for you, without you having to know how to write it yourself!
But the big difference in Webflow vs other platforms is that we’re able to build anything we want, without knowing code, or being confined to blocks and widgets. Even for really complex websites!
With Webflow there’s no intimidating client dashboard or admin panel, you’re left with a super simple, clean, and easy to operate website. Which means, once we've finished making your website strategic and beautiful, you have FULL capability of updating information as needed.
There are 3 key things that make Design + Grow with Webflow different
I’ve bought and taken a lot of courses. Plain and simple: the ones that had a coach or guide are the ones that helped me get the best results.
Everyone loves to be supported and encouraged. Design + Grow with Webflow is exactly this.
In Design + Grow with Webflow you get access to our Facebook community where you can post as many questions as you like and get answers from me, my design assistant, and other designers who have been through the program and know Webflow and the Design + Grow Method.
Each week during the live program you’ll be able to pre-submit your specific questions and get them answered by me on our calls. This is a great place for coaching as well! Want to know if something looks ok on your site, or if there’s a better way to do something? I’m all ears and eyes!
Most website courses go one of three ways.
None of these are inherently wrong, they just don’t give the full picture.
You have to understand that your clients need more than just a pretty website. They need a website that is strategic, well planned out, designed well for their clients and customers, looks great and the WINNER... is easy for them to edit small things when you are done.
You can be confident that what I teach is from experience and that this program will teach you exactly what you need to know to start offering Webflow as a platform option in your now very strategic design business!
This is a jam packed website process, planning, and design/build course. We cover a ton of stuff!
"You will be very proud of what you have accomplished from taking this course."
I took another webflow course before in the past but this one actually really made me excited because it went through the entire web design process of Webflow from the baby stages to the completion. It really did open my eyes that I could use this to help my future clients. The biggest AHA moment was to actually see a concept turned into a full website on your screen. Everything matched well with the copy and the design layout itself. I just love how you really see everything and how it all fits together piece by piece into each other and how everything relates to one another... from the pre-written copy to the style guide and mock up, to the design and finally even the SEO.
I hear ya, so let's keep chatting about this.
Design + Grow with Webflow is going to be awesome if...
You’re excited about website design, but you’re not 100% confident in your web design skills (especially the building part)
OR if you’re already a:
...and have clients asking you to build websites, and you're excited to add website design to the things you already offer.
"I highly recommend this course to anyone out there wanting to learn web design!"
This course is amazing! Jennifer is the best, so friendly and relatable. I came into this course with the background of WordPress site building and was excited to learn a new platform, Webflow, but I learned so much more than just a new platform to build sites on. I loved the way the video lessons were broken down. I learned how to craft out a process that works for myself and my business!
I mostly go by Jenn and Mommmmmmmmy. (You have to yell it like you're dying, pretty dramatic, with a high pitch voice from across the house to get the full effect 😉)
I’m the owner here at Site Maker Studio. I’ve been designing and building in some form or fashion my entire life.
I’m an architecture and interior design school graduate turned website designer.
The common thread?
It’s making the best use of a space (physical or online) for the people that will use it. Whether the thing you're making is a piece of furniture, a home, or a website, the process is actually surprisingly similar.
For years now I’ve applied my design background to the web, where there are still constraints, people need to get from one place to another, and the look and feel of an online space can often be the difference in a successful or failed business.
Over the years I’ve refined my client process and designed and developed using multiple website platforms.
Now it’s all I use, and all I teach.
My peers call me the “left-brained creative” because they say I bring a technical, step by step approach to the normally more creative pieces of design. I’m also a mom of 4 so being organized and explaining things simply is kinda what I do all day.
We’ve all got something we can learn from each other. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more and seeing what you design and build next!
Confident in what you can design, build, and deliver for your custom website clients.
Relieved to stop hitting update on all the WordPress plugins, and searching for CSS snippets to make your Squarespace websites work.
Excited to share your process with your potential clients on sales calls and confident that you always know the next step in the process for you both.
Launch strategic, beautiful custom websites that your client are willing to pay top dollar for.
And I return stuff occasionally... but only if it's legit the wrong thing (or if my kids ordered it through Alexa without me knowing 😂)
So here's how this works. I’m giving you a full 30 days to dive head first into the program. If you’ve truly worked through a chunk of the program and find it’s not at all what you were expecting, I'm happy to return your investment. I'm not going to make you turn in a bunch of worksheets (ain't got time for that!) But just ask that you give yourself a real honest chance to implement and work through it. The refund period expires 30 days from your date of purchase. We will not be able to accept any refund requests after that date.Ok this feels great, let's do it!
The program is delivered through video, teaching slides, workbooks, and over the shoulder video walkthroughs showing you and talking you through everything as we do it.
You can start the course TODAY. As soon as you sign up, you get full access to all the lessons and can go through that material as quickly (or slowly) as you'd like. We will post our live call dates in the course portal.
Yes! You can pay in full, or you can make monthly payments. Click either button to enroll and you'll be taken to a checkout page with both options.
No. Webflow makes building a website easy even if you’re not techy. It was built for designers and non-coders.
I crafted the Design + Grow with Webflow program with “pre-business Jenn” in mind. I had no code skills, I had never purchased a domain or opened photoshop, I was so lost and frustrated. I know that no other course breaks it down in the same way I do.
To avoid design paralysis we’ve taken the guesswork out of the build for you. You'll get access to professional mock-ups, curated and edited images, plus an “as real as they get'' client to follow along with to build a 10 page website. All you have to focus on is practice and getting the skills and results of becoming a world-class website designer. I'll teach you how to customize everything about the project so it works perfectly for your portfolio - the design layout, fonts, colors, swap out photos, graphics and more!
Yes. You can use multiple platforms in your business. The process modules will help you no matter what you use. But, in order to go through the entire program from start to finish you’ll want to build along with me in Webflow. However, you can apply all of the principles and process pieces to any platform. I’m very familiar with other platforms and many of our students build in multiple platforms. They all say learning Webflow made their skills in other platforms even better! If you have any questions along the way while we build in Webflow about how this might translate to another platform I’m happy to help answer. Webflow is amazing for designers and clients, that’s why I’m teaching it to you!
They do! And they're amazing! The Webflow education team is top notch. Their videos are short and to the point for smaller features when you need to know how to do something. In contrast, in DGW we build out a very large custom website page by page and section by section, as well as go through the website design process from start to finish. This holistic approach is, to me, what makes them very different.
Please don’t! You’ll lose so much money and encounter so many headaches along the way. You can spend 2+ years putting in your time, competing with thousands of other freelancers, or you can position yourself as a PRO right from the start. But to do that, you need a plan, a process, and design/build skills. You need professional workflows. A beautiful portfolio piece or two. A business that’s pre-setup for taking on multiple clients at a time! And yes, you’ll learn all of that in DGW.
The short answer, you don’t. And you shouldn’t ever 'convince' a client to use anything. I don't teach any kind of client manipulation and you might find that Webflow isn't a fit for every single inquiry you get. That's ok. You should, however, educate them on what’s best for them. This is covered in depth in the first few modules where we go over client planning sessions and website strategy.