Design Services

Do you design books, magazines or other publications?

Absolutely. My background is in editorial art direction and design. The publications I’ve worked for understand the power of images so I was fortunate to be able to use them large and well. I have a long history with working with pictures and other types of multi-page publications. E-books and iPad magazines are some of my favorite projects. I’ve used MagCloud, MagReady, Blurb and worked with some very nice people who care about their craft and product: Edition One books and Conveyor Arts.

How much does a website cost?

The cost of a website can vary widely. If you do a search for web design services I’m certain you’ll find a wide range of prices. When you work with me and my small team of developers and copywriters, a typical custom website can cost between $8,000 to over $10,000. This includes tried and true consultation (marketing and branding) sessions, content and brand research, custom design, code, implementation with a content management, training and essentially a solid system to move from project start to finish. For an hourly rate I charge $150/per hour.

How long does it take to get a website?

The design and development of a custom website can take a few months or even a few years. It really depends on you. In my experience working with photographers, the process can take at least a year and more due to assignments and projects that take you all over the world for any length of time. So, it's hard to predict and because the process from start to finish is highly collaborative, it can be challenging to communicate and make progress.

Will you help me tweak my [fill-in-the-blank] template?

If I have time to take on a project that requests tweaking of a template, I’m only available for customizing Squarespace templates. If my schedule does not allow for yours, I can recommend some great designers and design companies who may be interested in helping you out.

How much does a logo cost?

I used to offer a package only and it included the design of a logo, identity pieces, a watermark (if requested) and social media icons. I am currently taking a break from logo and identity work. Contact Tara Hogan for a logo and any identity design. She is a wonderful person and an excellent designer.

How much does a photography book design cost?

If you are looking for a custom-designed photo book, starting cost is $5750.00.

Studio Related

What is your availability?

My earliest availability will be July 2015.

I am not taking on new custom website projects at this time or customization of Squarespace templates. If you’d like to sign up for my newsletter, I’m happy to update you on my availability. You’ll also get some tips on branding, marketing, digital magazine design and web design — Good Stuff.

What does Cococello mean?

It doesn’t mean anything other than a combination of two loves: Chocolate and the cello (I used to play it a very long time ago). Most people like the sound of it.

Where are you located?

I am located in Upstate New York in a small city called Syracuse. It’s located near Lake Ontario between Rochester and Albany.

Are you hiring?

I’m flattered that you ask but not right now nor in the forseeable future.