A Full-Service Agency
web design | marketing | SEO | video
Web design company founded in Vancouver, Washington in 2013, Northwest Media Collective has grown into an award-winning Creative Digital Agency that helps businesses and organizations maximize their online value and adoption of website technologies. The agency’s forward-thinking team of web designers, developers, marketers, and videographers deliver authentic messages to both local and national audiences.
Web Design FAQs
Since 2013, Northwest Media Collective has designed and built authentic web experiences that communicate a client’s unique value and engage the right audiences.
Mom-and-pop shops love that our custom-built sites deliver exceptional value while offering a premium look and feel. Larger businesses and corporates choose us for our full-service options, which include not only web development but also search engine optimization (SEO), marketing, branding, photography, and video.
All of our clients love that we have senior staff members managing each account and provide high-quality customer service.
Simply put, our approach to web design can help you attract new customers and keep them engaged to drive your company’s revenue and growth. Our team of experts loves helping to make that a reality.
Designing a website is a little like building a house; the price depends on what you want. Just like a mobile home and a mansion will have vastly different costs, the price of a basic website and a custom e-commerce website with a secure customer portal will vary greatly.
The main factors that affect the cost of web design are strategy, functionality, and the number of unique page designs. Most of the websites we design and build for clients in Vancouver, WA cost between $5,000 and $30,000. If you have a smaller project, we offer flexible website design solutions available upon request.
Why would I hire a Web Design Agency instead of a freelancer?
That’s a good question. It’s quite common for clients to find us after being burned by past freelancers. Hiring a freelancer to develop your website is a more cost effective solution for many companies but as your company grows, so too do your website and marketing needs. At NW Media Collective, we provide measurable reporting, great graphic design, smoothe website functionality and a responsive team of expert web designers and developers.
Depending on your budget and time-frame, the web design process can take anywhere from three weeks to three months (or even three years). Most of the time, content development—that’s creating and sourcing text, photos, videos, etc.— dramatically impacts how long the website design process takes. For example, once we have all the content, we can build a slick website in 6 weeks, but developing all the content takes time.
Our expert copywriters & content creators expedite the process and improve your experience. We are not the experts in your industry, but we are the experts in ours. Put yourself in the driver’s seat by choosing to work with our in-house content creators instead of doing it all yourself.
Having developed WordPress websites since the content management system was first born, we know WordPress is simply the best content management system available for the vast majority of business websites out there.
Our Founder and CTO, Travis Buck, is a recognized influencer in the global WordPress community and has created plugins for the platform. He votes on what comes next for the WordPress platform, and he even shipped a salmon across the US to secure one of the first Gmail accounts. Travis has solved so many “impossible” hosting and domain issues that you would be hard pressed to meet a person more knowlegable on the subject.
WooCommerce is the top e-commerce plugin on WordPress and NW Media Collective has had several web design projects featured on the WooCommerce website.
We love designing websites with WordPress and WooCommerce because they are infinitely customizable and SEO-friendly. Our clients benefit from the WordPress framework and plugins because both are intuitive and can be customized to different web abilities and goals.
We love them! Planning really big websites and robust or long-term marketing plans have a lot in common. The trick is to distill the goals and actions down to their simplest form.
- What is our goal?
- Why are we trying to accomplish it?
- Who is your ideal customer?
- What KPIs will we track to know we’re successful?
- What’s the MVP? What can we eliminate and save for a later phase while still achieving our goal?
Typically bigger web design projects mean more complex functionality or other variables that add layers of complexity.
Rather than over-promise or under bid; and rather than simply build what we’re being asked to build – we prefer to begin projects like this with a mini paid discovery. This gives us the time we need to immerse ourselves in your world, understand complex systems you may already have set up or may wish to build, and make recommendations for the most efficient and effective way forward.
Partnering with companies towards building long-term growth and success is what we strive for with each client we work with.
Do you have a big project on the horizon and wonder if NWMC may be the right fit? Contact Us today to find out!
Hosting & WordPress Expert
Travis Buck, one of our founders, jokes that he’s been trying to get out of web design his entire life. The truth of the matter is, he eats and breathes the stuff. From shipping a smoked salmon across the country to secure one of the first Gmail accounts to having Comcast bust him for running a web server in his closet at 16, Travis knows more about domains, DNS, hosting configurations, MX records, IP addresses than most. He lives in the no man’s land between web design and Information Technology.
It doesn’t stop there, though. Travis has plugins listed on WordPress.org and is someone that votes on changes to the WordPress platform that will be included in new releases of the CMS. He’s in a private Facebook group with other premium plugin developers and one of the founders of WordPress. To summarize, if Travis doesn’t know the answer, he will find it; if it’s broken or hacked, he can fix it.
Strategy & Storytelling Expert
Whether it’s briefing her team on the newest project, working on a website’s content strategy, or working with a client to plan their next video, Abby Spyker – our other co-founder, thinks in stories. Her technically precise eye when it comes to anything visual may be attributed to her degree in digital media and professional photography or the tens of thousands of hours spent producing authentic websites, videos, and other forms of media.
Her approach? Communicate as you would with a friend or family member, be transparent, and first seek to fully understand the big picture. By understanding the long-term goals of clients and then offering solutions that align with those, Abby helps clients see the value of a long-term partnership and embrace it.
Content Marketing and SEO Expert
Let’s be real, NW Media Collective’s marketing and SEO services were quite standard until Kelsey Suski came along. Kelsey has been a core team member since mid-2018, and in late 2019 returned from 10 years living abroad to work full time out of NWMC’s downtown Vancouver, WA office.
While working in Vietnam, Kelsey’s content strategy and SEO game were so good she achieved open publishing rights and could publish content directly to Vietnam’s Yahoo Finance page. She also developed and optimized competitive analysis strategies that we employ to help get clients on the first page of Google – and stay there.
Each person on the NWMC team wears at least one expert hat. Book a consultation today to see if we are the long-term web design, SEO, and marketing partners you’ve been seeking.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is essential if you want your website to be found online by potential customers.
What sets us apart from the next SEO company?
We are completely obsessed with SEO, experiments, optimizing, tracking, training, industry news, cracking the code, refining and most importantly: producing engaging content that resonates with your audience, while also meeting or exceeding Google’s expectations.
Our most recent experiment in strategic copywriting & SERP analysis helped us double search volume on new blog posts (compared to the less strategic approach).
We are well-versed in both technical Search Engine Optimization Services like installing schema markups and non-technical SEO services like keyword-driven blogging. But we don’t stop there. We also offer user-experience optimization (UXO) to ensure your visitors enjoy their time on your site, and we encourage your visitors to take action with our conversion rate optimization (CRO) services. If you’re looking for local SEO, Vancouver, WA should be your first stop.
Most importantly, we work with multiple industries across different platforms. We have extensive experience solving problems for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Combine that with our integrated web design, SEO, UXO, and CRO services, and you will get best-fit solutions for all your website and SEO needs.
NW Media Collective is a full-service marketing agency that partners with companies across diverse industries to increase their visibility and profitability.
We help our clients build a comprehensive marketing strategy. From key performance indicators to goal analysis, and from graphic design to conversion rate optimization, we help your organization realize its full potential.
It may be hard to imagine a Vancouver, WA based company that does it all — websites, marketing, SEO, And VIDEO (and does it well).
Our in-house video production team spent decades honing their skills in market research videography, promotional videos, and documentary-style video production. Through the team’s long-time industry connections, we have access to a wide range of video production capabilities across the world.
Our CEO started her career in photography and video production, earning a degree in professional photography and digital media. Due to technical training and comprehensive understanding of the styles and ballpark budgets for various video services; NW Media Collective is uniquely poised help on your next video project.
Video Production Services we frequently support:
- Live-streaming Videos
- Aerial photography and aerial videography
- Video marketing
- SEO for video
- Phased video strategies
- Explainer Videos
- Promotional Videos
- marketing Videos
- VOX Pops Videos
Oh my gosh, YES! We are so excited about all the ways we can support our clients through SEO these days that we can’t stop talking about it. We even published an article about it on Vancouver Business Journal.
The majority of our current SEO clients are on a base plan that we’ve fully customized with additional content creation or competitive analysis and advanced analytics tracking. We also have many clients that we support through a combined SEM/SEO approach.
Over the last year however, we’ve also been growing our bag of one-time SEO services and we amaze ourselves with how robust it’s gotten; from schema markup to GMB page optimization, and from review funnels to custom backlink outreach strategies; we do a lot to support our clients through ongoing and one-time SEO services.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our lead SEO Strategist.