With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Krishna Solanki Designs.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Krishna Solanki Designs
It has been a challenging time for businesses – in whatever sector, but for many small and medium-sized companies particularly, the recent enforced lockdown has at least given them time to think in more strategic terms about their business.
This is something award-winning brand and Squarespace website designer Krishna Solanki has certainly noticed from the active stream of enquiries from existing and new clients, all wanting to take this opportunity to get ahead of the game. Ensuring that their branding reflects the core values of their business and is eye-catching and consistent across an increasing number of platforms, is exactly what Krishna helps them to achieve.
Dovetailing nicely with branding, the other side of Krishna’s work is website design and build. For this she uses the website building tool Squarespace, which in the right hands, can offer some of the best design and functionality available, and hers are definitely the right hands. With 15 years’ experience in both design and development, this combined knowledge results in great looking websites which work perfectly for her clients. Her front-end coding skills mean that each site she produces looks on brand and is bespoke, but as they’re template-based, there’s no technical mystery or complicated back-end, and it’s easy for clients to make updates once the site is in their hands. It is also possible to integrate tools for aspects like blogging, e-commerce, Google location, Mailchimp and social media, which are all hugely useful for small businesses.
Helping her clients – from initial briefing through to the final hand-over (and beyond!) – is Krishna’s thorough and regular communications, plus her dedication to streamlined process. She uses a project management tool to keep everything on track, making sure all her clients are well-informed and happy with progress. And happy her clients are – just a scroll through the testimonials on her (beautiful) website says it all.
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