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I'll take care of all the steps necessary to transform your brand into a web presence that fits your business and your customer's needs…

I specialize in creating websites that provide online experiences that can help your business grow.  The websites I build are unique and responsive, allowing you to interact with your customers anytime and anywhere.

I create all my sites using WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). With a variety of plugins, and tools. WordPress is arguably the best publishing platform for web design. It scales easily; it’s highly secure; it’s easy to make updates or add new content. I use WordPress because it works!

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Whether you’re a start up or have been in business for a long time, websites are vital in reaching your target market.

Consider this, when was the last time you searched for a business somewhere other than online?


of people go online to find a business or product.


of consumers won't consider a business without visiting their website.

Websites not only get your business found, they give your customers a clear idea on what your brand is all about, what type of services you provide and creates trust and credibility.

Let's ensure that your business is positioned to be found online.

Let's take your website
from concept to reality

My goal is to turn your vision into an online presence that accurately represents your business and you.

Web design can be very expensive, but I believe every company, no matter how small, deserves an online presence. I listen to you and your goals and work hard to create a website that expresses both the form and the function of your business. Let's take it from concept to reality so you can focus on building your business.

As a web designer with over 20 years of experience - both in corporate environments as well as my own freelance business - I know what it takes to make an impact online. Don't let outdated or unprofessional graphics or content ruin your image; whether you need a simple landing page for a new product line or a complete site redesign, rest assured that my attention to detail will turn your site visitors into customers.

Rich Harrison

Website Solutions

Tailored for YOU.

Why Choose Me?

Bespoke Website Design

Custom design based on your preferences which are in line with the latest trends and best practices.

Responsive Design

It is imperative that your website looks as good on a tablet or cell phone as it does on a desktop screen. 70% of web traffic comes from mobile devices.


All websites are protected with a free SSL certificate and are monitored 24/7 by one of the world’s leading website security providers. 

Maintenance and Care

I offer in-depth Maintenance and Care Plans to my clients that allow you to focus on your business and have peace of mind that your website is well taken care of.


Sanctuary Website
Sanctuary Website
Arrowwood Farm Website

“When creating my branding and website Richard is exceptional! He is very creative in his designs and very patient as I went back and forth to find the perfect fit for my business.  For the website, he did a fantastic job building my website from scratch.  I have also had numerous clients tell me they decided to call me because my website is very professional. He really looks out for his clients and offers a high-quality end result!”

Di Riseborough

Intuitive Life Strategist , Find Your Courage, Di Riseborough

Maintenance and Care Plans

I make sure your website is protected, optimized, backed up, and expertly cared for.

Maintenance and Care

You Can Focus On Your Business While I Focus On Your Website.

Conducting routine maintenance and backups on a website takes time.

Like a car your website needs ongoing care. When a website launches, it’s crucial to protect against potential hacks, breaches and other threats that can bring your site down. It’s also vital to have a website maintenance plan in place to keep the plugins and other functions on your site updated for security.

With my monthly plans, you’re getting your site protected and backed up. You’ll also have a trusted webmaster available to help with any website problems that arise in between updates or edits. I take on the stress of maintaining your website so you can focus on what’s most important growing your business!

So, What's included in the Plan?

Website Hosting

Hosting is the foundation of your website. Security, performance, optimization and ease of use all depend on it. I offer premium hosting for all my clients so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Website Updates

Like your phone has software updates, your website needs to be updated. Additionally, out-of-date plugins are the #1 leading cause of website hacks. I take care of weekly updates for you.

Monitoring & Security

I have special tools that monitor your sites’ traffic and activity, protect against potential hacks or breaches and keep an eye on “up time” to ensure your site is up and running fine.


Backing up your website consistently is critical for many reasons but most importantly, if the site should need to be restored, transferred or downloaded, I offer external backups for all clients on my plans.

Website Optimization

In order for websites to load fast, perform well, and to ensure speed, the files, database, and media need to be optimized. I have special tools that monitors and keeps your site optimized and running smoothly along with cleaning up any and all “web junk.”

Monthly Reporting

You shouldn’t have to try to determine what’s going on via your site. I take care of that for you with an in-depth (but not overwhelming) monthly report which also highlights what I'm doing month to month on your site.

Priority Support

You as a client get priority support. Whenever you need an update, addition or when you have any questions I will do my best to get back with you within 24hrs on business days.
P.S. It’s always sooner

Personal Consultations

I know about your business through the site, which gives me the insight to offer strategy and new marketing ideas to implement on your site. I will discuss options semiannually or annually, depending on your plan.

Auto Privacy Policy

EVERY website needs to have an up-to-date privacy policy that protects your site visitors' traffic and activity. I do that for you with a tool that keeps your site legal with auto-updating policies that generate automatically.

I'm in Your Corner, Month to Month!

You’ve invested in an amazing website, but you may not have the time or resources to keep its content updated. Maintenance plans offer complimentary time (between 1 and 3 hours, depending on your plan) for ongoing website updates or changes.

Additionally, all care plan clients include a reduced hourly rate for work beyond this time. I’m here to support you!

The Risk of Not Having Your Site Properly Maintained is Like Keeping your Front Door Unlocked

Here are just a few of the most common potential issues with having a unprotected site:

Website Hack

If you don’t keep your website up-to-date, it will eventually be hacked. It’s not a question of “IF” but when hackers will break into your site.

Poor Performance

If your website isn’t optimized, it’ll perform and load slower as time goes on affecting conversions and sales.

No Backups

If your website isn’t consistently backed up, you could completely lose your website’s content and progress when a breach occurs.

SEO Implications

If your website isn’t properly maintained and optimized, Google knows and ranks sites accordingly.

Website Legitimacy

If your website has any glaring issues such as a down SSL Certificate or notices of an unsecured connection, it affects traffic and brand legitimacy.

IT's All On You!

By not having your website cared for monthly, everything I cover in my plan is on you and will cost you tools, time, and unneeded stress.

The Good News is…I’ve Got You Covered!

You don’t have to maintain your own website and go it alone.

I offer a perfect plan for your website so that you can rest easy and have me in your corner every month, taking care of these complex, confusing, and ever-evolving issues in the digital world that YOU shouldn’t have to focus on. Choose your ideal plan below!

Maintenance and Care Plans

I want to make sure you have the perfect Maintenance and Care Plan for your website.

(Receive two months free on an annual plan)

Do you have more questions? View my Just the FAQ's Section to learn more.


My plans come with a no-risk, no-questions-asked guarantee. In the unlikely event that you want to pull your site from a plan, you only pay for the month or year you’ve paid for and you’ll be provided with all your site files and logins.

“Working with Rich has been a pleasure! He is experienced, talented, and very personable. I can’t thank Rich enough for his patience and clarity. He used his skills and creativity to make sure the vision I had for my brand was realized. It feels EXACTLY right, soft, feminine, and inviting. Rich is an amazing designer and a wonderful human! I can’t say enough good things about this man. I highly recommend working with Rich. 10/10!”

Rachel McGarry

Yoga Teacher & Devotional Chant Artist, founder of Sanctuary, Sanctuary


A Website and Graphic Designer with over 34 years of experience designing awesome things for amazing people!

I love helping small business owners create online presences that bring you and your customers closer together. We’ll work closely as I design and build your website. You’ll hear from me quite often as I give you updates, ask for approvals, and run new ideas by you.

“My work allows me to play a small role in the success of your business.”

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Rich Harrison

“I have had the pleasure of working with Richard for 14 years now and I highly recommend his services. He is wonderful at what he does and has created numerous designs for me, including logos for skin care lines,  and has created professional designs used for advertising. He is very easy to work with and really listens to your ideas and he always comes through with something better than you imagined. “

Elizabeth Farr

Owner Face of Hope All Natural Skin Care


Logo Design

Brand your business with a Visual Identity that is Easily Recognizable and Unique to You.

It takes time and alot of thought to create an authentic and identifiable logo that conveys the unique personality of a individual and or business. Whether you’re launching a new business, branding an event, or refreshing your identity, I can help ensure your logo design has a powerful presence that connects with your audience.

All logos shown are ©copyright their respective owners and are presented here for promotional purposes only. Sharing, copying and distribution of these logos are not allowed without permission of the business owner.

Graphic Design

Are You Looking for Graphic Design Support for Your Business or Next Project?

Social media design, Facebook banners, Instagram posts, templates etc.
Custom illustrations and cartoons.
Print design: flyers, business cards, brochures, vouchers.
Audio and video CD design

Richard enjoys his work and goes beyond what is expected, the tasks assigned to him, and take on new challenges.  He will propose better technical solutions when needed and is a good problem solver, able to solve technical problems that arise when developing a website.

Rachel Finney

Founder of Living Light Essences, Living Light Essences


Helpful answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

As you go through my website you may have a lot of questions about the information I have provided --- like "How much does a website cost?" I answer that question along with many others below.

If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Website Design

How much does a website cost?

There is no one answer or tiered pricing plan for this question. The only real answer is, “It depends”.  Just like the price of a car or a house, it depends on many different factors. I can tell you that my website projects typically start at $1,187 for a single-page website and range upwards depending on your business needs and requirements for functionality.

I understand that as a small business owner, investing in your business website can feel like a large-ticket item.  If required I am always open to discussing a payment schedule that works with your budget and to help make launching or updating your online presence easier for you.

You may feel that the cost of creating your website may feel high compared to some others. That's because you're not only paying for what I do, but you're also benefiting from the knowledge of what I know.  This includes knowing what to do as much as what not to do.  Before launching any website I have a 50+ item checklist to make sure your website is ready for customers and search engines.

I do more than just make your site look good, I make sure your site is functional and optimized for performance and search engines.

How long does it take to build a website?

The time it takes to build a website depends on a few different items. For instance, the size and complexity of your site, and the amount and quality of content you have available. Once all the required assets have been collected. You can plan on a basic website taking approximately 4 weeks from start to finish.

Do you provide E-Commerce / Online Shops?


Will you write content for my website?

I don't write content for your site, but I can help you edit, update and format the content you provide me for your website.

Do you provide training?

I never want any of my clients to feel stranded after I  build their site. If you want to be able to make changes to your website after it launches I include an hour or two to walk through your WordPress dashboard and the Divi builder to help get you started.

What Is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A Content Management System (CMS) is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without any coding or specialized skills. A CMS allows you to edit content, add pages, insert images, and other administrative tasks. No additional software is required. All you need is an active internet connection.

Why is my website loading slowly?

There are a few common causes of a slow website. Two of the biggest are images that have not been optimized for web use and externally embedded media.

Full-sized images can consume a lot of a computer's resources while loading. This can slow down your website on anyone's browser. It's important to take the time to resize your images for website use. Take a look at the image tag – it allows you to set the height and width. Be sure to scale the photos proportionally so that they don’t get stretched or skewed (which makes them look odd). Then, consider changing the image format, which can significantly reduce the file size. Finally, reduce image quality. That doesn’t mean making your photos look bad. It just means tweaking some simple settings (the quality needed for print is not the same quality needed for on-screen viewing).

For JPG images, this is done by directly reducing the quality. In most cases, a quality setting of 80 to 90 percent will show no significant changes from the original version. In some cases, an image can go even lower depending on the type of image, the detail, and the colors. For other image formats such as GIF and PNG, you can reduce quality by opting for a smaller color palette.

For externally embedded media, I recommend avoiding this where possible. Once you embed someone else's external material into your site, your pages will only run as fast as the other host's site. In other words, if that external site is having a slow day, your site may run slow as well. That is not great for your website visitors. Whenever possible, it’s smart to host all content on your own server.

Plugins may also be causing issues. Just like external embedded media, plugins can bring in resources from other websites. I can perform some investigative work to see what plugins could be causing this outside of the typical monthly website care. Reach out for a quote for evaluation and plugin cleanup.

Visit my Website Design section for more information.

Maintenance and Care Plans

Are there cancellation fees?

Nope! My Maintenance and Care plan is monthly or annual with a no-risk, no questions-asked guarantee. If for any reason you need to pull your website from our Maintenance and Care Plan, you have complete freedom to do so. Your plan is simply billed out for the month or year that’s paid for

Are there any setup fees?

If I'm building your website, there is no set up fee.

If I'm onboarding a website I did not design, there is a $250 setup fee  as I need to do a lot of work up front to update the site, learn the tools and get it ready to be properly maintained.

Can I buy a Maintenance and Care Plan today?

Before you sign up for a monthly maintenance plan, I need to make sure that I can successfully help you. I would love to work with you, and there may be a few different options that would work to service your needs, or I may just not be a good fit. Give me a chance to review your site and take a look under the hood before you sign up for a monthly maintenance plan. Fill out my contact form and let me know if you are interested in starting the process.

What if I pass on the plan?

My maintenance plans are not mandatory for clients but is highly recommended because of the importance of security, optimization, updates, backups, support, etc.

That said, if you choose to forego my care plan, you’re welcome to. You will, in that case, assume complete responsibility for the website updates, security, backups, and other services laid out in this plan by reviewing the LIABILITY CLAUSE that releases me from any involvement if and when the website is breached, hacked, or performs slowly because of the lack of proper optimization.

Can I join the plan if I originally pass?

Absolutely! If you decide to come back to me after having initially passed on the plan due to the work that’s involved in order to properly maintain the site, I’ll welcome you to the plan with open arms and make sure your site is protected and cared for. See the setup fees question above for additional information about onboarding a site after 90 days.

What if I require more time than the monthly support time allows?

I’ll always try to get your updates done within the time for your tier to save you some extra cost but if you have a decent amount of updates that will require more hours, I’ll give you an estimate of time and do that at my hourly rate which is reduced for you as a special, monthly care client!

What if I pass on the plan and my site gets hacked?

In this case, you’re welcome to handle it by reaching out to a preferred malware and blacklist removal specialists Sucuri or if you’d like to join one of my plans and have me take care of getting the hack cleaned, I have a $499 site cleaning/set up fee.

Depending on the type of hack/breach and how long the site has been compromised, SEO rankings and blacklisting issues may take weeks or even months to resolve and in some cases will require more additional work to recover from.

Important note: I do not fix website hacks unless the site will subsequently be added to one of my annual plans.

What if the site gets hacked or breaks while on the plan?

My website Maintenance and Care Plans are in place for just this reason, to prevent that from happening. However, I cannot guarantee that it won’t. What I can guarantee is that the preventive maintenance I provide with my care plans monitor your site regularly to keep security protocols in place to thwart any efforts to hack or otherwise break your site. I also will be prepared with full backups standing by at the ready to restore your site back to its pre-hacked status should a vulnerability be detected or create an issue.

You didn't build my website. Can I still get on a Maintenance and Care Plan?

I hope so! While our plans are tailored for the websites I build, I am always happy to welcome new clients.

To ensure that I would be a good fit, I first have to look under the hood of your existing site. I need to get familiar with how it was built, understand the architecture, and if it poses any security risks or other issues. Included in this process, I will perform website updates, begin the monitoring tasks, and complete a full backup. Most importantly, I will make a list of issues to fix and suggestions for improvement needed in order to proceed with the website on the monthly plan of your choosing. This type of website evaluation is a fixed 2-hour fee.

Do you offer price breaks for multiple sites?

Absolutely! If you choose to have additional sites under your account, you’ll get a 30% discount (monthly or annual) for every site you add which will be active for as long as I maintain the sites.

Does my monthly update time roll over?

No, sorry. The retainer of hourly updates is covered for that month and does not roll over or add up for later use.

What's included in my monthly time?

Your monthly time (for the premium or elite plans) covers any updates, additions, or add-ons to your website. For example, changing hours, company information, staff or team members, adding new photos, updating services pages, etc.

While I do my best to get updates done within your allotted time, if more time is required, I can do so with my hourly rate which for you is discounted!

Note: The allotted monthly time is for work or updates on the existing website and cannot be used for other projects or a step-by-step website revamp. I'm happy to do those things either via my discounted hourly rate or via a discounted and separate fixed project!

I am a Maintenance and Care Plan Client. Should I be updating my WordPress files and plugins?

For the health of your website, I ask that customers leave updates with me. Website maintenance is an integral part of updating and keeping your site working properly. I take great care to first back up the website, then check the website, update files, and then check the website again for any changes. My software keeps a record of the files and plugins that I update so if there is ever an issue I can see what version was changed and am able to revert back to a clean version if necessary.

If a customer updates from their WordPress admin panel, I wouldn’t have that record. I update clients’ sites based on their care plans to ensure that I take the time to devote to checking your website thoroughly during the update process. Also included in my monthly maintenance reports are the security scans. If in the event I ever catch a plugin or software issue, it becomes a support ticket and I address it, hopefully before you are ever aware of it. I also take care about which plugins I am updating and single out large updates, such as WooCommerce if you have an online store, as its own task for additional quality control.

My website is down! What should I do?

If your website is not loading on your end, first check to make sure this is the same experience for everyone at DownForEveryoneOrJustMe – http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/.

If your website is down just for you, there are a few things that you can do. First, try clearing your browser history (cache and cookies) and reloading your website. Also, check your internet connection (as obvious as that might sound, we sometimes forget). If the website is down for everyone, shoot me a support ticket email, even though chances are that my website uptime monitor has already alerted me.

If this happens and I am not available, call the web host directly (e.g., Flywheel or GoDaddy) and see what they can do to get the website back online. Most likely, the cause of the outage is related to the following issues:

  1. Your web hosting, domain, or SSL certificate has expired and payment is due
  2. The web host is experiencing maintenance issues

Anything outside of these areas will be investigated by me in order to bring the site back online.

I received an email that my website was hacked. What should I do?

If you received an email about your website files being compromised, make sure it is a legitimate email by calling your web hosting company and forwarding the email to me.

My next steps, as webmaster, is to reach out to your web host about their protocol for a compromised website and a scan on their end to confirm where the compromised files are on the server. Under your website care, I will restore a clean backup of WordPress, and then take note from the web host about where the issue arose if it was outside of WordPress. This may mean the web host recommending a third-party service to clean up the compromised files or additional security (which could be at an additional fee to you).

The best way to prevent a compromised website is to keep WordPress and plugins up-to-date, which I do for you monthly under my Maintenance and Care Plans, as well as keep full backups to restore in the event of an issue. Unfortunately, just updating your website cannot guarantee that a hack won’t happen. This is why I help you work with the web host and third parties to restore your website in the event of a hack and institute security measures to prevent the most known vulnerabilities by hackers.

Visit my Maintenance and Care Plans section for more in-depth FAQs

Logo and Graphic Design

Can you create a logo for my business?

I would love to! Please check out my Logo Design section. If you’re interested in my logo design services, I will quote you separately for the work.

I have a logo but I think it needs a refresh. Can you help?

I sure can! I work with you to understand what is and isn’t currently working for you and learn more about your business before I proceed. Please check out my Logo Design section for more information. If you’re interested in my logo refresh design services, I can quote you separately for the work.

What file format will you provide my logo files?

I know that your logo will be used in a variety of mediums, not just on your website. I create my logos using the current version of Adobe Illustrator. My final files are provided to you in a variety of formats, in a variety of sizes, and in a variety of resolutions so that you have what you need for website, print, email signature, letterhead, and any other use you may have. All of my finalized logo files include infinitely-scalable high-resolution vector-based PDF and vector files that can be sent directly to any print house.

Visit my Logo Design page for more information.

Payments and Contact

What Currency is your pricing in?

All prices are Canadian Dollars (CND).

What payment options do you accept?

I accept eTransfer to (contact@richharrison.ca) and online card payments via WaveApp payments which is where you will receive your invoices through.

What are your payment requirements?

My policy is 50% upfront and 50% prior to project handover. If you are requiring a more flexible payment plan, I am willing to work with a schedule that best works for you.

What is the best way to contact you?

I prefer all correspondence be done via email. This ensures that all communication is in one location and to better ensure that information is not lost or missed. I will respond to most emails within the first 24-48 hours Monday to Friday. It will usually be sooner. contact@richharrison.ca

Scheduled Zoom meetings are available during initial discovery calls, training and upon request. In most cases these are conducted in the evening between 7-9pm Eastern Standard Time Monday - Thursday.

I do not accept correspondence through messenger or mobile text. These will be requested to be resent through email.

I am not contactable via phone unless one of my clients requires immediate assistance.

If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Richard has helped us with website design, logo design, and labeling, and was instrumental in helping us to get our small business up and running.

Phil Moddle

Owner of Arrowwood Farm and the Harvest Table, Arrowwood Farm


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