I'm a freelance web designer who lives in Grasonville, MD. My primary goal as a web designer is to create a website that best displays your content.
In high school, I was given Funnel as a nickname. Since then, it has almost become a life-philosophy: I see the big picture, and I reduce it to smaller, understandable pieces. If you want to learn general information about me, please look at my personal website. All the information on this website is specifically about my experiences with web design.
My standard fees are $40 an hour or $400 minimum for new website design and adding provided content. I have experience designing websites with standards-compliant HTML, CSS, and PHP; image editing with GIMP; and search engine optimization.
Many web designers charge more than I do. My fees are kept low for three reasons: first, to make professional website design affordable to those who might otherwise be unable to afford a professional website; second, lack of formal computer science or design education (I have a Bachelor of Arts, but I'm a self-taught web-designer); and third, the choice I've made to design by hand (meaning I don't use programs to generate websites; this slows me down, but gives me complete control).
Ultimately, I charge what I do because I think it's fair. As a final note, if you are an NPO or a church in need of a website, my fees are completely negotiable. You can pay me however much or little that you can.
I do this because I love it.