STUDIO.

Sites By Sam is a boutique agency based on the Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, specialising in web design and development, digital strategy and ecommerce. The agency is known for its clean style, mobile-friendly sites, excellent SEO results as well as an in-depth understanding of business requirements from a digital perspective.

With more than 25 years of practical small to medium business experience in areas including retail, wholesale, consulting and corporate fields, we are able to share our extensive industry expertise with our clients, who receive much more than a website designed and delivered.

We work with our clients beforehand to gain a thorough understanding of individual objectives, and to ensure they are getting the best outcome for their business and their investment across all digital platforms.

We offer web design and development, website hosting, graphic design, social media, styling and photographic services. Our clients range from artists and designers to builders and corporate companies – and everything in-between!

STUDIO.

STUDIO.

Sites By Sam is a boutique agency based on the Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, specialising in web design and development, digital strategy and ecommerce. The agency is known for its clean style, mobile-friendly sites, excellent SEO results as well as an in-depth understanding of business requirements from a digital perspective.

With more than 25 years of practical small to medium business experience in areas including retail, wholesale, consulting and corporate fields, we are able to share our extensive industry expertise with our clients, who receive much more than a website designed and delivered.

We work with our clients beforehand to gain a thorough understanding of individual objectives, and to ensure they are getting the best outcome for their business and their investment across all digital platforms.

We offer web design and development, website hosting, graphic design, social media, styling and photographic services. Our clients range from artists and designers to builders and corporate companies – and everything in-between!

WORK.

  • ECOMMERCE
  • PORTFOLIO
  • BROCHURE
  • BLOG
  • MULTI FUNCTIONAL
  • BRANDING
  • DIGITAL STRATEGY
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DESIGNER FOLIOS

WORK.

  • ECOMMERCE
  • PORTFOLIO
  • BROCHURE
  • BLOG
  • MULTI FUNCTIONAL
  • BRANDING
  • DIGITAL STRATEGY
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DESIGNER FOLIOS

WE ARE.

Sites By Sam has completed more than 100 WordPress based websites. WordPress is a platform we love as it allows us to highly customise sites and freely code without restriction. We also appreciate the easy interface that clients can use to self-manage their site on an ongoing basis after handover (each client receives training and ‘how to’ videos upon completion of their website, ensuring they feel confident to make their own updates as required). WordPress is also an ideal platform for brochure or folio sites, blogs or sites with a mix of brochure content and e-commerce requirements. It is cost-effective and offers the same outcome as a custom PHP site but with approximately half the time and expense.

We are accredited Shopify partners and work with this platform every day. We find it is the most user friendly e-commerce platform on the market, and our clients love that they can self manage their products, orders and images. This platform also integrates very well with external applications such as accounting software, customer mailing list platforms and shipping apps .  We are always happy to start our build with a clients preferred template and customise it, or build it completely from scratch. This is our go-to e-commerce platform for retailers, e-tailers and even digital products.

We approach every project with a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives. We will always discuss all of the strategic digital opportunities that fit with the client’s goals, whether it be social media, digital advertising, or back-end systems which can streamline processes for maximum efficiency. We are committed to helping our clients establish a successful digital foundation, and we work together to assess and identify their long-term digital objectives ensuring they can maximise these opportunities on an ongoing basis.

With 20 years of our own small business experience behind us as well having established a working relationship with more than 200 small businesses, we feel confident to call ourselves small business experts. Our vast experience means we can typically ascertain a client’s digital needs quicker than they can. We are very familiar with all of the moving pieces of a small business and we make sure we give our clients seamless, easy solutions so they can get on with growing their business quickly, both professionally and digitally.

ABOUT.

ABOUT.

Sam is the director of both Sites By Sam and Stockify, a designer stock photography and video service. She began her career in property development but found her love for all things design (interior, graphic and art) was where her true passion lay. Driven by her creativity she founded successful furniture and jewellery businesses in 2006 but, as the companies began to grow, so too did the demands placed on her. Sam recognised that the constant international travel required to continue to grow her businesses was not conducive to her life with a young family. It was then that Sam determined that web design and development offered the perfect mix of her design skills and business nous.

Self-taught in multiple forms of coding and graphic design – skills she developed out of necessity to support her past businesses – Sam decided to focus on working in the digital space and in 2014 she founded Sites By Sam, building on the success she had already achieved in the field. Outside of work Sam is an avid learner, podcast addict and lover of dry humour. When not pushing buttons, she enjoys time with her husband and two daughters, and spending time around the small seaside town of Barwon Heads with her two golden retrievers.

Sites By Sam started out as a 1 woman band – but grew to a highly skilled team of 5 by 2017. Each team member has unique areas of specialty – which makes for a wide spectrum of capabilities beyond Sam’s skills, available to her clients. Sam also works with a tight team of stylists, photographers, copywriters, branding agencies and social media partners. Sam has recently developed a customer service arm to help manage her clients requests and enquiries after handover.  The business has grown significantly in 2018 and she has plans to expand her team and service offerings over the next 12 months.

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