Helping your
heart-felt business create a remarkable website that connects, captivates and converts.

A boutique web design studio for growing creative, ethical and lifestyle businesses that are ready to level up.

Welcome to Nutmeg. i'm meg, a passionate web designer and communications expert

This is what I do best:

  • Help heart-felt businesses like yours create distinctive, meaningful and well-written websites that connect, capture and convert.
  • Dig deep into why you need a website, what purpose it serves and how it can help your business.
  • Write clear and simple website copy for businesses that are struggling to find the right words.
  • Love working with women in business, creative, ethical, sustainable and lifestyle brands.

Trusted by clients like

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5/5
“Meg has boundless creativity balanced out with excellent organisational skills, a great work ethic and a truly professional approach to her work. She is an absolute delight to to work with; she has endless patience, a lovely sense of humour and her end-product will blow you away!”

– Sue Malherbe, Coffeeberry, Sagewood Cafe and Elephant & Co

5/5

“Working with you was just the best Meg! By far the most knowledgeable helpful, patient and talented web designer I’ve EVER worked with.”

– Teri Macduff, Maven Collection

5/5
“Meg is amazing to work with. She read my intentions with my website perfectly and provided exactly what I had in mind from the gorgeous look of my shop to the mood and feel I wanted to create. I would commission her again in a heartbeat.”

– Bianca Smith, The Eco-Conscious Kitchen

5/5

“Meg it a true professional, with the will to learn as much about what you and your company’s needs and wants are. Extremely patient with regards to the changes that we needed to be done. Also the training that we received from Meg to manage our website, was very informative and very easy to follow on how the instructions had been laid out. ”

– Kelly Ford, Synvita

5/5

“I had my website done by another professional and I was not getting the hits, page visits and was not featured on page one of google. I changed over to Meg. She redid my website, which was more my style. Within a week I was on page one in Google in all searches. I have been with her for about two years now and not once has she let me down or not been there to assist in making my business her priority. She is an asset to my company and I can only praise her.”

– Shannon Smith, Zuri Photography

5/5

“Wonderful, thoughtful service. Our website looks beautiful & now ranks high in Google. Thanks Meg.”

– Sue Kraupner

At the end of our time together, you'll be the happy owner of a remarkable website that connects, captures and converts.
And a fresh new season in your business journey begins.

FAQs

We’d be a great fit if…

  • You already have a website, but it’s old, hard-to-use and clunky. It doesn’t align with your vision and you’re ashamed to send people to it.
  • Your business is growing. It’s time for a website that elevates and supports it.
  • You’re feeling a bit stuck and overwhelmed. You need to breathe fresh life into your business.
  • You’re yearning for clarity and you know a strategic website will solve so many problems.
  1. Fill in my contact form here .
  2. I will then send you my service + pricing guide.
  3. From the pricing menu, you’ll be able to go through to Calendly to book a no-obligation discovery consultation. A discovery consultation is simply a way for us to meet in person or virtually. We talk about your project and business. I answer any questions you have and walk you through my process.
  4. After the discovery consultation, I will send you a project proposal outlining the scope of work and fees; my service contract and the first project invoice. I will also ask you to confirm when you want the project to begin.
  5. Next, I will send you a welcome kit. This outlines: how I will collect content from you, the project timelines, house rules and a video introduction to the project management tool I use. I will also ask you to schedule our first in-depth planning and strategy session.
  6. On the scheduled start date, I will set up the development environment for your new website. By this date, you will have sent me all content for the website and completed any content questionnaires if I’m doing the copywriting for the project.
  7. Once the development environment has been set up, I will design the look and feel of your homepage. Once you have approved this, I will move on to designing the rest of your website.
  8. Once the full website has been designed, I will ask you to review the website and send me the changes you want made. I allow up to three rounds of revisions.
  9. I then move on to testing functionality and optimising the design for mobile and tablet devices.
  10. I will then send you the final project invoice. This needs to be paid before I migrate the design to your business domain.
  11. We go live with your new website!
  12. I provide 30 days’ tech support after going live and create a training video for you showing you how to update the website, publish blog posts and make minor changes. I also offer web care packages for ongoing support.

I aim to complete web design projects within 4 – 6 weeks of receiving all the content. I will not start your project until I have received all content.

Yes. My service includes domain and web hosting guidance. 

Yes absolutely. I love the way you’re thinking. I’m a big fan of email marketing and the powerful way it can help build relationships and increase sales for your business. My signature web design package includes help with setting up email marketing, designing pop-up forms and creating your drip sequence welcoming new subscribers. I use both MailChimp and MailerLite.

I design non-eCommerce websites using WordPress and Elementor Pro. I design online stores using Shopify or, if requested and suitable for your project, WordPress / WooCommerce.

All my web design packages include basic, on-page search engine optimisation.

What is SEO? It’s the process of optimising your website so that it appears on the first page of Google when people search for the services or products your business provides. In my experience, on-page SEO is not enough to get a website to the first page of Google (unless you’re a local business with not many online, SEO-focused competitors).

To appear on the first page of Google requires SEO strategy and consistent, SEO-focused content being published to the website. I do not offer SEO development as an ongoing digital marketing service, but I can refer you to an SEO expert.

Contact Details

Web designer based in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Working worldwide.

(+27) 066 262 4751
meg@nutmegstudio.co.za

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