Say hello to Be Design.
My name is Barbi Larkins. I design things. I am a Christchurch based freelance WordPress web designer who believes that good design doesn’t have to be unaffordable for those who need it.
I’ve spent years in business, just where you are – trying to find the best way to raise my business profile while keeping a close eye on my marketing budget.
I started Be Design as a friendly source for web and graphic design. Let’s be honest – graphic and web design can be expensive and often out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit groups. Be Design specialises in solutions. We’ll assess your needs and how they can best be met within your budget. Because, if you’re like me, you would rather spend your hard-earned marketing budget on good design than on someone else’s overhead and fancy office.
Whoever you want to be, I want to be the one to help.
Barbi is incredible. It took me years, but finally I found a designer that meets and exceeds my standards.
Creative Director, The Creative Offices, Dallas TX
I know web design, but you’re the one who knows your business. I partner with my clients, incorporating their ideas and feedback to create a site that perfectly suits their branding and their business objectives.
All websites are optimised to get the best results on all screen sizes.
What good is a website if no one can find you? Basic SEO is included in every web package. Need more? SEO expansions are available.
Let’s be honest – web design can be expensive! If you’re just starting out in business, you may feel like you can’t afford the investment.
I offer a flat rate pricing on all projects so you will know exactly how much your website will cost. Monthly payment plans are also available.
Who wants to rush off to a web designer every time you need to update your site? Once your website is completed, I’ll teach you how to update it yourself.
If you would rather have someone else keep your website updated for you, I’ve got options for that too!
There is a lot to learn when setting up your own website. It’s easy to get stuck and feel frustrated. Before you give up and resign yourself to paying for a designer to do it for you, just ask for help.
I offer expert advice and assistance to answer your questions and help you to get unstuck and moving forward. Consultations available over Zoom, phone or live chat, $40 per half hour.
Need help? Just ask!
Stand back! I have Photoshop and I know how to use it!
Make use of my mad Photoshop skills to bring out the best in your images or to create something entirely new.
From vintage photos to lighting and colour tweaks, I can restore and improve your images to their best versions of themselves.
Put your best face forward with photo editing to make you look your best. Who needs cosmetic surgery?
Don’t cheapen your business with poor quality product images. Your products, product mock-ups and artwork can look as amazing on the web as they do in real life.
From age progression images to whimsical surrealism, reality can stretch as far as your imagination.
Tell me a little about your project for your no-obligation quote.