We used to do design as well as development, but then decided to focus our efforts solely on development. We were able to create great designs, but development was always our core service and most agencies that needed it had their own designers.
To create a great website, the web designer needs to understand the needs of the end customer, and tailor the design to their business, services, industry and local or global market. It’s possible to outsource WordPress design, but most bigger agencies prefer to keep that competence in-house.
What about Premium themes?
One request we often get is whether we can design and build using a premium theme. We understand that there are other companies that do that, and are able to charge very little for such work.
We have chosen not to offer that service, as it’s very dependent on having a developer with design skills setting it up. Additionally, it will likely lead to an inferior result compared to having a specialist creating bespoke designs, and a developer delivering a website looking just like that.
Recommended process for designing for WordPress
Instead, here’s an example of a process that we believe will result in a professional website: