Creative Web and Graphic Design

18th Street Design, LLC is the creative work of Jay Wingard - a Columbia, South Carolina based web and new media designer specializing in creative website and graphic design. His designs are known for their classic and elegant simplicity. Jay also offers custom music compositions, some of which have also been featured on several radio and television stations.

With an office conveniently located in the historic downtown Vista district in Columbia, he offers quality services to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes.

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It's all about the customers

18th Street Design, LLC is the creative work of Jay Wingard, a native of South Carolina, who has over 20 years of design experience. His focus is on elegant and functional web and new media projects.

Customer service is the core of his business model. He has built his business on repeat business from loyal and satisfied clients. He enjoys what he does and wants his clients to enjoy the process of having their projects developed every step of the way.

Combining new media technologies with creative know-how, he delivers intelligent websites and online applications with elegance. He offers a broad selection of digital services that fit the needs of all types and sizes of projects.

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"Creativity, knowledge and patience are only a few of the words we can use to describe our experience with Jay. He always seemed to know what our website needed to be effective."

- John Epps

Quality Services and Support


WEB SITE DESIGN

Combining new media technologies with creative know-how, Jay delivers intelligent websites and online applications with style and function. He designs websites of all shapes and sizes - from small one page sites to large corporate sites. His focus is on elegant and functional web and new media projects.

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GRAPHICS DESIGN

Jay offers stunning and beautiful graphics design services for all kinds of projects and needs. He can design graphics for all your needs, including graphics for social media platforms and e-marketing. Some examples include business card layouts, images for your web sites, designs for banners and signs.

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WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Jay has the experience and know-how to develop database driven web applications. Needing a site that has a secure member login? How about an interactive document library? He has the tools and skills to create web applications that operate just as well as they look without breaking your wallet!

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COPYWRITING

Often the most challenging part of a project is getting your content just right. Good content and well written copy is just as important as the design of your project. We work with local experienced copywriters and wordsmiths to help you present your content with sophistication and eloquence.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Get established on all the major social media platforms. A unified look and feel on Facebook and Twitter lends credibility and stability. Whether you are already on social media and need some assistance, or you're completely new to the social media phenomena, Jay can help you weed through the social media jungle! He also offers design services so you can have cover photos and profile photos that look professional and sharp!

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MAINTENANCE

Jay offers cost-effective maintenance plans that allow you to keep your web project fresh and up-to-date with the latest technologies. Maintenance contracts are also available on your existing site. Several different maintenance plans are available including web plans, graphics design plans and even social media plans. Maintenance plans can save you money and allow you and your staff to focus on running your business, and not your web site!

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"Your work has exceeded all of our expectations. I can't thank you enough for doing such a great job. Even more exciting for me as a business owner, you delivered our new website under budget and on-time. Who could ask for any more?"

- Kenny Hartman

A Few Select Design Examples

Jay takes great pleasure in creating quality and creative sites for his clients. Customers love the service and products they receive. This portfolio gives you just a small taste of a few select examples of his work. Get in touch to setup a meeting to see more examples of work or to get started.

City of Cayce
City of Cayce, SC
Brewer Homes
Brewer Homes
PABC
Palmetto AgriBusiness Council
     
Haiti Under God
Haiti Under God
SC Oncology
SC Oncology Associates
School of Hope Christian Academy
School of Hope Christian Academy
     
Respect Foods
Respect Foods
Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson
Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson, LLP
Carolina Conservation
Carolina Conservation
     
Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Shandonwood
Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic
Columbia Property Management
Columbia Property Management
     
Florence Nursing Services
Florence Nursing Services
Preferred Group
The Preferred Group
KilnDirect
KilnDirect Inc.

"My experience with 18th Street Design more than surpassed my expectations. If you are unsure which firm to choose for your website needs, I would strongly recommend 18th Street Design. They have proven to be very competent and easy to work with."

- Wade Bonner

Frequently Asked Questions



How much will it cost?

The cost of a website depends on many factors. Each site has unique needs and requirements. Jay's desire is to work with you within your budget restraints as best he can.


How can I pay?

A 50% deposit of the contracted amount is due up-front to begin work. The remaining 50% is due on completion and required to take your site live or hand over the project. (For larger projects we are able to take 1/3 up-front, 1/3 half-way through your project and the remaining balance due on completion.)


What about hosting and domains?

Jay sticks to what he knows best - web development and graphics design. There are a great number of quality web hosting companies that offer quality services. It's usually best that you host with a company that only offers hosting since their livelihood is dependent on keeping your site up and running.


What about maintenance?

Jay offers several low-cost optional maintenance plans that allow solid maintainance of your site’s content and functionality. Get in touch to consult on the best maintenance plan for your needs. Maintenance plans are also available to those with an existing site, even if Jay did not design it.

What about SEO?
Jay is not an SEO expert and so he does not guarantee placement on the search engines. He'll make sure that your site is properly coded so that search engines can correctly index your site. It is actually quite rare that the typical small business will require a full fledged search engine optimization company to assist. However, if in the event your site requires such services he is able to help you locate a reputable SEO company to help meet your needs.

 
Will I be able to update it myself?

You most definitely will have the option of updating your site yourself. Using web editing software you’ll easily be able to make updates yourself. Jay also develops sites using content management systems such as Wordpress that will make updates to your site easy through a web-based administration tool. In addition, he offers maintenance plans if you are too busy or understaffed to keep your site up-to-date.


How does the process work?

First step is to determine your project needs. You can complete the online quote request to get the ball rolling. We may need to have a brief meeting to discuss the ins and outs of your project. From that meeting you'll receive a written proposal kit which includes everything you need to get started including the complete proposed project specifications, costs and requirements. Once you’re ready, just sign the contract and send in your deposit. Your project kit will outline the design approval process, which typically involves the design of a homepage layout and then a sub-page layout. After your approval of the overall design, your site will be completed and ready for your final approval. Then it's time to launch your site!


Can you take on all type projects?

Designers all have different design styles and creative abilities. Jay's design style may not be a good fit for your project. He'll let you know and refer you to other reputable design firm that may better handle your request. Depending on the current workload, he may not be able to handle your project request right away, or maybe not at all. Jay will be happy to help you find another firm if that be the case. His goal is quality production and development, and so he only takes on a certain number of projects at any given time.

 

"My experience with 18th Street Design in developing a website for us was excellent. The website was professionally done, the communication on the project was always courteous and helpful, and the overall costs were very reasonable. I would recommend that anyone looking to set up a website should consider talking to him before making a final decision."

- William Russ

Get in Touch




Come On By

Address
1237 Gadsden Street
Suite 200-F
Columbia, SC 29201
(By appointment only please.)

Hours
9 am - 5 pm M-F

 
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Email
contact@18street.com

Telephone
803.929.0659  Phone
803.250.3694  Fax

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Please note that depending on Jay's current workload, he may not be able to handle your project request right away, or he may not be able to take on your project at all. He may also let you know if his design style is not a good fit for your particular project request. Jay will be happy to help you find another firm if that be the case. His goal is quality production and development, and so he only takes on a certain number of projects at any given time.


"18th Street Design combines the gift of creativity with the highest level of professionalism! They took our stark, confusing website and quickly turned it into a warm, inviting, user-friendly marketing tool for our company. Not only was it a pleasurable experience; we now have a finished product with that 'Wow' factor!"

- Sheri Hood