Alex Crowe

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A tale of two clients

In Deadlines, New clients, Portfolio, Telecommuting, Websites on February 5, 2016 at 9:30 am

January 2016 has been a good month for new clients – at both ends of the stressful spectrum.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to do some work for a London agency that’s on everyone’s one-to-watch list. I got the call on a Thursday and punted some lines to them by the time they got into work on Friday – one advantage of living in a slightly different time zone. The Creative Director asked to see some more lines – so I did some more. By 4pm, he hadn’t seen anything that he really loved.

As is often the case, there was a lot riding on the job – and it was going the national press. I casually asked when the deadline was: The end of that day.

I met the deadline with over an hour to spare.

A couple of days later, I was put in touch with someone who needed a new website. They had written some text but had gone as far as they could go. After a Skype call where we established that we were pretty much a perfect match, they trusted me to polish their words, add some of my own, and build the site in WordPress.

The site launches today – it’s about getting rid of stress, among other things – and looks like this.

Vale de Torre retreat website

All the news: New year, new client, new WordPress theme, new website.

If you know anyone that needs my help with anything, you know where to find me.