Frequently Asked Design Questions

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Getting Started with NOYA

Here’s how you can get started with NOYADESIGNS and all that we have to offer!

NOYADESIGNS was founded in May 2012 by Christina G. As of May 2016, NOYA has been a creative media firm for four (4) years. However, the members of our team have been working independently in their various fields for over 10 years collectively.

We design websites. We manage social networks like Facebook, twitter etc. We take pictures. We film and edit videos. We make stuff happen. We do everything.

You can see our full portfolio covering our work in: web design, print + graphic design, photography, videography and social media here.

We’re located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Come and visit us sometime.

Web Design FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked about our web design service(s).

Yes. We do not outsource ANY of our work overseas, to other agencies or freelancers. All our work is done by our in-house team at all times.

All of our websites are built on WordPress, however, we do also build websites on the following website builder platforms:

  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Weebly
  • Shopify
  • Bigcommerce

We also occasionally use Joomla for certain types of website applications. It is also possible for us to code your website completely from scratch with (X)HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, and jquery should your project require it.

All our work requires a services agreement to be signed by NOYA as well as yourself. Once the agreement is signed and a deposit is received, you need to send us the following for your website:

  • Updated Website Content (About Us, Contact Information etc.)
  • High Quality Photos & Video of Your Business/Organization
  • Login Information For Your Domain Provider & Hosting Provider
  • Social Media Links/Account Information

For further information, please see the full NOYA process.

We have website maintenance packages starting at $150/month where we manage and maintain the platform that your website is built on, as well as any necessary content, photo and video changes. Graphic design services (banners, images, photo edits etc.) are included as well. These packages provide you with peace of mind knowing that your website is online and in tiptop shape at all times.

No, your website does not come with a logo. You can provide us with your logo, or we can design you a professional, vector and print ready logo for $150.00.

No. We work with any Linux hosting provider that supports databases and WordPress. We do offer web hosting for $160/year which comes with unlimited, traffic, storage, emails, databases and more.

The time that it takes to finish a website depends on how quickly you can send us your content and the quality of the content sent over. In general, budget four (4) business weeks for your web design project to be completed. For more complex applications, timelines can vary depending on the project. Please contact us to let us know about your project details so that we can work out a realistic timeline for your next project!

Social Media FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked about our social media management services.

Social media is any social networking site for example Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, all those things are included in social media.

The answer is 100% YES. In this day and age, if your company isn’t online and even more so, not on social media, you’re missing out on thousands of potential clients customers and leads. Social Media isn’t the future, social media is the now.

We will begin posting to your social media platforms 3-5 business days after
we have received your signed contract, deposit and account details.

We have a number of packages with varying posting frequencies. Generally,
accounts who post more frequently – within reason, no spamming – attract more
attention and generate more buzz towards their cause than those that post less frequently.

At NOYA we pride ourselves on giving you the full creative experience. Our highly
qualified team spends all day, every day searching the web for the latest and
greatest blogs, articles, videos, podcasts and images to make you stand out to
your online community.

Many of our clients see an increase in their follower count and online
engagement rates. This is due to our consistent, high quality posts that we
put out for them.

However, this is not the goal of NOYA social media services. It is simply a benefit. Our focus is on curating relevant and frequent content about your organization and industry and showcasing this to your audience. This often results in higher engagement rates.

Photo & Video FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked about our photography and videography services.

A photoshoot takes place when one of the NOYA photographers comes to your event or location and takes photographs or your event, yourself, your products and more.

That depends on you! If you are making an eCommerce store for example, you can use photos that you take on your phone as your product photos. However, the quality will pale in comparison to the photos that you would get form a professional photoshoot with Daniel or our other photographers.

We provide you with fully edited photos for your use as you see fit in multiples of 5. We recommend the following number of photos to be selected based on shooting time:

  • 1 Hour Shoot: 5 – 25 Photos
  • 2 Hour Shoot: 10 – 35 Photos
  • 3 Hour Shoot: 25 – 50 Photos
  • 1/2 Day Shoot (4 Hours): 50 – 110 Photos
  • Full Day Shoot: 50 – 250 Photos

Some video projects that we handle include:

  • Logo Openers
  • Promotional Videos
  • Video Editing
  • Video Slideshows
  • Youtube Video Editing & Content Curation
  • Birthday Videos
  • Church Videos
  • Anniversary Videos

After your photoshoot, within 24 -48 hours we’ll contact you to schedule a review session for you to go over the photos that were shot during your photoshoot and for you to decide which ones you would like editted.

Video work timelines depend on the content available on hand, communication between you and the photographer/videographer and more, therefore it is difficult to provide a definite timeline for the completion date of most video projects. Please contact us for a detailed breakdown of processes and timelines for your specific project.

Business Consulting FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked about our various business consulting services.

Business consulting at NOYA is the process of getting to know you. We want to understand everything that makes your brand or organization tick: what your goals are, what you’re doing currently, who you’re currently working with etc. This usually takes place in a casual setting at a face to face meeting, however, we also carry out business consulting services over the phone or via teleconferencing services like Skype.

Chances are, if you’re asking us if you need business consulting, you probably do 🙂 NOYA provides you with guidance to help make your business better: whether it be by coming up with a full blown business and marketing strategy, or simply helping you focus and get started on making a plan to improve your current state of affairs. However, it may be possible that you already have a plan in mind and just need a team to execute it. NOYA can do that for you as well.

The duration of your business consulting session with NOYA depends on what your end game. If you are a brand new business looking to get advice on how to market your business effectively, you may need several sessions over a period of time. If you already have established your brand and are just looking to have some aspects polished up, you may only require an over-the-phone consult. The current state of your business or organization will determine how long your consulting session will run for.