About Zoda Design
Zoda Design, LLC was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Flint, MI. We are passionate about helping small businesses and start-ups build their web presence! Our mission is to create beautiful, functional websites that turn visitors into customers for small businesses across the country. We also provide affordable solutions for ongoing website maintenance and updates. We’d love to hear your website ideas! Please contact us to get started.
About the owner
Owner & Web Developer
Jessica Sanchez is a web developer from Flint, MI, and is also the president/owner of Zoda Design. She has a Bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She has been doing web design as a hobby since 1999 and finally decided to do it professionally in 2012. Check out her website or shoot her an email.
Hear from our clients…
I choose well when I selected Jessica Sanchez – Zoda Design – to help me build a web site. From the beginning she was creative and had excellent ideas and suggestions. She was constructive and didn’t hesitate to suggest that some of my ideas weren’t good (which I appreciated). I was very pleased with the web site she created for me. I would highly recommend her and I intend to continue to use her services in the future.Peter Wev, Author
Jessica is awesome! She works fast and delivers great results. I highly recommend her.Dr. Gabrielle Pelicci
Thank you for the beautiful new website for St. Francis Prayer Center. Many people including my board of directors, have commented on what a great site it is and how interactive and interesting it is to use. I appreciated your patience as I am not too knowledgeable about the process and only know what I like when I see it. Your timeliness in our appointments and consideration of my own creative sense was also very helpful. You have a keen sense of editing while still getting important information on the site and not short-changing the creative process. I was especially impressed with the particulars of linking and connecting to different places and people to assemble information for the user. I’ m sure we will work together again. Please feel free to share this with others as a personal referral for a job well done.Debra Hawley, Director
I had a website that hadn’t been updated in 10 years. I needed a new site that was mobile friendly and that I could have job postings for potential candidates to review. I also wanted any new job posting to automatically be posted to my LinkedIn page.
Jessica listened to what I wanted in my new website and within a couple days had some ideas available for my review. After a few changes to her initial ideas she put together the final site and it looked great.
She handled everything from start to finish very professionally and was great to work with. All of things I wanted in my site were included and I’m very happy with the site. Jessica is a pleasure to work with and cares about making her customers happy. I would highly recommend Jessica if you need work on your web site.Rusty Almon, Owner
I hired Jessica to help me update my website. From our first conversation, she was all ears. She sat back and listened to all of my concerns and addressed all of them in a timely manner. Jessica went above and beyond helping me update my website. She even drove over an hour to sit down and train me on the backend of my website! NOW THAT’S OUTSTANDING.Reg Turner
I had a very outdated website. I don’t think that, other than contact information, anything had changed on it for many, many years. Zoda Design completely revamped my website and gave it a very new and sleek design. The content I want is there with a fresh, new look. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company.Peg DuBuc, Owner
Jessica was a pleasure to work with. She was creative in her approach to our requested service including web site design and e-mail service. We really like what she did with our web site design. It is attractive and informative. In addition, Jessica provided excellent support as we took over primary responsibility for maintaining the site. She always responded quickly to our calls and provided excellent documentation. I would recommend her to anyone looking for technical services including web site development and support. She is, as mentioned above, creative, talented and provides great service and customer support.James McTiernan, Board Member
Jess went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was 100 percent pleased with my website! I could not be happier with the service and would highly recommend Zoda Design!Matthew Hood, Owner
Zoda Design developed my website to showcase my photography in a very timely manner. I was able to give my input for how I wanted it displayed but left most of the design up to her best judgment. After all, she’s the expert! I was very satisfied with the end result and if I ever need it amended in any way I’ll surely be going back to her.Cara Walker, Owner
I’m not exaggerating when I state that Jessica Sanchez of Zoda Design has been a pure pleasure to work with on the creation of our business website redo. She’s always been very friendly, helpful, patient, and obviously exceptionally knowledgeable in web design and optimization skills. We’re very happy with our new and improved website. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Jessica looking for these services. I’m sure that they will also find the job done right! Thanks very much for all the great work!Chuck Lewis, Owner
Working with Jessica to develop our new web site was a very easy process. She took what we had, and listened to what we wanted, and produced a first draft in a very timely fashion. With but a few tweaks, she delivered a terrific product for a reasonable price. I can’t imagine anything going this easy. I would highly recommend Zoda Design to anyone looking to update or create their web site. I couldn’t be more pleased with the professionalism and efficiency of the process.Brad Tankersley, Owner
My company needed a new website built. We had an idea of what we wanted but being that this was our first time going through the building process we had no idea what to expect. Jessica was FANTASTIC with all of our questions and constant changes. She goes above and beyond to make sure the product she is giving you is exactly what you want! I would recommend her to everyone I know who needs a site built! Thanks so much Jessica!Bobbi Smith, Sr. Operations Support Specialist
The best thing about working with Jessica was her enthusiasm – she was very excited about creating our website. Everything went well and proceeded in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Zoda Design to any business looking for website design. The most important thing people should know is that having Jessica create a website will not only be easier than you imagined but the results are fabulous!! We are so excited about our new website!!Rhonda Anagnostopoulos, Owner
It was great working with you, Jessica. You got the job done in such a short amount of time for a very reasonable price. Communication was excellent and throughout the process you gave me some good advice. Now I am proud to show off my website!Brenda Timmermans, Owner
Creative excellence in every aspect of the project, including web site design, logo design, business stationary and business cards, all absolute top quality.Richard J. Meldrum, Orthodontist
I haven’t even completed my projected and I have to say Jessica is the best to work with. She really understands what I’m going for. I recommend her 100%, you won’t regret it. She really cares about her customers. 🙂Daniella Dushaj, Owner
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process?
There are only a handful stages in the process of getting a website done through Zoda Design – we try to make it as simple as possible.
Step one – design phase
This is where we listen and learn what you want from your website. Who are your competitors? Who are you trying to reach? What do you want them to do when they get there? Once we have a good grasp on what you’re looking for, we design the homepage of the website.
Step two – design revisions
Once the homepage is designed, we send it to you for approval. Any revisions you need made are done during this stage. Zoda Design clients are allowed up to 5 revisions of their initial design; anything beyond the five revisions will be billed hourly.
Step three – test website
During this step the website is built on the Zoda Design computers. Once it is ready we transfer it to our server and password-protect it, so that only you have access to it.
Step four – development revisions
During step four we work out all the kinks and make any further tweaks as necessary. Once you’re happy with how the website looks and functions, it’s ready for step five.
Step five – LAUNCH!
I don't understand what this word means?
Design, aka, ‘making it pretty’ – basically the look and feel of the website. Colors, fonts, layout – everything visual. This is always included in the website quote.
Domain name – if your website is a house, the domain name is like your house’s address. It’s what people need in order to find you. In order to have a website you must have a domain name, and this is usually a yearly cost. This may or may not be included in the website quote, depending on your needs.
Website hosting – your hosting account holds all your files that are available publicly on the web. It would be the actual house people get to when they show up at your address (domain name). In order to have a website you must have website hosting. This is typically a yearly fee. This may or may not be included in the website quote, depending on your needs.
Have another term you’d like me to add here? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
What's covered under website maintenance?
Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your website updated and secure. The Zoda Design Website Maintenance Package covers updating of WordPress, all plugins, and all themes, as well as fixing anything that should break as a result of those updates (yes, it sometimes happens).
It does not cover adding content such as text and images, adding or configuring plugins, changing the website theme, or any other tasks that are not an update of WordPress, plugins, or themes. These tasks are billed hourly.
Why does it cost so much?
In the market research we’ve done, our prices are actually quite low. Please feel free to shop around to find a company that works best for your company and your budget.
As outlined in the process above, there are a lot of different skills needed to create your website. Graphic designers and web developers generally have four-year degrees, and this education and experience is what makes your new website have the effect you’re looking for.
For example, a small website (1-5 pages) can take anywhere from 40 to 60 hours to complete. This includes collaborating with the client on what they desire, brainstorming ideas on how to best reach the clients’ goals, putting together the design, sending it to the client for approval, revising, building the website, working out any technical issues, even more revisions, and then working with your hosting provider if necessary to get the website launched.