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MINIM

DESIGN CO

Design For The Everyday Human.

Clean, timeless design made available to everyone. I tell stories with unforgettable websites, take great images and craft simple to the point videos for an unbeatable price.

Oh hey!

I'm Bradley.

Owner, Founder, Does Everything

The purpose of Minim is to offer outstanding creative services for the small businesses that need it to cost less so they can pay the insane rent in Bentonville. I use the profits to make my content better, more affordable and to take care of my super supportive wife and 2 year old little girly-wig at home. The Good Lord is our rock, our peace and our purpose. Everything I make and person I help is a little thank you to Him for the breaths it took to do it and the joy He puts in it. I'm from Rogers, AR, live in Bentonville and work at Downtown Bentonville Inc as their sole designer, photographer, videographer and developer.

How did you learn design?

All over the place. I've been building websites for about 10 years. I used to suck at it, but now I'm doing things no one else can around here. I learned to code from the boys on the tech team at Walton Family Foundation, beginning when they were their own company called Silvermoon Consulting. Austin, Mark, Jonny & Jesse are a dream team. Working with them taught me that you really have to find the tools that allow you to work like there's 5 of you to be good at what you do. If it wasn't for them seeing my creative need and pushing me to go work at Downtown Bentonville Inc, I may not have ever learned design. I've been the designer / developer / videographer / photographer at DBI for about 5 years. Everything you see from them comes from me. It's really fun and gives me a space to create based on the need I see.

Did you got to school for this?

You may have picked up on this by now, but...
I was not a designer, but I was hired to build DBI a site on Wix. I learned design on the job and now I couldn't be happier with my job(s). Sometimes you don't need a degree or even much experience. Just show that you have what it takes to learn humbly. Then fight every dang day to stay humble or you'll lose it all.

Do I have a degree? Yeah I went to some dumb school around here to pick one up for what it's worth, but it's not related to design at all.
NWACC is a fantastic school. that is not the school I'm referring too. Take a class with Valor Pickett and your life will be changed. There ya go kids.

Where did Chad go? He was way cooler.

Oh man - yeah. I could not agree more.

Minim started with my buddy Chad George (a local genius) and I. We worked together at Downtown Bentonville Inc everyday for 3 years. Lately he's found a great job that he loves and fills his creative juices, running all the media and design at New Heights Bentonville. So now it's just me. Do not hesitate to check out what he's doing lately. Like I said, he's a genius. Seriously check it out....did you do it?

Yes we are still friends and I definitely miss seeing him everyday.

How does it work?

Who are you and why do you do this?

I'm Brad. Nice you meet you! I've seen many small businesses struggle with design, either because they don't have to time or it's too expensive. I get that and realized I can fix it. I work full time at Downtown Bentonville Inc, but I love web design so much that I find myself doing it for fun at home too. I do this for the people. Money is cool, but I just use it to take care of my family and buy tools to make my work better.

"Money and fame bring a man shame. Ain't no doubt about it."
-NEEDTOBREATHE

Why would I stray so far from the norm? To meet you where you are. I don't care about recognition. Only making the best websites for the people who can't afford an agency or the time to do it themselves. Minim's purpose is to help small businesses grow in a place where these services are hard to afford.

How are your prices so low?

I don't ever want to live in a new subdivision or even get a building for Minim. Even my phone line is free with Google Voice. So I make things simple to keep overhead extremely low and to save you money. I don't want more. If anything I want to learn to live with less. That helps me keep prices low and makes my family and I happier in general.

Also, I use the best software around. Webflow for example, help me build websites faster than I could in Squarespace, Wix and ESPECIALLY Wordpress. Most importantly, I can do anything with it. Tools that help me spend less time doing more are tools that save you money. I can't be affordable without them.

I believe you should know what design will cost before you call me. All my prices are listed as clearly as a price tag. A lot of people will tell you that you need more than you do or that it's harder than it is. We keep it simple and that keeps more money in your pocket.

Should I text you or use Wix/Squarespace?

There are so many great tools that inspire people to build good site without any code so should you use them?

Wix is pretty easy to use and can do a lot. They can even make a website for you with their Corvet in like 5 clicks. You can update it an maintain it yourself and you can make it look good. Squarespace is similar, but with less control over placement.

If you want to use design to make you stand out in ways you didn't know were possible, you want to talk to me. I can set up parts of your site to be easily updated. Webflow gives you the best client editor in the world. It takes a huge load off your back and let's your crate content without effecting the design of your site. It's even easier than Wix, but it's all up to me to make stylistic changes and add things like new sections.

To see what you can and can't do with the editor check out this blog post I made showing you.

The downside is that you don't get to move things around. That's my job. So if you need that, then go sign up for Wix and get rolling. No hard feelings. I legit want you to use what's best for you.

Want to start a project? Text me.

Since I have a full time job on top of this I can rarely answer an unknown number. Plus we all know that spam is insane these days. I can often times text you back with all the info you need to know to decide if you want to start a project.

If this is a part time job, how are you so good at keeping up with your clients?

After you decide to work with me, I have you download an app called Brief. It's basically your personal Minim hotline. My clients love it. In fact I've built websites without ever meeting people before. It works like a charm. Meetings waste a lot of time and this can really get you a site much faster.

Have content ready when we start.

Remember you're hiring a designer. I'm not making content and that's because nobody knows what you do better than you. Before we start a project, please know what you want to say and I'll help you lay it out perfectly. If I'm having to guess at what you might need then we'll inevitably waste a fair amount of time. Come to me with what you think the basic structure of the site should be and think through what you want to say in your about section, pricing, homepage etc... If we can do it with less pages, then at least we had somewhere to start. That's important.

For example, if you have pricing tiers, I can't design that part of the site without the information because the amount of content could mean we need something different that a typical column.

Will you work on the website I've started?

That's one thing we don't do for a good reason. I know you've probably put a fair amount of time into it, but there's just no guarantee I can pick up on the platform you use. I use tools that don't limit what we can do and that are 100% mobile responsive. Website builders don't have that kind power and flexibility. Seeing something partially made makes rebuilding it much faster. So not all is lost. Trust me, it's for the best.