MiniCreative is more than a brand.
It's a philosophy.

mini

simple, easy to use websites
straightforward design process
honest flat-rate design prices
inexpensive web hosting

creative

unique, original, custom design
support for various platforms
websites that match your brand
unlimited design revisions

about me

I'm Tomas Roy, a self taught HTML and CSS freelancer from Waxhaw, NC. I started making websites in high school. I now live in Carrboro, NC, study computer science and philosophy in Chapel Hill, and spend a lot of time making software with a team of great people.

I believe websites can be things of beauty. To me, aesthetic design is as good a marketing technique as any. Beyond that, I think great websites simply need to do a really fantastic job of answering questions.

When I'm not making websites, I like to make campfires, sleep outside, talk to strangers, make music, ask questions, drink coffee and see the world.

I currently accept only 2-3 larger development projects each year. Looking for a website? Please say hi, let's chat: I love to learn new things from passionate people, and I can share honest knowledge about what you're looking for. Have some freelance development experience and enjoy the kind of work I do? I'd love to hear from you, too.

services

Mobile-friendly HTML/CSS
Graphic design
Website hosting
Domain name registration
SEO solutions
CMS solutions
E-commerce solutions
WordPress support
Visitor analytics

websites & prints

Web design:
Completely free consultation.
Initial flat rate design quote.
Site updates: hourly rate billed semi-annually.
Domain & hosting: less than $30 a year.

Print design:
Initial flat rate design quote.
Business cards, brochures, menus, posters, t-shirts and more.
No restrictions on final design.

custom design

Custom websites, built from scratch, that are great for people who are looking for a simple yet creative website that efficiently fulfills a set of goals.
  • HTML, CSS, PHP, & jQuery development
  • Custom graphics: logos, banners and more
  • A website designed for your content, not the other way around
  • Designed to be low maintenance and require no tech experience

responsive design

Over 25% of all internet traffic now comes from mobile devices. Whether you choose a custom or platform-based website, a MiniCreative website will include support for mobile devices using responsive design. Responsive design allows your website to automatically adapt to any screen size, removing the hassle of designing and maintaining a separate mobile site.

e-commerce design

Sell products or services and accept credit card payments online using a combination of e-commerce and payment processing solutions that match your needs.
  • Experience with WooCommerce, Tictail, BigCartel, Volusion and Shopify e-commerce platforms
  • Experience with PayPal, Square and Stripe payment processors

platform design

Support for popular platforms such as WordPress or Tumblr, for people who are looking for assistance setting up websites they can add to on their own.
  • Select from thousands of premium customizable templates
  • Embed pre-built plugins to easily accomplish a variety of goals
  • Experience with WordPress, Tumblr, Tictail, Volusion and more

domains and hosting

Registering a domain name and purchasing hosting typically costs between $60 and $100 a year with major hosting companies. By subscribing to a single high-bandwidth hosting account for the majority of my clients, I am able to offer domain name registration and web hosting for under $30 a year. Already have a domain name? You can easily keep your domain and point it to my hosting account for $15 a year.

basic seo

I am familiar with Search Engine Optimization and have experience building websites based on a knowledge of the factors Google uses to rank your website. With a new website, I can help you design content built on a scalable platform that is oriented towards higher rankings. I have little experience with competitive SEO and Social Marketing campaigns. With that said, I'm always happy to share my experience.

business services

MiniCreative also offers the following services with all website designs:
  • Social Media: integration with major social networks, profile design
  • Google Analytics: comprehensive statistics about who visits your website and how they arrive
  • Google Places submission: get your business listed on Google Maps to appear in local business searches
  • Custom email address: register yourname@yourbusiness.com