Websites Designed to Help Your
Small Business Take Off.

From concept to launch, we’ve made the process
smooth, fast, affordable.

Websites Designed to Help Your
Small Business Take Off.

From concept to launch, we’ve made the process
smooth, fast, affordable.

We’ll Get You from Start to Launch in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

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About Launch in Five

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Launch In Five was created with a focus on helping small businesses, startups, and solopreneurs elevate their online presence and jumpstart their growth.

Based on decades of creative, branding, and web design experience, we’ve come up with a package of services designed to make it easy and cost-effective for small businesses that want beautiful, custom-designed and responsive websites. Our clients tell us we’re also fun to work with. We believe it’s because we love what we do.

Drawing of rocket ship taking off.

We Can Help You…

  • redesign your outdated website
  • create a custom design, not a template
  • easily update your own content
  • build a fully responsive design
  • deliver a website that leads to conversions
Drawing of rocket ship taking off.

We Can Help You…

  • redesign your outdated website
  • create a custom design, not a template
  • easily update your own content
  • build a fully responsive design
  • deliver a website that leads to conversions

Our Website Package

We make it easy for small businesses to make a big impression.
Your business is unique. Your website should be too.

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What You Get

Five page custom website by Avada experts

5 CUSTOM PAGES

Unlike rigid page templates, we build page designs that position your content for the greatest impact.

High level messaging

HIGH-LEVEL MESSAGING

We work with you to create powerful positioning statements that help your website stand apart from others in your business niche.

On-page SEO

ON-PAGE SEO

Our best practices include strategic use of keyword phrases, meta descriptions, and optimization techniques for better search results.

Wordpress and Avada experts

WORDPRESS PLATFORM

Our development platform of choice includes plug-ins and tools for easily editing and updating content. It also scales to grow with your business.

Responsive website design

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

We optimize your website to be fully responsive on all devices which means creating versions for use on desktop, phones and tablets.

Meet the Team

Chris Ardito, Brand Strategy and Creative Direction, Launch in 5

Chris Ardito
BRAND STRATEGY and CREATIVE DIRECTION

Chris brings decades of experience as a creative strategist, branding expert, and entrepreneur. She has built her own successful businesses and helped countless others elevate their brands and increase revenues. Chris is passionate about the creative process, transforming visions and ideas into powerful campaigns, using the website platform as a focal point for an organization’s brand expression. She works closely with clients to clearly define projects as well as business goals and objectives, establish the metrics for success, and ensure that all deliverables meet and exceed expectations. Clients rely on Chris for brand messaging, creative direction, and expert wordsmithing. She’s also happy to engage in lively conversations about plant-based cooking, the best areas to hike in the Bay Area, and the art of bird-watching.

Chris brings decades of experience as a creative strategist, branding expert, and entrepreneur. She has built her own successful businesses and helped countless others elevate their brands and increase revenues. She works closely with clients to clearly define business goals, craft compelling positioning messages, and ensure that every client gets our best work.

Troy Ziel, Design and Development, Avada Experts

Troy Ziel
DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT

Troy is an award-winning graphic designer, website developer, and world-traveled photographer. His work is distinguished by an elevated aesthetic and supported by his deep, technical knowledge of digital platforms, especially WordPress. As a developer, Troy is able to leverage his unique blend of skills to create a sophisticated interaction of visual design and platform functionality. He is an expert at creating user experiences that are dynamic, engaging and designed to convert visitors into customers, members, supporters, and followers. Troy’s expertise includes all phases of WordPress design and development, UI/UX, and related technology integration. Clients love Troy’s design genius, the way he makes the whole process seem effortless (it’s not), and the sheer magic he brings to all of his work.

Troy is an award-winning graphic designer, website developer, and world-traveled photographer. As a developer, Troy is able to leverage his unique blend of skills to create a sophisticated interaction of visual design and platform functionality. He is an expert at creating user experiences that are dynamic, engaging and designed to convert visitors into customers.

Our Process

1. STRATEGY

Every project begins with a thorough intake process that enables us to capture important details about your business, your vision and objectives for a new website, what makes your products and/or services unique — and why. We overlay this with our own research and produce a creative brief that gives us a blueprint and strategic direction for building high-level messaging and a visual design theme.

Target with dart hitting a red bullseye illustrates targeted web 
design strategy.
Laptop with credit card, mobile phone, and shopping bag shows powerful messaging compels audience to buy.

2. MESSAGING

We believe that well-positioned messaging is imperative to connecting your business with your audience. Which is why we’ve included top-level messaging development in our service package. Based on your content strategy, we’ll work with you to establish “hero” messages for your main landing pages. Words matter, especially when it comes to converting visitors into buyers. You have to start by grabbing their attention.

3. DESIGN

Creative strategy and visual design is in our DNA. The design phase is where we synthesize all we’ve learned about you and your business and select a thematic direction for our creative development. Wireframes are produced to illustrate how we propose organizing the content flow of your new web pages. Once this framework is established, we then apply the visual design and content elements that define the user experience. We always aim for amazing.

Laptop with floating web page designs, mobile phone, camera, and sketch pad illustrate the design process.
Large gears in front of monitor displaying a web page design represents
 website development.

4. DEVELOPMENT

This is the stage where the magic really happens! All the strategic, creative and UI design decisions are brought to life using the development tools available on our platform of choice – WordPress. We love WordPress because of the flexibility we have to customize designs, its intuitive CMS and its scalability. Before launch, we conduct a thorough optimization process, including image optimization, to make sure your new website is search engine and user friendly.

5. LAUNCH

We lied — THIS is the truly magic stage! Once we’re satisfied that all systems are “go,” meaning all content is reviewed, optimized and approved, we prepare the website for its final destination, the go-live server on your hosting platform. It’s finally show time! In 5, 4, 3, 2….

Rocket launching from laptop surrounded by website design and development tools means time to launch.

Our Work

Japantown SF Website Design

San Francisco Japantown

San Franciscoʼs Japantown is one of three remaining Japantowns in the entire US. The local community district decided to build a website in order to stimulate tourism. The new design includes an events calendar as well as an extensive database of dining, shopping, and lodging within the community.

GoWall Website Design

GoWall

As a focal point of marketing activities, GoWall’s website was designed to attract, educate, and convert target customers. It also serves as a customer support portal. Tracking tools and a CRM were used to measure the effectiveness of our launch programs.

Diversity Casting Website Design

Diversity Casting

Sarah Kliban, a talent casting director based in San Francisco, needed a website that highlights her diverse services and positions her as a premier casting resource to directors, producers, and companies that shoot films and commercials. We gave her a completely new look, developed a more targeted messaging platform, and created an intuitive user experience.

Elaine Clark VO Website Design

Elaine Clark Voice-Over

Elaine Clark is an accomplished entrepreneur with an extensive resume of talents: voice-over recording, directing, coaching, speaking, and talent casting. She’s also an award-winning author and app developer. We built a website that encompasses the breadth of her services and provides an e-commerce solution for selling her books and apps.

Ratna Ling Retreat Website Design

Ratna Ling Retreat Center – Main Site

Ratna Ling Retreat Center is located in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County. We created a website that captures the experience of an actual visit to the retreat center. A booking platform was integrated to make it easy for guests to make cabin reservations online.

Ratna Ling Retreat Booking Site

Ratna Ling Retreat Center – Booking Site

This one-page website, built for Ratna Ling Retreats, was designed specifically to attract companies and organizations that are looking for unique locations to host offsite, group retreats.

What Our Clients Say

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Diversity Casting before Launch in 5 website redesign.Diversity Casting Website Design Sample

“I was referred to Launch in Five for my website redesign. I had anticipated that it would feel like going to the dentist. But, in fact, it was an enjoyable and surprising experience! Troy and Chris worked hard to get to know me and the things I value in my business and for my aesthetic. They were both extremely patient as we worked through the vision for the website. And it looks amazing! I highly recommend working with Launch in Five if you are ready to take your business to the next level and do that with style, intelligence, and beauty.”

– Sarah Kliban
Casting Director, Diversity Casting

Booked Solid Thanks to You!

The team at Launch in Five has an amazing ability to understand the core aspects of your business and create a website that visually expresses its essence, while keeping the importance of the user in mind. Our new site significantly increased our business and public visibility, and it’s nice to get comments from people all the time about how beautiful it is. Thank you for the wonderful photography and video shoot, giving our visitors an idea of how gorgeous our retreat is. We even built a micro site so we could target groups who want to stay at our retreat center. I highly recommend Launch in Five.
~ Rosalyn White, Co-Director, Ratna Ling Retreats

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The team at Launch in Five has an amazing ability to understand the core aspects of your business and create a website that visually expresses its essence, while keeping the importance of the user in mind. Our new site significantly increased our business and public visibility, and it’s nice to get comments from people all the time about how beautiful it is. Thank you for the wonderful photography and video shoot, giving our visitors an idea of how gorgeous our retreat is. We even built a micro site so we could target groups who want to stay at our retreat center. I highly recommend Launch in Five. ~ Rosalyn White, Co-Director, Ratna Ling Retreats

Freak’in Gorgeous!

The new site is freak’in gorgeous. Troy, you’re a graphics and web development genius. Chris, what can I say? You’ve been a force of nature, wading though all of the blah, blah, blah to target the essence of what GoWall is about. Your leadership and guidance on this project has been truly inspirational. Thanks to both of you.
~ Bill Kern, Founder, CEO, GoWall

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The new site is freak’in gorgeous. Troy, you’re a graphics and web development genius. Chris, what can I say? You’ve been a force of nature, wading though all of the blah, blah, blah to target the essence of what GoWall is about. Your leadership and guidance on this project has been truly inspirational. Thanks to both of you. ~ Bill Kern, Founder, CEO, GoWall

Attracting New Business Every Day!

I needed to reinvent and repackage my business offerings. I contacted Launch in Five to create an engaging website that would represent my business in a fun and professional manner. The result: my new website is attracting new business every day! It's clean, engaging, easy to navigate, and captures the essence of my company. I highly recommend working with Launch in Five if you want a clean, efficient, informative, and engaging website. Added bonus: they’re fun and easy to work with, too! That's a big plus for me.
~ Elaine Clark, Actor, Director, Author at Elaine Clark VO Coaching and Production

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I needed to reinvent and repackage my business offerings. I contacted Launch in Five to create an engaging website that would represent my business in a fun and professional manner. The result: my new website is attracting new business every day! It's clean, engaging, easy to navigate, and captures the essence of my company. I highly recommend working with Launch in Five if you want a clean, efficient, informative, and engaging website. Added bonus: they’re fun and easy to work with, too! That's a big plus for me. ~ Elaine Clark, Actor, Director, Author at Elaine Clark VO Coaching and Production
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