Some women were born with the gift to create, design, and bring dreams and visions to life. Without women like Nicole Rowley, many entrepreneurs and business owners would not be able to take their brands to the next level. As a website is essential to most, if not all, businesses, the excellent services that Nicole provides through Luxurious Web Design, has proven to be valuable to businesses worldwide. Nicole’s consistent professionalism, dedication to customer satisfaction, and passion for assisting others to win in business makes her a winner. In this candid interview, Nicole shares how she has grown and what she has learned in the design industry over the last 8 years.
Who is Nicole Rowley?
- An Entrepreneur, A Business Owner, An IT Project Manager, and A World Traveler
What are you most passionate about? What motivates you to get up in the morning?
- I love designing and taking a vision, which I can transition into a finished product that aids businesses in becoming successful. Consequently, the greatest motivation is seeing a company grow and flourish because of the services that my company provided. It’s like where would they be without me and where would I be without them, so I wake up each day automatically knowing that I can impact someone’s life & vice versa.
When did you know that it was time to start Luxurious Web Design?
- When I was in college, I would apply for web development gigs, but there was no way for businesses to find me. As a result, I created a company so clients could reach out to me knowing they were backed with the support of a business instead of a standalone freelancer. Today it’s still validated that my timing was right, because I started early enough to have a strong market presence, diverse portfolio, and a company that can continually grow.
As a designer, what do you do to stay inspired?
- I travel to multiple countries each year for leisure. It’s hard to be innovative when you live inside of a box, so I don’t. This inspires me as a designer because I get to see more visually & learn from unique demographics of people. I’m also inspired by entrepreneurship shows/articles/books that contain information on business owners who challenged the status quo and weren’t afraid to take risks.
What would you say is most challenging about the work you do? What is most rewarding?
- My business renders customized services, so the biggest challenge is having a client not love the finished product. I may have to re-do the design which costs more in labor & could create scheduling conflicts. The most rewarding is every time I acquire a new client because I know my business was selected over millions of other providers.
What are some of your favorite projects to date?
- There are so many, but I loved creating websites for: Bobby Robinson (http://www.rlgcounsel.com/), Anjanette Fluharty (http://coastalscstyle.com/), Shamieka Dean (http://www.shamiekadean.com/), Xorin Balbes (http://templehome.com/), Barry Balbes (https://www.18004blinds.com/) , Danny Hopkins (http://thousandairebrand.com/), & many more.
What sets Luxurious Web Design apart from other web design companies?
- First, we form a working relationship with many of our clientele. As a result, we get to know our customers and it’s easier to deliver to their expectations/needs. They also learn that they can trust us. Second, unlike many other firms, we quote all of our projects. This way clients only pay for what they need; no project is the same so no pricing should be either. Third, the concept of ‘luxurious’ isn’t just vested in the type of work we do, but in the process – after clients send their vision and what they need, we’ll do the rest of the work for them.
What is one of the greatest lessons you’ve learned since starting a business?
- Consistency is everything. If you don’t hold yourself accountable, stay focused, deliver to a schedule, and execute consistently, success will be delayed and/or may never come.
How long have you been in business and to what do you attribute your success?
- I started in 2009 and believe that’s given me enough time to not only build a reputable brand, but also master my craft. The first attribution to my success are the decisions I’ve made. While running a business, I’ve worked for other companies, obtained degrees, but never abandoned by business. The second attribution has been agility and the ability to grow. We’ve transitioned form offering websites & search engine services to additionally offering application development, advertising, graphic design, printing, & more. We also just launched our first online web design course which I’m very excited about.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- I see my business expanding even further, such as with larger contracts and serving as an IT Partner companies can outsource to. I also want to foster the best talent and hire developers that have a great eye for design, so in tandem w
- e can deliver the best service.
What is your definition of winning?
- Achieving an objective is the definition of winning. It can be small or it can be big, but ultimately an individual identifies it, plans for it, delivers to it, and if you continually set and achieve goals, you’re not just winning, you’re a winner.
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