Is your website suffering from sameness?
99.7888% of architecture websites sound exactly the same. “We are an award-winning, multi-disciplinary studio with…[insert more generic, clunky copy that lacks strategic direction here]”.
The problem with sameness: if you blend in…you get forgotten.
The design sales cycle is like a game of monopoly—it’s long, complex and has lots of moving parts. Your ideal client might need to hire an architect in 2 hours or in 2 years.
To stay on your ideal client’s radar, you need to be memorable.
That’s why your website needs to be more than beautiful images. Your work doesn’t speak for itself—you need words. The right words.
To get a steady flow of great projects with great clients, you need strategic messaging to connect with your prospective clients. And by connect, I mean truly connect—in an authentic, memorable, and meaningful way.
No design-speak. No archi-babble. No waffle.
And if you’re thinking: ‘my website doesn’t matter, all my clients are referral-based…’
Don’t be fooled. A word-of-mouth recommendation gets a potential client thinking about your firm, but a solid website messaging provides the proof to increase trust and prompts them to make contact with you.
In today’s Google-driven world your website is your first (and often only) impression.
I’ll take the ideas floating around in your head, your barely-legible napkin notes, and scribbled bullet points and turn them into engaging, strategic words that sound and feel like you (I hate sleazy sales pitches as much as you).
I carefully blend research and analysis with storytelling and personality to create copy that connects with your ideal clients (so they reach out to you).
A tailored website copywriting will help you:
- Deliver the right message at the right time to the right people — so you can encourage prospective clients to take action.
- Build trust and establish credibility with ideal clients — so they only want to work with your practice.
- Differentiate your practice from your competition — so they remember you when a project comes to the table.
Perfect for you if…
You want your website to attract and convert prospective clients into paying clients.
You want to create a distinct brand voice (so you stand apart from your competition).
You haven’t updated your website copy in a long time (and it no longer is aligned to your practice).
What you get:
- Pre-Questionnaire — prompts you to think about your practice goals, ideal clients, area of expertise, and more.
- Past Client Research — interview 3-5 of your past clients to get additional, external insight into your practice.
- 45-min Discovery Call — to get to know your company values, services, ideal clients etc.
- Website copywriting:
- Homepage taglines
- About page
- Project Descriptions
- Contact page
- Navigation Bar
- Two rounds of revisions
- Professional proofreading
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- Website Design & Direction:
- Detailed direction for your designer or developers, including navigation, font sizes and recommendations for layout.
- Collaboration with an SEO expert — to ensure your copy is SEO-optimised.
Unlike generic copywriters, I understand the architecture and design industry inside out. I’ve worked in architecture publishing, in-house at an architecture firm, and written for more than 57 architecture firms of all sizes and types.
I also continue to invest time and money into my copywriting skills. I’ve flown over 46,000 miles to attend copywriting conferences, joined copywriting masterminds, and have completed many copywriting courses. I’m currently completing a course on copywriting and psychology.
How will we work together?
Every project is customised according to what you need.
However, to ensure great results, I’ve developed a process so you know what to expect every step of the way.
01. Scoping Out— Are we a good fit?
The process of discovery starts with a contact form (you can find it on my contact page), continues with a short email exchange and concludes with a phone call. On this short initial call—I’ll ask you questions about your project, time-frames and budgets (and you can ask me questions of course!). If we are both excited to work together—I’ll send you a proposal (which includes: costs, timelines and my game plan to make your project a success.) Once you sign and pay a 50% deposit, I'll get to work.
02. Digging Deep — Research & Discovery
Research: Before I create a tailored architecture marketing plan, I'll spend time getting to know your practice. Research includes: conducting interviews with past and existing clients, reviewing existing marketing collateral, mining online conversations and analysing marketing activities of your key competitors.
Discovery Session: During our discovery session (either in person or via Zoom), I’ll ask a series of in-depth questions to uncover various aspects of your practice (for example: practice objectives, your ideal clients, the challenges you face etc). Put simply, I want to get to know your practice inside out—so I can create a tailored brand & marketing strategy for you.
03. Building Up — Creating, Presenting & Reviewing
Creating: Fully prepared, it’s time for me to get to work. Your project has my undivided attention, and I’ll send you short updates to let you know where we’re at (without you even asking me to). Once I’m done, I’ll share the copy along with comments or questions for your feedback. This will be supplied to you via GoogleDocs.
Presenting: Once I share the completed work, I’ll schedule a time to meet you and your team via video chat to deliver recommendations. This is an open discussion and I invite you to clarify any recommendations or ask me any questions.
Reviewing: I’ll touch base with you 2 weeks after the presentation, in case you have any further questions (I like to give you time process the information properly). When you’ve got a plan you’re happy with and all your questions are answered—you pay me the final 50% and I release the completed documents.
04. Moving forward — Delivery
You’re ready to take action! And one final request—please stay in touch. Feel free to share the results of my work, ideas for future projects or photos of shadows falling on concrete (your partner might not see the beauty...but I do). Full disclosure: I can’t promise that I won’t be lurking in the virtual bushes of your practice—I’m an architecture fangal after all.
Nikita is a great communicator who possesses authenticity, integrity, and an attention to detail. She has an innate understanding of the design world and its pressure & expectations. She has the ability to take the brief and run with it…she is FABULOUS!
“Nikita is very good at what she does and is easy to work with—it’s as simple as that.
Nikita listens—from the start she listened to our brief, quickly understood how we operate and wrote about our work in a manner that is consistent with who we are. We put passion into our work and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. Nikita is a rare find—we love her genuine excitement and enthusiasm.”
“We found our strategy session so valuable that we immediately hired Nikita to rewrite our entire website!
We were struggling with how to communicate our practice’s brand position. Nikita’s strategy session gave us clarity (it was like a light was turned on!). After the session, we knew exactly how we wanted to communicate with our target audience.
Nikita is personable, transparent and has a clear knowledge and understanding of psychology. She was able to quickly identify the flaws in our current website and biographies and provided us with practical suggestions on how to improve them. We found our strategy session so valuable—we immediately hired Nikita to rewrite our entire website.”