Websites represented here were born out of a co-creative relationship between the client and the designer…

Sue Winters

Custom Website Design for Artists, Healers & Visionaries

What’s Important

∴ My Philosophy

Websites represented here were born out of a co-creative relationship between the client and the designer…working together to present the “essence” of your art, projects, services or vision. Each site is designed to be as individual as you are. I have found over the years that working with artists, healers and visionaries has been an exciting niche and both a challenging and rewarding experience.


∴ The Design

I believe in clean, simple, elegant design. A website that is easy to navigate, logical and user-friendly. One that is unmistakably aligned visually with its content.


∴ How I work

The initial consultation time is filled with getting to know you and your company, your design likes and dislikes, the content and scope of your website needs, your marketing expectations, and securing a good domain name and hosting package. We discuss everything in great detail from “what’s your favorite font, background color, texture?” to “what slide show script do you like the best?” even “where do you want your menubar to be?” It’s all about you getting what you want. Along the way it is common to familiarize you with the language of HTML, browser differences, digital imagery, and how to best submit content to me. I will make the process as painless as possible and one in which your concerns will be heard.


∴ Main Focus

My main focus is on design and functionality. I recommend that if you are going to depend on your site appearing on the first page of Google, that you also hire a SEO – search engine optimizer – who will work with you on your marketing expections and budget, and submit recommendations to me to apply to your pages for the best search results. SEO is a specialty field and requires someone who keeps up with all the ongoing changes in the industry.


I first met Sue Winters through a happy coincidence in 2007 when I spent a few months in Sedona. She designed my first website for me then, which after fourteen years, still looks great and is working really well for me. Since then, due to different directions my work has taken, Sue has designed two more websites for me. 

Working with Sue is like having a really good homeopathic consultation! She takes the time to really understand what feeling and look the client wants and then creates something even better than you could have imagined!  Her creative flair and imaginative vision are matched by her capacity to make a website extremely user-friendly. She is always helpful and willing to make small changes as they are needed over the years and she is extremely fair in her pricing. I am very grateful for all the work she has done for me and love my beautiful websites! 

Sara Jane Kingston

Brigid's Cloak, Magical Irish Landscape, Chartres Miracles & Mysteries

Sue works intuitively, intelligently, and efficiently. She created a website that reflects not only the evolution of my business, but one that also reflects who I am as an artistic human being. I think it is this quality, more than any other, that makes people say to me, ‘I love your website.’ They don’t love it because it has bells and whistles, but because it has personality.

Page Lambert

Connecting People with Nature, and Writers with Words

Sue Winters of SageTurtle Design provides exemplary work that’s creative and on point.  She finds stunning graphics and photos which fit the intended purpose or message.  Sue has proven that she’s a professional who delivers in a timely manner.

Chip Comins

AREI - American Renewable Energy Institute

Services and Fee Schedule for 2024

Initial new client consultation – up to 4 hours – $150 flat fee.  This covers project orientation, review of your business and expectations, site architecture, design elements)

Account Set-Up and Management
$50/hr to research domain availability, secure domain, set up hosting package, create email addresses, and server or account troubleshooting.

Design Time
New Clients – $75/hr
Existing Clients with new projects – $50/hr
Non-profit organizations – $50/hr

This includes but is not limited to the creation of a custom template, navigation system, building of all internal pages, image processing in Photoshop, styling with advanced CSS and configuration of various scripts for requested functionality. All sites are responsive / mobile-friendly and layouts are reviewed for the computer, ipad and iphone.

Website Maintenance
After a website is launched all future changes and additions are billed at $50/hr. There will be a minimum charge of $12.50 (15 minutes) for each change request.

Other Digital Design Services
Design and setup of Email marketing for individuals or non-profits through Constant Contact, MailChimp or direct email – $50/hr

Graphic Design
I am not a graphic design artist per se. Depending on your needs  –  I can refer you to a collegue who is very accomplished for your business logos, flyers, posters, brochures and business cards. Please inquire if you need help connecting with a graphic designer.

Other than what is stated above, non-design services are not offered. Please see your IT professional or your company’s support staff for the following: troubleshooting software and hardware problems, security issues, installing new programs, iCloud, iPhone and iPad setup, computer program support and instruction, backup systems, business development, operations, work flow systems, or other needs.

All new website design projects require a 50% deposit (min. $1000) before work can begin, with billing at $500 increments through the process of the project. Final payment due when the design is complete, pages are posted and website reviewed and approved by the client. Venmo is the preferred payment method. Cash, check or credit card is also available. You will be billed through QuickBooks Online and can pay directly from the invoice. NM Gross Receipts Tax will be added to all New Mexico Clients. 

Although I estimate the cost of a project, history has proven that often a site grows beyond the original vision and scope that was laid out in the initial consultation. I strive to stay within the estimate and your budget by maintaining a close co-creative relationship with you, so changes and redesigns are kept at a minimum.

All invoices are due upon receipt. If you need to make payment arrangements give me a call and we’ll work out a creative solution! Invoices will be sent monthly on maintenance work.


The Fine Print
We will work together co-creatively to create a unique representation of your “essence” – a visual that energetically identifies you, your product, or your service. To that end it’s important to work just with YOU, the client. The past has shown that design-by-committee, whether that is a company board of directors, a partner, a business manager, or your best friend, diminishes the uniqueness of the final product. At every juncture you will be reviewing and approving of the design and layout, so that the final result has the look and feel, and impact you wanted it to have. 

I will always do everything possible to stay within your budget, and I will give you instructions on how to send me content and images in a form that expedites its use at my end.  What content I need from you and when will be laid out so that we can reach our intended “let’s go live!” date.