I point this out first merely to alleviate any concerns you may have regarding your site's development timetable. Your input is vital and the site needs to reflect not only your brand, it needs to reflect your brand's personality as well. Behind this process there are also critcally important visual and functionality considerations that affect your siteís performance. In addition to solid professional training in these aspects, I also provide the most salient component of all, personal experience with the results.
For graphic applications I produce materials and can work with components based in a variety of editors; primarily Microsoft, Adobe, and Camtasia. In real business application my experience level is first-hand; conception to post-production and quite literally net result to the bank accounts... This is to include logos, associated branding materials, i.e. design and implementation of the entire company marketing campaign.
So in the process of creating your design, you will have access to a litany of learned marketing practices. And for those of you who havenít a clue about what you want or how to go about it, here you have found a highly experienced, eager participant in your online success, and with solid references to back that up.
The web languages are changing so rapidly most sites are devoid of attractive and useful new technologies. Put simply, dated sites look like dated sites, with their minimized screens and primitive functionality.
Fixing up your old site usually leads to a complete rebuild, but at significantly reduced cost, since most of the working material & usable copy is already in place. Visit my website portfolio page and have a look at some of my latest work, and then compare to yours.