Web development for design & marketing teams.

At last, an experienced web development partner with a strong understanding of design, an established process, and a knack for shipping complex projects within time and budget.

Hi, I'm Mariano.

I'm a design-oriented web developer helping great design & marketing teams build websites, shops, and digital experiences for small and large clients alike.

I'm good at seamlessly integrating with my clients' teams, becoming their go-to contractor of choice. My relationships with clients usually start with small projects like landing pages and more often than not evolve into long-term partnerships.

Since 2012, I've collaborated with internationally recognized brands like LinkedIn and KonMari Media, multi-million dollar startups like Looking Glass Factory, and numerous design teams. Projects I've worked on have been featured in places like TechCrunch, NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Time Inc, to name a few.

Mariano Miguel

Tech stack

  • HTML & CSS
  • Javascript
  • SASS
  • Tailwind
  • React / NextJS / Gatsby
  • Vue / NuxtJS
  • WordPress & WooCommerce
  • Shopify
  • Storyblok CMS
  • Firebase
  • Appwrite

How I can help

Launch a new website

From landing pages and simple marketing websites to complex, custom, headless e-commerce setups, I can make it happen. We'll build a performant, accessible, and engaging website that's easy to use and optimized to achieve your unique business goals.

Architect an MVP

With the help of tools like React, React Native, and back-end platforms like Google Firebase and Appwrite, I can help you bring an MVP of your mobile or web application to life in the most efficient way.

Improve an existing website

I'll start off by creating an audit of the current state of your website, including design, code architecture, web performance, accessibility, and user experience. I'll create a backlog of tasks, and we'll prioritize them together based on your business goals.

Select clients & collaborators

  • Looking Glass Factory
  • LinkedIn
  • Weirdo by Design
  • VocaliD
  • KonMari Media
  • Funtasia
  • Living Cities

Process

The best possible time to get me involved is right when the design process starts. I'll work side by side with your team to quickly bounce ideas back and forth, put together prototypes, test assumptions, and poke holes in the design early on so we can avoid any late surprises.

While requirements will evolve over time, we'll use the first week(s) of our engagement to define things like:

  • What success looks like for the project
  • What business problems we're trying to solve
  • The best technology stack to solve these problems
  • Things that could potentially go wrong
  • Project milestones and tasks

I'll estimate tasks early, and email you an honest weekly health check of timelines, budget, roadblocks, and anything you need to know about the status of the project. By working hourly and being fully transparent, you get ultimate control over what should be prioritized and how your budget is spent.

I'll work iteratively and openly, moving from low-fidelity prototypes to production-ready code. You'll get a password-protected testing environment where you'll be able to see how the project is coming along any time you want.

By the time the project is live, every piece of software will be fully documented. Along with your deliverables, you'll receive a set of business docs for non-technical people as well as technical docs for developers.

Rates & availability

All work is billed on an hourly basis. My hourly rate is $100 per hour, rounded up to the nearest quarter-hour. You can get a 10% discount on my rates with a pre-paid monthly retainer (30 hours minimum). Rates are non-negotiable, but we can always negotiate requirements and come up with a good solution that fits your budget.

Working hourly allows me to be flexible to your changing needs, and also creates a more collaborative process. My clients are happier with the results, and I'm happy to be paid only for the work I've done. If your project requires a fixed price then that's possible, but we'll need a strictly defined scope and finalized designs before we start.

I'm finalizing my December schedule this week. Get in touch now and let's see if we can get your project on the schedule.

"Mariano: your work has been amazing. There is not a single person who is not impressed by you. You have been instrumental in taking Vimpact to a new level."

Phillip Bak, Vimpact Inc.

"Mariano is talented, fast, friendly, smart and communicative. His code is clean, and he has a good eye for design. I can’t recommend him highly enough."

Michael Suen, Weirdo By Design

"This is great, thank you very much. We are very pleased with both the quality and communication!"

Adam Auckland, CornerstoneLabs UK

Let's talk

If everything above sounds like what you've been looking for, I'd love to work with you! Hit me up at mariano@mariano.io and I'll get back to you within one business day.

If you need a starting point for your email, feel free to copy this one and modify as needed:

Subject: [E-commerce shop development] with [ACME Agency]

Hi Mariano!

I'm [Rose Cooper], and I'm a [design director] at [ACME Agency]. We'd love for you to help us [build and launch an e-commerce shop for a mid-stage startup].

You'd be working directly with me and two designers from our team. We're scheduled to start [next month] and would love for you to be involved from the beginning.

Our budget for development is about [$10k, though we could probably go up to $15k]. We'd like to launch by [the end of this year], [in order for the launch of the site to be in line with an important date for the client]. Let us know if you think that’s reasonable, or if you need any further details.

If you’re interested, let’s set up a time to chat next week?

Thanks,
Rose