handcut designs

We are a CREATIVE Web Design and Development Studio

Have passion for what you do

You work hard. Whether running a small business, hosting a festival, or promoting your artwork, there’s plenty on your plate. You know the importance of a strong website and online presence, but the process feels like an uphill battle. Contemplating SEO? Coding HTML? SOS!

That’s where i can help.

When you work with Handcut Designs, you get more than an effective website. You get a website that fits your lifestyle. With the goal of mutual understanding, we design a site incorporating your unique needs while explaining its mechanics in layman’s terms. In the end, you’ll gain time-saving skills along with a finished product that doesn’t require a degree in advanced computer science to maintain.

Why am I Your Best Option?

Because digital marketing doesn’t need to be difficult

All too often, innovative design is framed as a lofty concept; comprehensible only to advanced designers and developers. I believe high-tech ideas – when presented in plain speech – are not only accessible, but fascinating. To us, creativity and business strategy go hand-in-hand. I strive to journey alongside you, both educating and being educated. 

Each new project continues our growth as creative professionals while adding to our shared arsenal of common sense strategies. Through collaboration, we simultaneously benefit  and extend our understanding of the world outside our office door.

What I do

Web design and development
Graphic design
Copy and content writing
Critique and analysis
Logo design
Social media management
Blog management
Print media
Campaign design and development

My name is Alex Magana, I’m a freelancer that lives in Chicago but works in projects in other parts of the world as well. I specialize in WordPress and other platforms like Shopify,  HubSpot, Wix, SquareSpace, IMXPRS, Weebly, and many others. I’m also an IT professional with years of experience in Windows, Mac, Android and Networks. 
Digital consultant and graphic designer with knowledge in the Adobe Suite but lately I prefer the Affinity Software, no subscriptions!

I like to work with technologies like Trello, Figma, Google Apps like Gmail and the Calendar and the Photos since they’re free and offer a great workflow. I like to consult in technology issues like Cloud and Digital Workflows for web maintenance and support.

WE means that I work with a small group of expert coders, printers, designers, videographers, photographers, illustrators and copywriters as the projects require.



I will provide the logo files for the website ($0)
I need a professional logo design for the website ($500)
Please download the application request to design a professional logo:
I will provide all the text for the website ($0)
I'd like you to write all the content for the website ($75 per page) ($500)
I will provide all images for the website ($0)
I'd like you to select and purchase stock images ($100)
I need you to take photographs ($250)


Blog or latest news section, where I can post regular articles ($100)
Newsletter/mailing list signup form (e.g. Mailchimp) ($200)
Portfolio, image or video gallery ($150)
Ecommerce, Paypal, Shopify or Woo commerce (needs quote) ($500)
Social media options such as displaying your latest tweets on the website or auto-tweeting your blog posts, Facebook, Instagram… ($150)
Auto-post to Twitter or Facebook ($150)
Forms and/or calculators (like this one) ($250)
Banner slideshow ($100)


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