Currently booking projects for August 2021. Download service and pricing guide here.

About

Nutmeg – a warm and powerful medicinal spice. Healing properties include the ability to relieve pain and insomnia, instill calm and revive. According to folk lore, this magical spice brings good luck and prosperity.

I'm Megan, founder and web designer at Nutmeg, a boutique WordPress and Shopify web design studio based in Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.

My mission is to help you create a website that reflects your brand vision and style and leads to more sales and inquiries for your amazing business.

story

I resigned from my job as a digital marketer back in 2017 to take care of my firstborn child. I started Nutmeg a few months later, often with a tiny human sleeping in my arms. As a full-time employee for over 10 years working in the communications and marketing industries, I always felt something was missing. I felt I wasn’t living up to my potential; that there was more to life than working for somebody else’s dream. Becoming a mother made me take action towards living life on my terms. I resigned from my job and took the first tentative steps towards launching my own creative and inspired business.

Megan Hodson
family

Now I manage a growing web design business, driven by passion for beautiful and impactful design and helping
like-minded business owners navigate the often overwhelming world of websites, eCommerce and digital marketing.

specialities

Ecommerce

I am passionate about eCommerce and helping small business owners create distinctive online shops that place their brand and content first, with conversion optimisation always in mind. I built my first Shopify website in 2015, and now almost 80% of the projects I take on involve eCommerce in some way. I am also current studying towards a Conversion Optimisation degree.

Search Engine Optimsation (SEO)

SEO is about helping a website show up on the first page of Google when people search for the services or products it sells. I have been working in SEO since 2010; first as a online writer and editor at the UK’s biggest financial comparison website, then as a digital marketer at a strategic marketing agency in South Africa. I have helped many businesses get onto the first page of Google, and this is a core service included in my web design and after-launch offerings. My most notable projects included managing the eCommerce website SEO and content for one of SA’s biggest nationwide car rental companies.

Communications

My background is in journalism, public relations and communications (I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Media & Communications and worked in media and publishing before transitioning to website design). Helping clients identify and communicate what makes their brand distinctive (and why people should do business with them) is a core focus of my custom package. 

is my web design service for you?

The sorts of businesses I love working with:

process

I spend time getting to know your business, your customers, your industry and your goals so I can help you create + implement bespoke design + digital solutions that work.

Farmgirl Flowers website mobile
The Stone Cellar Web Dev

why work with me?

Getting to know yout business first

My service is centered around getting to know your business. I listen to your story and the dreams you have for your brand. I then help you craft a meaningful and beautiful website that supports your goal of building a profitable and sustainable business.

Hand-crafted

I custom design your website with love, care and attention to detail. No shortcuts.

I operate an ethical business

These values are important to me: Honest communications, transparency, passion, integrity, courage, vulnerability, patience and kindness.

Holistic service

I have been working in the communications and digital marketing industries for over 10 years. I have worked in busy publishing houses and fast-paced agency environments. I bring all that I have learned and experienced to each and every project. My skillset covers brand and marketing strategy; brand styling; graphic design; brand communications; conversion optimisation; content marketing and search engine optimisation.