Planned as a chat and blog site for cat owners, Talking Cats belongs to the BeenDesigned Group, a small group of freelance website designers based in London and Milan, who also happen to be friends. The website itself was planned to be launched in mid-2017 but we have too many other design projects on the go and simply don't have the time to dedicate to it. So, we decided to add this website as a sort of space filler, and to put the domain name up for sale. So that's the domain and website explained...
As website designers, we've been building websites since about 2006, but the BeenDesigned group wasn't formed until 2010, when we decided to pack up our old jobs and concentrate on building websites. At that time, we were all living in Italy, but these days we're split between London and Milan, although one of us lives half the year in Barcelona. Sounds a little glamorous, but it's just where we and our families live.
We're lucky because we get paid for what was once our hobby, and we still design websites as much for fun as for anything else. That's a nice feeling.
We do our own work. By that, we mean that we don't accept unlimited orders and then farm them out to random agencies in low-cost centres in Asia, as some agencies do. Once your order has been accepted you'll be given the contact details of your designer and you'll be able to contact him at any time with any questions you may have. Keeping things personal also helps us to keep everything simple.
Each new website we create is designed and built by a single designer from start to finish, who takes personal pride in ensuring that their designs are effective.
It's worth saying here that we can't accept projects with very short deadlines. Because we do our own work, and there's a limit to how much work one designer can accept, we're not the people to speak to if you want a website next week. As an average, there is a delay of around two weeks between when you give us all the information and material we need to build your site, and when we actually start working on it.