About Us

Markato Web Design began as a small company producing music for various media including film, television, advertising, games and online media.
During the many years I spent working in music and sound design, I began to create websites to promote my business, which began as basic HTML, and later
evolved into designs using Flash. By that time, many friends and collegues began to take notice of my websites, and asked me to create websites for them.

As luck would have it, in 2005, I was hired to work as a composer and sound designer at a prominent Beverly Hills creative agency that specialized in high-end web development for Fortune 500 companies, technology companies, and film studios; some projects having budgets over 7 figures. Many of the websites I worked on won numerous web-design awards due to the talent and creatvity of the individuals I worked with on a daily basis. While my duties were in the area of audio production, I learned a great deal from their in-house web designers, programmers and artists about both the technical side as well as the creative side to designing great looking and effective websites.

My website work has continued alongside my work as a composer / sound designer, and I decided it was time to create yet another website to not only display examples of my work, but also to help educate and prepare prospective clients for their new website project. Because I value my clients' time and repect that this can be a substantial expense, I want to make sure that no time is wasted in the process of creating your new website, and that all of my time and energy is devoted to building your website the way you envision it.

I charge an hourly rate, but I always provide an up-front, non-binding estimate to help control costs. I say "non-binding", because in the creative process, there is often a new idea or design change requested by a client that extends the original time-estimate. For this reason, I also provide updated estimates during the course of the project and do my best to provide estimates for requested changes before implementing those changes. Depending on the features you require, in some cases, I may suggest enlisting the skills of a programmer or graphic artist if necessary, to help you get the kind of website built that suits your needs. In those cases, the hourly rate for their services may be more or less than my hourly rate; so before contracting any outside services, we can discuss all of your design options and associated costs.

Depending on the needs of your website, I may use one or more of the following technologies:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • WordPress
  • XML
  • Flash
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • PHP

If you are looking to modify your existing website or create a completely new website, please contact me so that we can begin to discuss your needs in greater detail.

Warm regards,

Mark Chosak