Your business needs a great website.

A website ...that is a pleasure to use.
A website ...that stands out from the crowd.
A website ...that helps your customers 24/7.

You need a website that WORKS.

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Building a website that works

We are Richard the Brave, and we’d like to be your digital stewards

Richard the Brave is a website and graphic design studio based in Nanaimo, BC. We’re a detail-focused dynamic duo – and we help passionate businesses get ahead online.

Richard ‘the Brave’ Terrick, Lead Designer & Developer at Richard the Brave

Richard, the Brave

The guy behind the code. Always searching for better ways to build websites, Richard’s on a mission to code the fastest-loading and most user-friendly website experiences around.

Meet Richard

Story ‘the Lovely’ Terrick, Project Manager & Content Wrangler at Richard the Brave

Story, the Lovely

The gal behind the words. An avid and long-time educator, Story takes pride in her ability to keep Richard on track task management skills. She’s here to keep your project moving and the communication flowing.

Meet Story

  • Chatting about websites

    Our Services

    Websites to logos, we’re here to help with all your design needs.

  • Managing files and tasks


    Browse a collection of websites designed and coded by RTB.

  • Responsive design for mobile phones and tablets

    Contact us

    Contact Richard and Story to start discussing your project.

We build competitive websites for passionate people

From concept to design, content to code, we can help you craft a competitive website so you can be successful online.

Richard the Brave is proudly based in Nanaimo, BC. We hand-code custom websites for clients here on Vancouver Island, and for passionate people around the world.

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Websites, logos, & more

In addition to coding websites for great people, we also offer a variety of digital and print design services.

  • Chatting about websites

    Brand consults

    Develop a visual language for your company. What do you want your business to stand for?

  • Touch interface interaction

    Logo design

    Make a mark with a memorable logo, and leave your audience with a lasting impression.

  • Email notification


    Keep your branding consistent with custom business cards, letterhead, stickers, & more.

  • Looking through a window


    Help people find your brick-and-mortar business with thoughtful indoor and outdoor signs.

  • Writing content for the web


    Engage potential customers with informative content written in your brand’s tone and voice.

  • Website design and development

    Custom websites

    Rise to the top of the online world with a fast, user-friendly website built by professionals.


Read more reviews
  • T’agyol (Daniel) Adler, Daniel Adler Clinic

    I feel heard and understood and you have helped me bring out parts of myself that I would never have been able to alone.

    T’agyol (Daniel) Adler Daniel Adler Clinic
  • Lindsey Brimble, The Mahle House Restaurant

    I just wanted to thank you two for such a wonderful experience!

    Lindsey Brimble The Mahle House Restaurant

Let’s start with a chat

If you have a creative project to discuss, we want to talk!
Get in touch to set up your free consultation.

Select works

View our portfolio
  • Violet Hair Lounge
    We started with a new logo, and soon after built a brand-new website for this downtown hair salon. Owner Angie has since hired us for numerous signage and print projects on top of the website development work.
  • Michael Walsh
    As an addictions recovery specialist, Michael’s logo and website design projects required a thoughtful touch. Through client discussions and collaboration, we really did build this one together.
  • Tanglewood Counselling
    When we were provided with the opportunity to help Dee-Anne brand and market her counselling practice we knew we had to do it right. Striking the right tone and providing the right information were critical on this project.

Common questions

Browse all FAQs
  • How much does a custom website cost?

    Our hand-coded, custom websites start around $3,800CAD.

    The exact cost depends on your specific needs and goals. The competitiveness of your market can also play a role.

    For a firm price, please get in touch to set up a free consultation session. Afterwards we’ll provide a solid estimate of the total cost of the project, with no obligation for you to continue.

  • How long does it take to build a website?

    6 to 8 weeks is a common, start-to-finish timeline for a website project.

    The scale and complexity of the website will also affect the overall timeline.

    6-8 weeks is typical for a small business website for a local company with a brick-and-mortar presence. The development time for a large online store, on the other hand, would be considerably more.

    At the beginning of your project, we will agree to a series of milestones in order to set clear expectations and keep your project on track.