I'm just doing the website design in Photoshop, the client doesn't want the HTML. So, I'm designing this for a new organic produce company. The client said they wanted the design to be young, bright, attractive, and diverse.
All the illustrations are mine, so I'm open to critiques on those as well.
I know you are just starting out. Design skills like other skills can be learned and developed through practice. Frankly, this particular design is lacking in any professional sense of design. Have you investigated your local community college to to see if they offer design courses? Many do. Community colleges are often great ways to learn design software and fundamentals.
Another option is to study with books. Explore the books available in your local library. A book I have recently seen listed on Amazon is "The New Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice" by David Dabner, et al. I have not read it so I can't recommend it, but take a look at it on Amazon and see if you think it might be good for you. While you can definitely learn much from books, they are not a substitute for the feedback you would receive from an instructor or what you would learn from interaction with classmates in a design program.
Obviously you have interest and self-initiative. This is great! But you are going to have to get some training to progress. I do not want to discourage you, but I do want to point you in a direction that will help you develop your design skills.
As a final piece of advice, begin every design project with research. For this project, search for related businesses and take a close look at their sites. Of course, do not copy them (I'm sure you wouldn't), but do study them for things such as colors, layout, trends, etc.
Apologies if I seem rude, but I do think you should take some classes in design - this just doesn't look like anything remotely professional at this stage and its pointless trying to give any constructive feedback or pointers.
Thanks for posting this. You should definitely look into css to create more professional elements, especially boxes. Just google "+css tutorial boxes".
For the graphics and icons it may be better to buy or hire some designs. If you can't afford this work on creating shadows.
I understand your approach, simple. But you are in the business world, it's like being a girl, you have to dazzle people to get attention. Simple and can be beautiful, but the website here is more simplistic, i.e. it doesn't have anything that captures/attracts the user.
The color scheme does not complement. The scheme seems like random colors. Play with color schemes. Makes notes on popular websites and what color schemes they use and why.