Website Design and Development
I’d love to help you realize possibilities for representing your business in the world. I draw on my background and expertise in fine art to craft an individualized, creative expression of your business’s identity.
Most of the time, I recommend a complete redesign on a site you no longer love: it’s usually more satisfying, efficient, and budget-friendly. But as long as your current site is healthy, sometimes all you need is a little TLC. This is a design-based solution to address changes such as:
Designed for speed! If your site has been live for some time, it’s likely there are cobwebs that need dusting, which may include:
I’ll remove what should go, and streamline what should stay. This is a performance-based solution that cleans behind the scenes.
We don’t usually think of technology in relation to our environmental footprint, but maybe we should: consider that each Google search uses energy equivalent to turning on a 60-watt lightbulb for 17 seconds. Sustainable web design can be part of the solution! I offer:
For services such as:
I offer additional support in realizing your vision for your business; it can be integrated into the creation of your website, or stand alone, according to your needs.
Please contact me with your project and branding ideas, and I’ll prepare a quote based on your specific needs.
Your site stands apart when you feature your own photos. Original photos help Google find and rank your site, too. I can create a photo shoot of your projects or products, or candidly capture your work in action.
I bring my discerning eye and years of experience with visual communication to your business’s mission. I will provide recommendations on how to:
My goal is to craft a style that confidently and beautifully expresses your mission.
As someone who works with artists across multiple disciplines, I support the art and craft of writing. Editorial services are an important component of web design, and I will create or edit your copy to arrive at the tone that best represents your business. I love eradicating typos, and I also have experience in editing manuscripts.
“Maura’s work is impeccable at every stage, from her detailed communication to creative overall vision and meticulous execution. She worked with me to conceive a website for my new business and then carried out the project with such high quality that everyone I’ve shown it to has been impressed – some have even gasped when they saw it. I’ve worked with web professionals for over two decades and Maura’s agility, technical chops, and creativity put her at the very top of that group. She’ll be the first person I call when I need additional web design work.”
Publishing Consulting and Translation, DeNoma Literary Services
“As I was finishing my first novel, I knew that editing was going to be a necessary and vital step. And that’s about it. I didn’t know anything else about how the process worked or how a person could professionally gauge my work and still feel the deep connection I had with the story and its characters. But Maura did it. From the beginning, she felt more like a collaborator than an editor. Her notes and suggestions were invaluable. I took almost every single one, and why wouldn’t I? They made my book so much better! Maura has a knack for offering a writer just the right amount of compliments, which create the courage to address her criticisms. She gets subtle humor, she loves badass women (characters), and I suspect she liked my bad guys more than the good guys. From grammar and word usage to story arc and character development, Maura helped me make a book I could be proud of.”
Mark A. Henry
Author of Lacking Evidence to the Contrary: A Lowbrow Novel of Questionable Necessity
As you contemplate taking this important step for your business, please ponder these questions. Your answers will help me to understand your business and its specific challenges.