Web Design Services

About My Web Services and Philosophy

I’d love to help you realize possibilities for representing your business in the world. I’m an experienced web designer and content strategist who can code. I draw on this background to craft an individualized, creative expression of your business’s identity.

I consider my number-one job to do what is best for your website and your business. If a site audit finds something under the hood that is broken, fragile or otherwise not able to offer the level of professionalism and best practices that your business deserves, I will always mention it and offer recommendations on how to solve the issue. This can seem like bad news in the moment, but keeping tabs on the overall health of your site keeps it running smoothly.

Website Solutions

Website Design and Development

So you need a new website! Congratulations. I specialize in WordPress and Squarespace. I can coach you on which one you might prefer, based on your needs. Let’s put our heads together to get you and your business what you need.

Design Therapy for your existing site

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. And, in my experience, older sites can be a fragile ecosystem, often because they haven’t received the same technological upgrades that have occurred in the environment around them. If this is the case, you’ll want more than a cosmetic refresh. You may feel like it’s bad news if my initial audit recommends that you need more work under the hood, but I will always be honest about that because my number-one priority is what is good for your website and your business.

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:

  • Substantial copy revisions
  • A new design template
  • Fresh photos
  • New pages, or streamlining pages

Tech Support

This is under-the-hood kind of work. I offer monthly maintenance services to implement upgrades, ensure your site is running smoothly, and to stay on top of security needs. I also work on a project basis, depending on what your needs are. I offer services such as:

  • Maintenance and updates behind the scenes 
  • If you’ve hit a bump in the road while creating your own DIY web magic, I can take the reins, or guide you through
  • Your site works just fine, but you’d like training on how to use it more confidently
  • Site audit to repair typos, broken links and the like

Additional expertise

Do you need assistance writing, editing, or strategizing your web content? Do you need illustrations or other images? I’m highly skilled in using both Words and Pictures to help tell your story in a way that will support your vision for your business.

Please contact me with your project ideas, and I’ll prepare a quote based on your specific needs.


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Testimonials

Portrait of Zoe Bouras.

“Maura is a joy to work with; she clearly communicates her visions, brings innovative ideas to the table, and produces work of the highest quality. Her website designs prioritize the needs of the user, and she kept the mission of our organization at the forefront of her work, ensuring that the same values of The Immigration Project stayed present despite the overhaul to our online image. Through her work, our outward facing communications have been completely reinvigorated. Maura modernized the look and feel of our website and implemented much needed improvements in functionality, ensuring mobile compatibility, clear and easy access to multiple language translations, and streamlining our navigation and content for increased ease of use.


In terms of the quality of her work, I cannot praise Maura enough. Her keen eye for design, paired with such a thorough understanding of what non-profit organizations need, make for an absolutely winning combination. The Immigration Project is thrilled with the deliverables Maura has provided over the course of our work together. I would be amiss, however, if I failed to mention the other aspects of working with Maura that have made our project such a success. Maura has a can-do attitude and brings joy into her work – simply put, she is fun to work with. Energized and engaged, she jumped straight into our project, took the time to really learn about our organization, and continued to be creative and friendly from beginning to end, even offered training to our IT team to ensure successful site maintenance going forward.”

Zoe Bouras
Communications and Development Coordinator, The Immigration Project

“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.”

Elizabeth DeNoma
Publishing Consulting and Translation, DeNoma Literary Services
Elizabeth DeNoma, Publishing Consultant and Translator at DeNoma Literary Services.

Prior to our consultation

As you contemplate taking this important step for your business, it might be helpful to consider these questions. Understanding this will help me to work with you on addressing your website’s specific challenges.

About your business

  • What products/services does your business offer?
  • Who is your ideal customer?
  • What are the top 5 reasons your ideal customer will visit your site?
  • What are your goals for the site?
  • Do you have a current website?
  • Why are you choosing to design/redesign, and why now?
  • What is your desired timeline?

About your ideas

  • What pages do you have in mind (About, Services, Blog, etc)?
  • Any thoughts about color scheme or design?
  • Name 3 websites you like for their design (may be the site overall, or just one element)…
  • …and 3 websites you dislike for their design.
  • Any other thoughts to share?

Please contact me at maura@mauramcgurk.com

I look forward to discussing your project!