Need a Website
Around Your
Unique Content? 

Hi, I’m Tekla! This is your one-stop shop for content strategy, web development and site maintenance.
I specialize in nonprofits, arts institutions and creative personal brands that have a mission to share
and a story to tell.
Tekla Szymanski

Do You Struggle to Turn Your Site Visitors Into Loyal Donors, New Members or Paying Clients?

Then here’s how to get help: Download my FREE 30+ page content & design style guide A Call-To-Action That Delivers and get your message out.


Need a Website
Around Your
Unique Content? 

Hi, I’m Tekla, and this is your  one-stop shop
for content strategy and web development.
I focus on nonprofits, arts institutions
and creative personal brands.

Do You Struggle to Turn Your Site Visitors Into Loyal Donors, New Members or Paying Clients?

Then here’s how to get help:
Download my FREE 30+ page content & design style guide
A Call-To-Action That Delivers
and get your message out.

My Mission

What Is My Mission?

I love to work with nonprofits, arts institutions and creative personal brands because your mission is my mission: Focusing on a message, a unique story, and then adapting a design to it to better connect with donors, members or clients—on every platform. What sets me apart? Most web developers and designers don’t come from a content-creating background. I do.

As a visual communicator, I focus on quality content, which is more than mere “content creation” for clicks. It is easy to show off the latest buzz in technology, lots of developers do that. But they will also constrain your message.

I help to get your message out.

As a designer, I draw on a life-long experience in the arts. I was raised in an artistic home and practically grew up in galleries, museums and foundries, which gave me an eye for form and color, for balance and aesthetics.

I think in design, less is more. 

As a journalist and web developer, I value your message and your clients and will make sure that the design supplements your unique content, highlights your mission, enhances its impact and supports your site’s functionality.

I adapt a design to your content.
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  • “Tekla was an amazing team member in a fast moving campaign. She added a new dimension to the group and fit well into the rapidly changing demands of the project. Tekla is highly recommended as an asset to anyone lucky enough to work with her.”

    Michelle Kraus
    Michelle Kraus
    CEO Government Affairs, Sliicon Valley
  • “Tekla’s expertise in interpreting information and configuring it for ease of readability by the end user made executing my project not only simple but sensible. She brought insights that expanded the page architecture and delivered the project on time and within budget. The page is functional and beautiful—the perfect combination!”

    Joanne Sephine
    Joanne Sephine
    Vice President, Creative
  • “Tekla has a unique mix of talents that make her an asset to any organization looking to communicate better digitally. She blends the best attributes of print journalism—strong reporting, writing and editing skills— with an in-depth understanding of web design, technology and usability.”

    Gail Griffin
    Gail Griffin
    Digital Product Strategy & Execution
  • “Tekla was a great asset to the team of editorial assistants and completed her work with great attention to detail. Her questions and comments were succinct and to the point and demonstrated her experience as a content strategist.”

    Berlitz
    Hadrien Tournier
    Assistant Director Content Development, Berlitz Corporation
  • “Tekla showed her creativity, reliability, flexibility, judgment and all-around superior website skills when we worked together. It required Tekla to function independently but as part of a far-flung team working on a rush project to build and support a content-rich advocacy website. Her professionalism is impeccable.”

    Gloria Feldt
    Gloria Feldt
    Author, Activist, Co-Founder Take The Lead
  • “At a time touted as an “either-or” situation—new media versus old—Tekla has launched a business that very wisely marries the two. I have been impressed by her vision, dedication, talent and willingness to seek out a solution to every situation.”

    Michelle Lodge
    Michelle Lodge
    Senior Editor
  • “Tekla consulted me on my company’s web site that targets Fortune 500 companies. She fine-tuned our message and understood how to best convey it in a succinct, easy to follow way. Tekla understands the target audience and is able to tailor the content to best convey the essence of a story.”

    Yori Lavi
    Yori Lavi
    Business Strategist & Entrepreneur
  • “Tekla worked as Homepage Editor for our U.S. News Portal mail.com and has been very successful in increasing the traffic on our editorial section. Besides being a joy to work with, Tekla is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and develop new concepts to increase web traffic.”

    Thomas Rebbe
    Thomas Rebbe
    Head of Editorial Content, 1&1Mail and Media
  • “Tekla can do it all: She can write well, edit perfectly, and she understands how the content works in the context of the web. Because she’s knowledgeable about the workings of websites, her content is right on the mark. And she’s a pleasure to work with, because she’s so smart and a really nice person.”

    Deirdre Wyeth
    Deirdre Wyeth
    Web Developer
  • “Tekla’s skills and talents are vast, as well as precisely specialized and interconnected. She’s someone you can always trust to not just get the job done, but to do it the right way; she truly wants things to be the best they can be. Tekla is essentially drama-free with immense skills and mindful dedication.”

    Kristen Dolle
    Kristen Dolle
    Creative Director
  • “As a long time former Board member of New York Women In Communications, Inc., I know Tekla as a professional, thorough and hard working team player. If you have Tekla on your team, she’ll be the “go to” person to get things done in a polished way.”

    Ginny Pulos
    Ginny Pulos
    Presentation & Media Trainer
  • “Tekla is extremely intelligent, resourceful and hard-working. Oh, and did I mention she speaks five languages? She’s also dedicated and pays strict attention to detail. Tekla is a great addition to any team!”

    Laura Allen
    Laura Allen
    Founder ThePitchGirl.com
  • “Tekla has been in charge of content strategy, management and overall maintenance of the NYWICI website since 2008. She is a pleasure to work with, managing multiple priorities without skipping a beat.”

    Maria Ungaro
    Maria Ungaro
    Exec. Director, NYWICI
  • “Tekla consistently approaches the problematic relationship of design to content (and vice versa) with thoughtfulness and a high standard in planning and execution. She is a compassionate listener and is fiercely organized and focused. Though you may classify her as your external resource, she will quickly become an indispensable part of your organization.”

    Susan Soriano
    Susan Soriano
    Director of Communications & PR
  • “Tekla was an amazing team member in a fast moving campaign. She added a new dimension to the group and fit well into the rapidly changing demands of the project. Tekla is highly recommended as an asset to anyone lucky enough to work with her.”

    Michelle Kraus
    Michelle Kraus
    CEO Government Affairs, Sliicon Valley
  • “Tekla’s expertise in interpreting information and configuring it for ease of readability by the end user made executing my project not only simple but sensible. She brought insights that expanded the page architecture and delivered the project on time and within budget. The page is functional and beautiful—the perfect combination!”

    Joanne Sephine
    Joanne Sephine
    Vice President, Creative
  • “Tekla has a unique mix of talents that make her an asset to any organization looking to communicate better digitally. She blends the best attributes of print journalism—strong reporting, writing and editing skills— with an in-depth understanding of web design, technology and usability.”

    Gail Griffin
    Gail Griffin
    Digital Product Strategy & Execution
  • “Tekla was a great asset to the team of editorial assistants and completed her work with great attention to detail. Her questions and comments were succinct and to the point and demonstrated her experience as a content strategist.”

    Berlitz
    Hadrien Tournier
    Assistant Director Content Development, Berlitz Corporation
  • “Tekla showed her creativity, reliability, flexibility, judgment and all-around superior website skills when we worked together. It required Tekla to function independently but as part of a far-flung team working on a rush project to build and support a content-rich advocacy website. Her professionalism is impeccable.”

    Gloria Feldt
    Gloria Feldt
    Author, Activist, Co-Founder Take The Lead
  • “At a time touted as an “either-or” situation—new media versus old—Tekla has launched a business that very wisely marries the two. I have been impressed by her vision, dedication, talent and willingness to seek out a solution to every situation.”

    Michelle Lodge
    Michelle Lodge
    Senior Editor
  • “Tekla consulted me on my company’s web site that targets Fortune 500 companies. She fine-tuned our message and understood how to best convey it in a succinct, easy to follow way. Tekla understands the target audience and is able to tailor the content to best convey the essence of a story.”

    Yori Lavi
    Yori Lavi
    Business Strategist & Entrepreneur
  • “Tekla worked as Homepage Editor for our U.S. News Portal mail.com and has been very successful in increasing the traffic on our editorial section. Besides being a joy to work with, Tekla is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and develop new concepts to increase web traffic.”

    Thomas Rebbe
    Thomas Rebbe
    Head of Editorial Content, 1&1Mail and Media
  • “Tekla can do it all: She can write well, edit perfectly, and she understands how the content works in the context of the web. Because she’s knowledgeable about the workings of websites, her content is right on the mark. And she’s a pleasure to work with, because she’s so smart and a really nice person.”

    Deirdre Wyeth
    Deirdre Wyeth
    Web Developer
  • “Tekla’s skills and talents are vast, as well as precisely specialized and interconnected. She’s someone you can always trust to not just get the job done, but to do it the right way; she truly wants things to be the best they can be. Tekla is essentially drama-free with immense skills and mindful dedication.”

    Kristen Dolle
    Kristen Dolle
    Creative Director
  • “As a long time former Board member of New York Women In Communications, Inc., I know Tekla as a professional, thorough and hard working team player. If you have Tekla on your team, she’ll be the “go to” person to get things done in a polished way.”

    Ginny Pulos
    Ginny Pulos
    Presentation & Media Trainer
  • “Tekla is extremely intelligent, resourceful and hard-working. Oh, and did I mention she speaks five languages? She’s also dedicated and pays strict attention to detail. Tekla is a great addition to any team!”

    Laura Allen
    Laura Allen
    Founder ThePitchGirl.com
  • “Tekla has been in charge of content strategy, management and overall maintenance of the NYWICI website since 2008. She is a pleasure to work with, managing multiple priorities without skipping a beat.”

    Maria Ungaro
    Maria Ungaro
    Exec. Director, NYWICI
  • “Tekla consistently approaches the problematic relationship of design to content (and vice versa) with thoughtfulness and a high standard in planning and execution. She is a compassionate listener and is fiercely organized and focused. Though you may classify her as your external resource, she will quickly become an indispensable part of your organization.”

    Susan Soriano
    Susan Soriano
    Director of Communications & PR

Book a Free Consultation Call!

Book a Free Consultation Call!

Content Strategy

You need help with researching and editing site content? You want to find the optimal content flow and presentation to get your message out? You need to refine your call-to-action or refresh your social media?
⇒ OPTIMIZE YOUR CONTENT

 

Web Development

You’re planning your first basic website and don’t have a domain or a host yet? You want to redesign an existing content-heavy WordPress site or move an old, self-hosted HTML-based website to WordPress?
⇒ FIND YOUR RIGHT DESIGN

Website Care & Upkeep

You have a WordPress site but lack the time or the staff to regularly back it up, install updates and perform malware and security checks? My maintenance retainer gives you peace of mind, without the added work.
⇒ KEEP YOUR SITE SECURE

Book a Free Consultation Call!

Book a Free Consultation Call!

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