Need a Website That Fits Your Content? 

Your one-stop shop for content strategy, branding and content-first web design. Many developers don’t come from an editorial background. I do. Together, we’ll amplify your message.

Hi, I’m Tekla. Let’s focus on your story and adapt a design to it!

Tekla Szymanski

GET TWO FREE GUIDES: Convert site visitors with storytelling. Create calls-to-action that deliver.

 

Need a Website
That Fits Your 
Content? 

Then let’s focus on your story
and adapt a design to it!

Your one-stop shop for content-first
web development, content strategy & site care.
Together, we’ll amplify your message.
GET YOUR 2 FREE GUIDES:
Actionable content + design tips that boost your online message and design. Convert site visitors into leads.

Why
Content + Design?

Why Content + Design?

You are a charitable or sustainability nonprofit or a personal brand with a mission to share or a story to tell and needed your content-rich website yesterday? This is your one-stop shop for content and branding strategy, editorial services, web development, site care and peace of mind—no need to hire separate teams.

Let me help you create a flexible design that adapts to your unique content needs. What sets me apart? Many web developers don’t come from an editorial background. I do. Together, we’ll get your message out.

A professionally designed, sustainable website values content, shapes your narrative and engages. A clear content strategy provides you with streamlined, effective and valuable content that converts and builds trust. Designing your website, you and I will follow a content-first approach to make that happen. 

Tekla Szymanski

You are a charitable or sustainability nonprofit or a personal brand with a mission to share or a story to tell and needed your content-rich website yesterday? This is your one-stop shop for content and branding strategy, editorial services, web development, site care and peace of mind.

No need to hire separate teams.

Let me help you create a flexible design that adapts to your unique content needs. What sets me apart? Many web developers don’t come from an editorial background. I do. Together, we’ll get your message out.

EDITOR. You value quality content and in-depth research, not “content creation” for clicks. It is easy to show off the latest buzz in design, lots of developers do that. But they will constrain your message.

Get your message out.

DESIGNER. You appreciate typography, color harmony, balance. Sometimes, less may be more. I come from an artistic background and can help you create a well-designed site that adapts to your content. 

Content-first design. 

DEVELOPER. You respect your site visitors, your clients and donors. Let’s take a content-first approach in the design and emphasize your mission, amplify your story, boost your message and calls-to-action.

Superior site functionality.

A professionally designed, sustainable website values content, shapes your narrative and engages. A clear content strategy provides you with streamlined, effective and valuable content that converts and builds trust. Designing your website, you and I will follow a content-first approach to make that happen. 

Tekla Szymanski

How Content + Design Is Different

How Content + Design Is Different

  • Focus on nonprofits and creative personal brands
  • Content-first approach in design
  • Customized, flexible, unique designs that fit your needs
  • Design, content, maintenance in one place
  • Clear, defined content strategy & content reviews
  • Concise site structure and navigation
  • Professional editorial assistance
  • Get help with content creation, uploading or refreshing
  • Social media strategies and campaigns
  • Search Engine Optimization, Analytics, Structured Data
  • User eXperience (UX) and User Interface (UI) optimized
  • Peace of mind: Backups, security updates & admin help
  • Individualized training & available to answer questions
  • No hidden costs: 3 equal payments
  • You choose your webhost & domain
  • New York Certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE)

THIS IS MY UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION TO YOU

I will help you clarify, optimize and amplify your message, your mission, your call-to-action or the story you want to tell to better connect with your audience. We’ll develop a website with a content-first approach that adapts to your content to convert your site visitors into loyal donors, new members or clients. 

THIS IS MY VALUE PROPOSITION TO YOU

Tekla SzymanskiI will help you clarify, optimize and amplify your message, your mission, your call-to-action or the story you want to tell to better connect with your audience. We’ll develop a website with a content-first approach that adapts to your content to convert your site visitors into loyal donors, new members or clients. 

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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
  • While I was editor-in-chief at the bi-weekly AUFBAU in New York, Tekla worked as the managing editor for national and international affairs. She was a highly efficient editor with that special “journo” feeling for great stories. Tekla is a terrific writer and brings the stories she finds via her thorough research to a conclusion. As a colleague, I’ve always appreciated her straight forward input and thinking during our editors’ meetings. Tekla gets things done. It was always rewarding reading her articles.

    Uwe Westphal
    Uwe Westphal
    Director at westphal Ltd London-Berlin
  • “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
  • While I was editor-in-chief at the bi-weekly AUFBAU in New York, Tekla worked as the managing editor for national and international affairs. She was a highly efficient editor with that special “journo” feeling for great stories. Tekla is a terrific writer and brings the stories she finds via her thorough research to a conclusion. As a colleague, I’ve always appreciated her straight forward input and thinking during our editors’ meetings. Tekla gets things done. It was always rewarding reading her articles.

    Uwe Westphal
    Uwe Westphal
    Director at westphal Ltd London-Berlin
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