No Content,
No Website

So, let’s focus on
your story

Content-Rich, Localized Websites:
Your One-Stop Shop.

Trilingual, Multicultural,
Global.
100% Human.

Hire a writer who thinks like a designer.
Together, we’ll amplify
your message.

Tekla Szymanski

Ready to reach your target audience? Schedule a free consultation call, and we'll discuss your content + design needs!

Without Content,
You Don’t Have a Website

Hire a writer who thinks like a designer to get your message out

This is your one-stop shop for
content-rich websites
with a global reach


Trilingual. Multicultural.
Always 100% Human.

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Together, We'll Get Your Message Out

Welcome to Content + Design™ LLC, your one-stop shop for content design, global website localization, editorial services, web development and peace of mind.

Do you have a mission to share, a story to tell, or are overwhelmed by your content? Do you need a content-rich website with a truly global reach and don’t know where to start? 

You need a writer who thinks like a designer to help adapt your site design to your unique content needs.

Hi, I’m Tekla Szymanski, and I can help you. What sets me apart? Many web developers don’t come from an editorial background. And many content creators don’t have web design experience.

I have both.

Welcome to Content + Design™ LLC, your one-stop shop for content design, global website localization, editorial services, web development and peace of mind.

Do you have a mission to share, a story to tell, or are overwhelmed by your content? Do you need a content-rich website with a truly global reach and don’t know where to start? 

You need a writer who thinks like a designer to help adapt your site design to your unique content needs.

Hi, I’m Tekla Szymanski, and I can help you. What sets me apart? Many web developers don’t come from an editorial background. And many content creators don’t have web design experience.

I have both.

"Why pay for a site
that I could DIY?"

Fair question. DIY will lead you to use cookie-cutter website builders that create bland websites. A professional content designer will develop a website for you that is uniquely yours. She will help with a clear content strategy that optimizes your narrative and lets your story stand out.

Because without quality content, you don’t have a website. You need a site that grows and adapts to your future needs, highlights and streamlines your content and sets you apart.

You and I will use this content-first design approach. I’ll ask questions, listen, research and make suggestions to deliver your site on time and within your budget. I will clear up questions before you even know to ask them and teach you how to maintain your site.

And that gives you peace of mind.

"Why pay for a site that I could DIY?"

Fair question. DIY will lead you to use cookie-cutter website builders that create bland websites. A professional content designer will develop a website for you that is uniquely yours. She will help with a clear content strategy that optimizes your narrative and lets your story stand out.

Because without quality content, you don’t have a website. You need a site that grows and adapts to your future needs, highlights and streamlines your content and sets you apart.

You and I will use this content-first design approach. I’ll ask questions, listen, research and make suggestions to deliver your site on time and within your budget. I will clear up questions before you even know to ask them and teach you how to maintain your site.

And that gives you peace of mind.

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.

You appreciate design, value typography and balance. Sometimes, less may be more. I come from an artistic background and create a well-designed site that adapts to your content.

Content-first design. 

You respect your site visitors, clients or 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. And we’ll make your site accessible to all.

Superior site functionality.

Why Content + Design™ Is Different

  • Trilingual, multicultural, global. 100% human.
  • Professional editorial assistance
  • Site localizations & translations: German, English, Hebrew
  • Clear, defined content strategy & content reviews
  • Content-first approach in design
  • AI-content quality reviews, assurance & control
  • Design, content & maintenance in one place and in-house
  • User eXperience (UX) and User Interface (UI) optimized
  • Peace of mind: Backups, security updates & admin help
  • New York State-certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE)

MY PLEDGE TO YOU

Tekla

We will always put your content first.

We will clarify, optimize and amplify your story to better connect with your audience worldwide.

I will focus on working only with you and not on clients who have yet to hire me or those who have hired me in the past.

You will work with a writer who thinks like a designer and a designer who is a professional writer.

If needed, you will have my professional support until long after our work is done.

MY PLEDGE TO YOUTekla

We will always put your content first.

We will clarify, optimize and amplify your story to better connect with your audience worldwide.

I will focus on working only with you and not on clients who have yet to hire me or those who have hired me in the past.

You will work with a writer who thinks like a designer and a designer who is a professional writer.

If needed, you will have my professional support until long after our work is done.

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  • “Thank you, from all of us, for your professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail.
    Your expertise and competence helped us to complete the project on time. It’s been a pleasure to work with you. Your forward-thinking, professionalism, excellent writing, attention to detail and fast turnaround made my job as an editor very easy.”

    Christina Beavan
    Senior Editor, Berlitz Corp.
  • “Tekla was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was always readily available to meet to discuss projects and processes as well as take on work. Our team was impressed with her editorial skills, especially when it came to reviewing translated content against our guidelines and brand voice.”

    Diane Garcia
    Senior Content Editor, HubSpot Academy
  • “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
    Digital Product Strategy & Execution
  • “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
    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
    Vice President, Creative
  • “Tekla helped me so much by creating my LinkedIn profile to tell my story! With an eye for design and color and intuitive creativity, she guided me in choosing the right media to display on my profile to highlight my professional background as a costume and interior designer. Tekla is your go-to-person to strengthen your creative brand and to enrich your narrative online.”

    Arlene Grande Perler
    Costume & Interior Designer
  • “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.”

    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
    Author, Activist, Co-Founder Take The Lead
  • “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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Director of Communications & PR
  • “Thank you, from all of us, for your professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail.
    Your expertise and competence helped us to complete the project on time. It’s been a pleasure to work with you. Your forward-thinking, professionalism, excellent writing, attention to detail and fast turnaround made my job as an editor very easy.”

    Christina Beavan
    Senior Editor, Berlitz Corp.
  • “Tekla was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was always readily available to meet to discuss projects and processes as well as take on work. Our team was impressed with her editorial skills, especially when it came to reviewing translated content against our guidelines and brand voice.”

    Diane Garcia
    Senior Content Editor, HubSpot Academy
  • “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
    Digital Product Strategy & Execution
  • “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
    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
    Vice President, Creative
  • “Tekla helped me so much by creating my LinkedIn profile to tell my story! With an eye for design and color and intuitive creativity, she guided me in choosing the right media to display on my profile to highlight my professional background as a costume and interior designer. Tekla is your go-to-person to strengthen your creative brand and to enrich your narrative online.”

    Arlene Grande Perler
    Costume & Interior Designer
  • “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.”

    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
    Author, Activist, Co-Founder Take The Lead
  • “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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Director of Communications & PR

CONTENT

I help editorial teams strategize, update and refresh their site by offering full in-house editorial services, English <> German site localization, AI content quality assurance, writing, editing, content design and web campaigns. 

DESIGN

I offer three WordPress web development packages for content-rich websites, depending on the size of the site, the amount of content and the scope of your project. I take a content-first approach that adapts to your needs.

VIP DAYS

VIP Days are your express ticket to taking on your to-do list in ONE DAY. It is an on-the-clock intensive session for your content + design punch-list priorities, guaranteeing the fastest turnaround and my undivided attention.

SITE CARE

Three maintenance retainer options to back up your site regularly, install and update plugins and themes and perform malware and security checks. Let’s eliminate your technical headaches and answer all your questions.

Schedule a free consultation call to discuss your content + design needs and brainstorm next steps!

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