Need a Website
Around Your
Unique Content? 

This is your one-stop shop for content strategy & web development for 
nonprofits, arts institutions and creative personal brands.

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

Tekla Szymanski

Amplify your message. Convert site visitors into clients!

Get two FREE strategic content & design guides:

✓ A Call-To-Action That Delivers

✓ Driving Impact with Storytelling

 


Do You Need a Website
Around Your
Unique Content? 

Let’s focus on your story and adapt a design to it.

This is your one-stop shop
for content strategy, web development & site care.
Amplify your message.
Turn site visitors into clients!
Get two FREE strategic guides:
✓ A Call-To-Action That Delivers
✓ Driving Impact with Storytelling

How
Content + Design
Is Different

How Content + Design Is Different

Content + Design LLC was founded by Tekla Szymanski as a one-stop shop for content strategy, web development and site care for content-driven nonprofit and personal websites that have a mission to share or a story to tell and need a flexible design that adapts to their unique content needs.

What sets me apart? Most web developers don’t come from a content-creating background. I do. And I believe every web design project should be driven by a content-first approach.

EDITOR. I focus on quality content and research, not “content creation” for clicks. It is easy to show off the latest buzz in web design, lots of developers do that. But they will also constrain your message.

Get your message out.

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. I value typography, color, balance and aesthetics.

Content-first design. 

DEVELOPER. I respect your site visitors. I always take a content-first approach in my design projects to emphasize your site’s mission, boost your message and support your site’s functionality.

Superior site functionality.

How
Content + Design
Compares

How Content + Design Compares

Content + Design

  • Specializes in nonprofits and creative personal brands
  • Sites built on WordPress, a stable, expanding platform
  • Customized, flexible, unique designs
  • Design, content, maintenance in one place
  • Clear, defined content strategy & content reviews
  • Concise site structure and navigation
  • Professional editorial assistance
  • Content creation, uploading or refreshing
  • Social media strategies and campaigns
  • Search Engine Optimization, Analytics, Structured Data
  • User eXperience (UX) and User Interface (UI) optimized
  • Ongoing website maintenance & security
  • Individualized training & available to answer questions
  • No hidden costs: 3 equal payments
  • You choose your webhost

Wix, Squarespace, Weebly…

  • Do your own content strategy—or hire outside help
  • One-size-fits-all approach to website design
  • Fixed, cookie-cutter templates and website builders
  • Not on WordPress, which powers 40% of all websites
  • Create and edit your own content—or hire outside help
  • Upload content on your own—or hire outside help
  • No site structure or navigation improvement help
  • Some coding required to create a truly unique site
  • No SEO, Google Analytics, Structured Data guidelines
  • Do your own UX or UI—or hire outside help
  • No individualized technical support
  • No ongoing, personalized training
  • Generic instruction manuals
  • Pay up front or annual contracts
  • Tied to one specific webhost

MY MISSION

Clarifying, optimizing and strategizing my clients’ message, their call-to-action or the story they want to tell to better connect with their audience—and then developing a website that adapts to its unique content to convert site visitors into donors, members or clients.

MY MISSION

Clarifying, optimizing and strategizing my clients’ message, their call-to-action or the story they want to tell to better connect with their audience—and then developing a website that adapts to its unique content to convert site visitors into donors, 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
  • “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
content strategy

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

 

Website Care

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
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Website Care

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

Schedule a free consultation call. Discuss your content + design needs, receive a website critique—let's amplify your message!

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Discuss your content + design needs, receive a website critique—let's amplify your message!

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