Serving clients in the greater Chicago area, across the USA and beyond

We support business and non-profit clients across the USA and in a few foreign countries from our home base in the Chicago area with a range of online marketing services but are primarily recognized for the design and development of affordable, world-class, custom-designed websites. Although a small boutique firm, we expand our bandwidth and capabilities as needed, from a network of expert website designers and programmers. As can be expected, the proximity of our Chicago area clients often translates into an even greater level of service and personal attention.

We’ve been creating great websites for close to 20 years

Our company was founded in 2000 as an outsourced email marketing service for (mostly) non-profit performing arts organizations but quickly morphed into doing more things for a broader range of clients. We remain strongly committed and involved in the non-profit sector but with a practice that now includes many small to mid-size businesses. And, although we provide a range of online marketing services, website design and development is our primary focus. It’s our sweet spot and the overwhelming majority of what we do.

Clients love our strategic approach to website development

Our clients get lots more than just technical expertise. We are led by seasoned business pros with decades of experience in both large, corporate environments and small businesses. Founder and CEO, Norman L. Lawrence, Jr. has been involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and was a corporate banker for many years. So, unlike many web design companies, our management knows business and starts every project, however small, with a process to make sure that we understand the priorities and objectives of each client. These discoveries are then combined with broad-based business experience, online marketing knowledge and website development expertise to produce online experiences that are effective, engaging, user-friendly and tailored to the achievement of specific goals.

Great websites for clients large, small and in-between

Our many years of working with small businesses, non-profit organizations and other low budget clients have forced us to find ways to deliver world-class products and services at price points that are affordable by these clients. Our clients can include organizations of any size: local businesses, big companies, community-based non-profits and large social service organizations. Even bootstrapped startups, individual professionals and artists who are looking for a simple and very basic website. As such, we do projects of all sizes; from simple “brochure” websites of just a few pages to elaborate online stores with hundreds of products to complex, custom -coded web applications that are programmed to deliver very specific capabilities. And, although we overwhelmingly focus on WordPress, our team includes people who are also experienced on Joomla, Drupal and other well-known CMS systems as well as e-commerce platforms such as WooCommerce, Bigcommerce, Shopify and Volusion.

Your long-term website partner

We know that your website is an investment in the future of your business and we are belted in and ready to take the ride with you. Many of our clients stay with us for years; starting with a very basic online presence and progressing over time to a sophisticated marketing or e-commerce website with abundant, custom-designed features, complex functions and related online marketing services.