me-smallerStrategy, Design & Empowerment

Your business means everything to you, so you need a designer who’ll do more  than a gig for quick cash. You need clarity about your brand, and confidence using your website to book clients. My process is all about empowerment.

Hi, I’m Taughnee (sounds like “Tawny”). I don’t pull punches and I don’t peddle promises. Just smart, strategic, supportive guidance and fabulous, uniquely-you visual branding and web design.

“Taughnee made the design process fun!”
— Julie Szabo, Partner, Capulet Communications

“Design doesn’t come in a better package.”
— Alia McKee, Principal, Sea Change Strategies

“Her process is respectful and inspiring…”
— Mia Oxley, Conflict Consultant


Many people confuse decoration with design. One of them causes short-term delight followed by long-term disappointment: “It’s gorgeous! … Why isn’t anyone booking my services?”

The other improves your business through strategy, resulting in higher conversions when executed well.


If you want to stand out in a sea of sameness, forget about trendy fonts and copying what everyone else is doing… “me-too” brands just get lost in the noise.

We start by getting to the heart and soul of what makes you you.

When design follows clarity, it gets noticed and remembered by the people who matter. 


Ever worry there’s so much to learn you’ll never catch up? 


You’ll get the answers to questions you may feel a little silly asking right now, and patient, supportive guidance to launch your business with confidence.

Web Design Portfolio

Web Design

Web strategy, design, and empowerment.

Logo Design Portfolio

Identity & Branding

Hand-crafted logo design and brand identity systems.

Digital Design Portfolio

Digital Design

Strengthening your brand through consistency.

Recent Articles…

The Business Costs of Poor Visual Branding

Do you need award-winning, professional design in order to have a successful brand? Well, it sure doesn’t hurt, but no. But if your visual branding is bad, it’s probably costing you money. I would never tell a business owner they need to spend a lot of...

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Tools for an Empowered Website

If you’re planning to build your own website, it’s important to make smart decisions from the get-go. When I build websites for clients, I use tools I know they can master with a bit of training without pulling their hair out. These are the tools I...

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