About Endeavor Creative
Creating fabulous websites for exceptional people & livin’ the dream since 2002.
Hi there! I’m Taughnee.
(Sounds like “Tawny”)
In 2002, my job was downsized. I didn’t feel like looking for another one, so I created a company. I don’t know who I thought I was back then, but I took a leap and figured out how to fly.
Now I help other entrepreneurs with unique brand identities and websites that are strategic, beautiful, and focused on customer conversions.
Websites are like employees…
the more you empower them,
the better they perform.
Taughnee’s work on my blog has been stellar. the results speak for themselves: I’m first in organic search and I regularly receive fan mail about the design. She is the best — and the only — blog designer I recommend to others.— Katya Andresen
My Ideal Client
Not to get too hippy-dippy, but I’m happiest when I’m working closely with people who are putting good things into the world; I love being a part of that. But it doesn’t matter if you’re giving inspirational TED talks or selling plumbing supplies, what matters is you care deeply about what you’re doing.
I tend to work mostly with solopreneurs — authors, consultants, artists, thought leaders — and very small (but mighty!) consultancies. I’m at my best when I’m working one-on-one with smart and talented people and making an impact.
(If any of the above describes you, I surely want to work with you!)
Professional & Educational Chops
I have over 15 years of experience as a web and graphic designer.
I studied communications at Purdue University where I graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa.
I continue my education constantly so I’m able to connect the “digital dots” for my clients. I’m currently pursuing a professional certification in conversion optimization from ConversionXL, and I have certifications in social media, search, content marketing and traffic acquisition.
I check my ego at the door, it gets in the way of results. And you must too. We have to get real with one another and give and accept constructive feedback.
I aim to empower. I’m thrilled to show you how to do certain things for yourself rather than rely on a web designer to do them for you.
I’m patient and supportive. If you don’t understand something, I’ll walk you through it.
I’m not looking for design gigs, I’m looking for long term client relationships built on trust, results, and a shared mission.
Taughnee has done a fantastic job redesigning my site twice in recent years. She is always cheerful, deadline oriented, and patient with clients like me who don’t understand the technical details of how websites run. I really love working with Taughnee.— Judy Gruen
When you’re a micro business owner, you need to be sure the people you hire will help you make money
I understand this, because I’m a micro business owner myself.
You know you need a logo, and a website, and a way to attract and convert customers — but it’s not always clear where you should start or where you should invest your time and money.
When you work with me, you’ll get more than just design deliverables, you’ll have an ally for your business. I’ll help you find the best ways to utilize the resources you have to get the best results, and if the things you need aren’t the things I happen to sell, I’ll be the first to tell you.
I have had my own business for 16 years and have never been so satisfied with graphic design work. Taughnee was tremendous to work with. So professional and knowledgeable about her craft and at the same time fun, and intuitive, and focused on my satisfaction. She was able to balance expertise with support of my ideas and guided me perfectly. Hats off to T!— Ellen Faye
I was living in Anchorage, Alaska when I decided to take my side hustle designing websites and turn it into a full-time gig. Not long after in 2004, I started my first blog, and started designing for other bloggers.
I attracted an incredible clientele from all over the world — from thought leaders to popular lifestyle bloggers. I realized I was on to something — my business could be “location independent.”
So I did what any reasonable person would do — I spent a few years living half time in Paris! Because I was able to take my work with me, I was able to enjoy freedom and personal fulfillment I never could have imagined possible in my early days working at a stressful big city ad agency.
Back home in Anchorage, decided I wanted to pursue a “digital nomad” lifestyle — you know, bouncing from Asia to Europe to Polynesia — not a bad plan, right?
But just as I was making other plans for my life, I met an amazing man. As you do. Just one little problem — he lived in Croatia. A few months later I visited his beautiful country, found out he was even more incredible in person, so I moved and I married him.
Our home is in the beautiful countryside — peaceful and beautiful and surrounded by warm and generous neighbors. It wasn’t the life I expected, but it’s the life I always needed. My wanderlust happily demolished by love and simplicity.
Life is good.
Working with Taughnee is one of those experiences I continue to appreciate long after the work was completed.— Glen Klinkhart