Your story, in web design + words.

I’m Michelle Wuesthoff

Storytelling + You

I specialize in brand storytelling for web design and writing. But what does that mean, exactly? How is it relevant to you?

As individuals and organizations, we all have a story to tell. But who we are is more than just a collection of facts — it’s our identity, our essence, our values, and our perspective. Storytelling allows others to connect with who we are and invites them into a relationship with us, whether it’s as consumers of our products and services or as readers, allies, or followers.

We can use words, media, and even design as channels to tell our stories. They can evoke feelings and leave impressions that last far beyond the initial encounter. Storytelling builds trust, fosters loyalty, and is a powerful marketing tool. Through content creation and custom website design, I can help you tell your story effectively.

 a Custom website + words designed with you in mind

Meráki is a Greek word that means to put your heart and soul into what you do, and it really is how I approach all of my work. My goal is to deliver you a product that is functional and beautiful but also looks, feels, and sounds like YOU.

Whether you are looking for a brand new site or to update your existing one, I will help you achieve the look and feel you want with stunning images, beautiful graphics and fonts, and mobile responsive pages.

If you need great content for your website or blog, I will write expertly crafted content that engages your audience and effectively communicates your voice, values, and message.

Meráki is a Greek word that means to put your heart and soul into what you do, and it really is how I approach all of my work. My goal is to deliver you a product that is functional and beautiful, but also looks, feels, and sounds like YOU.

 Whether you are looking for a brand new site or to update your existing one, I will help you achieve the look and feel you want with stunning images, beautiful graphics and fonts, and mobile responsive pages.

If you need great content for your website or blog, I will write expertly crafted content that engages your audience and effectively communicates your voice, values, and message.

My Services

custom Website Design

 I combine my technical knowledge with my background in art and knack for storytelling to create stunning websites that visually communicate your identity and message.

Content creation

I am an experienced writer and published author, adept at writing engaging web content and blogs that sound like you.

Why Hire a Writer?

Improve Your Site's Readership

Visitors stay longer and come back for more when you provide fresh, engaging content on your website. I make sure your site’s content is relevant, helpful, and targeted specifically to the audience you want to attract.

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Showcase Your Quality

Nothing says “unprofessional” like content with poor grammar, misspellings, or bad form. As a professional writer, I have an excellent command of language, grammar, spelling, and composition. I am also skilled in writing copy that engages, persuades, and converts.

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Optimize your site for seo

Search engines favor websites that provide regularly updated content – especially content that is optimized with the kind of keywords your audience is searching for. I research what those are and incorporate them seamlessly into blog posts, copy, and website content.

Make Your Brand Consistent

Your voice, your values, and your purpose need to be consistent across all of your content and platforms so your audience will know without a doubt who you are and how you stand out from your competition. I am a skilled communicator and can write in your unique voice and language in a way that is authentic and recognizable. 

Writing Examples

Interested in viewing more of my portfolio?

How much does a website cost?

It really depends on what you need. A personal blog isn’t as labor-intensive as a corporate website or an e-commerce site.  Even those have varying degrees of complexity. That’s why a consultation is necessary. However, finding out prices shouldn’t feel cryptic or shady, either. I offer 3 web design packages to suit the needs of most clients. with the ability to add more services at an additional cost.

One thing I can promise you as a designer is that I am approachable. I won’t use a bunch of jargon or assume you understand every term that might come up. I listen carefully and we brainstorm. If you are worried about cost, we can talk about options that will fit into your budget. No judgment, no obligation.

Custom website Features

Wordpress Custom theme

Your site will be outfitted with a stunning, custom WordPress theme with creative layouts, beautiful photos and text, and a compelling user interface. Everything is designed to highlight and make the most of your brand.

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Internal Pages

All internal pages that come with your package will be built with the same care and attention given to the homepage. Design elements, colors, and overall feel will be consistent throughout your website. Pages can easily be added, removed, and customized in the future.

100% Responsive Design

A website must look and function great no matter what size the screen is. Your site will be fully optimized for beautiful, fast-loading mobile and tablet versions, as well as for desktops of varying sizes.

Functionality

Your WordPress site will come pre-loaded with plugins appropriate to your business. Form builders, PayPal buttons, social media sharing tools, event calendars, whatever you need. I will include video training for these if needed.

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Opt-in Forms

Build your database of customers or subscribers with customizable opt-in forms that fit your site’s purpose. I can link them to your email marketing platform – Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Opt-inMonster.

Blog Template Set-up

Whether your website is a blog or you just want blogging capability, I can create a custom blogging template that coordinates with your design. Just upload your photo and copy/paste your text and you’re good to go!

SEO

My standard and premium websites come with basic SEO built right in. With your help, I’ll determine the best keywords and SEO tools you can use to get your site noticed on the web. I’ll also create your site’s open graph image that will appear when you share your link.

Analytics

Standard and premium sites come with Google Analytics and Google Search Console installed and activated so you can track visitors’ profiles and numbers at the click of a button. Customize your settings as you grow to access more data.

original files

At the time we’re ready to launch your site, I’ll upload the original files to any custom fonts, photos, or graphics I’ve used and send them to you via Google Drive. At the end of your build, you own your website and all elements within it.

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Quick Turnaround

When I begin a website build, I aim to get your site up and running as quickly as possible. Depending on the size, complexity of your site, and how fast you provide me content, I can have your site ready for preview in as little as a week.

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Quick Turnaround

When I begin a website build, I aim to get your site up and running as quickly as possible. Depending on the size, complexity of your site, and how fast you provide me content, I can have your site ready for preview in as little as a week.

original files

At the time we’re ready to launch your site, I’ll upload the original files to any custom fonts, photos, or graphics I’ve used and send them to you via Google Drive. At the end of your build, you own your website and all elements within it.

the process

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1. Let's Talk

Send me an email and tell me briefly what you’re looking for, along with your preferred contact method, and I’ll get back to you quickly. Or give me a call! I’m always happy to talk in person. We can setup an in-depth consultation from there.

2. creative collaboration

Once we’ve had our consultation, I’ll design a front page mockup for you to review. When you’re happy with it, I begin building, and we’ll be in touch throughout the process until you are 100% satisfied with the end product!

3. enjoy the final product

Once your custom website is complete, we’ll go over it together, and I’ll provide any necessary training in order to use your site to its fullest. After an agreed-upon final version, you can choose to finish there or we can discuss working together in ongoing projects.

 website examples

Davis Carpentry

Perfect Fit Placement

Coram Deo Recovery

Cozinha de Bento

Simply Serving

New life II

JK Safaris & car hire

Kingdom Connection Ministries

Testimonials

My company, Perfect Fit Placement, engaged the services of Michelle Wuesthoff to provide much needed final corrections and additions to our new website. Michelle was terrific to work with. She quickly grasped what our vision for the site was, diagnosed problem areas and provided excellent changes that added a high degree of professionalism. I am very impressed by her design and technical skills and found her very responsive to work with. I should add that her services are very affordable.

I will not hesitate to use Michelle in the future.
Michael Blais

Vice President, Perfect Fit Placement, Inc.

Michelle Wuesthoff did an amazing job creating our website. From the first in depth phone call to get to know me and our ministry, to the last email – full of tutorials and thorough answers to my questions – she was insightful and professional. Her artistic attention to detail made decisions about design quick and easy. I highly recommend her for any web design project.

Teresah Mason

Director, Kingdom Connections Ministry

Our company is so thrilled with the job that Michelle Wuesthoff has done with our new website.  She has simply gone above and beyond with her skills and creativity.  She is innovative and diligent with the information needed and provided, not to mention incredibly patient in explaining all aspects!

I would recommend her without hesitation and trust her with any website need in the future.
Tara Delveccio

Owner & Operator, Simply Serving, LLC

We came to Meráki and Michelle through a referral. We were looking for a high-quality website. Michelle delivered. She listened to our needs and created a great website for our company. Truly a talent in her field. We will definitely return as we need expansion to our site. Thank you Michelle!

Peter Davis

Owner + Operator, Davis Carpentry, LLC

The zeal to make it perfect, the commitment in delivering the best, and the love for what she does pushes Michelle to do the best for her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough! 100% reliable and on time. She is so kind and understands her client’s needs like no one else I’ve met in this business.

Joseph Kawuki

Owner, JK Safaris & Car Hire, LTD

Our super creative, professional and inspiring friend, blogger, and web designer Michelle Wuesthoff (Meráki Web Creations) You completely blew us away with your answer to our question if you wanted to create our website. An intense approach was the result and we are happy to present the result in 3 languages: Dutch, English & Portuguese with a touch of Creole!
Johan + Hannie Bosua

Owners, Cozinha de Bento

We had the pleasure of using Meráki Web Creations for our business and it’s a great site and I would recommend this to any business small or large to use this company for all your needs. We are very pleased that we are using Meráki.

Pastors Dana + Evelyn Smith

Executive Directors, New Life II

Michelle Wuesthoff

michelle@merakiwebcreations.com

860.539.0614