Hi, I’m Theresa!
I'm a professional Squarespace Web designer working from my home studio in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
I specialize in creating beautiful websites and visual identities for entrepreneurs who want to concentrate on their own work and leave the tech and design side in my capable hands.
I know how tough it is to run a business without adding a DIY website to your plate. I started TC Design Studio to help creative and small business owners like yourself alleviate your online presence without the web design struggles.
After working with some inspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve found my purpose, not only in creating personal, beautiful designs that are tailored to each client, but also in educating them with the right tools, guidance, and direction. This means each client walks away with confidence in their ability to manage their website.
What you can expect
When we work together, you can expect a personal, one-on-one approach that allows me to understand your needs and includes a specific timeframe to keep us right on track. You can have faith that I will be your one point of contact during our whole design process. I won't hand you off to an assistant, I will take care of every last detail personally. I want the best for you and I’ll be here to support you each step of the way.
What makes me different from other web designers?
I’m really patient and am happy to listen to every last one of your concerns and challenges. I will hold your hand through every step of the design decision-making process. I’ll take time to address any challenges in a way that makes sense to you, so that you feel in safe hands with me. And no tech problem is too small or too silly for you to raise with me.
I offer exceptional follow-on care for all of my clients. If you just need a quick change, I can go in and make it for you for free. If it’s something a bit more complicated, I have an accessible hourly rate to make updates or create extra pages for you.
My parents brought me to the US from Africa for a higher education when I was 16 years old. After three short days together, they left to return home and I was completely on my own, in a new country, on a different continent and in a very different culture. The familiar world as I knew it for the last 16 years of my life had completely changed! How was I going to make it?
I spent the first year having to figure absolutely everything out for myself. What I learned was that I'm a fighter - you can put me in any situation and I'll be able to pull myself out of it. I learned that it's always possible to find a way to survive, even if the odds are stacked against you.
What I've carried over from this life changing experience into how I run my business, is an understanding that relationships are key - if you can build good relationships, you can work your way through anything. And I'm incredibly persistent - if you need your Squarespace site to function in a particular way, I will keep going until I find a way to make that happen.
My Core Values…
I understand your struggles, worries, and hesitations as a new business owner. I want to make this easier for you. Have faith in the fact that I believe in you and I will listen to anything you have to say throughout our time working together.
My goal is not to tell you what to do. You are the expert on your business and business needs. I want to partner with you to create a beautiful finished product you'll love.
More than anything, I pride myself on the patience I have to listen to what a client’s needs are. That is why I will provide you with a personalized, one-on-one experience. I want to enjoy this project as much as you!
Communication is very important and I will be sure to make this project completely enjoyable for you. You will be 100% involved and I invite you to share your feedback and opinions throughout.
A few personal notes...
I love to travel around the US and abroad. After going on a girls' trip to Brazil, I totally fell in love with the place. I love to spend time at the beach with my family.
If I’m not designing, you can usually find me watching an interior design show on HGTV (Home & Garden Television) looking for ideas to spruce up my home. I love to play with my girls and walk my dog, Ella.
Some other things I like to do are going out shopping, reading a book in my reading nook and loving on my kids.