Websites that grow audiences for creative and helping professionals.

You’re a creative, helping professional…

…with the skills and talent to do what you do, but you’re so busy doing what you do that your website remains neglected. Or you might not even have a website.

You considered hiring a web designer to build your online presence, but you struggle with where to begin. Or maybe you did hire a designer who made some pretty pages, but you found out quickly that pretty pages aren’t all you need to achieve your goals, so your online presence doesn’t reflect you or attract the people you want to work with you.

This is where I can help. I’m Rachel Thompson. I help creative and helping professionals—in individual endeavours or within organizations—build branding and websites that help them grow.

Some of the organizations and projects I’ve worked with in fifteen years of freelancing are The Canadian Women’s Health Network, The Sex Now Survey, Mancount, MediaAction, Schema Magazine, Room, countless creative entrepreneurs, and many university research and arts programs.

Meghan Bell“Since the website redesign, single issue sales of the current issue have increased by three times; three months after relaunching, we had a 35% increase in people reading our content on our site (one of our top redesign goals)—and a whopping 90% more people reading our content on mobile devices.”

—Meghan Bell, Publisher, Room Magazine

Nicki Kahnamoui“Rachel Thompson is creative, organized, and clear in both her communication with me and the designs she made for us.”

—Nikki Kahnamoui, Communications Manager, CMMT

Elana Sures“Rachel broke things down for me and provided a very clear and encouraging rationale for the approaches she was recommending. I left the meeting with a very concrete action plan.”

—Elana Sures, Registered Clinical Counsellor, after her Action-Oriented Consultation.

Three ways to work with me

  • A Full Custom Website

    A website tailor-made for your business or organization. I’ll guide you through
    a strategy plan, create a custom design, and help with content. I’ll develop the site using WordPress or Drupal, so you and your team can easily update it. You’ll get training, and measurement reports to track what strategies are working.

  • Website Kick Start

    Two weeks. One kick-started website that fits you. I provide a personal brand assessment, text-based logo and variations, custom fonts, colours and textures, one-round of copy-editing, a mobile responsive website design using SquareSpace, and a live training to teach you how to add content and create great marketing materials.

  • 50-minute Consult

    An action-oriented 50-minute consultation to review your current site or site plans, discuss your branding options, and brainstorm on brand ideas. In the session, we’ll cover your measurable goals (how to track these), and you’ll go away with a concrete set of actions you can take to improve your current site or create a great new website.

Grab my Getting Started Guide for more details: