Hi, there!! I’m Lorenda and I take people and businesses from “website wishing to website winning” with my Squarespace website designing super skills.  I’m also an elementary school teacher.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, (the trees in the picture at the top of this page) whose (un)official slogan is “Keep Portland Weird.”  It’s only fitting that I am a little more offbeat than most.  I’m the oddball friend/aunt/coworker that:

Portland skyline

Portland skyline

  • doesn’t care for coffee, whipped cream, OR chocolate.  

  • binge-watches documentaries

  • doesn’t get people that stand because they’ve been “sitting too long.”  (Was sitting difficult? Did it tire them out?) To me, that’s like saying, “I’ve been breathing too long.”

However, my creative-type friends consider me pretty tame.  I suppose that it’s the elementary school teacher in me.


A few years ago, I decided that I wanted a blog.  I spent, literally, hundreds of hours cobbling together a site that I liked okay.  For that much time effort and money, though, I wanted a wowzer website!

Then, I heard about Squarespace, and (do you hear the angelic singing?)... whoa!  I fell in love. Here was a platform that allowed me to get the gorgeous blog I wanted without all the tech know-how!  I was curious and I invested the time and work to learn custom coding and design tricks to really customize Squarespace sites.  

At the same time, I began to realize that what I thought I wanted to blog about wasn’t really a “passion,” it was more of a passing phase.


What did get me excited though was creating beautiful, modern, fully-functional websites for people like myself - pursuing their passion. Whether it’s your full-time day job or what you pursue in the wee hours after your “real” job. The right website is a powerful tool to help turn that passion project or small-biz into the big time, totally legit business you’ve always dreamed of.

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I know what it’s like to be a small business and to build a site that converts visitors to clients.  I want to bring my years of learning and passion to your site. To show your passion, your style, and your brand in the best possible way to grow your business.

Are you ready to skip your own years of trial and error and finally find success? Use my years of falling  down and getting back up again, instead. (Come on, take them, I am soooo over them.) Take the step and let me help bring your business to a new level of success.