Web design & branding is a journey

I'll be your guide, helping you to explore what makes you & your business unique

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Hi, I'm Sharon

I love to help heart-centered creative entrepreneurs — just like you — by creating a customized Squarespace website that fits you and your brand like a glove.


About Sharon  |  The  Squarespace Web Designer Behind The Qurious Effect

As a fellow entrepreneur I'm right there with you and all the things you need to do. Between client work, blogging, social media strategy and trying to find a work/life balance, it's easy to end up spending too much time on things that are outside your genius zone. Leaving you overwhelmed and maybe even wondering why you wanted to work for yourself in the first place…


Working with me on your brand and Squarespace website will not only be fun and enjoyable, it will also help you get back to what you do best, making a positive impact on your client's lives.

I will listen deeply to what you want and need your website to do and I'll help you to express your business visually through your website. However, I'm not just here to create a pretty site - I will ensure it functions well and I'll walk you through the training to learn how to maintain it yourself. After all, the last thing you want is to be left with a site that's beautiful but you're scared to touch in case you break it…

I'm inspired by working with other women who run their own creative businesses and who want more independence than the conventional 9-5 can offer. My drivers are freedom, curiosity and creativity - and running my own web design business allows me to combine all three beautifully.

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Before working with Sharon, we had outdated branding and a website that no longer represented our growing business. We had a good sense of the story we wanted to tell but we just didn’t know how to articulate it. Working with Sharon, we were able to accomplish all our goals!


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By nature,
I'm a curious


When I was a small child, my grandfather would prepare for my visits by hiding m&m's in various places around his home and when I arrived, I would dash inside to find them. After finding (and eating) all the m&m's, I got to listen to him tell me stories – the man could tell a story!

These traits have stayed with me my whole life, I love to explore and I love to listen. And they're qualities that are very important to my work as a graphic designer. I listen to your story and explore what makes you unique. Letting your story come alive within my mind, I develop brand concepts that will make you shout – "yes, that's me!". Then we'll collaborate, bringing all the elements together, creating an authentic brand identity and Squarespace website that attracts your ideal clients.

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Fun tidbits about me

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On a more professional note...

Authentic branding and Squarespace websites with powerful impact is what The Qurious Effect is all about. I've been a graphic designer for 12 years, a business owner for 10 years and worked with many nonprofits and small businesses to help bring their brands to life.

Along the way I've worked with the Aspen Institute, the Bezos Family Foundation, 5Point Film Festival and hundreds of other clients.

When I'm not working one-on-one with clients, I write blog posts that help my fellow creative entrepreneurs and continue to draw, paint and create – and to invest in my design and business skills, while staying on top of industry trends.



If you're ready to find out more about how we might work together, and to see whether we're a good fit, just click the button below to set up your free call with me.




Click over to my portfolio and have a look around.



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