We help you plan, design and develop a website that makes you happy.




Design TLC takes a strategic approach to online marketing. We believe your website is an integral part of your branding and can be a key to reaching your business goals.

We are creative problem solvers who love a challenge and who work to exceed your expectations. As your partner, we really care about you and want to help you succeed.


We are small. This means you get special, focused, responsive attention to your project. This means we pay attention to what you want, while also paying attention to what you NEED to have a successful website that you love. We love to make our clients happy with the service we provide and the result that we deliver.



First we meet with you to talk about your business, your target market, your goals and past experiences. This helps us get to know you and come up with a comprehensive plan for your website that will help ensure its success.


After we have a plan, Design TLC helps you create the content for your website to ensure it is communicates your message and helps you get found on the internet. We then incorporate this content into a design that fits your brand.


We create a custom theme for WordPress which is built for speed, security and search engine optimization. We can teach you how to update your website and follow up with testing to make sure your website is performing well.


Castle Goods Website

Castle Goods.

Castle Goods had a website that was built with their hosting company's website builder. It was not built for e-commerce and did not have a design that matched the quality of their products. Design TLC created an e-commerce site that is designed to sell products that have a lot of customization and personalization.

Dogfish Head Alehouse website

Dogfish Head Alehouse.

Dogfish Head Alehouse has 3 locations in the Washington, DC area. They had a website that offered limited design and editing options, and was hard to work with. Design TLC created a WordPress website that advertises their many events, and communicates that character of the brand.


When you create a new website, your relationship with your website designer and developer is important. Tara takes her relationship with all of her clients very seriously. In addition to becoming part of the team, Tara also considers her clients to be her friends.

An expert problem solver, Tara is super responsive and easy to work with. She has a marketing background, combined with design and website coding expertise. She listens to you, to learn what you have in mind for your identity, and takes care to create an image that fits your brand personality while also helping to achieve your marketing goals.

Tara Claeys


We have worked for over two years with Tara. She works with us like she has a stake in our business ... responding sometimes within minutes. She understands our business and branding and gives us creative and professional work which our guests love. On the technical front, Tara has completely revamped our website and upgraded our internal and external communications.  We have over a dozen different ways to talk with our guests through social media and she has helped us improve all of them and has added some we didn't even think of. We consider her part of our team."

Joe Hospital

Dogfish Head Alehouse

I am absolutely thrilled with the website that Tara created for me! She immediately "got" me and the ideal client that I was trying to attract and relate to. In fact a new client found me via my website and she said my site looked "elegant and inviting, I felt I got your personality right away." I can't think of a better way to describe it myself! Even better, as I am a technophobe, Tara suggested things I would not be aware of, such as SEO set up and automating my backup, updates and scans. It is wonderful to have that all taken care of for me! Thanks, Tara!

C. Lee Calwey

Simplify You

I have worked with Tara for many many years. First as a graphic designer designing our company logo, letterhead, business cards and brochures. Then as businesses moved into the 21st century Tara began website design and was, always has been and continues to be helping me keep my business up to date with the latest technology! This has freed me to pay attention to client care and staff supervision and training which is the most important aspect of my job.

Tara is helpful prompt and professional. I have always felt that my graphic and website management needs were met with the highest standards. I wholeheartedly recommend TLC, you will wonder why you waited so long!

Myania Moses

Myania Moses & Associates

"You rock! And your instructions were awesome!"

Susan Anderson

Carla for Treasurer Campaign

I have recommended Tara to several clients and colleagues, because I know they will get a quality, clean and user friendly new website (or update) in the shortest possible time for a fair price. Tara is experienced, fast and so responsive, I've now hired her again to redo my own site!

Karen Bate

KB Concepts P.R.



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