What Our Clients Say ...

Our clients recommend us for many different reasons: expertise, timeliness, affordability, ease of working with our team, and more. We’re humbled and grateful for our clients, and we know the feeling is mutual!

Our old website was clunky, not user-friendly, and didn’t look like a school! Design TLC understood our vision, designed a beautiful new website to clearly display our services, and streamlined our contact forms process. Tara was very easy to collaborate with and understood our vision. With each edit and suggestion we posed, she and her team really came through.

We love the new website and we’ve received great feedback!

Morgana Finney,

The Foundation Schools

Tara’s knowledge of independent schools gives her a true advantage over other possible partners. She understands all of the unique components of a school website, including enrollment management and the specific needs associated with our admissions funnel, alumni relations and engagement, fundraising, event management, athletics, auxiliary programming, and much more.

Tara and the entire Design TLC team are a true pleasure to work with. They are highly experienced, well-organized, and were very responsive to our needs. We are so pleased with our new website. It’s beautiful, contemporary, and provides a great user experience. The back end is quite intuitive, allowing for easy updates.

Tara is a true expert in WordPress sites and guided us in the many decisions we needed to make to arrive at an end product that we are delighted with. She collaborated with our partners for seamless integration with our digital marketing services, funnel management, and Blackbaud SIS so that all of the pieces of our new site work perfectly together.

We could not be happier with our experience and highly recommend Tara and the entire Design TLC for your new website project.

Barb Doyle,

Renbrook School

“Design TLC started working with The Sycamore School before the school had even been up and running. Tara helped design our logo and our branding and she helped us get our website up and running. She did a good job of strategizing with us on how to organize the website so it would be helpful and easy to use for parents and others who are interested in learning more about the school. Tara and her team are incredibly responsive, very easy to work with, and always welcoming and pleasant. It really has been a joy to work with them over the years.”

Karyn Ewart, The Sycamore School,

The Sycamore School

Thanks again for helping to get us up and running with this – we have a lot more control and flexibility now compared to our old site, so that is really great!

Alia Goodyear,

Washington Waldorf School

Beautiful work, damn, you all are GOOD!!! Thank you for posting so early, the Trot will ROCK again with the first official 5K in three years!!

Mark Reilly,

Arlington Turkey Trot

“Tara is an absolute wizard. This is my second time working with her on a website. Beyond her vision and understanding of architecture and design — which are considerable — she brings the highest standards of professionalism to every element of every project. She delivers beautiful sites not just on schedule, but ahead of schedule. Furthermore, she has a particularly sharp understanding of the architecture of school websites. Tara also works well with writers and photographers in creating websites that are logical to navigate and gorgeous to look at. You can’t go wrong with Tara and Design TLC!”

Karen O’Connor Floman,

Grace Episcopal Day School

“Tara and her team are true professionals. Tara’s communication and consistent feedback were second to none. We were treated with respect and kindness, even when tasks felt overwhelming. Tara does not settle for anything but the best. I highly recommend Design TLC. Excellent service, communication, and overall professionalism.”

Jennifer Disch,

Engage The Brain

“We had a great experience working with Tara and her team, and I highly recommend them. We’ve received so many compliments about our site since we launched, and the new look and feel of the site is like a breath of fresh air! They are pleasant and professional, reasonably priced, highly capable and organized, and did a great job of listening to our needs and interpreting that into a user-friendly design that’s also visually pleasing. Britepaths hired Design TLC to implement a complete website redesign as we moved to WordPress from a different platform. The work also involved coordinating with our contractors who were migrating our complex database system to WordPress.They also built in features and have given us tips to improve our search engine optimization, and added accessibility features to help us open up our information and services to more community members. Thank you, Tara and Team!”

Heather Webb,


“A big shout-out to Tara Claeys from Design TLC, LLC. My personal person of the year! She reconstructed our website in 2022. The thoughtfulness that went into every aspect was incredible. Thank you, Tara!”

Trevor Waddington,

Truth Tree School Consulting

“Tara and Design TLC were professional and flexible. When we needed to make changes or if we wanted further designs, they were very responsive. They understood the message we wanted to convey and the design reflected that. We received such a high quality website for a great price. We would never have been able to do that with any other provider. Thank you, Design TLC, for taking care of little schools!”

Nicole Stone,

Christ Episcopal School

“Redesigning or even refreshing a website is never easy. So much goes into the process. Tara and Design TLC made it so easy to work through the process. One of my favorite aspects was the pushback. They didn’t just kowtow to what we wanted because they knew it wouldn’t provide users with the right experience.

Overall, the site is incredible, but what’s even better is the passion and expertise that was consistent from start to finish.”

Trevor Waddington,

Truth Tree School Consulting

Tara is amazing! She came to our project highly recommended by other nonprofits and small businesses in Arlington and now I am a huge fan too. Her tremendous creativity and technical skills are paired with a kind and competent management philosophy. Tara completely redid our website, our branding, including a new logo, revamped our membership tracking, and helped us figure out some volunteer management solutions. Everything works seamlessly, and the entire process was enjoyable. And since she manages our website now, we get to keep working with her. Don’t hesitate to hire Design TLC to design/redesign your website, it will be one of your best business decisions.”

Kelly Fado,

Friends of the Arlington Public Library

“Redesigning a company website is a big, scary behemoth project and Tara made it feel easy. We are thrilled with the final product. Her unbelievable depth of expertise also helped us sleep well at night knowing it was built ‘correctly!’ “

Liz Yee,

Truth Tree School Consulting

“We loved working with Tara for our website redesign! Communication was a breeze, her outline and proposal of work was clean and concise, and the work that her team delivered was exactly what we expected and needed to create a new look and flow.  Our increase in business definitely shows from her hard work and dedication to our website.”

Katie Raguindin,

Tiny Chefs

“Hot Dang!!! It looks great!! I am blown away. After all our trial and efforts, this seems too easy … the way it should be… OMG !!!”

Capitol Skating Fund,

“We have worked for ten 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 Cawley,

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

“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.

The schedule and process helped keep us on our toes!

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Tara is so organized AND she is also so creative!


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Christ Episcopal School

Janet Gerber,

Christ Episcopal School

Karyn Ewart,

Tom Dolan,

Tom Dolan Swim School