Hey there! My name is Marc and I design & build compelling websites that turn traffic into customers.

If you are (1) experiencing a conversion issue on your site, or (2) think that visitors are leaving prematurely and you want to stop that, then let’s talk.

Having done this for about 5 years now, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t — I’d love to put that experience to work for you.

Here’s my portfolio: https://kilobytestudios.org/

Past Work

You can find the full list of my projects, as well as case studies on the exact steps we took to get them there on my website.

Here’s a few of my favorites…

BizNews (Membership Site, GeneratePress): https://www.biznews.com/

BizNews wanted to dramatically simplify their site to improve the viewing experience for their customers, and make it more likely that they sign up for their premium offering.

Case Study: https://kilobytestudios.org/portfolio/biznews

Cointree (Digital Currency Trading, Bootstrap 4)

Cointree needed a modern, simplified experience to position itself as a leader in the digital currency space.

BrunchRoulette (Web App, VueJS): https://brunchroulette.com

BrunchRoulette is a way to take the stress away from choosing a Sunday brunch spot by randomly choosing a 4-star restaurant within 5 miles of your location, and navigating you there.

Climbpal (Web App, Nuxt.js): http://climbpal.com/

I’m building an application that will help rock climbers find outdoor climbing routes! Here’s the experience I’m using to market the app.

Case Study: https://kilobytestudios.org/portfolio/climb-pal/

Ariel Bloomer
Ariel Bloomer (Book Launch, Speaking Engagements): https://arielbloomer.com/

Ariel wanted a beautiful website that she could use to bolster her relationship with her fans. This was quite an interesting project as the site doubles as a community blog and an eCommerce store.

East By Nest
East By Nest

A service that helps people move to Shanghai from the West. The site was built as simple as possible with conversions in mind.

The WIPE Diseases Foundation
The WIPE Diseases Foundation: https://wipediseases.org/

Sandra was struggling to communicate her message to the world through her web presence. I stepped in and helped to refocus her branding and tidied up her web presence to make that message clear as day.

Wallingford Law
Wallingford Law: https://www.wallingfordlaw.com/

Nick was tired of his firms dated web presence and wanted to appeal to a new generation of internet browsers.

Case Study: https://kilobytestudios.org/portfolio/wallingford-law/

Darden's Delights
Darden’s Delights: https://www.dardensdelights.com

David and Betsy glass needed a modern & intuitive web experience for their local pie store that made sense for their demographic.

Case Study: https://kilobytestudios.org/portfolio/dardens-delights

My Secret Sauce

You can rest assured knowing that I have a tried and true 3-step process from getting you from “my site is giving me problems” to “my site is an asset for my business”…

  1. Discovery: I’ll immerse myself in your business to get a detailed understanding of the context surrounding your project.
  2. Design: I’ll design your site visually, and get it in front of real people to ensure that the experience is simple and user-friendly.
  3. Development: I’ll build and test your site on most modern web and mobile browsers, then deploy it for you.

You can learn more about my process (now with videos!) on my website.

My Ideal Project

If I haven’t said this enough already, I specialize exclusively in designing and building sites that turn traffic into customers.

Typically, this includes…

  • Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) projects.
  • Projects that require completely custom theme development.
  • Sometimes PSD to WordPress, if you are open to feedback on the design.
  • Any project that requires that we build site designs & wireframes.
  • Projects for companies that have complicated sales-cycles, or a multi-sided customer base.

My design style leans on building clean & simple experiences that remove the hoops your customers have to jump through to start doing business with you.

What makes me unique?

Here’s 3 strengths of mine that set me apart:

  1. I don’t prescribe solutions until I fully understand the problem. Sometimes this takes a few days, sometimes weeks. Nonetheless, it has to be done and it’s shocking to me that this is omitted so often.
  2. Radical honesty — I won’t shy away from having frank and meaningful conversations about the problems you’re facing.
  3. I’ve been using the internet since I was a toddler, so I bring an uncanny sense of clarity and nuance to the table that’s hard to find elsewhere.

In a nutshell, every pixel we build together will be aligned with specific business goals that we’ll define together, which I’ll extract after obtaining a deep understanding of the problem you’re facing through really deep and honest conversations.

My main weakness: I’m a hopeless neurotic when it comes to details. Although this helps me criticize my own work, oftentimes I can overcomplicate otherwise simple solutions.

I’m also allergic to gluten.

Other Questions?

Check out my faq here for the answers to the most commonly-asked questions.


Customer reviews

Marc McDougall 2019-04-11T19:55:34Z 5
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Marc was thoughtful, well spoken and considerate in listening to our challenge and offering a potential solution to moving forward. I would highly recommend Marc to anyone needing assistance with their project.

Jake Lester
Marc McDougall 2018-03-28T19:21:22Z 5
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Marc is a real professional. Did the research and investigative work that was needed to deliver a great solution. He presented his ideas clearly, not only in his design work, but also in written and video communication. I appreciate working with people like Marc who are detail oriented and highly skilled. Will gladly work with again!

Matt Horwitz
Marc McDougall 2017-10-06T13:38:35Z 5
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Marc is outstanding. Highly organized and effective. He is a clear and direct communicator, easy to share ideas with and brainstorm best approaches to the project. Many times throughout this project, he went above and beyond to ensure that we were on the same page and project the objectives were clear. I appreciated his willingness to schedule check-in phone calls to track progress and discuss more complicated issues. He was very comfortable and confident when making recommendations to improve the user experience on my site - always having the customer needs top of mind. I highly recommend Marc and look forward to hiring him again for my next project.

Katie Pulsifer
Marc McDougall 2019-09-26T13:15:00Z 5
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Lindsay Hunter
Marc McDougall 2019-08-22T21:31:18Z 5
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It was a pleasure working with Marc. What sets Marc apart from the rest is his thoroughness to learn and understand what is best for your business. He is an asset to any project you work on together. Looking forward to doing more work in the future.

Adam Herbert
Marc McDougall 2019-08-16T15:27:04Z 4
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Jarek Nowyj
Marc McDougall 2019-07-16T11:03:44Z 5
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Christian Dickman
Marc McDougall 2019-04-30T19:25:37Z 5
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Eric Blevins
Marc McDougall 2019-04-15T17:18:52Z 4
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Alec Beglarian
Marc McDougall 2019-04-04T17:59:18Z 5
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Oscar Boleman
Marc McDougall 2019-04-02T19:24:38Z 5
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Marc asked some great questions and took the time to listen to our needs and provide thoughtful, actionable feedback. Thanks again.

Donald Bucolo
Marc McDougall 2019-03-26T13:09:12Z 5
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Marc is an incredibly thorough, thoughtful individual with a carefully crafted process for getting results.

Megan Lanouette
Marc McDougall 2019-02-20T04:13:14Z 5
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Easily scheduled and responsive to short timeline.

Melissa Mecham
Marc McDougall 2019-02-19T16:46:49Z 5
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Shawna Cooley
Marc McDougall 2019-02-10T17:03:45Z 5
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Working with Marc is a pleasure. He is very skilled at what he does, an excellent communicator, and extremely organized. A straight up professional! Thank you :)

Matt Horwitz