Just wanted to take a second and offer up a few “kind words” with regard to my experience working with Mary…As much as I wanted to rely on “word of mouth” advertising, the time came that I could no longer ignore the fact that I would need a website if I were to grow my business consistent with my vision.
I am a self proclaimed computer illiterate, so saying the thought of this next step was overwhelming, would be a bit of an understatement …enter Mary! From day one, I couldn’t help but notice Mary’s remarkable ability to not only listen, but decipher and put into action everything necessary to build a website consistent with the picture I had in mind, but at times felt inadequate in expressing. She has taken me by the hand and steadily walked me through this process turning something that felt overwhelming and daunting into a creative and dare I say, fun process.
Thank you Mary Finlayson, for helping to make this vision a reality for me!
Owner, Inner Leadership Coaching
I am a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to technology and have dreamt for years of having a website for my Holistic Health and Wellness business. Mary Finlayson made that dream come true.
With patience and understanding Mary took me step by step through the process of creating a successful website. Like a true artist she wove the concepts I visualized and the message I wanted to convey into a beautiful tapestry of color and form. I am grateful for her insight and intuitive abilities. Her hard work and heartfelt professionalism far exceeded my expectations.
Thank you for taking my vision and making this happen.
Mary appeared at just the right time for me. My site needed substantial updates and I was struggling to make sense of a complicated dashboard. In our work together, Mary was acutely aware of my business needs and my limited technical capabilities. She offered up simple ideas and asked great questions that sparked new ideas.
Mary's customer focus is so strong that she actually rebuilt the existing website after the original template was corrupted! And we actually had fun playing with new ways of presenting content! I highly recommend Mary as a trusted IT business advisor.
I published my first book, Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement in 2011. Mary Finlayson worked with me to add functionality and tools to my site that has helped me build a web presence. As a result, I have been able to increase my reader community and keep them up to date on the latest information related to retirement. More recently, I had the pleasure of working again with Mary to design and launch People Tested Media website.
I'd recommend Mary to any one who is seeking a professional who not only understands web design but knows how to make your business look its best and provide a web "entry way" that will reach your target audience. The other benefit of working with Mary is that she is personable and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet!
Owner, People Tested Media
I found Mary Finlayson through the grapevine and I'm very glad I did. I wanted a website to get more exposure to potential clients and to have a platform for communication with others who share my interest in my work. Mary clearly knew what she was doing and she did not inundate me with a barrage of technical terminology to prove it; she just listened to my concerns and delivered the goods. Where there were gaps in my ideas of what I needed in my site, she made nuanced contributions to the content.
Mary kept me informed of what she was doing and always incorporated my updates of what I wanted in my website while gently steering me toward what would work best. The whole process felt like a collaboration that has resulted not only in a website that I am very satisfied with, but also in an immense jump in my confidence in using the internet technology, for which I will be eternally grateful.
Math Tutor of NYC
Mary recently updated our website taking it from outdated to a well-designed site that is intuitive and easy to navigate. She is extremely detail-oriented and a great project manager, and does a fantastic job of following up and making sure that the project gets done. Mary is also a superb listener and really paid attention to the design elements and site functionality that was important to us and did an excellent job of incorporating what we requested. I would most definitely work with Mary on a web design again.
GEM Research Solutions
I have worked with Mary on the development of two web sites for local non-profit organizations. Mary worked closely with me, and others from the organizations, to develop and deploy the sites in a very cost-effective, timely manner.
Mary's work ethic is exceptional - she works closely with her clients to ensure that the results match the expectations and needs. She is extremely organized, thorough, and timely with regard to all aspects of the project, and the resulting sites have received numerous compliments from our users.
As a non-profit organization, Mary was able to quickly and easily help us design a website that met all of our needs while keeping our budget in mind. Mary walked us through the entire process from the initial structural design through the adding of content, and final design review, and was always open to questions or changes along the way as she built our site. She also provided instruction and tutorials when the site went live in order to allow us to easily manage the site in the future.
Thank you for the professional and enjoyable experience!