Great Design Within Reach

MyDesignSpace, Inc is proud to be a 100% female-owned business. We dedicate ourselves to making beautiful websites and graphic designs that come to life and help our clients connect with their audiences.

Great Design Within Reach - our motto represents our commitment to our customers. We currently offer agency quality digital marketing solutions around Chicagoland and Nationwide.

Our services include:

  • Website Design and Website Development
  • Logos, Graphic Design and Illustration
  • SEO and Google Analytics Integration
  • Social Media Branding, Integration and Management
  • Business and Product Photography
  • Visual Display Merchandising and Decorating  
 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Johnsburg, IL
headquarters
  • 3310 Rocky Beach Road
    Johnsburg, IL 60051
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

McHenry Riverwalk Foundation | McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce | Kumbaya Inc | Fox Lake Richmond Spring Grove Area Chamber of Commerce | Alpha Laser Engraving

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Custom Wordpress Development for McHenry Riverwalk Foundation

MyDesignSpace, Inc. was hired to create the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation‘s first website and to expand its online presence. The Foundation‘s overall goal was to grow its audience base of potential donors in order to fund amenities along the newly developed Miller Point.

We designed and developed a WordPress website integrated with GiveWP donation platform and a Facebook events calendar. We also developed new logo

branding which we used to rebrand all the Social Media platforms.

Client Location: McHenry, Illinois in McHenry County

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Custom Wordpress Development for McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce

MyDesignSpace, Inc. built a responsive WordPress website with custom graphics and custom development for the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. We integrated the client‘s ChamberMaster member management web application by creating seamless website templates. We also developed two custom widgets that convert raw event data into a stylized community calendar and upcoming chamber events module.  

Other features included: CSS

styling of the password protected member only information center (MIC); development of custom Uber dropdown menu; embedding videos; setting up a news and knowledge blog; creating an ad serving system to generate additional revenue; training members on benefits of Enhanced Member Listing pages; and integrating Facebook and social media sharing buttons.

Client Location: McHenry, Illinois in McHenry County

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Custom Wordpress Development for Kumbaya, Inc

MyDesignSpace, Inc. designed and developed a responsive WordPress website for Kumbaya, Inc. We created a job postings section, private login for file sharing and investor information, news/press release blog, and social media feeds and sharing buttons.

Client Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California in Los Angeles County

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Custom Wordpress Development for FLRSGAC

MyDesignspace, Inc. designed and developed a responsive WordPress website with custom graphics and custom development for the Fox Lake Richmond Spring Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. We implemented the client‘s ChamberMaster web application. This process included developing website templates, upcoming events modules and a new members module to match the overall look and feel of the site.

Other development included CSS

styling of the password protected member only information center and integration of an enhanced member feature section. We were also able to negotiate a better value for client’s current Authorized.net payment gateway which included a lower percentage rate and free wireless terminals.

Client Location: Fox Lake, Illinois in Lake County

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Custom Wordpress Development for Mobile Accounting, Inc.

MyDesignSpace, Inc designed and developed a simple single page responsive WordPress website for Eric Mason, Owner of Mobile Accounting, Inc. Website features include an integrated Facebook feed, appointment booking calendar, client testimonials and animated infographic feature.

Client Location: Woodstock, Illinois in McHenry County

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Custom Wordpress Development for Rainbow SIG Members of Mensa

MyDesignSpace, Inc.designed and developed a responsive WordPress social networking website with extensive blog capabilities and custom developed Facebook events calendar for the Chicago based chapter of Rainbow SIG Members of Mensa.

Client Location: Chicago, Illinois in Cook County

Reviews

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Web Dev for Chamber of Commerce Organization

“She’s great at graphic design, but the functionalities were even better.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

MyDesignSpace, Inc. developed a website using WordPress and custom CSS for a chamber of commerce organization. They also provided marketing design for brochures, programs, and events.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
McHenry, Illinois
Kay Bates
President, McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By enhancing readability and diagrams, MyDesignSpace, Inc. decreased the partner’s bounce-back rate from 69% to 2%. Site visitors are efficiently finding what they need and viewing more pages for longer amounts of time. They coupled flexibility with anticipation to deliver high-quality solutions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of a chamber of commerce. Chambers of commerce exist in small, medium, and supersized communities. We design websites for member businesses be they manufacturing, staffing, or small, home-based companies. They join us in order to utilize our networking and growth activities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MyDesignSpace, Inc.?

We were looking to redo the chamber website. It was about four years old, and we weren’t really happy with it. We didn’t feel it was interactive enough.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MyDesignSpace, Inc. developed our new website from scratch using WordPress. This was challenging and the database was foreign to our developer. It has custom CSS coding. We were looking to make the site more interactive, sell the chamber, and get people involved.

We didn’t want it to be something that is used once when learning about the chamber for the first time. Rather, we wanted a site that people visited monthly to find out how to get involved at a particular level. It wasn’t meant to be a book that was read one time; it was meant to be a resource to be looked at frequently.

As an example, we created four tiers of membership. Chambers typically base their memberships on the number of employees, but we found that to be archaic. We wanted to base it on different benefits and services that could be provided. Based on what someone wanted, they could adjust their membership level which is not the easiest thing to do on our old site.

There’s a lot of research that our members are doing, and Monique (President, MyDesignSpace, Inc.) made it easy to read with lots of simple diagrams for the different levels. The previous website made it much more difficult for people to find things. We have 28,000–35,000 people who connect with our website every year for one and a half minutes. That’s because we do so many events, which were also added to the website for registration purposes. 

MyDesignSpace, Inc. has also done marketing design for different brochures and programs. We have an annual gala, and Monique did a lot of design for that.

What is the team composition?

We work with Monique and Barbara (Visual Display & Decorating Consulting Expert, MyDesignSpace, Inc.).

How did you come to work with MyDesignSpace, Inc.?

Monique was working in New York, but she decided to come back and start a new firm. She was looking for places to network, and we’re very much out there. She found us and joined the chamber.

How much have you invested with them?

We got the value of $30,000 website for $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The website project ran between December 2018–February 2019. We do call her if we have something a bit more serious that requires coding.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

One of the things that really stands out is our bounce-back rate, which was 69% before the new website, and is now 2%. That’s a huge thing for us. People are finding what they need on the site. The amount of time spent on the site is longer, and users visit more pages.

There’s an easy site map. Monique set up redundancies for different pages for user-friendliness. Everything is being used the way we hoped it would be. Monique is incredible, that’s all I can say. The design allows someone who’s nonproficient with coding to make changes easily.

Barbara is a phenomenal designer, and we’ve utilized her skills to develop packages and baskets for auctions. That has raised our return by 20%.

How did MyDesignSpace, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent. Monique may have used project management software, but nothing that she discussed with me. We frequently sat down and did a lot of pen and paper drawings of what we wanted the site to look like. She was very flexible with our lack of knowledge and handled all aspects of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

She was good at anticipating what came next. We worked well together. I’d come up with an idea, and she’d tell me what she needed to do in order for it to happen. Monique researched it and determined if it was possible before I made any decisions. She was very good at that kind of thing. She’s great at graphic design, but the functionalities were even better.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should be open to her ideas because she has some good ones. She knew things I didn't.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got an expensive website, she went above and beyond.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have recommended them.

Web Dev, SMM, & Branding for Foundation

"Passionate about her work, Monique is always willing to jump in to fill a need."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

MyDesignSpace, Inc. created a donation-ready website for a nonprofit. They maintain the site and the client’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, answering messages as needed. They also make marketing collateral.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
McHenry, Illinois
Kim Giovanni
Treasurer, McHenry Riverwalk Foundation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website’s design pleases stakeholders and its donation functionality has brought in more revenue for the client. MyDesignSpace, Inc. delivers high-quality services and design work through its ongoing collateral agreement. The team’s reliable and detailed approach stands out.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the treasurer for the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MyDesignSpace, Inc.?

We lacked a sufficient presence with social media and our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MyDesignSpace, Inc. designed and developed our website. They now handle the site along with our Facebook and Instagram profiles. That involves receiving emails that come through the site and messages through Facebook. They also designed posters and flyers and other marketing pieces that we need for events, like booths and handouts for shows.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact is Monique (President, MyDesignSpace, Inc.).

How did you come to work with MyDesignSpace, Inc.?

They were a part of the foundation before I joined— Another board member found them and brought them in. However, I knew MyDesignSpace, Inc. from a previous relationship and business associated. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spend $550 per month on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2018, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

For the first time, the foundation can accept donations through our website. We’ve seen an overall increase in total donations thanks to MyDesignSpace, Inc.’s work. The website is also incredibly pleasing from a visual perspective. It captures everything our foundation represents and tries to achieve.

How did MyDesignSpace, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

Monique is extremely responsive and always accessible. I can contact her via text, email, or Facebook Messenger. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Passionate about her work, Monique is always willing to jump in to fill a need. I highly recommend her.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I think of.

Any advice for potential customers?

I don’t have any advice. Monique is detail-oriented and thorough. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer