Margaret E. Tehan of Margaret’s Folly, LLC is a Connecticut website designer who specializes in gorgeous websites, responsive web design and search engine optimization. Websites need more than just great search engine placement. Once found via search, your potential customers need to like what they see… they need to see a website with a good visual presentation that will create a lasting impression. Your website’s design needs to be appealing so that people will click on the links and explore all that you and your company have to offer. What good is a website that places high in search engine results if the website doesn’t invite the customer to learn more about your company? And vice versa… what good is a beautiful and inviting website if it can’t be found?
What does that mean for you? It means that Margaret’s Folly is a one-stop shop for your online marketing needs… website design… development… search engine optimization and search engine marketing… it’s all wrapped up in one little website design package in Guilford, CT.
While attending school at Southern CT State University in 2003, Margaret Tehan began her career as a freelance graphic designer in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut area. Her clients included the Waterbury, CT Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Waterbury Visitors & Convention Bureau, the Mattatuck Museum, Drescher’s Restaurant and the John Bale Book Shop. While attending Southern CT State U, Margaret’s goal was to obtain a degree in Fine Art with a dual concentration in printmaking and graphic art. Alas, Southern CT did not allow dual concentrations. Margaret chose printmaking as her concentration but took every elective offered in graphic art. She couldn’t have picked a better time to study graphic art. In the late 1990s, the Internet was exploding and Margaret took courses in website design and motion graphics (Flash animation and Adobe AfterEffects).
Simultaneously, Margaret received a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Hartford, Connecticut’s Institute for Community Research. This grant program, currently known as the Urban Artists Initiative, enabled artists living in Connecticut’s major cities to develop as artists… to learn the business side of art. The recipients attended weeks of training… learning budgeting, grant writing, self-promotion, and many other important skills that artists rarely learn in art school. Each recipient was matched with a mentor for two consecutive years and received a $250 grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for three consecutive years. Margaret invested wisely. She purchased a scanner and was matched with a web site programmer.