Design and branding
How do you stand out?


With hundreds of thousands of sites launched every year, one of your biggest challenges will be standing out from the crowd - and providing a fantastic mobile experience - customers (and google) insist on it now.

Once you've taken that giant leap -- started a business or creative career -- you need a website that communicates your vision and mission, and showcases your products and talents. As business owners, writers, editors, and parents, we know how busy life gets. Even the simplest task can seem overwhelming. That's where we step in. Did we mention that we create websites and brands? Our websites grab your audience, attract readers, extend your reach (sadly, they won't walk the dog). And we love branding (no, not that kind; the other kind) and copywriting. We speak fluent marketing. SEO and analytics make us giddy. We design simple, yet powerful websites, while developing techniques to drive traffic. And we teach you how to update your own website. Joyfully. Painlessly. Artfully. An added plus, Anne is a Squarespace Circle Member, meaning she's worked on dozens of websites.

The final word (or words)? We are nerdy. We like designing websites that are beautiful and functional. Something that will make you proud. Something that makes us proud. 

website design authors; best website designer for businesses


Let's get serious. A great design makes you go "Ahh"... a feeling of calm swaths over you and you settle into reading what is presented with an inner smile and a focused mind.

Apple, Airbnb, Houzz - generous Space, great Typography, superior Colors, Content.

Those companies spend massive budgets to elicit the right feelings - and their sites stand out with customers as a destination for them to come back to - again and again.

This is what Bookish Media has done for clients around the world and can do for you. We will set you up for success, then you take the ball from there, adding your own content and making tweaks yourself without worry of "breaking the site", "crashing the server" or "getting hacked".

Initial Consultation - one hour free

Ongoing Consultation - $95/hr

5-Page Site - from $1,500


we design simple yet beautiful websites.





  • Five-page Squarespace website
  • Custom-designed "Coming Soon" temporary homepage
  • Easy-to-operate content management system
  • Responsive design optimized for Desktop, Mobile and Tablet
  • Design input before development
  • Import content from old blog
  • Site approval before going live
  • Targeted SEO and keyword implementation and tutorial
  • Favicon development
  • Tutorial on updating content

Custom packages available, including copywriting, email marketing, and branding. Let's talk.


Bookish Media proudly works with local Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Kitsap County, US and International businesses. Check out website for local information!

  • Working with a committee is never easy, especially when it is made up of a ragtag group of volunteers. And yet Angela Knight and Anne Clermont, of Bookish Media, built a cohesive and meaning-filled website for the Friends of Hospice on the Northern Mendocino Coast. They helped us to transform goals and dreams into words and images. Angela and Anne were a total delight to work with. Always professional, they managed to make the project fun, and reduced the “overwhelm" into bite-sized tasks. We love our new Squarepace site, and it is the core of our plan for future fundraising and community outreach.
    — Cynthia Wall, President of The Friends of Hospice on the Northern Mendocino Coast, and author of The Courage to Trust.
  • I asked Anne for a simple but elegant website. And that is what she delivered. My website speaks for itself:
    — J. L. Brown, Author of DON'T SPEAK - A Jade Harrington Novel
  • Anne had the ability to take my ideas, simplify, distill, then create what I'd been trying to do for months. She went above and beyond my expectations.
  • I am new to the blogging world and needed help getting set up. Anne was a joy to work with! I am so new to the tech world and had no idea how to set up this blog. She had the patience to answer all my many questions and asked several of her own that I had not thought about. She anticipated my needs - which was amazing. Her work was incredibly fast and professional. She not only made notes as to what work she had done but also taught me how to make some changes to the blog myself as I grow. I will definitely seek her help in the future and definitely recommend working with her!
    — Sharon,