Academic Websites

It’s 2020 and it’s time to own your academic brand

(yes, you have a brand)

Owning your digital presence with a new website can help you promote your new book, build a stronger research network, improve the visibility of your public-facing work, help your chances on the job market, bring in new consulting clients — or whatever your priorities are.

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Why do academics need websites?

Scholars are increasingly realizing the importance of owning their digital presence.

It can be frustrating being stuck in the confines of a faculty page that is designed to make the university look good instead of highlighting the things that are most important to you. A Google search for your name is likely to turn up reviews of your teaching on Rate Your Professor before any of your hard work. Google Scholar fell short of its initial promises and we’ve since learned the ills of

"[Working with Brigid] is an affordable way to get a site which is substantially better than what a University would build for you. I'd recommend [her] to anyone, but especially strongly to academics looking for more of an outward facing presence."

—Emily Oster,
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics,
Brown University
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The Package + Pricing

  • A one-on-one strategy session
  • A workbook to help easily develop your content, hone your voice and target your audience
  • A beautifully designed website that prioritizes your professional needs
  • Best SEO practices to help people find you and your work
  • One-on-one training after we launch so you can learn to keep your website updated by yourself

Pages could include:

  • About
  • Current Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • CV (including a digital-friendly, curated version)
  • Media appearances and/or events
  • Contact
  • Standard blog design
  • Additional custom pages can be added at a custom rate

The Investment:

I’m offering a special, but there are limited spaces remaining!


Optional add-ons:

  • Logo design
  • Searchable database
  • E-commerce
  • Advanced blog customization
  • Business cards and/or letterhead
  • Copywriting and content creation

Have something else in mind or need a highly-customized website? Tell me about it.

The Process

We use the content due date as the anchor for scheduling the rest of the project

  • Deposit to schedule our project
  • Discovery & Prework Questionnaire
  • Strategy Consultation
  • Content Writing
  • Styling
  • Anchor Date: Content Due & Meeting
  • Demo Site Mockup
  • Development
  • Launch!

Some Recently Completed Projects

I’ve helped clients:

  • drive attention and sales to their new books
  • increase their public visibility through media interviews and public speaking requests
  • highlight their non-scholarly writing and media appearances
  • showcase their research-in-progress and attract potential publishers
  • share progress on research grants and fellowships
  • attract new consulting clients
  • position themselves for the job market
  • increase their public engagement through blogging
  • highlight their pedagogical methods and teaching innovation
"Brigid designed a website for me that was both beautiful and easy to use. It is very easy for me to update all the information and publish blog posts (including multimedia components)."
Anna Law
Associate Professor of Political Science and Herb Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights Brooklyn College
"Brigid did such a great job on my personal academic page that I also commissioned a website for a conference I was organizing. Both designs were visually compelling and easy to navigate. I would recommend her to anyone looking to up their game with a professional website."
Michael J. Goode
Associate professor of history at Utah Valley University

Who's Brigid?

About Brigid

I’m a web designer and developer with more than a decade of design experience. I’ve worked with clients ranging from academics to individual freelancers just starting out to large corporations, including Aramark. 

I hold an MS in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and a BA from Smith College. Originally from Vermont, I recently escaped Brooklyn to settle in South Philadelphia. In my free time, I explore the city, sampling its wide variety of baked goods, cook experimental dishes, and hang out with a cat named Pixel.