Basically, I’m obsessed with coding/design and I’m curious about anything related to them. I love the internet. Not just social media, but like the techy weird stuff that makes the internet, the internet.
I believe in creating websites that connect you with your audience. I focus on turning visitors into customers & enhancing their user experience along the way. Websites have the power to shape first impressions & strengthen reputations. A powerful website is more than a good-looking design; it’s a strategic mix of beauty, functionality, & communication. In a nutshell, that’s what I do for you. I care about every pixel & every user. With my background in fine arts tied together with my obsession for coding, I create the perfect combination; visually appealing design, with functional & responsive elements.
I typically work one-on-one with creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, & bloggers to help bring their online visions to life, but I also have a sweet spot for creative collaborations. I’ve worked together with agencies, graphic designers, & other online professionals from different industries & perspectives to create compelling online masterpieces.
Even when you’re sleeping, your website is:
If your website doesn’t lead to more business, that’s a problem. And it’s not because the web doesn’t work – it’s because your site doesn’t.
Mariah Liszewski is my real name, but that jumbled mixture of a last name is too Polish to pronounce. Mariah Magazine is a nickname that stuck with me ever since the good old days of MySpace. I’m from Buffalo, NY. When I’m not designing, I’m shoveling 8ft of snow. Just kidding, kind of. It depends on the season.
In my spare time, I make stuff. I’ve been a creative arts junkie as long as I can remember; crafting this, sewing that & experimenting with DIY Pinterest tutorials. I love to cook & I hate to clean (can’t win em’ all, ya know?)
Adventuring & traveling keep me sane. My bucket-list is constantly getting longer, regardless of how many things I cross off. I’m addicted to trying new things, seeing new places, and meeting new kinds of people.
Honestly, MySpace. I taught myself HTML and CSS to help customize my MySpace profile back when I was around 14 years old. When it came to coding, something just…clicked. I would help my friends tweak their profiles & edit their pictures; it was totally my thing. The whole “Mariah Magazine” name actually came from MySpace. It flows a whole lot easier than my actual last name so people started sticking to that one instead.
I tried out college for 4 years. Bounced between 6 different majors & racked up enough credits to choke a horse, but nothing correlated into a single degree. College taught me everything I didn’t wanna do and it actually pushed me right back to where I started, website customization. I’m a hands on learner & I learn quicker through experience. Most of my skills and expertise were gained through curiosity, research, self-teaching & internships.
If it wasn’t for the internet, I would probably still be calculating the velocity of a moving object in college physics class, while trying to stick a pencil through my eyeballs (it was that boring). The internet not only makes my industry possible, but it’s also helped me to acquire the skills, knowledge, and connections I have today.
Don’t get me wrong, the internet can be confusing, frustrating & overwhelming. It’s constantly developing and advancing but, that’s why I love it. I love the fact that there’s always more to discover and another challenge to tackle. The internet is a powerful tool. It’s a way to connect people and ideas from all over the world. That’s what drew me to blogging initally. I want to help people take advantage of their little corner of the web. I want to help small businesses, creatives & bloggers showcase their ideas & passions. I want to help people strategize & establish their business in the wonderful world of websites. The internet has become my digital playground & I’m here to help guide you through it.