Wordpress website designer in portland | studio anansi

Have you started to dread your business?

To feel overwhelmed and stressed — like, all of the time?

If so, you’re not alone. I’m here to take you from worried to wow-edExhausted to elated. DIY to deluxe.

It’s time for you to finally feel legit in your online presence and confident in charging what you’re worth.

I build sustainable, tailored systems for
busy business owners
(like you).

If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or like opportunities are slipping through your fingers — help is on the way. I’m the kind of person who loves to analyze systems and make patterns out of chaos.

Do any of these resonate with you?

  • The DIY processes you created when you first started your business worked fine…for awhile. Now they just aren’t cutting it anymore.
  • You love the elegant websites you see online…but your own website feels cobbled together.
  • Your business is expanding (yay!), but new leads aren’t converting into paying clients (boooooo). You can’t help but wonder if it’s because your business systems haven’t kept pace with your growth…

If those sound familiar, I have good news.

You don’t have to feel embarrassed about your website, unsure of your customer journey, or overwhelmed with nonstop admin busywork.

I want to get you unstuck and excited to have a business that kicks ass online — just like you do IRL.

Wordpress website designer in portland | studio anansi

Who the hell is Elliot Olson?

I know, I know.

What’s a nice gal like me doing on a website like this?

Running it.

And finally running it the way that I want.

I’m Elliot (she/her), and I founded Studio Anansi in 2013.

Back then, I was just another WordPress website…designer.

I enjoyed building websites, sure.

But what I really loved was getting to know different business owners.

Asking about their dreams and goals. Creating a website for them, yes — but also creating all the fun systems that matched their unique business and needs.

After the first few years, I realized that I wasn’t just designing websites. I was designing entire business processes.

At the same time, I was feeling burnt out. The “hustle-and-grind” attitude of modern entrepreneurship wasn’t working for me.

I found myself waking up with a sense of dread, feeling constantly behind because I didn’t post on Instagram every day. Or publish a new article every week. Or constantly push myself to find time for more more more more more.

So I took a break.

I stopped accepting new web design clients. Cleared my calendar. Focused on a major business overhaul.

I evaluated everything that I liked and disliked about my business.

I catalogued which activities took the most time. Which ones were actually necessary. And which ones were just fluff that I did because that’s what entrepreneurs were “supposed” to do.

Then I re-built my business from the ground up. 

I invested in new project management tools and bespoke client systems. I developed everything as if I was still operating at the height of my web design business, at my most busy time. I trusted that I could rebuild my business after I had the structures in place to support me. 

That was three years ago. 

Today, my business runs like a dream. I’m happier and less stressed. And my clients feel more supported and valued every day. 

Not only have I rebuilt my client roster, I actually built it faster than expected thanks to referrals and repeat clients — largely due to my overhauled customer experience, IMHO.

I also added my new signature service to help other busy business owners develop and improve their systems. I’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and types, from local retailer brick-and-mortars to global nonprofits.

So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated by your business

Hey. 

Deep breath. 

I’ve been there.  I get it.

And I can help. 

Unironic YOLO

That’s my life motto.

Yes, seriously.

We only have so much time in our lives. Why waste it on a boring business or projects you don’t care about? I only take on new clients when I genuinely, 100% believe I can make a difference for your business — and I hope you bring the same enthusiasm to the table.

As my client, you can be confident that I give your business my full, utmost attention. I’m the kind of person who wakes up at 2am with a flash of inspiration about your email automations. Who ruminates on work projects during her morning run. Who doesn’t feel satisfied until she’s explored every angle and compared each option.

I’ll let one of my recent clients, Lisa Jewell, say it in her own words:

“I have been beyond thrilled with Elliot’s work! She’s prompt and communicative, and went the extra mile to make sure things were done the way I had envisioned. I can’t recommend her enough.”

Meet Studio Anansi

The studio is comprised of Elliot and several amazing administrative team members. We also bring in external copywriters, graphic designers, and developers on an as-needed basis.

We’re united by many things — including our commitment to our core studio values.

Integrity

We value straightforward, honest communication and doing the right thing by our clients. Always.

Respect

We respect your time, your business, and your self.

(Yeah, we're gonna ask for your pronouns.)

Empathy

We're here to kickass and take names — while remembering that everybody deserves to feel valued, heard, and safe.

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