In 2015 I started my web design business, Ryan Clover Designs.
That was the best name I could come up with at the time, so I went with it. But now, 3 years and 25 websites later things have changed.
Introducing Maple Creative
Maple Creative is a design agency that specializes in websites for online course creators and communities. We take on projects that have a purpose and we work with people who are out to change the world for the better.
We Design Win-Win Scenarios
Marketing isn't about persuasion, it's about getting the right message to the people who will benefit from it. We are experts in inbound marketing and digital strategy – so we understand the way information works in this complex era of targeted marketing campaigns and digital communication.
Inbound marketing, also called permission marketing is a different and proven method of building online audiences that will sustain the growth of your work.
You'll never see click-bait or annoying headlines shouting "buy now or else!!" on any of the websites we create. The alternative is creating art, valuable content that people would miss if you didn't publish another post.
"Permission marketing is the privilege (not the right) of delivering anticipated, personal and relevant messages to people who actually want to get them."
~ Permission Marketing, by Seth Godin
We work with our clients to create their dream websites – not only to tell their story but to create something truly valuable that people will visit again and again.
Our clients are...
Coaches, artists, herbalists, and small business owners who share our values in generosity, leadership, and service.
Many of our clients choose Maple because they want more control and flexibility than their current situation can provide. Our retainer services effectively add expert design staff to their organization for under $500 /month saving them thousands of dollars while improving their communications.
Our website projects range from a $5,000 small business website to a $35,000 annual contracts with established organizations with hundreds of moving parts.
Founded and run by Ryan Clover
In 2015 Ryan started a professional web design business with the eventual goal to start an agency that focused on serving online course creators and non-profit organizations. As the business and client-base grew, Ryan started offering website care-plans and managed hosting.
As the demand for services increased, he focused the business and started to build a team who shared his values of generosity, uncompromising quality, and long-lasting relationships with clients.
A Talented Team Of Artists
Every project is unique, and when you look at our portfolio you will see the work of talented artists who've contributed to illustrated icons, photography, and web development.
Maple includes Juan Lube (Technical Director), Nic Belott (Designer and Developer), Rachael Smith (Designer and Project Manager). More info about the team, and their work coming soon!
We regularly collaborate with other talented creatives Naima Reddick (Illustrator), Matt Lowe (Graphic Design), and Jamie Love (Photography).
We share everything.
All of our blueprints, recommended tools, templates, and training for building websites is available free to anyone who joins the subscriber community we're starting up.
Every year we create 4 volunteer or discounted websites (in honor of the seasons). These support a community effort that we want to contribute to. We're honored and grateful for this opportunity. You'll be able to read more about our community initiatives in the coming weeks here on our website.
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For years we tolerated a website that didn’t represent our vision, didn’t accept online donations and didn’t subscribe our fans to our newsletter. As a volunteer at the station, Ryan redesigned and launched our new website just before a $25,000 annual fundraiser. Not only does the website perform exceptionally well, but dozens of volunteers are empowered to use the site and help with station tasks thanks to his focus on user-friendly design.
Felix, WRFI Community Radio
Ryan gives our website the level of professionalism we need to grow the online aspects of our cider business, ultimately making us more independent.
Autumn Stoscheck, Eve's Cidery
We started with a website redesign… but since then Ryan's implemented systems for our email newsletter and online courses, growing our audience to over 4,000 subscribers and hundreds of students are now enrolled in our online courses. Now we have an established online business that supports our school and programs here at Heartstone
Tammi Sweet, Heartstone Online
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