Websites for visionaries

We design websites that make it easy for the user to connect with your work (and you).

We include custom private archiving/intranet functionality so you can keep track of every aspect of your work.

Website design for artists. We design websites for artists whose careers require custom design for distinction—with powerful and flexible archiving and marketing capabilities. And for all who need personalized, distinguishing design.

Sample Projects

What Clients Say

studiomigoto.com has been redesigned and is more functional than ever! Working with Hamiltro Web Design, a fabulous firm in New York, I have realized my vision for an attractive, easy-to-use and robust website.

I am very excited about the opportunities that this new year holds, and my new website will serve as a wonderful foundation on which I can build.

- Bette B.

I truly cannot thank you enough for your incredible work!!! I had no idea how to articulate what I was envisioning when we first met a few weeks ago, and you created a beautiful site that is totally in line with what I had pictured in my head. I am so thankful for your support as I work to get my practice going - this website will be a huge asset. I will definitely recommend you to any friends/colleagues who need website design services. Thank you again and I wish you all the best!

- Christina K.

Rohesia brought a lot of technical know-how and intuition to the process and began by listening attentively to my goals for the site. She then provided clear guidance about options and pricing and made it so easy to work with her as she was very responsive to my comments and requests. Rohesia provided helpful feedback throughout the process, and brought an artistic and creative sensibility to the website design. I highly recommend hiring Rohesia for your web design projects.

- Peter L.

Rohesia at hamiltro was very hands-on, very engaged and invested in getting the vision right for SethWJames.com.  The communication was constant, the advice was expert, and the end results speak for themselves.  While anyone can buy a domain and slap together a free WordPress template, it takes a professional to build a site that is lightning-fast, bold, clean, and easy to use.  With hamiltro, that’s just what I got.

- Seth J.

I had such a wonderfully positive experience working with Hamiltro Website Design. They absolutely exceeded my expectations. The process was actually quite painless. Rohesia helped me organize my thoughts and decide upon a theme for my website within the context of a 60-minute consultation session. She was incredibly responsive to my feedback and seemed to have an intuitive sense of what design I wanted (even when I did not have the awareness). I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a professional website that reflects them authentically.

- Kate L. (on Google)

Frank's new website went live a few weeks ago in preparation for this launch. I spent six months working on it with an amazing web designer, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe. She captured my vision for the site and the branding we wanted to achieve, was tireless in answering my many questions, and enthusiastically shared my attention to detail.

- Cheryl C. (from web-release announcement)

I found Hamiltro Website Design through a google search and knew the moment I saw her work that she was the right person. Rohesia responded promptly to my request and we worked together to get the perfect result. She was always available to answer questions and make changes as necessary. It was a pleasure to work with Rohesia and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing website design, she will not disappoint.

- Billy H. (on Google)

Doing a new website with Rohesia changed everything. I'm a writer and had been teaching and working as a memoir coach for years, but it was time to expand my business. Rohesia listens, then translates what she hears into a functional design. As a creative, I've always been a bit hesitant around marketing, but Rohesia helped me find my ‘marketing voice’ and express it in an authentic way. I regularly get inquiries from people who say, ‘I saw your website and it spoke to me more than the others.’ My business has reached a whole new level of sustainability.

- Connie J. (on LinkedIn)

It's just so special- I get many compliments on it from prospective patients and those are the ones who are always a good fit. So literally, it works as a screening tool. I wasn’t anticipating that consequence but it has served to be really really helpful.

- Laura I.

Throughout this process, I have felt connected with you from a distance, and truly overwhelmed with gratitude that I reached out to you and you agreed to work with me. I had a feeling inside that I wanted translated on a website, but I didn't have any look in mind whatsoever. When we spoke over the phone, it felt absolutely right. So, it feels like an enormous gift to receive your artistry, spirit, and great skill in the work you delivered for me. I never really let go of feelings of gratitude, and I will always be grateful for what you've created for me!

- Tami K.

Rohesia works individually with you to develop your site, listening to your ideas, and encourages you to think 'outside your box' to invite a larger audience for your work.

- Alice G (on Google)

Thanks so much for all your great work. I appreciate how nice it was to work with you, and I'm super happy with how the site turned out. I think I'll stay much more engaged with it because I like it so much and it's so easy to edit.

- John B.

I would like to congratulate you and your team. Well deserved award, for a work which is totally devoted and loyal to art. You create and produce websites which reflect a total respect and commitment to the artistic process.

- Matthias S.

It is for me a pleasant and rewarding time, when we work together to come to the best possible creation. As I have expressed before you create and do not compromise, which is the most important core point of departure! Your approach is with the other side in mind and not with you in mind. Rare to find!!

- Judith S.

The decision to work with you was the most wise & best choice I could have ever made. You are a talented and professional web designer. More important for this computer illiterate is the that fact that working with you is such a pleasant experience. You are patient, understanding and never condescending in guiding me through the process. I consider myself fortunate.

- Mary R.

I’ve gotten great response to the website. Thank you again for your help, the lovely design and your seemingly endless patience. It’s great to have a new, non place-based infrastructure for my business. Took a lot of work and a lot of time, but well worth it.

- Connie J

Also, my crack programmer/designer team, Rohesia Metcalfe, if you need someone to design/create a site, she's fantastic! She really worked patiently and tirelessly to help me launch this with integrity.

- Joanne K. (from site launch announcement)

I want to thank you SO MUCH for building the website. I know it was a small job and I'm very, very grateful that you agreed to do it. The website is a critical part of the marketing of the book and I wanted to get it right with a minimal budget. And what you have done has exceeded even the very high initial expectations that I had after going through the wonderful examples in your portfolio on your website.

- Greg B.

I can't tell you how delighted I am with what you've done. I can't imagine many web designers with the chutzpah, not to mention the chops, to take this project on, let alone replicate the quality of this work.

- Roger F.

We are all lucky to have Rohesia design our websites, she really knows how to show each of us to the greatest advantage.

- Susanna P. (after a workshop)

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The website rocks!!! Thank you it really looks great and the search stuff is great too. By the way a gallery saw my site and because of what he called 'presentation' they want to represent me.

- Sue C.

I couldn’t have done it without you. seriously, the pushing and pulling and working so hard was such great exercise, it really helped me to wrap my head around what I’ve already done, what I’m trying to accomplish, what direction to take my photography in down the road. you’ve been invaluable.

anyway, THANK YOU!!! I know I’ve said it before but — you really ARE the best!!! xxx

- Leslie F.

Also, my crack programmer/designer team, Rohesia Metcalfe, if you need someone to design/create a site, she's fantastic! She really worked patiently and tirelessly to help me launch this with integrity.

- Joanne K. (from site launch announcement)

How we can help you

  • Creative & Strategic Focus

    With listening and discussion, we design a framework that will communicate what you uniquely offer.
  • Unique & Delightful Design

    We design your website to be a place of rewarding experience, appealing to the heart and mind and a pleasure to explore.
  • Attract Your Ideal Visitors

    We optimize your website for search engines and offer ongoing help with all digital marketing to enable highly targeted outreach.

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Why Choose Us

ART + DESIGN + CODE

We have art/design expertise married to great technology.

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What we don’t do: use ready-made templates or DIY web-builders. They’ve been created for people who don’t know how to design and they’re limited. Every website we make is custom-designed and coded—essential for making a fast-loading website that covers all your unique needs with class.

LISTENING + EXPERIENCE

We listen to you from ears of experience.

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What we don’t do is: presume that because we have years of experience and expertise you just have to listen to us. We’ve got experience that you won’t have but there’s no point custom-designing a website if it isn’t crafted to express the specificity of your work and goals.

PEOPLE / VALUES

We give your work the importance you do.

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What we don’t do is: prioritize expediency. Cutting corners does not achieve great design—and that’s our priority.

SEO / DIGITAL MARKETING

We create very tailored outreach strategies.

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What we don’t do is: recommend an unfocused strategy that’s just doing whatever other people seem to be doing. You have a specific target audience. You are not in competition with everybody.

EXTRA MILE

Custom-built art archiving, workshops & more.

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  • BACKEND PRIVATE DATABASE FUNCTIONALITY that extends a website into a powerful tool that manages private aspects of your work as well as the public side. Applications include:
    • ARTWORK ARCHIVING (comprehensive—tracking locations, printed materials, narratives, events, high-resolution images, sales, etc, etc). Can be set up for individual artists to make administrative work a breeze as well as to prepare for posterity. Also suited to galleries and museums.
    • INTRANETS for organizations with multiple offices that need to coordinate the updating and usage of information among all offices.
  • ONLINE WORKSHOPS on all aspects of making the most of your website, including:
    • Artist Archiving (introduction to what’s possible)
    • Using AI to Improve Your Digital Outreach
    • WordPress Updating Refresher (and why updating matters)
    • Maintaining Website Health & Security
    • Configuring and Using Google Analytics
    • Exploring SEO in Relation to AI/Search Engine Changes
    • Writing Newsletters that Actually Get Read
  • SITE HEALTH MAINTENANCE PACKAGES—no website should be presumed to be in top shape without regular checkups and maintenance. We offer workshops to help people take care of their websites themselves but we also offer the following services for those who prefer to have the work done for them.
    • BASIC SITE HEALTH CHECKUP: full zipped and exported-to-cloud backup of files and database, upgrade of codebase (including PHP, mySQL, WordPress or other CMS platform version and all plugins), check for hacked content, refreshing password security.
    • FULL WEBSITE AUDIT: check for SEO optimization, check rankings and SERPs for target keywords, check page-speed issues, check UX issues—accessibility, page contrast, text readability, navigational issues, etc. Full report provided.
    • USER TESTING: One or more live user-testers will explore your website using the personas of your ideal visitors with assigned “intentions”. These sessions reveal issues that are limiting your website’s effectiveness. Video recordings of all sessions are provided.
    • HACK CLEAN-UP: Not actually a package, as every hack is a bit different, but we can clean your website of hacked files in the unfortunate event that you get hacked. Easiest if you have a recent backup of all your files and database.

Your website is often someone's first impression of your work.

Let's make that impression count.

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