web design by Mary Shaffer


about mary shaffer


I design intuitive, striking websites that radiate the "inscape"—the inner essence—of individuals and organizations. I specialize in websites for creatives and non-profits, especially Catholic parishes and ministries.

Inscape's websites are for people who value the importance of visual impact, dynamic content, and straightforward navigation. A website isn't just about posting info; it's about captivating an audience. 

The word "inscape" was coined by the British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who believed that everything in existence possesses a unique, hidden meaning or essence. The job of the poet and the artist is to somehow unveil the inner mystery, the "thingness," of each thing. As a fiction writer and poet, I approach web design with this same desire to capture the aesthetic and conceptual qualities that set each person and organization apart.