About

I love collaborating on projects.

There is something very satisfying about working as part of a team to bring a vision to life. Creating the best user experience is my passion.

I specialize in websites for individuals, small to medium businesses and non-profit organizations.

By hiring me to create or redo your website, you will have a web designer with a proven process who will lead you through the project step by step resulting in a web presence for your business that establishes and highlights your authority and expertise.

Going Digital:

It’s not enough to build and publish a beautiful website these days. You also need a strategy to attract web visitors to your site.  I offer Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization services to make your website work for your business.  A beautiful website without visitors is like putting a valuable painting in your attic.

My background:

I have been an IT professional for over 10 years, and can do front end web coding if you need customizations.

Living in Traverse City for over 35 years and in northern Michigan for a lifetime, I spend my free time volunteering in the community, hiking with my wife, Dianna, and 2 big dogs.

I am a proud member of TC New Tech.

Sheila McRae (above right)

Owner, Canvas 45 Web Design

Google Reviews

josh margulies
josh margulies
00:41 22 Sep 19
Awesome to work with. Very diligent, hardworking and compassionate.Josh Ames modular builders
Mary Morgan
Mary Morgan
21:47 30 Jun 19
Sheila is great to work with. Very patient and has great ideas. Our website turned out better than we anticipated. We highly recommend her for your business.read more
J Louth
J Louth
14:10 14 Feb 19
Canvas45 Web Design went above and beyond to help make our vision for a new website a reality. They were professional, patient, and extremely accommodating. They made what I feared would be a daunting task easy! I highly recommend Canvas45 for your next web venture!read more
Rodasi Campbell
Rodasi Campbell
15:54 25 Jan 19
Working with Sheila has been such a pleasant experience. The site came out exactly as I was hoping and along the way, with all of the tweaks and changes I was making, I felt supported, encouraged, catered-to and also educated. Sheila went above and beyond - willing to research + learning new things in order to create the site I dreamed of, she was willing to meet me live, do video conferencing with me and used other online planning tools for us to move through the process of site building and launch easily. I feel confident in my own back-end use of my site as a result of the time Sheila took to train me. I feel also feel confident in the on-going service of my site being backed up by Canvas45 in case of any major issues. There is also comfort in knowing that Sheila is available in the future to assist with other major tweaks I may need to make. Overall, I am extremely satisfied beyond what I had hoped for and recommend Canvas45 whole-heartily.read more
Heather Greenwald
Heather Greenwald
00:33 08 Mar 18
Sheila did an excellent job on my website. I love the look and easy workability of it! She added many suggestions to improve the look of it. I used many of her suggestions. Sheila was very happy to take my suggestions, and "figured out" how to do what I requested.Sheila was very easy to work with. We worked over email and had a couple of meetings. My internet sight included A LOT of content and Sheila was very willing to be patient with me and help with corrections, then to continue to work on it until we got it just how I wanted it!read more
Pam Graves
Pam Graves
02:10 17 Sep 17
Professional, fast production of my website with just my ideas and suggestions. I was emailed "assignments" and met with Shelia as needed. In no time my website was live and for a fraction of the cost!read more
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Canvas 45 Web Design, Digital Marketing, Traverse City, MI