katie obrien website designer

Website Resources + Recommendations

Behind every confident designer are the tools & resources we use.

If you’re like me, you prioritize simplicity however possible. Simplicity keeps your projects efficient and makes more room for what matters most: your clients, your family, and your community.

Here is a list of exclusive resources and my favorite tried-and-tested digital tools for website design, business and project management, marketing + more. I hope they bring you freedom, too.

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Favorite website tools, from top to bottom.

The best (in my opinion) WordPress hosting provider for speed, reliability, and stellar support.

Great option for fully managed WordPress hosting with speed, security, and support.

An economical option for WordPress website hosting. Siteground support is also top-notch.

Websites designed for emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use.

My favorite webpage builder for WordPress. Fast, easy + plenty of room for custom creativity.

My trusted source for legal website terms, like privacy policies, TOCs, cookie pop-ups + more.

Polished + professional project management.

Dubsado works seamlessly behind the scenes. I use this software for everything: proposals, invoices, contracts, intake forms, appointment scheduling + more.

Asana is my virtual to-do list and the way I track projects with clients. Every client is invited to our Asana project for clarity + easy communication.

Business tools for emotional + financial security.

A secure way to store passwords for my own business and for clients during website development + for those on care plans.

An online budgeting software that helps me manage finances, see opportunities for savings, and stay on top of my finances.

Digital marketing made easier + more beautiful.

The best email marketing platform designed to grow and convert your mailing list.

Another email marketing platform option, infamous for beautiful designs and simplicity.

My favorite scheduling tool for simplifying social media marketing so you can set and forget.

Resources for nurturing your digital design creativity.

Premium photo-based mockups inspired by nature and minimalism + crafted for the creative entrepreneur.

An online market with stock photos, custom fonts, and pre-made design templates for a high-end look.

A DIY graphic design software, filled with fonts, templates, and options for anything, digital or print.

My favorite design software, I use this to streamline my website designs, photos, social graphics + more.

Please note: I'm an affiliate for many of the companies listed on this page. If you use my links to sign up for these resources for interior designers and creatives, I may earn a small commission at no additional expense to you. I hope you love these tools as much as I do, and thank you for your support!