What Clients Say

I’m fortunate enough to work with some truly wonderful clients, and together we’ve brought their digital dreams to life! Our creative collaboration has resulted in unique and beautiful spaces on the web that they’re proud to call their own. But don’t just take my word for it, here are some of their thoughts and experiences.

Studentessa Matta Redesign

I recently had the pleasure of working with Thauna from Bellano Web Studios on redesigning my WordPress website ‘Studentessa Matta’ using Kadence. I absolutely love the new design, although there was a bit of a learning curve with the Kadence tools. Thauna was incredibly supportive throughout the entire process. After the site went live, she sent me personalized tutorial videos via Loom, demonstrating the features of Kadence live on my site. She covered everything from laying out Pages and blog posts with Kadence blocks to setting up picture galleries and implementing products on my Shop Page.

Thauna is always quick to respond to my questions, addressing them daily through a dedicated chat thread. Her clear explanations helped ease my initial frustrations and allowed me to quickly grasp how to use the new tools effectively. Her ongoing support has resolved my issues and empowered me to continue being creative and focused on my business. Thauna is truly a wonderful guide, and I am deeply grateful for her expertise and patient assistance. (previous project review)


Finding Thauna has been life-changing! I am so excited to have a competent designer on my team now. We were able to get done, in one month, what I’ve been dreaming about for the last 5 years. She has followed my lead for anything I was sure I wanted and recommended options when I got overwhelmed with all the decisions. She made things look better than I could have hoped for, and held my hand as I learned new features that I haven’t used before. She is responsive and kind. I feel confident for the first time in my 12-year blogging run that if I want a design update, I can get it done because I know exactly who to ask, Thauna!!

Sookie Sews

Our website badly needed a makeover and with the help of Thauna, we got exactly what we wanted and a little more. She reviewed the wish list and one by one, knocked it down. The thing we appreciated the most about the VIP full-day service was she was completely focused on our website. The feeling of her being on ‘our team’ made the experience fun whilst still professional. My husband isn’t easily impressed in general, but her skills blew him away. The final result was our dream website. So glad we did the VIP full-day experience, worth every penny. 

Vanessa Hemingway

When I started working with Thauna to design my website, I had only a vague idea of what I wanted. Right away Thauna offered me some questions and a few assignments to help me delve deeper into the look, feel and content I was striving for. Within a very short period of time, with Thauna’s light touch kindly steering me, I found inspiration for my vision. Thauna then took my ideas and transformed them into art. I am thrilled with how my site turned out, and I also deeply appreciate the help she’s given me to begin to own it for myself so that I can make edits to my text and feel I have some command over my evolving needs of the site. Thank you, Thauna. Such a pleasure to work with you!

The Printable Princess

Don’t even think twice about it. Hire Thauna! She is professional, organized, kind and patient, and full of creativity! This is my second website design with her and she has been amazing every single time. She understood what I wanted and what I needed and made this such an enjoyable experience.

The Medium

As a news-publication, our desires for the site were pretty specific. Especially in terms of categorization and layout. We needed something simple and easy to navigate. We also wanted to build some new pages and elevate the user experience. Thauna was able to put all our goals and desires, big and small, into fruition. We loved how responsive Thauna was and how patient she was. She really took our small edits seriously and made sure that the smallest of details were how we wanted them to be. Thauna is a pleasure to work with and she will make your dreams and visions come true.
Elizabeth Provost, Editor-in-Chief 

Lee Turkey Farm

I cannot recommend Thauna with Bellano Web Studio enough! She was incredibly easy to work with… great at communicating, friendly and laid-back, readily available, and excellent at explaining things to those of us who are a bit technology challenged.  Thauna created a beautifully updated website for our family business.  It’s easy to navigate, bright, and eye-catching.  She really excelled at listening to all of our feedback, no matter how small, and implementing our ideas.  We would 100% choose to work with her again.  Thank you, Thauna!

Determined to Succeed

Thauna has been incredible to work with!  She took our very messy ideas and concepts and transformed them into an easy-to-navigate and aesthetically pleasing website.  We could not be happier with the final product and are so grateful for Thauna’s keen eye, expertise, and never-ending patience as we worked through MANY iterations to get everything just right. 
Mimi Neandross, Executive Director

Bella Vita Travels

Thauna was incredibly easy to work with. She is very talented and professional. She understood our needs and created an amazing and classy web site. We would absolutely work with her again in the future.

Dr. Laura Paris

In 2020 I updated my site with Thauna at Bellano. WordPress had changed a lot and it was necessary. We took the opportunity to rebrand my business and as usual the process was very smooth, easy, and fun with Thauna. I love my new site and get so many compliments on it!

District Center of Integrative Medicine

Thauna made a beautiful website for us on a compressed schedule.  She was responsive, comprehensive, and creative.  She’s incredibly organized, has a well-oiled work process that keeps things on track, and communicates quickly and effectively.  This is a GODSEND when you are frantically working on tight deadlines and need your website done well and done quickly.  Few designers have her designer talents, but she distinguished herself among them by her high degree of professionalism.

Rising Lotus Wings

When I set out on this journey to create a website, I knew in my mind how I wanted it to look and feel, but putting that into words was challenging.

Thauna was able to turn my thoughts into reality, an actual living, breathing website that delivered exactly what I was hoping for.

In addition to that, she is detailed, structured and highly organized, which allowed me to stay focused on writing copy and maintaining a stress-free working process.

I am so happy that I found her and I know you will be too!

My Bargain Buddy

Working with Thauna was amazing! She had a lot of great ideas for improving my site’s layout and navigation. She was also receptive to my suggestions. MyBargainBuddy has over 15 years’ worth of content, so getting everything looking good on the new site was no easy task. Despite this, the project was done on time, as promised. I will definitely hire Thauna again for future projects!

The Daley Dose

I hired Thauna to help me move my whole site to a new website platform host, as well as help me rebrand the site. Thauna did a fantastic job of bringing my new blog ideas to life. She was really quick with every change, and super patient with me as I tried to figure out which color palette and logo best suited my new look. I feel like the difference between my old blog and new blog is day and night. The website that Thauna created is so much more elevated, so much easier to navigate, and does a great job of highlighting so much of the hard work I’ve put into my blog over the last year or so. I am really happy with the work she did for me and would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in website redesign!

The Dennis Place

Working with Bellano Web Studio was my second time using Thauna’s services.  I let her take the reins the second time around and don’t regret it one bit!  She designed my entire site with a personalized touch.  It’s not a cookie cutter type of website design, it’s very unique!  I love the design she did!  I would highly recommend her 10/10! 

Cinque Terre Vacation

Working with Thauna at Bellano Web Studio is a pleasure and has made a big difference to my business. First, the website is beautiful and I am proud that it represents my business. Next, the website has already paid for itself by increasing my direct bookings and revenues for my vacation rental business. Finally, working with Thauna is FUN. She is a great listener and very good at working collaboratively with me to find the right logo and the right design. She is patient and helps me with technical issues as they come up. I most highly recommend her branding and website development services! 

Thauna was recommended to me and I have already completed two website projects with her for a vacation rental business and a non-profit. I am so pleased with her website designs. Working with a designer, however, is about more than branding and design. Thauna is a true business partner who worked to understand our objectives and provide us with the support we needed during the design phase when the websites went live, and she continues to support us with maintenance and questions as they arise. I am happy to recommend Thauna to others who are looking for a great designer who is also a wonderful person to work with! 

French for Sugar

Starting a small business is a very daunting task. The list of things to get in place can be scary and overwhelming and in a day and age when an online presence is such an important component of how you present yourself, it is crucial to find a web designer that is able to not only see your vision but execute it perfectly!

For me, that Web Designer has been the incomparable Thauna Smith and her company, Bellano Web Studio. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Thauna for over 6 years as she has guided, advised, designed, and implemented the most amazing things for my company through website design and maintenance. When you work with Thauna, it’s more than just a client-to-client relationship, it is a true partnership. Her approach to design is both cooperative and personal, her communication style is easy and consistent and her level of professionalism is unparalleled. The attention to detail, function, flow, and overall look and feel of any project she takes on is exceptional and she does it all at a price that is fair and realistic.

Working with Thauna and Bellano Web Studio has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences and I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to take their online presence to the next level!

Good. Food. Stories

Working with Thauna is never work – it’s always a joyful experience. She truly understands what you’re envisioning with site design and then magically brings it to life on the screen. I always turn to her when I have a new idea because I know she’ll be able to make it happen.

Celebration Elevation

I met Thauna through a Facebook group that we both belong to, and I feel very fortunate that I did! She had quite the challenge ahead of her… to move my website from Squarespace to WordPress and to design a new website, complete with a new logo, brand colors, and a whole new look. My new website absolutely reflects me, my personality, and everything I wanted to convey with my business and blog. I love it and I get so many compliments on it!

Although we only communicated through emails, and it was only a few weeks, I still feel like I walked away with a beautiful new website and a new friend! Learning a whole new content management system (WordPress) can be stressful, but Thauna made the whole experience a positive one. 

If you are looking for a web designer who is artistic, professional, and a pleasure to work with, Bellano Web Studio is absolutely someone I would recommend. She knows what she’s doing!

Sara Langley

I am so thankful to Thauna for updating my website design and revamping my logo with a clean aesthetic that I love. It was important to me that I could grow my portfolio and that those photos would be prominently featured. Thauna listened to my concerns and took the time to develop a website that would grow with my design studio and brand. She has always been available with follow-up assistance and is wonderful at listening and thoughtfully answering all of my questions. After doing a ton of research, I am so thankful to have found Thauna! She is very thorough and walks you through the entire process step by step. The result is a website, logo, and/or branding package that exceeds your expectations! 
Kelly E.

Forks & Folly

Thank you Bellano! You’ve helped me re-do my blog several times now and it’s always been a smooth transition. Your eye for design and creativity coupled with attention to detail is the perfect combo!

Lee Turkey Farm – Janet

Thauna was so easy to work with. She listened to our ideas. Was willing to let us know if she didn’t like our idea and would give us a better one. She was willing to tweak things if there was something we thought was a little off. When she was finished our website went way beyond our expectations!  We love it and we loved working with her through this process!

Sarasota Beach Weddings

Hello Thauna,
Very sorry for my, “very late review”…. Please just understand that “You made my review this late!” But seriously; my very late review is because you updated/redesigned my website into something “irresistible” and, the result is that we now have many more Brides & Grooms requesting our services for their weddings.

For anyone, everyone out there that has an older site design. It’s probably time to get it updated & keep it updated! Your return on investment will pay off, mine certainly has. Having a good-looking, updated website is absolute. Not an option! Thank You BellanoWebStudio!!!

Studentessa Matta

After almost 10 years of blogging on the Studentessa Matta Italian language learning and culture website (www.StudentessaMatta.com), I knew it was time for a fresh new look. I turned to Thauna at Bellano Web Studios to handle the redesign. I had become aware of Thauna through social media and was impressed with her work, and knew her also to be as passionate about Italy as I am. It seemed we were destined to work together. From the moment we connected and discussed ideas for the redesign project, I knew she would do an excellent job, and my site was in good hands. I was so confident, I even turned over to her my other two sites — The Art of Loving Italy (www.ArtLovingItaly.come), where I blog about Italy and Art, and my Melissa Muldoon author website (www.MelissaMuldoon.com). For all three sites, Thauna did not disappoint. In fact, she exceeded my expectations for all three! She was easy to work with, patient, timely, and professional, and always available to answer my questions, problem-solve technical issues, and address my many (many) requests. I love my redesigned sites that are big, beautiful, and extremely appealing. I also enjoy working with Thauna, and I consider her part of Team Matta now! Thank you so much Thauna. Complimenti! Well done.
Melissa Muldoon

Creative Healthy Family

I want to thank Thauna at Bellano Web Studio for the amazing job. I highly recommend her! She will work with you patiently and paying attention to every single detail.


I have had two blogs designed by Thauna. And I’m extremely happy with both of them. Thauna is brilliant at knowing exactly what you want and putting this into a design that exceeds your wildest expectations. She always goes that one step further. I’m very pleased with both designs Thauna has done for me. But, it’s not only the design perspective that I’m very happy with- but it’s also the ongoing support. As a person that is limited with technical knowledge about my website- Thauna is always there to solve any problem in the shortest possible time! I cannot recommend Thauna at Bellano Web Studio highly enough.

Are you ready for a website you love?

If you are ready for a redesign or your first website and the thought of figuring it all out makes your heart race a bit and leaves you overwhelmed I got you covered! My specialty is taking your wish list and blending your personality with the functionality you need for an online presence that makes you proud. Let’s create a stunning first impression and a website where you can stand out online.