Mintaka Design: helping you access the power of the web.
helping you access the power of the web...



We serve a large variety of clients!

Mintaka Design serves many different markets and our clients range from single artists to medium-sized manufacturing businesses. Many are located in Michigan, but we serve clients from all over the United States. Each client is different and we strive to develop websites that reflect the goals of the individual, the culture of the organization and the audience we are trying to reach. We are proud of the websites we design for our customers and of the ongoing relationships we develop with them. Featured in our web design portfolio are websites that we have designed and built across a range of industries and organizations:



Artists & Authors



Lou Kasischke, one of the survivors of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy, has recently released his book, "After the Wind." Visit his website to view the beautiful illustrations and to learn how to purchase the book. Lou contacted us for both web and marketing assistance. We loved the book. Check it out!

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I had no previous experience with website design. I soon realized that it is a developmental process that involves important communication and collaboration. The process was well organized and led to a creative and effective design. The outcome exceeded my expectations. I give a strong recommendation in support of Mintaka Design.

Lou Kasischke


Visit the new website we created for Heidi A. Marshall, a northern Michigan pastel artist. Her mobile responsive site features lightbox popups and tools to indicate specifications of her paintings. Beautiful art by a talented artist!

You did a spectacular job. I am over the moon. Thank you Marta!!!!!!

Heidi Marshall


Peter Marabell, northern Michigan writer, is writing up a storm! Check out his latest mystery on his website and learn about signing events.



We launched a new responsive design for Trisha Shattuck's art this year. We showcased her award-winning art and provided an extensive archive section for sold and donated paintings. Enjoy her incredible talents!

You’re a GEM Marta! I’m grateful that I’ve met you and learned of your expertise.
Many thanks.

Trish Shattuck


Nicki Griffith's art website displays her beautiful paintings: delightful expressions of color and shape! She sought a simple and elegant design: one that would let the paintings speak for themselves.


Be sure to take a look at the beautiful pottery showcased at Stover Pottery's website!


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Beautiful photos of Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island plus information on its history and services reflect well this historic congregation. Brides and grooms inquire about wedding dates through an online form.


Beautiful and historic Ste. Anne's Church on Mackinac Island uses its website to communicate services offered and to tell the unique history of this 300 year old parish.


Trinity Episcopal Church on Mackinac Island started with a simple design to communicate church policies and integrate with the diocese's website.

The Trinity website surely benefits from your creativity and diligence.

C. Kleber



The website for St. Ignatius Loyola and Immaculate Conception parishes in St. Ignace and Moran, Michigan reflects the deep history and committed service of these churches.

You continue to be a superstar in my book!!! Thank you!

Deacon Tom McClelland
St. Ignatius Loyola


We created a new website for Sacred Heart of Jesus in Munising, Michigan in 2017.  They were looking for an inspirational design that would communicate the many ways this Catholic church connects with its parishioners.

I can't begin to express our gratitude for all of the work you have done in helping us design and develop our new website. It is beautiful not only with the photos and art design but with all of the content. You knew what we were looking for - that was the best part. You made it easy for us. Thank you so much for all you have done.

B. Hermann
Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Food & Beverage



Millie's on Main, a popular restaurant on Mackinac Island, entices customers and recruits employees with their website.


Horn's Bar, a hopping night scene on Mackinac Island, has a large following on its website. Visitors watch for new entertainment and enjoy the island webcam. We launched a new responsive site in 2022.


The Yankee Rebel Tavern website provides lots of valuable information about this popular Mackinac Island restaurant: special event menus, services offered, employment opportunities, and more. Prospective employees can apply online.



The Chuckwagon on Mackinac Island is one of the locals' favorites! We sought to capture the fun Western diner culture of the restaurant.

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Hotels, Home Rentals and Bed & Breakfasts



Metivier Inn's website features beautiful photographs in an interactive photo gallery, rate charts, and a redesign of their logo.


Murray Hotel requested a colorful, dynamic website to showcase their historic hotel on Mackinac Island. Visitors can learn about hotel amenities and book their next island vacation online!

You're the best! You are not only a pleasure to work with, but the speed at which you complete requests is amazing. Every time I ask for anything you always reply within a few hours and get the job done before I expect it. Not only do you get my requests done, you always go above and beyond and surprise me with extra features I didn't even know could exist! Thank you again for all of your hard work!

Murray Hotel


Windermere Hotel launched a newly redesigned website highlighting the beauty of this historic Mackinac hotel. Check their best rates at a glance using their color coded rate chart.

The service at Mintaka Design has been excellent and Marta is wonderful to work with. I am very pleased with the Windermere Hotel website!!

M. Doud
Windermere Hotel



Our long-time client, Market Street Inn, launched a new responsive website for 2021! The innkeepers keep guests informed with their Island Notes section.


Rent an entire house on Mackinac Island for your next family vacation. The website we created for McGreevy Cottage includes a 3D walkthrough and availability calendar.


Main Street Inn & Suites on Mackinac Island needed a site to showcase the beautiful suites and convenient location on the island. Slideshows and descriptions give visitors a wonderful feel for this elegant hotel. They have integrated social media on their website through links to their Facebook business page.


We created a fully responsive website for Hart's Inn on Mackinac Island to show off this popular site that is lovingly managed by Blanca and Dave, in true personal B&B style.


Rent a newly renovated condo with beautiful views of Mackinac's harbor at DeLanglade Condos. View photos on their website and enquire about availability online.


We recently launched a new, responsive design for long-time client, Bogan Lane Inn. This historic B&B offers classic Mackinac accommodations hosted by owners with deep connections to the island.

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Cole Planter Company in Albany, Georgia requested a new, more vital presence on the web to sell their line of farm implements. This company has been in business since 1900 and is still keeping up with the times!

Mintaka Design has the perfect match of a special creative talent and savvy technical expertise that makes it an incredible resource for great web designs. Our customers have raved about our sites, which they find not only attractive but also easy to use and functional. We are at the top of the search engines time after time. Thank you!

Mark Pirrung
Cole Planter & Covington Planter
Albany, GA


Covington Planter needed a new site to communicate the reliability of their planter products and the stability of their century-old company.


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The Mackinac Island Yacht Club worked with Mintaka Design to develop a website to highlight member activities and services of their organization. The site includes an interactive calendar updated by the Executive Committee as well as the club manager. A password-protected Members Only section keeps members up-to-date on policies and administrative issues.

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Nonprofit Organizations



We are honored to be the webmaster for Manna Food Project, a very worthy nonprofit whose mission is "Feeding the hungry throughout northern Michigan." Their website accepts donations for their food distribution, food rescue, food pantry and other projects. Manna is a long-time client and we are excited to launch a second fresh design of the website in a responsive, mobile-friendly format in 2019.


Marta has been managing Manna Food Project's website for years. She has always been innovative and highly responsive to our requests, getting things done quickly. I appreciate her ability to brainstorm and work through ideas with us, and I look forward to our continued relationship.

Jessyca Stoepker
Manna Food Project


Join us in supporting one of our favorite nonprofits, Mackinac Associates! We created a new responsive website to inform visitors of the many benefits of being a member.
Mackinac Associates supports Mackinac State Historic Parks' programs which preserve the historic sites and the beautiful natural resources of the Straits of Mackinac area.

Mintaka Design created an appealing, clean and intuitive website for Mackinac Associates. Marta and staff were creative, responsive and quick to deliver an excellent product at a reasonable rate. Five stars, two thumbs up, and any other 100% approval rating for Mintaka Design.

Diane Dombroski
Mackinac Associates


The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and enriching life for residents and visitors of Mackinac Island. This newly designed, responsive site outlines the many giving opportunities available through the Foundation. The site is adaptable to the viewing device whether it is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. Having a responsive site improves search engine rankings on mobile devices.

Thank you for everything: Your kind words, your quick responses and always your professionalism.

Stephanie McGreevy
Mackinac Island Community Foundation



Little Traverse Choral Society announces concerts, solicits donations and recruits new choral members with their website. This organization is a popular choral resource in northern Michigan.

We met with Marta Olson to share our desire for an attractive and informative web site. She listened intently and came up with a creative and comprehensive site. We could not be more pleased.

Sulane Hamilton
Executive Director
Little Traverse Choral Society


We were pleased to design a website for the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation. Their site informs visitors about the funds and activities that support the community and encourages donations.


We have supported the efforts of the Mackinac Island Recreational Development (MIRD) nonprofit for many years. In 2017 we redid their website to be mobile responsive. Support them by buying a beautiful Mackinac calendar online!


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Wings of Mackinac has a beautiful website with many photos of butterflies featured in this Mackinac Island conservatory. The site is a wonderful educational resource for those interested in lepidoptera. In 2015 we launched a new look for the site developed under responsive design. This platform adapts the viewers' experience based on the device used to view the site and provides benefits for mobile SEO.


Recently launched! A new e-commerce site for Joann's Fudge! Customers order delicious, award-winning fudge year-round. The e-commerce site tracks orders and customers, allows customer logins, prints shipping labels automatically and allows multiple payment processing options.

Working with Mintaka Design has been not only a professional, but enjoyable experience. Marta has always listened to my input as a business owner and provided the perfect amount of guidance to produce a web page that is both creative and user friendly. I would highly recommend Mintaka Design for other business owners interested in redesigning their website.

Nancy Porter
Joann's Fudge


Island Bookstore, a long-time client, launched a new Shopify e-commerce site with our help in 2020. They offer a wide-variety of Mackinac themed books and offer other books in print through Bookshop, accessible through their main site.



Urvana's, an elegant gift shop on Mackinac Island features scrimshaw art, Mackinac charms, ancient mastodon jewelry and other unique hand-crafted items. Order online year-round on their new Shopify website!


Great Turtle Creations published their website to promote their custom wedding stationery and materials featuring the art of Jeannie West.


Benjamin of Mackinac Island was looking for a way to showcase their unique collection of vintage postcards and books about Mackinac history by Robert E. Benjamin. Mintaka Design is currently setting up a new e-commerce solution for selling their postcards and books.



Mack & Jacks Gourmet Cocoa requested a whimsical design to tell the family story behind this delicious cocoa product.


We enjoyed launching a website to promote Steve Sikkema's beautiful handmade canoe paddles. They are truly works of art!

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We developed the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours website under our new "responsive" development platform in 2015. This platform optimizes the user experience for mobile devices. As more visitors are accessing sites via their smartphones, it is becoming more important to develop sites that offer a different layout for different screen sizes.


Our long-time client, Glass Recyclers, asked for a new responsive site with an integrated map and inquiry form.


Bennett Travel uses their website to inform visitors about their school music group travel offerings. Owned by an award-winning band director from Harbor Springs, the business creates custom educational tours tailored to the needs of each school group. We developed a custom online payment system to manage trips, communicate with travelers and accept payments.

Marta, I can't thank you enough for what you have done for my business website. Your thoughtfulness to my wants and needs were far exceeded by your creative efforts to create a site that is truly wonderful. You have always done above and beyond with us and I cannot tell you how much you are appreciated.

Jeff Bennett
Bennett Travel



Cindy's Riding Stable, has a similar site to its sister company, Jack's Livery Stable. The businesses complement each other and reflect the love the owners have for horses and riding.

Northern Periodontics and Implant Dentistry


We recently launched a new website for Northern Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. This site showcases the variety of services and high quality care provided by these health professionals. One goal was to provide visitors with easy-to-understand information about the oral health procedures they offer.


We recently launched a website for a new service available in Traverse City! Elite Carriage Company provides executive vehicle transportation throughout northern Michigan. Ride in comfort and enjoy Wi-fi as you travel to your destination.

I have to say I am VERY Impressed with this web site. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I can tell you that this is MUCH better than I could have imagined! Nice work Marta!!!!!!!

Jim Harper
Elite Carriage Company



Far North Custom Painting


Far North Custom Painting where "precision is our passion" uses its website to inform prospective clients about its painting and coating services in northern Michigan.


Darrow Bros. Excavating, Inc. a long-time client of ours, received a face-lift to their site in 2016; it is now optimized for mobile devices and includes photos illustrating the many services they have offered northern Michigan since 1968.


North Woods Yoga in Petoskey, Michigan promotes the classes and retreats led by senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Mary Reilly. This popular yoga studio keeps its followers updated with quarterly newsletters created through an email marketing service.

Thank you for your quick and professional – yet friendly – work on my materials!

M. Reilly
North Woods Yoga



If you've ever biked on Mackinac, you'll know about Mackinac Wheels! It's the bike shop with the "true local vibe!" The owners expanded with a second shop and launched an updated website.


We launched a new responsive site for Jack's Livery Stable, a long-time client. This new design is filled with fresh photos of clients enjoying their riding experience. It is optimized for mobile viewing on multiple devices.


LV2 Partners, LLC, a Midwest-based equity investment and strategic management firm, launched a site which highlights their success in acquiring and developing exciting new business ventures. The second version of their site, developed in 2016, is responsive to mobile devices which is an important new development in web design.

Thanks again for your always prompt and helpful work.

J. Pollock
LV2 Partners, LLC



Tri-Lakes Appliance Repair, a trusted northern Michigan appliance repair business, asked us to create a site that reflected their wide range of repair services and commitment to their service area.

For the Love of Mackinac


We recently launched a new responsive website for long-time client, For the Love of Mackinac. We created a new elegant design to help brides and grooms understand the wide range of services provided by this popular Mackinac Island wedding coordinator.


Kane Law Firm, P.C. of Colorado Springs wanted a professional site to highlight the expertise and community spirit of their attorneys.



Evening Star Joinery, a premier custom home builder in Harbor Springs, Michigan showcases a portfolio of beautiful projects on their website. The simple, elegant design lets the professional craftsmanship found in each unique construction project speak for itself.


We did a redesign for Ryba Bikes on Mackinac Island recently. Under the new responsive site, mobile users can easily access information about renting bikes. Check out their interactive map!


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