Hello! Welcome to Big Big Design.

We design simple and smart web sites and help you use them along with digital marketing — including social media — to connect with the people you want to reach.

Cynthia Closkey, President of Big Big Design
Cynthia Closkey
President of Big Big Design

New on the Big Big Design Blog

No doubt I could list way more than seven elements from perfect blog posts, but these seven seem to cover all the most important bases.

  1. Headline: the 6 words that count most
  2. Storytelling hook
  3. Fewer characters per line at first
  4. Featured image
  5. Subheads for scanning
  6. Content and the 1,500-word sweet spot
  7. Soundbites for sharing
Interesting research that validates the ...

“Ms. Closkey, president of Downtown Web design firm Big Big Design, noted that over the past five to seven years, Pittsburgh’s tweeters and bloggers have tapped into a deeply philanthropic vein and produced some remarkable charitable efforts as a result.

“‘It’s interesting because people talk about Twitter being like a water cooler or a cocktail party,’ Ms. Closkey said. ‘I think social media offers technological tools to allow people do to more of what they do in real life. We see tweetups that happen around a charity or a group of people who have a cause.’” (more…)

Find out about coaching

Need help with something specific?

Get Smart Stuff


Get our newsletter. We send out a newsletter every week. It covers some of the same topics as the Big Big Design blog, but it’s a little more in-depth and conversational. Check it out. (You can unsubscribe any time.)

Need a Smart Website?


Frustrated at having to depend on someone to build or update your website? You can create and manage it yourself. You only need a good way to learn how.

Our online workshops are self-paced, easy-to-follow, interactive how-to lessons that you participate in on your computer, tablet, or phone. Check them out here.

Build Your Excellent Website

Find out more

People Say Nice Things

  • I’ve worked with Cynthia Closkey on multiple projects, large and small. I’ve seen her soothe frazzled clients who are under pressure to execute a social media strategy or overwhelmed by the needs of their website. For people who know what they want but don’t know how to get there, Cynthia and her team are like the world’s greatest internet psychiatrists for people in pain.

    Kelley Denny, KDenny and Partners PR
  • I just went into my website and made some changes, and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to do everything I wanted to do quickly and easily. I was prepared to stumble around but I did not. This website is so easy to maintain!

    Eileen Stroup, Titus Services

Where to Start?