Crafting AccessIble Websites

for Nonprofits and Educational Institutions

A full-service boutique shop

on the banks of the Huron River

Boxcar Studio focuses primarily on building websites for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.  Our small dedicated team is passionate about sites with a social impact or those that serve the public good.  We design and develop our sites in-house from start to finish with an eye toward elegant interface design and accessibility.


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Injury Science Center

University of Pennsylvania

Firearm Injury Prevention Center

University of Michigan

Our Promise

True Partnership

We strive for a true partnership with all of our clients. A successful project and relationship requires open communications and a comprehensive understanding of your organization and its brand, audience, and website needs.

Practical, Sustainable Solutions

Your website needs to not only meet your organization’s unique goals, but also fit your budget, timeline, and in-house capabilities. Our solutions will be researched, practical, and easy to maintain.


Every site follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, 2.1, level AA. Our rigorous testing begins with the design and initial build and includes a final review before launch.

Understanding Your Brand

Communicating your brand is paramount for effective website design. Your site should embody the visual representation of your organization as well as showcasing your voice and primary messaging to your audience.

Some of Our Clients

Boxcar is everything I look for in a web design firm: skilled, organized, creative, and flexible. From our first conversation they were interested in my organization’s goals, and their proposal made clear they understood our needs. Plus, they are nice people and fun to work with.

– Hayley Roberts, MI Health Fund

Boxcar was an absolute pleasure to work with. They are relaxed and easy-going but professional and completely responsive at the same time. Boxcar helped the Erb Institute develop a whole new look for our site and rose to the challenge on on our many tweaks to get the right look, feel and functionality. They also brought ideas and recommendations to optimize our site.

– Carolyn Kwant, University of Michigan Erb Institute

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Arizona State University
University of Michigan Office of Research
Kroc Institute Notre Dame
University of Michigan Office of Research
University of Michigan Taubman Collegge
Detroit College for Creative Studies