Recent Testimonials and Websites 2016/17
Reviews for Katie Vandyck and 100Designs
Angela Betteridge, Systemic Family Therapist (July 2017)
I was recommended to Katie by a friend and colleague. Initially I contacted Katie to take some photos for a professional website. Although I hate being photographed Katie made me feel relaxed and advised me about how to present myself. She has a genuine interest in the context of your work and is thoughtful, adaptable and very skilled at knowing what is needed. I was pleased with the photographs and many people have commented on them being very professional and a good ‘fit’ for the website.
I later contacted her about designing a website for me. I also knew this would be a challenge for my IT skills and the sheer enormity of the task filled me with dread but Katie has an incredible way of instilling confidence.
She was genuinely interested in the subject matter and through her curious questioning we co-constructed something that was user-friendly and accessible. It is professional without jargon so has a real sense of integrity. I wasn’t really expecting the level of interest and connection that Katie offered.
I learnt a great deal and am very grateful for her steadying hand in the process. The website has had many positive comments and I would wholeheartedly recommend Katie’s service. She goes the extra mile.
The Old Bakery, Holiday Home in Corneilhan (June 2017)
"Katie at 100Designs was professional and creative with my web design.
The site is simple, but easy to manage, which meets my needs perfectly.
I particularly like the feminine touch and her bold use of the colour of the rooms of our house; it adds to the Mediterranean feel.
Thank you Katie, I will be recommending your work."
Back-in-Motion Chiropractic Clinic in Lewes (May 2017)
"The website is fabulous, thank you!"
Lucie Muir Luxury Fashion Journalist (April 2017)
"As a freelance journalist, I'm not used to being on the other end of probing questions, but Katie’s initial pre-website questionnaire was instrumental in shaping my thoughts and defining my brand as succinctly as possible. It is an invaluable tool and a great starting point for things to come.
I wanted a no-fuss, easy-to-use, luxurious-looking site and Katie delivered just that. She also created my business card, which I am now proud to hand out at any given opportunity. The shoot for my portrait was fun and I felt instantly at ease, which is further testament to Katie’s easy-going nature.
Suffice to say, I have enjoyed every part of the creative process with Katie and would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of launching a new website or seeking to update a company profile with one of her artful portraits. And when it comes to the all-important SEO, she will make it her mission to have you soaring to the top of Google’s listings in no time at all!
Thanks again for all your hard work, sharp eye and general fabulousness throughout the entire creative journey. I really love the site. It is just perfect!"
Caz McDonagh, Craniosacral therapist - March 2017
"Just wanted to say I really value what you're doing, I LOVE the photos!!! Fell in love with them instantly.
You're ace at what you do and the world needs to know."
Anthea Barbary, Alternative Lewes (January 2017)
"When I initially approached Katie, my ideas and thoughts for my website were not clear at all. I also needed a logo and photos for the website.
Katie is a ‘one stop shop’! Her design, photography and website knowledge....... oh and not to forget her wisdom, saw me safely through the whole process until every single detail of the website was finished.
There were many times when I just wanted to quit and run away, because I found the whole thing so daunting. If it hadn’t been for Katie’s calm, methodical, creative, knowledgeable and kind approach to designing and building my website, I don’t think that the whole Alternative Lewes project would be where it is today.
Thank you so much Katie. I am so grateful!"
Sally McDaid Interior Design (January 2017)
"Katie has helped me enormously with the creation of my website and also her photography skills are second to none! Katie really listened to how I envisioned my website to be which was all about colour and how to use it creatively in interiors.
I am so pleased with the end result, and it's all thanks to Katie."
Katie Mole at Symonds of Hereford (December 2016)
"Katie, thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to our website.
We are so proud to call it ours. I know we always say it but you have a true talent. We look forward to 2017 and working together again..."
Marisa Guthrie - Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic in Brighton (November 2016)
"From the outset what impressed me about Katie is her thoroughness in ensuring that every aspect of the site was a complete reflection of who we are as a business.
She spent a lot of time gaining a deep understanding of the business and our vision for the future. Not only does she have a great eye for design but her photographs are just beautiful. We now have a beautiful, professional web site and can move forward with confidence."
Have a look at the Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic's website
Siân Griffiths - Mezzo Soprano October 2016
"I hired Katie for two sets of headshots and a website, all of which I am very happy with.
Katie took on board all of my wishes in both of these projects whilst also suggesting some new ideas to give the finished projects an extra dimension, making them just as I wanted, but better.
I would definitely hire Katie again, she's incredibly conscientious and professional and the finished product is always stylish and authentic. Thank you very much for your work, it was been lovely working with you!"
Louise, Director - Common Cause Lewes September 2016
"100Designs did a fantastic job on our new website and we are delighted with the result. Katie fashioned our multi-faceted content into a lovely clean design, make suggestions for improved navigation where required and was a delight to work with - thank you!"
Tracey Kirker - Darling Buds of Sussex Wedding Flower Service August 2016
"I would like to recommend Katie Vandyck who not only makes your work look as beautiful as it can be through her skills as a photographer - but actually puts it all together in a coherent, uncomplicated, appealing website too.
The all round package of technical skill and visual artistry . Perfect."
Kent and Sussex Canine Osteopaths July 2016
"Katie did a great job on our website. She was very patient, really listened to what we wanted and came up with an excellent design. She was brilliant at getting back to us really quickly if we asked questions or wanted changes. Nothing was too much trouble. She also took all of the photos, which was fantastic, getting natural, outdoor and indoor photographs of us working.
She had a good understanding of our business and was able to take the photographs with the look and feel of the website in mind. We’re really happy with the result."
Ruth Kerr - Sing Out with Confidence! June 2016
"Katie did a beautiful job with my new website, and her design skills and instincts were invaluable to me.
She produced fantastic photographs to decorate the site and gave me very useful advice with my copy-writing. I've received many lovely compliments about the quality and appearance of the site since it went "live" and am thrilled with how it looks."
Joanna Majithia - Nutritional Therapist (Eat4Wellbeing) Brighton April 2016
"Katie has done a fantastic job designing my new website and taking amazing photos of both me and food for the site. She has a very positive and creative approach with plenty of ideas but also listened and responded to any of my ideas and questions.
I felt Katie really understood how to represent my business and she has also helped me with how to manage my site going forward. I am so pleased with the results and it has been a real pleasure working with Katie. I would highly recommend her. Thank you so much!"
Zoë Boston - Transformational Coach (St Albans) April 2016
"Working with Katie to build my website has been an absolute pleasure. She is a fantastic listener, picking up on small details and nuances so that the character of what I needed came through in the website design. From a few conversations she really took my ideas and created a beautiful site that embodied exactly what I was trying to get across to my audience.
Never shy to give her thoughts, though never insistent that you adhere to her ideas, she is a natural creative genius who changes thoughts into design efficiently with heart, soul and passion.
From jumping on a train to do a photography shoot at an hours notice just to fit in with the weather, to being constantly at the end of the phone for my thoughts and new ideas, Katie has been passionately devoted to our work and been an inspirational source of wisdom and advice to whom I shall continue to turn.
Many, many thanks Katie"
Sharon Willmore, Pamela's Pottery 2016
"After visiting a few artists' websites I looked at one of my colleague's sites, (Oriana Evans Jewellery) which was amazing! She told me it was designed by Katie, I immediately knew I wanted her to do mine. Her innate ability to lay out photos and text in such a stylish way that is both modern and fresh is exactly what I wanted!
We met up and discussed things and within that meeting we had almost decided on the look of the site. She is both friendly and professional and I look forward to her continuing to build my site as my business develops."