Reviews for Katie Vandyck and 100Designs Websites
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Georgie Vestey, Podcaster, Dead Honest
“I had a great product and I needed a website. Almost everyone else with a similar product had gone for a generic look, one that favoured the amused glibness of social media. It felt like a fast joke that would fade fast. It was as unrecognisable to me as I was to it.
By chance, I find Katie at 100Designs. It becomes quickly apparent that she’s an unusual hybrid; she combines an analogue sensibility with digital expertise. Quietly listening to my poorly formed brief - I knew far better what I didn’t want than what I did - Katie starts to craft a sense of what I am after. I use the word ‘craft’ deliberately, as a talented photographer, her insights are grounded in creativity. A few deeply intuitive observations later and I feel myself relax. I am being seen for who I am not pushed into a some digital construct.
Trust is such a crucial element to any business relationship but especially one where you are so out of sync with the prevailing medium. I trust Katie and am rewarded with a website that reflects my values. Having set me on my way, she generously offers recommendations of others who can help me across the digital ocean. I feel confident I can keep my head above water.”
Kelly Dillon, The Stitching Post, Online Fabric Retailer
“When I decided that I would like a e-commerce site I had no idea of the work involved. However, from looking at Katie's stunning work, I knew that she was the right person to go to. From the beginning Katie took me (a complete techno-phobe) by the hand and step by step worked with me to create a wonderful website.
Katie's attention to detail and extensive knowledge resulted in exactly what I wanted; a fantastic site but something that over time I can update and run myself.”
Valerie Ishii, Zoopharmacognosy Practitioner
“Katie negotiated my lack of skills and knowledge without blinking an eye: a constant source of calm reassurance, straightforward support and sincere encouragement.
I’m delighted with my website. It looks beautiful and utterly polished.”
(Website, photography, leaflet and logo)
Sheila Christie, Alexander Technique Teacher, Islington
“Thanks for making the design and photography process so straightforward, enjoyable and revealing.
I'm very happy with the end product and feel it gives me a solid base to start from and develop as my practice grows.”
Liz Webb, Liz Webb Management
“I have worked with Katie Vandyck of 100Designs on three websites - Ed Hughes, Liz Webb Management and New Music Players - over the last six months and it’s been a pleasure.
The starting point for each site was Katie’s fantastic photos which captured the spirit of the composers and musicians featured on the sites. Katie then devised clear, logical menus and site navigation and sent me a framework for my copy.
She made me really think about the focus of my business and how to communicate that effectively. She also gave me lots of useful advice on SEOs and how to keep users' interest.
I’m really delighted with the look and content of all three sites and have had lots of very positive feedback.”
Bridge Farm Commercial Lettings, Barcombe (Website, photography and logo)
“I contacted 100Designs following a recommendation through a local business group.
We wanted a website for our commercial lettings business that would engage the visitor straight away. Katie's photography does just that. It was an added bonus that she could build the website for us as well.
I enjoyed working with Katie throughout the process, communication was easy from the start, and it's nice to know the support is always there.
From day one Katie took our vision on board and helped us turn it into a reality, sharing our enthusiasm along the way and adding her own artistic flair and experience.
The result has been a website that we could not be happier with. We now have an online presence to be proud of.”
Fiona Szekely - Home Furnishings (Website, logo, business card)
“I have found working with Katie on my website to be an extremely pleasurable experience.
Her quiet and calm demeanour was wonderful when we worked together on the amazing photography she produced to use on the site. I found her to be totally engaged and focused on making the website work for me. She was very professional and I really would recommend her service to anyone trying to start a new business or improve on their website.”
Thank you Katie... Fiona Szekely
Claire Tindall, Acupuncturist (Website, logo, leaflet and business card design, photography)
"Katie Vandyck of 100Designs took my sketchy ideas and ran with them to create a sophisticated yet simple website beyond my imagination.
Her style and eye for detail was evident in the construction of the website and during our photo shoot. Artistic, long and macro shots conveyed the’ essence’ of my practice, while a palette of pale green jade gave the website cohesion. Branded leaflets and business cards complemented the graphics of the website. Beautiful.
Katie is calm, intelligent, artistically talented and experienced in her profession. I wholeheartedly recommend that you take the opportunity to work with her and watch your business come to life."
Alice Mara, Ceramic Artist (Website, photography, logo)
"It was a great experience to work with Katie on my website - she had an intuitive understanding of the nature of my work and the way that I work. Together we created a simple, high quality and informative website.
Katie generously shared her skills and knowledge with me so that I could continue to update and utilise my own website, myself.
The photography that Katie produced for my website really captured the different aspects of the work that I create. The ceramic house outside the real house was a genius idea of Katie's that really made for some authentic visuals."
Visit www.alicemara.com to see an Artist's Website
Tanya Smart, Lewes Family Therapy
"It was a pleasure having Katie design my website. She is such a talented person – intelligent and quick, with a fine eye for how something needs to look, as well as being a quiet and considerate listener who was calm when I was confused and optimistic when I was uncertain.
I so recommend her!
Katherine Rake, Totalpolicy
"The website has transformed the way I've been able to talk about my business.
I really enjoyed working with you and you helped me enormously to clarify what I was trying to achieve with the website and I’ve had lots of lovely feedback."
Angela Betteridge, Systemic Family Therapist
"Katie has a genuine interest in the context of your work and is thoughtful, adaptable and very skilled at knowing what is needed.
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 would wholeheartedly recommend Katie’s service. She goes the extra mile."
Six months after launch Angela added
"I now get a steady stream of referrals from the site, my appointments are full to bursting"
Website, Business Card and A5 Leaflet
Back-in-Motion Chiropractic Clinic in Lewes
"Katie is fabulous to work with. She answers queries promptly and super efficiently.
She obviously has a “great eye” for style, showing in her fabulous photos. Katie is also very patient and friendly. We feel certain that our business has grown as a result of our new website."
Lucie Muir Luxury Fashion Journalist
"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.
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!"
Sally McDaid Interior Design
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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!
"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
"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)
"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"