About Graticle Design

I started Graticle Design in 2009 out of beautiful Ridgefield, Washington. I had just graduated from California State University, Fresno and had a goal of starting a business so I could work for myself. I had built websites and designed flyers throughout high school and college. During college I had my first paying client (a previous employer and friend) and realized that I could actually get paid for this passion of mine.

After graduating college, my first order of business was to email everyone I knew, from past employers, to family, to friends. After a few months of this, I was now in business full-time creating websites and designing.

During the first year, I learned about the amount of “web design companies” in existence. I had many clients that came to me simply to start a project over because their current “web design company” had either stopped answering their phone calls, or were extremely difficult to work with (among other complaints). This brought about my second order of business: do not make the mistakes these “companies” were making, instead, take my business seriously, work my tail off, and provide the absolute best service to my clients.

And it worked.

The next thing I knew, I had more clients. The best part: my clients businesses were growing, they were going out of their way to compliment my work and communication and they were also referring my services to others that were in need.

That brings us to today.

I’m currently working on extremely fun and exciting projects and still love what I do today. I’ve learned a lot and have some of the best clients. I’ve met a lot of people in the web industry and have a handful of friends now that help me with various projects in areas where they shine while I choose to design.

I’m currently living in the beautiful northwest (Longview, Washington) with my wonderful wife, my son, and our two cats.

Shawn Hooghkirk

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Hi Shawn,

I would like to thank you for the superior service you have provided for us recently. Even though we just started working together, I am impressed with your service, knowledge and timely response to our needs. As with all technology, there is always some little things that seem to go wrong and we did not experience this on our project.

Even if you didn’t know the answers at first, you took the time to get the answers and provide us with solutions that got us up and running.

I would highly recommend Graticle to anyone looking for a capable and reputable organization to develop WordPress websites and Graphic Design. We have several other client projects on the horizon and I look forward to continue working with you in the future.

Thanks again,

Vince Kostelnik

Senior Marketing Advisor

Warren Strategies


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Working with Shawn was and continues to be great. As a new business with a new website in place, Shawn was able connect some missing items and fine tune what I had already developed. He went the extra mile and put together video clips for me walking me through the process on how to utilize what he put together. It’s really brilliant and so helpful. I can access these short how to’s anytime I need a refresher.

Another great thing about Shawn is that he always responds to an email that day or the very next and works in such a timely and efficient manner. He’s definitely proven to be a great problem solver and is there to help with anything big or small.

I highly recommend Graticle Design without hesitation!

Christina Nickerson


Christina Nickerson Style


Ellensburg, Washington