Interaction Design & Development

The internet is littered with websites that are extremely hard to use and down right frustrating.

When we build websites, we make sure to keep the user at the heart of the design. Is this form easy to fill out? Does this button actually look and act like a button should?

Research

We believe in making websites that are usable and easy to use.

We research the best practices on usability and experience in the web industry to help inform our decisions.

Easy to Use

Like they say: if your Mom can’t understand or use your website, you’ve got a problem.

Even if your target market is focused on the twenty-somethings, you still need to have a website that is functional and easy to use. Otherwise, people will become frustrated and frustrated people won’t be coming back to your website.

A Reaction for Every Action

Your website needs to have a reaction for every action.

When a visitor clicks a button, there needs to be an action that lets them know the website has responded. When they fill out your contact form, there needs to be an instant reaction.

It’s in the Details

The subtle, minor details are what make or break a website. When you visit a website that focuses on the details, you can really tell.

These details are what we spend time on. We enjoy making things easier to use and spending time on the details that some would argue are a waste of time. In the end, we create better websites that visitors enjoy and put their trust in.

What About Your Website?

If you already have a website, but would like to improve the usability of it, we can help.

For More Information

Call or Text Shawn Hooghkirk at (360) 450-3711

shawn@graticle.com

Exceptional Customer Service

All of our clients experience excellent customer service at all times. If you call or email us, we get back to within that day
(or the next at the latest). You will not be waiting for a response and wonder if we’ve decided to jump ship.

We’ve heard the horror stories and we’ve learned from others mistakes.

Don’t take our word for it. Read our customer reviews →

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I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California

Shawn and Jill were both fantastic to work with!! They turned the project around quickly, the design for our logo turned out perfectly and it was a pleasure to do business with them. If you are looking for a design company I HIGHLY recommend Graticle!!

Jonathan Simmons

Reclamation Church

Longview, Washington