WordPress Web Design

At Graticle, we design and develop fully custom WordPress websites and have been doing so since 2009. We have an excellent track record of success as you can read from any one of our 68 customer reviews.

Part of that success is our process. We’ve launched hundreds of websites over the years and our process for doing so is one of the best you’ll find in the industry. We keep you involved throughout the entirety of the project and communicate with you every step of the way. We don’t simply design a website and ask “what do you think?” We develop a strategy to accomplish a goal, work with you, and develop a website that accomplishes that goal.

As you can see in our portfolio, we create beautiful, unique websites (no templates). We also customize the WordPress interface to make it easy for you and your staff to manage and update your website. That way when you need to change a photo or add a new paragraph about an upcoming event, you can take care of it yourself. You can also have us update your website, but we provide you the option if you’d rather handle it yourself.

Focusing on the Buyer & the Bottom Line

A great looking website is just that: something nice to look at.

Although we do create fine-looking websites, we understand that’s not going to keep your door open. Your website needs to generate revenue for your business. Otherwise, it’s just expense and we know you don’t need another one of those.

When we talk with you, the first stage of our discussion focuses solely on the reason your website even exists (or will exist) in the first place. Finding that goal and making decisions around that goal is key to a successful WordPress website.

(On a side note: We actually do a lot of re-designs picking up the pieces where other “web designers” have dropped the ball. Unfortunately, irresponsibility is all too common in this industry.)

User-Friendly & Easy to Use

We pride ourselves in creating websites that are intuitive and easy to use.

When a visitor arrives on your homepage you have less than a second to keep them from hitting the back button. Having this knowledge, we get out our quicker of best practices to engage users when they land on your homepage.

Optimized for Search Engines (SEO)

We build websites with search engines in mind. We take care of the technicalities to make sure that your website hits the ground running when it’s released into the world.

Statistics: Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools

You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” – Peter Drucker

We setup your WordPress website with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. With these two tools, you’ll be able to monitor how many visitors arrive on your website, where they are coming from, their demographics, your most popular pages, keywords searched and much more.

Social Media Friendly

We optimize all of our websites for social media networks. When someone shares a link to your page or post, that link will be formatted to show an image, an excerpt, and the web address—making it all the easier in engaging people to read and share your content.

Security & Reliability

We build our WordPress websites to stand up to hackers. If your website is attacked, your website can be gone in the blink of an eye. This is a major concern that most people don’t consider until it’s too late. After all, if you’re going to invest in a website, you need to protect it. We also create daily or weekly offsite backups of your website to be on the safe side.

Video Training & Tutorials

When we hand you the keys to your website, we want you to be comfortable managing it. Even though you won’t need to program/code, you still need to understand how to effectively manage your website.

We create video tutorials that show you how to update your brand new WordPress website. Our customers love these tutorials. Not only are they able to refer to these videos for a refresher, they can also provide future employees access to them and they’re able to get up and running in no time.

We Take of Everything

From the domain name to hosting, we handle every aspect of the project for you.

You won’t be required to understand the website industry or be a programmer by night. You won’t have to contact three different companies for various parts of your website that you don’t even understand. We take care of everything.

After all, that’s why you’re hiring us.

Speak with a WordPress Expert Today

Call Shawn Hooghkirk at (360) 450-3711


Exceptional Customer Service

All of our clients experience great 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

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I really can’t fully express how great my experience was working with Shawn and Graticle. I work for a non-profit and our website had fallen into disrepair–we had even lost ownership of our domain name! But Shawn went above and beyond and walked me through the process of getting our domain name back, along with the complete design of the new site. I absolutely LOVED that he developed videos that walked us through the process of managing the website–from logging in, to editing photos, to changing content–he covered all the bases we needed to take care of our new site. This was particularly appreciated because, as a non-profit, we will likely be moving through web managers over the years and having these videos to pass on to each new manager will be an incredible relief, and will (hopefully) help us avoid the trap we fell into with our last site. He is the most responsible businessman I’ve ever worked with, he was extremely prompt in his replies to emails, and I never felt like he left us hanging or confused at any step along the way. I recommend his services with full marks! You won’t regret it!


Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex


Corvallis, Oregon

Let me start by saying if you choose Graticle Design for your website needs, you’ve made the right choice!

Four months ago, I started a new online business. I hired a company that I had found online, to design and build my new business website. Let’s just say, it has been a complete nightmare the past few months trying to get the work done that I needed on my site. I would email them when I needed something and sometimes get no response for days. Not to mention, the amount of time it took for them to get the work done and the high cost of their services. This situation had me extremely stressed out. I must add that I am not computer savvy. Therefore, I depended on this company for all of my website needs. Finally, after months of anxiety, frustration and utter disgust, I decided to search the web for a new website design company. I searched and interviewed many. However, I felt the most comfortable with Graticle Design. When I spoke with Shawn Hooghkirk, I felt a sense of trust and ease after our very first phone interview. Shawn actually took the time to listen and understand my concerns, expectations and everything I wanted for my website. After our first interview, I hired Graticle Design. This was the best decision for my business website and for myself as well. They are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and might I add, very skilled. I am beyond impressed with their service and I couldn’t be happier! I no longer have to stress and worry. I know that I can count on this company for all of my website needs. Most importantly, they do an incredible job!

Thank you Graticle Design! Your team is amazing!

Sincerely, Flickerfancy.com



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