Articles Tagged: Web Design

How to Speed Up Your Web Design Project

November 15, 2017

Have you ever hired a website designer? If not, you may be asking yourself “How long does a website take to create?” You may be surprised to find out that the turnaround time almost always depends on you, the customer.

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What is an SSL Certificate?

October 26, 2017

SSL Certificates have become a very popular topic since Google decided in 2014 to use them as a ranking signal in search results. We’re all starting to become accustomed to the green lock icon in the address bar. It lets us know that the website we’re browsing is legitimate and takes their website and company seriously.  Learn about SSL Certificates and how they can benefit your website.

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Marketing for Rocket Scientists

October 18, 2017

Often, we talk with business owners who want a website for their business, but don’t currently do any marketing. We ask: “Facebook? Instagram? Craigslist?” The answer: “Facebook? I don’t get it. Instagram? Why?” My favorite excuse: “Craigslist? I tried it once and it didn’t work.”

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Why Do You Want a Website? Tips for Web Design Success

September 26, 2017

When we discuss a website project with a prospective customer, this is one of the first questions we ask. It’s also a question most often to stop people in their tracks because they haven’t really thought it through. Vague general answers ensue. The reason it’s important is so that your website is a tool in your business toolset and not another fruitless expense.

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Shawn is a delight to work with. He meets deadlines on time and always gives a heads up when he foresees that there may be delay.

Shawn has a strong design aesthetic and was easily able to convey a fresh and modern portrayal of our brand in all of the pieces that he has worked on.

Best of all, I love that I can go to him for advice on a project that I haven’t found a solution for yet. Shawn makes a great teammate to brainstorm a solution—one that will work for your business—and design goals.

Allison Rhodes

Marketing Manager

The Value Builder System™

Toronto, Ontario

Huge Shout-Out to Graticle Design for their amazing work on our agency’s Run the Path logo design for this year. Shawn Hooghkirk was easy to work with, super efficient and paid great attention to detail. If anyone needs any graphic design or website design he is the guy to go to!


Marissa Carpentier

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Columbia Wellness

Longview, Washington