Testimonials Kind & Encouraging Words From Our Clients
Below you’ll find testimonials from some of our clients. They are real people that we worked for and were not paid in any way to provide their testimonial. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of work and communication that we can. The greatest joy we receive is when a client calls or writes to tell us how we’ve positively impacted their business and life.
Shawn at Graticle is a great person to work with. He created a fantastic new interactive website for the Academy Theater which is easy for us to maintain. He’s always available for support and to make larger changes if we need them. I highly recommend him for your custom website.
As a Realtor I asked Graticle to design an entire Branding Package for myself. The Logo & Brand was the first step and they knocked it out of the park. Prompt service, excellent work, and perfect listening skills.
The excellent Logo & Brand design will set the tempo for the remaining Branding Package and Graticle did it perfectly. Stop shopping around and use Graticle.
Real Estate Agent
Thank you for all of the outstanding work you’ve done for me! As my business grows I will be adding more pages and content.
I have enclosed a few of the business cards that you have designed for me. Everyone who sees them loves the new look of “A-Miller Deposition Services”!
Owner / Operator
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 Style
As a Marketing Consultant, my business depends on reliable freelancers that I can call on when needed. Having Shawn as my lead designer and developer for all of my client work allows me to deliver amazing work every time!
I have him do all the design for my own needs, even though I have numerous other designers I work with as I love his style and “can-do” attitude.
All of my clients love working with him after my projects are done, too.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a designer that has his skills and his responsiveness, which make him a big value to any team!
Joshua Long Consulting
They provided excellent, tailored service …exactly what we were looking for!
They are incredibly easy to work with, competitive prices and excellent work.
First Church in Charlestown
I’ve worked with Shawn the past 2 years and we went to school together, all around good dude. He is super professional at what he creates and helps you with anything he can. My site is super easy to manage but looks amazing. Thanks for everything you have done.
Owner & Operator
Pismo Beach, California
Our school has worked with Graticle and Shawn for years now and without fail the service has been outstanding. Every request, small or large, gets an almost instant and clear response. Follow up questions are handled quickly and all the information is easy to follow – screenshots and videos are often used to talk you through the process. Alternatively, the issue is just sorted out instantly at their end. They always go above and beyond what you expect. No hesitation in recommending these guys without reservation!
Head of School
The Gardner School
Our web site update was just completed by Graticle Design and they did a terrific job. Our engineering company provides a unique service and Shawn captured the essence of our company. The way the site is set up I can add and modify the content at will, easily keeping the projects and offerings up to date myself. The tutorial he included is a great finish touch. Great job!
Altman Browning and Co.
Our business was changing and we needed a new, customized and customizable website with shopping cart. However, we had very little time to research, develop, and launch it. Fortunately, we chose to hire Graticle Designs. They responded quickly, asked the right questions, advised on the best options, collaborated and worked tirelessly to meet deadlines, and delivered an excellent solution for our small business.
Graticle designed the website for the company that I work for, and it turned out so amazing! Shawn was extremely understanding and helpful, walked me through problems (on my end, not his), provided solutions, and was always available to me if I had any questions. The whole process was very straightforward from wireframing to designing to WordPress. Shawn also recorded training videos to help me (and other associates) understand how to control nearly every aspect of our site from within the dashboard. Our website is now controlled in-house, and we have a beautiful mobile-friendly website that is already seeing more traffic!
Graticle is a great company, and more importantly, Shawn is a great guy! I would recommend Graticle to anyone considering website or design services!!!
A Nationwide (USA) Public Refrigerated Warehousing Company
Shawn at Graticle Design does exactly what he says he will do, when he says that he’ll do it. He is not only creative, but responsive. We have very much appreciated his expertise and advice. Great ideas and great execution!
President / CEO
Praxis Capital, Inc.
Santa Rosa, California
Smooth relationship and the resulting quality/excellent website for people to learn about Ridgefield’s BirdFest and Bluegrass.
Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Very able and professional – would definitely recommend.
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.
Senior Marketing Advisor
Thank you for a great experience in developing our new and classy web site. Your skills in visually organizing a quality site for our Show had already paid dividends in numerous comments from carvers and guests attending our show. You have efficiently updated the site when needed, your fees have been very reasonable and we look forward to bigger and even better participation in our show from the community and from carvers in the future.”
Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show
Love working with Shawn at Graticle. He is the consummate professional and not afraid to speak up with certainty around how to maximize his talent regarding how his graphics will have the most impact on our marketing and branding efforts. In my mind, this is critical. I am not just paying for someone to create what I want, but rather the value of their knowledge and expertise to create meaningful results. On top of that, his work is outstanding. I look forward to a long, fruitful partnership. Thank you Shawn and Graticle.
Sales Growth, Inc.
Shawn is a complete package. He’s creative, fast and prolific. Just as important, he has r-a-n-g-e. I’ve worked with him on a variety of projects, digital and traditional, corporate and retail–he always understands what the assignment demands. Shawn was on my shortlist of designers three hours into our first gig together. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved working with Shawn on our business cards and would 100% recommend Graticle to other business owners! Our business cards turned out even better than we could have imagined, which is amazing because we really had no idea what we wanted and gave Shawn very little to work off of, but he made it happen! Communication and customer service were top notch. Shawn answered all our questions and he even recorded a video explaining his design process, which is something we’ve never experienced with other designers. Graticle has been one of the most professional businesses we’ve ever worked with and we look forward to working with them in the future. Thanks Shawn!
Isabela & Eliana Valderrama
E & V Tax Services & Bookkeeping
We have used Shawn at Graticle Design on several web design projects and have always been extremely pleased with the end results. One of the fantastic things about working with Shawn is that he asks all the right question about our company, product and our customer base. Then, from these very insightful conversations, he is able to rapidly create a design that always feels fresh and new, as well as being something that completely envelops all of our needs.
Every time we work with Shawn, he exceeds our expectations. This is saying a lot because after working on several projects with him, we have very high expectations of his ability to make each and every design special, unique and ultimately profitable for us.
Shawn was very organized and delivered everything he needed to on time. When he made videos to help understand how the website would function and how to update it, it was very helpful. He was always responsive to e-mails and eager to share his knowledge of website design to give his input and help me as a project manager understand his thought process. In the end, he helped to create a very professional, usable, informative and creative website that has brought us business and we are very happy with it.
Liberty Lake, Washington
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
I’ve worked with Graticle Design on several projects and I have nothing negative to say. Shawn and his team do a remarkable job on both design and project management, and I’ll continue using them for the long term. In addition, Shawn has saved my backside several times when my site has been hacked – probably saving me thousands in lost dollars and hundreds of hours of lost time. I appreciate how Shawn takes a personal interest in everything I do, wanting to fully understand my businesses and seeks to not just “to a task” but help me make a bigger impact on the world.
Open Door Properies, LLC
Wow, what can I say?
Working with Shawn and the team at Graticle has made launching our website not only easy and stress-free, but fun! Our website looks wonderful, it looks beautiful and clean and is easy to for clients to navigate and order products. I love that it is mobile friendly and formats great on the phone. They really took the extra steps to make sure it came out exactly how we wanted and even made videos explaining step by step and page by page how to change or add to the website including changing text and images, adding products, etc. Shawn has made this a wonderful experience and helped create a great site that accurately represents our business. Not only will I recommend Graticle to other companies but also plan on having them do more work for us in the future.
Little Island Creamery
Before Graticle Design was recommended to me, I had worked with multiple web designers that were slow, disorganized, and unprofessional – and the sites they created showed it. I couldn’t even get a return call or email from one of them. What a difference working with Shawn. His process is incredibly organized and efficient, and his advice about design and flow is right on the mark. I’m thrilled with my website and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.
Contractor Profit Zone
Stirling, New Jersey
Graticle gave prompt and thoughtful attention to the construction of my website.
Law Office of Michael Grim
The BEST graphic artist I have worked with in the past 20 years. Found him (surprisingly) on Craigslist. Extremely fast, affordable, and the best quality of work I’ve ever received. He very carefully listened to my ideas and produced graphics exactly reflecting my vision. Shawn’s work exceeded my expectations. His quality of work was also complimented by the printing company who usually reserves comments.
It has been a real pleasure working with Shawn at Graticle Design. He has a real talent for helping clients develop a website that reflects their product, as well as their own personal vision. Throughout the process he uses videos to help his clients understand how their website will work. And most important, he is always open to ideas and suggestions to ensure that their individual needs are met. Without reservation, I would recommend Graticle to friends and colleagues who are seeking a website designer.
My experience with Graticle has been excellent. They are incredibly intuitive and seem to get exactly what we are looking for. They ask the right questions and return excellent work with very few drafts needed.
Among many projects, we hired Graticle to redo our company website. They presented us with an amazing site that was clean and very simple to use. They learned about our product and developed a site that our customers enjoy using.
They also redesigned our sales page which increased our conversion rate almost immediately. Again, focusing on prospective buyer experience.
They are cordial, friendly, and care about their customers. It is a pleasure working with Graticle and we have recommended their services to other companies.
My Husband and I set out to create a clean, user-friendly site. Shawn did just that. He was such a delight to work with. He responded quickly, is patient with my lack of computer knowledge, and had a great eye for design. I would recommend him to all my friends and anyone looking web work done.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Graticle Design was a pleasure to work with. Very creative design of my WordPress site and very responsive to my last-minute requests for modifications and adjustments. Very quick turnaround from start to finish and excellent quality. And gave me the training to be able to maintain the site myself going forward. I am very pleased with the site that was delivered and look forward to working with the company again soon on new projects.
As a small but busy marketing agency, reliable subcontractors are absolutely critical to the survival of my business. Shawn clearly solves a problem that is common in this industry by reliably completing projects on time without the need for constant babysitting. Shawn comes through on every occasion and is one of the few graphic designers that lives up to my high standards.
Jared Loman Creative
As a small but quickly growing curriculum company, it was crucial to find an organization not only to build our website but for continued development to exceed industry standards. Graticle Design has fit that bill! Shawn’s expertise, knowledge, high attention to detail, and timely completion of projects have been beyond expectation. No matter what we throw his way, Shawn quickly figures out the solution. Thank you, Shawn!
Head of Operations
Essentials in Writing
Needed someone with WordPress skills to update a custom website with a ton of plug ins after originator left us high and dry. Found Graticle (Shawn) via WordPress search on Google. Shawn had it updated and running great in a short time. No problems, easy to work with and reasonable priced.
Escrow Association of Washington
Graticle is the best in designing amazing websites that clearly communicate who you are and what you do. Their attention to every detail and helpful suggestions made our site build a real treat. In addition to their professionalism, Graticle has phenomenal customer service. Their approach is unmatched and the result is beyond expectation. We are excited about all the work Graticle has done for us and sincerely recommend their work!
Ron & Jen van der Beken
We recently hired Graticle to design our new website, which is optimized for content marketing. Shawn not only is a terrific digital design talent, he also has a wealth of knowledge about how to visually and verbally guide site visitors through a sales funnel. He carefully planned every design element to deliver a powerful call to action, and helped us edit our content to avoid leading users in the wrong direction. Shawn also is one of the most efficient, pleasant and professional designers we’ve ever worked with. He delivered everything in an orderly way, communicated frequently throughout the process, and rapidly adopted our project management system. He delivered great work on time and on budget. Graticle is truly one of the best web companies we’ve ever worked with. Highly recommended.
We hired Graticle recently to make several updates to our current website. We are not only very happy with the outcome of the updates, but also impressed with how quickly it was completed. We received great customer service from Shawn who was always very quick to answer any questions we had during the process. Because of this, we would recommend Graticle to anyone needing help with projects involving website development or graphic design.
Grant Park, Illinois
Graticle has been a wonder and rainmaker for our several divisions of marketing and Web presence. I value the fact the company delivers as professional and best of all in budget! We have used Graticle on multiple projects and they have always performed above expectations. I value their professional opinion and will always look to them for any new projects in the future.
Excellent Company to work with!
Webb Equities Holding LLC
Graticle has been an Amazing source in everything with Website and Design Related material and more. I ask a lot of questions and receive answers promptly, and Shawn takes the time to explain stuff when I want to understand more.
Our Website is on Track to be a Great source for our customers to explore our product and get answers in our Market. Shawn has been there to help me when figuring out what direction is best suited for the situation, there are lots of options out there and having a knowledgeable person in your Endeavor is Key.
Graticle has been the perfect combination of Price/TimeLine/Outcome of Product, I Recommend Exploring Graticle if you are looking for a Source with Websites and Design!
Randco Tanks, Inc.
The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge are so thankful to Graticle Design for their amazing work! They re-vamped and updated our website in the time promised, and made it so user-friendly! It is so easy now to go in and edit, change and move things around compared to before. The user options are exponentially better than before, with easy add and use boxes, places to enter information while editing that will show up in multiple places throughout the website; and, my favorite part, easily editable and accessible buttons that can be added to every new webpage module. This makes linking people to important information, other pages on the website, other websites, and to our own uploaded content a breeze!
Shawn and his team made our site more mobile friendly (more as in, now it is mobile friendly!) and the video tutorials that were created to walk us through adding content to our new website are so clear and easy to follow, we had our new website filled with content and up and running in just a week, once the Graticle team finished creating it.
We would highly recommend Graticle for your website needs! Affordable and unbeatable quality and support.
Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
After reading Shawn’s excellent reviews we hired him to create our improved logos that will be going on our nationwide marketing campaign and new mega site. He definitely lived up to his reviews. Not only did he ask all the right questions, his prices were fair, he had excellent -unprompted communication (which is refreshing) and even sent tutorials for downloading his files properly. We got a BOOM for our buck and would gladly use his services again!
Woody's Accessories & Kaper II
Graticle Design has built my last two websites. My web designer Shawn did a fantastic job. The newest version of my website looks like I spent way more on it than it ended up costing. If you want to look like a million bucks for a very competitive rate, I suggest using Graticle Design.
Real Estate Agent
The Real Estate Group
Manhattan Beach, California
I was very happy with your work. The work was done in a timely manner, I now have a very professional website which contains all the features and items we discussed.
Perhaps the most important part is that you took the extra step as I just found out my web site now shows up when one Google’s Abbotthouse Sunriver OR., or Abbothouse Sunriver OR., This never happened before you did my web site as I spell Abbott the correct way or the way it was originally spelled and everyone else spells it Abbot. The new abbreviated way. Anyways thanks for taking that extra step.
I have recommended you to some other people at Abbotthouse and hope you have received some extra business from my recommendation.
Abbott House #11
Just a quick email to thank you for the great work you have done creating our logo and new product labels and manual covers, you hit the mark with the type of look and feel I was wanting and all done within the timelines required.
Thank you again for your professionalism on such an important project for us.
Professional Styling Academy (PSA)
What can I say, working with Graticle and Shawn was an absolute pleasure. Shawn is very detail oriented, over communicates and presents all the information you need to know in a very easy to understand and view format. The way he operates is first class. We got better service and a better final product than we could have expected. Thank you Shawn!
Chief of Staff
Shawn at Graticle Design has been great to work with. Our Professional Services firm needed some critical sales material for a multi-million dollar proposal and Graticle came though and blew away our competition. We are going to be using Graticle again for our ongoing website design and high-end graphic needs.
Professional Services Firm
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!
I have worked with Shawn on multiple Web design projects and all I have to say is, he is the best person I have ever partnered with.
I own a marketing firm and when I have a client that needs an awesome website, I will only use Shawn as my designer and development guy.
He asked all the right questions, and his process for building sites is better than anyone’s I’ve seen.
Just hire him. That’s it.
Digital Marketing Maniacs
Shawn is absolutely professional and extremely talented. His talent and ability to understand the objective – even with all direction done through email – has exceeded all our expectations. He is works quickly and efficiently and has great communication skills.
Shawn has helped us create the face of our company, quite literally, and I can’t imagine going to anyone else.
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.
The Value Builder System™
Shawn is an absolute professional and exceeded my expectations with the development of our site. Shawn is very easy to communicate with and delivers project on time. Thanks for your hard work and look forward to working together soon.
Director of Marketing
I have been working with Shawn since the beginning. He has provided me with a great logo, ads, stationery and website. He works very quickly, has reasonable prices and provides exceptional customer service. I would recommend Graticle Design to anyone looking to improve the look of their company.
Graticle Design is a top notch company. Shawn’s designs are amazing – he has a rare talent and ability to capture the essence of the idea and transform it into a visual image. He’s also extremely efficient and great to work with. Excellent partner.
Director of Marketing
Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.
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.
Teacher & AVID Coordinator
Taft Union High School
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!
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
I highly recommend choosing Graticle for any of your graphic design needs. I worked with Shawn on designing the album artwork for an upcoming CD my band is releasing. Shawn has been a pleasure to work with. Professional, timely, creative and produces a very high quality final product. Shawn is highly skilled in many computer design programs and knowledgeable about technical design aspects that helped make this project flow smoothly. Graticle has been a very positive and rewarding company to work with and I would use Shawn again for other projects as well as recommend him highly to my friends.
We have used Graticle Design for multiple graphic design projects now and have been very pleased with the results. Shawn does an excellent job of taking my fuzzy ideas and producing top quality materials!
If you need graphic design work done- call Shawn!
Fire Restoration Specialist
Clean Image Services, Inc.
Shawn has been great to work with and provides exceptionally clean, professional graphics and website development. His work, communication and follow through is top notch!
Cline Marketing Solutions
La Grande, Oregon
Working with Graticle was exceptional. They delivered exactly what we wanted for our site. Shawn is very professional and provides a great deal of knowledge in developing and creating websites.
We’ve had an excellent experience with Graticle. Not only did Shawn craft a beautiful website (www.statusceramics.com), but he responded quickly to our questions and requests. In fact, we were so pleased with the job he did, we hired him for another website project before finalizing the first.
I cannot say enough about Graticle Design. I recently wrote a book called The Daily Challenge. It is a daily devotional about the ministry with orphans and widows we work with in a number of different countries. I was stumped as how to promote it or the cover style that would be on it. Shawn developed the magnificent cover that literally sells and promotes the book. I have had nothing but positive feed back on the cover and the content of the book. Thank you Shawn for your commitment to our work.
Dr. John Shane
Shawn at Graticle Design has been a tremendous resource for all things related to website design and IT solutions. It is without reservation I highly recommend his organization and services to futher advance your internet presence as well as quality and personal customer interaction.
American Crane Training
Shawn’s commitment to getting our web app designed in a way that it was easy to use and looked professional, and his coordination with our CEO and developer was awesome! Highly recommend any company looking for a designer to check Shawn out.
Shawn designed my business website and business cards with the vision I wanted and he did an outstanding turning it into exactly what I wanted.
He made himself very available and answered all of my questions I had about content and design, and instructed me with very easy steps to add content and pictures to my site when he was finished.
I would recommend him to anyone!
PAC NW Structures
The people at Graticle are true professionals. They listen to what you want and need and run with it. Their designs surpassed my expectations and really enhanced the sales for the event we were hosting. The pricing for their services was very, very reasonable. For any and all of my future design and web design needs I will, no doubt, use Graticle!
Shawn, was the second designer I hired and the experience with him was like night and day. Shawn listens and produces. Such as easy process. He is highly organized, does what he says, keeps you informed of the process through an easy app -Base camp, he creates reasonable deadlines and adheres to them. Honestly can’t say enough…oh and I LOVE my logo!
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
Pine Beach Electric, LLC.
I appreciate Shawn quickly helping me resolve an issue with my website. He clearly knows his stuff! Excellent and friendly service!
Author / Teacher