I had the pleasure of working with Len Williams at Design Strategies on a logo for my new business. From the onset Len was engaged in the process and very keen to understand exactly what I wanted. He didn't try to force his ideas upon me but gave me advice where he saw fit which I appreciated. The turnaround time was prompt on all revisions and I was extremely happy with the final product.
— Vik Patel, Founder of Tabasco Jazz Investment Co.
and Purple Square Investments
Hi Len, I announced the new music teaching website yesterday (www.BillKeisMusicLessons.com). I sent emails to my whole list and posted on Facebook. I thought you would like to hear the comments I got back so far:
—Len and the gang did a great job! You should get lots of biz from that, as long as you promote the site well.
—Great website!!! It's very informative and tells you exactly what you are providing and what you can do to help someone. When I am able to I'd like to do the same with piano. Looks great, Bill.
—Excellent! The site looks great, it's well laid out, flows well, and has lots of useful data and testimonials! It is an accurate representation of who you are as a music teacher and what you offer. Congrats! Right on, dude!
—Beautiful Bill! This Summer I'm focusing on songs I've written and preparing them for my first "professional" CD! I hope to see you again for some awesome lessons in the future.
—Site looks great. Never realized you worked with so many bigwigs! Best of luck with the site and school!
—Congratulations on your beautiful new website Bill. - also on the use of your song in that huge film [Avengers: Age of Ultron].
—It looks great Bill! Thank you for sharing.
—Best music theory book ever written.
—Bill, It looks Impressive. Thanks, Mike
—Very nice! That should pull in business.
—Your new website is great. My only critique is that again you don't charge what your lessons are worth. You should be charging a minimum of $100 per hour. Stay in good health. You are a true musical asset.
Every now and then, I venture to your website, and invariably am amazed. Every time, I am amazed. The quality of your design just makes me sigh in delight.
As you may remember, eons ago, when we did projects together, I think you will concur that I was quite anal as to detail. I think we can agree to that. Well, I have not changed a bit. I am just as ridiculously anal about perfection, if not more, than I was then. Only now, it is with writing and publishing feature stories in trade journals and online. Actually, small and very large corporations pay us here at Zebra to be ridiculously anal.
Any trade magazine editor will state that 98% of the feature content they receive is unpublishable. Summarily, they are dumped, never to grace their pages for readers to enjoy, or be horrified by. Except for ours. Every one of our features publishes, not just once, but multiple times. In fact, an average of three times per story. We have some stories that have published in 12 or more magazines, 14 magazines being the most to date, with many close contenders. It is from this level of ridiculous perfection that I warmly commend you for the very extreme excellent level of artistic perfection that you uphold. Thank God there are people like you around! Thank God you are just as anal!
— Jim McMahon, Writer, Researcher and Executive
"YOUR WORK IS UTTERLY FANTASTIC AND TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL. You have solved a ton of problems which might have taken other designers much more work. I really appreciate all your work. It is mind boggling!
"I've already got a product photo shoot and possible product illustration that came in off the site!
"The WonderCon Convention (sci-fi/fantasy) was a huge success. It could not have been a more perfect time to have the new website ready, because we handed out hundreds of postcards and we had the new website shown on the postcards. I had some professionals come to the booth and ask if I could do covers for their comics and work with them on graphic novels.
"A guy told me my artwork was the best he had seen in the convention - I couldn't believe it. Just yesterday I got a job for another book cover. Anyway, it's like you said. Things are really starting to snowball!!"
— Brad Fraunfelter, Illustrator and Photographer
"The Dunedin Baseball brochures just arrived and… they are GORGEOUS, STUNNING! Wow, what an impact! I can’t say enough how very pleased we are with them. The high quality, the photography, the custom design and cut, the weight and feel of it as you turn each page… everything is truly wonderful. Thank you so much for all your hard work and the time and efforts you’ve put into this project! I really appreciate it. I’ve received great reviews and critiques on it. I believe it turned out really well and is very professional looking.
Special Projects Coordinator
Dunedin Parks & Recreation
"The brochures were distributed to several major and minor league baseball clubs as well as some amateur sport organizations. They were also distributed to our Chamber of Commerce members, Convention & Visitor Bureau, Tourists Development Council & County Commissioners, County Administrator, local State Senators and State Representatives, as well as a few went to the Dunedin CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) and DDMA (Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association). We are still in negotiations with the Blue Jays so hopefully these brochures did make an impression."
— Director of Dunedin Parks and Recreation
"I love it!!! This is really great! Oh my, I’m nervous already about all of the work that is going to come in because of this!!! This is a FANTASTIC JOB!!!" — Melanie Hawkins, Owner
"Date coincident with the launch of the new website and campaign our statistics started to go up dramatically." — Terri Bishop, Vehicle Assessment Department
UPDATE: Just three months after the redesign and the launch of the new "Case Studies" campaign, Churchill expanded its business from 7 U.S. states to all 50.
"It takes a day or two for me sometimes to realize what an incredible genius you are. The logo with the sun on top is brilliant. The sun gives life and the company gives black energy. Fantastic. That's a DONE!!"
— K. Gerbino, CEO
"I work as a special effects makeup artist and the website I had before was 'eh'. My former web designer took weeks to get back to me and I had to pester him to make the site look the way I wanted, which he never truly gave me. I knew Len Williams through separate business and hired him to create my new website. What took one man 3 months, Len did in less than one [including extensive back end programming]. AND it looks exactly like I need it to! I wanted to be able to edit myself (since in the business, there are constant portfolio and resume updates). Len hooked me up with an amazing programmer. If I had a problem, he addressed it the same day. I didn't have to hunt him down! It was awesome! The site is flawless and easy to edit too. I would definitely do business with him again."
—Jennifer Maimone, Owner
"Working with you is so much fun! Together we create the highest quality of products and promotions of those products, which is way above the standard of what we usually see today. I got the proof for the menu today. It looks FABULOUS!!! What can I say. You are the best, a true professional! You should see people's reaction when they see the menu. They all want to go to the restaurant immediately. NOTE: The restaurant opens in just a few days, and the promotion for it has been very effective, including our new Facebook page."
— Ali Shaw, Owner
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love our new website! You have definitely gone the extra mile. We really appreciate your patience with our somewhat slow pace and your marketing insight. The Rock Solid logo and the cards you designed for us have been getting a lot of compliments. Our son told us he saw someone picking up one of our cards at a local business and asked if he needed tile work done and the man said, 'No, I just wanted to look at the card. This is a really nice card.' The hard work you have put into our company's appearance has dramatically improved our image. You will definitely be doing more work for us in the future."
— Brandon and Sayona Hoffman, Owners
"The website looks ASTOUNDING! This is the best automobile site, and I GUARANTEE you that you will see other companies start to copy us with how we made ours. You know they will!. Thank you, Len, for your time and hard work on this website. It is no way possible it would look the way it does if it weren’t you who did it. I am going to be posting this link to our Facebook page on a weekly basis, and everyone will see what great work we have done together. I am thrilled everything works!! Thank you again, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thank you again so much for your help! Just had to be said minimum of 3 times! POW—is like BLAM and WOW! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the exquisite work of art you created. We are going to be the hottest body shop on the net!"
— Lillian Maimone, CEO
"I wanted to take this opportunity to formally thank you for your invaluable assistance over the past two years. We had a website we had designed in-house and which provided little or no new business. In working with you, we have ended up not only with a website that people always comment favourably on, but one that brings in new international business for us on a continual basis. Since the site has been up, we have attracted clients from Columbia, Trinidad, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and India. This is a remarkable outcome and one that has done much to insulate us from the financial situation in the Australian market. A big part of the success of the new site was also the rigorous way that you had us confront what it is we do and what we offer to our clients that is valuable. I think that this was the most difficult barrier to push through – you helped us clarify in simple terms what it was we did and the value of it. It would seem obvious (in retrospect) that if we couldn’t give you a quick, simple and succinct summary of our services, then it would be difficult to get a potential client to understand the same thing – but this was a real struggle at the time and one which you worked hard to get us through. Finally, it is worth noting that our website is not just for potential clients, but also for potential staff. In this day and age, Internet-savvy, switched on employees are going to look to your site to help determine whether it is worth applying for a job with you – our experience is that how our website looks has made a big difference to the quality of the people we have been able to hire. Working with you is helping us to achieve our goal of building a large, viable, international consulting business."
— Steve Franklin, President
"I've worked with Len Williams as our graphic designer since 2001. Besides creating marvelous and meticulous work, he is extremely easy to work with. His insight, design expertise and overall understanding of visual communications is unrivaled. At this point in our working relationship he knows exactly what we want. So, when we ask for something new to be created it takes almost no effort on our part and the end result is right in line with what we need."
— Phillip J. Cohen, President
"It is my pleasure to recommend Len Williams and Design Strategies, Inc. for graphics and website design. Len began working with Titan Oil Recovery, Inc. in 2002, but I have personally worked with Len for the past four and a half years. The working relationship has been a pleasure and the quality of his work is extraordinary. In this day and age, it seems harder and harder to find dedicated and professional help in any field. Len is unique in his responsiveness, professionalism, and his attention to detail. He has both technical and artistic skills that are well utilized in his craft. On many occasions, I have observed Len working on projects late into the evening (really into the early morning). This often results because Len was “on a roll” with the professional juices flowing and he simply works until the job is done. This attribute is quite remarkable and his work is outstanding. To say, “we have been pleased with his work” would be an understatement of some magnitude."
—Brian Marcotte, President & CEO
"You have been instrumental in Titan's progress. Being able to count on you makes MY job immeasurably easier! You are the best!"
— Frankie Jennings, Administrative Exec
"I'm in the business of basement finishing. One of the business problems I had was that I had no unified look, no branding of sorts. I wanted something that would reflect what it is I do, be very professional, and highlight our high quality work. I found Design Strategies' website online and was very impressed with what I saw.
"I originally contracted with Design Strategies to create the new logo that you see. One glance at it and you know exactly what it is I do. It communicates beautifully. A lot of work and thought went into it. Lots of ideas were kicked around.
"Since the logo, Design Strategies has created my website, killer business cards, envelopes, stationery letterhead, an absolutely awesome brochure, various DVD and CD covers, 2 catalogs, 2 books I've written and various other projects. Everyone that sees my promotional materials has been absolutely impressed with them. I get requests everyday from my website from people looking to have their basements refinished.
"I now have the look I was looking for. I'd also like to add that if you have any concerns about having a long distance relationship with Design Strategies — have no fear. Anything they can create can be emailed back and forth, and they are very accessible via phone or Skype. I VERY highly recommend Design Strategies to assist you in whatever promotional materials you may need."
— Dave Schrock, President & CEO
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