“We have been working with Wavemaker for nearly 20 years. During that time they have designed and built 6 different sites for our different businesses as well as refreshing several of the original 6. Selecting a media/web design company requires a myriad of considerations from skill level, to creative ability, to personality, to technical knowledge and their ability to develop their own skills; Wavemaker covers it all.
What I find most comforting working with Wavemaker is that the principles Steve and Kari bring to the table align perfectly with our team. They are dedicated, communicative, collaborative, creative and will get it done, and done right when they say they will. You can interview them for their technical skills and abilities yourself, but what you can’t interview for is shear creative talent and rock solid integrity, the two fundamentals of a lasting and successful relationship in this type of business. They bring this rare combination to the table which makes working with them fun and easy.
They are so much more than a firm; they are real people and we consider Wavemaker a valued partner to our business.”
Ed Barr – President: P&L Specialties, Tom Beard Co, Revolution Equipment Sales
“We love Wavemaker! They ‘get us’. They have helped us be as independent as we want, and do as much as we want ourselves with changes or additions to our site. From the very first time I met with Steve it was different than others I had interviewed. He listened. He and Kari wanted to know what was important to us, what we cared about, how we thought about our patients. Actually, I just trust them to keep our best interests at heart.
Patients find us through our website and continually tell us how helpful it is;
“Its not overwhelming, but gives me the information I need”
“It is lovely, Your site conveys the feeling of the clinic”
We are long term, loyal, partners.”
Ellen Barnett MD, PhD – Medical Director, Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa
“My goal is to keep everybody that comes to me as healthy as possible. It really does make me happy to know that my website design is a true expression of me and that important mission. My clients feel cared for whether they’re in my clinic, or on my website. Everything is so easy for patients to find, and the layout and colors are cheerful and free. Folks that visit my site are not always feeling so good. My website comforts them, and lets them know what to expect when they visit me. They did a great job on the photography too. Excellent results and minimal interference in our workflow. Wavemaker created the North Marin Chiropractic logo and first website in 2005. We’ve had plenty of opportunity to check out other designers, but after 12 years, there is still no one better than Kari to handle our designs. Thank you Wavemaker. We look forward to another 12 years working with you!”
Dr. Kenneth L. Eckhardt DC, DACBSP
“For our political campaign, we needed someone who could produce the promotional materials we needed with a budget that was raised entirely by donations. There was no doubt that our supporters’ precious contributions would go farthest with Wavemaker. They were excellent at creating our signs & postcards, plus an incredible website that includes video production that helped us explain very complicated issues to the public. It is so difficult sometimes to capture the essence of what we do, Steve and Kari nailed it. Who’da thought two people could be capable of so much!”
Tom Lynch, Contractor/Community Activist
We wanted our website to be the true extension of our dental office, not a cookie-cutter generic version. From the graphic design, to the photography, to the wonderfully written page text, we finally got what we were looking for!
Iryna Shevchuk, Occidental Dentist
“A year ago I became the manager of a R.V. Park after several years of retirement. Since my retirement everything had changed to computers and I found out that advertising was done on a “Website”, something I knew nothing about. The owner of the park gave me the number of Wavemaker Media Design and told me they could take care of everything. After talking to Steve I learned what a Website was, how to get one started with easy to understand explanations and a price that would not break the bank.
I hired Wavemaker and Steve walked me through a very confusing task from start to finish. He came to the park and took pictures for our photo gallery and within a couple of weeks we had our website up and running. As we moved along I would make changes to the site which Steve took care of immediately and competently.
We have had a most successful year with almost all of our business coming from our website and have received many compliments on it. I would recommend Wavemaker to any business that needs a great website at a fair price.”
Frances B, Dutcher Creek Village
“When I build a fine home, I want the best materials, the best crew and the best design to work from. Creative design, quality engineering and impeccable craftsmanship. Wavemaker brings that to the project. Their architectural photography and the video demo they produced for me was perfect too. It has made a big difference in my business.”
Larry Horne – Fine Home Builder
“I joined a company that credits much of their success to maintaining relationships that are built on trust. They already had a long history of working with Wavemaker, and so I was not surprised to discover Steve & Kari’s high level of integrity.
What pleasantly surprised me is the fast and thorough responses they provide me. I have a tendency to rapid fire off requests (that I know seem unreasonable), and Steve and Kari get back to me quickly with well thought out solutions that continue to astound me. They listen to me, confirm I’m not crazy, and respond with brilliance. They make me feel like I am their only client.. and I love that.
Our business IS our website. We depend entirely on our online presence to sell our products and connect with our customers. It had to be a perfect design to appeal to our customers sub-conscious so that they enjoy the time the spend on it. Kari’s graphic design is intuitive, fun and always directly aligned with our branding. Our site also had to accommodate a growing and complicated business. Steve puts considerable effort into making sure the back end is user friendly so that us non-technical people can update the site daily, and send out our newsletter every week. Excellent ongoing support allows us to relax so we can focus on our business, rather than website issues.
Our clients continue to rave about our site. We are so appreciative how great Wavemaker Media Design makes us look!”
Halley Eppinger Osborne – Marketing Manager : P&L Specialties , Tom Beard Company, Revolution Equipment Sales
“Class! They are very creative, and they listen. They are very personal about the projects that they are involved with. Incredible sense of color. You feel happy. Thank you for such a beautiful site.”
Randolph Johnson, Tobias Stucco
“We LOVE the work that you’ve done for us! You are creative, yet open to ideas. Your communications are clear, and it’s fun to work together. You get the latest video to us quickly, and making the brochure layout available online is great.
You are flexible, which seems essential, since both the video and the brochure have gone through major shifts, and you didn’t make me feel guilty for making changes!! Yeah! Also, I really appreciate the nonprofit discount. You are both smashing, and it will be fun to show you Thailand! Thank you so much.”
Amanda DeNormanville, All for Elephants & All for Villages.
“Wavemaker supplied all of the label art and advertising materials for River Road Vineyards for over 20 years. Every wine label by Wavemaker has been creatively and expertly designed to satisfy our distributors and attract our discriminating customers. They designed and installed our Web site in record time. Each time we used their services we have been completely delighted with their work.”
Gary Mills, River Road Vineyards
“We finally have a professional looking website which is so easy for me to manage!!!! Thank YOU!! Quality of work from all areas, design, production, implementation is “top-notch”. Extremely easy and comfortable to work with but also keeps you in line to meet targets/deadlines etc… Proactive!!!
“You have the ability to listen to what the client wants and be able to bring this to fruition. You always offer positive solutions. Communication is excellent. You make the whole production process a pleasurable experience. Excellent response times!””
Teresa Downs, MAX-Ability
“Very easy to work with, full of good ideas, and always looking out for problems and issues. I feel that I really have a one-of-a-kind logo and site. Your creativity is really what lured me in. I felt like I was really working with artists first, and “designers” second. So much of what you see out there is very generic. Generic is not how I’d describe GingerPear! You did good!”
Dawn Niles, GingerPear
“We have an enlarged print of the Nolte Media logo on the wall of our studio. I often find myself gazing at the design for the the simple reason that it gives me joy.”
Ron Schilling, President of Nolte Media
“We’re having a party for the Book of Lists and you surely would be the star! We got back the books and they look wonderful, this is the best cover we’ve ever had. Thank you so much!”
Sue Schreiner, Production Manager for the Business Journal
“Outstanding. Thank you for your patience, your attention to detail and your sense of humor. I always feel like we are working together. You are professional and easy to work with. You focus on the particular product, person or service and come up with very unique designs and ways to present the information. All of the design work done for me (logo, business cards, ads, flyers and fabulous website) reflects how I feel about my business. I get compliments every time I hand out a card or someone sees my web site. And I never get tired of my logo or the Dancing Lady or especially the Waterman. So, THANK YOU!”
Suzy Babcock, Owner & therapist for KinAesthetics
“We have a major hit! …I’ve received many compliments, powerful compliments!”
Alan Armstrong, Hewlett Packard Video Producer (after 24-hr non-stop video editing to meet deadline)
“It’s gorgeous, we all love it!, yay!, it’s absolutely beautiful… thank you so much!”
Roz Rubenstein Johnson, RR & J Advertising
“I (expletive) love it! My logo design is perfect for my business and for me personally. It is a beautiful, sophisticated abstract design that clearly expresses the energy of what I do. And, that’s not an easy task. I didn’t know what I wanted at the start other than my logo had to be unique, memorable, represent my work, and make me happy day after day, year after year. That’s what I got. Wavemaker’s process for developing the design was an adventure of discovery that led to results that were far higher than I could have expected. Thank you, Wavemaker.”
Richard Bellamy, Enterprise Solution Architect, Pteradigm
“Thank you, for your patience and magical creativity.”
Sammi Contreras, Capturing Scenes
“Wavemaker Media Design has created 2 beautiful websites, a mobile website, and our Balance of Health logo. Both of the websites had some complicated issues (things we wanted on our end), but Steve and Kari tackled the challenge head on and came up with solutions that worked. We have worked with them since 2005 and it has been a pleasure. They listen to your needs and take the time to understand the philosophy of your business. What you get is a product that does what you need it to, is compelling to look at and easy to use. They also keep you updated and respond to questions in a timely and comprehensible way.”