Meet the Wavemakers

A DESIGNER, A PRODUCER, A WRITER, & A PHOTOGRAPHER.

A producer, a designer, a writer, and a photographer. Each are uniquely talented in their craft and have the wonderful ability to work as a united creative force. The people of Wavemaker are committed to excellence, and have a passion for helping people like you realize their vision.

Kari Witte

Kari offers a wide range of design and production services for a wide range of mediums. This is an invaluable asset to anyone who understands the importance of maintaining continuity between the variety of advertising pieces that they may employ. Kari’s designs have an incredible depth of sensitivity and sophistication while maintaining balance and impact.

Steve Witte

Steve handles website development & maintenance, media production & project management. He does a lot of the technical stuff but also assists with concept development & design direction. Steve keeps projects focused and moving forward and will help you navigate the production process. He looks forward to talking to you about your next project.

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Carolyn Kohler

Carolyn produces content that is expertly researched, search engine optimized, and written from the heart. She’s remarkable at writing like she’s been in your business forever, and she knows how to attract your ideal audience with targeted text. more…

Tyler Chartier

Tyler is the guy that you want to have take your photo. Not only is the imagery that he produces visually stunning, his compositions creatively tells your story. If a picture is worth a thousand words, his photos are each a novel. more…

“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.”

Richard Bellamy – Enterprise Solution Architect, Pteradigm

“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”.

Teresa Downs – MAX-Ability

“They are so much more than a firm, they are real people and we consider Wavemaker a valued partner to our business.”

Ed Barr – P&L Specialties

“We have been working with Wavemaker for nearly 20 years. During that time they have designed & built six different sites for our different businesses as well as refreshing several of them.”

Ed Barr – P&L Specialties

“Class! They are very creative, and they listen. They are very personal about the projects that they are involved with.”

Randolph Johnson – Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes.

“Incredible sense of color. You feel happy. Thank you for such a beautiful site.”

Randolph Johnson – Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes.

“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! Thank you Wavemaker Media Design!”

Occidental Dentist

“Patients find us through our website and continually tell us how helpful it is: “Its not overwhelming, and gives me the information I need”, “It is lovely, Your site conveys the feeling of the clinic”.

Ellen Barnett – Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa

“We wanted our website to be the true extension of our dental office, not a cookie-cutter generic version. We finally got what we were looking for! Thank you Wavemaker Media Design!”

Iryna Schevchuck

“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.”

Tom Lynch – Contractor/Community Activist

“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.”
Amanda DeNormanville – All for Elephants

“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.”

Richard Bellamy – Enterprise Solution Architect, Pteradigm

“Very easy to work with, full of good ideas, and always looking out for problems and issues.”

Dawn Niles – GingerPear

“We are long term, loyal partners with Wavemaker.”

Ellen Barnett – 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.”

Dr. Kenneth L. Eckhardt DC, DACBSP

“Wavemaker supplied all of the label art and advertising materials for River Road Vineyards for over 20 years. Each time we used their services we have been completely delighted with their work.”

Gary Mills – River Road Vineyards

“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 – Nolte Media
“Thank you, for your patience and magical creativity.”
Sammi Contreras – Capturing Scenes

“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


“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!”

Ed Barr – P&L Specialties

“You have the ability to listen to what the client wants and be able to bring this to fruition.”

Teresa Downs – MAX-Ability

“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 & running.

Frances B. – Dutcher Creek Village

“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 designs. So, THANK YOU!”

Suzy Babcock – KinAesthetics
“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 – The North Bay Business Journal

“Extremely easy and comfortable to work with but also keeps you in line to meet targets/deadlines etc… Proactive!!!”

Teresa Downs – MAX-Ability

“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.”

Dr. Kenneth L. Eckhardt DC, DACBSP

“We have had a most successful year with almost all of our business coming from our website and have received many compliments on it. Thank you Wavemaker!”

Frances B. – Dutcher Creek Village

“Every wine label by Wavemaker has been creatively and expertly designed to satisfy our distributors and attract our discriminating customers.”

Gary Mills – River Road Vineyards

“Outstanding. Thank you for your patience, your attention to detail and your sense of humor. I always feel like we are working together.”

Suzy Babcock – KinAesthetics

“They did a great job on the photography too. Excellent results and minimal interference in our workflow.”

Dr. Kenneth L. Eckhardt DC, DACBSP
“We have a major hit! …I’ve recieved many compliments, powerful compliments!” (after a 24-hr non-stop video editing session to meet a deadline.)
Alan Armstrong – Hewlett Packard
“It’s gorgeous, we all love it!, yay!, it’s absolutely beautiful… thank you so much!”
Roz Rubenstein Johnson – RR & J Advertising

“All of the design work done for me (logo, business cards, ads, flyers and fabulous website) deeply reflects how I feel about my business.”

Suzy Babcock – KinAesthetics

“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

“Wavemaker created our 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

“You always offer positive solutions. Communication is excellent. You make the whole production process a pleasurable experience. Excellent response times!”

Teresa Downs – MAX-Ability

“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.”

Suzy Babcock – KinAesthetics

“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. Thank you so much.”

Amanda DeNormanville – All for Elephants

“When I build a fine home, I want the best materials, the best crew and the best design to work from. Quality engineering and impeccable craftsmanship. Wavemaker brings that to the project.”

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.”

Halley Eppinger Osborne
 – P&L Specialties
, Tom Beard Co, 
Revolution Equipment Sales

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.”

Halley Eppinger Osborne
 – P&L Specialties
, Tom Beard Co, 
Revolution Equipment Sales

They make me feel like I am their only client.. and I love that.”

Halley Eppinger Osborne
 – P&L Specialties
, Tom Beard Co, 
Revolution Equipment Sales

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.”

Halley Eppinger Osborne
 – P&L Specialties
, Tom Beard Co, 
Revolution Equipment Sales

Our clients continue to rave about our site. We are so appreciative how great Wavemaker Media Design makes us look!”

Halley Eppinger Osborne
 – P&L Specialties
, Tom Beard Co, 
Revolution Equipment Sales
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