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Emma got a jump on the game by building her new website almost a year before her book was published. Now her website is ready to grow with her! Read More

A sweet new website with a pretty candy-coated shell but nutritious and well-planned content inside! Read More

A place to read “all things Kotkin.” We created a central home for all of Dr. Kotkin’s literary works – books, articles, and blog posts. Read More

A dark and moody design for best-selling author Lauren Kate creates a site where teenage girls can fall deeply in love with Kate’s books. Read More

An explosive new website for James Dashner provides the perfect meeting point for 2 series’ of books, an upcoming movie, author info and an organized fanbase called the Dashner Army. Read More

The author of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants series has a long-awaited new book. We created a brand new website for Random House to showcase it. Read More

Ona’s books are rich in history and character development. Her new site takes on that personality and brings it to life visually for her readers. Read More

A merging of two of the biggest sites in the Wenatchee Valley required lots of thought and concentration on details. A new branding experience helped provide design polish to a powerful new custom website. The final deliverable created the perfect tool for the new Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Read More

A fresh new logo for a fresh new business. We gave Square Productions a squeaky-clean new look to help them go out and get some business. Read More

The mommy-blogs have arrived! Popular Huffington Post blogger Devon Corneal makes the jump to her own fully-featured, responsive blog and a new platform to discuss the ups, downs and sidewayses of being a mom. Read More

Lyn Kelley

Communications & Events Coordinator at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

Brad is a joy to work with.  He’s a great listener.  He was able to take our vision and make the reality of our design even better!  He is a design professional with an understanding of what businesses need: on time, on budget and on point.  He was patient with our input, prompt with our…

Brad made the process of developing my web site not only painless, but positively enjoyable. His enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude permeated every discussion we had. I would recommend him to any writer looking to develop a web site!

Rolf Boone

Blogger

Brad provided very clear and understandable (for those of us who are tech challenged) directions on the process, explaining the steps he would take to build and design the site, as well as the input he wanted from me, and the training involved once the site was complete. Brad, who has a sharp eye for design, ran with it and produced a great site. He does good work.

Emma Otheguy

Children's Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Carol Scibelli

Humor Writer & Speaker

I chose Apt Design because Brad’s websites stood out from all the others I saw. The bonus was that besides his talent he is also a joy to work with.

Traci Mann

Author, Professor of Psychology

Brad is an incredible designer. My book’s website is exactly what I wanted, even though I couldn’t even begin to articulate what I wanted before talking to Brad. Not only is the website wonderful, but he finished it faster than he promised, and he was great to work with. I am so glad I hired Brad for this project. I am absolutely delighted with the results.

Jennifer Korfiatis

Marketing Consultant, Professor

I have always found his creativity, professionalism, and work ethic to be outstanding. He consistently meets deadlines, and is honest and up-front as to his timeline when scheduling my projects.

I really can’t recommend Brad highly enough. He’s come through for us time after time, and always delivers outstanding work. His sites are beautiful and functional works of art. Brad has designed the websites for some of our biggest authors. You know he’ll deliver an amazing site, right on schedule.

Kelly Allen

Insurance Broker

Working with Apt Design is like working with a genie….”Your wish is my command!” I simply had to share my vision, and, poof, just like that, it was created! Timely, detailed, and precise. It’s comforting to know that I never have to worry when working with Apt Design. They consistently come through for me, allowing me to focus my energy in other areas.

Marissa Collins

Marketing Director at the Numerica Performing Arts Center

Brad executes a project with such ease that it really makes for an enjoyable experience. I trust Brad and would highly recommend his design solutions to anyone.

My interview with science-fiction and fantasy author Kay Kenyon, in which she discusses author marketing, getting into the flow, and how everything can change in an hour. Read More

Just a quick desktop for all the authors out there who put a piece of themselves into every word they write. This inspirational quote comes from Red Haircrow, a Native-American author and poet currently living in Germany. You can find him on Twitter at @Redhaircrow. Download the wallpaper for your desktop: 1366×768 | 1920×1080 |… Read More

Did you hear? Websites are becoming more and more important. In fact, they’re kinda crucial. Let’s take a look at the websites for the best-selling non-fiction authors of 2015 and see how they stack up (the websites, not the authors). Read More

You’ve done it! You’ve put in the time and dedication, the sweat and tears, and the heart and passion into writing and publishing your own book! Now what? …Will anyone read it? While there are great examples of self-published authors making lots of money many self-published books simply don’t make it further than being listed… Read More

After working with many published authors and on countless website projects, here are my tips for what every author site should include. Read More

Ten of my favorite articles from 2013. Well, the ones that makes sense on this blog anyways… Read More

I love books and am very interested in the convergence of the traditional publishing industry with the new world of ubiquitous screens (I’ve written about it here, here, and here). The entire industry is changing drastically and quickly, however the whole engine is still driven by the extraordinary minds creating content for us to read… Read More

With the introduction of a New Basecamp that didn’t have time-tracking it was time for me to look for a new Project Management System. I enjoyed the process I little too much. Here are my reviews of 7 of the best, along with a surprise ending.
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While working on some concepts for a new website I realized that a single, long-page design might be a good solution. That got me looking for some inspiration from others who had done something similar. Now, as a whole I think the single-page long-scrolling webpages are a fancy way for designers and developers to get… Read More

Custom design + compelling content = a great website that wins awards! I worked with award-winning sci-fi author Kay Kenyon a few years ago (read more about our project here) to create a beautiful new website. Since then she’s been adding great content to her site in the way of fantastic, relevant, and consistent blog… Read More