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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

I worked with Z-Axis to create a new site that builds on the school’s new branding and creates a beautiful mix between a very academic, professional air and a modern, clean, athletic design. 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

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

“Bringing joy and purpose to the foster care community.” A powerful new design for an important organization. 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

A quick turnaround on a promotional author for one of the world’s biggest publishers sets the stage for a movie premier…and a great working relationship. Read More

Best-selling author Jennifer Skiff was looking for a beautiful new site full of light and sky. Her new site reflects the heartwarming qualities you read about in her books. Read More

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. As a business owner, I am always looking for team players who make me and my company look professional.  Brad Fitzgerald and…

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.

Jerrilea Crawford

Community Development Director, Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce

What I love about Brad is that he can capture the vision of what I am wanting designed and make it even better than I imagined. To top it all off, Brad is just a really nice guy and he’s easy to work with!

Zach Cheatham

Owner of Z-AXIS Creative

Brad always seems to find new and exciting ways to convert ideas and client direction into beautiful and unique website designs. The quality of his work, turnaround time, and attention to detail are all top-notch.

Jerri Barkley

Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

I have not known of anyone that has worked with him on a project that has not been 100% pleased with the end product but also with the process.

Nena Howell

Freelance Marketing Consultant

He’s nailed countless designs for my clients and he gets it every single time.

Ona Russell

Author and Speaker

As an author, I wanted something that would showcase my books, but do so by telling a kind of story. And that is exactly what Brad accomplished. The finished product is beautiful, evocative and efficient, just like a great novel.

Casey Picker

Wordpress Developer

I love working with Brad! His eye for detail is what really differentiates him from other designers. When I work on a project with Brad, I always know that the finished product is going to be stellar.

Brad is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with — he’s intuitive, creative, responsive and reliable.

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

What can I say? I’ve loved working on an Apple computer, listening to loud music on my headphones, and grinning sheepishly since I was a kid. Only now I get to do it for a living… Read More

The Magic Mouse from Apple is one of the most beautiful mice I’ve ever seen. But spend a couple hours using it and you’ll see that it’s ergonomics might not be quite up to snuff. There are  discussions here and here about how the Magic mouse might be better with ergonomics. In fact, there is… Read More

This is Part 8 in the Apt Design 2011 Ebook Series – Creating Work/Life Balance. Click here to get the book and see the whole series. In January of 2010 I took a private business retreat that quickly turned into a holistic life retreat. One idea that really came to me as I meditated was… Read More

This is Part 7 in the Apt Design 2011 Ebook Series – Creating Work/Life Balance. Click here to get the book and see the whole series. As a freelance designer I’m immersed in design all day, which works out great because I love design. Hopefully you love your job as well. But sometimes when we… Read More