This is Apt Design

Hi, I’m Brad Fitzgerald, a visual designer and the owner of Apt Design.

My work has garnered awards and praise but most of all it’s created a reputation for high-quality design for an ever-growing list of happy clients. Since 2006 I’ve been creating design projects for some of the world’s biggest brands, but here’s why you’re going to love working with me:

I communicate clearly

Whether via email, Slack, or your favorite project management system you won’t be left scratching your head when we talk. I leave notes for all design comps and can explain why I make the design decisions I deliver. Enjoy coherent conversations at every turn.

I design for the client

Plenty of designers can copy the latest UI from the frontpage of Dribbble and give it back to you. I dig deeper and look at clients’ goals, brand, and desired changes to create compelling custom designs that are just for them. They’ll appreciate having their own voice, you’ll appreciate a more unique portfolio.

I’m reliable

My experience and meticulous planning means you don’t have to worry about deadlines being met.  I consistently exceed my clients’ expectations in the realms of business and design. Finally feel confident that your project is in secure hands.

I’m personable

It shouldn’t be a pain to work with a freelancer. In addition to creating great design you need someone who is easy to get along with and whom you can trust with your project. I’ve integrated seamlessly into large and small teams and play nicely with others. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be to work with me.

I’m professional

I bring over 10+ years of experience to your team. That counts because I understand what it’s like running a business and coordinating a project. I work independently so you don’t have to hand-hold to get a design done. My eye for detail and organization produces clean files for your team to have just what they need. And simple billing makes your bookkeeping a cinch.

Let’s get started on your project right away!

 

Reid Peifer, Creative Director at Modern Tribe
When I look at finished work from Brad – I don’t see his face all over it. It’s not about him – it’s about the design.  When I look at a finished project and see a happy client, happy budget and happy timeline – well Brad’s face is all over that.

Read what other clients have to say about working with Apt Design.

 

Looking for a few last random tips about me? I love trail running, I’m a family man, and I’m currently running trails and hanging out with my family as we travel the U.S. full-time in our RV. Need a full resume? Check it out here.

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.

Greg McKenzie

Director of CUDA Peru

…artistic intuition that can’t be learned, keen insight into what a project needs, the people skills to lead the creative process, the organizational skills to manage the whole undertaking, and the work ethic to get the job done when and how it should be.

Craig Larsen

former Executive Director at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

I have seen Brad’s web design work on two separate and very different projects. I was impressed on each occasion with the time he took to really understand what the customer wants and needs from each project, leading to a great website both times.

Adam Vognild

Co-owner of The Inner Circle Gym

Brad did an incredible job of building our web site. We would recommend Brad to anyone needing a creative and highly functional site for their business.

Blair McHaney

President of The Gold's Gym Franchisee Association, Owner of Wenatchee Valley's Gold's Gyms

Brad is a guy that elevates himself to the status of “trusted advisor” and not many marketing partners understand how to do that. On top of that, I get e-mails from my staff telling me how wonderful it is to work with Brad. Brad has earned our trust and our business.

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.

James Townsend

James Townsend, Author and Co-Owner of The Human Condition

Brad’s creative insight is easily accessible through constant communication and feedback. He’s concerned about your vision, and it shows in the final product. He has a consistent devotion to making your vision a reality.

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…

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.

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.

His ability to grasp an organization’s goals and translate them into images is pitch-perfect. With his upbeat attitude and timely delivery, he is a real pleasure to work with.

Sherri Schneider

Executive Director of Community Farm Connection

It was so much fun working with Apt Design on our logos and branding. Brad listened carefully to what everyone had to say and then somehow gleaned the critical points out of that diverse input.

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

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.

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!

Brady Hudkins

freelance designer

He has solid ideas and is willing to listen, which in turn makes him an extremely effective communicator. His ability to organize the creative and administrative side of his business sets Brad even further apart from anyone

Shane Pearlman

Shane Pearlman, CEO at Modern Tribe

I can count on Brad. When he says he’s going to do something he gets it done. That accountability is probably one of the most important things I can have from someone I work with. Brad is certainly one of the most accountable people I’ve had on my team.

When you hire Brad you get his creative talent mixed with dependability and you end up with someone who is really great to work with.

Allison Williams

Executive Director for the City of Wenatchee

Brad was excellent to work with! He was creative, utilized broad input and was very quick to turn around deliverables. I would highly recommend Brad and Apt Design.

Apt Design is definitely a name that fits – Brad is capable, the service is right-on, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.

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.

After scouring dozens of author websites I contacted Brad – because his designs are clean and tight, and he is easy to work with. From inspecting his initial concept drafts, it was clear that selecting Brad was the right move.

Justen Forge

Author

EVERY project he works on is the most important project to him, and that’s how he makes you feel through his accessibility, responsiveness, communication and professionalism.

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.

Aron Branam

Fitness Director at Gold's Gyms of the Wenatchee Valley

He is very easy to work with and very reliable. He is always willing to come up with some great ideas and to educate us to do some some things on our own to save us money which is greatly appreciated!

Benjamin Field

Principal and Clarity Consultant at be,clearly

The quality of his work and his professionalism (think pragmatic time management, setting expectations) are superb. He’s a seasoned freelancer and that means good things if you’re a client of a collaborator.

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.

Nick Ohrn

Developer and Owner of Plugin-Developer.com

I still get compliments every other week on my site design and I think a huge reason my conversions are through the roof is because of the stellar work you did on that site. That project was by far the smoothest experience I’ve ever had with a contractor and I wouldn’t hesitate an instant to work with Brad again.

Dr. Robert Rosenthal

Author

It was a pleasure to work with Brad at Apt Design. On the design front, his concepts were spot on, so we never got started on false trails. And he easily and accurately incorporated my feedback in a comfortable back-and-forth dialogue that resulted in a strong final product. I remain extremely pleased with the result.

Marcia Janke

former Tourism Director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitor's Bureau

Brad is a delight to work with.