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.

Roger Clute

former Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitor's Bureau

The thing that I have always appreciated about Brad is his timeliness in turning around great new designs even in the face of looming deadlines. Creativity is at the heart of good design and Brad is blessed with an abundance of creative DNA. Brad’s professional, straightforward and timely approach to design creation and implementation will make your life easier.

Keith Wiggins

Co-Owner of Boswells Furniture

Since completion we have noticed increased customer usage of our website for research and enjoy additional business from these new customers. Brad comes to you from Boswells highly recommended.

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.

Annette Pennington

former Executive Director of the Wenatchee Downtown Association

The design work is flawless, the content is accurate and always within the project budget. He is consistently able to be reached, is open to questions and comment, and each project has been completed on time.

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.

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.

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.

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

Kelly Boyle

Realtor

I would recommend him to any business that seeks to improve their image and market share. Brad is more than a service provider, he is a business partner.

Jason Jablonski

Professional Athlete, Owner of SET Coaching

When it came time to design my website choosing Apt design was the best decision I could have made. Apt Design is always on time with all projects and the quality of work is second to none.

Marcia Janke

former Tourism Director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitor's Bureau

Brad is a delight to work with.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jack Penning

Executive Director, Sixel Consulting

Brad is the ideal designer for a client that seeks excellence and speed without sacrificing quality.

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!

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.

Andy Dappen

Founder, Editor of WenatcheeOutdoors.org

Brad was always extremely prompt and professional in turning around what we requested. And Apt Design brought top quality design elements and ideas to the table for our consideration.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Kelly Allen

Owner of Late Bloomer Productions

Brad is not only one of the most creative people I have ever worked with, he is truly one of the “nice guys” who make life and work easier and more fun.

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.

Steve Maher

Partner at RunWenatchee.com

We’re proud of what the public experiences when they come to our Run Wenatchee website. The site is clean, well-organized and lively, and for good reason. Brad Fitzgerald took the early design concepts we had in mind and made those come to life in a singular fashion.

Mike Caemmerer

Program Director at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Brad’s work consistently impresses. He has a great knack for designing material that both fits our mission and pushes our look to be new and fresh and innovative. Working with Brad is a delight. It is a collaborative venture that engages the creative process. His patience seems endless—in spite of how much we test it. Brad and Apt Design an ideal fit for us.

Rebecca Hargrove Fox

former Member Services Director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Brad is a pleasure to work with: professional and friendly every time. He continuously produces excellent work.

Susan Hufman

Executive Director of the Leavenworth Summer Theater

…finding Brad was the answer. He listened, researched, welcomed honest responses to drafts, adapted, educated us, stayed on deadline and delivered a first-rate creative website that continues to draw rave reviews.

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