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.

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.

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.

Lilia Grundy

Marketing Director for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Working with a new designer can be overwhelming – but through Brad’s organizational systems and resources, we were able to work through various projects in record turn-around timing. Additionally, our latest posters and designs have captured the hearts and attention of the community. We increasingly receive requests such as “how can I get one of those posters?!”

Gina Muller

former Director of Sales and Marketing for Gill Diamond Hospitality

We have seen an increase in our internet revenue since having the new websites.

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.

Gautam Nayak

Doctor and President of the US Medical Soccer Team

Working with Brad was one of the best decisions our organization made. He is a consummate professional and delivers a beautfiul product in a timely fashion. He strives to make the website easy to navigate, practical, and visually appealing.

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.

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.

Eric Granstrom

former Director of Marketing for the Wenatchee Valley Sports Council

Brad was quick, efficient and completely approachable about changes. Best of all, the final layout looked phenomenal.

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.

I had a terrific experience working with Brad. He was at all times flexible, patient, and responsive. Above all, Brad is a terrific person and working with him was a pleasure.

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.

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.

Robert Howard

Author

Brad came up with a powerful visual look and graphic design that tied together the various “chapters” in my story. What’s more, he is a pleasure to work with—a great listener and highly collaborative!

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.

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…

Susan Lagsdin

former Executive Director of Write On The River

Brad’s design work is creative and impeccable — and best of all, he listens well and asks all the right questions, with no assumptions about his clients’ experience.

Patrick Ward, PhD

Marriage and Family Therapist

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

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.

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.

Kirk Douponce

Owner of DogEared Design

Apt Design is a pleasure to work with. They always meet or beat their deadlines with consistent creativity.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.