HEAR WHAT MY CLIENTS THINK
Justen Forge, Author
I needed a website that captured the mood and theme of my book, as well as created a platform for me as an author. I thought the hunt for someone special to create it would be tough, but as soon as I saw Brad’s work at Apt Design, I was sold. And as soon as I received the first email from Brad, I knew I had made the correct choice for such an important project.
That’s exactly Brad’s specialty: 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.
Web design takes great creativity and innovation. Brad’s got it. I ended up with a website that looks cool, is easy to navigate and provides lots of great info. Many thanks!
Nick Ohrn, Developer and Owner
I already knew Brad was an outstanding designer when I contracted him to redesign my website, but when he delivered the initial concepts I was blown away by just how amazing they were. My goals for the redesign were clearly addressed and the initial concepts were already at the point of refinement that I had come to expect of finished products from most other creative professionals. I could tell that Brad took pride in delivering items that his clients could use right away. After a few questions and tiny tweaks I was ready to declare the project done.
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.
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.
Darren Reynolds, Owner of Caffe Mela
Brad’s design sense is outstanding. I can communicate a concept and leave it up to him to come up with a beautiful, balanced, and rich interpretation of our ideas. It’s nice to have a few thoughts, and just say go.. and be amazed by what he creates. (photo by JP Portrait Studio)
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. I continue to receive high marks on my website from other professionals in publishing and several have asked for Brad’s contact information for projects of their own. When the inevitable problems arose, Brad responded to my cries for help promptly. He could also talk me down from blindly following suggestions from others that were in fact not in my best interest.. In sum, I have no hesitation in recommending Brad and Apt Design.
Shane Pearlman, CEO at Shane & Peter
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.
Greg McKenzie, Director of CUDA Peru
What do you look for in a graphic designer? I look for that 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. After two projects with Brad, I will be coming again soon.
Lilia Grundy, Marketing Director for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Need design help? Thinking about changing your business or organization’s look? Want to bring life to your graphic needs?
Then look no further – Apt Design is your answer. I have had the pleasure of working with Brad Fitzgerald through a major rebrand of our organization involving the creation of new styling to virtually all of our major categories. 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?!” Our marketing pieces are now in demand – thanks to Brad’s help! I would recommend Apt Design for anyone considering assistance with graphic/design needs.
Craig Larsen, 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 has also done great work as our website grows, matures, and evolves. I am honored to recommend Brad and his work!
Marcia Janke, Tourism Director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitor’s Bureau
Brad is a delight to work with. He’s always timely in fulfilling my requests for updates and changes to our website. If he doesn’t know how to fix my dilemma, he finds someone who has the answer. Not only is he a great web person but his vision for ad creative is superb. Having Brad on our team is definitely a plus.
Reid Peifer, Creative Director at Shane & Peter
I’ve been tag-team designing with Brad Fitzgerald quite a bit lately. His design work and attention to detail is impeccable. He’s also pushed me, and our team to become better designers.
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.
His insight is invaluable, and I hope to keep working with him for a long time to come.
Roger Clute, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitor’s Bureau
The Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau has worked with Brad Fitzgerald even prior to the formation of his company Apt Design. 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 if you have advertising and marketing responsibilities.
Adam Vognild and Cathy Covey, Owners of The Inner Circle Gym
Brad did an incredible job of building our web site. As we have learned more and become more comfortable with the site we have been able to grow into the site he created. He has been great to work with from the beginning during the design phase as well as helping trouble shoot any of the problems (all user errors) that we’ve had in a very timely manner. We would recommend Brad to anyone needing a creative and highly functional site for their business.
Benjamin Field, Principal and Clarity Consultant at be,clearly
Brad keeps his eye on results. He is responsive, timely and communicative. I’ve worked with Brad on a few projects where I needed a strong collaborator capable of interacting with my clients as a front-line team member, and found him more than up to the task. 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.
Aron Branam, Fitness Director at Gold’s Gyms of the Wenatchee Valley
Brad has been helping us with our websites and social media outlets and has done a great job. 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! Overall he has been a true asset to our business!
Brady Hudkins, freelance designer
Having known Brad for the time that I have, I can say that he himself is an honest, hard-working individual with a predilection for good design over decoration. As I have been able to work within the direction of Brad, I’ve come to know that the ease and effectiveness that he presents his own work is carried consistently through the way that he runs his business. 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 that may mistakenly be considered any sort of competition. I would recommend Brad to anyone in need of a creative service, be it digital or print related.
Blair McHaney, President of The Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association, Owner of Wenatchee Valley’s Gold’s Gyms
Finding partners who take the time to understand who we are and how we think is very important to me. Brad Fitzgerald is one of those partners. He 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.
Susan Hufman, Executive Director of the Leavenworth Summer Theater
In the arts world, designers are around every corner, but for us 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. He responded to every email, every phone call in a timely manner with professionalism, grace and good humor. What a gem – he’s a keeper.
Andy Dappen, Content Editor, WenatcheeOutdoors.org
Brad did excellent work in developing a logo for WenatcheeOutdoors and the Outdoor Discovery Network.
Between the time lags of having our board review different ideas and our desire to see a variety of minor tweaks, we have not been an easy organization to work with. Still, he handled our slow steps forward with patience and great professionalism. 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.
I look forward to working with Brad on future projects when we need the art or design.
Patrick Ward, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist
Starting my own private practice was a challenging time. Thanks to Apt Design, I didn’t feel alone in facing this challenge. I had reliable and trustworthy help in creating my logo and designing my website, both of which have been vital components in forming and growing my business. Apt Design is definitely a name that fits – Brad is capable, the service is right-on, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.
James Townsend, Author and Co-Owner of The Human Condition
We needed something intensely original for The Human Condition. Not only that, it had to be functional, as well. Original, functional – let’s not forget approachable – there are so many facets one has to consider when building and marketing a business, website, or image. And I’m pleased to say that Apt Design put my mind at ease regarding all of these aspects. 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. I am very thankful that I found Apt Design when I first started The Human Condition. I started with the best! And I hope to continue to work with Brad on future projects.
Allison Williams, Executive Director for the City of Wenatchee
The City of Wenatchee and our partners in tourism developed a new organization “E3” to market to and take advantage of the upcoming 2010 Olympics. We used Brad for our website (tying all of our organizations together), logo and printed collateral materials. 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.
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. Patient and helpful all the way through, he never made us feel crazy because we couldn’t decide which designs we liked the best. Instead he continued to ask the right questions about the message and image we wanted to portray until our choice was clear. We’re very happy with the finished logos and love our big sign on Mission Street!
Jason Jablonski, Professional Athlete, Owner of SET Coaching
I have had the pleasure of working with Brad Fitzgerald of Apt Design on a number of projects. 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. I rely on Apt design as part of my team to help create a successful business. Without Apt Design I would just be spinning my wheels.
Eric Granstrom, Director of Marketing for the Wenatchee Valley Sports Council
I wanted to create an ad for a national sports tourism trade magazine with a different spin. Brad offered an easy, step-by-step approach that helped us reach our goal of what we wanted in a quick and efficient manner. Brad and I worked together on the concept and he quickly provided me plenty of options from which to choose. He was also easily accessible and quick to respond to needed tweaks or changes in design and I appreciated his on-line and email support. Once we settled on a theme, it wasn’t long before Brad had the finished product ready for print and it looked great. Brad was quick, efficient and completely approachable about changes. Best of all, the final layout looked phenomenal. Thanks Brad!
Keith Wiggins, Co-Owner of Boswells Furniture
We would be the first to admit our slow paced recognition of the importance of our store’s web page presentation. In our industry we receive many solicitations from web design and service companies. However many have been expensive and lacked local service. Knowledgeable, calm, questioning, and not overwhelming with technology language, Brad developed our current website. We are very pleased. 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.
Jamie Howell, Owner of Howell at the Moon Productions
Communicating design concepts can be tricky, so when you find somebody who can consistently understand your abstract needs and ideas and translate them into creative designs that actually work, you latch on to them. That’s why I latched on to Brad at Apt Design at the very beginning and have stayed with him ever since.
Susan Lagsdin, 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. I know sometimes he went beyond standard effort to meet our group’s needs, and he did so gracefully and with good humor. Highly skilled and personally accessible — what a wonderful combo in a high-tech world!
Rebecca Hargrove Fox, 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, and always responds quickly to the Chamber’s needs.
Kay Kenyon, Award Winning Author
I’ve worked with Brad Fitzgerald for several years on projects large and small. He has consistently delivered designs that capture the mission and generate excitement. 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. In the business world, Apt Design is one of my favorites.
Kelly Allen, Owner of Late Bloomer Productions
I hired Brad because every time I saw a cool image, logo, or website, I would ask who designed it…and the answer was consistent: “Brad Fitzgerald from Apt Design.” 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. He realizes there will be compromise, challenges, and even hassles in each job and he handles them with the same grace and creativity he offers in his designs. I don’t know how he continues to turn out such fascinating and good work, but I’m glad he does.
Gina Muller, Director of Sales and Marketing for Gill Diamond Hospitality
Gill Diamond needed websites created for the hotels and we really did not know who to work with. Ganta & I met Brad, a fellow Chamber member at the “Noon Network luncheon” that happened to be the owner of a web design company. We met with Brad and right up front we told him that we really had no idea of what we wanted the sites to look like. We told Brad the information that needed to be on each site and basically asked him to come up with the designs. Brad did an amazing job with all of the hotel sites, they showcase each property beautifully and we could not be happier. We have seen an increase in our internet reservation bookings since having the websites.
Annette Pennington, former Executive Director of the Wenatchee Downtown Association
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Apt Design on multiple occasions and am thrilled to say that in every case, Brad has far exceeded my expectations. 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. I am happy to recommend Apt Design!
Kelly Boyle, Realtor
Brad takes great care of his clients with good business sense, marketing savvy, and surprising creativity. 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.
Kirk DouPonce, Owner of DogEared Design
Apt Design is a pleasure to work with. They always meet or beat their deadlines with consistent creativity.