Our clients love us, it’s a fact.
Darius describes how easy it was to provide his code to Smack Happy to implement a beautiful website design.
To be honest, I wanted to go with Smack Happy initially but I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to afford it and I was a bit intimidated. So I went another route and found a 1 person graphic designer who I thought could translate what I wanted into a logo and website. Boy, was I wrong! After several frustrating months and money spent I realized I wasn’t going to get what I wanted. Ultimately I needed to work with a company that I could trust would be able to take my ideas and know how to translate that into a website that was current and resonated with me.
I loved the initial inquiry where I was able to “tell my story” and define what I was looking for. The questions were great and provided a cathartic experience. I felt listened to and I hadn’t even met with you yet! 🙂
Once I did I greatly appreciated the willingness to work within my budget and provide an excellent product and great service. And it was all so easy. I was continually impressed with your online scheduling, billing, etc.
Play it Safe Consulting
What made me choose Smack Happy, in the end, was trust. I got it the moment I met Nicole and Danielle followed it up. After that—you guys are pro's at what you do. We just needed patient prodding in the right direction.
I was referred to Smack Happy Design by a friend and it proved to be excellent. They have a great team, Nicole and Danielle have outstanding ideas and have a quick turn around time. They completed our site in 2 weeks, helping us thru the process every step of the way, it looks great! Highly recommended.
Nicole and her team have handled all the design and technical elements of our website ever since we started our business in 2010. They're proactive and always on top of any upgrades we need as the platforms evolve. We cannot ask for a more responsive team!
"Super, super, super. Amazing—absolutely incredible," is just one way Kirk described his experience in working with Smack Happy. "...You get the product that you're looking for."
Kirk Dahle Real Estate Team
In this testimonial from Lisa McNelly, she explains how Smack Happy isn't just about pushing solutions but is really good at understanding the project and helping the clients.
Independent Marketing Consultant
Nicole and Smack Happy Design come highly recommended in this testimonial from Annie, owner of Annie's Studio Salon. She explains how we helped take her business website from concept to success.
Annie's Studio Salon
In this customer testimonial, Chanda Brewer, the Marketing & HR Director of Capture Technologies explains her positive web development experience working with Smack Happy Design.
Brady, Owner of BH Tech Connection explains how Smack Happy updated his website to the "modern-day version of what his website was" and how the company brings a unique artistry into creating websites.
BH Tech Connection
The site is doing great. We’ve gotten a couple orders from the order forms and a bunch through the comments. Everyone that sees the site says it’s very nice and professional – I agree.
Nicole has been a true pleasure to work with. After working with other web designers and spending thousands of dollars, I was not able to achieve a website I was happy with and could manage on my own. In short time she fixed us up with a top notch layout, some great features like chat, video, and SEO management, and set it up in a way that allows us to update and make changes easily without having any previous web experience. I look forward to the next time we need web services as I know exactly who I’ll be calling and feel confident that it will be done quickly and correctly.
I've worked with her on my main business for all of our web design work as well as other graphics and she's helped me with some logos and branding for other side projects. I keep coming back and wouldn't think of using anybody else at this point. She 'gets' it very quickly so we can move straight from ideation to design in a heartbeat. There are a million web designers out there, but Nicole is really a diamond in the rough.
Berkeley Sourcing Group
I have worked with Nicole as a colleague at a startup which led me to choose her for my own design needs when she became a freelancer. Nicole has been a real pleasure to work with- she has an excellent eye for good, clean design and a very solid understanding of usability issues. I have found her to be very professional and she takes a lot of pride in her work.
Nicole brings all that we could ask for and more to her work — creative vision, aggressive schedules, and on-time delivery. And that special something makes her end product one that you’ll be excited to integrate and get in front of your users as quickly as possible.
Fat Goose Inc.
I have contracted Nicole on several occasions and every time its been an excellent experience. She delivers on-time, shows fantastic creativity and overall does an incredible job. Nicole is who I come to first when I need any sort of creative work.
It was always a pleasure to work with Nicole. She was the ideal mix of designer, artist, web developer and technical guru. She brought a lot to the table and helped make the creative department become a respected group at E-LOAN.
Nicole is an excellent designer with a keen interest in the business behind the design. Her work reflect the best of the companies she works with.
Hurricane Labs, LLC
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Nicole. I found her on the internet and was impressed with her style. Even though she was 2,000 miles away, the project moved along without a hitch. Our deadlines moved up (of course), and Nicole was able to meet them. The final illustrations were more than I expected. I loved them. And so did everyone else. In fact, this annual event was called one of the best!
M&I Bank / BMO Harris Bank
Smack Happy is a joy to work with. The only designer I know who I can completely trust to: understand what I'm going for, make great initial mocks, work with my feedback and then actually build in my code base! I enjoy simply giving my input, reviewing mocks and then seeing the results live on the web days later.
Nicole is easy to work with and is adept at many different design styles. She turns my ideas and guidance into a usable, coherent product design.
I recommend her highly and look forward to working with her again on future projects.
I was unhappy with my "build it yourself" website and needed professional help with design and implementation. Nicole was recommended to me by a friend and I could not be happier with the results. Nicole is responsive, reasonable and a joy to work with. If you want a great website and a wonderful experience with the process, contact Nicole at Smack Happy Design, LLC!
Dave Marzane, Owner
R.D.M. Tax Service
Nicole did a great job and was very responsive, I really enjoyed working with her. She's really good at what she does, you should have her do your next web project.
Nicole at Smack Happy Design is amazing! I hired her to take my concept for a logo and website into reality. She took my ideas to the next level and I love them. I get tons of compliments on my business cards and my website. And she was an absolute joy to work with.
She was a really clear communicator and really understood what I was looking for. And when I didn’t know exactly what I wanted for some detail, she came up with great solutions. Her experience in so many facets of design, marketing, and websites really shows. I love that I have a website that is totally custom and professional, yet I can edit it myself while relying on her WordPress editing guide. Since then she’s put together some print materials for my business and they’ve all come out great.
While starting up my business I’ve worked with lots of different professionals to get things lined up and she was the shining star when it comes to communication, promptness, and high quality work. If you have any design, website, or print needs, call Nicole and she’ll take care of you!
Thanks again for designing my website. Every time I look at it, I go "yay!"
Alberto Yáñez, Writer & Photographer
You are fantastic and thanks so much for all your help and support.
The Cooper Companies
I found Nicole in a moment of despair. Well, that's not true. It was in a moment of hard searching, the internal kind that comes with wondering about my own value in life.
I needed a new website, something that would show who I am, how I can help others, and that would do some of the speaking for me. As a Divine channel and healer, I can do lots of cool stuff. What I couldn't do was design my own website. I wasn't sure if I could hire someone who would be within my budget. And I almost didn't recognize when the gift was put in my path. Luckily, I woke up, opened a door to inner respect, and took a chance.
And in entered Nicole.
Nicole Hanusek is the most professional person I've met in a very long time. She is capable, responsible, respectful, and artistic. She responded to each of my questions ethically and quickly, and when I needed more help, she gave it. Her quick turnaround time amazed me. She let me know how to work parts of the website myself so I could keep it running, but most of all, she made this process quick and easy. Just how I like it. 😉
I wrote an initial post about my decision to hire Nicole. Now that her work is complete, I can say it was the best business decision I've ever made. I'd recommend her to anyone ready to take a leap into a new, creative world — no faith needed. She will exceed your expectations or tell you why something can't be done.
Sort of how the Universe works too.
I thank God for putting Nicole in my path, and I thank myself for honoring myself enough to recognize her significant value.
With love and lots of gratitude,
Divine author, channel, and healer
I came to Nicole with hacking issues. I kept getting google emailing me saying that it appeared that my sight had been hacked and that it would not be found in searches until the problem had been fixed. I tried to resolve the issue with my very limited tech know-how... FAIL! So I went on google and youtube to try to get some how-to video help to do it myself... FAIL! Then I spoke with Nicole, desperately wanting my site back to normal, and she fixed the issue in a day or two! HEAVEN SENT! Also, my website already built, by me, had some issues when i was editing the content. All of the new content would default to the standard style default color and size instead of the personalized colors and font styles I preferred. Nicole wrote some code on the back end of my site to set the defaults to that I wanted and I haven't had an issue with it sense. I DID however, have some confusion about changing some stuff myself and when I called Nicole, she walked me through the steps I needed to take, sent me screen shots of instructions and made sure I was able to do it on m own in the future. Plus I was confused on how and when to back up my site when I had to update my plug ins. Nicole again took over and now takes care of all that for me.
She really is great at what she does. She's super helpful in teaching someone how to do stuff on their own, she handles the stuff that I don't want to deal with, and is great about getting things done in a speedy manner.
THANK YOU! (A million times over)
Bodywork by Michael
Nicole helped our non-profit design a website from scratch. It's been widely well received and easy to maintain. Better yet, Nicole is always available to help answer questions when we are stumped or looking for solutions. We are very pleased with the outcome.
Las Lomitas League
Nicole listened attentively to what I needed, and provided options that honestly, were hard to choose between as they all took in the aspects of what I wanted. She is very responsive to any and all requests, and always has a positive attitude. Not only would I recommend Nicole, I HAVE recommended her and will continue to do so.
I worked with Nicole on a project for a small internet company. She was a pleasure to work with -- full of great ideas but always listening to the customer's requirements. She has an excellent sense of usability as well as a good artistic eye. So the result is not only compelling to look at but easy to use, navigate and understand. I would highly recommend Smack Happy Design for any web project. She will get the project done, the results will be excellent, and you'll probably even enjoy the process -- a rare thing in this line of work.
I've been working with Nicole for over 2 years and it has been nothing but wonderful. Starting from her thorough inquiry on your project, you know she wants to learn about your website's needs and wants. Not only she is a talented designer, she also has in depth knowledge in building a good website. Nicole is always happy to share her thoughts and it has been a pleasure working with her.
In addition to her excellent website building skills, she is also a great graphic designer. She designed a beautiful infographic logos for my website, and mailing postcards as marketing collateral.
All'n all, she is
- pleasant to work with
- detail oriented
- meet deadline
I highly recommend Nicole for anyone's website/graphic needs.
I've worked with Nicole and Smack Happy Design for several years now and couldn't recommend her work strongly enough. She is that incredibly rare combo of a pleasure to work with AND delivers incredibly high quality work.
Even in the face of a colleague of mine who seemed like he would never be satisfied and asked for about a bajillion revisions on a piece of work I thought was already top notch, Nicole soared. She happily made each and every one, never showing even a touch of frustration, and did indeed finally satisfy someone for whom I thought might not be capable of satisfaction.
Another thing I love about her is that I've brought her a project that repeats over the years and she somehow manages to come up with new and interesting art that keeps it fresh each year. I love that her artist brain won't let her just copy and paste!
Run, don't walk, to hire Smack Happy Design.
Young Presidents Association
Nicole is incredibly wonderful to work with. She helped design an amazing new logo for a preschool, that completely exceeded our expectations and captured everything we asked for! She also updated and developed an impressive and easy to use website, along with being available to update it and trouble shoot issues we can't figure out on our own. Her work is timely, efficient and she is professional in all areas of service. I cannot recommend Nicole highly enough and am glad to know her for potential future endeavors.
Nicole is an absolute pleasure to work with. She created a beautiful and functional website for our department which received lots of praise from our clients. She even designed a logo for us and remained patient after we asked her to provide countless rounds of revisions. In the end, we ended up with a unique, eye-catching logo thanks to Nicole!
I highly recommend Nicole and Smack Happy Design and l look forward to working with her on future projects.
Math Leadership Corps
Nicole was a pleasure to work with as she designed our social networking website. She took the time to fully understand our idea and perfectly made it a reality. Also, she gave multiple preliminary designs and allowed us to pick what buttons, backgrounds, etc. that we liked best.
She is always quick to respond to our requests and is super flexible about changing things.
She is also extremely diligent and hits every deadline, which can often be a problem when hiring web designers.
I highly recommend using her; you won't be disappointed.
We have worked with Nicole and Smack Happy Design for over a year now, and are very happy with her results. She is very responsive, very professional, and works hard to get us exactly what we need.
I highly recommend SmackHappy for all of your web design needs.
I've been working with Nicole for over two years now and she is a top notch designer. She's a reliable person who works fast and loves what she's doing, which shows in her work.
Nicole is great at translating the customer's needs into a final product. If you need any design or web work done I would highly recommend contacting Nicole!
Ruben van Engelenburg
I've worked with Nicole for some years now. First when I was at a startup called Outright, then when we got acquired by GoDaddy and now at my own company, WakaTime. Nicole is AWESOME. As a startup, I often need things with a very short turn around time and Nicole is able to give me the assets I need super duper fast. Many times I've gone to her with a half baked idea of what I need and she helps brainstorm the best execution and brings her own creativity to the table. This is a huge relief because so many creatives want either complete free reign or detailed instructions to the T. Overall, I've come to rely on Nicole whenever I need something done well and done fast. I highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed 🙂
Nicole has been our rock-star since day 1 and we are very happy to work with her. She's been very responsive and able to do a lot of different designs and styles for us depending on what we are looking for.
We've had seen our web traffic increase dramatically with her help on new designs and updates to our web page.
Great references, great work, great person. Need I say more?
National Auto Parts
Nicole is hands down one of the very best people I work with and I work w many. We've worked with over 100 in the last year, and she's at the top. She's a dual threat designer and front-end developer, and a Wordpress magician. She's responsible, smart, fast, efficient, and creative. Love working w her!
Over the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Nicole as she created our conference website and marketing material. Nicole is amazing and super talented with what she does. She is very responsive to the needs of her clients and is very helpful and easy to work with. I love her design perspective and work product. She delivers consistently with her commitments and is a wonderful person to work with. I could not recommend her business more highly. Sincerely, Erik, Founder, HardwareCON.
Nicole is an awesome designer! I was in a pinch to change the look and feel of my website and Nicole came through. She was so easy to work with. She provided me great options. I highly recommend Smack Happy!
Classroom 2 Classroom
Nicole is a great designer, is super responsive and very professional. I've worked with her on logos, web sites and other collateral - both for my own projects as well as for several "shared" clients together now and I and they are exceedingly happy with her work, her value and her creative insights.
I highly recommend Nicole and Smack Happy - She gets it done!
Where do I even start! Nicole has been an angel sent down from heaven! I opened my own business three years ago and I had a hire someone to set up a website for me. Over a month later, the guy had my business name and my name on a website and that was it. I was so upset and didn't know where to start to make my own website. And that's when I found Nicole. She took over, asked me a few questions about my business and color scheme and within a few days she had 3 or 4 samples for me to pick out of. And if I could. I would of picked them all! They were all so pretty. I constantly still get told that my website is nice.
On top of great product. Nicole is also very patient. I'm not the most computer savvy 27 year old in the Bay Area. I've had to ask her questions about my website and she's been very helpful on making it easy for me to understand and for me to sign into my website and keep updating information.
Nicole, thank you soo much for making my website beautiful!!!
Annie's Studio Salon
I've worked with Nicole on several projects over the last 4 years, and she never fails to impress me both with her quality of work and diligence. Nicole is a rarity in that she is an illustrator, a graphic designer and also an incredible web developer. She has the ability to listen to a vision or semi-developed plan, and bring it to life both creatively and practically (always in a timely turnaround). She can make WordPress do anything we've ever sought, and she can develop it in such a way that the end user can take on and own themselves. Finally, Nicole is flexible and dependable, working on her own or in a team and delivering on time and on budget.
As a parent board volunteer, my reputation was on the line as my son's nursery school entrusted me with the decision to hire the right designer to do a complete makeover to the website on a limited budget. I couldn't be happier that I went with Nicole who not only delivered on time and on budget, but also made the entire experience delightful from beginning to end. I keep hearing rave reviews from everyone at school, from trustees to parents, about how the new website is the perfect front door for our school and does a great job reflecting our school's brand and culture. I am so grateful to have found Nicole and cannot wait to work with her again.
Nicole has been amazing to work with. She is incredibly responsive and patient while working through many (MANY!) revisions. She has designed two websites, countless flyers and various other projects for my business. Her rates are fair and reasonable as well. I highly recommend Nicole for all of your design needs.
I've been working with Smack Happy Design for almost 4 years. During this time Nicole's done an outstanding job for us - from web design and hosting, to refining our logo and putting together other graphics and branded material....Nicole gets the job done right for us. Nicole's also helped us with the graphics and UI for our mobile apps. She's thoughtful, understands her clients' individual needs and this gets reflected in the quality of her work. Nicole's also a good partner to have when sometimes you don't quite know what you want! She's forthcoming with ideas and suggestions. Internally, we talk of Nicole as if she's a part of our team! I'd heartily recommend Nicole and Smack Happy Design.
I have worked with Nicole twice on different projects and I recommend her highly. She designed and created new websites and logos for a preschool and a middle school's after-school program, and her work exceeded our hopes and expectations. For both projects, Nicole met with us to understand our needs, then she patiently iterated on designs, answered our questions, developed the products, and she continues to provide support, even proactively. The logos captured the essence of both organizations and the websites are easy to use. Nicole is a great designer and she's very efficient, responsive and professional. I look forward to working with her again sometime!
Las Lomitas League
We've been working with Nicole for over two years now. In the beginning, she helped us design our logo and website layout based on our project's values and needs. Over the years, she's helped us improve the site for our users and also has provided directions so we can easily manage the content.
Nicole is always quick to respond via email, phone, or Skype. We've had a great experience working with her and highly recommend Smack Happy!
Math Leadership Corps
I've been working with Nicole for the life of our business here in the US (5 years) and cannot imagine getting to the stage in our growth without her technical knowledge and design talents.
She has been instrumental in giving us advice on Website design, function and content to ensure that we up there with the best in our field.
Any changes or restructuring we need is done efficiently and often with suggestions on improvements (based on latest trends or techniques) which we nearly always have implemented.
We cannot be happier with the continued service and relationship. I genuine pleasure to work with.
Smack Happy is one of the best Graphic Design companies I have ever worked with. Fast, efficient, they are a fantastic way to get jobs done!
Working with Nicole of Smack Happy has been an exceptional experience. She is talented, knowledgeable, and very patient. She took our Web Site and made it dazzle, as well as making it more functional. You will not be sorry if you employ her talents, and she is very available and approachable.
Nicole made an incredibly well done website for my company. She was very helpful every step of the way. While we did not have much of an idea of what kind of website we wanted, she was very helpful with guiding us through the entire process. Our company feels that the new website she created is so much more than we had ever expected. I would definitely recommend her as the product of her work is really impressive.
Tribal Financial Advisors
When my organization hired a new web designer I rated Nicole as our #1 choice because she was so responsive to my questions, and that has continued to be the case. She created a wonderful, easy to use site and provided graphic design for our fundraising materials, remaining patient and focused even though we had a constantly moving deadline. She designed our new brochure, which has boosted our public image tremendously. She is always available to answer a question or give help with challenges. I recommend her highly to anyone needing web design and hosting as well as customized graphic design.
I started working with Nicole after a client of mine wanted to take her website to the next level. She worked within our budget and created a proposal based on our needs at the moment with an option to scale, offers knowledgeable advice on SEO, design, and technology, and is very responsive to all emails, questions, and concerns. I highly recommend her for any local San Francisco business!
The Skin Clinic
Well, first of all, I found Smack Happy on Yelp. Which is important to me to see the other customer reviews. There are so many design firms out there that it's hard to cut through the clutter. A Google search of "website design San Francisco" would yield too many results so I would need to rely on yelp or a personal reference, and even a personal reference would need to be vetted in some way.
Smack Happy stood out on Yelp because it seems like there was a lot of positive feedback, but most important to me you seemed to be one of the only graphic design firms that worked on their own brand and image. Most other companies have a horrible webpage, and they seem to have worked on theirs as much as they would for your best client. For me, that really said that they cared about what you do. The old adage of "The Cobbler's Children have no shoes" seemed like a cop out for most of the other companies not to do well for themselves what they claim to do well for others.
The other thing that stood out once I was on your website was their actual work you had done for other clients. The designs were bold, playful, and had touches of uniqueness that personalized every site that I saw. I was happy that every site didn't look like a recycled template that you had used and just plugged in info for every new client. Their work is really good and there were only a few companies at theirr level that do work as well as you. I actually got 2 other quotes after meeting with Nicole and both were similarly priced.
During the shopping phase the communication with Nicole was easy, warm, and energetic. The meetings in her office were great and she is such a kind person who is really invested in the work that she does for each client and that's apparent. She is also ultra busy (from briefly glancing at her calendar) so I was interested to see what working with her team would be like.
Becka, was great to work with and I loved that we had someone nudging us to get things done, but in a positive way (THANK YOU!) Danielle was great too, we were a bit concerned at first because it seemed like she didn't get how we wanted the copy to go, but I expressed that to Nicole and by the next meeting things were on track and the copy we received from that point on was great. As far as the design team is concerned, we worked with Marianne for a while who was great, but then my business partner took over as the lead on the project as we had an internal staffing change that took me away from being as active on the website.
Working with the team overall, we were very happy, and I was happy to see that we also got a lot of that personalization at the end of the day in our website, however, I wish they would have pushed the small customized touches more and given us your artistic opinion more often. Sometimes, it felt like it was an inconvenience for us to push the customization agenda.
All in all, your polished image as a company and all the time that Nicole spends engaging really gives them guys an active, eager, and willing attitude and the work speaks for itself. Smack Happy Designs rocked for us and I would recommend you guys in a second.
To the whole team...Thank you for everything!!!
Verducci Event Productions
Nicole is very creative. She took my ideas and designed a fantastic website that depicted exactly what I was looking for. It is by far one of the best campaign sites in the Bay Area. This is one of the comments I received: " I think your campaign website is one of best. The design gives one a sense of energy and freshness." Nicole made me shine.
Re-Elect for City Council
Smack Happy is one of the most professional design firms we've ever worked with. They're super-responsive and the quality is top-notch!
Nicole’s abilities are outstanding! She designed a very entertaining Web site for my DJ business. People comment all the time about the dancing elephants! I couldn’t be happier with it. When I need to update the site, Nicole is very responsive to my request. She is a pleasure to work with and always offers helpful suggestions. I would highly recommend her for any project or for any artwork!
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