Our Clients

Smack Happy Design

Our clients love us, it's a fact.

Lisa Poulson

Lisa Poulson / poseycorp

Nicole has an exceptional bedside manner. She is calm, good-humored, patient in addition to being incredibly competent and talented. There are web designers who create great beauty at great emotional cost. Nicole does great work with ease and grace! She even sits with me and teaches me how to do stuff myself, with infinite patience. She’s fantastic!!

Imran Alavi

Imran / Prolead

I will start by saying that It is hard to love your competition but I have come to realize that it is not impossible. Smack Happy Design’s work is beautiful and professional. Nicole’s attitude is amazing and I look forward to working with her when the opportunity arises.

Laney M. Silverman

Laney S / The Design Boutique

Nicole is a highly knowledgeable web designer. I just took one of her WordPress educational tutorials and learned some solid tools that will ensure my success. She was very patient with me, explained technical items well, and was very pleasant to communicate with. She has a kind disposition which makes something like code (which is intimidating) almost palatable.

Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin / Trevor Loves Mommy

I hired Nicole when my original designer disappeared off the face of this earth and left me with a blog that was partially finished. Nicole and her team picked up the slack and finished in record time. They are WordPress ninjas and know the best widgets to use. What impressed me most about Nicole was the care she took in understanding the goals of my blog. She recommended some creative marketing and revenue generating ideas I never considered before. As an added plus, she now hosts my blog, so she is truly a one stop shop for all your WordPress needs.

Noam Lando

Noam L / Webbing

I have worked with Nicole during the last 6 months on our new website. The overall experience was great! We received our new design according to the agreed schedule and managed to finalize the new site quickly. Nicole was always available and quickly responded to our requests and comments.

Jackie C

Jackie Cohen / Xenon Ventures

Everyone here who has already given Nicole a five-star review has done a pretty damned good job of singing her praises already. I wholeheartedly agree with all of their posts. You know, the name of her firm really fits: smack happy is exactly how you feel after leaving her office. She is a wizard of the web and especially WordPress — she makes even the most complicated plugins and customizations. Message to everyone who comes across this listing: Hire her now before someone else does!

Doug Lawrence, M.S.

Doug / Ce4less

We’ve been working with Smack Happy for several months now and are very pleased. The work is on time and very well done. Thanks Nicole!

Ruth Nasrullah

Ruth Nasrullah / CAIR Texas

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.

Chance Cross

Chance Cross / Tribal Financial Advisors

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.

Steve I

Steve Iversen / CU Homeland

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!

Brendon Smith

Brendon Smith / Skudo USA

I’ve been working with Nicole & the team at Smack Happy for the life of our business here in the US (7 years) and cannot imagine getting to the stage in our growth without her technical knowledge and design talents.

Nicole 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, it’s been a genuine pleasure to work with.

Katie L

Katie Laskasky / Math Leadership Corps

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!

Sue Bartalo

Sue Bartalo / Las Lomitas League

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!

Aditya Dayal

Aditya Dayal / ThrowMotion

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.

Jennifer Katz

Jennifer Katz / Katz Speech

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.

Anu Sanghvi

Anu S / Nassau Nursery School

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.

Rachel Plasse

Rachel Plasse / Project Manager

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.

Annie Tannous

Annie S / Annie's Studio Salon

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!!!

Beth Rogozinski

Beth Rogozinski / Pear Therapeutics

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!

Erik Katz

Erik Katz / HardwareCon

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.

Ken Chen

Ken Chen / EM Marketing

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!

Ray Tsai

Ray Tsai / National Auto Parts

Nicole [and team] 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?

Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma / WakaTime

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 🙂

Ruben van Engelenburg

Ruben van Engelenburg / Contractor

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!

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith / Pear Therapeutics

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.

Smack Happy Clients

  • Aaron Sanders
  • Achievement Advisors LLC
  • Addison Penzak JCC Los Gatos
  • Adventurous Sports
  • Alberto Yáñez
  • Alexa Internet
  • Alexander Tutoring
  • Alexis Keenan Video
  • Alicia Aguirre
  • Alzheimer's Australia
  • Angel-Rose Coen
  • Annie's Studio Salon
  • Aquafina
  • Aqua Well Drilling, Bemidji
  • Avantia
  • Avenova
  • Bassnite.com
  • Berkeley Sourcing Group
  • Best Burger in SF
  • BH Tech
  • Birthday Alarm LLC
  • CAIR Texas
  • Capri Cleaning
  • Capture Technologies
  • Ce4Less
  • Classroom2Classroom
  • Clean Bottle
  • Cleveland Opera
  • Coast SF
  • Comic Goose
  • Composite Software
  • Confident Women Speak
  • Craig Kennedy
  • Create A Guild
  • CU Homeland
  • Cupcake Cachet
  • DBL Partners
  • D C ELectric of Raleigh
  • Denise DeShetler
  • Defenders of the Triforce
  • DJs to Go
  • Dr Ricki Pollycove
  • E-LOAN
  • EM Marketing
  • Emerge
  • Fat Goose, Inc.
  • FamilyTies.com
  • Finding Bliss
  • Fleetweek SF
  • Foundry College
  • Fred Glick
  • Freedom Debt Relief
  • Funler
  • Go Green
  • GoDaddy
  • Golden Gate YPO
  • Golden Gate Polymer Forum
  • Hardware Con 3
  • Healthloop
  • Hear Me Rev
  • Help With Adoption
  • Home-Account, Inc.
  • Hurricane Labs, LLC
  • I Like This Place
  • Illuminate Education
  • Institute4Change
  • IntelliVen
  • iO life science
  • iRate Politics
  • Japan Society of Northern California
  • Jennifer Winfrey Photography
  • Jordan's Kitchen
  • Joveo
  • Kaos Band
  • Katz Speech
  • Karelia
  • Kirk Dahle Real Estate Team
  • LaBine and Associates
  • Las Lomitas League
  • Layaco Promotional Media
  • Lazar Legal
  • Lazy Bear Chef Series
  • Lighthouse Public Affairs
  • Lil' Dumpling
  • Live Local Card
  • Love Animated
  • Luchini Team, Realtors
  • M&I Corporate Marketing
  • ManyBrain Inc.
  • Mathew Kent
  • Math Leadership Corps
  • Mazzolini Artcraft
  • Merian Ventures
  • Michael Schubert
  • Mission Stands
  • The Mortgage Professor
  • Nassau Nursery School
  • National Auto Parts
  • NestEgger
  • New Vintage Mortgage SF
  • Nuance Wines
  • Outright
  • Pamela Joy
  • Parkside Lending
  • Pear Therapeutics
  • PhotoSugar
  • Pick it Up SF
  • Pilgrims Press
  • Pinger
  • PLACE IT San Francisco
  • Play It Safe Consulting
  • Pop-A-Shot
  • Pure Barre
  • PUSH Athletics
  • Quadra Escape Corporation
  • QuantStock
  • R.D.M. Tax Service
  • Raymond Difley
  • Reax Engineering
  • Run Right Business Consulting
  • Salt & Honey Catering
  • SF Chamber of Commerce
  • SCRAP Entertainment
  • Scream Happiness
  • SF Fleet Week
  • SF Neighborhood Parks Council
  • Shop & Dine in the 49
  • Sierra Electric
  • Sideline
  • Skudo
  • Snap Butler
  • Solxsys
  • Stanaland & Associates
  • Stick Pony Rodeo
  • Story Truck
  • Susan Feder Mediation
  • SWAle
  • Syndio
  • Tandem Partnerships
  • TeeRabbit
  • Tekgems
  • The Barton Method
  • The Body Gallery
  • The Cooper Companies
  • The Skin Clinic
  • Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness
  • ThrowMotion
  • Tite Headphones
  • Tom McEnery
  • Tribal Financial Advisors
  • Trium Group
  • Tru-Signal
  • UC Hastings Building Donation
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Verducci Event Productions
  • Village Dog Walking
  • Vital 7™ Video Series
  • Viva Strategy
  • WDM, Inc.
  • Webbing
  • Wecision
  • Wellcore
  • Where to Baby
  • YPO SF Golden Gate Chapter
  • Zidan Painting
  • Zinch
  • Zoranovich Chiropractic