Our Clients

Smack Happy Design

Our clients love us, it's a fact.

Paul Prisco

Paul Prisco / Math Leadership Corps

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.

Nicole Frydman

Nicole Frydman / Young Presidents Association

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.

Amy Shea

Amy Shea / Rail 814

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
– patient
– detail oriented
– organized
– communicative
– meet deadline
– helpful

I highly recommend Nicole for anyone’s website/graphic needs.

Steve Barrington

Steve B / Contractor

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.

Aaron Sanders

Aaron Sanders / Agile Coach

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.

Maureen Goode

Maureen Goode / Las Lomitas League

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.

Michael Fink

Michael Fink / Bodywork by Michael


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)

Angel-Rose Coen

Angel-Rose Coen / Divine author, channel, and healer

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,

Angel-Rose Coen

Alberto Yáñez

Alberto Yáñez / Alberto Yáñez, Writer & Photographer

Thanks again for designing my website. Every time I look at it, I go “yay!”

Christina Ness

Christina Ness / Thrive Acupuncture

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!


Lilo / Live Local

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.

Dave Marzane, Owner

Dave Marzane, Owner / R.D.M. Tax Service

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!

Darius Contractor

Darius Contractor / PhotoSugar

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.

Karim Ani

Karim Ani / Mathalicious

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!

Alicia Aguirre

Alicia Aguirre / Re-Elect for City Council

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.

Lynne Botsford

Lynne Botsford / M&I Bank / BMO Harris Bank

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!

Bill Mathews

Bill Mathews / Hurricane Labs, LLC

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.

Stephen McDonald

Stephen McDonald / E-Loan

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.

Paul Tyma

Paul Tyma / ManyBrain 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.

Walter Korman

Walter Korman / Fat Goose Inc.

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.

Jason Novotny

Jason Novotny / Quantstock LLC

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.

Greg Fisher

Greg Fisher / Berkeley Sourcing Group

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.

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