Our clients love us, it’s a fact.

Alexis K.

Nicole is super responsive and willing to help. She truly does care about making your life easier and goes above and beyond to work with you. Nicole quickly helped to make my website mobile friendly and also designed an amazing logo for my business! She has a creative eye and I think she truly sees who you are and does her best to create a web presence for you that accurately represents your unique voice. I will always recommend Smack Happy Design for those in need of web design services!

Alexis K.
Alexis Keenan

Alison S.

I had a very good experience working with you. You and your team were excellent at responding to requests and troubleshooting super-fast, as well as keeping the process going.

Alison S.
Place It / AlisonStrickler.com

Ashley F.

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!

Ashley F.
The Skin Clinic

Brook L.

I’ve worked with Nicole a bunch. She is GREAT.
What really sets Nicole apart from others is that she is both a great designer AND technical expert on website building. That is super hard to find.

Brook L.

Cassidy Moore

I believe in the work I do, I know I’m great at. What I’m not great at is marketing for myself. I always had this icky feeling in my stomach when it came time to do my marketing tasks and I wasn’t getting the results I wanted for the time I was putting into it.
I’m a believer of you get what you put into it kinda life and my energy around marketing myself was all bad. How could I possibly expect to get positive results when I had such bad attitude?
I decided, instead of investing my time and energy trying to change my attitude about marketing for myself, I would hire out.
ONE GREAT DECISION!
Now Smack Happy does it for me, I have no bad energy around the marketing and I’m getting positive results.
I hired Smack Happy because I can feel how much they love what they do and they care about the results they’re getting for their clients. I trust in them because they have gone above and beyond to make sure I’m getting positive results. Their actions are clear, they care.
I sincerely recommend them.

Cassidy Moore
The Body Gallery

Crystal S.

Wow, just Wow! I’m not creative but that’s ok because the Smack Happy Design Team is! To that point, they created an amazing website for us with very little creative direction from me. I asked for a website that represented luxury and they more than delivered! Shout out to Nicole and Danielle for making the process easy and fun. They are not only creative geniuses but also are detailed oriented and highly responsive. We have been receiving 1 prospect a day from the website on average since it went live. I love, love our new website and I am proud of it. Also, got a nice surprise in the mail after our launch. If you are serious about having a high end website, then look no further.

Crystal S.
Run Right Business Consulting

Dana E.

We love working with Nicole, she is positive, creative, and a very talented designer. Our projects hmm along with her talents and her prompt responses. Not only does she have solid skills, she is open to exploring emerging technologies. Thank you Nicole

Dana E.

Dave Grove

Dave describes how Smack Happy Design operates with the caring qualities of an individual while getting a lot done on a larger scale.

Dave Grove
Mobiplex and Virtual.fit

Gavin

I had a few tweaks for my website, and I asked Nicole at Smack Happy for help. Not only did she take care of the changes quickly and efficiently, but she also noticed a few other small usability issues along the way and handled them as well.
One of the things that’s frustrated me working with other developers is that they don’t really understand the intention of the changes. As a result, they execute on the exact letter of the request, but in a way that doesn’t fit with the rest of the site, or that breaks some other functionality. Nicole is different. She understands your overall goal, almost without even having to spell it out, and then makes sure everything works in a way that’s ideal for your site visitors.
I’d highly recommend Smack Happy to anyone.

Gavin

Gwen M.

I hired SmackHappy because of Nicole Hanusek’s expertise and calm & positive attitude. When I was introduced to her associate, Danielle Iera, I felt like I’d won the lottery. Danielle’s technical and creative abilities are outstanding. I was blown away by these two women! They’re professional, very patient, easy to work with, collaborative, creative, did I say patient? I especially liked how they educated me throughout the project. I could ask dumb questions without feeling dumb. Their suggestions enhanced my website from an esthetic and technical standpoint. What they produced outshined my previous website because it was clearly organized and beautiful to look at. I’m moving into my next chapter, as a business owner, with more confidence because of these two talented women.

Gwen M.
Place It

Keri T.

Nicole was an easy person with whom to work. As a non-technical person, she guided me through each step of the process and in the end, I had a website that I’m able to manage fairly easily. When I do run into issues, she’s quick on responding and correcting the problem for me.

Keri T.
Bear Creek

Kirk Dahle

“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
Kirk Dahle Real Estate Team

Laura M.

I’ve worked with Nicole on and off for about 3 years now. She’s done a lot of website and general design for us, both when I worked at a startup and more recently at a large company. She’s a great designer who works closely with you to get the requirements right. She completes the designs on time and is always willing to make changes to get it perfect. I love working with Nicole and will continue to give her projects in the future as they come up. She’s just fantastic. Thank you, Nicole!

Laura M.

Lawrence A.

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 their 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 on 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!!!

Lawrence A.
Verducci Event Productions

Lisa McNelly

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.

Lisa McNelly
Independent Marketing Consultant