John Surratt represents Smack Happy Design in the Portland, Oregon area, and he is wonderful to work with. John truly cares about his clients and about their outcomes when it comes to all things web- and web design/development based. John is knowledgeable about what he does and also takes the extra time to get to know his clients. From what I’ve seen, pretty much everything Smack Happy touches is golden. They pride themselves on top-notch work, professionalism, and savvy. They go the extra mile to meet their clients’ needs. If you’re considering hiring a web designer or seeking a developer, or you just need to tweak your WordPress site, or update/maintain, then look no further than obtaining a quote from Smack Happy.

Abendingo R

Nicole and her team continue to be amazing. They did a bang up job getting our site put together and it has been running like a top ever since. A huge help was that she helped educate us how to use our site so we’re not in a situation that we constantly need help. Yet, she continues to be really quick to respond when occasional questions pop up. I do not hesitate to recommend SHD to my friends and clients!

Alec H

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

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 /

I wanted to pass on my personal thanks to the Smack Happy team, specifically John, Ruben and Corina. It was great fun learning and working with everyone on getting our very first payment system and page up and running! The work they did
and services provided in ensuring all options were outlined and relevant solutions were carried out, ensured that this project was a success. Thank you all.

I’ve been working with the team at Smack Happy Design for over a year and will never use another web design company. They’ve helped our company launch 2 websites over the past 2 years and we’re incredibly happy with the results of both. They’re the most hands-on, creative and helpful team I’ve ever worked with. They are all communicative and collaborative – I’ve learned so much from SHD. I couldn’t recommend their services more.

Ana A.

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

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 Lenox

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.
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

Danielle is wonderful to work with because not only is she great at what she does, she also cares deeply about your success!

She has gone ABOVE AND BEYOND for me and I feel so grateful to have her on my team. She has helped me to break out of my comfort zone, go after my dreams and follow my heart. Thank You, Danielle!

Cassidy Moore
The Vital 7™

Just an amazing experience from start to finish. Smack Happy built my company logo from scratch and I was so impressed with how attentive they were to every little detail in the process. They blend creative design with professional, prompt responsiveness. They met every deadline and created a beautiful logo without much direction from me – yet they were still able to understand my vision. Highly recommend that you work with them.

Chris L.
Acme Workwear

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

Love working with Smack Happy’s team. I’ve worked with Jessica, John and Nicole. They are very responsive and work fast at meeting deadlines. My organization has been using them for years and we love all that they do. Would highly recommend!

Crystal N
Fleet Week SF

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.

I enjoyed working with Smack Happy and their team from start to finish of the project. Their thorough process, and collaborative team made it possible to develop a highly polished, well designed website from scratch. I strongly recommend their team and look forward to working with them again.

Daniel Riaz
Trend Up Digital, Inc.

I needed some help with our website so I asked a marketing savvy friend for a recommendation. That’s how I was introduced to Nicole. After an introductory call, I knew I was in good hands.  Nicole graciously (and quickly!) took on all the tasks that I needed help with. I was able to launch our site on time. Without her, that just would not have happened.  She’s super responsive and knows her stuff.  It’s been a top-notch experience working with her and her team.  Looking forward to a long working relationship with them!

Dena P.

I’m self-employed and had been wanting assistance with my website maintenance and marketing needs. Then I heard about Smack Happy Design from a trusted colleague. I saw what they did for her and was impressed. So I decided to work with them and I am oh so happy I did!

I think the big selling point was the option to have them on retainer. That felt very good and easy for me. Especially since I was able to choose between 3 levels of service that would work the best for my business and financial needs. This area of my business is definitely not my forte. I love that these trusted experts are always on top of my website and are quick with creative marketing. I feel as if they always have my back. And I feel as I’m just as important as all their other clients. Let me tell you that can mean the world for someone with a small business. Smack Happy Design is very professional, super efficient and quite talented! What more could a solo – entrepreneur ask for?

Do yourself a favor and hire them. I wish I had done it sooner.

I love working with Danielle. She handles my account at Smack Happy.

As a solo-entrepreneur, I have many demands for running my business. Although I like marketing, it definitely is not my specialty and I feel so much relief giving that portion of my work to Smack Happy. In fact, it really does feel like a gift having Danielle spruce up my content and come up with other brilliant ideas that highlight my expertise on my website. Danielle always has my back. She never leaves me hanging with a project or with communication.

As her client, I always feel like I’m a top priority with her workflow. Every task she has completed has come to me in an expected and timely fashion. This speaks volumes for a small business owner. I have hired other web designers and web builders in the past and that definitely was not the case. Danielle is professional, innovative, efficient and a problem solver. I can not recommend her highly enough. Thanks for all you do Danielle!

Denise DeShetler
Denise DeShetler, Passionate Health Advocate

I cannot thank Nicole enough for her advice on SEO, keywording and the details behind the whole operation of running a website. There is so much more behind the scenes than I imagined and Smack Happy knows all the details. Having a beautiful website is great, but managing and maintaining is just as important. Thank you Nicole!

Elisa C
Elisa Cicinelli Photography

I am so pleased with the level of professionalism from John. His communication and professionalism are truly rare during a time that people seem to have lost the art of caring.

The quality of work provided by Smack Happy has me sending all of my fellow businesses to them for their websites.

Emily C.

My firm hired Smack Happy to help us redesign and refresh our outdated website. Danielle Iera was our project manager and she held our hands throughout the process. Danielle and her team helped us develop special interactive pieces that are unique to our website, hired a wonderful photographer to update our staff portraits, and overall just kept us on track and budget. We’re thrilled with the results!

Erika M.

I have a small business in San Francisco and an even smaller budget for social media and website help. I have been working with Danielle at SmackHappy for a few months – what a great experience! She is responsive, has great ideas, initiates smart updates to my social media accounts and is fun to speak with! Thanks Danielle! I highly recommend working with SmackHappy!

Erin Becker
Pick it Up SF

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 F

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.

Thanks to Danielle for the first time since opening my business I feel proud of my website. Yesterday I got a call from a potential client asking a lot of questions about my interior design services. I directed her to my website and walked through a number of sections with her. My website is so complete and fun to look at she was thrilled with the info. She especially liked being able to see all the process steps and the case studies. Danielle has also been managing my social media and newsletter distribution so I no longer have to stress over it. My name is out there consistently and professionally because of Danielle. Ohh.., did I mention she’s helped me design brochures? I don’t know what I do without her. I can now focus on what I love; interior design, organizing and move management.

Gwen M.
Place It

After receiving a recommendation from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, I hired Smack Happy Design to design a new website for Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House.

I was impressed with the work they did for the Chamber and was confident they would do a great job for us as well, and I was right!

Their customer service, professionalism, and quality of work are impeccable. I learned a lot along the way… Not only they have the technical skills to develop an exceptional website, but they also have an excellent project management approach. The planning, execution, and closing happened smoothly. They are quick to respond to all requests and set realistic outcomes.

I am happy with their work and do recommend them!

Ilana T.
Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House

I’ve been working with Smack Happy for the past nine months and love the new website they’ve built for us! It’s an investment, for sure, but I feel that having their support, and the knowledge that they’ve got it covered when it comes to hosting, any sort of website problems that arise, AND design is a huge huge weight off my shoulders and well worth it. Working with Danielle, Nicole and Victor has made a big difference in my business and I would recommend them to anyone!

Kelly L.

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 Tully
Bear Creek

It’s been great working with Danielle at Smack Happy Design, a boutique Web design firm. She is very responsive to site update requests and knowledgeable about a variety of Web site platforms as well as incorporating and validating analytics to ensure we can track my client’s visitor behavior on their Web pages, or identify broken links early on if/when that ever happens.

I highly recommend Smack Happy Design!

Kevin Ferguson
KF Brand Studio

The Team of Smack Happy is fabulous. They listen, communicate and they do the work. I could not be happier with what they have done for me. And they make it look so simple! thanks for the good work.

Kira B.

It’s totally cliché, but if I could give this team six stars, I absolutely would! Nicole and Danielle were so kind, attentive to our needs, level-headed, and above all really, REALLY good at their jobs. They were very easy to communicate with and always available for any questions or to provide clarification. I was a one-woman team in assembling the content for our new website, and every time we encountered a delay the Smack Happy team was patient and helpful and provided resources for me to help push the project forward.

Seriously cannot recommend this team enough!! (Not to mention it’s even better supporting a local women-owned business!!)

Kyra G.
SF Chamber of Commerce

The whole experience of building the new website [with SHD] was so rewarding. It felt like it was a partnership!

Laura Labine
Labine and Associates

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 Messerschmitt

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 Arevalo
Verducci Event Productions

Nicole and her team just wrapped up a website redesign for a key client and she did an amazing job on the redesign, managing the client’s needs and changes, and kept on top of the project from beginning to end. If you want a talented, competent team to create the site, you’ve found the right company to make it happen. I look forward to the next project with Smack Happy! Nicole, thank you, you and your team are awesome!!!

Lisa Boyd

Smack Happy is a scrappy agency that hustles. They have incredible account managers who are responsive problem solvers.

John was so responsive, kind and understanding. John also has a remarkable way of working with customers and ensuring we feel taken care of. He communicates clearly and well and is upfront when budgets are tight and/or going over. He busts his tail to be a problem solver and I appreciate that immensely. Also, I knew I would not be able to be involved with the details and I needed to know Heather would have someone to work with.

We had a goal of drafting and creating an entirely new corporate web site in 6 weeks from scratch. We hit our deadline and unveiled a site that is beautifully designed, has incredible integrations ( Pardot, etc) and is optimized for SEO.

Highly recommend. Would hire again.

Maria Colacurcio

Working with Nicole and Smack Happy Design has been fantastic. Talented, responsive, quick and delightful. Highly recommended to anyone with web design needs.

Matthew Heinrichs

I work for a pharmaceutical company who hired Smack Happy to redesign one of our product websites, and I could not be more happy with the work they did! Danielle was absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. She and her team were extremely knowledgeable, attentive and patient with us. Smack Happy kept us on track and provided weekly updates and reminders to make sure the project went as smoothly as possible. In the end we got the exact website we wanted. The team at Smack Happy went above and beyond my expectations and I hope I have the chance to work with them again in the future!

Micaella M.

These days, everyone thinks they can make a website, take a picture, or write a story. But, it takes a team like Smack Happy to bring unique creativity and a strong business sense to your website and, ideally, all of your marketing materials. Nicole understands the business value of design and functionality, and delivers an engaging product. And, Danielle as project manager was invaluable; without her we’d still be sitting around wishing we were done.

Michael P.
Let Blu

I hired Nicole and Smack Happy Design because I wanted someone who lives and breathes the tech scene in San Francisco to create a stunning new website for my business that would attract a tech-friendly, professional audience. The experience was fantastic! The team keeps you on track, talks you through the whole process, and is super organized: And, of course, they produce beautiful websites! Nicole really knows how to run her business—a real professional!

Michael S.
Michael Schubert

I am a big fan of Smack Happy. The Japan Society is a small NPO with no in-house website management. Smack Happy really turned our online presence around! We worked closely with John and we appreciate how very responsible he is and how quickly he orchestrates results!

Before approaching Smack Happy, the backend of our website was in a really bad state. Our website had been hacked, and redirected to pornographic website(s). Our website just wasn’t secure. Our previous website services provider couldn’t figure out how to fix our website, even after many requests. Smack Happy effectively fixed our backend issues and finally brought our website to where it needs to be!

Smack Happy also tackled issues with our e-commerce platform. The Japan Society provides Japanese language class information via an e-commerce site. In the past, this site was displayed as “Not Secure” and we were unable to fix that. Smack Happy quickly fixed this issue and kept the site in healthy condition.

Another outstanding service Smack Happy provided us is helping us in migrating another unstable email provider to G suite, very smoothly. We just don’t have any issues now.

We also recommend their SEO services. The list could go on. The bottom line is, we feel safe with Smack Happy.

Miho G.
Japan Society of Northern California

I have been working with Nicole for several years on many projects and she is fabulous! I appreciate her talents, skills and expertise and also her commitment to our projects, clients and our project team. Nicole delivers and is a pleasure to work with her. She is very direct and upfront about what she can do and what she doesn’t do, and has a group of other talented consultants she recommends if needed.
Give her a call!

Norma Fogelberg
Norma Fogelberg

I hired Smack Happy Design for my website. The process was organized, the communication was strong, they were flexible with my payment structure and the continued support that I have received since launch has been great. I am thoroughly pleased with my end product and would highly recommend!

Paul Stella
New Vintage Mortgage

What I like best about working with the SHD Team is that they never do what I tell them to do. Instead, I get thoughtful questions to the heart of what I am after along with multiple paths to achieve the target result with what I need to think about in order to choose between them. The result has been a significant upscaling of my internet presence, improved response rates (the fastest in-bound call from someone who would otherwise never have thought to call came within seconds of a recent post).

SHD really cares about what they do…and about me and what I do. It’s a partnership. I have never had anyone get into my head, and so effectively put into language audiences can understand, what it is I have to share.

I recommend the entire SHD Team without reservation.


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.

PJ O'Connell
Sierra Electric

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.

Rosie Alonso
Play It Safe Consulting

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!

Ruthann H
Nuance Wines

Smack happy is a boutique talented graphic design team.  Nicole is creative, thoughtful and professional.  She will take time to work with you in creating the vision you want.  Nicole and her team can help with print, web site, and other forms of communications.  If you’re in the market for an awesome graphic design team, look no further, you’ve found it!

Samy B.
Unisource Financial Group

I can’t rave about Nicole enough. A few careers ago, I was fortunate to work with some amazing engineers and designers in managing multi-million dollar web projects. So I understand the challenges of finding a great, smart, empathetic, responsive web developer….who also happens to be a great designer. She is a needle in a haystack. Hire Nicole and look no further. (More soon, when I can rave about our expanded website).

Sarah C.

Smack Happy made me a gorgeous website! I brought them some idea’s and they really took off with them to create my dream website. They are super easy to work with and very accommodating. They are also very in the know about all the modern design and SEO techniques. I would highly recommend them.

Sean A.
Alexander Tutoring

As we reflect on the experience of working with the team at Smack Happy Design, a number of things come to mind. We were very happy with their attentiveness, how they listened to what they were saying and tried to implement it, and how their team was very knowledgeable in our design of the website and customer service. We are not always easy to deal with and really appreciate how they took care of us. Our biggest takeaways from this are the fact that we don’t feel the relationship is over, we want to continue our relationship and we LOVE THE WEBSITE.

Key Highlights 10/10 – Their customer service was “off the charts.”

Every meeting we had was super productive and we felt like they guided us throughout the whole process, with lots of explanations.

We LOVE the website!

What’s more, is that our industry is a bit challenging. So, having an amazing website that enables people to leave our website with the feeling that we are legitimate and inspiring gives us confidence that people truly want to actively participate with us. We now feel more professional about hiring new team members and having the ability to share what we’re all about with our audience.

One thing that has transformed for us from the beginning of this project was that we went from having the need for a website to now we need to begin promoting it. Our friends are truly impressed. It feels official that we’re finally in business again.

Stephanie Buhalis

Nicole of Smack Happy Design took my notes and created a web site for me that has drawn compliments from all those with whom I shared it. It is easy to get around, user friendly and best of all she did not create stress in a non-techie like me. And there were no $$$ surprises. I am happy to recommend her work!

Steven A.
A&H Card Services

What a fantastic experience. Thank you Smack Happy for your wonderful work. Our new website was worth every penny. It is exactly what we wanted. You kept us on track with subtle kicks in the butt to keep the project moving and with a beautiful finish.

Do you have an outdated website or not one at all? Maybe you don’t know where to start? Make an appointment to speak with Smack Happy Design. They will take you through the process and make it easy for you. With the constantly updated and new regulations on websites and business, you will want to know that your web design team is in the *know*. I can confidently say that Smack Happy is up to date and will make sure your new site is too.

Sunshine M.
Run Right Business Consulting

It’s been great working with Nicole and Smack Happy. I initially met her shortly after buying my business. We weren’t able to work together at that time, but I was so impressed with her that I kept her in mind. When it was time to find someone to handle my site maintenance and social media, I returned to Smack Happy. And I have not been disappointed. Nicole and her team have been great. They quickly understood my needs during our initial meeting. We were able to formulate a great game plan that also had the flexibility for future additional work. Their communication has been fantastic—it’s like having their team on-call. I don’t hesitate recommending Nicole and Smack Happy.

Tony Stucker

Nicole did a great job setting up our website. She’s a WordPress expert, did everything from configurations, customize themes, designing the layout, backend php code, frontend js code, css, html, etc. It was great to not have to bounce back-and-forth between multiple people, Nicole took care of it all. I’d highly recommend her to anyone who needs help setting up a turnkey website!

Fred Jin

Extremely happy with Smack Happy Design. It exceeded our expectations. We can already see results. Highly recommend Smack Happy Design!!

Caio C
Aqua Well Drilling

Nicole is kind, conscientious and quick; when you add that to her talent, well, I don’t know why you would go anywhere else.

La Cocina

Smack Happy is one of our firm’s most entrusted resources. Before we worked with Nicole and Danielle, on a semi regular basis, qualified leads wouldn’t make it to our Inbox, meaning the loss of $10,000s worth of business.

At first, we simply hired them to fix this simple problem. But we ended up having them redesign our entire site. They saved us $1000s compared to other firms, and fluidly worked with our existing look-and-feel.

They continue to be very professional, have tasteful design esthetic, and quick turnaround. We highly recommend them.

Bryan N
Coaching Company

Nicole was great! Fast, reliable, great design. Definite recommend.


Nicole, the founder of Smack Happy Design simply put in one word is brilliant! She is so knowledgeable about her work and her ability to understand my needs even though I am not the best at communicating and explaining the issues is great! I had some problems with my website and didn’t know what to do and it was urgent. I contacted Nicole and she was able to resolve the problem(s) within the next day. Her cost was reasonable and the service was impeccable. I also trust Nicole with my business needs, I trust her work, her values and her credibility in this industry. I believe websites and all the content in the back-end is so personal that its not something I want to expose to just anyone – especially with a business like mine which is mostly confidential. Thanks Nicole for your passion and your dedication to your clients! I feel taken care of.

Soniyah S
Finding Bliss

San Francisco Fleet Week, as a large public event, has a need for a very dynamic web site and with the addition of US military content, we needed a provider who could react quickly and correctly the first time. Nicole and her team has never let us down!! The past few years, they have been a wonderful partner.

Steve T
Fleet Week

I hate to tell you how great she is because she will become too busy!  Professional, smart, aware of what’s happening.  Great to work with too!

Fred Glick
Fred Glick / US Loans

I LOVE my website that Nicole created for me! She has been very open to hearing my needs and ideas for what I was looking for. Nicole is creative and has many things to offer. Nicole is respectful and answered all my questions and concerns. She brought a whole new page to my site for testimonials that was her suggestion. She took extra steps to help me move into word press to clear my old site and bring me up to date. My website is so beautiful and creative. She has been a joy to work with and I recommend Nicole Hanusek for anyone wanting a professional and warm person to create your word press site with!

Shekhina von Recklinghausen
Healer in Light

I was looking to rebuild my companies website a few years ago and a friend of mine recommended Nicole of Smack Happy Design. Im sure glad that she did! As a small business owner, I value word of mouth over anything else. Nicole is fabulous! She was extremely responsive from day one, fairly priced and works quickly. I myself am a bit of a techtard and she always met my questions with patience and a positive attitude. She gets sh*t done and that’s what you want!

Jordan Schachter
Jordan's Kitchen

I’d call Nicole a rock star, but she has the patience of saints and I’m not sure those two really go together. But if they do, Nicole’s got it all!!! She helped us with a very long, very tedious, very in-depth project. She was patient, task oriented, and negotiable with us for every step of the way. We’re incredibly happy with our final website and totally recommend Nicole’s abilities to anyone that asks. And sometimes to people that don’t ask! But I digress. Hire her.

Christina Sutton
Kirk Dahle Real Estate Team

I have just started working with Nicole on a few websites for our clients, and I have to totally agree with the name. I am smack happy with everything she has done for us so far. I have worked with many different web designers and programmers, and they are either too slow, too much in the weeds of the programming language, or just don’t get design. But Nicole is all that and more. We are planning on using Nicole as our “go to gal” for all things web and WordPress from here on in.

David Schellinger

I love working with Nicole – she’s super quick, smart and has an intuitive design eye – which really saves time all around when you’re in crunch mode. She apparently doesn’t understand the term “flustered,” which means that our projects proceed in a calm, thoughtful manner. Highly recommended!

Dan Reider

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!!

Lisa Poulson

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.

Imran Alavi

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.

Laney M. Silverman
The Design Boutique

I was referred from a friend and we are over joyed we found Nicole. My uncle is a retired high profile politician and business man here in the valley and can be a bit difficult to work with due to his schedule. She handle him like a champ and got the project completed in no time! Would recommend her in a minute (and will do so now on FB) if you are looking to build a site or improve it. Thanks Nicole

Oliver Herning
Tom McEnery

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.

Melissa Lin
Trevor Loves Mommy

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.

Noam Lando

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!

Jackie C
Xenon Ventures

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!

Doug Lawrence, M.S.

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.

Ruth Nasrullah
CAIR Texas

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.

Chance Cross
Tribal Financial Advisors

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!

Steve I
CU Homeland

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.

Brendon Smith
Skudo USA

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!

Katie L
Math Leadership Corps

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!

Sue Bartalo
Las Lomitas League

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.

Aditya Dayal

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.

Jennifer Katz
Katz Speech

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.

Anu Sanghvi
Nassau Nursery School

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.

Rachel Plasse
Project Manager

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!

Beth Rogozinski
Pear Therapeutics

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!

Mike Serrano
Classroom 2 Classroom

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.

Erik Katz

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!

Ken Chen
EM Marketing

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?

Ray Tsai
National Auto Parts

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 🙂

Priyanka Sharma

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

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.

Matthew Smith
Pear Therapeutics

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.

Robert Kudler
iRate Politics

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.

Paul Prisco
Math Leadership Corps

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.

Amy Shea
Rail 814

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.

Steve Barrington

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.

Aaron Sanders
Agile Coach

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.

Maureen Goode
Las Lomitas League


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)

Michael Fink
Bodywork by Michael

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

Angel-Rose Coen
Divine author, channel, and healer

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

Alberto Yáñez
Alberto Yáñez, Writer & Photographer

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!

Christina Ness
Thrive Acupuncture

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.

Live Local

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

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.

Darius Contractor

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!

Karim Ani

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.

Alicia Aguirre
Re-Elect for City Council

Nicole has such a creative mind, can explain everything so intelligently, and gets a site up and running. I needed Nicole to do some things for my wedding DJ site that were probably not that common: a questionnaire for the bride-to-be to fill out about the order of the reception events, as well as all song choices. Nicole had to import a database listing all of my music (over 6,000 songs!), and she made it searchable by artist OR song title. Brides could choose songs they wanted, and the list they selected was then sent directly to me via email. The questionnaire also came to me via email already populated with the bride’s selections. I can’t tell you how easy and helpful this was, and brides raved about it! Nicole is a true professional, and I wish I had just a smidgen of her patience!

Diane J.
DJs to Go

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!

Lynne Botsford
M&I Bank / BMO Harris Bank

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.

Bill Mathews
Hurricane Labs, LLC

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.

Stephen McDonald

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.

Paul Tyma
ManyBrain 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.

Walter Korman
Fat Goose Inc.

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.

Jason Novotny
Quantstock LLC

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.

Greg Fisher
Berkeley Sourcing Group