It has been a real pleasure to work with Chris. I have been extremely happy with his professionalism, quality of work and creative ideas. He is very focused on getting the job done in a timely manner, and is a great communicator. He also has innovated ways to keep the development costs down, which is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Chris and will continue to do business with him on an ongoing basis.
"Your creative work is superb, much better than the original and exactly what I want. Also your project management skills on budgeting, scheduling, client communication, and follow-through. A professional job, start to finish.
I just went to your website. WOW! It is doubly successful — it tells about your work, and it serves as a great example of your work. You take an astounding amount of information and present it in a way that feels "safe" (not overwhelming or deceptive) to me: clear, well-organized, thorough, and honestly marketed. I went immediately to the page showing websites you have designed. The homepage of montuoroguitars.com was my favorite. Those two up-close photos, one of the "head" of the guitar with all the tuning pegs, and the other of the beautifully carved shape where the neck meets the back, are stunning. What an artistic and creative way to say "guitar," rather than doing what everyone else does and showing the whole instrument. Bravo!
When I decided to set up my first website, I had no idea where to begin. I didn’t know anything except that I wanted to be able to publish new entries to my blog spontaneously and on my own. Christopher listened to my vision of the site, guided me through the creation process at my own pace and patiently answered all my questions. Even after the site was up and running Christopher was always available to answer my questions or teach me something new to make my work easier or make the site more professional and efficient.
Christopher gave me the skills and confidence to gradually take on more and more of the day-to-day activities for my site and I know that when I am ready to add more features to my site, Christopher will be there to help me every step of the way.
"I declare a standing ovation!...I hope you know that I think you are fantastic, and I feel extremely lucky to have you as my web-wiz!... I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed working with you."
"Have I told you lately that I love working with you? Your thoroughness and fairness is awesome.....You are so easy to work with!"
Karesh Mirror & Glass, Inc.
"Thanks, Chris. As always, you come through like a champ! I appreciate your work."
Diane Fotino, Owner
Impact Dance Studio
"Just a quick hello to Chris. I have to tell you all, Chris is one of the fairest people I have ever done business with and his work is fantastic! Chris redid my entire website after using a sub par designer. www.sledstart.com has never looked better!!! Thank you Chris!!!"
"The site looks absolutely terrific. I'm very pleased. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, guidance, and patience...Many thanks. You're the best! I heartily recommend you to anyone who is looking for a creative, efficient, responsive web design professional who keeps his clients' goals and best interests at heart. And is a complete pleasure to work with!"
"Thank you so much for all your work. You did it so quickly. You did a great job and were very easy to work with. We look forward to seeing you at one of our art shows!"
Jane and Sue Shaffer
"I like how you work: fast and furious!!"
Dr. Kyle Bonesteel
"Man, you do good work! It's perfect, and done quickly."
Mr. Merrill, you are a true professional (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/professional) at your craft. There is not a doubt that God assisted me in finding your website. Many thanks.
"[I am] incredibly satisfied with the work. It looks great, and I have already received great feedback. I always refer people to you when they ask who does the website. So people do take notice of your work and really like it a lot."
"Thanks for the top-notch work. We will be sure to recommend your services if anybody we know needs a web designer."
"Man, you are fast. Great job. You are fantastic!"
The National Pastime Theater
"It truly has been a pleasure to work with you, and this experience has been extremely rewarding for me as well. Your timely and detailed responses to my questions were very helpful throughout this process. I could not have gotten this far without your hard work and guidance, and for that I'm sincerely indebted to you.
"I will be happy to serve as a reference for you should any prospective client of yours want more information about what it's like to work for you, so please don't hesitate to give them my information. I will also be praising you on my Facebook page when I announce the official launch of my business, so be on the lookout for that in the very near future."
"[We] have been very happy with everything that you have done for us, and how things have worked. We have all been on the same page throughout the design process; and that, as we all know, is a big part of saving time and money. We made the right choice is choosing you, and you would get any referral that we come across."
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with the BMOV (BestMoviesOnVideo) demo website.
"Finding a Web design company you can trust is a very difficult process. When I first started meeting with prospective Web designers, I was very disappointed with them and felt I might not be able to find a company that understood my unique needs. In addition, most of the firms were quite expensive and samples of their work did not impress me.
"However, after our first meeting, I knew Christopher Merrill Web Design was a perfect fit for the assignment – your company had an excellent track record and you seemed to understand my idea. I was very confident in your abilities to execute my vision and you did not disappoint. I am thrilled with the completed BMOV site and feel it will help me reach the goals I set at the start of the project.
"You are a hard-working self-starter who understood exactly what I wanted from the outset. And you got it done quickly and effectively and within the budget.
"Also, your resourcefulness and creativity enhanced the overall quality of the project, which was an added bonus I did not expect. Your new and innovative approaches helped make the BMOV site the best it could be. Overall, I feel I would have had to pay a larger company at least five times the cost to get this level of quality work.
"Thank you for the great job and I will not hesitate to use your company again if the need arises. Please feel free to use me as a referral for other clients."
Founder & CEO
Dr. Peter Perrotta
"Chris adds value to every project. I've worked with designers in the past where it seemed like I had to do their job: specify color and layout, select photos. If you already have a website through another designer, you may know what I mean. Chris can make a website better.
"Chris returns phone calls, meets deadlines and follows through. It's a sad commentary when this differentiates a business from all the others; however, in the web design industry, unfortunately, it's true."
"Wow!!! It looks AWESOME, Chris. That's exactly what I had in mind. I love the colors and also love the blue waves you made as a logo. Perfect! The pictures look fantastic!"
"Nice job, Chris. You make things so easy!"
"I was just going over our new Elizabeth Lynch Photography website, and I wanted to say THANK YOU because it looks fabulous. Kudos to your expertise and hours logged in front of the computer screen."
"Christopher Merrill crafted my website for four years. The design, concept and strategic planning that he implemented has been extremely productive and very successful.
"Remarkably, I found it truly amazing how Christopher was able to produce and complete a project while I struggled with only a vague idea of what I wanted! Sometimes I only provided a few sentences, and PRESTO, it was done. This was invaluable because it saved precious time and allowed me to work on other ideas.
"Christopher is always prompt and meets unrealistic deadlines by working efficiently, often well beyond normal hours. He is extremely honest and trustworthy, and therefore I've recommended him to many people.
"No matter what the problem is, he is always optimistic and searching and researching for a better approach."
Owner of Angling Matters
"[Christopher Merrill] always exhibits integrity, competency and a sense of humor. He has designed my website, avividmemory.com, and I've found his work to be, as always, very professional and meticulous. He is a pleasure to communicate with and the quality of his work is excellent. I can, without hesitation, recommend his services."
Christopher Merrill is super-dependable, meticulous, and very quick at posting site changes; highly recommended!
"Christopher Merrill Web Design exceeded my expectations. All the elements I hoped could be there were integrated into an easily accessed, visually appealing design, and done in an amazingly short time span. Christopher kept me engaged and informed throughout the process, and he handled everything through to hosting and domain transfer. I have been thrilled with the site, and eager to recommend him to others."
"Christopher Merrill Web Design produced a website for Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center that delivered outstanding results because of its visual appeal and ease of navigation. Additionally, Christopher has been our resource for website hosting and updates, email services and issues, email marketing, and any other internet features we think we want to try. Christopher is knowledgeable, reliable, responsive, and easy to work with."
"I’ve known Chris about a year and a half. We’ve worked together side-by-side more than a dozen times and keep an ongoing online dialogue. What comes next is rather striking: in each case, Chris has distinguished himself as the most professional and personable man on the market. This would mean much if it applied just to the 10 web designers I researched and interviewed; but I mean to extend the praise further: for personal and professional CHARACTER – the ability to get on with people and deliver a fine product – Chris tops the list of all professionals I’ve worked with over the past 3 years in building up my small business. This list includes 6 graphic designers, 4 sound engineers, 4 lawyers, 3 admin types, 3 general consultants, and 1 accountant, among many others who don’t qualify for this list of credits.
"Some concrete, measurable examples:
Once committed to hiring a web designer, I emailed 10 people outlining my project and requesting a quote. Chris was the first to respond over email and phone (a matter of hours) and the only one who gave me an estimate as asked. Since then, Chris has proven this kind of straightforwardness and punctuality is the rule. At every stage, Chris gives reasonable projections for submitting work and always delivers a little bit early. 5 stars!
I came to Chris with a highly detailed, artistically ambitious website – on paper. In this way Chris was able to see what I was after. Chris identified a few technical issues and approached them like this:
If my creative vision clashed with certain technical status-quos, Chris would explain the pros and cons of either choice, evenly offer his advice, then step back, in short, empowering me to make a more informed decision. This applies for aesthetic and practical issues: what looks good, what works better, what sells best, etc.
If my creative vision challenged Chris’s own technical skills, he troubleshot and problemsolved in ways that made me feel he cared as much about the project as I did. He’s batting 1.000 so far
The website itself. Although my drawings were the backbone of the website, pencil and paper don’t do well for illustrating digital textures or conveying the electronic look and feel that every website depends on for its success. Here’s where Chirs’s artistic skills really shined. After absorbing my project, Chris designed a masthead, and created a mix of digital colors, textures and effects that brought my visions to life much like the vivid and color-bursting land of Oz is brought to life out of the blacks whites and grays of a Kansas tornado. A Wizard!
"I’d be happy to speak further about Chris the personable and professional web designer; you can email me at email@example.com if you have any questions."
Classroom Jams Productions
We put the cool in school!
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