People say…

Katie helped launch our new web site at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center and I could not be more pleased with her work, professionalism, insight and responsiveness on a short time line. She was a dream to work with.

Tori Hinde, Women's Birth & Wellness Center

Katie is one of the most talented full-stack developers I have ever worked with. She is always top of mind for any SaaS project I am developing.

Andy Beal, CEO of Reputation Refinery, Trackur, and Journalate

Katie is my first and only choice for a web developer. She gets front end, back end and even more she delivers on the SOUL of a project.

Garrett French, CEO of Citation Labs, Audiential & ZipSprout

It’s been a pleasure working with Katie on a variety of projects since 2009.  I keep coming back for the creativity and professionalism!

Simons Chase, Editor in Chief & Co-Founder at Cuba Journal

I loved working with Katie at Yellow Rubber Ball redesigning my business website.  She had done some great work already that I loved, and easily combined several of my favorite concepts from 3 different sites and made them work seamlessly together.  Plus, our Skype calls were a blast.  She’s passionate about life and making a difference, and at this point in my career I value working with amazing human beings just as much as amazingly talented professionals – Katie is both.  You should totally hire her!  My website works wonders, and I’m gonna call her again soon for some updates I’ve been excited about.

Adam Hammes, Sustainability Author, Speaker & Consultant, EcoFluence

Over the last 12 years or so, I have worked with a number of programmers. Time and again I found myself at a crossroads; Me not fully understanding the programmer, and the programmer, in turn, not able to grasp my vision. I have failed to reach my goals on more than one occasion. Then I met Katie.

Katie has the ability to understand my vision and communicate in an easy to understand manner how she intends to help me achieve my goals. I truly believe she is a rare find. Not just capable and customer-friendly, but a tremendous collaborative partner as well.

I have referred Katie to several associates who have also had favorable outcomes and I will continue to confidently point people in her direction.

Jason Ast, Cofounder of Just Dog People

OMG, what an exhilarating meeting with Katie, my web designer. We’re refreshing SPS and making it mobile friendly…and I can’t wait to share it with you in August! If you’re looking for an awesome web designer, talk to Katie.

Katie rocks. She’s got the tech and design skills plus she understands the business side of things. And she’s globally-minded and just plain fun to talk with!

Cate Brubaker, Founder of Small Planet Studio

Katie is so energetic – it makes me more excited and helps me have a more positive day. Katie communicates so well – she listens to your vision and needs then puts her very best into her work. Katie is always available and willing to discuss your project.

I would highly recommend Katie/Yellow Rubber Ball to anyone I know. Her work is amazing – her work ethic is amazing and so is her personality.

Our new website is fantastic – Katie took our vision and created a masterpiece~ We have so much more traffic to the site – It’s beautiful, easy to use and easy to maintain.

Danielle SmithMarketing Director, Volunteer Behavioral Health Services

Katie helped turn a bunch of ideas on a whiteboard into a personal website that has reached hundreds of thousands of people all over the world in the past several years. What I appreciated the most about Katie was her curiosity, which usually led to her discovering new, more efficient ways to design a website that totally felt like me.

Michael Hrostoski, The Men's Coach

Katie was very easy to work with – creative and pro-active in her approach, always respectful of budgets and willing to set a deadline and meet it.

Adam Zinn, Claremont HOA - claremonthoa.com

Katie is da BOMB. She has been my developer for a few years now and she makes me feel SO at ease and always does the work fast and is so helpful in easing my mind during website problems.

Shenee Howard, Da Boss at HeyShenee.com

Katie created my wonderful web page several years ago from a chaotic mixture of images and words that I presented to her.  I constantly get positive comments from customers who visit the page.  I don’t know how she does it, but I am number 1 in searches.  She recently made me mobile-ready plus freshened the look at a very reasonable price.  She is my number 1 marketing asset

Scott Jones, CEO, PE CFEI CVFI, EngineeringInvestigation.com

My favorite thing about Katie is that she is reliable. For all the years I’ve had websites and worked with webmasters and developers this is the #1 most important quality to me. As a person who is not super techy, to know I can trust Katie to figure things out that hurt my brain and always help me make sound decisions feels amazing.

Liz DiAlto, Creator at Untame Yourself / Wild Soul Movement

When Katie is working on my website I know everything is being done right. I trust her completely to take care of all my web programming.  She gives me peace of mind so I can concentrate on my business.

Erin Pavlina, ErinPavlina.com

Katie’s high energy and fantastic attitude serve her well when it comes to serving us, her web-design clients.  She was very responsive and creative throughout the process, with the end result being the exact site I had created in my mind.  I recommend Katie highly!

Scott Wittig, Author & Speaker, ScottWittig.com

Katie took the vision of my perfect website, the dream in my head and brought it to life. She built a gorgeous representation of my business, including all of the unique specifications I requested and much more. Katie made the content I had look and feel professional and phenomenal, leaving a lasting impact. I get compliments all the time! I highly recommend collaborating with Katie to build the ideal website for your personal business. She will design and build the exact internet real estate you need for your up-leveled next steps like she did for me.

Lynan Saperstein, CEO, Experience Experts

Katie is such a gift to work with and I’m so glad I hired her to work on my business website. Katie has been incredibly supportive in getting my website not only working well, but looking great too! She is efficient, quick, thorough and has a great attitude. I usually dread dealing with technical issues, however, working with Katie has made my website amazing and she is incredibly patient with my absolute lack of knowledge about computer things. I continue to work with her now and will keep her busy into the future. She’s a great asset to any individual or business looking for a bright and creative hard worker.

Bloom Post, BloomPost.com

Working with Katie is a true joy.  She is the consummate professional.  She not only knows her business exceedingly well, but she responds to the client’s needs with a delightful sense of cheerfulness, giving the feeling that it is her pleasure to help.

Suzanne Giesemann, SuzanneGiesemann.com

Katie’s best trait is her ability to listen to and even empathize with her clients. She always delivers not just what we ask for, but the nuances we didn’t know to request. Katie is one of the most positive people I’ve ever known, which adds extra kick to her ability to design well and solve problems.

Andrea Pretorian

My accountant recommended Katie to me because he had heard good things about her work from one of his clients.  I called her and within days she was already designing a new website for my company.  She wasn’t finished until we were completely happy with everything, which didn’t take long at all.  I love our new website, it’s exactly what I had in mind.  I will definitely be calling her for any future website needs.  Thanks Katie!

Tammi Weir, Petrochemical News

Katie is an incredibly talented web designer.  We gave her some ideas and a photo for our website so that it could be upgraded-the result was much more beautiful than we had ever imagined!  And she works so quickly!  Plus she suggested additional pages for our site that are very helpful.
She is also one of the nicest, most compassionate people I know.  I feel very grateful to have found her and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is wanting to create or upgrade a website.

Elizabeth Boisson, Co-founder of Helping Parents Heal

Earlier this year, I was having trouble figuring out who to reach out to for a website redesign project for my site, The Ancient Wisdom Project. For a previous project, I tried to outsource the development and design of a website overseas and it was a disaster. This made me a bit nervous about looking for a web designer for this project.

There were a few particular traits I looked for in a web designer:

  1. The ability to take a vague design concept and turn it into something concrete – I have zero design skills so this was important to me. While I know what I like when I see it, I don’t know exactly what to tell a designer to make sure that vision gets executed.
  2. Flexibility – Many web design firms limit the number of revisions their clients are able to order. While this is a smart move, it also makes the relationship more complicated and end in a lower quality site for the sake of minimizing revisions.
  3. The ability to have their own ideas, even outside of design – Being able to understand the bigger picture of what I was trying to do allows for creative solutions that I wouldn’t have thought of. For a designer to be able to do this is gold.
  4. I asked a few friends if they knew anyone that met these criteria and one of them referred me to Katie.

I’m so glad they did.

Katie met all three of the criteria above.

Here’s how the project unfolded:

  1. We set up an initial consult where I explained what I was looking for and Katie asked a bunch of smart questions about what I wanted and why I wanted.
  2. We agreed on a price and set a project timeline.
  3. Over the next few months, we chatted over Skype every two weeks or so to review website progress. Katie had many excellent ideas that we ended up implementing, both on the design-side of things and the bigger structure/content-flow side. For example, if you navigate to my home page on The Ancient Wisdom Project, you’ll see the silhouetted figures with a short description next to them. Katie initially had the brilliant idea to do a graphic with an “evolution” theme. This evolved into what you see now, which many people have complimented me on. This is the type of creativity I was looking for in a designer.
  4. We launched!

Sometimes when you work with service provider or a vendor, you dread the next phone call because you know it will be unpleasant, like going to get your car repaired knowing that you’ll get ripped off because you just don’t know enough about cars.

Working with Katie was the exact opposite of that. I really looked forward to our calls to discuss the projects because she always had excellent ideas, did what she said would do in the previous call, and could explain her thinking behind her choices. In fact, I was tempted to delay the launch just so I would have an excuse to keep having these calls!

If you have the opportunity to work with Katie, I would absolutely jump on it. If you’re still not convinced, feel free to reach out to me via my site and I can provide more information. It’ll be an easy sell since I will just tell you the truth about why she is excellent.

Thank you Katie!

Dale Davidson, The Ancient Wisdom Project

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