Between November 2014 and December 2018 I designed more than 80 websites for local and international businesses and creative entrepreneurs. Below is a selection of some of them, please click on the images to visit the live sites.
“As the old saying goes ‘first impressions are everything’. I would never skimp on business cards and I felt the same way about my web presence. After a quick Google search for ‘Squarespace Web Design’, I found Kerstin on the first page. I was grateful to find a highly qualified and talented designer and Kerstin also recommended a wonderful copy writer, Shaundra Taylor. After a few weeks of working very well together, I now own a beautifully designed and well organized website that’s already converting visitors into customers. Thanks so much Kerstin, I couldn’t be happier!”
– Brian Smith, Owner
“Thank you for the beautiful website! I had yet another person comment on how much they love it. And this last person was at our BBQ event this past Sunday - they had found out about it on the website!
Also, thank you for going above and beyond what I feel is within the typical parameters of building a website. You merging my email, and contact sign ups, and bringing it all within the squarespace platform, has made everything seamless and easy to manage. I love it!
I have recommended your expert services often over the past few weeks. Thank you again!”
– John DeGloria III, Owner・Edison, WA
"I love my new website. It is absolutely stunning. Kerstin made my artwork shine. When I first saw the new site I teared up seeing all of my art displayed so beautifully and professionally. Kerstin’s design sensibility and approach is perfect—balanced and peaceful—never distracting to my art. I never in a million years could have designed something so beautiful and intuitive. Plus Kerstin made the process so easy. She explained things clearly and answered all of my questions. I especially love the videos she made walking me through how to create new blog posts, add new images and overall manage my new site. I still can’t get over how beautiful, easy to navigate and professional my site is, thank you so much Kerstin."
– Kira Elliot, Artist
“We tried to design our website without professional help and it was a disaster. Thankfully, we found Kerstin who designed a beautiful and professinal website to help us grow our business. Using the 3-Day-Wonder package we now have a website that is both informative and inviting. Kerstin was a dream to work with and I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
– Allison Cecil, Audiologist・Saint Clairsville, OH
“Kerstin did a great job for us. We couldn’t be happier with the way our website turned out. Squarespace websites are super if you have the time to play with templates and tinker with design. If you need help because you are swamped with day to day tasks or cannot fathom website design in general, hire a pro. Kerstin is just the ticket!”
–Fred and Miran Schang, Owners・Bellingham, WA
"One of the things I really appreciate about Kerstin is the collaborative nature of how she works. I enjoyed our conversations and the many invitations to decide on font, color, images, layout, etc. She offered many good ideas and she also gave me a lot of space to bring my own ideas forward. I wanted to have an integrated scheduling system, with online intake and payment options—Kerstin built that in. She included tutorials and training sessions as part of the process so I am confident I can update content easily.
I found that Kerstin is a technical wizard but also a sophisticated designer. All the design elements of my site—color, content, space, flow, and feel—are lovely and very expressive of what my business is about. To me, this indicates Kerstin’s ability to listen deeply to who I am as a business woman. This is amazing because at the beginning of the process I was not totally sure what I wanted!
I am very satisfied with both the result and the process. My website is beautiful, professional, warm, and true to what I offer."
– Linda Alley Sarnack, Owner・Tucson, AZ
"My website has always been a source of extreme stress. ‘Easy to use templates' have never been easy for me to use, and I've lost count of the late nights spent frustrated while I tried to make the smallest change. Today though, i'm happy to say (in fact, i'm THRILLED to say) that's all in the past! I knew from the first email response from Kerstin that we were going to work well together. I truly love everything about my new site! I'm soooo happy with it, Kerstin did an INCREDIBLE job!!”
– Tamara Wickstrom, Photographer・Los Angeles, CA
"Kerstin’s beautiful, modern, intuitive and friendly design resulted in a happy user experience which on the first day of launching this site sent sales skyrocketing. Kerstin is quick to process the needs of the business and delivered SO much more in the design than I even knew I should ask for. I am a FAN. xo"
– Madelyn Mulvaney, Owner・Vancouver, BC
“Kerstin transformed my website into something that is incredibly beautiful, calming and professionally organized. She really cared about creating a space that honors my work in helping people. I feel like she is a part of helping people, too! She went above and beyond and had wonderful attention to detail and is a very gifted designer. She has a talent for organization and formatting, with an amazing eye for design and what works. If you want a website that transforms your work I would highly recommend her!”
– Julie Bjelland LMFT・Pleasanton, CA
"I absolutely LOVED working with Kerstin on a big refresh of my site. I was already using Squarespace for a blog, but was not aware of the potential I had to do so much more.
Kerstin has such a wonderful eye for visually compelling design. I love the result… clean, simple and a reflection of all that I do and love, which can feel quite busy at times but the website is beautiful and calm!
Kerstin was professional and patient. I was able to ask lots of questions and to give feedback. As soon as we pushed the new site live, my email lists began to grow. I’m very excited for what I’m now capable of doing thanks to my new site. Thank YOU!"
– Stacy Julian, Author and Memory Keeper・Seattle, WA
"From our first meeting I felt complete confidence with Kerstin. Her approach is creative, supportive and fun. She engaged with me every step of the way, from selecting colors, visual images, content placement and final web design review. Her knowledge of Squarespace is excellent and her design skills are top notch. I highly recommend Kerstin for your next web design project."
– Christina Hemmen, Owner & HR Specialist・Seattle, WA
“When I first decided to create a website to support The Tish Kitchen, I was filled with questions, hopes and a cloudy vision of my ideal. I would need a focused, artistic, technical genius to help me realize my dream. Well, I found one in Kerstin.
Her organized way of thinking brought me through every line item without moving past any confusion I had about the process. Kerstin explained everything in fine detail, making me comfortable and confident enough to examine what served my goals best. She may well have a degree in psychology, as she was a wonderful listener that truly heard my direction, even when I wasn’t quite sure how to articulate my ideas. She had endless patience for the lighter end of this collaborative partnership… me.
The result? I am a smarter, better consumer with a stunning website. Not only does it highlight her fine skills, but it shines a bright, clean light on The Tish Kitchen. The site is easy to navigate, flat out pretty with an intelligence that all my readers greatly enjoy. And, it is my honor to share her name with anyone that is interested in creating a website of their own. I always claim that while my work and personality is on every page, it was Kerstin who created the flawless stage on which I perform.
Thank you so much, Kerstin! I will be forever grateful for every effort you made. Your considerable skill made this such an easy process!”
– Tish, The Tish Kitchen・New York, NY
"The website is extraordinary. We could not be happier with it. It's gorgeous, inspiring, and it functions just beautifully! The process of creating the website with you has been exciting and extremely rewarding. You are so good at what you do Kerstin! I feel the website that you created for us truly reflects who we are in terms of its content, its feel, and its aesthetic. It is just amazing and we couldn't be happier with your work!!!"
– Jennifer Stein, Owner・Austin, TX
“Creating a website that conveyed the feel that I wanted prospective clients to get about my practice, and also provided a lot of information for them was an overwhelming task. The structure of the 3-Day-Wonder process helped me get my content well organized, and then Kerstin used her creativity and tech know-how to make it warm, visually appealing and functional, in a way I never could have by myself. I have been getting lots of compliments on my new website!”
– Lynn Carswell, Speech Therapist
"Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support, going well beyond the design of a gorgeous website that I am so proud of!! I really enjoyed doing the website in only three days! I think preparing everything beforehand forced me to really focus on what I wanted to convey, and I liked being able to work on it with you in a concentrated way over a couple days. And at this early stage of my business I most sincerely appreciated the reasonable price point for your excellent skills!! I love love love my new website!"
– Alisa Hamilton, Owner・San Mateo, CA
"My second experience with Kerstin designing my site was just as rewarding as my first. The process was painless, due to her combination of creativeness, professionalism and, most importantly, patience. There are so many problems to solve in designing a site that is well balanced and effective, and Kerstin has the knack for finding solutions. I ended up with an elegant site that works perfectly."
– Vikki Stark・Montreal, Canada
"Kerstin was absolutely wonderful to work with. We asked for a clean, sharp website that was easy to navigate and would help us stand out. We didn’t quite know what that looked like but she saw our vision and brought it to life and she ended up making us the most unique website in our industry. She has a great eye for design and I honestly can’t recommend her enough."
– Jayne Barocela, Owner・Seattle, WA
"Working with Kerstin Martin on our web page was a real pleasure and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out, the site looks TERRIFIC! I had the misfortune of breaking my right arm right when we got started on the project. Kerstin was great about working around my delays. When she was asked to make a change, or an update, she always provided clear feedback on the progress, and she was very responsive to emails. It made a potentially challenging process quite painless!"
– Rebecca Johnson, Co-President・Bellingham, WA
"Kerstin Martin is a true perfectionist who doesn't stop until she achieves the desired results. Kerstin is a great listener who has the unique ability to bring your words to life by combining the technical with the artistic. I can't begin to tell you how impressed, excited and grateful my company is with Kerstin's work! In a hyper-competitive industry such as Real Estate, standing apart from the competition is critical. Kerstin's vision, along with her tireless pursuit of excellence has empowered my business to do just that.
The communication throughout the project was excellent! Kerstin makes certain that you're aware and approve of everything that's happening during every step of the process. We've already begun to see a return on our investment. This was money well spent! Kerstin's attention to detail and flare for the unique give her a distinct advantage over other Web Designers. Because Kerstin is a successful Entrepreneur herself, she can totally relate to your situation and provide a solution that truly fits your specific needs.
As a person, Kerstin is compassionate, understanding and extremely positive. It was a pleasure collaborating with her and I look forward to doing much more work with her on a more regular basis going forward."
– Brian Hackner, CEO and Realtor・Bellingham, WA
"The thought of finally updating my very active website was so daunting that it took me years of start and stop, interviewing a dozen web designers and struggling with concepts till I finally stumbled upon Kerstin. From that moment on, the project took shape and developed a comfortable momentum that brought it to a smooth conclusion.
Kerstin is a unique mix of both being calm and encouraging as well as professional and effective. She's a great problem solver! She was able to take my jumble of ideas and organize them, one by one, into the beautiful functional site that I am so proud of today."
– Vikki Stark, Author and Psychotherapist・Montreal, Canada
"My experience working with Kerstin was beyond wonderful! After years of using a cut and paste, template website provider, I finally decided my business needed, and deserved, a website face-lift. After reviewing many web designer's portfolios, Kerstin's clean, yet welcoming designs drew me in. Kerstin had such a clear vision for my site, but also an openness and flexibility to listen to what I wanted. She patiently continued to fine tune my site until it was perfect. I can not be happier with the results and amazed at how much a professional, modern, technologically up to date site has impacted my business! I will continue to spread the word to about Kerstin Martin! She is amazing, talented, easy to communicate with, timely with her design process, and overall fun to work with!"
– Traci Soriano, LMP and owner・Bellingham, WA
"Kerstin brought to life the vision that I had and steered me in the right direction in a supportive, kind and patient manner. She knew how to make maximum use of our communication time which I really appreciated so I could focus on running my business. I felt complete confidence in her right from the start and have been complemented by new and returning customers on the functionality and appearance of my website."
– Lee Eden, Owne・Vancouver, BC
"Kerstin was able to translate my ideas, visions and goals into a supremely elegant and beautifully organized website. She has a wonderful eye for design and detail, is extremely responsive, cheerful, helpful and an absolute joy to work with. The website she designed for me far exceeds my hopes and expectations. I would use her again in a heartbeat and recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a website that is lovely to look at, well-organized and affordable."
– Alisa Greer・San Mateo, CA
"Kerstin Martin did a wonderful job designing the website for our bar, Galloway's Cocktail Bar. She really listened to what we were looking for, and came up with a great design for our site. She was very quick and helpful with any issue or questions that we had through out the process. When it came time for her to turn the website over to me, she thoroughly ran me through all of the editing training that I would need in order to update the website on my own. I would definitely work with her in the future!"
– Allison Sutherland, Manager・Bellingham, WA
"Working with Kerstin truly transformed my site from a very basic blog to a gorgeous and professional looking website. It was a pleasure to work with Kerstin as she immediately understood me and my business, and created a site for me that was beyond my expectations. This has been the best investment in my business, and I look forward to working with Kerstin again in the future. Thank you so much!”
– Joanna Bourke, Chef & Life Coach・Dublin, Ireland
"I am so thrilled with the website that Kerstin created for me. She brought alive a dream. I had no idea what I really wanted, but through her expertise and vision she was able to make it a reality. She is an incredible human being. Kerstin’s kindness, compassion and patience all made this such a pleasurable experience. She has amazing talent for creating beautiful websites and I can’t wait to see how this changes my life. I will miss our meetings together, and am so grateful that I have had the pleasure of meeting her and her darling cat “Stinky”. Thank you so very much Kerstin, I am so pleased!"
– Dr. Bridget Cantrell, Author and PTSD Expert・Bellingham, WA
I love my website, it is beautiful!! Working with Kerstin in developing my website has been so gratifying! Her creativity, her tending, her sensitivity, and her expertise came through so clearly in her work and in her relationship with me. I so appreiate her ability to transform information into an artistic format, she has a wonderful creative eye for format which allows the material to rest gently on observation. I look forward to collaboration with her in the future.
– Carol Jacobs, Therapist・Richmond, VA
"It was a creative pleasure to bring my new website into the world with Kerstin’s technical wizardry and elegant aesthetic eye. I had a clear vision of what I wanted, including luscious colours and textures, curvy, feminine fonts, and a sense of quiet depth and beauty. From the start I could see that Kerstin understood this and would be able to create it. At every stage in the process she had a wonderful sense of both the overall look and feel of what I was hoping for (a "soul sanctuary" with beautiful quotes and images for reflection and inspiration) and how best to present practical information concerning workshop dates, locations, and registration details. I wanted the website to resonate with the same warmth and soulful presence as the workshops and retreats I facilitate. I am thrilled that Kerstin was able to create this. Despite her busy schedule, she was always available and responsive to questions and suggestions. I will be singing Kerstin's praises to anyone looking for a talented, skilled, and sensitive website designer."
– Marlene Schiwy, Ph.D.・Vancouver, BC
"Our website truly matches the look and feel of our business thanks to Kerstin’s beautiful work. From the initial consult to the meticulous details, she was such a breeze to work with and created a website that perfectly reflected our vision. Her creative and stylish eye knows what “works” and her expertise is invaluable. I’d recommend her work in a heartbeat!"
– Emma Weinberg, Hotel Manager・Bellingham, WA
"Kerstin did a wonderful job on our website. She even did the photography for us! We are very happy with the results of our website and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful person to design and implement it for us. She made it easy from start to finish."
– Christopher Burton DDS・Bellingham, WA