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“Angela Render has taken competent, clean and economical web design to a level where a client’s every expectation is exceeded. I was floored by her speed and creativity. My company’s websites have a strong, attractive aesthetic, and I literally will only use Angela Render’s company for my web design needs. I trust her. She delivers.”
“I brought to Angela a sad website that failed to excite any of my readers to the degree they would recommend others to my site. Also, I had no connection between my blog site and my web site. Finally, I had no way for readers of either the blog or web sites to place an order immediately for my books. Thanks to Angela, she has remedied all these problems.
My web site now hits the reader immediately with answers to basic questions: Who is this author? What have I written? What are the books about? How can one make a purchase without having to run to yet another site? At the same time, a reader of my web site can engage immediately with my blog site. And finally, a reader of my blog has a link with my web site and can make an immediate purchase of my books. I could hope for no more.
A note about Angela’s disposition. Along the way, I requested any number of minor changes. And some not so minor. Angela never complained but maintained a positive attitude of “How may I make you proud of my work.”
“With a very limited budget, my small, nonprofit advocacy group, in 2011 contracted with an off-shore web designer to redesign and revamp our website. Big mistake. The designer made mistakes left and right and we ultimately had to fire him right in the middle of the project. We then turned to Angela Render to clean up his mess. She not only had to painstakingly go through all of the designer’s botched-up programming, but she also added many excellent touches, leaving our site in fantastic shape, and never calling it a day until she was sure I was 110% happy with her work, which I was. And considering all work she did, her price was very reasonable. She stuck to her original quote despite all the extra work that was well above and beyond a typical site redesign. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Angela to any organization looking for a good-looking, properly-functioning website.”
“Thunderpaw did a great job creating my new website to showcase my paintings. Angela asked all the right questions when we were getting started, making it clear she intended to develop something to fit my needs instead of just another cookie cutter site. She gave me lots of opportunities to review her work during the development phase and made the changes I requested. And, when it was finished, Angela patiently walked me through the process of managing the site, and has provided follow-up help as needed. I am thrilled with the end product and highly recommend Thunderpaw’s web development services to any individual, business, or organization, regardless of size.”
“Angela turned my three-year old website from a static site into a dynamic site. She enhanced it beautifully and patiently helped me get my humor blog up and running. She was able to make the photos come alive with a slide show. I have gotten SO many compliments on my website and it’s only been up for a couple of weeks since it’s gone “live.” Angela is very responsive and explains things very clearly. She’s available and I’ve never experienced service like that. Angela is extremely patient with non-technical people and very skilled at what she does and has been a pleasure to work with. Her rates are very reasonable. I look forward to working with Angela in the future as my needs evolve. I would HIGHLY recommend her.”
“After a friend created a design concept for my website, I needed someone to program the darn thing. Angela was a pro from start to finish—she consulted with me on how to meet my needs and achieve my goals, introduced new features I hadn’t considered, and ultimately produced a website that is everything I envisioned and more. I now have a web presence that is functional, beautiful, and effective as a marketing tool. I’m currently working with her on a second website and blog, and I know the experience will be a repeat performance. Angela is my go-to web expert, every time.”
“Angela entered my project at a difficult stage after the previous Web designer had established all conventions and codes. But this did not daunt Angela. She picked up the project almost seamlessly, dove in enthusiastically, and used her expertise to overcome several challenges.
Her ingenuity and experience were demonstrated at every point. She unhesitatingly offered suggestions and innovations beyond my requests, and she did not let go of problems until they were solved. From inception to completion of any Web-related project, I would place my trust in Angela to address it successfully.
She is also a pleasure, personally, to work with, reassuring and patient, allaying client anxieties with confidence. She listens to, and acts on, what the client wants to convey in the website. Yet if she differs, she offers alternatives, backed up by her wide experience.
Reasonable, thorough, and very generous, Angela was a delight to work with. I admire her creativity and gusto and recommend her completely. I also count her as not only an exemplary Web designer and maintainer but also a friend.”
“After taking Angela’s marketing and blogging courses at the Writers Center, I knew I’d want to hire her for assistance in launching a blog and separate business website. Everyone had said setting up a blog is easy, just download a WordPress template and go. I did that, but 3 months later I was still trying to make it do lots of things it couldn’t. I also needed someone to coach me on how to launch my site, get subscribers, and respond to comments. Angela has removed all of these worries. She’s programmed the site to respond to my wishes. She’s known what plug-ins, widgets, and services to add. I enthusiastically recommend her services to anyone wanting to get on line and do it in style. As a favorite German saying goes: she’s lifted a stone off of my heart.”
“Angela Render is my internet marketing guru. She is an amazing teacher, designer, technical engineer. When I had learned enough to know that I did not have the skills or patience to create my own web presence, she and her company designed a web site perfect in look and tone. She made sure it was easy for visitors, and me, to navigate, and has updated and changed pages immediately as my needs have changed. She is helping me capture and track responses with a view to staying in touch with my market. What sets Angela apart is her immediate client response, her patience with the smallest and largest of issues, her ongoing support and her unflappable calm; which comes from deep expertise. It’s a big and wild internet world – I’m glad that Angela Render and Thunderpaw have my back.”
“Angela was a fantastic partner in designing and launching our company’s blog. She is smart, organized, efficient and quickly follows through on her commitments. And, she is a thoughtful and encouraging teacher who takes the mystery out of creating a professional web presence. I would recommend her in a second.”
“Angela Render’s primary function was is in designing and coding electronic direct mailings, though she’s coded several seasonal splash-pages for your website. Since we took her on as a contractor in January of 2008, we’ve expanded our direct mailing templates from 6 to over 40. Some of these came from sketches we supplied to her and some came from a wish to adapt another email design to our unique needs.
Although I dictate the layout for most of the emails, there have been many occasions I found myself (and still do) with a “design block” where I would simply articulate what I’m looking for, and Angela will create many versions of an email until I have finalized my selection. She really is an incredible partner for me. She communicates with respect and patience, never making me feel inadequate. I continue to learn so much from her. In managing the web, I spend much of my time analyzing metrics on consumer traffic and impacting the ease in which my customer navigates the SYW website. I am responsible for capitalizing on all paid and organic traffic, ecommerce marketing efforts, social network compatibility, etc. In addition, I must select product, negotiate the terms of the product and maintain vendor relationships. With all that said, I am grateful to have such a strong partner in Angela, as I know I never have to worry about the coding and links of my campaigns being accurate.
Angela also handles deadlines seamlessly. She has demonstrated much flexibility in the time frames I have given her. In the time we have worked together, there have been many occasions when I have asked for last minute HTML coding. It didn’t matter if it was for an email deploy or a home page change, she met the challenge every time. Angela holds herself accountable as much as I hold myself accountable. She is professional and courteous with all my requests. Most of our communication is handled via email, however, if she needs clarity on a specific direction, she does not hesitate to call me.
Having a remote partner has its challenges, usually as it relates to conveying ideas and objectives. Our communication expectations were established early on in our relationship that meeting my deadlines was never a concern. Given the time frames, Angela has been more than accommodating. She takes initiative to communicate any concerns about the website; she’s dependable; and her interpersonal skills are refreshing.”
“To achieve our goals as a small business we have relied upon Thunderpaw’s technical savvy, creative thinking, and thorough knowledge base. They are at the top of their game, and provide a superior level of service and responsiveness in meeting our needs.”
“Thunderpaw web development redesigned our website with amazing speed and accuracy. They were extremely patient with many and all changes that came up throughout the entire process. The site now projects our products with the clarity we were looking for. We would highly recommend anyone interested in a design or redesign with Thunderpaw.”
“Thunderpaw’s reliability and dependability have allowed us to maintain a website that is both a valuable resource for our members and reflective of the professionalism they provide. I have found them to be extremely responsive and willing to assist. Thunderpaw treats you as highly valued client regardless of size or need. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade and maintain their web services.”
“At the same time as Angela was keenly responsive to our ideas about how we wanted our web site to be, she applied her own technical skills generously so as to make the end result truly professional. It was a pleasure to work with her.”
“On behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) and Baltimore Pride 2007, I would like to formally thank you for the updates you made to our website this year. Your contributions have not only saved us time and money but provided us with the luxury of having our site function in a way that was more appropriate to our needs.
As someone who does not consider himself a technical person, I was very impressed by your ability to take my instructions and produce the desired result. When we originally commissioned another organization to design our Online Vendor Registration system, we were assured that it would flawlessly be updated from year to year. We discovered a year later that this wasn’t the case. Last year was the first year that we provided online registration to our vendors and we had several technical issues. These problems caused dozens of applications and payments to be lost in 2006. This is where your help was especially needed. We have received no complaints like this about our system in 2007.
Your help creating archives of previous years on our website was also very needed and appreciated. We have received numerous compliments from visitors to our site stating how easily they were able to navigate through the site and find the information that they were searching for. The look and feel of our site have improved greatly.
We have already had a 25% increase in new vendor registrations this year and are projected to increase our vendor revenue by more than 30% over 2006. Online registration has also increased significantly over 2006 and I am confident that this is largely due to the fact that the system is easier to use.
The quality of your work has proven to be exceptional and invaluable to Baltimore Pride, the largest GLBT festival in Maryland. You have exceeded all of the expectations the GLCCB had for our website this year. It was so easy to work with you. Your skills area great asset to our non-profit organization.”
“Thank you so much for the brilliant work you put into creating the new web site for my law firm. I was impressed when I first saw it but must say I had no idea of the impact it would have on my business. My client base has effectively expanded from local to national. Within the first month the site was up and running I was retained by clients from as far away as North Carolina and California for help with domestic legal matters and was contacted by an attorney in Chicago for help with a local malpractice case. You may consider me to be a VERY SATISFIED client.”
“Thunderpaw does a great job for us, keeping our website updated and working smoothly. They also make sure our email newsletters look great and are deployed without a hitch. Both Angela and David are extremely responsive to our requests and a pleasure to work with. We have confidently referred them to several of our clients.”