TESTIMONIALSKind words received from past clients
VARSITY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION | CANADA
RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN
“Thank you for bringing the community association into the 21st century. Fig Tree Design Studio was recommended to us by the City of Calgary and we were thrilled with the results of our website. Wendy’s patience with our never ending changes and her expertise made the whole process a huge success. Her ongoing support as we move forward is a great comfort.”
VARSITY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION | CALGARY
NORDIC SEARCH PARTNER | NORWAY
LOGO DESIGN & 5 LANGUAGE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
“We worked with Fig Tree Design Studio for several months to create our company logo and website – all in 5 languages. They did a thorough analysis to understand our business and expectations and we worked closely throughout the entire process to get the smallest details right. We would highly recommend Fig Tree Design Studio!”
NORDIC SEARCH PARTNER | NORWAY
INTELLIGENTLY NOURISHED | CANADA
LOGO DESIGN, RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN
“Working with Wendy on the design/creation of a logo and website for my new business was great. I thought I had it all planned but throughout the process Wendy provided guidance and advice on things I had not thought of, which was invaluable to me. She was also super-patient with me! I trust her knowledge, her personal integrity and her passion for what she does. I would highly recommend Wendy.”
CAROL PIERCE | INTELLIGENTLY NOURISHED | CALGARY
CONSTRUCTING SPACES | CANADA
LOGO DESIGN, RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN, ADVERTISEMENT DESIGN
“I am a very picky client and have some experience with websites and design. That being said Wendy provided a fresh new way of thinking about my site and using it to my advantage. She was simply amazing!
She works very hard for her clients and replied to emails in a very timely manner. She is extremely patient and bends over backwards to do the job right. I don’t think there was a time when she said “No” to something.
I would strongly recommend using her for your design needs. Apparently there ARE still people out there that like to work one-on-one and get the job done right for a great price.
Thank you Wendy you are awesome!”
ARIF MAHERALI | CONSTRUCTING SPACES | CALGARY
WOMEN IN ENERGY DENVER | USA
RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN
“Women In Energy hired Wendy to redesign our groups website. Wendy did an absolutely phenomenal job! She went above and beyond to help us resolve some hosting related issues with our previous company as well as provided additional insight as to how best to organize our group event page.
She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.”
ANGELA GLEICHSNER | WOMEN IN ENERGY DENVER
GLOBAL SOAP | NEW ZEALAND
RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN, E-COMMERCE SHOPPING CART, GRAPHIC DESIGN
“Thank you for the amazing personal service & support that Wendy from Fig Tree Design has provided us with.
Finding a first-rate web designer can be challenging for a small business like us .We have just launched our completely revamped website and couldn’t be any happier or more proud of it.
From day one, we felt like were her #1 customer. She tackled everything with enthusiasm, insight, and expertise.
Wendy paid attention to every detail of our design, layout, colour pallet, branding and presentation. Her communication and response time was excellent and she welcomed our input and patiently heard all our concerns or recommendations.
We cannot recommend her highly enough and look forward to working with her more in the future.
Great Work Fig Tree Design!”
ING-MARIE SHALLCRASS & BRONWYN SHALLCRASS | GLOBAL SOAP | NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
LION DOG AFRICAN SAFARIS | CANADA
WEBSITE DESIGN, FLYER DESIGN, ADVERTISEMENT DESIGN
“I just want you to know that we are very pleased with the new Lion Dog African Safaris WordPress website that you resurrected for us. Technically, you are as good as it gets. We like the fresh look, the structure, the speed, the forms, the features, the maps, everything.
I know you have also done a full SEO on each web page, and that the new website is compatible on portable devices.
As much as we like the new website, it was your communication skills that I appreciated the most. From the initial meeting, to all the emails and phone calls along the process, I think we had the new website fully up and running within days. That was very impressive.
Furthermore, the website was completed at a reasonable cost within budget.
I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a new or an upgraded website.”
MIKE DONOVAN | LION DOG AFRICAN SAFARIS | CALGARY
STEEL & TIMBER BLUEGRASS BAND | CANADA
“Wendy, was prompt and professional. We liked all of her design ideas and really appeciated how she took all the time we needed to make final adjustments. Our final product is exactly what we were looking for, and we got it all done within a week!”
NATHAN H THOMPSON | STEEL & TIMBER BLUEGRASS BAND | CALGARY
EVERLASTING IMPRESSIONS WEDDING PLANNING | CANADA
LOGO DESIGN & RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
“Wendy completed my website for me, her customer service was outstanding nothing was too much trouble, she kept me calm through the process and produced a high quality website.
I loved that she understood my vision and gave me suggestions and her support to ensure the final product was exactly what I was looking for. All I can say is WOW!
I am so happy to have worked with Wendy and cant thank enough for all of the guidance, support, patience and innovation she used to display my work.
I am so privileged to have worked with a kind and gentle lady who really gave me exceptional customer service. Wendy responded to my questions immediately, she provided exceptional support not only with my web hosting pad, but also Google ranking, picture selection, logo design and development and setting up my email system.
Wendy has allowed me to take my business to the next level and I cant thank her enough. I will be recommending Wendy to everyone so they can have the same amazing dedicated experience.
Thank you Wendy from the bottom of my heart – a true professional.”
LISA LaPLANTE | EVERLASTING IMPRESSIONS WEDDING PLANNING | CALGARY
DOMINIC GAUDIOUS | USA
RESPONSIVE WORDPRESS WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN
“Fig Tree Design Studio was incredibly easy to work with and did an amazing job with creating a new website for me!”
DOMINIC GAUDIOUS | FLORIDA, USA
GENUINE WORDS | CANADA
WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN
“Having a logo designed for my business has been on my to-do list for years! As soon as I met Wendy, I knew that her energy, enthusiasm, creativity and collaborative style were exactly what I needed to finally tackle what seemed to be a monumental task.
Before we even got started, Wendy took the time to get to know me and my business, and this was clearly reflected in the many design concepts and options she brought forward. She was wonderful to work with, always open to my ideas and feedback, and great at keeping us on task and moving forward.
Wendy went above and beyond to ensure I was thrilled with the final product (which I am!). Above all, she made the process stress-free and fun. With my new logo, I am now feeling inspired and confident to move ahead with the rest of my branding and marketing projects!”
JENNIFER STACK | GENUINE WORDS | CALGARY
POSH PUFFS GOURMET MARSHMALLOWS | NEW ZEALAND
WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN AND SIGNAGE DESIGN
“Wendy made building our first web site so easy and enjoyable. She was open to all of our ideas and she has made Posh Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows a web site we are proud of. Her on going support makes maintaining our website really easy, and we would highly recommend Wendy as a web designer.”
CLARE AND SARAH | POSH PUFFS GOURMET MARSHMALLOWS | NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
KIWISCOT HEALTH & WELLNESS | NEW ZEALAND
WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN
“Fig Tree Design Studio was recommended to Mark by a bigger company who didn’t deal with small business web design…how fortunate for us!
Wendy has been fantastic to deal with from the outset. She knew exactly what we were after, was extremely patient and tolerant of the necessary restrictions that our website required…and she just went that extra mile for us.
If you want a professional job done but with that personal touch, then you need look no further than Wendy at Fig Tree Design Studio, we couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”
MARK & YVONNE BLAKEMORE | KIWISCOT | NELSON,NEW ZEALAND
TIMBER FACED GUARD RAILS | NEW ZEALAND
WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN
“Thank you very much for the great website you have created for Timber Faced Guardrail. It has only been viewable for 4 weeks but already it has been instrumental in securing a sizable contract. The aim of the new website was to quickly and clearly inform and clarify my product for those who access it. It has definitely achieved that.
Your input was considerable but the website was undertaken very quickly. Thank you again and I am sure we will keep in touch when new photos and information is to be added”
RHYS JONES | TIMBER FACED GUARDRAIL | NEW ZEALAND
COTTAGE MEWS MOTEL TAUPO – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN AND MAIL CHIMP
“We discovered Fig Tree Design online when searching for a designer to revamp our website. We needed someone who could take on board the old style character of our motel, Cottage Mews, but update us as well. Taupo and Nelson are a long way apart and we never met Wendy face-to-face, but she listened to our ideas and added to them to create a site we are really proud of. Her client focus and communication with us were outstanding. The process was smooth and the site came together very quickly. We are getting great feedback and we’re excited to see how the new site works for us”
JULIE SLEE | COTTAGE MEWS MOTEL | NEW ZEALAND
BRIGHTWATER GOLD SAFFRON – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN
“Before I talked to Wendy, I knew our website was out of date and not attracting that many vistors but I was not sure how to improve it. Wendy listened to our requirements and after our initial discussion, came up with some really creative ideas that were spot on for our website. I was very impressed how quickly Wendy created the initial design.
The final website only needed a few tweaks to achieve a great looking website that functioned well. To top it off, Wendy is very knowledgeable on the internal workings of the Web and did a fantastic job at improving our listing on the main search engines. Our ranking on Google went from somewhere below page 7 to number 3 on page 1.”
ANDREW STIRLING | BRIGHTWATER GOLD SAFFRON | NEW ZEALAND
THE GRAPE ESCAPE CAFE AND CATERING – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN AND CORPORATE FOLDER DESIGN
“We had the pleasure of having Wendy design our website for the Grape Escape Café and Catering. Her attention to detail and continued follow up of updates and marketing ideas is very valuable to our business. I would happily recommend Wendy to anyone requiring a professional web design.”
THE GRAPE ESCAPE CAFE AND CATERING | NEW ZEALAND
A AND A SNACKS – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN
“Our website was very dated. I came across Fig Tree Design Studio when I was doing some research for a new designer.
We found it very easy to work with Wendy and the end result is great. People have complemented us on our website since.”
ANNY AND AD DE GROOT | A AND A SNACKS | NEW ZEALAND
BAYVIEW BED AND BREAKFAST – WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN
“From the beginning we found Wendy approachable and great to deal with. She always responded immediately to any queries we had and her great communication and listening skills meant we reached our final design with ease. We are thrilled with the outcome”
JUDE LOVELL | BAYVIEW BED AND BREAKFAST | NEW ZEALAND
MELROSE HOUSE – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN
“Fig Tree Design delivered on every front! I was kept fully informed throughout the design process; communication was consistently open and friendly, inviting client contribution at every stage.
Wendy was a pleasure to work with – she interpreted the brief brilliantly and with remarkable perception, adding expertise and implementing her creativity to deliver a fantastic end product that far exceeded our expectation”
MELROSE HISTORIC HOUSE | NEW ZEALAND
INDIGO STYLE – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN
“My original website was “stuck in a website rut” and needed a makeover, and while I had already talked to my then current designers, they showed little interest in helping me vamp it up. It just so happened at that time I met Wendy at an expo I was exhibiting at and we got talking. This first conversation with Wendy made me feel comfortable enough to look at it a little further – and the rest is history – a fantastic new website.
Why I made the switch was simple. Wendy listened to what I was thinking, made suggestions on what she could do, and then sent me some ideas through so I could see her thoughts. All I had to do was send her the script and viola!!! A brand new redesigned website – just how I had imagined it!! Thanks Wendy, you have done an amazing job, in a short period of time. You have this friendly and professional way that made me comfortable to trust you with an important part of my business, and I am extremely happy with my new and improved website – I have had many comments already!
SHANNAN CLARKE | INDIGO STYLE | NEW ZEALAND
BISLEY HEIGHTS BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION – WEBSITE, LOGO AND RACK CARD DESIGN
“I have recently used the services of Wendy Alessi from Fig Tree Design Studio to set up a website and design a logo for my new guest accommodation venture.
From our first meeting I found Wendy had great ideas and put them to me in a clear and concise manner. She was able to explain technical details in an easy to understand way and presented me with a well set out plan and costing for the project. This was achieved with flexibility and a relaxed and pleasant manner.
Wendy listened to and discussed my ideas and there was consultation at every stage of the design process. The end result is a beautiful and professionaly designed website with all the appropriate search engines in place. I have no hesitation recommending Fig Tree Design Studio for a complete web design project”
NANCY DAVIS | BISLEY HEIGHTS BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION | NEW ZEALAND
NELSON BEACH HOSTEL BACKPACKERS – WEBSITE DESIGN AND LOGO WORK
Thanks for a great job. We love it and appreciate your hard work. We’re absolutely sure it will improve bookings. Awesome.
SANDRA | NELSON BEACH HOSTEL BACKPACKERS | NEW ZEALAND
THE BLACK CAB COMPANY – WEBSITE RE-DESIGN
“Wendy at Fig Tree Design Studio recently took on the task of overhauling my website, which was a very basic site that I had created myself. I had no design idea in mind and my instructions were limited: I just wanted a new professional looking website and I wanted to get more hits through various search engines.
Wendy has exceeded all expectations – I’m so proud of my new website. It is beautiful! It even replicates the quirky personality of my business. Also, she has done a fantastic job of the search engine upgrade and I am seeing more enquiries filter through than usual.
I would thoroughly recommend Fig Tree Design as I have found the whole process very easy, the results are superb, and as an added benefit – it was extremely cost effective, especially compared to other quotes I received to undertake the same task”
MARIANNE HART-BIGGS | THE BLACK CAB COMPANY | NEW ZEALAND
D M HAMPTON ARTIST – WEBSITE DESIGN
“We have recently had a website designed by Fig Tree Design. The decision to have our own website was a big one and we really wanted it to be a success. We started out by emailing a few sites from the internet. I looked at their websites and thought if they are eye catching, inviting and easy to get around then that’s who I want to design ours. That kicked out a lot to start with. Some of them seemed a bit big and sterile sounding and I thought it was a scary enough process without feeling like just another number. Others just had pick from this or that option and it seemed like it was all about them getting you through the system as quickly as possible.
That is where Fig Tree Design differs from the rest, they are about doing the very best they can for you and your business. We really wanted someone who would take the time to find out about our business and would listen to what we wanted and what our business needed. When Wendy rang me after I sent her an email query, I just knew we had found a company who was willing to listen to our requirements and design a site to suit our business, with the personal touch which we find important in the world today.
We really couldn’t have asked for more. Wendy has been fantastic, she was so friendly and helpful and made the whole process a very easy and enjoyable experience. We absolutely love the website and it is perfect for us in every way possible. Some of the other web designers we contacted would have designed the site and then left us out in the cold, but with Wendy, the ongoing support and help is amazing.
We would confidently recommend Fig Tree Design to anyone wanting a new website or their old website ”
DONNAMAREE HAMPTON | ARTIST | NEW ZEALAND
MO VIRANI – PHYSIOTHERAPIST – WEBSITE, LOGO AND BUSINESS CARD DESIGN
“I had specific goals in mind when I asked Wendy to create a website for me. I wanted to decrease my yellow pages advertising budget and add value for my clients by introducing and interactive online presence for my clinic. I wanted some special features and unique design variations for my website and Wendy has exceeded my expectations in this regard.
Her knowledge and expertise with selecting a Domain Name, Search Engine Optimisation and her artistic flair have been invaluable to the overall process.”
MO VIRANI | PHYSIOTHERAPIST | NEW ZEALAND
OPTIMAL NEURO HEALTH – WEBSITE DESIGN
“The work Wendy had done for me for my website is just amazing. She made diplomatic suggestions to me, I found her manner and gentle approach refreshing to work with. Nothing was a problem that Wendy could not change or fix for our project. Thank you so much Wendy for your professionalism and ease ”
ROBYN RUSHOLME | OPTIMAL NEURO HEALTH | NEW ZEALAND
SEA TO SKY SAFARIS – WEBSITE, LOGO AND BROCHURE DESIGN
“I found the whole process of website construction easy and manageable due largely to the professional approach from Wendy at Fig Tree Design. The collabrative approach to the websites design was easy, open and resulted in a product that I am very happy with. I believe her knowledge and experience would benefit any company wanting to expand their business”
ISAAC RUSSELL | SEA TO SKY SAFARIS | NEW ZEALAND
SWEET AS CAFE – WEBSITE DESIGN
“I have recently worked with Fig Tree Design Studio by asking them to design and develop a new website for my Nelson Cafe. I met with Wendy to discuss my project and I supplied menus and images to be used on the website. Fig Tree Design kept in regular contact with me throughout the design process and I was able to discuss ideas and give feedback at any stage.
The new website mirrors the look and feel of my cafe and gives easy to navigate information to my customers. I am very happy with the work Fig Tree Design Studio has done and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.”
APPLE WISALSAWAD | SWEET AS CAFE | NEW ZEALAND
AMBROSIA CAFE – WEBSITE DESIGN
“I have had fantastic comments so far about the website!! So a BIG thank you for a great job!!”
MISHAEL SOWMAN | AMBROSIA CAFE | NEW ZEALAND
ZOOMLILY JEWELLERY – WEBSITE, BUSINESS CARD AND BOOKMARK DESIGN
“The profile of my jewellery business has been raised substantially due to Wendy’s development of my website. She has an innate ability to put together a site that reflects exactly what one wants their business to portray.
I did not have to expend large amounts of time and energy into developing a vision for my website; she was able to take the ideas I had expressed in the initial profile and come up with a concept that was exactly as I had envisaged. From putting together colour and images that work, to text and tying together the whole package, I have been extremely impressed with Fig Tree Design”
KERENSA CLARK | ZOOMLILY JEWELLERY | NEW ZEALAND
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