In stumbling upon Shawn Johnston’s website and viewing his portfolio, I saw his organic yet very clear approach to designing ecommerce sites. With Shawn’s redesign of my website, there was a refreshing inclusion of paper texture (that resonates brilliantly with my brand), a tonality that added dimension and warmth, and a subtle implementation of social media, creating an approachable web experience that felt tangible and inviting, not overloaded or overwhelming. The beauty, efficiency, balance and clarity of his design encourages actionable steps on the site for the viewer to focus on and experience the brand, and shop! Shawn was also especially great to work with. I was hesistant to work with someone I could not meet face-to-face, but his online portfolio, followed by our communications via email sharing his expertise and professionalism, really convinced me that he was the person to redesign my brand’s website. I hope to continue working with Shawn and his team in the future.
We really love the website. We have used the provincial map design on various marketing materials since you created it. We continue to use the website for course registrations and to provide general information about our training. The website has made our operations much more efficient. Thank you for all of your help.
Shelter Net BC Society
Our organisation used Shawn Johnston for several website projects and we couldn’t be more satisfied. Frankly, I cant say enough great things about Shawn so here are the top three reasons why I would not hesitate to recommend or work with him again. Ease of communication: throughout the process Shawn took the time to learn exactly what we wanted from out web presence to create original, vibrant and enganging websites. He was always there to answer questions, give advise and keep us up to date with our projects. Creative prowess: Shawn designed 5 websites for our organization. Although each one was similar in content, he was able to deliver different concepts for each, delivering a distinct product that fit our target market perfectly. Technical expertise: Shawn was there for us to help us with advice and feedback for our ideas to ensure that our website was up current web 2.0 standards and post-build to assist with the set up and maintenance of our sites.
It’s been a real pleasure to work with Shawn. He took the time to understand what we were trying to achieve with our new website and we now have a vibrant and engaging website which reflects the company that we are. Shawn was patient and accommodating, especially when we were ironing out all the small details of the site. I would definitely recommend Shawn to friends and colleagues looking for a designer and/or web developer.
3 Tier Logic
I hired Shawn to design our company website. From initial consultation through to final design, I knew I had picked the right person to do the job. Shawn took my ideas and transformed them into a stunning website. The site is very eye-catching and most importantly easy to navigate. Shawn’s communication though the entire process was unbelievable, always there to offer assistance with any issues or additional ideas that would arise. His easy-going personality and the pride and professionalism he shows in his work allow me to recommend him without any hesitation. If you are looking to have a website designed and just not sure about the process, or how to go about it, Shawn Johnston will put you at ease providing you with fantastic ideas and a hip current website.
Old Country Pasta
It’s very rare to come across a web designer that also excels in development and Shawn is just that. His designs are extremely modern and I would bet that other designers look to his work for ideas and inspiration. If you’re looking for the “full package” then he’s right here!
The classic Linked In recommendation calls for 3 attributes – with Shawn, it was hard to choose – he pretty much meets them all. Shawn has been a pleasure to work with, most recently building a terrific looking web site that rocks. He knows how to solve problems effectively and efficiently, remaining cheerful and calm under pressure. If something is not what he does, he doesn’t pretend it is. And, he obviously enjoys what he does, which is make other people’s companies look great.
Square One Insurance
As a start-up, my team knew it was critical to create a corporate identity that both reinforced our brand and appealed to customers. We worked with Shawn to develop our corporate logo, stationary and website. (To see the website, www.squareoneinsurance.ca, is scheduled to launch August 8, 2011.) While working with Shawn, he demonstrated amazing listening skills, tremendous creativity and considerable patience. Not only did Shawn exceed our very high expectations, he also met our very tight deadlines. It is without hesitation that we highly recommend Shawn.
Square One Insurace
I remember looking through the portfolios of over 70 web designers and seeing Shawn’s work for the first time. His designs stood out among all others as the most creative and professional. I didn’t hesitate to hire him for a few design projects and was not disappointed. If you want professional, cutting edge graphic designs, I would highly recommend Shawn Johnston.
Shawn is a gifted designer who is capable of blending aesthetically appealing, visually interesting designs with functionality that is so key to a websites design. My firm has used Shawn for design projects outside of our website and will continue to look to him for creative insights.
Our Company has worked with Shawn for over a year on numerous projects. Shawn is not only one of the most creative individuals I’ve engaged on projects throughout my career, but also one of the most conciencious, hard working, and easy to work with individual I’ve come across in the business. I strongly recommend Shawn for any project that requires his level of skill and perfectionism.
Shawn helped take my website into the 21st century. He came up with a compelling design that was inviting and interactive. His design reflected my goals for my online initiatives perfectly. Plus, he’s fun to work with. I highly recommend his work.
Sherri Brooks Vinton
Shawn cares. From that moment when you start off with the concept of a lifetime for your e-business to the nitty-gritty details that can help you get top results, Shawn works one-on-one with you to quicken your success. Whether you need a logo, a new site or the whole nine yards, know that Shawn is the kind of designer that will go the extra mile (or three) for you.
Carey Sessoms Copywriting
We hired Shawn to help us design our logo and website. He didn’t have much to work with as the business hadn’t even opened yet and he came back with some amazing logos for us to choose from. We fell in love with the first logo he sent us and he went from there to design an incredible website! The website is modern, fresh and easy to navigate. All of our clients comment on how much they love it! The website and logo really capture what our business is about and Shawn really understood what we wanted. We were impressed at how fast Shawn designed everything and recommend him to everyone! AWESOME! Thanks Shawn!
Canine Adventure Den
Shawn did a fantastic job designing my company’s website. Right off the bat, he was very communicative and attentive and delivered the unique, edgy design that Bryce Cullen Publishing was striving for.
David Michael Gettis
Bryce Cullen Publishing