Kind words

I’m lucky to have worked with some great people, and here’s what some of them have to say about working with me!

I was referred to Dara by my former website designer, who had moved on. After 14 years and a new location for my business, the site needed a serious upgrade. Dara was wonderful to collaborate with. She has such creative vision and really helped draw out detailed nuances to make my site perfectly reflect both my business and my personality. She migrated my site to a new platform that now allows me to make changes myself, and her video tutorials are a gift for someone like me who isn’t especially tech savvy. The final product far surpassed my initial concept and I’m so proud of the website!

Barbara Queen, Owner, Grip Fitness

Working with Dara was a pleasure. Her communication was terrific, which was particularly important to us since the folks on my team tasked with spearheading this project were all in different locations. So, digital communication, whether written or by video, was an important factor, and Dara exceeded expectations. Dara’s comprehensive knowledge, quick response rate, and easy demeanor and patience with our design-related edits (we’re designers!) really stood out. And her video tutorials are a huge added value to her development services, which we expect we’ll be referencing regularly in the future. Not only is Dara’s communication and development skillset top-notch, but she’s also just a really nice person to work alongside. You cannot ask for much more than that!

Bil DeAscentiis, Partner at Barbour Design Inc.

The value that Dara brings to my business is immense. She is a WordPress genius who also has a great eye. When I hand off designs for her to build, I know that she will bring every detail to life beautifully without me needing to provide feedback. This saves me time and puts me at ease. I also appreciate her long term thinking when it comes to setting up intuitive ways to maintain websites. She knows that a good site need to look great AND be easy to update. She brings integrity and kindness to every project.

Rebecca Pollock, graphic designer

Really enjoyed partnering with Dara to bring to life my website.  My number one criteria for a website developer was finding somebody who could easily become a part of the team and who realized the value in working together to craft an outstanding end product.  She removed all my stress and I just got out of the way to let her expertise and knowledge shine through.  I would highly recommend her and look forward to our next project together.

Ian Galbraith, Managing Director at The Breakaway Initiative

There are two kinds of designers in this world: those who cost you money, and those who make you money. Dara makes you money. She focuses on using web design to help you achieve business goals such as more leads and clients. She doesn’t get caught up in trends or making things look ‘pretty’ (your site will be pretty, though!). And the amazing thing about her custom themes is that you can easily drag and drop the modules she designs to create new pages as your business grows. You won’t need to run back to Dara (and your bank account) every time you want to make a change. Highly recommended!

Josh Garofalo, Conversion Copywriter at Sway Copy

Danielle WrightI am so thrilled with my beautiful and functional site. I really dreaded doing a site because it seemed bigger than Ben Hur, but you broke it down in parts to make it easier for me to focus on the task at hand. I am very happy and proud of my site. Bravo!

Danielle Wright, Author of Sleepy Magic

Melissa Cassera**Throws Confetti** Dara is AMAZING!! Hands-down the best developer I’ve ever worked with. She made every single step feel easy breezy + pleasurable. Working with her was like eating a salted caramel brownie dripping with hot fudge and topped with melty vanilla ice cream! Not only does she do excellent work but she actually TESTS everything before sending it to you. Shockingly, I have never had a developer do this before. I ADORE Dara and wish I could have her live in my pocket, 24/7 (in a totally non-creepy way, of course!)

Melissa Cassera

Erin AnackerWith an extensive background in web design / development, my standards and expectations are extremely high. However, Dara is incredibly talented and hiring her was the best thing ever. She approaches her work with a microscopic attention to detail and insatiable curiosity. I absolutely loved working with her and felt safe—even excited—handing over the development of my site to her.

Erin Anacker, People Enthusiast at Betwixt

Krystle LilliestiernaWe just launched our new site and I’m already thinking about future projects that I’d like to tag Dara to work on. Her ninja development skills, attention to detail and enthusiasm to tackle every challenge thrown her way, have convinced me that I only want to work with her.

Krystle Lilliestierna, Founder of Happy Muses

Chris Kay Fraser Dara has flown to my web-rescue umpteenth times in the past few years. Her work is incredibly professional, quick and stylish. She’s a wonderful communicator and never makes me feel dumb for having SO many questions.

If she doesn’t know how to do something, she learns it fast. My site has gone through big growing pains during this time, but there hasn’t been anything Dara couldn’t fix. Knowing she’s there lets me relax and use my energy actually running my business, instead of navigating a constant internet learning curve. I wouldn’t use anyone else.

It’s entirely possible that Dara wears a cape. If she doesn’t, she should.

Chris Kay Fraser, Creative Writing Coach at Firefly Creative Writing

Marissa StrasselWe love working with Dara on our website projects. She’s resourceful, organized and responsive. As a designer, I appreciate her eye for clean aesthetics and her attention to detail. Site backends are intuitive and easy to work with making website updates a breeze. I look forward to working with her again.

Marissa Strassel, Owner + Creative Director, Strassel Creative

Amanda Genther You were a dream to work with, you made everything come to life just how I had imagined and best of all… you took a task off of my list that I absolutely DREAD doing! You were able to really easily translate the design into a finished live piece and it looks amazing!

Amanda Genther, Branding & Promotional Strategist for Creative Online Businesses

I wanted to tell you that you have been – hands down – the best developer I have ever worked with. You seemed to anticipate our needs, and met every expectation we had. I’ve worked with so many programs (Joomla, WP, Drupal) and so many developers, but you really showed me the true capabilities of WordPress.

Stacy Bradshaw, Digital Trend Specialist

Dara designed and built exactly what I asked for: a clean-looking, professional website for my law practice. Her initial design was very good and she was responsive in making the minor tweaks to finish the site. Thanks, Dara!

Ken Morris, Lawyer at Morris Litigation