- Alana, Etta + Billie
- Kate, Island Bangles
"We've cycled through web designers several times now in a frustrating quest for the right person. That search was much tougher than we anticipated, but it ended the day I was plugged into Padraic of Ryan Design Studio. He's become an invaluable member of the Bella Luccè team and we now affectionately refer to Padraic as the Jedi Master of Web Design. His design was sleek and innovative, on time and on budget and he is an absolute doll to work with. The X-Cart software is amazing and Padraic has effectively written numerous modifications to customize it even further for us- his web knowledge continually impresses me.
Ninety percent of our clients find us through the web, so having a cohesive, functional web site is critical to our success. As a small business owner, I often have more on my plate than I know what to do with and staying on top of it all is a Herculean task. With Padraic in our corner, I know I can cross the web site off my “to-do” list and that's a huge relief. If I had a dollar for every time someone complimented my web site, I wouldn't need a business!"
We cannot express enough how pleased we are with the work Ryan Design Studio has done for us. You gave us the confidence, knowledge and tools to move from our legacy shopping cart to Pinnacle and the results have been dramatic.
Two months after our launch I'm delighted to report that our March sales have increased 26% over the same period last year. Despite the increased sales, we are receiving proportionately fewer phone orders - an indicator of consumer confidence in our new website.
We are ranking higher in search engine results most notably for our most competitive keywords.
And lastly, our customers love the new look, features and functionality that your team has implemented.
I would gladly recommend your team to anyone looking to migrate their online store or start a new one.
- Kelly, For The Birds Nature Shop
"After watching our business grow slowly for a year online we knew that we needed to radically change our approach with our shop. After searching around we found Ryan Design Studio and began the process of a complete site redesign that completely changed the way we do business. Padraic was there every step of the way to help us with the design, layout, and integration of our site which allowed our business to increase more than 150% as well as expose us to things like Search Engine Optimization opportunities to continue our growth. He responded promptly to every email and question quickly, and was incredibly professional throughout the redesign process. We could not recommend Ryan Design Studio more!"
- Alisha, Anfield Shop
"After working on the website by myself for over 5 years, I was finding less and less spare time keeping it up to date. Before I could hand over this work, I needed to find someone that I could trust and who could deliver what it was I had in mind. Padraic was that guy! His design work was spot on and it was implemented into the website with great efficiency. He is always quick to answer any questions and to solve any problems that arise. I was so impressed and pleased with the results that I got, he has since worked on a further website for me which included custom coding. He has set extremely high standards and would highly recommend him to anyone."
- Roger Payne, Payne's Bee Farm
"Since 1999 I have had to utilize the talent of website design professionals to create my e-commerce websites. Unfortunately, never had I felt truly contented with the finished products of the past. With a complete overhaul of a website about to take place, I was not looking forward to what had now become an egregious task. I found Ryan Design Studio while viewing a customer's website that I lingered on to admire. I used their contact form to ask many questions. To my surprise all were returned quickly and clearly answered. From the initial stages after signing on to the project I had quick, easy access to Padraic. This same open communication continues today even after going live. Completely tailoring the site and cart to my needs and making sure I was able to understand the functions I required access to, even if it meant spending time instructing me.
I feel that I received well beyond what I paid for and am truly happy with my final result along with the experience during the build. I would without hesitation, highly recommend Ryan Design Studio, Padraic and his programmers to anyone in the market for a website development and design company."
- Lisa Yount, President, Colic-Ease, Inc
"Ryan Design Studio has been instrumental in working with our team for developing our online strategy and even more importantly implementing it in a way that works for our business to business customer base. Their attention to detail, low lead time for implementations, and solid understanding of business / commerce as a whole brings the whole package together."
- Ingmar Korstanje, Marlo Beauty Supply
"Padraic Ryan has been nothing but incredible from day one of the design process. His ideas right out of the gate were dead on. A couple quick tweaks and things were in motion. He wasn't even phased by my nit-picking detail oriented mind. With his unsurpassed ingenuity and insight, he was able to take our site to the next level. With his assistance, he has put us not one, but TWO steps ahead of the competition. We love what he has done. The layout is clean and simple and perfect for our "baby-boomer" clientele.
For those e-commerce stores looking for a new design, Padraic's your guy. Since the completion of his redesign a couple of months ago, our conversion ratio has increased nearly 4% and we recently clinched the title as the largest online dealer in our particular industry. What else could we ask for? Many thanks to Padraic Ryan. He has proven to be a crucial component to our success. Those needing a face lift or a sales boost, look no further!"
-Derek Gaskins, Founder www.ForYourLegs.com
"We have always found the best way to find any type of service is by referral. And this time, without a doubt, we hit the jackpot. Having lived wit a standard template Website design for 2 years, it was time for us to move int a custom creation that fulfilled every dream and desire we had compiled over those first 2 years.
We found Padraic Ryan via a recommendation of our associates in Green America (formerly Co-op America). We had a list of dreams a mile long. Our new site had to be:
3) first class
4) simple (the simpler the line, the finer the design)
5) non-cluttered, with negative space to rest the eye
6) professional looking
7) must exude success and staying power
8) the first impression must entice and seduce the visitor to peruse, spend time and shop
9) extremely easy to navigate
11) natural looking
12) very few clicks to get to the Checkout page
What Padraic came up with satisfied everything far beyond our hopes and dreams. It comprised everything we wanted and about 500% more!
Now what makes or breaks any relationship is communication. And typically, if you are creative you do not necessarily excel in the business realm. This is an area where Padraic, the artist, melds with Padraic the business person. His response time in answering our questions, our concerns, our confusions has placed him high upon a pedestal for which I'll need a ladder to get to him! He was always available, and his answers and solutions always included a lighthearted aspect to yield a smile. A rare and unbeatable combination of knowledge, HTML genius, creativity, personality and service.
And of course, everyone wants to know about cost. Padraic is very much in tune with his clients' economic challenges, and his price point reflects that sensitivity. At times we had to beg him for an invoice because he is always giving, giving, giving solutions and ideas.
As Walt Disney always said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." Well, we dreamed it and Padraic Ryan did it. We are eternally grateful for our paths crossing with Padraic Ryan."
- Rich Arnold and Patty Kerr, Nurture My Body
"Thank you so much for your hard work. You have been a pleasure to work with. I thank you for your patience with me, as there was always some lag time and difficulty getting responses from me and connecting, as I was always busy with the kids. ;-) I appreciate your incredible work ethic, always responding in detail and in a timely manner. I just LOVE the site, the design you created and all the effort you put forth to make it "our own". You are very talented, both artistically and with all the technical issues. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done."
- Jeff and Jessica Knoor, Welcome Bag Company
"Shortly after opening our brick and mortar retail store, our company had to quickly plan to launch an ecommerce site to expand sales and take our brand awareness to a national level. We needed a technically savvy yet creative designer who could work within a tight timeframe, limited budget and our lack of general ecommerce knowledge. Most importantly, our designer would need to help us create a more complex shopping cart with capability to allow our customers to create customized spa products.
We chose Ryan Design to help us execute this aggressive plan, after being very impressed with Padraic's Q & A process to determine our site needs. From the kick-off, it was clear that Padraic Ryan was dedicated to helping us launch the best site possible - not only in terms of design and user-friendliness, but also from a technical standpoint. Padraic answered every question and went completely above and beyond all of our expectations, and took us from start to finish in record timing and a site that is one of the first of its kind. His customer service is superb, and I am grateful to have Padraic as part of our virtual team with Salud Spa Bar. I cannot give enough accolades and the highest recommendations to Ryan Design!"
Kelly Podorsek, CEO, SaludSpaBar.com
"Padraic has been an absolute pleasure to work with. We had a very old site that desperately needed a new look, and Padraic redesigned it for us. The redesigned site looks modern and professional and I am sure that it has increased sales for us. Padraic has responded very quickly to the odd tweaks that we asked for, and we now have a site to be proud of. We have another three sites that need a redesign and will certainly use Padraic for those as well."
Steve Barnes, BabyHopes.com
"I would like to offer a final heartfelt vote of thanks for all your efforts on this project. You exceeded my expectations, particularly in terms of how quickly you turned things round and generally how quickly and positively you responded to emails. You also managed to take my mental picture and reproduce the look and feel of the site in exactly the way I imagined. Your efforts to get the interim site up after it had been "killed" by my host were particularly helpful."
-David Ingram, WarGameStore
"When it came time to re-design our site we came up with a short list of prime candidates. There were a number of very qualified companies from which to choose, but time after time we kept coming back to Ryan design. The owner, Padriac Ryan was by far the most responsive and professional of the bunch that we had apprached for the job.
Our first concern was getting the design right since Padraic's niche seemed to be a bit more conservative than our world of Hollywood Movie Monsters. We truthfully did not know if he could make the leap from bed and bath to beasts and blood!
Well, not only could Ryan Design make the leap but they have done so with flying colors. Padraic and his team worked closely with our staff all the way through and has continued to go way above and beyond our expectations. The price is right and the service is great. Our sales are up and we feel very confident to have Ryan Design at our side. We look forward to using them again on our next endeavor. Thanks for a job well done."
- Arnold Goldman, The Monster Makers
“Hiring Ryan Design Studio has been a tremendously positive experience. This is my second foray into using X-Cart for an e-commerce site and I wish I had found Padraic and team for the first one. Their creative site design has won us lots of praise from customers (as well as a few competitors) and their careful attention to every detail both technically and understanding the online shopping customer experience has paid off tremendously for us. For instance, my other company’s site was built and designed by X-cart themselves and it continues to have a very hard time generating natural search hits from search engines for the various products we sell. The TREOmodern site is already generating tons of unpaid search engine traffic within 3 months of publishing because of Ryan Design Studio’s use of clean search engine friendly code. The difference is night and day between the sites.
The entire process from initial consultation to finished product was a great experience but what has really blown us away is the support after the fact with the numerous small little tweaks that we have asked for as well as implementation of security updates and patches from X-Cart. You do not simply get a great site design with great functionality…you receive all of that and the confidence of knowing your site will be well tended to when needed in the future.”
- Eric, Treo Modern
"I've found Ryan Design Studio to be second to none in terms of skill, know-how and customer service. I'm sure there are competent design houses out there who offer a similar service but I will only ever return to and recommend Ryan Design Studio. Why? Simply because as someone armed with drive and ambition but with very little knowledge in how to build websites/programming/website aesthetics, I feel I've hit the jackpot - truly! I've been taken care of in a way that goes beyond "doing a good job". Padraic and his team have offered me so much advice, assistance, understanding (of my lack of knowledge), he has never been patronising even though as an inquisitive soul I'm sure not all of my questions have been intelligent. In a nutshell, I'm overjoyed with the way my website looks and functions. I'm so happy I didn't decide to do it myself, what a mess it would have been in comparison! If you're considering having a site done, I can tell you that the value you get in return for what he produces for you will be at least tenfold - he's fantastic."
- Xina Gooding, Nature's Parlour
"A big thanks to Padraic Ryan and the team at Ryan Design Studio for helping us relaunch and vastly improve our sports supplements web site, A1Supplements.com! Throughout the whole process we were impressed with their attention to detail, dedication to quality and creative design capabilities. We had guidance every step of the way and consider the web site redesign done by Ryan Design Studio the best investment we've ever made!"