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Designzillas is a full service Orlando web design and digital marketing agency comprised of digital masterminds that are fun, passionate, and experienced. We specialize in web design, user experience (UX) design, web development, e-commerce solutions, custom branding design, mobile development, and inbound marketing solutions. The Zilla team is comprised of a unique blend of designers, developers, and creative minds working together to achieve measurable results through digital strategies.

We have all of the components of a well balanced diet. As a leading Orlando web design and digital marketing agency, we take pride in our work, reputation, and ferocious skills!

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Orlando, FL
headquarters
  • 250 N. Orange Ave Ste 1250
    Orlando, FL 32801
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Orlando Repertory Theatre, Goodwill, University of Central Florida, Orlando Magic, Florida Hospital, Buca di Beppo, Orlando Economic Partnership, Fun Spot America

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Goodwill Industries of Central Florida

THE CHALLENGE


When Goodwill of Central Florida came to the DZ team, they came with a goal to elevate the Goodwill brand by a being leader in providing a relevant and authentic online experience through their website.


Some of their main goals for the site included: finding ways to make users aware of all Goodwill’s available services (not just the drop-off donation centers), attracting more

millennials to their site, and showcasing everything in a modern, clean design.


They also emphasized the importance of providing a great user experience—something that lacked with their previous site, as users often got lost in a sea of information. 


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


With a well-established name in non-profit, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida knew what it needed to take its digital presence to the next level: a new website. But they also knew it couldn’t just be pretty to look at—it needed to be user-centric and organized to best showcase all the services Goodwill has to offer that many don’t know about. 


Built in WordPress, their new website is now a digital brochure of everything Goodwill has to offer, from ways to donate and volunteer, to job training services and more.


The navigation flow was completely restructured to highlight these main services and includes gravity forms to replace off-site forms, creating a more cohesive experience. And with an improved admin experience, the site isn't just better for users—it also helps the Goodwill team add new pages to the site’s modular layout with ease and convenience. 


With this digital makeover, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida can now serve its online visitors as effectively as it does for those in the local community.

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Orlando Repertory Theatre

THE CHALLENGE


As a highly creative and exciting youth theatre in Orlando, The REP came to us seeking an equally creative and exciting website to match the quality of work they produce.


In addition to high-quality design, they also wanted to create a seamless digital experience for teachers, educators and children alike, as well as showcase all that the organization has to offer in a more

visually appealing way than ever before.


THE APPROACH


With all their concerns in mind, our team began setting the stage for an explosively artistic, user-focused website that was sure to shine in the limelight.


We started with design themes, where we cued in splashes of purple, pink and other bright colors to highlight some of their incredible high-quality photos and artwork.


Next, we went backstage to develop the new site in WordPress, creating a more concise navigation for visitors of all ages to use, and clearly displaying the shows, youth academy, community and involvement for much easier access.


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


At Designzillas, we know how important it is to have a knock-out website to represent your brand. But what we also know is that a new website design alone won’t give your visitors the best user experience possible. It’s equally as important to keep user experience top of mind, as well.


That’s why we developed The REP’s custom website in WordPress, using a UX strategy that easily helps visitors purchase tickets, learn more about upcoming shows of the season, get field trip information, register children for camps or classes, sign up for ways to get involved, and much more.

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UCF Police Department

THE CHALLENGE


When the UCF Police Department came to Designzillas, they expressed a need for a platform that offers a one-stop site for real-time notices (extreme weather alerts, recent crime reported nearby, etc.), tips and important information, campus news, activity logs, and more.


They also wanted the site to have a new, modern and welcoming design that is well organized for users to

easily navigate through.


THE APPROACH


Our creative team eagerly stepped up to the challenge and produced a custom website that focused on providing the best user experience possible for visitors.


Our approach was to focus on making the site clean, cluster-free, easy to navigate and convenient, with easily accessible information about policies, services and ways to contact the department.


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


At Designzillas, we know how important a great website design can be in getting great leads to your business. But that’s only half the battle.


For the UCF Police Department, we knew that developing a more engaging, visually appealing website was an important part of the revamping process, but that creating a better user experience as a whole was just as important in attracting students and faculty to the site.


Once we discussed their pain points, we were able to take their desires from concept to reality. We started by designing a fully customized website in Drupal 7, where we reconstructed the navigation menu, integrated a digital campus map, created login and search bar capabilities, added a resource management tool, and improved the online experience for both the user to view content and the administrator to find and input information.

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Lockbusters Escape Game

THE CHALLENGE


When Lockbusters approached the Designzillas team, they came with a few main goals in mind.


They knew that they needed a new website that wouldn’t just be beautifully designed, but would also showcase how immersive their game room experiences actually are in person. They wanted to ensure the booking process would be easy to use and well displayed in the navigation.


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Lastly, they wanted to ensure that everything would be designed with an overall steampunk theme that ties in with the Lockbusters brand.


THE APPROACH


With all of Lockbusters’ requests in mind, our team linked up and found the keys to success for a new website redesign that works well for their brand.


We used slightly cleaner steampunk design elements that leaned more toward an art-deco, airship look and feel, and tied in some moving elements (flickering lights, moving gears, spinning gauge needle, etc.) to make it feel as alive and interactive as the game rooms themselves.


We also ensured that the booking process was simple, easily accessible and on brand with other elements of the website.


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


Being a leader in your industry requires more than a beautiful website—it requires one that functions the way users want it to most. And because user experience is so crucial to a website’s success, Designzillas made it a top priority when creating this new design.


Through competitor analysis, we assessed what people needed to know, what order they needed to see it in, and how they would likely be interacting with the site.


We also used Bookeo—Lockbusters’ preferred online booking system—to create an easy-to-use, fully branded checkout process for users to make reservations in advance.

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Buca di Beppo

THE CHALLENGE


When Buca Di Beppo approached Designzillas, some of their biggest website priorities were improving user experience and search engine ranking, having an easy-to-use CMS for rapid content creation, and creating a mobile-friendly design to accommodate the 70+% of customers who preferred viewing the site on a mobile device.


THE APPROACH


With these goals in

mind, our creative team came together (family-style) and dug in. We started with creating a fully mobile-optimized site that can be viewed on any device, with a sticky navigation bar that invites users to get a taste of other pages on the website.


In terms of user experience, we developed a custom geo-tracker that locates the Buca di Beppo closest to you, as well as third-party integrations that allow customers to book reservations right from the home page.


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


At Designzillas, we know how important a great website design is for attracting great leads to your website. But that’s just a piece of the pie.


For Buca Di Beppo, we knew that creating the right website design was an important part of the improvement process, but that creating the best user experience possible was just as important in getting customers in the door.


After discussing their pain points, we were able to turn these ideas from concept to reality.


A couple of ways we did this on their new WordPress site was by creating a takeover page for e-club signups, adding a geo-location module to help guests find the nearest Buca restaurant, enabling OpenTable and menu integration, incorporating a portion calculator, showcasing nutritional information, enhancing appearance with movement and parallax design, and more.

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Florida Hospital

THE CHALLENGE


Nicholson Center approached us with a need for a more user-friendly experience on both the front and back end of the site.


A clean, minimalistic hospital website design incorporating Nicholson Center's color palette was needed to create a more fluid user experience.


In the same vein, the site's information architecture needed to be reorganized to allow

their clients to easily get more information about the facility and get in touch with an event planner.


Additionally, the staff at Nicholson Center required the ability to quickly make changes to the ever-changing list of meetings and events in the powerful content management system, Drupal 8.


THE APPROACH


To deliver Florida Hospital Nicholson Center the best digital experience possible, our team took the time to get to know what pain points both users and administrators were experiencing on the site.


After meeting with some of Nicholson Center’s current and past clients, we addressed their pain points with a more simplified user experience for exploring the variety of facilities and services offered—decreasing the length of the decision-making process.


Additionally, after identifying some of the frustrations Nicholson Center admins were experiencing, our development team was able to provide them with an easily navigable back-end experience that allows for quick and easy updates to the site.


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


Our team knows that a clean, user-friendly website is key to attracting qualified leads online.


But we also know that the design alone can’t do everything. That’s why when creating the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center website, user experience was a top priority.


Built in Drupal 8, the Nicholson Center site provides administrators with powerful back-end tools while providing users with a great experience that translates to a variety of devices.

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Web Dev & Design for Transportation Co

"We were happy with the design of the website but didn’t receive results of any significant value."

Quality: 
2.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
1.0
Willing to refer: 
1.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - May 2019
Project summary: 

From scratch, Designzillas designed and developed a WordPress website for a newly obtained domain. The team agreed to provide ongoing maintenance as well as digital marketing services to garner traffic. This review includes the vendor's response.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jason Foltz
President, Nationwide Transport Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While Designzillas created a satisfying design, the inconsistency of team composition led to delays in development and week-long lapses in response time. They produced work of variable quality throughout the collaboration, resulting in the termination of the engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of Nationwide Transport Services. We’re a third-party logistics company servicing the auto-transport and the freight brokering industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Designzillas?

We’d acquired a new website with a high-value domain. While we had an internal team, we already had several projects to complete. We needed a partner to develop a website and implement digital marketing strategies.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Designzillas designed and developed a WordPress website for our new domain. Initially, we agreed that their team would continue to manage platform updates in addition to digital marketing efforts such as social media and Google Ads campaigns following the launch. Since we didn’t receive the quality we’d expected, we didn’t pursue marketing and ongoing development services.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 4–5 teammates, changing throughout the year when we worked with them. Their roles were based on different platform needs such as content or graphics. There was also a project manager who changed more than once throughout the collaboration.  

How did you come to work with Designzillas?

We searched for the best design companies in Florida because we wanted a local partner. We talked to several different companies. However, after meeting with the Designzillas team, we felt that they were the most competent candidate and concluded that their team was the best fit for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $60,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement lasted between May 2018–May 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We were happy with the design of the website but didn’t receive results of any significant value. From the minimal traffic we received, the conversions were good. But we bought the domain from another company, which meant we had search traffic from the get-go.

Also, their team lacked quality control measures. We received substandard work that we had to address in order for them to make necessary changes.

How did Designzillas perform from a project management standpoint?

The initial conversations went well. However, once we started development there was a disconnect with their team. The turnover of teammates caused lapses in progress and inefficiency. When we had any changes or asked them questions, it would take Designzillas a week or two to respond.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We weren’t impressed with anything besides the initial design. Since we haven’t engaged with any other providers, there’s nothing I could say that distinguishes them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication and quality control could definitely be improved. Due to their delayed responses, we wasted a lot of time.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t let too much time go by before hearing back from them. Stay on top of them to encourage efficiency.

2.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Communication wasn't very good.
  • 1.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 2.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 1.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Company response

The vendor responded on August 13, 2019.

Thanks for the feedback. Our team is proud of the website built and the results of our marketing services through the partnership. We do acknowledge that we were transitioning roles during the early stages of your partnership and apologize for our lapse in communication. Since then, we have expanded our department to ensure that we can provide VIP client experience and communication every step of the way.

From the beginning, we set goals together to launch a custom-designed website under a new domain that we would be increasing the keyword rankings for on Google. Not only did we exceed those goals, but we also accomplished the following:

  • Launched a fully responsive website with a conversion rate that well exceeded industry standards
  • Achieved first-page keyword rankings on our targeted keywords, which were highly competitive
  • Added 250+ new keywords on a brand-new site within three months of launch
  • Increased organic traffic by 845% within three months of launch—and by four months, it had reached a 1,325% increase

That being said, we understand that there’s more to a partnership than numbers.

When we compensated you for the final month of the retainer, we believed it would help end our partnership amicably.

We know that we always have room to grow and areas to perfect, and we are committed to learning from our mistakes. If there’s anything else we can do to salvage this relationship, please give us a call so we can have a conversation.

Website Dev and SEO for Religious School

"Regardless of the day or hour, they deal with my requests. They’re also highly solution-driven." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Designzillas built a new website and now manages SEO. They created the site's flow to encourage inquiries and conversions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Longwood, Florida
Kelly Prince
Marketing Director, Sweetwater Episcopal Academy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Inquiries have increased, and internal stakeholders are confident significant growth is still to come. Accessible and committed, Designzillas has provided comprehensive service and made themselves available whenever necessary. Customers can expect a flexible partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the marketing director of Sweetwater Episcopal Academy. We’re a co-educational, independent Pre-Kindergarten–8th Grade school. We offer academic excellence in a nurturing, Christian environment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Designzillas?

We needed to build a new website for our school that accurately conveyed our brand values and highlighted our unique offerings, separating us from the competition.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the site to act as an effective recruitment tool. Specifically, we wanted to increase the number of unique visitors to the site and increase the number of tours we give to prospective families.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sent an RFP to several different web providers and narrowed the field to three. After interviewing each, Designzillas seemed to offer the best fit.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed and developed a new website geared towards prospective parents rather than current families. It highlights interesting features of our school and its picturesque location. They also manage our SEO and will do so for one year to ensure all issues are addressed quickly.

What was the team composition?

We dealt with several teams throughout the process. During the initial phase, we dealt with their marketing director and director of accounts. Then, we were assigned a project manager who had a five-person team behind them. They worked on development, architecture, SEO, and content management.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We’re only two months into the deployment of the new website, but we’ve already received five new families. They came to us directly through the website and we’ve been able to track their progress through our landing pages. We’re very excited with the results so far and expect inquiries and conversion rates to continue to grow.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It’s high quality. Designzillas is efficient, responsive, and patient. Acting as true partners, they’ve walked us through every step of the process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Communication and flexibility are their greatest strengths. Regardless of the day or hour, they deal with my requests. They’re also highly solution-driven.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should continue to strive for excellence in all they do.

5.0
Overall Score I would use them again without hesitation. Designzillas has it all.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We did have to wait for a short period a few times due to other projects the were working on.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's an excellent value.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The site was on target, maintained the essence of our brand, and differentiated us from the competition.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I love their passion and energy.

Digital Marketing for Theme Park Chain

"Designzillas has been with us in the trenches—so to speak—which has helped us form a strong bond."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Designzillas made website design and performance updates and coordinates digital marketing campaigns for an amusement park chain. They continue to manage Google Ads and social media advertising efforts.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
David Hummer
CMO, Fun Spot America Theme Parks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Designzillas’ solutions have increased leads and conversions across several channels and resulted in some of the best sales days in company history. Designzillas successfully implements engaging advertisements and strategic campaigns. The team is thoughtful and committed to client success.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CMO of Fun Spot America Theme Parks. We have three amusement park locations—one in Georgia and two in Florida.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Designzillas?

We engaged Designzillas to help us develop creative assets for our digital advertisements and digital marketing campaigns.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially worked with Designzillas to create a fresh look for our digital advertisements. We were impressed with their creativity, so we discussed ways we could form a stronger partnership. Those meetings ultimately led to Designzillas making design updates to our WordPress website. They also performed some backend work to improve the speed and performance of our site. Further, we’ve relied on Designzillas to lead our implementation of sponsored advertisements on Facebook and Instagram, as well as managing specific Google Ads campaigns—our spring, summer, and company birthday sales events.

What is the team composition?

Our team consists of Jessica (Project Manager, Designzillas), Gage (Digital Marketing Analyst, Designzillas), Danielle (Marketing Lead, Designzillas), and Ryan (Frontend Developer, Designzillas).

How did you come to work with Designzillas?

During our initial search, Designzillas was not on our radar, but we met through a chance encounter and scheduled a follow-up meeting. We felt comfortable selecting them for this work after learning about their company and their history.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $100,000–$200,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in January 2018 and remains ongoing. We extended their contract in January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Designzillas helped us to drive leads and increase conversions in several vital areas. We’ve always done relatively well on social media, but their work with sponsored ads took our performance to another level. Our posts are now more engaging and feature better calls to action. That combination drives traffic to our site and converts into more sales. Designzillas also implemented an e-newsletter to promote our sales campaigns better. Our Black Friday 2018 yielded the best sales numbers we’ve had for that day. Designzillas’ work drove a lot of that success.

How did Designzillas perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate effectively using the Teamwork software, but we also regularly meet in person to brainstorm before starting any large campaign. We gather at one of our offices to strategize and vet everything that will be involved in the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been very accessible to us, and I’m sure that carries over to their other clients. During our company’s 20th birthday sales event, the Designzillas team was on-site around the clock to help us manage what turned out to be the most successful online sales day in the history of our company. Designzillas has been with us in the trenches—so to speak—which has helped us form a strong bond.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’ve done everything to meet our expectations.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend that future clients put their ego to the side and learn about the Designzillas process. You have to understand that their feedback is not necessarily criticism. They are trying to make the campaigns better, so you must trust their skill set.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We've never missed a deadline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It took them a while to learn about our culture, but their work has improved over time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Web Design, SEO, & Advertising for Law Firm

"From the moment we hired Designzillas, we were blown away by their hard work and dedication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Designzillas initially assisted with designing a new website and is now an ongoing partner for organic marketing, SEO, Google Ads, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hollywood, Florida
Adam Mann
Attorney & Marketing Director, The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The assigned team dived deep into the world of personal injury law and researched what competitors were doing to produce outstanding results that have boosted clientele for the firm. Designzillas’ ability to quickly learn all about the company is outstanding. They’re also affordable and accessible.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work at a personal injury law firm. I’m an attorney and am in charge of the marketing for the firm as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Designzillas?

Our goal was to obtain new clients through internet marketing, so we hired them to help us.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We hired Designzillas based on their reputation and talented employees.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

From the moment we hired Designzillas, we were blown away by their hard work and dedication. They designed a new website for us and currently work on our organic marketing as well as SEO, paid Google Ads, and Facebook Ads. We were their first personal injury law firm client, and to see them immerse themselves into our field and learn all aspects of it was simply amazing.

What was the team composition?

There’s a full team assigned to our campaign. Everyone has been very supportive and a delight to work with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

As previously stated, we were very impressed with the amount of effort Designzillas put into learning our field of law as well as researching the online advertising trends of our competition. They’re also working hard to find a new way to edge out the competition and have been very helpful in obtaining new clientele for us.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We have a monthly meeting regarding our campaign to discuss what worked, what didn't, and what we plan to do in the future. It gives us an idea as to what we’re paying for since we’re not completely familiar with the online advertising world.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What I find most impressive about Designzillas is how quickly they became familiar with the ins and outs of personal injury law. It’s not an easy thing to just pick up and understand. Within the first couple of months, they were writing blogs for us that contained no errors, which made it extremely easy for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't name anything at the moment.

5.0
Overall Score We’re very happy and look forward to the exciting advertising possibilities they will come up with in the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very accessible at any time we need them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Online advertising is an expensive task, however, they found a way to make it affordable and effective for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve always been very happy with the service and quality of work we receive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred a number of friends to Designzillas.

Website and Digital Marketing for Building Materials Supplier

"They have really invested a lot of time learning our business, customers, and products."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Designzillas provided custom web development for an update of a customer-facing website. They were later rehired to provide SEO and digital marketing services. 

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Clermont, Florida
Claire Evans
Owner, amaZulu
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Designzillas has been an outstanding partner. They invested a great deal of time in understanding the industry and the business in order to portray the company well and impact qualified prospects. This beneficial partnership is ongoing.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We import natural architectural materials from around the world, and sell it back to lots of theme parks, zoos, restaurants, [and] consumers on the island.

What is your role?

I am the owner and president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Designzillas?

We wanted to increase our visibility on the Web. Our website was also a little outdated. We wanted to move to a more modern look. At the time, I was terrified, because I had tried it once before with a company, and they nearly closed our business. Unfortunately, they didn’t know what they were doing, so I was very nervous to try it again.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

It was to take our existing website, not to change any of the content really, but to give it a face-lift. Our pages had already been written, we just wanted a completely new and fresh look. We also needed a program or a website that we could get into the backend and edit ourselves. We didn’t want to rely on a company to do all of our edits. We switched to Drupal, and they migrated all of our content to the new system.

How long did the project take?

About four months, and that was probably four years ago.

What was your process for selecting Designzillas with which to work?

We interviewed three or four different companies, and I just felt the most comfortable with them while talking to the owner and team. They were a group of young people, which certainly helped with new ideas. It was fresh life, so to speak. I can honestly say that because I was so nervous of what I was about to put the company through, I think they just really settled my mind and assured me they would stand responsible for anything that happened. They got my business that way.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

About $40,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

The initial project [the website redesign] was completed four years ago. The second project [search engine optimization] is ongoing. It’s been almost a year that we’ve been with them again.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

We’ve gotten positive feedback from our customers. We’ve always had such a nice, positive response that it’s a very clean site. It’s easy to see, easy to read. So, that is one good indication. We didn’t drop rankings at all. We maintained where we were, and got better. Then about two years later, we thought that we could do better with our SEO [search engine optimization]. We kept the same website but we started looking at another company to do the SEO. We went with another company for about a year.

Designzillas called us and wanted to know why they had lost our business. I was very explicit about exactly why, because we’d dropped in the rankings, and we couldn’t really get a hold of people when we wanted them. They came back again and did a superb job, and we are doing round two with them right now. Technology changes so quickly, and they brought a brand new perspective to the website. The website hasn’t really changed that much. We tweaked it, but it’s all about now the SEM [search engine marketing]. That’s why we’re with Designzillas right now.

How would you describe their performance?

It’s always a work in progress. We never quite know, with marketing, what the results are going to be when we try different things. I think they are definitely a company that’s ahead of the game. They listen to our needs, and they respond quickly. I just love working with them.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

We worked with a very tight team. You really get to know those team members. They know my business inside and out, more so than the other company did. They have really invested a lot of time learning our business, customers, and products. I think that’s what holds their value for me, as a business owner. They know my business already.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

The problem areas that we have, they are getting better and better at. So, there’s nothing that I would say really needs improvement. We have monthly meetings where we talk about it, and within a month it’s improved. I think they’re doing a good job. They should just keep doing what they’re doing.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website For Agritourism Company

"We were very pleased with the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Sept. 2014
Project summary: 

Designzillas redesigned and updated an agritourism company's website. The goal was to improve usability and facilitate functions like ticket ordering and scheduling. 

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
Eustis, Florida
Jodi Utsman
VP, Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Designzilla's detailed project summary and homepage design were met with great approval. The design team brought enthusiasm and expertise to the project, responding well to feedback and personally addressing individual concerns. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company?

We’re a seasonal agritourism business. We’re a farm that also has attractions, activities, and petting zoos.

What is your role at the company?

I’m the vice president. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were trying to address?

We really needed to update our website. I could have just gone to one of those cookie cutter websites and filled in our information, but we really wanted it to be functional with a variety of capabilities like ticket ordering and scheduling, so we wanted to get some experts.

SOLUTION

What is the scope of their work?

They’re developing a whole new website. They are pulling some of the text and pictures off of the old website, but a lot of that is just placeholder until I get around to giving them more information.

They gave me a very detailed, 10 to 15 page summary of the work that they would be doing for us. It was a really nice presentation they gave us. All the technical specifications were in there.

How long have you been working with Designzillas?

Our first meeting was in May [of 2014].

Do you have an approximate completion date?

Right now, we’re aiming for September 1 [ of 2014].

Why did you choose Designzillas with which to work?

We did a lot of Google searches for Web designers. We really liked their portfolio.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms or work-hour figure?

It’s $15,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results so far, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

It’s very good. The designer took a lot of time with all of our concerns. I sat down and went through it piece by piece and told them how we thought it would be better, be more functional. He took those comments and really incorporated them and fixed that home page up very nicely. We were very pleased with the results. We’re only done with the home page. He’s working on the other pages right now.

How would you describe their performance?

I like their energy. They’re young. They got really excited about what our business is, and we could tell that they would put a good effort into letting our customers know what it’s all about.

Is there any area that they could improve on or that you would do differently?

As this point, I don’t think so.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our deadlines have been pretty loose. They’ve met any deadline that they told me.
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That’s hard for me to answer at this point. We’ll see what the end result is.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re very talented.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website for Real Estate Company

"Performance was good and what I expected...We’re happy with the result."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Mar. 2014
Project summary: 

Designzillas built a website for a new real estate company, and is currently developing a mobile site. The website was designed to appeal to visitors and portray a professional image. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
Wilson McDowell
Cite Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Designzillas managed the entire project within budget, remaining responsive and highly capable throughout the process. The new site has received positive feedback for its professionalism and usability. 

 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please give a brief description of your company and your role there.

We’re a commercial real estate company based in Orlando. I’m the managing director of the office here in Orlando.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

When you approached Designzillas, what was the business challenge that you were trying to address?

We were a new company. We needed a website that people could go to and we wanted it to look professional and look like we know what we’re doing. That was the main challenge. 

SOLUTION

Was Designzillas responsible for delivering the full solution?

Yes.

How long did the project take?

I think it took almost three months. It was in the first quarter of 2014.

Are you still working with them?

Yes, we are working with them currently. They are updating our site to a mobile site.

Why did you select them to work with in the beginning?

We met with a couple of folks and liked what they had done. Tonio [Bianca, strategy consultant with Designzillas] is who we met with. We liked him. We thought the pricing was reasonable and their work was good. That’s why we chose them.

Can you give a sense of the size of the project either in a cost range or personnel work-hour figure?

Less than $10,000 with them originally, [and] $2,500 with them now. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of the results, are there any metrics or user feedback that you can share that indicates the effectiveness of their work?

We’ve had a great response from our clients and people that have visited our website saying that it looks really professional. We’ve had a really good response thus far. They did a really good job.

How would you describe their performance?

Performance was good and what I expected. They were responsive. We’re happy with the result.

On the other hand, is there any area that you think Designzillas could improve upon or that you would do differently looking back?

Not that I can think of at the moment.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was a little slow at first.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer