Branding + Web Design Studio

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Kona Made is a creative agency for small businesses striving to take their brand to the next level. Our design studio is out to provide memorable branding and web experiences to business owners in Austin, Texas and beyond. With a passion to build & amplify brands, your visual presence is worked with a point of view and a story to tell. 

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2019
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Austin, TX
headquarters
  • 8300 Chrysler Bend
    Austin, TX 78744
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Perfect Keto, Cellucor, Lifesize, Cervelo, Beyond Good Chocolate & Vanilla, FitJoy Foods

Beyond Good Image

Beyond Good

Custom responsive website for Beyond Good Chocolate & Vanilla

Cervelo Image

Cervelo

Printed brand collateral for Cervelo's new PX Series bike

Springdale Ventures Image

Springdale Ventures

Branding for Springdale Ventures 

Methodize Austin Image

Methodize Austin

Brand collateral concept for Methodize Austin

Mission Multisport Image

Mission Multisport

Custom responsive website produced for Mission Multisport

Perfect Keto Image

Perfect Keto

Social media marketing for Perfect Keto

Reviews

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Website Design for Marketing Company

"Christine has a proven record of producing high quality work quickly with a great attitude and professional demeanor."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - May 2020
Project summary: 

Kona Made offered graphic design services along with web design for a third-party client.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Kelsey Lawrence
CEO, Nine Supply
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website is visually appealing, fresh, and on-brand. Kona Made is an efficient, organized, and accessible team. Their streamlined method of communicating through a lead designer functioned exceptionally well.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner and CEO of Nine Supply, a full service marketing agency serving primarily CPG brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kona Made?

To do a few one off graphic design projects as well as a web design for a client.

What were your goals for this project?

To quickly design an entire website for a brand.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Christine has a proven record of producing high quality work quickly with a great attitude and professional demeanor.

Describe the project in detail.

We worked with Christine from early stages to collaborate on an outline and how that would effect the design flow of the site. Christine gave great feedback and then began designing pages individually and then piecing together the site from there.

What was the team composition?

Christine was our lead designer on this project, she worked hand in hand with our content manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Christine did an excellent job on this site, it was so beautiful, fresh, and on brand.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Super efficient and organized. We handled most communication via an editable google doc, but Christine was also always willing to hop on a call.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Everything!

Are there any areas for improvement?

None come to mind, we will definitely recommend Christine and collab with her again.

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

E-Commerce Dev for Premium Confectionary Brand

"Kona Made rolled with our changes easily."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

From the ground up, Kona Made developed an e-commerce website to represent a new brand name for a premium confectionary brand. Following guidelines, they built the front- and backend to support accessibility.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
Executive, Premium Confectionary Brand
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kona Made delivered an intuitive and attractive website to the satisfaction of internal stakeholders. The team was timely and accommodated changes in the project scope, which resulted in a productive partnership. They encouraged collaboration and remained flexible to ensure valuable 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 an executive for a premium confectionary brand.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kona Made?

We needed a new website because we changed our name. Once we changed all of our collateral, we decided to redo our website. The site needed to be malleable, meaning we needed to be able to change it ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kona Made created a brand new website for us based on our specifications. We had a framework in mind, but Christine (Owner & Designer) also gave us cool options and helped to design the platform. She built a robust e-commerce piece because we sell our products online as well as in retail stores. Christine made the site vibrant and easily searched. She also made sure that both the frontend and backend of the website were user-friendly.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Christine.

How did you come to work with Kona Made?

We worked with an agency that knew and worked with Christine. We asked them for a recommendation, and they connected us with Konda Made. We talked over the project together. Their team submitted a proposal and we decided to use them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent approximately $15,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on this project between January–February 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Christine created a vibrant, information-packed e-commerce website that’s easy for the consumer to navigate. The site’s also easy for us to update on our own. In a nutshell, they did a great job.

How did Kona Made perform from a project management standpoint?

All of the milestones were met. Like normal projects, we started, stopped, and changed direction. For example, about half-way through the project, our founder decided that he wanted to manipulate a template that Christine created for one section and use it for another section. She handled all of those changes professionally.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Kona Made rolled with our changes easily. She never complained or said our requests weren’t in the scope. We didn’t change everything such that it would be a disaster. However, our requests were a little outside the scope. Christine just rolled with it and did it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, Christine handled the challenges well. I’ve worked with agencies in the past that said changes weren’t in the original scope of work, but the changes weren’t that far outside the scope. In the true sense of partnership, we all have to grow in the same direction.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would feel good about working with Kona Made. If you’re choosing them, you’re choosing someone who knows how to work in that space. You can feel confident that they’ll get the job done for you.

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

Design for Supplement & Nutrition Company

"Kona Made's company attitude, design skill, and professionalism exceed the highest of expectations in the industry."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kona Made provided graphic design services for a supplement and nutrition company. The team was responsible for marketing, paid ads, email, affiliates, packaging, social media, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Hannah Chapman
Creative Director, Perfect Keto
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement exceeded the expectations of the internal team, resulting in continuously high-quality work. Kona Made goes above and beyond to provide a high level of customer service and support. The team creates unique designs that meet the needs of the client.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Perfect Keto is a supplement and nutrition company developing products that support a ketogenic lifestyle. I am the Creative Director for Perfect Keto, overseeing all creative and ensuring brand standards are met.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kona Made?

We hired Kona Made to help us with graphic design support. Kona Made has worked with us for almost a year designing everything from ads to emails that support product launches, campaigns, and everyday asset needs.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to consistently ensure we have a solid visual library and system in place to optimize creative assets.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I selected Kona Made because I saw the design skill and passion for health and wellness from the owner of Kona Made, Christine Goodrich.

Describe the project in detail.

Kona Made can not only take direction and create incredible assets that support our various channels but also bring new ideas to the table. This support includes creating assets for marketing, paid ads, email, affiliates, packaging, social media, and more.

What was the team composition?

Christine of Kona Made works directly with me, the Creative Director on all assets made. I am her primary point of contact. Kona Made also communicates with the channel owners of our entire team through a project management system called Asana and Slack.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Over the past year, Kona Made has helped us build a library of active brand resources, supported us on various product launches and campaigns, delivered high-quality work continuously, and has met all deadlines in a timely manner. Her work is praised by me, but also the Perfect Keto team.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent. Christine at Kona Made goes above and beyond to communicate effectively, develop new design concepts, and deliver on time, every time. She is so professional and respectful and a joy to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kona Made's company attitude, design skill, and professionalism exceed the highest of expectations in the industry. The project management and creative knowledge that Kona Made has made them THE BEST to work with. I trust Kona Made to deliver and deliver the best.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Kona Made is constantly improving and strives to please, but also betters us a company. Feedback is taken graciously and I wouldn't change a thing!

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

Site Build for Endurance Sports Coaching Company

"When I see the color pallet, our sub-logos, or the website it 'feels' like our brand!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Kona Made developed and designed a website, which involved designing a brand logo. The website includes e-commerce functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Macungie, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Rotherham
Owner & Head Coach, Mission Multisport
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor delivered vibrant, polished designs that were integral to the brand's launch. The specialist transformed takeaways from a quick conversation with the client into designs with the exact look-and-feel the client desired. Kona Made was accountable, organized, and accessible.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Owner/Founder. Head Endurance Sports Coach

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kona Made?

Brand logo design and website build

What were your goals for this project?

Create a cool, up to date, trendy logo and website for our endurance sports coaching company.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Christine is a personal friend of my girlfriend so I saw some of her past work.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Christine designed our logo basically from scratch as we knew roughly what we wanted but had no concept of the design. She also built our website from scratch using Squarespace, complete with an Ecom section.

What was the team composition?

Christine- Kona Made Ben Rotherham- Mission Multisport Spencer Davis- MIssion Multisport

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Christine consistency hit the nail on the head! She gave us a logo that subtly kept all the aspects we wanted and scream Mission Multisport. The colors were vibrant and the design is flawless! The website is also top notch. Easy to use, visually pleasing and again screams MIssion Multisport! We could not have created and launched our brand without her. Christine did not just impact our business she was a key component in launching our business!

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Christine kept our team on task and gave us benchmark goals. She quickly answered any questions we had and guided us through anything we did not understand.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Christine at Kona Made has the ability to gather information from a 10 minute conversation and quickly understand what you want out of your brand. I never thought my logo would have a "feel" as it's just a design, but I can honestly say when I see the color pallet, our sub-logos, or the website it "feels" like our brand!

Are there any areas for improvement?

As someone who isn't artistic and has built a website I can't imagine this process going any smoother.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The logo design was extremely affordable especially for the quality of the work
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Bronze
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Kona Made LLC
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Texas
ID
0803358818
Date of Formation
Jul 2, 2019
Last Updated
Apr 25, 2020
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Jul 14, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
4
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 11, 2020