Custom WordPress Design and Development

The Nicasio Design team has developed innovative web solutions for companies of all sizes including WebMD, Sears’ PictureMe, San Diego World Trade Center, American Express, Hive7 a Facebook company, Telfair Museums, and Honda Canada just to name a few. Business or personal, from concept to delivery, Nicasio is there every step of the way to help drive success for you and your business. 

 
Undisclosed
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2007
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Savannah, GA
headquarters
  • 22 West Bryan St - Ste 368
    Savannah , GA 31401
    United States

Portfolio

Rock Group

The Rockefeller Group’s previous website was completely static making it difficult to maintain and a hassle to update on a regular basis. Using the WordPress CMS platform we transformed their website into an easy to manage, content/image rich, fully functional website.

Twilio Blog

Twilio’s WordPress blog was lacking in branding and functionality so they had a new blog theme designed and it was our job to turn that custom design into a fully functioning, easy to maintain WordPress Theme. 

 

FassForward

fassfrward Consulting Group, a unique, highly skilled strategy and consulting firm called upon us to deliver a high impact website while focusing on the major aspects of their company.

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Website Conversion

"Nicasio has a highly talented, dedicated, patient, and responsive team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Nicasio Design and Development designed the front end of the organization website and integrated it with Wild Apricot, the existing hosting service as the back end.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
President, Organization of Legal Professionals
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The result of the end product was satisfactory. Nicasio Design & Development is composed of a talented, dedicated, patient, and responsive team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

I work for the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP). We are an association providing legal technology training and certification exams for lawyers, litigation support professionals and paralegals online. OLP has members in 10 countries. I am the president and co-founding member. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed to design the front end of an existing website with existing Wild Apricot hosting service in the back end. Wild Apricot offers Web hosting for professional associations.

SOLUTION

Nicasio was recommended to us by Wild Apricot. We decided to contact them and hire them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Nicasio has a highly talented, dedicated, patient, and responsive team. Not only were we pleased with the end product, we would recommend them to anyone. Giving public referrals is something that we rarely do so it indicates the level of our satisfaction.

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

Insight Adventures Web Design

"They are very clear about requirements and are very organized."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Nicasio designed and developed a new website that is integrated with MailChimp and Constant Contact.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Motivational Speaker, Insightful Adventures
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nicasio Design & Development were organized and clear about their requirements. They were able to produce a beautiful website with flawless integration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

I am a life coach, healer, and retreat leader. I like to connect with people online and create a community for improvement.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

I needed a beautiful website to help build a community for my work. The work included Web design and integration between Constant Contact and MailChimp.

SOLUTION

Nicasio created a beautiful website with flawless integration. They also were responsible for Web design along with development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

I am very happy with all they have done. They are very clear about requirements and are very organized. Pricing is very clear without additions or surprises.

The continued, reliable support that I have received from them for the past five years is what really sets them apart from any other group I have ever worked with. They are completely 

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

WordPress Implementation Private Commercial Real Estate Management Company

"They track all correspondence through Basecamp, which I think is helpful for maintaining project momentum."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Nicasio Design and Development was responsible for the design and functionality of the new Wordpress site which allows users to better navigate the site and learn more about the company.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York City Area
Chief Information Officer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful deployment of the new WordPress site has resulted in significant improvements in process efficiency and content development. The client received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both internal staff and external stakeholders. Nicasio Design Development was responsive to requests.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

I work for a commercial real estate and investment management firm.

What is your position?

I’m the chief information officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Nicasio Design and Development?

We recognized that our website was in need of an update. We wanted to allow our clients and their parties better navigate the content and learn more about us. In addition, we have an investment group with outside investors and we wanted to build a convenient portal for them that had The Rockefeller Group logos. We wanted the portal to have a consistent look and feel, too.

SOLUTION

Had you already selected WordPress as your content management system before approaching Nicasio Design and Development, or were they a part of the selection process?

No. They helped us decide to make that decision based on our goals and requirements. A large part of that was the ability of our staff to make updates and input new content whenever they wanted, without having to push it all through our IT department. We needed out team members to have relatively complete autonomy.

Our previous website was built entirely in traditional HTML, which made it difficult to utilize for those without basic knowledge of HTML effectively. This meant that any changes or updates had to be funneled through our small IT department, and it added significant time to our content development and management. That’s why they recommended WordPress for us. Their team convinced us that it’d be the easiest platform for our users to adopt, learn, and use in the long term. At the end of the day, we chose WordPress over Drupal, SharePoint, and Joomla.

How did you select Nicasio Design and Development as your solution partner for this endeavor?

We conducted some initial online research for Web development shops. We made a list of about five or six and sent out some descriptions of our work. We were the most impressed by the proposal submitted by Nicasio, and their estimate was more than reasonable. We invited them to meet our team and demonstrate their capabilities before we sealed the deal. Overall, we were very impressed with what they had to offer.

Could you describe the scope of the project in greater detail?

The WordPress implementation covered almost everything. They drafted all of the initial designs and wireframes for approval. Then, they went ahead and developed the site for us, along with the user portal I was mentioning before. They covered everything except the content development and creative elements. We provided all of that, but the site design and functionality was totally in their ballpark.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms?

I’d say about $6,000 to $7,000.

When was the website launched?

The actual implementation was finished in June or July of last year [2013].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or end-user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

I don’t have any statistics or figures. I can tell you that the feedback we get from our customers has been, on the whole, very positive. Many people have complimented us on the new design and the ease of use. The investor portal, which we recently launched, has also received some great feedback. We’ve already seen great adoption rates from our members, so we’re pretty excited to see it used more and more.

When working with Nicasio Design and Development, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

They seemed to know what they’re doing. They’re a very capable bunch. They’re also very responsive to our needs and requests. They track all correspondence through Basecamp, which I think is helpful for maintaining project momentum. Everything is well documented.

In retrospect, are there areas you think they can improve on as a service provider?

I have limited experience with other vendors, so it’s difficult for me to have an accurate assessment of their work compared to others. There isn’t anything I could recommend based on our projects. I’ve been pleased with everything they’ve delivered to us so far.

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

WordPress Migration Small Marketing and Advertising Firm

"I was impressed with their WordPress knowledge and their quick turnaround time with our assignments." 

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

Nicasio Design and Development was responsible for website migration to WordPress. The team reconfigured the website on the backend and performed testing before the relaunch.

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Laura Ramos
Principal and Founder, Portal Creative Marketing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The primary migration to the WordPress CMS went extremely well, and there was no report of data loss. The team used Basecamp for easier communication. Nicasio Design & Development were responsive, flexible, and knowledgeable.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describing your organization?

I’m an independent consultant. I handle marketing projects for various commercial and public clients. I do a variety of things including Web maintenance, collateral, design, development, and research.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Nicasio Design and Development?

When I first met them, this was probably three or four years ago. One of my clients wanted to migrate their existing website to a WordPress platform. They wanted to keep the same design. They were not looking to do a redesign at that time. They just needed to migrate their content because their existing webhosting vendor closed shop. They decided that it was a better idea to change the platform as well as the hosting plan. I searched for various vendors throughout the United States. I’m based in California, and so is my client. I asked an associate for a recommendation and Nicasio Design was one company that was listed as an expert with WordPress. I contacted them and described my project in as much detail as I could. Nicasio came up with a solid plan, so I decided to go with them.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of the project?

There was some custom development but no design. It was literally converting the website from the existing platform to WordPress. They reconfigured the system on the backend and handled the testing before relaunch. It was a relatively smooth project all around.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms?

I don’t remember the cost. It was a very competitive quote, for sure. I got quotes from several vendors and, obviously, we decided to go with them. As a relatively blind estimate, I would say it was probably within the $10,000 range.

When was the project completed?

We finished this almost four years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The nature of the project doesn’t really lend itself to metrics or figures. As a migration project, the only real indicators are integrity of content and identical usability. Both of those things occurred just fine. As I’d mentioned, the project went very smoothly. No issues emerged. Nicasio put the necessary time and effort into it in order to ensure a successful migration.

When working with Nicasio Design and Development, is there anything you’d consider special or unique about their approach or methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

They have a couple of things that I really like and appreciate. For example, they use Basecamp with their client projects. It’s a great project management tool. It’s a very simple way to communicate with the team as opposed to just one person. Felix is the person who is the main contact for Nicasio on projects. He usually sets up a Basecamp project. That way, we communicate with the team that is directly involved with this particular project, instead of having to email people. That kind of management really helps maintain organization throughout the deployment process. They’re also just very easy, very approachable, and very knowledgeable.

In retrospect, are there areas you think that they could improve on as a service provider?

I don’t know that it reflects on the whole company. There are times when some people on their team are more responsive than others, but I suppose that’s normal organizational behavior. I have to say they’re good. I was impressed with their WordPress knowledge and their quick turnaround time with our assignments.  

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

WordPress Implementation Small Real Estate and Property Management Firm

"Our work styles aligned very well, and I appreciated how accessible and responsive they were to our needs."

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

Nicasio Design and Development was responsible for the client's WordPress implementation from its performance, visual design, information architecture and user interface.

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
Boston Area
Dennis Hoffman
Founder and CEO, HMD Properties
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successfully deployed Wordpress site is user-friendly and was received positively by its end-users. The client indicated a significant improvement in their content development and website maintenance processes. Nicasio Design & Development was very responsive to the needs of the client and the end users.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

It’s a vacation rental property management company. The company itself is in Honduras.

What’s your position?

I’m the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you began the relationship with Nicasio Design and Development?

We’d decided to enhance our digital presence to help grow the brand. We wanted to generate awareness, create demand, and grow the business. We needed a completely redesigned and redeveloped website that’d be able to serve as the platform for that growth. Having an easy backend system and the ability for nontechnical users to easily access, create, and manage content was critical.

SOLUTION

Had you already selected WordPress before approaching Nicasio Design and Development?

Yes, we had. We selected WordPress because some of our staff was already familiar with the system, and because we knew how simple it was for new users to learn how to us it. We wanted something that our users could become competent with within a very short timeframe, and WordPress is perfect for that kind of thing.

How did you select Nicasio Design and Development as your solution partner for this endeavor?

If I recall correctly, we conducted some online research with Google. We searched for some local WordPress designers, and Nicasio was one of the vendors that came up. I sent a small description of our work to Nicasio, and they came back with a pretty convincing proposal. The estimate that we got was also within our price range, which was an important factor.  

Could you describe the scope of this project?

It was custom design and development in essence. They came up the wireframes. We talked about my requirements and then they did the wireframe design and we went back and forth on a few things. They also handled the pretesting and enhancements before launch. They provided us with some great documentation for the platform, which our users find invaluable.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?

It cost between $15,000 and $20,000 in total.

When was your site launched?

We launched in the summer of 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback you’ve received from users that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

The feedback I’ve gotten from folks has been very positive. I have a mixed clientele and a lot of folks who aren’t that Web savvy; we factored that into the design, trying to make the site extremely easy to navigate and understand. I’ve gotten a lot of anecdotal feedback. I haven’t attempted to solicit any other kind of feedback. I’ve been very happy with their work overall, in particular the customer service, after the fact.

When working with Nicasio Design and Development, is there anything that you’d consider unique or special about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

To be honest, I don’t have enough experience with other vendors to weigh in on that. This was essentially my first technology project.

In retrospect, are there areas you think Nicasio Design and Development could improve on as a service provider?

No. Not really. They’re a very small shop, and I’m a very small business, and so it was a good fit in that regard. Our work styles aligned very well, and I appreciated how accessible and responsive they were to our needs. That level of customer service and attention is what I look for in a good business partner.

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