Fueled By Optimism

We are web design, social media, graphic design, and print experts who cultivate brands and promote businesses.

We’re experienced professionals who take pride in what we do. When hired, we’ll get to know your business from the inside out, then build custom solutions that will drive sales. We take the time to learn exactly what you want, and then deliver that and more – all at a realistic cost. 

We get to know you. Careful analysis of consumer wants and needs coupled with strategic execution is critical to the delivery of a successful product. One size does not fit all. That’s why we create programs that capture your unique point of view.

We cultivate partnerships. Olive Street Design uses a collaborative approach in everything we do. Every project is based on a detailed study of your company, your product or service and your goals. We work together to bring your vision to life.

Every project is important to us. We don’t feel our job is complete until we have left you completely satisfied. It’s that simple.

We shape the experiences and interactions your customers and clients have with your company online and in print, and it’s a responsibility that we take seriously. We know that exceptional development and design can convert browsers into buyers and consistently deliver sales, and we know what it takes to get there.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2005
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Key clients: 
The Seattle Times, Sweet Baby Ray's Catering, Chicago Public Schools, University of Florida, Maggie Daley Park, The Hasty Pudding (of Harvard University), A Major Super PAC, Northwestern University Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Harvard Lampoon, Washington Center for Nursing
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Kimmer's Ice cream

With words like "butterfat" and "sparkle cone", we knew this website overhaul had to be as special as our client. A fresh new look came with big, bold images, typography, and beautiful, flavorful images of their product to draw users in. See more of our work here: https://www.olivestreetdesign.com/work/

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Be Me Be Free

When Be Me Be Free came to us about their anti-anxiety awareness campaign for teens, we knew this was something special. Our team came together to create something bigger, bolder, and more beautiful than anyone ever hoped for—in fact, our artist’s custom art, featured on the website, has been featured on Lifetime Network’s site! See more of our work here: 

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Auto Driveaway

Living in a competitive space, we needed our client to stand out amongst its competitors, not match their vibe. Our graphic designer worked tirelessly with the client to encompass their vision while pushing the envelope to take their website to incredible new heights. See more of our work here: https://www.olivestreetdesign.com/work/

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University of Florida - College of Arts

COVID website proves an innovative collaboration between arts & science for the College of Arts at the University of Florida. See more of our work here: https://www.olivestreetdesign.com/work/

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Cohesive Networks

Custom graphics meet artful design for a national technology company. See more of our work here: https://www.olivestreetdesign.com/work/

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Lead with CPS

Our development team built a phenomenal framework for education professionals to learn how roles across the district are aligned to a universal set of leadership competencies. The new website allows educators to discover opportunities to develop in those areas. See more of our work here: https://www.olivestreetdesign.com/work/

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Web Dev & Design for University Arts Center

"Olive Street Design felt like a family."

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

Olive Street Design built a responsive website to serve as a repository for selected art projects for a university art and medicine center. They developed the functionality against a tight timeline.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Tampa, Florida
Natalie Rella
Comms Coordinator, Center for Arts & Medicine, UF
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site launched on time and received sizable traffic and immediate praise for its simple interface as well as its attractive look and feel. Olive Street Design led a smooth partnership from start to finish thanks to their professional, proactive communication and clean timeline.

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 communications coordinator for the Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida (UF). 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Olive Street Design?

We wanted to launch an arts and culture response to COVID-19 to help on the pandemic front. One was a repository of projects, artists, and collaborators bridging arts and public health, both for projects already in progress and as projects come up. We had a very antiquated website and CMS that lacked the functionality we needed to make it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had a sense of what we needed. Nat (Principal & Chief Marketing Officer) helped flesh it out and take it to the next level while making it visually appealing. The big thing was that we needed a responsive design. Nat was on the same page very quickly and provided exactly what I looking for.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a few people. Nat had the bigger picture of visualization and Kristen (Lead Web Developer) and James (Support Manager) executed on it. 

How did you come to work with Olive Street Design?

A student connected me to their team. I chatted with the founder and found them to be fantastic.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in mid-March 2020 and finished in April. Olive Street Design is still available if I have questions or need to make an adjustment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have collaborators across the nation. When the new site launched, we got a ton of positive feedback about how visually appealing it was and how much easier it was to use compared to our previous website. Looking at our analytics, we have a decent amount of traffic for our niche as well.

How did Olive Street Design perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered high-quality work against a quick turnaround and were super professional throughout. They were all very responsive and proactive. Sometimes, they’d predict something difficult I’d come across or have a question about, and they’d provide that insight before it came up for me.

It was all very, very seamless. The timeline was well spelled-out. It felt like they worked around the clock leading up to our launch as if we were their only client.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Olive Street Design felt like a family. Their communication was professional and yet had humor, which humanized the experience. I couldn’t be happier. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

That’s difficult to answer; I was happy from start to finish.

Any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you provide the things they need so they can meet deadlines and keep the project running smoothly. Be as responsive as they are.

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

SEO & Web Design for Video Production Agency

“They really have the “care factor,” where it’s evident that they’re genuinely concerned about your success.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design revamped the website of a film marketing agency. The team’s efforts included migrating the old data, conducting SEO efforts, implementing a new UI/UX, and delivering new colors and designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Bayou Bennett
Director & Writer, Dream Team Directors
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Olive Street Design did a stellar job of giving the client’s website a facelift. The site is much more user-friendly, where functions like booking are now more intuitive. Their team was professional, courteous, and easy to work with; they never overcharged or pushed for additional services.

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 CEO of a film marketing company that’s worked with top companies like Adidas and Atlantic Records. We’re a multi-award-winning agency that creates commercials, music videos, documentaries, and short films with the goal of inspiring the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Olive Street Design?

We wanted to redesign our website to be more mobile- and user-friendly. We also needed to fine-tune it for SEO purposes. Since our website critical to our business, we needed someone who could improve both the design and function of the site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Focusing on ease of navigation, Olive Street Design revamped our website to have improved functionalities. These included streamlined booking forms that facilitate professional inquiries. They also included our new offerings, like our online courses.

Additionally, they audited the site for SEO-purposes to ensure that it was maximizing our digital visibility. They also migrated our old website onto a new server and set up a G-Suite for us.

Their support specialist worked with us to ensure that we could make changes to the website on our own. We’re now able to rearrange and update our content very easily. 

What is the team composition?

We initially engaged with Nat (CMO, Olive Street Design) and Kristin (Lead Web Developer, Olive Street Design) was our web designer. Jimmy (Support Manager) helped us set up our new email system.

How did you come to work with Olive Street Design?

Our old web designer recently retired and referred them to us. He was looking for the best company to take over our account when he found them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement lasted between October–December 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work is excellent. Along with delivering an eye-catching design, they’ve made it so easy for users and customers to book us for various services. They chose the right colors and fonts. The site is extremely easy to navigate, and we’re now able to make changes to the website ourselves.

How did Olive Street Design perform from a project management standpoint?

They always implemented the changes very quickly, so the process was swift and efficient. After we got all of our administrative tasks out of the way—like our email set-up—everything was quickly executed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really have the “care factor,” where it’s evident that they’re genuinely concerned about your success. They never pushed products or services that we didn’t need, and they didn’t overcharge, either. I felt very comfortable with them because they understood what we needed and delivered it. That kind of authentic commitment is hard to find.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t really say anything negative about them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be upfront about your goals in the beginning. Keep in mind that your own speed in providing the materials they need—whether it’s copy or imagery—determines their speed and efficiency.

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

Website Dev, SEO & Design for Law Firm

"They were able to create good quality content on very short notice."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design developed and designed a website. They also produced marketing campaigns, which included creating content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Trial Lawyer, Law Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The resulting website had a smooth UX, and it has generated business benefits. The collaboration between stakeholders and Olive Street Design was seamless.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Romanucci & Blandin is a personal injury law firm based out of Chicago that handles catastrophic injury cases across the country.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design ?

Created websites and helped develop marketing campaigns and content for class actions and mass tort lawsuits.

What were your goals for this project?

Let the public know the types of cases we are handling and help class action and mass tort clients have an easy location to stay up to date on the status of the litigation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Olive Street Design has a great reputation in the Chicagoland area and has worked for us in the past. Very reliable, good quality work, and can get projects done on short notice.

Describe the project in detail.

Created websites and helped develop marketing campaigns and content for class actions and mass tort lawsuits.

What was the team composition?

Partner, managing partner, two associates and two members of Olive Street Design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

OSD’s website was easy for our clients to use. And served as a good source of business generation.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The teams worked well together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were able to create good quality content on very short notice.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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

Web Design for Multi-Member Law Firm

"Their responsiveness is extremely impressive."

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

Olive Street Designed fully developed and continues to maintain the website of a Philadelphia based law firm. They write content optimized for SEO purposes and post on social media.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Conrad J. Benedetto
President, Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project has been incredibly successful, increasing volume in calls, emails, and internet searches. The Olive Street Design team was extremely competent and responsive, tackling all challenges immediately as they arose and quickly solving them.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

National Law Firm and President of Firm

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design ?

Web Design and Maintenance, Blog writing

What were your goals for this project?

Increase in web presence.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referral

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed, developed and optimized my website with continuous maintenance. They also wrote content and blogs for website and social media presence.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of 5 people

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Project had an unbelievable impact. Our call volume increased, our internet contact has increased as well. Revenue was increased due to this new sites and blogs

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project Management was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Client communication was excellent! Their responsiveness is extremely impressive. Didn't matter what time you needed them, they were accessible.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None at this time.

5.0
Overall Score Can't say enough about the communication, Design Skills, Response time and rates, they are all excellent!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Never a wait!
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Rates were very competitive!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great Design firm with great client communication
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already have been referring colleagues

Political Marketing for Local Candidate

"I was impressed with their knowledge and “can-do” attitude."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design designed and implemented a marketing campaign. They helped with website design, social media management, printed materials, and outdoor advertising. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Elmhurst, Illinois
Local Candidate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By handling all aspects of the campaign, Olive Street Design freed the candidate to focus on issues and voters. The team's straightforward workflow, fluid communication, and creative problem-solving make them a fantastic partner. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm running in a local election and needed to better market myself online and on social media.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design ?

I hired Olive Street Design to help me market my ideas and profile to potential voters. They helped with website design, social media marketing, print material design and production, and outdoor advertising.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to convey a professional, organized image to potential voters. I wanted to spend time talking about the issues that matter to me and my community, not designing marketing materials.

Olive Street Design was extremely valuable and helpful. They made a time-consuming, frustrating process simple and delivered great results.

 Olive Street delivered for me.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I received a referral from a previous client.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Olive Street Design created a full marketing campaign, including website design, social media, printed materials, and outdoor advertising. They took a few sentences that I wrote about my priorities and background, and turned them into a professional, attractive presentation. I even expanded the scope of the project because they were so helpful and results were so terrific.

What was the team composition?

I worked closely with the principal of the firm and several other team members. They worked together seamlessly and in a manner that was easy to handle as a client.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since beginning this project with Olive Street Design, I have completely changed the dynamic of my campaign efforts. I talk with the community about important issues and expand my knowledge of key topics, rather than struggling with marketing problems outside my expertise.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The whole workflow is easy. We kept in touch through email, phone calls, and in-person meetings. Olive Steet Design is responsive and thorough, and they offer great customer service!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I'm impressed with their knowledge and “can-do” attitude. I describe a problem and they create solutions. That's what a great company does for its customers.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't identify any problems so far. I'm happy with Olive Street Design.

5.0
Overall Score They're a great company. I appreciate their insight and work!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're easy to work with and extremely responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a reasonable cost for great work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I described a problem and they created solutions. They're great!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely refer others to them.

Web Development and SEO for Law Firm

"The team committed themselves to delivering a great product and followed through on that promise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design developed a website with highly-specific search functionalities. The build allowed for subsequent in-house content creation and editing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Alan R. Kurash
Managing Member, Alan R Kurash and Associates LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has received positive feedback from users and industry colleagues; even competitors have adopted similar web features. Olive Street Design worked efficiently in a streamlined workflow with constant availability and minimal breaks. Customers can expect them to deliver on their promises.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the managing member of Alan R Kurash and Associates LLC, a boutique law firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design?

We hired them to develop and implement an interactive website with search functionalities for our areas of concentration. The design needed to enable clients to make educated decisions about their case.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to increase web traffic and be able to update content on a rolling basis easily.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A friend recommended Olive Street Design. I then did substantial research on their other projects, which made me confident in the team’s ability to deliver quality results.

Describe the project in detail.

Olive Street Design built our website. They then did supplemental development, which enabled current and future clients to access targeted information for their legal issues.

What was the team composition?

I worked with a four-person team included Nat (Principal & Chief Creative Director).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Clients, other lawyers, and agency representatives frequently compliment the site. Our new client inquiries increased and competitors have already tried to mimic the site.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Nat worked non-stop; he always made himself available for consult. Overall, the project was seamless, smooth, and efficient. There was little wasted effort.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team committed themselves to deliver a great product and followed through on that promise.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everyone has room for improvement. Olive Street Design strives to stay current with new technologies and utilizes them accordingly.

5.0
Overall Score Both the service and final product were great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The schedule was simple and efficient.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was reasonable for the services rendered.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They produced top-notch quality work. We couldn't have asked for more.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them multiple times.

Websites, hosting, design, support!

"Once you use their services, you'll realize you'll never have to go anywhere else."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

During a decade-long engagement, Olive Street Design has designed and developed websites for three arts and events companies. Further tasks have included website hosting, email support, and website redesign.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
California
Julie Nunn
Founder and CEO, Julie Nunn Event Design
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Olive Street Design has proven to be a talented and reliable partner several times over. The team’s design work remains innovative and engaging, yielding successful interactions with online customers. The staff is incredibly personable and friendly, making for a healthy long-term engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of three art and events companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design?

I have hired Olive Street Design to design and develop websites for my three businesses over the last 10 years. Additionally, I have relied on them for website hosting and email support.

What were your goals for this project?

I hoped to connect to more of my customers through professional and brilliantly designed websites.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My business partner in Chicago recommended them to me 10 years ago.

Describe the project in detail.

Over the years, Olive Street Design has designed and developed websites and provided tech and email support. They are truly a comprehensive team.

What was the team composition?

I’ve worked with several members of their team, but my point of contact changes depending on the specific task.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every time I require a redesign, they can deliver a fresh and updated version that is necessary for me to have an online presence. Olive Street Design has been invaluable to my business and my development.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It has been remarkably easy to communicate and work with their team. They have a keen sense of design, which helps highlight the complexities of my businesses. What’s more, they have always been available to help, and they work efficiently.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It’s difficult to highlight one thing because they are impressive in so many ways. It’s a relief to have a talented company such as this helping me advance my business interests.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, everything has been perfect.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Once you use their services, you'll realize you'll never have to go anywhere else.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Full Web Design & Development for Engineering Firm

"They did a great job on everything I asked them to do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sep. - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design developed and designed a website. They also coordinated with a third-party partner on marketing and traffic.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
St. Joseph, Michigan
Ronald Jarvis
President, Jarvis Engineered Components
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site created about $400,000 in new business as a result of its modern look and feel. Consistent on-time deliveries and responsive service created a positive experience. Effective communication and management made Olive Street Design easy to partner with.

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 Jarvis Engineering Components.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Olive Street Design?

I needed web design and subsequent marketing services to drive traffic.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Olive Street Design asked several questions about my goals and then produced example designs, logos, and a feel for the site. Next, the team designed the website and I wrote the content. During the project, they gave me several options. They collaborated with my marketing partner and supplied regular traffic reports.

What is the team composition?

I interacted with the owner.

How did you come to work with Olive Street Design?

One of their customers—who is also a principal of mine—referred them. We then met Olive Street Design and the company hit all the key points for getting to know our business, customer needs, and the manufacturing space. The price point was economical as well.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $4,000–$5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September–November 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Conversions just site generated about $400,000 in new business. In addition, the team used a proactive approach to make the site current and functional.

How did Olive Street Design perform from a project management standpoint?

Impressively, they were detailed, on time, and responsive. To bounce ideas back and forth, we had one in-person meeting and about four phone conversations. This communication helped Olive Street Design make subsequent tweaks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I enjoyed working with the owner because he was responsive and delegated in an effective manner. Those attributes created a positive experience.

5.0
Overall Score We had a positive experience. They did a great job on everything I asked them to do.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time and good to work with.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had a great ROI. They were helpful and accommodated us as a small business.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work was consistent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Duda Web Redesign for Social Good Company

"It was the first time I’d worked with a web company that delivered what they said they were going to deliver."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design coordinated a website redesign to better reflect business goals and professionalism. The site was transferred from WordPress to Duda and featured rewritten copy and visual elements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Darryl Roberts
President, Harley Boy Innovations Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Olive Street Design capably met the requirements of the quick turnaround, and the new site is far more creative and aesthetically pleasing, leading to more recognition and positive reviews. The project was so successful that it spurred further collaboration with social media management.

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 president of Harley Boy Innovations Inc., a video production company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Olive Street Design?

I had a couple of websites designed previously, and they didn’t accomplish the goal of presenting the professionalism and message I needed to get across to my audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The website was for an initiative that a television network is conducting for teenagers. It’s a teen anxiety project that will collect stories from teenagers, and those stories will be made into a movie. I had a very short timeline in order to complete this website.

The first website I had designed left a lot to be desired with its layout and creativity. I met with Olive Street Design’s team, we pulled up the site, and we critiqued it together. We talked about what it should be instead. They read through my notes and brainstormed ideas. Their writer started editing and rewriting all copy on the website. The old website was WordPress-based, but they told me about the superiority of Duda, and they highly recommended it. I had never heard of it, but I followed their advice.

What is the team composition?

One designer handled the initial design, and another designer handled the final design. There was one writer, a coder, and a Duda expert.

How did you come to work with Olive Street Design?

I searched for website design companies in Chicago and found Olive Street Design. I spoke with the owner and researched their work, and I felt comfortable with them. I felt they could meet my creative challenges.

How much have you invested with them?

I paid $27,000 for the website.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them in July 2018, and my site went live two weeks after our first meeting. I then hired them to manage my social media accounts as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website is much more visually appealing now, and the television network noted that it would be proud to include it in its initiative. People who have seen the site have said that it is far more creative than its predecessor. From an aesthetic and branding perspective, it’s wonderful.

How did Olive Street Design perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project manager was impeccable. He walked us through every step of every day. It was the first time I’d worked with a web company that delivered what they said they were going to deliver. It was a pleasure to work with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

From our first meeting, I felt like a part of their family, like we were members of the same team accomplishing a mission. They make their clients feel like family.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They delivered everything I asked of them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were diligent in their planning for my fast timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    My intention is to use them for the rest of my life for these kinds of services.

Website Development for Public Policy Company

"Even though we gave them detailed requirements, they really stepped up to the challenge."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Olive Street Design developed a website, created a logo, and fashioned other designs. They also prepared the site for launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
DeVere Kutscher
Principal, Public Private Strategies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website received positive feedback from users. Olive Street's team was open to feedback and responsive. Their ability to follow detailed requirements was impressive.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a principal of our consulting firm, which focuses on the intersection of the public and private sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Olive Street Design?

We needed to develop websites for each of the independent coalitions we incubated.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a fully functional, interactive, and user-friendly website that could serve as an information hub about the census

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The founder of our company was already knowledgeable about Olive Street Design.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Olive Street developed a branded website from scratch. They created a logo and the overall design. They prepared our site to be fully functional before our public launch.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of 2 principals, a graphic designer, and a web designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We recently launched the new website and don't have any metrics. However, we received very positive feedback on the site from users. We are pleased with its designs and functionality.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team was responsive and worked well within tight deadlines. Even though we gave them detailed requirements, they really stepped up to the challenge—especially the day of the launch.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were open to feedback and accommodating to our client requests. They were great at suggesting solutions if there were any issues.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They could've paid attention to some small details, but this was negligible compared to their wonderful responsiveness and overall hustle.

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