Web Design Company in Toronto

Parachute Design is a boutique Toronto web design company creating innovative ideas and beautiful handmade website design, custom logo design and branding since 2003. With this experience, we take our client’s ideas and work together to make them even better. The key to high-quality web design project is to understand your business and brand identity.

By doing just that, we identify and refine key messages with marketing strategy before weaving these seamlessly into our creative work whether it be a website design, website development or logo design.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2003
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Toronto, Canada
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Government of Ontario, SickKids Hospital, Rolf Hagen Inc., Precision Nutrition, Intact Insurance, Toronto Finance International, Wysom AI, Polar, Village Juicery, Tom&Sawyer Inc, The Plastic Surgery Clinic, MCAN Mortgage Corporation, XMC Mortgage Corporation, Dick Duffs Inc., Foster Townsend LLP, Stern Cohen LLP, Fruitman Kates LLP

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Web Design for Multi-Practice Law Firm

“They really know what they’re doing. Our designer’s advice was always razor sharp and right on.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jul. 2010 - 2017
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group managed two website redesigns integrating existing content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, Canada
Thomas Lacerte
Partner, Foster Townsend LLP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The recent website redesign successfully combined contradictory business streams and has increased referrals. Responsive and prompt, Parachute Design Group helped to build consensus around objectives and elements, developing visually-appealing designs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m partner at a firm that does both insurance defense litigation and personal injury work.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group?

Originally, for our first redesign, we were looking for modern and clean website to promote our firm’s “high tech” insurance defense practice. Later, with our second redesign, we wanted to continue to promote our firm’s core defense practice while also promoting our personal injury practice which was a challenge.  In addition we wanted our site to be mobile friendly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Parachute Design Group has redesigned our website for us twice, first in 2010 and then in 2017. The latest version is mobile-friendly. They set the design and we provided the content. The site includes information pieces like the different things you should think about if you’ve been injured. We may have them develop content for us in the future. They currently manage maintenance for us.

What is the team composition?

One designer was always our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group?

I was introduced to Parachute by my brother-in-law. He was working with a retail consultant who had hired Parachute to help rebrand his retail company. When I first went to Parachute’s site I was immediately impressed. The web designs and print work were visually stunning and I decided on that first visit they were my firm’s new web designer.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent at least $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The second redesign wrapped up in July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the latest iteration, Parachute Design Group was able to find a design that effectively promotes both, somewhat contradictory, sides of our business. There’s a real challenge to promoting two things that aren’t supposed to be done at the same time—which is what we wanted them to do. They succeeded and it’s been very beneficial to us. The design entices people to call us. We’ve gotten more referrals since this redesign.

How did Parachute Design Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked through email and had face-to-face meetings, especially on the second redesign. They worked well with us even when we—the partners at the firm—were arguing amongst ourselves and struggling to build consensus. They would give us different options and explain what would work well or not.

They always had things done right away, within a couple of days. They responded immediately if we had a question or concern. Their pricing is reasonable. They were fantastic.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really know what they’re doing. Our designer’s advice was always razor sharp and right on. They know their business very well and I find that impressive. We're going to keep using them and I recommend them to people all the time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have been a little bit more forceful with us at times but I’m not sure that we would have listened.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you want a fantastic looking website, go to them. Their designs look amazing. That's what drew me to him.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re cheap actually.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100%.

Branding & Digital Design for Natural Pet Food Company

"Everyone is supposed to be creative, but there was a different level of creativity and innovation in their designs." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. 2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group took point on a logo design project aiming to communicate disruptiveness, transparency, and a love of pets. After creating the logo, they also produced wireframes for an e-commerce site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Peter A. P. Zakarow
Co-Founder, Tom&Sawyer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Demand for the logo has exceeded all expectations and has opened possibilities for significant expansion. Parachute Design Group was dedicated to quick response times and a collaborative work style that utilized multiple communication channels. Their sales-focused approach and directness set them apart.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Tom&Sawyer, a highly innovative pet food company. We provide the highest quality pet meals globally by self-imposing strict human edible food regulations and sell direct to consumer both online and in our own retail stores, providing a very differentiated retail experience to pets and their owners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group?

Because we were doing something completely different – we use all restaurant quality ingredients and have an open kitchen in our flagship retail store here in Toronto – we were looking to create an equally differentiated and disruptive brand experience.

If you look at pet food brands, they tend to be hokey and pun-lace – not cool or professional. We wanted to make sure that we led with a brand that was contemporary but also portrayed our values of high-quality, trust, transparency, and, of course, fun and cuteness. We got into this business because we love our dog Sawyer, so we wanted to communicate that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement Parachute Design Group?

We wrote down a lot of our own ideas for our logo design and our wordmark (word graphic) orientation, and Parachute worked through various iterations. We then collaborated and zoned in on a particular look and feel that we liked. Once they saw what types of things we liked, they started gravitating towards them as well. Jay at Parachute ended up coming up with the pet head icon, and we absolutely loved it!

They also wireframed the designs of our main e-commerce site. Our web experience is all laid out according to their design, except where our chosen technology platform complicated our design enablement. We recently scoped out a redesign project with Parachute now that we will be launching a new platform we developed in-house. This is going to be especially important moving forward as we look to expand globally.

What is the team composition?

Their founder has been our main point of contact, but I know that they have had numerous team members work on elements of our T&S work.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group?

Having been disappointed by other agencies, I searched online and came across the Parachute portfolio. Something in their clean and contemporary design and execution really struck me, so I contacted them. We initially used them on projects for other companies we own and decided to see if they could tackle a different kind of challenge with our pet food brand.

How much have you invested with them?

This project cost between $10,000–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on this project from June 2015 until 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Even though we’re a pet food brand, we’ve had strong interest in our brand identity even in markets where we don’t yet sell our pet meals and treats. We ended up investing in a full-range line of apparel with our branding on it – we can’t keep it in stock either. We’ve have requests from around the world for our trucker hats, t-shirts and dog bandanas. People clearly like what we’re doing, including retail analysts Euromonitor who recently ranked Tom&Sawyer among the most innovative retail concepts globally. Our brand identity, developed by Parachute, achieved the differentiation we initially sought.

How did Parachute Design Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Most of our work was actually done by phone, but we did meet in-person a few times. A lot of it was just sending proofs and PDFs back and forth, going through the markup process. We were very impressed by how incredibly organized they were with their time. They met all of the project deadlines that we had established, and frankly, if there were ever any delays, it was always because of us. We had a very good working relationship with them. They're very responsive in terms of communication. Whenever we reach out to them they get back to us very quickly.

What do you find most impressive about them?

All agencies are supposed to be creative, but there was a different level of creativity and innovation in their designs. They weren't just coming up with cute designs. Instead, they were thinking many steps down the road about customer engagement and how this would roll out when we scaled the business. They tried to incorporate a lot of sales-oriented ideas into our initial brand discussion, which I really liked.

I'd also say that their work was quite inexpensive for what we got out of them. We thought we got very good value for the investment we made. I think another one of their greatest strengths was that we never felt like we were being sold to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If there's anything – I wouldn't necessarily expect this of them – it was when we were making the decision to use our own developer to do a lot of the implementation work. They could have sold us a little bit more on their own capabilities, as I have seen great results in other projects they have implemented online. I’m kind of speaking out of both sides of my mouth in that I liked not feeling like they were selling me on the design work, but I could have been sold-to a bit more on the technology implementation work.

Any advice for potential customers?

If I was to do it over again, I would have incorporated Parachute into the implementation of our website. The way that they managed to always hit deadlines so effectively, and were really effective at managing timelines, that is tremendous value to customers.

I would say to treat Jay and the team as not just a creative partner but as more of a sales-enablement partner. Give them respect by opening up about your expectations from a customer experience and scaling the business perspective. They have really good insight in that area and would incorporate a lot of that perspective into their designs.

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 Development for AI Software Company

“In addition to improved workflow standards, their efforts have also increased satisfaction of all of our stakeholders.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group designed and developed a WordPress website to match the company's new brand, incorporating platforms such as HubSpot.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Mark Cluett
Marketing and Communications Manager, Wysdom.AI
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Parachute Design Group redesigned a website that improved functionality, workflow, and overall user satisfaction. Excellent communicators, their team is accessible and responsive to client needs. Their honest and thorough approach sets them apart from other vendors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the marketing and communications manager at Wysdom AI, a platform that offers AI-based virtual assistants to help enterprises with troubleshooting and transactions within their user bases.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group?

Our company was previously under a different name, so we were going through a rebranding stage and needed help refreshing our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Parachute Design Group met with us to discuss our vision and they came back to us with a couple different design options to move forward on. They utilized InVision to storyboard the visual elements of the site and then built it on WordPress. They incorporated some account-based marketing software systems for our forms, using platforms like HubSpot, and ensured the site was mobile-friendly.

What is the team composition?

We work with Jay (Founder and Creative Director, Parachute Design Group), as well as a few others.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group?

I'd previously worked with Parachute Design Group at a different company and recommended them to my team. After initial conversations with Jay, we all agreed that they would be a good fit for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We've probably invested around $30,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in the summer of 2017 and the site was live by September. They continue to work with us on a retainer, and we plan to do another refresh of the site with them in the near future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Parachute Design Group improved the overall functionality of our website, making it much easier to publish content and make changes from our end. In addition to improved workflow standards, their efforts have also increased satisfaction of all of our stakeholders.

How did Parachute Design Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They're great communicators. Jay is both accessible and responsive anytime we reach out. By utilizing InVision and mapping out the website before going into development, he ensured no time was wasted during the later stages of the project. We mostly communicate through email, but also have occasional calls and message each other via Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Jay is good at communicating and managing both expectations and timelines. If something's not working, he'll explain the situation to us without sugarcoating it—he's very transparent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Just as with most vendors, there's always room for improving communication between the design and development teams.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go into the relationship with a clear vision of what you want and with as much information as possible to make the most of your time.

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

Full Service Digital Design for Food Processing Company

“We’ve gotten great feedback from everyone who’s seen our branding, packaging, and website.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group Inc. designed a logo, two websites, and brand packaging. They conducted internal research to inform their designs and are currently making final adjustments.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Co-Founder, Food Processing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Parachute Design Group Inc. takes time to identify unique needs instead of presenting general solutions. They respond quickly and keep the project moving on schedule. Unlike other firms, they actively collaborate and even challenge ideas if it means creating a better end product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and president of a food processing company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

We needed a branding partner to help with our graphics and package and web design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Parachute Design Group Inc. started by asking us questions about our vision for the company, what we thought of our products, who our target audience was, etc. They used those answers to get a feel for our company values and create our logo. They then built off the logo to design our WordPress website, e-commerce store, and packaging.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one person.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

One of their clients recommended them. We met and thought they’d be great, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in August 2015, and the work is ongoing. We’ve launched our site but haven’t begun advertising yet. We’re still developing the operations and production side of our product.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve gotten great feedback from everyone who’s seen our branding, packaging, and website. We haven’t used the site much, but it doesn’t have any bugs, and all the tests have gone ever well. If we come across any issues, Parachute Design Group Inc. fixes them quickly.

How did Parachute Design Group Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been fast and responsive—we’re the ones who delay things. They created a project timeline we were happy with and keep us moving forward. We communicate via phone and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They listen to us and try to find a customized solution. When we interviewed other companies, some just came with a pre-packaged idea and didn’t take time to figure out what we needed. Parachute Design Group Inc., on the other hand, came as a blank slate and cared about our needs. They give honest feedback and aren’t afraid to disagree if it means making a better product in the end. We’ve had a great experience with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We haven’t officially launched yet, so we can’t measure success.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've referred them to several people already.

WordPress & Logo Development & Design for Accounting Firm

"The website is the number one source of new business for our firm."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2014 - May 2018
Project summary: 

As part of a rebranding, Parachute Design Group Inc. redesigned and iterated an SEO-optimized website using WordPress. They also designed a new logo and color palette for the brand.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Julie James
Marketing Director, Stern Cohen LLP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improved site, lauded internally and externally, has markedly increased new business. Parachute Design Group Inc.'s expertise, responsiveness, and quality deliverables are hallmarks of their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the Marketing Director at Stern Cohen LLP. We’re a midsize full-service accounting firm in Toronto, Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

Our website was outdated and we wanted to do a rebranding as well, including the creation of a new logo. We wanted an SEO optimized website that would help drive inquiries to the firm.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created a fully customized WordPress website, which I'm able to edit. I worked with Parachute Design Group to ensure that the design would meet the needs of our audience. They created our new logo, with new corporate colours. The first website they did for us was about 4 years ago, so we’ve since had them do a website refresh. Primarily the site is informational. It lets our audience know about our services and team members, as well as providing resources that clients and prospects might find useful.

What is the team composition?

I've worked mainly with Jay (founder and creative director, Parachute Design Group Inc.) and a developer.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

I was doing a Google search and Parachute Design Group kept coming up number one. I realized they must be doing something right.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2014 and the original site launched in February 2015. They completed the refresh in May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website is the number one source of new business for our firm. We’ve also gotten great user feedback. I submitted the website in a contest with the Association of Accounting Marketing and it won an award, so they really did create an award-winning website for us.

How did Parachute Design Group Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

If we ever have any questions or need anything, they respond immediately. They're extremely efficient and responsive. I can't say enough about them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really appreciate that Jay is a registered graphic designer. He has awesome design sense, and he knows how to build a website that's SEO-optimized. They also have great attention to detail.

Any advice for potential customers?

It's really important that you communicate as a specialist for your industry. Make sure that you share that guidance with the designer as part of the process.

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 Development & Design for Provincial Government Agency

“Now, we often receive positive remarks about the site and even have people come in to meet us just to discuss our site.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Jul. 2016
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group used Wordpress for website redesign. They also provided performance reports, google analytics onboarding, web hosting and thematic design work. They continue to perform updates and maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Digital Communications Consultant, Provincial Government Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due—in part—to the website redesign, site traffic doubled in only half a year. External reviews have been positive. Parachute’s quick response and deliverable turn around times kept the project consistently on deadline.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work in communications for an Ontario-based provincial government agency. I handle all of the digital aspects of our business, like our forward facing website, internal communications and design work for presentations and applicable projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

Our previous website was not user friendly and pretty bland. Our challenge was to improve accessibility, under AOPA guidelines, while creating a modern and fresh look that would improve user experience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used Wordpress to redesign our website almost completely from scratch. They put together a performance report, onboarded google analytics, provided the web hosting, established our overall theme and even helped us find pictures for the site.

What is the team composition?

I worked mostly with Jay (Founder and Creative Director, Parachute Design Group). On occasion, I also worked with some of his team.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

In the government of Ontario, we are required to interview candidates and Parachute was one of our best candidates. They offered a great package and were very professional.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working in January of 2016 and launched on July 7th of that year, although we could have launched sooner if not for necessary regulations. We have an extended contract warranty where they have been doing maintenance, core updates and plugins. If any glitches or issues arise, I can throw together patch notes for Jay and send it off and he’ll take care of it within 1 to 2 business days.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our old website was horrible and confusing and constantly received complaints. Now, we often receive positive remarks about the site and even have people come in to meet us just to discuss our site. Although other circumstances have also had an effect, our web traffic has doubled since January of 2018.

How did Parachute Design Group Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

While they were developing on Wordpress, we were able to see the wireframes and the work, in progress, almost every week. It was not only nice to see their work while they were working on it; we also were able to obtain really good progress reports that we could then show to our managers. We shared biweekly meetings and, despite a rushed timeline, never worried about getting the product late as Jay was always on top of deadlines. Whenever there has been a problem, I simply send them an email and receive an invoice (if necessary) right away and the deliverables within just a day or two.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I am definitely the most impressed with my correspondence with Jay. He not only has responded almost immediately; I have been confident that as soon as I have sent an email, Jay will have quickly gotten started on getting things going within his team to have started making the necessary changes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We haven’t had any problems. At the start of this whole process, however, it would have been great to have received a tutorial of sorts about how they set things up on the backend. Often, at the beginning of working together, I found myself searching for things located on the backend. It would have been nice if, right from the start, they had gone over where to find certain elements of the site or given more of an overview.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Definitely meet with them in person; it’s difficult to get stuff expressed over the phone or through email. Jay’s really skilled at brand research; he did a lot of research into our branding before he even began on our design, and I would say that an initial conversation would make it easier for Jay to conduct that kind of research.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always get everything done on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s expensive but we’ve paid for really good service.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Although we run into a few glitches every so often, I think that’s normal.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Full Service Design for Personal Nutrition Company

"They are the most responsive, accountable, and productive vendor I've worked with thus far."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group Inc. provides a 360-degree design service including graphics for landing pages, product pages, advertisements, e-books, and digital course templates.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Toronto, Ontario
CEO, Personal Nutrition Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The graphics Parachute Design Group developed significantly increases site traffic, click-through rates, conversions, and sales. Their team adapts well to internal project management tools and makes communication seamless. Their ability to consistently craft reliable designs is impressive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a personal nutrition company. It’s a completely digital and remote company with 100 employees. We provide nutrition and lifestyle coaching, certified health and wellness professionals, and nutritional software/curriculums.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

We needed a full-service design team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They work on certain design components for our digital products. They design the landing pages, product pages, and interactive pages. Their team also designs the graphics for our advertising on multiple different platforms including LinkedIn, Google  AdWords, and Facebook.

We work together to build digital funnels. They provide the additional ad designs, landing page designs, digital course templates, and e-book designs for these funnels. Their team also designs our thank-you pages and PDFs.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact was the founder and creative director of Parachute Design.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group Inc.?

I’ve been working with them for 13 years through every company I've worked at. I originally found them through a referral.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested in the six figure range so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2015 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Due to our new courses and funnels, our traffic is increasing. Our landing pages convert significantly above industry standard numbers of customers, and site traffic is up over 100%. Sales are up year over year and our click-through rates are significantly above industry standards.

How did Parachute Design Group Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re a completely remote company and communicate digitally through Zoom or Slack. They had no problem integrating into our Slack channels.

We conduct a regularly updates with their project manager, and they make it seamless. They are the most responsive, accountable, and productive vendor I've worked with thus far.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re responsible, reliable, and deliver quality work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could add capacity so we could do more projects with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

State your project scope and project requirements upfront and clearly. Sit down with their team to make sure your expectations are clear. Take this process seriously.

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 Development for Toronto Accounting Firm

“Parachute responds to our emails immediately, which is a stark contrast to other companies we’ve used.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Parachute Design Group revamped an outdated website design and edited site scripts for SEO. The new platform is mobile-friendly design and features an online payment system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Partner, Fruitman Kates LLP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The refreshed site is generating positive attention from both new and existing clients. Parachute Design Group has an affordable solution for any problem that comes their way.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

As a partner in a mid-sized accounting firm, I manage the IT department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Parachute Design Group?

We needed to replace our outdated website and help implement an online payment system on the platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Parachute Design Group developed a standard, mobile-friendly website enhanced for user engagement. They also refined site scripts to ensure that search results were generating accurate information. We perform updates as needed. More recently, they helped set up our online payment portal.

What is the team composition?

Their creative director is our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Parachute Design Group?

They were an established web service provider before I came onboard.  

How much have you invested with them?

I wasn’t involved in the initial website renovation, but I know that we spent less than $5,000 to set up the payment portal.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with Parachute Design Group since August 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t obsess over metrics, but we know that they did an excellent job because we’re no longer receiving daily complaints about our website. The new site has even generated a few small clients. While our larger clients typically find us through their network, they always admit to the professionally-designed website being a factor in their decision to use our services. Existing customers are also using the site as an educational resource, as we provide tax updates on our blog.

How did Parachute Design Group perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m so accustomed to micromanaging our IT department, so it was nice to have Parachute Design Group take care of everything. They always deliver work within a reasonable time frame; the few delays that have occurred were at the fault of other vendors being uncooperative. Whenever I have questions or concerns, they promptly respond with a solution.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Parachute responds to our emails immediately, which is a stark contrast to other companies we've used. They also have strong budgetary abilities; the cost of their services is always in line with the quoted price. When we were developing the online payment feature, they had to jump in and correct mistakes the other company was making. Despite performing work outside of the scope, they only charged us for the amount they originally proposed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The logo looked distorted on our website, but they were able to resolve the issue quickly. Besides that minor problem, they built the site according to our preferences.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them a call, and they’ll build a website customized to fit all of your business needs.

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