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Wojo Design is a full service digital agency that is laser focused on results. We help clients identify and achieve their primary marketing goals with custom website design, creative programming, and online marketing.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2004
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 318 W Adams St #1609
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States
other locations
  • 5114 Celtic Dr.
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
University of Chicago | Iron Galaxy Studios | Boston University | Alliant Credit Union | Blue Federal Credit Union | Stericycle | Aparium Hotel Group | National Association of Community Health Workers | Mente Group | Masterpiece International | ESPN Rise | Realtime Sports | The Daily Number | Optimum Physician Alliance | McNabola Law Group | Spicer Group | Eyedictive
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Web Development for Mente Group

Mente Group provides private aviation consulting and also sells and purchases airplanes. They needed a completely overhauled website.

We created a completely unique design tailored to Mente Group’s specific company. Website was built in a mobile responsive, customer WordPress template. The client is easily able to update the website dynamically.

Prominent contact information, embedded contact forms,

click-to-call mobile phone numbers, and more have increased the number of clients who reach out to Mente Group after seeing the website.

The website received a W3 Gold Award in 2018

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Web Development for Alliant Credit Union

Alliant Credit Union, the 7th largest credit union in the United States, wanted to position itself as a tech-forward credit union with online and mobile banking features comparable with or superior to big banks like Chase and Bank of America. We completely modernized the brand, functionality, and messaging of the website in order to appeal to the younger generation of credit union members who will form the backbone of our

success in upcoming decades.

The website earned a CUNA Diamond Award in 2016.

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Web Development for Base Directory

Base Directory is a digital directory of military bases and the establishments inside of them for military personnel, their families, and guests to discover, find, and retrieve information about everything on every US military base in the nation and abroad.

Base Directory came to us wanting to take their successful mobile app, Military Traveler, onto the web. They needed a full service agency to take them from a

strategy and planning phase, including creating new revenue streams, through top notch branding & design, development, and finally, to bring new users to their app with an aggressive local SEO campaign.

The website was awarded a W3 Silver Award in 2014.

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Iron Galaxy Studios Web Design & Development

We built a completely revamped website for Iron Galaxy Studios to help them show off their excellent video game production work to fans and potential partners alike.

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Aparium Hotel Group

We designed and built new landing pages for upcoming hotels including The MC Hotel and the Detroit Foundation Hotel.

Masterpiece International is a leading transportation and logistics company, and they needed a complete web overhaul. We designed and built a website in Craft CMS.

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Stericycle

We conducted A/B tests to find the best solution. Our leading solution, shown here, had a 250% increase in quote submissions.

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ooShirts T-Shirt Designer

OOShirts is a rapidly growing startup company that makes fully customized t-shirts. They tasked us with designing a new interface for their online custom t-shirt design application. It needed to allow their customers to design an endless variety of great looking shirts from scratch with consistent and easy to use experience on a wide range of devices.

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North Star Lighting

North Star Lighting is a Chicago-based commercial light manufacturer founded in 1972. They have created a number of extremely impressive lighting projects including Shedd Aquarium, the United Center, and the Dolphins football stadium.

They approached us wanting an overhaul of their current digital marketing efforts. Which meant a branding refresh, easier to use website for their target markets, and a great digital sales

tool to entice new customers.
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Merrill Technologies Group

Merrill TG is an impressive company with an even more impressive array of capabilities, but their current site had them looking like a small inconsequential operation. They came to use needing to boost their credibility to help attract the large clientele they are best fit to serve. They needed a suite of websites that worked together to showcase their family of companies, each with an extensive set of services and industries

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Website & Platform Design & Maintenance

"I was impressed by Wojo's knowledge of how to create a visually attractive and dynamic website."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After designing a new website, Wojo Design has continued to make updates as needed. They also advise on Google Ads, support analytics management, and host an additional business platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Marketing Manager, Aviation Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Not only has the new website markedly increase online engagement, but it's also won a design award. Wojo Design is known for their attractive visuals and their ability to bring ideas to life. They take the lead to keep projects on schedule.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are an aviation consulting firm providing transaction, strategic consulting and asset advisory services to corporations and high net worth individuals in the business / private aviation segment. As marketing manager, I handle all marketing for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

We hired Wojo for website design which the website won a W3 Gold award. They continue to host and manage our website for updates and maintenance including an additional platform server.

What were your goals for this project?

To create a website that was more dynamic and engaging to our audience.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were referred to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed a new website for us as well as maintain and make updates as needed. Also managed and advised us on google advertising and google analytics. They also host an additional business platform server for us.

What was the team composition?

We had a direct contact, Kyle. He did an amazing job staying in touch with us and leading the project. He has a team behind him. For us, there was a group of at least 3-4 included in the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It took our website visits and engagement to the next level, giving us more visibility along with providing us a more modern vehicle to serve our customers and potential customers better.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was very effective, as mentioned with Kyle leading the project and providing a timeline for the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by Wojo's knowledge of how to create a visually attractive and dynamic website along with taking what we wanted and bringing it to life. I've worked with other companies that promised they knew what to do, but the final product didn't show that. Wojo's attention to detail makes all the difference.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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

Website Maintenance for Precious Metal Finisher

“They’re delivering a quality product within an affordable budget.”

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

Wojo Design provided development services to a precious metal finisher’s website and customer portal to make data accessible and adjustable to members of the company’s staff. They host and upgrade the site.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Matt Totsch
Controller, Precision Plating
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since launching the deliverables, users have found the site to the mobile-friendly and navigable. To make the development process run smoothly, the team developed a clear and actionable roadmap. Customers can expect a hardworking, talented group that produces impressive results.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our organization is a precious metal finisher, specializing in real-to-real metal finishing. I oversee the accounting and finance functions of the business as well as purchasing HR, IT, and web development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Wojo Design?

Our website was outdated, so we wanted to clean it up and make it more accessible to the public. We also wanted to make some coding changes that would allow us more access and familiarity with our site structure moving forward. They also worked on our customer portal. We wanted to make data more available to our customers, so customer service could be more of a seamless process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They guided us through the whole process, working off examples of past developments that our team resonated with. We discussed what we liked and didn’t like about our systems as well as where we’d like to see it in the future. After pinning down some features and functionalities we like, they integrated some of the newer concepts into our existing platforms. 

For the customer portal, we guided their team through the process. Our IT team had a pretty good idea of what they wanted, so they communicated that to Kyle (Co-Founder, Wojo Design). This was more complex than a standard website builds, but they definitely had the background to make the development work. Now that both projects are complete, they still host our site and provide small updates.

What is the team composition?

We only worked directly with Kyle, but I’m sure there were others that were working behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with Wojo Design?

Our e-marketing company recommended to us about five years ago. He seemed to have the experience we were looking for and liked what he had to offer.  

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $30,000  in total. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around September 2015, and our teams are still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users find the deliverables to be clean and user-friendly. They’ve made the site so much more mobile-friendly. We’ve also been hearing that our customer service portal provides a seamless experience. It was pretty clunky before, but now its really nice. 

How did Wojo Design perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via email. At the start of a project, he creates an outline of the development stages as well as a timeline that dictates delivery dates. We fell a little off schedule, but that was more of our fault than theirs. He did a very good job of managing the overall project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re delivering a quality product within an affordable budget. We were really happy with the end result, and it didn’t break the bank. Overall, we received very good value.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, their responses to emails can be a bit slow. Every now and then, we have to give them a reminder. However, that hasn’t been much of an issue lately. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be upfront with your goals and budget. Kyle will find a way to make things work within your parameters.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them.

Web Dev & Branding for Nonprofit

"They were able to tailor the multiple digital tools to our organization’s needs and stage of growth."

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

Wojo Design worked on branding—including templates, colors, and fonts for a nonprofit site. Then, they developed the platform, created content, and supported Mailchimp campaigns and Stripe API functions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Saginaw, Michigan
Ken MacGillivray
Executive Director, Partnership of Pastors International
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site helped the organization reach their fundraising goals, and outside professionals have commented on the site’s professional design. Wojo Design collaborated well to establish project foals and milestones. They were responsive even on the weekends and in the evening.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We launched a nonprofit organization in September 2019 that is focused on empowering, training and resourcing church leaders in Haiti and other developing countries. I am the Executive Director and one of the founders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

Wojo Design listened to our vision and helped us conceptualize digital strategies for financial partner development. They then worked with us to create a Wordpress website and Mailchimp contact function. We have appreciated their creativity, attention to detail, and responsiveness to our questions and support needs.

What were your goals for this project?

An engaging and professional online presence that we could easily update and use for partner and potential partner contact. Mission accomplished.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had used Wojo Design for online projects in the past and trusted their work.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Wojo Design guided us in created written and photo content for the website, then walked us through website template design (key colors, fonts and overall look). They interacted with us on specific pages of the site as their site creation process began. Specifically they asked for our input on overall look, made suggestions on functionality and organization of content, and optimized our use of the site by walking us through pages and functions throughout the design process. As we launched the site, Wojo Design helped us with real-time functions such as blog creation, connection with Mailchimp campaigns, and Stripe API functions.

What was the team composition?

Kyle Deming was our main point of contact with at least two other web designers working with him behind the scenes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As an end-user, I love our website and Mailchimp setup. It’s highly communicative - our contacts praise our site weekly - and highly functional. It’s perfect for our organization. The son of one of our Board members works in IT for a medium-sized company in our area and told his dad that our website is one of the best sites he has seen in a long-time. Our organization exceeded its fundraising goals by 50% in our first four months of operation. We give much of the credit to our engaging and functional online presence!

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Kyle and I worked out project management. We set agreed-upon targets for completion and talked along the way. I found Kyle very responsive even on weekends and evenings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of their work. They were able to tailor the multiple digital tools to our organization’s needs and stage of growth.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Kyle reminded me several times of our time zone difference when I called him for phone meetings an hour early! I believe in this company and would highly recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Kyle was highly responsive and hard working.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality online tools tailored to our organization’s needs and stage of development.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Sports Company

"The most impressive aspect of working with their team was their ability to deliver under extremely tight deadlines."

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

Wojo Design translated a product's value proposition into a marketing website with the aim of driving conversions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Tom McAuley
Founder, Realtime Brackets
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor delivered superb results, and internal stakeholders are exceptionally pleased. It was easy to collaborate with Wojo Design. They were a flexible, adaptable team that went above and beyond to achieve client satisfaction.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder/CEO

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

Web design & development of marketing splash page for our company's product

What were your goals for this project?

Optimize communication/presentation of our product's value proposition in order to maximize user conversion

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They came highly recommended from a member of our marketing team that had worked with them on other projects

Describe the project in detail.

Wojo was tasked with understanding our product's value proposition -- something while seemingly simple comes with several known communication challenges -- and delivering a marketing site that delivered the message to end users in such a way as to drive maximum conversion.

What was the team composition?

Wojo provided UX & visual web designers as well as web developers to build out the page. They integrated seamlessly into our in-house team of marketing reps, engineers, and business folks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

First of all, Wojo delivered a final product that we were thrilled with. The most impressive aspect of working with their team was their ability to deliver under extremely tight deadlines. There were no lengths they wouldn't go to to make sure the work was delivered on time and with the highest quality.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent. Wojo integrated seamlessly as an extended member of our in-house team

What did you find most impressive about this company?

There willingness to go above and beyond (i.e. work extremely late hours) to ensure the project was delivered successfully under tight deadlines and in high stress work environments.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that specifically come to mind

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 Healthcare Education Company

"Their knowledge, quick response, flexibility, and straight forward communications impressed us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Wojo Design developed multiple websites for a healthcare education company. The team built the platforms on WordPress and created a customized, admin-friendly CMS.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Cheryl Cassaly
Director of Marketing & Sales, Rehab Essentials
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website has received positive feedback on its navigability, while the CMS is easier to use and reduces time spent on content changes. Wojo Design actively participates in feedback cycles and adapts where necessary. The team goes above and beyond to achieve quality results for clients.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Rehab Essentials was started in 2005 to enable actively-practicing Physical Therapists to advance to the doctoral level. Steven Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA, realized the need for a cost-effective transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program that allowed physical therapists to maintain their work-life balance, continue to practice and advance their professional qualifications by taking online courses to achieve their DPT.

Rehab Essentials brought content experts together to create an all-star faculty and outstanding, budget friendly curriculum. Rehab Essentials vision has grown, and improving global health education is at the heart of what Rehab Essentials stands for. Rehab Essentials is the optimal solution for professional health education. Our courses and modules integrate foundational content into an e-learning platform that delivers consistent and highly ranked professional development curriculum.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

Our web presence was outdated both in structure and presentation of content, which is a huge issue for an online education organization. In addition, our CMS platform was complicated and hard to update, leaving little chance for design improvement. Our growth into international markets and additional product verticals outpaced the technological ability to represent our brand, mission, audiences and the latest technology.

What were your goals for this project?

Our primary goals were to develop a multi-site website/CMS platform that would reflect the brand, mission and values in structure, functionality and look across all our education product verticals. The site needed to be easily managed and updated with limited developer support.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Wojo Designs was selected through a multi-phase RFP process that started with 11 potential vendors. During the process, the capabilities and team at Wojo Designs constantly rose to the top. As the Director of Marketing and Sales, I joined the team during the early phases of the project. The Wojo Design team was responsive to my questions and suggestions while I learned the industry and focused our branding efforts. It was a seamless transition from my perspective.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Wojo Designs initiated the project with a goal-based design strategy after meeting with the team to identify our distinct target markets and key goals for our device responsive websites. These goals drove the design and functionality considerations from wireframes and initial creative design all the way through final delivery.

With our multi-site complexity and the need to constantly being updating our sites, Wojo Designs provided technology and software recommendations to help position Rehab Essentials as a thought leader in our various verticals. These recommendations extended into a customized, admin-friendly CMS Infrastructure across three sites.

What was the team composition?

Wojo Designs streamlined the project communication through our primary contact Kyle Deming. In addition, developers supported us through out the process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the core goals was the simplification of our lines and ability to understand and move around our site. The communications driven directly from the websites via chat, email, etc illustrate our website is effectively relaying our brand, products and vision. In addition, the technologies employed have made it easier and quicker to get a response from our small team.

In addition, I recently executed a content change that with our old CMS/ structure took approximately 5 hours in only 1.5 hours. Plus I was comfortable knowing the changes were made correctly throughout the site.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management and associated execution as great! Kyle maintained project steps and timelines and helped keep us moving forward. In addition, not only did we turn staff over, but we also had core product changes and associated requests during the development process.

This could have derailed the project, however, Kyle listened and implemented changes to minimize the impact on the overall project timeline and budget. Even now in maintenance mode, issues arise, and Kyle is available via various channels so you can reach out any time to get a response and solution.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their knowledge, quick response, flexibility, and straight forward communications impressed us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is very little to improve on. We shift gears and directions during the development. Kyle was always mindful, responsive and realistic with timelines.

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

Brand Website Design & Dev for Credit Union

"I haven't seen this much talent in one company before."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Through an iterative design process, Wojo Design created a website from the ground up to effectively align with a financial services provider's brand. They also added new functionalities in their work.  

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Laramie, Wyoming
Mindy Peep
Head of Marketing & Digital Content Strategy, Blue FCU
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The deliverables boosted the partner's credibility and stakeholder confidence in the brand. Internally, the team was impressed with the design's quality, praising its sophisticated, crisp, and contemporary look and feel. They managed the project effectively, despite their remote partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Blue FCU is a $1 billion regional financial leader with over 85,000 members. Blue was among the first financial institutions who coined the phrase "Doing Good" and gives back over $200,000 a year through their Foundation to support local arts, military and other causes. They work to fulfill their mission by helping people succeed financially and in life, and by strengthening the communities where we work and live.

Blue formed in 2016, when Warren Federal Credit Union (based in Wyoming and chartered in 1951) and Community Financial Credit Union (based in Colorado and chartered in 1956) decided to join forces and create a stronger-together financial institution serving more of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

I worked for Blue for just shy of six years serving as their Marketing Manager and head of digital marketing strategy. Through this process, I had overseen several data conversion communication plans, a rebrand, dozens of campaigns and of course the website rebuild with WoJo. Much of my position required in-depth knowledge of website technology and content development.

 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

In July 2019, we hired WoJo for the development of a ground-up website redesign. In addition to the original scope to design the website, we also contracted complex content work that included API functionality that could draw beyond content on our new site so there was always fresh content on the homepage.

What were your goals for this project?

There were several tactical objectives of the site that were mainly centered around functionality not currently available on Blue's website.

This included:

  • Develop interactive and responsive calculators
  • Ensure each user website visit was a unique content experience
  • Graduate Blue brand to the next level through web development
  • Create digital marketing conversion workflows on campaign landing pages

Measurable goals included:

  • Decrease current member bounce rate (avoid just online banking login sessions)
  • Increase online product sales by XX% (goal withheld for company privacy)
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

WoJo was awarded the contract by a landslide after a rigorous search and RFP process in which we narrowed down between over 10 other vendors. The firms in which we reviewed were among some of the largest players in the financial industry, including Jack Henry. Our point system ranged on a scale from 0-3 in over 50 review categories including accessibility, functionality, creativity, cost and experience.

WoJo's tremendous ability to create custom and very responsive functionality was a highlight among our team. Additionally, their use of a modern and world-class CMS for automation in accessibility was a key focus as the banking industry is becoming heavily scrutinized under the ADA compliance regulations. Lastly, another standout decisioning piece for WoJo was their experience in the banking industry, specifically credit unions.

Their previous work with Alliant FCU and their build of custom online calculators knocked our expectations out of the park and their proposal soared far beyond any other vendor's submission. It was very complete, answered questions we didn't know we had and created a confidence in the overall scope of this massive project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

  • CARD SORTING & USER RESEARCH :
    • WoJo's work with Blue began with an in-depth card sorting process to help us identify the categorization of our products and services. This process required the recruitment of several research participants which our lead account strategist Kyle spearheaded.
  • WIREFRAME:
    • At this point, we had a very strong guide to our site and content map which then created the wireframing stage. They created over a dozen unique templates that would eventually be wrapped into full page and content design. This was a critical stage and it was the first time I had experienced such an organized proofing process with web development. WoJo used Figma to help ensure we had on-demand access to our template wireframe designs and could comment with resolutions processes with our changes.
  • CONTENT DEVELOPMENT:
    • A unique and useful tool WoJo provided us with were content discovery sessions and guides. We took every single one of our products through this exercise so that WoJo could create an incredibly strong foundation of content. Without this, I don't think the website would be on its way to one of the most robust content-rich sites I've seen in my career.
  • DESIGN & CONTENT:
    • Next was design and content development, which my favorite part of the project because we got to see the full scope of the project come to life. Using Figma, we had access to review every single page in its "true" layout without being in a test environment so we could still make changes ourselves. Having that autonomous ability to make quick content edits before we hit the programming stage was instrumental in the success of keeping the project on budget. Most web design firms I have worked with provided a massive document of copy in which I would have to sift through and never get full context of how it would look in web page format. But, not WoJo. They broke the mold of how I've seen website built and I'm thankful for that knowledge as it's been critical in my own project management practices.
  • CUSTOM FUNCTIONALITY:
    • I'd also like to mention the amount of work WoJo did to accommodate our functionality wish-list, including:
      • Custom news feed that created a ground-up Instagram API integration
      • Responsive and conversion-driven product calculators
      • Geographically-based content including photos
      • Refreshed content to ensure every user session was informationally unique
      • Custom disclosure and product disclaimer fine print integration.
        • NOTE: In the financial world, the ability to easily display disclosures in a non-invasive way so that they can be updated across all pages with one edits is CRITICAL. It's not only an important part of the user experience, but it's also federally regulated.

What was the team composition?

Kyle was our main contact and we conducted weekly meeting throughout my involvement with the project. He was always available when I needed him and kept our project on track, and helped us understand limitations of our requests. This isn't something we always like to hear, but it's important to the process to ensure we are delivering an exceptional site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I accepted another position at a different company so I am not privy to information on Blue's goals and impacts. However, the content buy-in and ability to share world-class design with several of Blue's stakeholders was instilled a large level of confidence at the leadership level. I think WoJo's involvement with our card sorting and content/design development had a lot to do with that.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used SmartSheets to create identifiable deadlines and a workflow to keep us on track. This worked well for us as we never actually met WoJo in person, which in my opinion, this type of work doesn't necessarily require you 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Having worked with developers for over a decade, I haven't seen this much talent in one company before. Kyle's ability to hire for some of the most exceptional designers, content producers, developers and many others is a site to behold. This helped us achieve one-of-a-kind functions that will launch with the site.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score You'll be hard-pressed to find a developer that will give you this level of dedication, attention and creativity.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very easy to work with WoJo and find time to meet.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    What Blue was asking for was far more than what most company's do. The value was great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Top-notch design. Clean, crisp and modern.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100%!

WordPress Web Dev for Digital Communications Business

"Wojo Design understands the value of building relationships beyond one transaction."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Wojo Design created an informational WordPress website with a responsive design. Services included training stakeholders on how to manage the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Jon Davis
Marketing Manager, Cushing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website appeared on the first page of Google search results in response to relevant keywords. Team members were always accessible, and they seamlessly adapted to schedule changes or new requests. The expert group was invested in understanding stakeholder goals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m in the marketing department for a digital printing company called Cushing. We assist companies in Chicago and around the country with wide format graphics such as window signage, trade show displays, environmental branding, and short-run services such as sales brochures, custom books, and posters.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

We needed a website for a Cushing sibling, who was running for office. It had to be a fairly quick turnaround and easy to update.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an informational website that could be managed by more than one person. It had to offer photo galleries for events and general images. It also had to be simple to update as it would be managed by a team, and some folks would be completing updates late in the evening. Non-technical people had to be able to use it with little direction.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I've known the team at Wojo Design for almost seven years. They are knowledgeable, open-minded, savvy, and they understand all facets of digital marketing. Kyle (Co-Owner, Wojo Design) supported Cushing during an open house in 2013 and presented on digital marketing techniques. 

Wojo doesn't just create a website and move on. Their objective is to understand customer goals, consult, and create a great experience. They want to keep client relationships for the long-term, and that is reflected in the work they provide.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Wojo created an easy-to-use WordPress website that’s hosted with their team. They went above and beyond to train our team on the facets of the custom dashboard and the best practices for adding content such as images. They also made themselves available for training post-launch. 

What was the team composition?

Kyle was our direct contact every step of the way. If there was an issue he could not address, he would let us know another team member was in the process of troubleshooting. He collected content from the team, created user names and passwords, and uploaded all initial content to meet the website deadline.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within a couple of weeks of the site launch, the site was appearing on the first page of Google search results for many important brand terms. This project was for a political office campaign, and it was extremely important that anyone who wanted to learn more about the campaign could access the site within 1–2 Google searches. 

They developed the app using a responsive design, so it displayed on desktops and many other devices without any issues. This was very important for our email distribution efforts, and it enabled the site to reach mobile end users.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Kyle was available for phone call updates and responsive to emails. If we needed to push a call time, he was always gracious and available. 

They didn’t miss any appointments, and his team did their best to fulfill any urgent requests, even if this meant working on a weekend.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Wojo Design understands the value of building relationships beyond one transaction. For them, it’s not just about closing a deal and moving on. Our working relationship benefits both parties. I’ve had the chance to work with Kyle on marketing opportunities such as interviewing Wojo Design for our company blog. Kyle also presented at a Cushing open house, which generated interest and drew attendees into the location.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s not much I can think of at the moment. We had a very specific project that needed attention, and his team came through. They do great work and care very much about the client experience. They would be incredible to work with and learn from on projects that go beyond the scale of our small project. I’m looking forward to the next one!

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were never issues getting a hold of Kyle or the team. They work late!
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I believe it was fair and competitive for the type of work we needed completed.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Wojo Design is friendly and savvy. They put their customers first.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If you have a project or need consultation, consider at least having a conversation with their team.

Design, Development, & Digital Marketing for Firm

"They combine user insight, passion, and great design skills to produce outstanding results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Wojo Design provides web development, digital strategy, and design services for three third parties. Deliverables include WordPress websites, email marketing, logos, branding, newsletters, and an application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
David McPherson
President, McPherson Brand Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has generated impressive sales and web traffic figures. Their work has led to new investment and industry recognition. Wojo Design’s project management skills and commitment stand out. They are communicative, dedicated, and efficient. Customers can expect consistent results.

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 McPherson Brand Services, a brand consulting company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Wojo Design?

We hired Wojo design to provide web development and digital marketing services to three of our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project has focused on WordPress development. For the first client, Wojo Design has built a website and then provided SEO and email marketing. The team has done website design, PPC, SEO, email marketing, and newsletter design for the second client.

I serve as the chief marketing officer for the third client, a sports application. For this company, Wojo has completed app development and design. For the latter, they created wireframes and completed the UX. Digital strategy services include consulting as well as branding, logo design, email marketing, and newsletter design.

The team provides ongoing maintenance for all three clients. At the moment, we’re considering building an online store to increase business.

What is the team composition?

The five-person team includes Steve (Co-Founder, Wojo Design) and Kyle (Co-Owner, Wojo Design) as the two client-facing resources.

How did you come to work with Wojo Design?

I had worked with Steve at another firm before he founded Wojo Design. I was familiar with his capabilities and wanted to see what we could accomplish working together.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent approximately $290,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2016 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Website traffic analytics are all outstanding, and sales are on track to be very successful. One client received an industry award for their website. The fully-functional sports app recently earned additional investment from key investors.

How did Wojo Design perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is effective and fluent in the digital tools needed for modern development. We communicate via phone, Slack, Basecamp, and face-to-face conversations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They combine user insight, passion, and great design skills to produce outstanding results. Their concepts and deliverables are almost always 100% there on the first pass. The team’s efficiency and consistency make them a fantastic partner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no criticism of their performance. It the nature of this business to have occasional issues with the code or a web page. In those cases, I reach out to Kyle and he follows up immediately.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clients don’t have to have everything figured out. Provide Wojo Design with a well-considered brief and give their team time to review the marketing objectives. They will come back with digital strategy feedback. They do their homework to provide a high level of service.

5.0
Overall Score The provide state of the art technology and a high level of service.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They use digital tools to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks. Our ability to manage expectations and deliver on time is outstanding.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve delivered within or below my clients’ budgets. The team is flexible and knows that our relationship is an ongoing one.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Consistent high-quality designs and professionalism make the team a pleasure to work with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no concerns about recommending them to my peers. I know they would receive the same level of service and quality as our team.

Website Dev for Marketing Content Publisher

“What we do isn't that common, and we needed a firm that got it—and they did.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Wojo Design built a content publishing platform that enabled users to create and launch ad-optimized sites.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Levi Bergovoy
Principal, Product & Product
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Wojo Design delivered a highly customizable and attractive platform. Their cost-effective approach, efficient project management, and nuanced understanding of a niche industry set them apart from other vendors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We build websites that arbitrage traffic for advertising and affiliate revenue.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

We hired Wojo Design to build a few sites for us that were optimized for our business model.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to build a quality content publishing platform on a limited budget. Our plan called for launching multiple sites over a short period, and we needed to make sure the platform would be optimized for advertising according to the needs of our business model.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My wife worked with this firm before and was happy with the results.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They built a content publishing platform that was easily reusable and highly scalable. They provided everything, including UI/UX design and development.

What was the team composition?

Our project leader was the principal of Wojo Design, Kyle (Co-owner, Wojo Design), who had some particularly good ideas about how to proceed. We also worked with a designer and developer as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Wojo Design provided excellent service. We got a strong platform that was easy to use and looked great. They also stayed within our more modest budget, which allowed us to put more money into other critical areas of the business. Our ability to quickly launch sites after this engagement proved the value of our choice.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Kyle was our primary contact, which was reassuring. He helped us make innovative strategic choices about the UI/UX. We always felt the project was on track with him managing things.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed with their understanding of what we wanted to do businesswise. It was the key to our success. What we do isn't that common, and we needed a firm that got it—and they did.

Are there any areas for improvement?

For the most part, I think they're great. I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked with our budget and kept the project on track.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did great work. I was really happy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred people to them.

Web Redesign & Rebranding for Personal Injury Law Firm

“They shepherded us through an intimidating process with patience and proficiency.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Wojo completely overhauled a website, improving usability and integrating CMS functionality. They also assisted with rebranding and digital content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Julie M. Bordo
Principal, Julie M. Bordo, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The launched website has received favorable feedback and helped drive business growth. Wojo's expertise, composure, and attentiveness contributed to a successful partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was a consultant for the website redesign of a personal injury law firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wojo Design?

We hired Wojo to do a complete redesign of the website as well as rebranding.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to give the website a fresh, dynamic look, an easily navigable UX, and compelling content. We also wanted to have the capability to manage the CMS internally.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Kyle (Co-Owner, Wojo Design) and I worked together for an advocacy group fighting extreme global poverty. Wojo’s proposal stood out because it was incredibly detailed, well-researched, and highly professional. It revealed weaknesses in our current site, compared it to competitors, and crafted a clear path to achieve our objectives. Kyle was also transparent about cost, pointing out where we could conserve our resources by deferring a particular task to a later date.

Describe the project in detail.

Kyle met with us and painstakingly worked through our objectives and vision. Afterward, he prepared wireframes and offered excellent alternative options for branding. Their team seamlessly gave life to our clumsily articulated vision and patiently worked with us through the process. Wojo also offered services to improve traffic on a regular basis, which I recommended to the law firm. However, I don't know if they purchased these services from Wojo.

What was the team composition?

We communicated mostly with Kyle. I believe there was at least one designer and one coder involved, if not more. On our side, I was involved along with the principal in the law firm and a couple of other staff members who gave input.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Wojo met all objectives and delivered a beautiful and unique website that reflects the personality of the firm and functions effortlessly. The website has received positive feedback from visitors. Our investment in the website was well worth it and continues to pay dividends. I exited the project at this point, so I'm unaware of the site’s analytics.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Wojo exceeded all expectations, managing the project professionally and communicating effectively. However, we did not use online tools to manage workflow because the law firm’s team was not familiar with them.

Having a single point person worked very well for the project, as Kyle was responsive and clearly had passion for his work. His dedication to excellence and integrity was evident. Admittedly, we were not the easiest client, but Kyle exhibited the utmost patience and professionalism. He never made us feel like we were imposing on his time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Wojo was a trusted partner, with the highest professional standards and ethics. They shepherded us through an intimidating process with patience and proficiency.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

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
    I have already referred them multiple times.