Testimonials from Partners in Crime!

It's amazing when you find people who care about what they do as much as you do.

Heather K. Terry

Katy, you are such a joy to work with. I've worked with a bunch of web designers in the past, and none of them really 'got it.’ The exact opposite was true when I worked with you. It's amazing when you find people who care about what they do as much as you do. You treated my site like it was your own (and still do!) and it has made all the difference. I never feel like you are just collecting a paycheck. You truly care about what you are putting out there to represent other people and their businesses.

I feel great knowing that my site is a true representation of me and that boosts my self confidence! I get so many compliments. The website has helped spread awareness about me, what I’m doing, and ultimately I sell more books!

Heather Terry
Heather K Terry

I have no excuse not to totally rock my online business.

"I have no excuse not to totally rock my online business." - Jennifer DeMaagd on working with Katy Martin of Tall Poppies Design
I expected you to build me a beautiful website, but I didn't expect you to also be a business development coach, help me with copywriting, and to design everything that would come into contact with the general public. You pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I'm so happy that you did!
You built me a website that will grow with me, and it's a great tool force me to stop "playing small." Before working with you, I was concerned about whether my business was at stage where I should be hiring someone of your caliber. I'm so happy that I just went with my gut. I feel like I did it right the first time and now I have no excuse not to totally rock my online business.
Working with you has really made me focus on how I want to portray myself to the world. I have no excuse now to not succeed! Ask me again at the end of the year and I can't wait to tell you that I have grown my business 1000%!
I'm so beyond happy with my website. You listened to what I wanted and really over-delivered! Thank you for working with me.
Jennifer DeMaagd
JenniferDeMaagd.com

I love her blend of creative genius, organization geek and marketing know how.

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Katy is a master at bringing function to your web page in a way that maintains its beauty, and in a way that creates the optimal selling experience. Katy made many valuable suggestions to me regarding how information could be best presented to increase sales. I love her blend of creative genius, organization geek and marketing know how. I could have just received a website but Katy gave me an experience that enhanced my business.

The investment was a stretch for me, but I wanted to accomplish a lot with my website, so considering the amount of things I needed, and Katy's attention to detail, the effort, the care, the follow-through and the suggestions, tips and expertise... and so much more, I feel it was well worth it.

My imagination feels free to create whatever it wants to create because my website has a lot of different features and sales systems. It is extremely functional and as a highly creative person, I’m free to try different things and now I have an avenue to do that. I really feel like the sky is the limit and my business is free to grow.

And it's so pretty. I love that too! I feel like I'm presenting an image to the world that better represents who I really am. The design, style, and beauty of my site helps me to feel confident. I finally have a face for my business that represents me in a way that I want to be represented.

Dana da Ponte
danadaponte.com

I absolutely loved how iterative you are...

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I absolutely loved how iterative you are. You not only allowed, but welcomed a back-and-forth dialog that gave space for ideas to evolve and clarify. I felt like it mattered to you just as much as it mattered to me that it be a beacon for my business. The final product is incredible and the response I have gotten tot the site has been incredible. And the metrics! With my previous site I would have the occasional person join my email list. Now not a week goes by without lots of people signing up!

A few other benefits I received:

1. Peace of mind. Knowing that my internet presence speaks so clearly for my work.
2. Confidence in the site. Knowing the coding, plug-ins, theme, etc are all integrated and pulled together through a top-notch design.
3. Ready for whatever comes next. It was a joy to work with you, both in our personal dynamic and your talent. I know that the launch wasn't the end, but the beginning of working together for years to come.

Emily McMason
Evolving Parents

I loved seeing how much energy and heart you pour into the success of every client.

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I loved seeing how much energy and heart you pour into the success of every client. I loved the systems you put into place for continuing to build the brand (such as setting up the canva account and the pinterest quotes). So brilliant! I think the automated campaigns in mailchimp were a huge added bonus for me. I have learned a ton about how to get the most out of MailChimp's features that I can use in my own and other people's businesses. I think there were about a million other benefits I received from working with you on this project. Katy, you are exceptional in every way and truly top-notch.

Our new website has the potential to grow with us as a company...

Dr. Kristen Race, Mindful Life - testimonial about working with Katy Martin at Tall Poppies Design

Our website was outdated, it wasn't mobile friendly, and we had been putting band-aids on a system that wasn't working. Since launching our new site, our online sales and readership has increased dramatically. It is easy to use, intuitive, functions exactly as we need it to and has the potential to grow with us as a company.

I am so happy with our new site and our decision to work with Katy. She has gone above and beyond to help us with everything we need; she understands our company; she knows the online industry; she was prompt to answer all of our questions and concerns - she is awesome! I especially appreciated her generous ideas for ways to grow our business, and how best deliver our content in a way that makes sense for our customers. I wish I could hire her full time!

Dr. Kristen Race
Mindful Life

We have reached all of our goals, and now we can go after other types of business and continue to grow...

Kenny Reisman, Mindful Life - testimonial about working with Katy Martin at Tall Poppies Design

You are a frickin' rock star. You are tenacious in your desire to make sure everything is viewing properly, functioning correctly. You have tremendous pride in your work, and you hold yourself to a higher standard than even the one I had.

What is especially impressive is how invested Katy has been in the health of our company. She is not just looking to create the website and then disappear. By working with Katy, we were able to develop a scaleable product that was really slick in its delivery to the consumer. We have reached all of our goals, and this creation has allowed us to think of it as a template, so we now can go after other types of business and continue to grow.

Also, we now get about 10 new sign ups each day to our mailing list. We used to get about 20 in a month.

I really appreciate Katy's ability to help problem solve on the customer service side. If any snag comes up she is tireless in her quest to problem solve, and to make sure the consumer, and us as the business, feel comfortable moving forward.

Similarly, Katy understood that we don't all learn things a certain way. Katy was always very flexible in how she delivered her instructions to us - if we needed a video, she created it; if we needed something broken down in bullet points, she delivered it that way. This was so nice, because often this process can feel like you are learning a new language. Katy broke down those barriers for me.

I just wish I would have done this 5 years ago!! Working with Katy was, and is, a fantastic experience all around!

Kenny Reisman
Mindful Life

Our readership increased 10% over 3 months...

Victoria Kendzierski, "Our readership increased 10% over 3 months" - Working with Katy Martin at Tall Poppies Design

I needed to overhaul my website. I wanted to go in a completely different direction and Katy put my mind at ease that it could be done and be done right. Our readership increased 10% over 3 months and the feedback from viewers and subscribers has off the charts! I’m so proud of the site, and the compliments have flooded in. And the site is so easy to update! Katy has been my guardian angel through this transition and I couldn't have done it without her.

Victoria Kendzierski
Sports Divas Inc.

Katy is the total package, and then some. She will make you shine online!

"Katy is the total package, and then some. She will make you shine online!" - Amanda Aiken, Girls Guide to Web Design

Katy is a rare gem. The rarest kind, in fact - like an ultra-exotic diamond that's only ever been unearthed in one particular corner of a tiny little island in a far-flung part of the world. 🙂

Not only is Katy an amazingly talented and creative designer, she is also deeply committed to empowering her clients with the strategic tidbits and personalized training that make running their websites easier, more fun, and MUCH more successful. Her patience and caring nature shine through in everything that she does, and she brings marketing and SEO knowledge to the table that your "average designer" simply doesn't have.

Katy is the total package, and then some. She will make you shine online!

Katy made the seemingly impossible journey a beautiful, creative, fun, smooth process.

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The first time I saw my new website, it took my breath away... I was stunned by how gorgeous it is, and how perfectly it represents what my practice is all about. It was just exactly what I had wanted, and then some!

Katy Martin is a uniquely talented, wildly creative and gifted artist, who has an uncanny knack of being able to translate your business and ideas into form, and make everything work beautifully.
The web of life, I get that… but the world wide web, as in www, not so much… I often feel I’m a lost and clueless traveler.  So the decision to create a website for my coaching and healing practice was a huge, scary leap into the unknown.

On the advice of a friend, and because I really liked the name, Tall Poppies, I called Katy.  Her friendliness, enthusiasm, and delightful Australian accent immediately put me at ease.  From the get go, Katy made the seemingly impossible journey a beautiful, creative, fun, smooth process.   She was supportive, encouraging, and able to really “get” exactly what I wanted to convey.

I LOVE my new website.

If you’re looking for an inspired and intuitive web designer with crazy tech savvy, you’re going to want Katy…in a field of gorgeous poppies, she’s the tallest one indeed!

And the end result (squee!!) ...mind blowingly elegant and powerful!

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I fancy myself a bit of a creative director and have very specific ideas about the "look" I wanted and was in desperate need of "message clarification".  Working with Katy was effortless and comforting and the end result (squee!!)  mind blowingly elegant and powerful.  She listened & helped me clarify my offerings.   My list has grown by leaps and bounds ever since.  Run- do not walk to Katy Martin's Tall Poppies!

Sarah Seidelmann MD
Follow Your Feel Good

She was a wonderful sounding board for SEO, email management, google maps, responsive design, and...

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Katy was such a joy to work with on the Agno website. The scope of the project changed about halfway through and Katy handled it with grace, patience and enthusiasm and we were able to launch a site I'm really proud of. She was a wonderful sounding board for SEO, email management, google maps, responsive design and so much more. It was such a relief to work with someone that was one step ahead of me and helped me create my best work. I'm truly grateful and look forward to working with her on many more projects!

Sharon McMullen
Ink + Mortar Design

Artistry, creativity, functionality, attention to detail as well as a broad knowledge and unique expertise of web design...

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Katy Martin of Tall Poppies Design created my logo, website, and other marketing materials for my new business Mandala Yoga Boutique. I couldn’t be happier with the end results! From the beginning Katy listened to my ideas and vision and from there created something more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. Combining artistry, creativity, functionality, attention to detail as well as a broad knowledge and unique expertise of web design, Katy worked with me every step of the way to make sure her designs were exactly what I wanted and then some. Additionally, through the use of her Vimeo tutorials, formal and informal meetings, emails, templates, and more, Katy has coached and mentored me in social media marketing and website editing, allowing me to begin to take over now that our main projects have been completed.  Still, I know that she is only a phone call or email away should I ever need any follow up assistance or up- to- the- minute fresh ideas.   I’m very appreciative of all that Katy has done to insure the success of Mandala Yoga Boutique!

Cindy Johnston
Mandala Yoga Boutique

She has the ability to connect message to design in a way that no other artist could

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Katy Martin has an amazing gift.  She created my website and logo with a vision that I was only able to hint at, but she had the idea and inspiration to make it more than I could have imagined.  She has the ability to connect message to design in a way that no other artist could.  And then on top of that, her unbridled enthusiasm for – and knowledge of – marketing matches or exceeds her artistic skills (gifts).  All of that AND – she is prompt and a delight to work with. She listens, gives feedback and tweaks so that her vision matches yours. It is my great fortune to have met and worked with such an outstanding talent.

My new website has provided positive results in a short period of time...

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I had the pleasure of working with Katy recently on my website redesign. Katy gave my old HTML website a much needed facelift and converted it to Wordpress. I found Katy to be very professional, knowledgeable and generous with her ideas, knowledge and resources. On numerous occasions she went beyond her initial brief and delivered more than I asked for. Following the launch of my new website, I have seen a definite increase in my business in the key areas I wanted to target. I am grateful to Katy for her hard work and for steering the project when necessary. My new website has provided positive results in a short period of time and I am already planning my next project with Katy.

She also prepares clients to take the reigns once she's built them a beautiful site

stephanie-cleary

I've worked with Katy for over a year now and am consistently impressed with her ability to educate the Girls in The Girls Guide to Web Design Facebook forum - and in turn, her clients. Not only does she provide her clients with great looking websites, she also prepares them to take the reigns once she's built them a beautiful site. Her tutorials are clearly written, super helpful, and written in English, not tech-speak! With her guidance, I've seen the Girls - and her clients - take control of their websites and confidently move around in WordPress. Katy really is the whole package!

Stephanie Cleary
Malya Rosa

Infectious optimism combined with creative, goal oriented initiative

ron-krall

Infectious optimism combined with creative, goal oriented initiative and serious web design and social media marketing skills - that's what Katy and Tall Poppies has brought Off the Beaten Path.

Her web site design was exactly what I envisioned

johnny-spillane

Katy was a pleasure to work with and her web site design was exactly what i envisioned.  I would highly recommend Katy to anyone who wants a great site at an affordable price.

Johnny Spillane, Winter Olympian
Sleeping Giant Group

Katy is part website visionary and design extraordinaire, and part mind reader.

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Katy is part website visionary and design extraordinaire, and part mind reader.  I had a vague idea of what I wanted my website to be like, but very few specific ideas… so I couldn't give Katy a lot to go on!  She was able to take all my ramblings and somehow interpret my hopes and wishes, and come up with the perfect website design!  I LOVE my site, I think it came out soooo nice, and I've gotten nothing but raves from all who've seen it so far.

Rachael Henderson
Beachside Baby

Her sales and marketing strategies never fail to produce results...

annie-turri

Katy has always been a creative marketer with an incredible eye for detail. Her follow through and attention to project management is amazing. She is dedicated to developing creative marketing campaigns and her sales and marketing strategies never fail to produce results. I would welcome the chance to work with Katy again in the future and would recommend her online marketing experience to any potential client