Clients share about their experience of working with us and using our WordPress theme for authors.
Greta Rose West
Author"Authors! You need Austin DesignWorks in your lives. I cannot recommend them enough. I was trudging through website design, dreading every minute of trying to make the WordPress blocks site builder do what I wanted and needed it to do. I screamed out of frustration more than once – I’m sure I’m not alone in that admission. I do not have a tech background, I can’t code anything, and just the thought of having to learn it to make my website beautiful AND functional was anxiety-inducing.
"When Dawn at Austin DesignWorks rebuilt my site using her made-for-authors template, my life got much easier. Entering new books, new series, making new VIP pass-coded pages is simple! Everything is simple with Austin DesignWorks, and to say that my website is now stunning to look at would be a gross understatement.
"Communication is easy with Austin DesignWorks, collaboration is fun, and the results speak for themselves. Dawn really listened to my needs and my wants, and her creative eye is spot on—it’s like she plucked my website’s aesthetic right out of my imagination.
"If you’re an author and you’re tired of banging your head against WordPress walls, or your website isn’t doing what you need it to, you have found the right company. Take a chance. I did and I couldn't be any happier."Visit Site
Author"I’ve worked with Austin DesignWorks for many years and several website iterations and they have always been a pleasure to interact with. They are extremely knowledgeable and efficient in responding to my queries and requests. In addition to their skill and professionalism, they’ve created an author website template that looks fantastic to the public but is easy to navigate behind the scenes. I can’t imagine trusting my website to anyone else."Visit Site
Comic Artist & Creator, Filmmaker“What can I say about Dawn and her work as my webmaster and designer? I would run out of superlatives attempting to express my satisfaction with her work. Not only is she competent, detail-oriented, and diligent, but she’s also a wonderful person. It is an honor and pleasure to have her on my team.”Visit Site
Author"I love working with Dawn. She's smart and eager, and quick to figure out solutions that look great."Visit Site
Author"I'm so thankful someone pointed me in the direction of Dawn and Austin DesignWorks. Having designed a website that is straightforward and easy to use, Dawn is still patient with follow up questions and assistance. The banner image she provided for my website was even better than I could have imagined."
Author"Dawn has designed and implemented several iterations of my site, keeping it up-to-date, fresh, and effective. Austin DesignWorks has always been on time, cost-effective, and communicative and I recommend Dawn to anyone who needs web design services, particularly authors."Visit Site
Author, Speaker, Coach"I came to Austin DesignWorks with a complex site and specific goals in mind. Dawn and her team delivered with creativity and expertise, giving me exactly the site I envisioned ... and then some! Communication and support were top notch, and I feel confident my web presence is the best it can be and will stay that way – if not continually improve thanks to their great ideas. Responsive, reasonable, resourceful – Austin DesignWorks is the team to have your back while you're on the web. It was important to me that I love my site ... and with Austin DesignWorks, I definitely do."Visit Site
Author“So glad I found a digital/web partner in Austin DesignWorks! My site is beautiful and readers love it. We change covers (etc) often in romance and [they] are SO accommodating about revisions. They have also brainstormed with me on certain 'custom' features for my brand. Can't imagine working with anyone else."Visit Site
Author"Austin DesignWorks recently updated my author website and I am very pleased with the new look and ease of navigation. Dawn and her team were easy to work with, explained technical details and made the entire process manageable. She has a great eye for optimal page design and offered recommendations that improved the look and functionality of the site.
"The website and the back end are designed for authors: It is 'book-centric', easy to use, and structured for both series and standalone titles. I would highly recommend Dawn and her team."
Author"Everything about my experience with Austin DesignWorks was top-notch. From the super responsive quote to the professional readiness to answer my endless questions, as well as the gorgeous design and the incredible usability … I am a very happy client. I would recommend Dawn and her team without reservation – they are also just plain fun to work with!"Visit Site
Literary Agent"After working with Dawn to recreate my author site a few years ago, life changed as it usually does. Now that I'm a literary agent, I wanted to refocus my website away from my author branding to my new career.
"Dawn brainstormed what a rebranding would look like, what features I wanted my site to have, and how much day-to-day management I planned to take on. My job keeps me busy so I didn't want my new site to require updating beyond adding clients and their books and publishing achievements.
"The true beauty of working with Dawn again was on the backend [of the site]. Her coding and Wordpress theme are so clean, so intuitive, that I could add content with ease.
"Sure, I could have slapped a free Wordpress theme on my site and call it a day, but this was an investment in my long-term publishing career. If I ever need another rebrand, Dawn is the only person I'll call for help."Visit Site
Author"Austin DesignWorks has created two websites for me, once when I was a newbie and knew nothing, and again when I wanted a redesign. I’ve found them to be responsive to my needs and supportive when I needed some hand-holding. [They] are knowledgeable, thorough, and easy to work with. I’d recommend them to anyone who needs a website."Visit Site
Author"I love the new website [Austin DesignWorks] built me. It is beautiful and perfectly tailored for my author business. The best part? Not only is my webpage inviting to readers, but it is practical for me to use. It is easy to update and use due to the special template Dawn created with authors in mind. I easily upload new books, blog posts, and keep my home page fresh. Thanks, Dawn, for this amazing webpage!"Visit Site
AuthorThe new author theme "is definitely easier... I love the way that all the important information needed for each book is clearly laid out in fields – it helps you remember what you need to fill in. [Austin DesignWorks has] really thought out everything for the author!"Visit Site
Author"I’ve never had a professionally designed website, but with my growing market of readers, I knew it was time to act. I asked around, visited [a lot of] websites, and sent off more than 10 emails asking for further information and an estimate. Austin DesignWorks's was one of the first to come back but I checked every single estimate and portfolio.
"What really tipped the balance for me was how Dawn explained the process in detail [in a Skype call]. What would happen, how we’d work. I asked about what to do if I ran into difficulties once the website was up and running. But Dawn just wants her clients to be happy, and she wants her websites to always look good. I was in.
"The result is a beautiful website I am proud to send my readers to. And the best thing is that it is so easy to edit – fool-proof actually – and if you do run into a problem, Dawn is there to help you out.
"I cannot stress how happy I am with Austin DesignWorks. I truly urge you to stop toiling over who to choose. Just go for the best. But if you still have doubts, feel free to email me. I would be more than happy to share my experience with you."Visit Site
Author"I recently had my site redone and I was pleasantly surprised with the work done by Austin DesignWorks. I went in thinking there was nothing new for my site. I am happy to say I was wrong.
"The graphics and organization of my site gave it a professional sleek look instead of a stock template look. I was even happier with the site when I looked under the hood.
"Managing a site has never been easier. The theme is flexible and self explanatory. You can view things as you go and the real time saver for me is how it auto-populates new books in important places.
"The theme comes with instructions and pictures – thank goodness because I forget sometimes! I can't say enough good things about the author theme."Visit Site
Author"I felt like I was in good hands with Dawn every step of the way in the design of my website. I couldn't be happier with the way my website and my logo redesign turned out. She perfectly captured the tone and feel I was looking for. I'd highly recommend Austin Design Works to anyone looking for a beautiful website that is user-friendly."Visit Site
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