Zel Creative listens attentively, works efficiently and creatively, and was very patient and gracious (and fast!) in handling the notes I gave. I’m so happy with the finished product. My website looks clean and polished and my readers are commenting on how much they appreciate the design makeover. I’ll be happy to use Zel Creative for my WordPress design and development needs in the future and heartily recommend them to others.
After several years of trying to figure out how to create the blog I really wanted, I found Zel Creative. There’s a unique sophistication to Paul’s designs, and I knew right away that’s what I was looking for. Working with Paul couldn’t have been easier – questions, solutions, and communications were all handled promptly and efficiently. He delivered everything on time and as promised, and even provided some helpful instructional videos that took all the guesswork out of managing the blog. He was able to pull together my long “wish list” of design elements and made them work more beautifully than I ever imagined. I’m so proud of my new blog! Paul really knows what he’s doing and his direction made the design process a breeze. I’m thrilled to have found Paul and Zel Creative and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone looking for an excellent web design and development resource!
We were looking for a fresh, clean and easy to navigate design for our WordPress site and Zel Creative definitely delivered! Not only were they organized, timely and efficient, they did an amazing job translating our website goals and image into what we needed for a great user experience. We’re thrilled with the outcome and look forward working with the Zel Creative team in the future.
I really enjoyed the experience of working with Paul. This was our first custom site, which can be a scary experience for anyone. He exceeded all design expectations, was very thorough, detail-oriented and quick to respond to any questions or changes. He made sure we knew how to update the website on our own once completed, and we have been live now for a few months and no issues or concerns. The positive feedback from clients has definitely made this worthwhile. We would absolutely work with him again.
Our website turned out better than I could have imagined! Paul does amazing work, and most importantly is a pleasure to work with. He is prompt in responding to any and all inquiries, provides top quality work and has extreme attention to detail. He really listens to what you want in your websites, and puts those words into amazing designs. Thanks again, Paul!
Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is completely on top of everything, is quick to respond and very creative. I’m in LOVE with my new website design. I would 1000% work with him again.
We discovered Zel Creative by searching specifically for WordPress developers. We are a volunteer based non-profit and needed to redesign our website to make it easier to manage on an ongoing basis. After speaking with several prospects, Paul was the obvious choice for our project. He took the time to understand our goals and current issues. During the design and build phase, Paul was very responsive to our requests and made changes in a timely manner. He created a clean and responsive site that can be viewed on mobile devices. With his WordPress expertise, we now have a website that any volunteer can update and maintain. We are really pleased with how easy Paul made the entire process from start to finish.
I’ve worked with many web developers over the years, but they all pale in comparison to Paul at Zel Creative. He is hands down the most professional developer I’ve encountered. In addition to excellent development skills, especially in WordPress, he is a true professional. Paul is consistently quick to reply to email, gives accurate estimates, sticks to his word on timing (often completing a project early) and is a clear communicator. I enjoy working with Paul more than any developer. He builds a very sound website because he doesn’t take shortcuts or cut corners. He truly does it right the first time, which is why I keep coming back to him for web development and maintenance support.
I’ve worked with a lot of WordPress designers and developers. Some background — I’ve written books about blogging like “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress and “Blogging All-in-One for Dummies” and I’m the Blogging Guide for About.com. I also own a marketing company that works in the social media and content marketing space and I write books about those subjects. As a result, I’ve worked in a marketing role with many clients who hire designers to revamp their own WordPress sites. With that said, I’m not a designer, and HTML and CSS are not my area of expertise. When it comes time for advanced design and development, I hire an expert who focuses on those areas. I can honestly say that working with Paul was the easiest and best experience I’ve had with a WordPress site design, and I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to anyone in need of WordPress design services. He doesn’t just ‘tweak’ a premium theme. He builds a custom site from scratch, and it’s worth the investment. Bottom-line, he really is an expert, and I’m thrilled to have found Paul and Zel Creative!
I’ve just returned from a professional conference where my website redesign was lauded as being creative, professional and incredibly well-designed. I approached Paul at Zel Creative in need of a complete website overhaul and migration and had little idea of how to go about the process. He listened to my ideas, seamlessly integrated them with his design talent, knew when something was/wasn’t going to work and suggested ideas to make the site more functional and unique. He tolerated my limited skills, answered questions in a timely manner and was (and is) responsive to questions and issues when they arise.
Paul is talented, trustworthy, creative and professional… highly recommend.
Thank you for your work on our new website. It’s quite an upgrade from our old site, and we appreciate your efforts and your expertise. The change will certainly help the firm grow.
I needed my food blog to be completely redesigned and migrated from Typepad to WordPress on a relatively short timeline. Paul listened to my needs and wants, and he expertly designed a beautiful new website for me. He went above and beyond in making sure every detail of my website was exactly how I wanted it.
I love my site. It looks like I want it to look. It feels like I want it to feel. It does what I want it to do. And it’s really easy for me to use and update content. I think the combination of the Thesis framework and Paul’s design, coding and recommendations have made it look and work so nicely. And I blushed a little proudly when Thesis founder Chris Pearson gave a little call out to the site on Twitter. Thanks Paul and the team at Zel for helping me get there!
I was running a WordPress.com blog and needed to migrate to a WordPress.org platform to grow my business. I’m really happy with the new site. I have confidence that this site migration and re-design is going to help my business get to the next level. You weren’t necessarily the cheapest, but you did a great job of making something that was exactly what I was looking for. You did everything exactly as asked without any hassles in a highly professional way. I’m glad I did it this way rather than go with someone cheaper who may not have done everything properly.
Zel Creative has a great reputation and they did amazing work on our website… far better than we imagined.
Paul did a complete redesign of my website and was wonderful to work with. He’s very professional and completed all work in a timely manner. He answered all of my questions as we went through the process and was always willing to make changes based on my requests. I would absolutely work with him again.
I have nothing but good things to say about Zel Creative. Working with them has been a true pleasure, from the very beginning all the way to the end. They are incredibly organized and professional, communications are super quick and efficient, and Paul has a way of explaining things so you know exactly what he’s talking about. Nothing is ever left to chance. They even took the time to record a few instructional videos to take me through some of the tasks that I needed to carry out myself. Paul was able to pinpoint exactly what it is that I envisioned and my site turned out much nicer than I’d ever imagined. Everything was carefully planned and executed and the actual launch went so smoothly, I barely even noticed that it took place. Honestly, I would not hesitate for even one second to recommend Zel Creative and next time my website is in need of an overhaul, I will know EXACTLY where to go. The only problem is, Paul and the gang did such a fine job that it will be a long while before I feel like changing it again!
In working with Zel Creative, I found Paul to be extremely thorough and detail-oriented. It was clear from the start how much he cared about the project and made sure I was delighted with the end result. He had great follow-up throughout and I will definitely be using his services again for future projects.
What can I say? This is a moment in time I will never forget. You have produced what far exceeded any expectation I had. You not only rose to the challenge but went above and beyond the call of duty. You have provided Rewire Me with a rock solid foundation on which we can build upon. You really hit the mark on all accounts; enthusiasm, availability, creativity, professionalism, loyalty and generosity, are all aspects of what Paul and Zel Creative are all about. Thank you again for allowing me the privilege of watching my vision come to life!
Paul and his team aren’t just amazing developers, they are more like an extension of your own team. From the very first call, to design and then implementation, Paul was extremely responsive and always provided updates on what the latest status was. He made a very challenging and somewhat scary process extremely easy for us with frequent communication and clear action items. During the creative process, Paul’s expertise and experience provided valuable feedback which helped improve our vision. The implementation process went as smoothly as expected as he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. I highly recommend Paul as your partner for web design and development.
My new site is everything I wanted. Besides how good the work was, Paul was also simply a pleasure to deal with. He was very upfront and honest, and he was able to get what I wanted for a design just off of some email ideas I had. I am completely ignorant when it comes to web stuff. He had the patience to go through with me on a phone call and train me how to use the back end of my website and blog so that I don’t have to send things to an assistant to upload for me. I am so appreciative for all the work he has done for me and I could not recommend him more highly.
Our experience with Paul at Zel Creative could not have gone better. He was extremely reliable and accessable. He really produced a high quality blog for us. Within a matter of days he gave us a price and a timeframe and was finished ahead of schedule! We would use him again anytime, and will be recommending him highly to any associates that have work to do involving wordpress.
We all just love you, that’s all. 🙂
I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about doing business with someone I had never met over the internet. What a pleasant surprise. They were quick to understand what I was trying to achieve, straight-forward in their approach and super responsive whenever I needed to discuss ideas. A true professional!
I worked with Paul at Zel Creative to recreate my website in WordPress. I needed to have greater control over the site and the ability to change content on my own without requiring a programmer. Paul presented me a fixed bid to do the work and he followed through on his promise to get the work done in a timely and professional manner. He exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality of his work and the speed with which he got it done. He responded right away or within an hour or two when I sent him emails with questions as I learned to work with my new WordPress site. For these reasons I highly recommend Zel Creative.
For years I’ve struggled with updating my own website and then I found Zel Creative. They took a very dull, flat, uncreative website and turned it into a masterpiece. Paul is talented, easy to work with and gets the job done fast! Thank you!
I want to say a huge thank you to all the folks at zel creative for designing a wordpress site that exceeded all my expectations. What I was most impressed with was how dedicated they were to making sure I was happy with the results. Paul even walked me through the administration of the site and made sure that I knew exactly how to add and modify all the content. As a commercial and film director, I always have new content that I need to add to my site. Now, for the first time, I feel in total control of my site and updates are easier than I ever imagined.