Testimonials

A few testimonials here for ease of viewing, otherwise you can find them in my portfolio under the web design category. 

Suburban Girl Gifts & Stuff
Testimonial

6/16/2014

I would recommend Cathy as your web designer for your Website! I have worked with Cathy for almost 4 years now and she is always available to assist me in any questions or concerns I may have. I feel that Cathy treats you as a friend and is dedicated to your success and is not one of those companies who will take your money to do the Job and then leave you. She has truly been a blessing to our company! We absolutely love our new E-commerce website that she has built for us! 

Melissa Pontiff
Suburban Girl Gifts and Stuff
www.suburbangirlgifts.com
Cypress, Texas

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My Retro Baby
Testimonial

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6:57 pm

TO XXXXXXX: 
 
Hi Xxxxxxx,
 
I just want to send a quick note to say that without the services of Cathy Gonsalves from the get go, I don't think my site would have had such a successful 10 years. She makes everything seamless and really works hard to come up with an impressionable, highly functioning website. We definitely all need to stand out in this business somehow. I have lost count of all the compliments I received over the years on the site personality and design, as well as ease of use. A huge factor is that she has always been available when I had questions. That is invaluable in itself. 
 
If you are contemplating hiring a designer for a unique end product, I would totally recommend Cathy. She had done a second site for me www.babynamecharms.com as well if you want to check it out. 
 
Thank you,
Deanna Campbell
My Retro Baby 
www.myretrobaby.com 
 
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Baby Name Charms
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I have been working with Cathy on site design and development for almost 10 years! The first site she created, myretrobaby.com, has been a huge success ever since. With an ever expanding international customer base, I hired Cathy to design a second website, and she truly did an outstanding job! A whimsical modern design is what I had in mind for babynamecharms.com and I just love the outcome. Cathy will combine her talents, perfecting the design, graphics and colors with all the technical (back) functions that an e-commerce site needs. She is extremely knowledgeable with making all the parts fit together to make a smooth functioning website. She always goes that extra step to make something great even better. Cathy has been a tremendous asset to my e-commerce businesses and I highly recommend her services. 

Deanna Campbell
www.babynamecharms.com

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Pure Bliss
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I highly recommend Cgonsa design. I have been wanting to make changes to our website for quite some time and Cgonsa helped make it happen. Cathy was wonderful to work with.  She explained everything to me and was very patient with me through the process. I knew I wanted a site with “ a pretty face”, which Cathy delivered to us in spades… Cathy also taught me the importance of all of the hidden gems embedded throughout the site to rank us higher with search engines. I am now proud of my website.  We are so happy with our website that we are having Cgonsa design create the website for our newest business!!

Jeanine Hines
Pure Bliss

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Ditails Boutique
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Cgonsa is the best web design you are going to find out there.  I researched companies extensively before I decided to go with Cathy's web design.  First, she did a great job of interpreting the essence of what I wanted the site to capture.  It is Awesome!  I could not have envisioned it being as beautiful as it turned out.  She was  easy to work with and made the functionality of the website easy to understand.  After the site was open for business, she was there to ensure proper functionality every step of the way.  Her follow up is impeccable. If you are looking to start a business on the web, look no further, Cathy's work is the best! 

Dita Ledbetter
Ditails Boutique

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The Rainbow Road
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Dear Cathy,

I really don't know where to start. First I would like to say the finished product has surpassed any expectation I had or could imagine, and I have a big imagination. You are a true artist and seem to have found your passion. My website is beautiful. The process was fast and painless, due to your complete organization and professionalism. Your responses to any question, suggestion or comment was immediate. I am most impressed by your work ethic and kindness toward your clients.You are one of a kind. I have not met many people that stand behind the client after the monies are paid. I feel so lucky to have found you. You have taught me so much and I am still learning and loving it. I hope to continue our relationship as long as my business grows. Thank you so much for helping me realize a dream.

Cherish
www.therainbowroad.com

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Denim and Diamonds for Divas

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Cathy,

I would like to say thank you for all your help and you have done a wonderful job. In the beginning you told me all the work would be worth it and you were so right. I would like to add that you have been very professional and have bent over backward to work with me . You have always delivered exactly when promised. The end product has far exceeded my expectations.  

Thank you very much.

Karen Smith
Denim and Diamonds for Divas

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Boy Crazy Boutique

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Cathy thank you so much for letting your creative genius come out and work on my project! Before I contacted you I had researched lots of web designers. None of them could provide what I wanted.  As you know, I even began the process with other web designers previously. I was extremely frustrated! Basically, others suggested a canned layout where I would plug my items and pictures in. What I  wanted was a totally custom, artistically driven, very functional website.  Then I came across your website and was in love!  : ) Thanks for pulling thoughts out of my head and matching them with your imaginative and original concepts. We both know that wasn’t easy! I knew what I wanted, but I had such a hard time explaining it. We had some frustrating times and I had no idea how much work and time goes into building something like this. But just look at how beautiful it looks now! I appreciate you not giving up on me!!  The training I received was awesome! And have already put it to good use! I have learned a lot along this path and still have tons to do to continue adding, uploading and promoting my site. I plan on working toward that more near the end of summer.

Thank you again for my beautiful website! You are very talented and definitely found your knack! 

Awesome job! I couldn’t be happier!! Thank you!
Rhonda Kirby
Boy Crazy Boutique

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Vermont SlateWright
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Cathy was very patient with me. I didn't come very well organized with my photographs, ideas, or content. With a recent fire destroying most of my photographs, she got creative and used Google Earth and Bing Maps to print screen many of my projects.  Since I did not have addresses off the top of my head when I arrived at her office, she patiently zoomed down streets and across aerial views going on my driving memory until we located the estate or building I put a roof on. Cathy also did an excellent job researching my business to help me write text copy for my pages. My last website was not optimized for search engines and Cathy has made sure my text copy,  page titles, and meta descriptions are optimized  for my target keywords, as well as integrate sitemaps and webmaster tools to monitor my progress. I am slowly climbing the ranks going from not being found at all in Google indexing to ranking again on page 1, and even number 1 rank for all of my target keywords, slate roofer, nulok slate roofer, solar slate roofer, photovoltaic slate roofer, and lightweight slate roofer.  I can't thank her enough and highly recommend her!

- Rick Wright, Owner
Vermont SlateWright

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The Pajama Party by the Master Suite Company
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The site was an instant success.   Have only had the site up and running for a few months and it is just what I needed.  Only one customer concern given and resolved it.  The web page is exactly the colors and look we were hoping to create, our character is precisely what I was looking for – Cathy nailed it.  Great potential for my pajama internet sales.

Dick Lee – Owner The Pajama Party by the Master Suite Company
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Tumbleweed Couture
Testimonial
 

It has been a privilege working with Cgonsa Web Design. We have been very particular with the vision of our site and truly, our expectations were surpassed. The design produced for us is the basis of our brand and is the product of Cathy's particular, articulate, and years of experience, yet up to date knowledge. Professionally speaking, Cathy is infinitely creative in an artistic technological way. Personally speaking, she's a diamond in the rough and we are so grateful to have found her. 

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will." -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Nobel Prize- Winning Playwright 


*Tumbleweed Couture* 

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The Smock Exchange
Testimonial

There are no words to describe how incredibly happy I have been with my website designed by Cathy. I came across another site she had designed last year and her work immediately caught my eye. Once I was ready to take the next step in my retail business, I didn’t hesitate in contacting Cgonsa to help me make that change. Since my vision of what I wanted was a little unique and a one of a kind, I knew it was going to be a huge undertaking for her and myself. This didn’t stop her from tackling it head on! She handled everything I threw at her and answered ALL of my questions all while keeping me calm during the whole process…..and what a process it was! I never knew that putting together a website would be so involved. I know it is something that I could have never done without her help and guidance. If you are considering starting a new web business or expanding an existing one, you do not need to look any further. Cathy’s work is second to none and it will get you noticed! You will not be disappointed!

Jamie Braswell, Owner
www.TheSmockExchange.com

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It's Your Party by Amy
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For a long time, I have been a great admirer of Cathy’s incredible artistic and design talents. I would often peruse her website, just to check out her beautiful work and look at the new websites she had designed. As I realized that my Event Planning website needed to be updated – both for optimization purposes as well as for a new ‘look’ - I was so excited to turn to Cathy to do the work. I was thrilled for the opportunity to have Cathy re-do my website! After a few brief, easy conversations, Cathy was able to take my thoughts, ideas and descriptions and translate them into a gorgeous, detailed and cohesive look, which so suitably reflects the feel and tone of my business. Cathy worked promptly and swiftly, and I absolutely love the new website that created!

Amy Goldman, Owner and Event Planner at It's Your Party by Amy
www.itsyourpartybyamy.com  
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Suburban Girl Gifts
Testimonial

Working with Cathy has been so easy. We had no previous experience launching a web site and she has been there to answer our questions when we needed her. She gave us great advice and we trust her. I knew in my mind what I wanted our site to look like and it came out better than I hoped. It was like Cathy knew exactly what I was thinking and put my vision into action. Cathy also designed our logo that has become an icon in our city of Cypress. We get so many compliments on the design and we are very proud of this. I plan on working with Cathy on other projects in the future.

Melissa Pontiff, Owner of Suburban Girl Gifts and Stuff 

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My Retro Baby
Testimonial

Cathy

Wow - I just want to let you know how appreciative I am for your website/graphics services! You have been an amazing asset to me during 7 + years in which My Retro Baby has thrived. I will forever be grateful that we aligned in 2003 when all I had was an idea and a sketch on a piece of paper. I was beyond thrilled to see what your talents did with that!! Without you, my business would not have been as successful as it has been.

Your work ethic is truly impeccable. You always make yourself available and are always able to answer questions right away.

If anyone is searching for a brilliant designer that possesses amazing skills, I would tell them to look no further.

I look forward to us working together for many more years.

Deanna Campbell
www.myretrobaby.com 

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Sassyfras Boutique
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Wow – there is no better web designer, web consultant and “web trainer” than Cathy.   I had a vision of what I wanted and she captured it and even more. She is extremely creative and talented. When I first contacted her, I told her I was a person that pretty much only knew how to turn on a computer and surf the net. I knew nothing about having a website or social networking. I was scared to death but her reassurance when we first spoke that she would teach me what I needed to know sold me. As it turns out, she was 100% truthful. She held my hand every step of the way. There were many times when I had to ask the same question over and over as it wasn’t sinking in immediately.   She’s one patient person. I love my website. Everyone that see’s it and knows me personally has mentioned how adorable and fun it is. They all say the same thing – that they can’t believe how it reflects so much of who I am. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone.   

Sas
sassyfrasboutique.com
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Sew Many Monograms
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Working with you Cathy has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  Not knowing what to expect in developing a website, you certainly put me at ease.  You're expertise is incredible and you always made me feel that nothing was too much trouble.  I wanted a website that was preppy, yet elegant and not too juvenille.  You achieved that into a beautiful and knockout website.  I have gotten numerous compliments on my website and feel that it is exactly what I wanted.  Not only did you develop a fabulous website, but you used pictures of my actual products.  So impressive!

 
Mostly, I want to thank you for holding my hand along the way, and educating me into the world of the web.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to develop a website.  You're talent and patience is greatly appreciated. 
 
Many thanks,
 
Laura Sullivan
Sew Many Monograms
 
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Sunshine Moments
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Cathy is hands down fantastic!  I wanted something simple, happy, and outdoorsy.  However, I did not want a boutique store front.  I presented her with the idea, and let Cathy work her magic.  Her creative and artistic abilities shined.  Thus, Sunshine Moments was given life.  

 
Cathy is professional.  Her patience and guidance are what I am grateful for.  This whole website journey was a new experience.  Being a novice, I was lost.  However, Cathy was able to help me with any questions or concerns I had.  Most communication is done through email, which is great.  It allowed me to keep old emails and reference them in the future.       
 
Cathy truly understands the creative side to web design, but she also helped me with technical tips and tricks.  She gave me recommendations on shipping, product images and organization, and various optimization points for the website to excel.

I am very thankful to have found Cathy!  I look forward to developing a long-lasting relationship. 
 
Mindy Palmer, President
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Gina Marie Designs
Testimonial

Dear Cathy,
Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL website you created for my company! I
appreciate all the time and personal attention you put forth to achieve such wonderful
results. Your hard work and artistic talent really shine and I'm sure will make a lasting
impression on all who visit the site. Thank you for all of your help (even through my
endless questions!) and for always keeping me on track. You certainly captured the
spirit of my new endeavor and I can't thank you enough!!

~Gina {gmariedesigns.com}

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No Nonscents Aromatherapy

Testimonial

Dear Cathy,
Thank you so much for all of the time and hard work you put into building my amazing website! You really did capture all of my ideas....just as I imagined. Your creativity and passion makes a one of a kind website that is unique and individual. I appreciate your patients and your timely responses to all of my questions. Although developing this website was intimidating at first, I never felt like I was alone in the process. With your help I quickly gained the confidence to do it on my own. I can't express enough how blessed I feel to have found you. You are certainly the best at what you do. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Melissa 
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Bella Maas
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Working with Cathy has been amazing from beginning to end. I had a very precise vision of how I wanted my website and she was able to create it. From the trendy store front scene to the colors and funky patterns, she pulled it all together with exact detail. Not only does the site reflect our hip, upscale boutique, it also portrays our cozy and comfortable atmosphere that our customers enjoy so much. I’ve had numerous compliments on our new website and I’ve even had matching business cards done as well to keep my theme consistent. Cathy is very professional, and definitely has an eye for web design. I’m so glad I found you and my customer’s thank you!
 
 
Sincerely,
Marjean Maas- Owner Bella Maas Boutique
www.bellamaas.com 

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Bibs and Cribs 
Testimonial

Several months ago, a husband and wife team set out to open our first online children’s boutique – without much more than a dream and a little bit of vision. While we believed we had the business acumen to create something totally unique, we knew from the start that we were going to need to find a web designer with the creativity and skill set to match. After several weeks of “doing our homework”, we chose Cathy to make our dream a reality. Considering our online home was the one and only place for us to showcase our style, we knew it had to be perfect. Cathy more than nailed it, and has been an incredible resource in helping us get going.
 
We’re still not sure how she does it, but Cathy has the uncanny ability to turn a list of questions and answers into a creative masterpiece that is simply amazing. She challenged us to think outside of the box at times, and always considered the end goal in all of her suggestions. Not only does Cathy understand the technical and creative side to web design, but she also helped us tremendously with everything from Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips & tricks to “best practice” shipping recommendations to ideas on how best to organize various products and options to choosing an incredible host for a boutique of this nature.
 
As with any new business, and more importantly with any new small business, budget is a key concern. Cathy’s pricing is more than competitive compared to the other designers we interviewed, and probably best of all is the fact that Cathy sticks to her quote for the predefined scope of work – even if things don’t always work out exactly as planned. This may not seem too important in the beginning, but what you will usually find is a promise to deliver something only to find out you’re getting nickled and dimed for every little change, feature, etc. Granted, Cathy is obviously in this to make a living, but she went above and beyond on our project to make sure we were happy – a very intangible attribute that not everyone possesses.
 
In closing, we don’t believe we could have made a better decision in choosing to partner with Cathy to turn our dream in to a reality – from a creative/technical standpoint as well as a financial standpoint. A day doesn’t go by where someone doesn’t comment on the professionalism of our site, or say something to the effect that they would expect a site like ours to be owned by some large company with an unlimited budget – we are not, and do not! It is evident that Cathy truly cares about her customers and about the success of their business long-term, both during the design stage and after the launch. Cathy’s services don’t end once you go-live, but your relationship will likely take a different path (as ours did) as you start to think about what you would like to do next – either way, Cathy will be there to support you!
 
Feel free to take a look at our site, as we’re sure you will be impressed...
 
Corey & Julie
Bibs & Cribs – A hip children’s boutique, for all that is chic
www.bibsandcribs.com
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Invitation Jane 
Testimonial

Cathy,
We truly believe you are hands down, the best web designer in the business.  We knew as soon as we looked through your portfolio the first time that we just had to have you!  It was the best decision we could have made for ourselves.  You took our ideas and built what we see as the perfect website.  It  is unique, eye-catching, and it really “pops”.  Exactly what we imagined, and more!  You hit the nail on the head capturing our theme- from our character girl “Jane”, to our storefront boutique scene, right down to all the details and extra touches- none of which have gone unnoticed. 

In addition to the design being visually appealing, the technical side of the site is also second to none.  We never thought we’d feel confident managing a site, but thanks to the efficient way you have set our site up, along with what you’ve taught us along the way, we’re doing it- all on our own!  You gave us a site loaded with everything it needs.  It’s user friendly and completely self manageable.  What’s more is that you have been there for our every need, responding to requests and questions so quickly- many times within minutes!

You really do amaze us!  You are beyond creative, a technical genius, and a true professional business woman.  You certainly do know your stuff!  You truly have the ability to turn ideas into reality and make visions come to life!  That is what you have done for us.  Thank you, Cathy for it all- we couldn’t have asked for anything more!  We would recommend you time and time again to anyone looking for every good thing in a web designer all wrapped into one!

Stacie Abrahams & Jodie Nahum
www.invitationjane.com 

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Glitz and Glamour Boutique
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Dear Cathy,
 
I would just like to start off by saying what an awesome job you did on my website. When I first saw the site for the first time, my mouth dropped, and I just was at a total loss for words except “oh my gosh”. I must of said that about 10 times. I just could not believe that all of my thoughts and ideas about what I wanted my boutique to look like magically appeared before my eyes. I love the colors, character, and all the little details you incorporated into the site to give it a unique feel which sets me apart from the others. 
 
I have to admit, going into this was a huge step for me and I was scared and unsure how this was all going to turn out. Many things ran through my mind like if I was making the right decision. I know nothing about web design better yet how to keep the site going after all said and done, but reading more about what you were about confirmed my decision even more. Instantly by looking at you’re unique style of design, I knew that you were the web designer for me. I loved the idea that you would give me the training and tools to maintain and upload products myself. I was a little skeptical how this was all going to work via e-mail but it turned out to be a great experience. You were very organized and prepared and provided my step by step instructions on when and what to do. I love your communication style and your quick response to my questions and e-mails. You go out of your way to check my work and offer suggestions. Looking back at this whole expireince, I think being put on the waiting list was the hardest part. It was all worth it because I now have the knowledge and tools to maintain a successful website.    
 
Thank you for all your hard work and for helping me make my dreams into a reality!
 
Jenny Orlando
GlitzandGlamourBoutique.com