My Retro Baby - web design

My Retro Baby - web design

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Deanna from My Retro Baby has been my client since 2003 and be can credited for jump starting my web design business although I did have few projects before her. She came to me after seeing and liking my own website, Snapadoos that I created to sell jewelry and hair accessories.  She is a valuable resource, an excellent business woman, and one heck of a successful entrepreneur.

She has been through many shopping catalog upgrades and a partial makeover to her site design in December 2008. I even created another website for her in 2012, Baby Name Charms.

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"o my gosh, the argyle mom looks unbelievable - BOTH the moms look so cool - i am so excited!!!"

♥ Testimonials

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6:57 pm

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 as well if you want to check it out. 
Thank you,
Deanna Campbell
My Retro Baby 


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

Cathy -
I want to thank you for all your help over the past few years. I can't believe My Retro Baby is going into it's fourth year! It would not have been possible without you. I regularly get inquiries from people that have visited my site, love it and want to hire a web designer. They ask me about my experience working with you.
I tell them that:
your design sense and service is incomparable
you are constantly available to answer questions and give site support
you are completely dedicated to your clients
Along with that, you continue to inspire me.
Thanks so much,
Deanna Campbell 
Date: 11/22/2005 1:20:58 PM Eastern Standard Time
It was a pleasure working with you on the update for My Retro Baby. I am so impressed with how you manage to bring together both design and function. I can't say enough (again) about your work ethic, it is extraordinary!
The new graphics you designed are phenomenal and really stayed true to the fundamental concept of the site. You brought in some new ideas that are over the top and took the site to another level. There are so many new features on the site that I am so excited about.
I am forever grateful that it was you I connected with as I embarked on this Internet Commerce business. It has been a trip.
Date: 11/2/2005 8:35:38 PM Eastern Standard Time
AAAAHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!! Your graphics are awesome. You are so crazy good at this stuff. I cannot translate on email how much I am smiling right now. The baby in the carriage, and the rocket, and my little cradle back again. Thank you a million times over.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004 8:06 AM
Hi Carole,
I feel lucky to have found Cathy. She was wonderful to work with (and still is). She is a really hard worker, an amazing graphic artist and just all around talented. She is among the best out there. One thing that was very important to me was she was always available as she designed my site. She kept me involved every step of the way so I felt like I was part of the design process. She doesn't settle for anything less, and wants her clients to be happy with the outcome. I can't say enough about Cathy!
Initially, I also looked into going with a Xxxxx! store or other ecommerce templated method. I realized that my store would have no personality and look like most of the others. Also looking further into these ready made ecommerce stores, there seemed to be other fees, such as them getting a % of your sales etc. In the end, my site stands on its own and I am not forever indebted to sharing a percentage of my sales with the Xxxxx! or anyone else. This was a more economical path to take.
As far as approximated fees go, there is:
web hosting $6/mo
shopping cart $6/mo
merchant account $30/mo + fees associated with credit card transactions (plus one time set up <$200)
I am learning (with ease) to maintain my site with a few tutoring sessions with Cathy. I strongly recommend hiring her for your project.
Deanna Campbell
My Retro Baby 
Date: 2/10/2004 1:08:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
If you want to use this for your testimonials page, that would be cool! Also if you look through my trillion emails with all my compliments in there, you might find something else too. Cathy, Equipped with big dreams of a fabulous website and no clue how to get one, I stumbled upon There I found exactly who I was looking for, you! A technically savvy, hardworking web design goddess! Thanks a million for being so dedicated to my endeavors at I could not be more satisfied with this "over-the-top" end result. It was hard to choose from all the amazing graphics you created for the site along the way. The navigation on the site is fantastic and so much fun! Design and layout, love it all.
Thanks for making this whole site come alive, and giving it the great energy and vibe it has! So much more than I could have ever imagined. It was a pleasure to work with you. You are definitely the coolest web designer on the planet!
Deanna Campbell