This is Apt Design

Hi, I’m Brad Fitzgerald, a visual designer and the owner of Apt Design. I started Apt Design in 2007 to help businesses and their markets connect.  I have a degree in graphic design and 10+ years of experience in the field.  When not in front of the computer I enjoy running trail ultramarathons, playing with my daughters Sunny and Coral, and relaxing with my wife (but not neccessarily in that order). My work has garnered awards, praise and happy clients and I have spoken on business, design, and social media. I take pride in my little company and my work and I think you’ll enjoy working with me for these reasons:

I communicate

My focus is on listening to you.  The beginning of our work together includes extensive communication about your ideas and goals for your project.  But it doesn’t stop there. During a project I respond to all communication quickly so you don’t have to worry about waiting days for a response and you always stay updated on the progress of your job.

I create custom designs

Imagine a custom design created just for your company.  Only after finding out what you really want and need do I sit down with pen and paper to create each project from scratch.  This helps you stand out from mediocrity, impress your customers and feel proud of your look.

I’m reliable

My experience and meticulous planning means you don’t have to worry about deadlines being met.  I consistently exceed my clients expectations in the realms of business and design. You’ll feel confident that your project is in secure hands.

I’m personable

In addition to creating great design you need someone who is easy to get along with and whom you can trust with your project.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy and even fun it can be to work with me.

 

Emma Otheguy, Children’s Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Want more? Read what other clients have to say about working with Apt Design.

Design for Good: Apt Design is committed to giving back 10% of profits to local, national and international charities each month.

Rolf Boone

Blogger

Brad provided very clear and understandable (for those of us who are tech challenged) directions on the process, explaining the steps he would take to build and design the site, as well as the input he wanted from me, and the training involved once the site was complete. Brad, who has a sharp eye for design, ran with it and produced a great site. He does good work.

Brad made the process of developing my web site not only painless, but positively enjoyable. His enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude permeated every discussion we had. I would recommend him to any writer looking to develop a web site!

Robert Howard

Author

Brad came up with a powerful visual look and graphic design that tied together the various “chapters” in my story. What’s more, he is a pleasure to work with—a great listener and highly collaborative!

Susan Lagsdin

former Executive Director of Write On The River

Brad’s design work is creative and impeccable — and best of all, he listens well and asks all the right questions, with no assumptions about his clients’ experience.

I had a terrific experience working with Brad. He was at all times flexible, patient, and responsive. Above all, Brad is a terrific person and working with him was a pleasure.

His ability to grasp an organization’s goals and translate them into images is pitch-perfect. With his upbeat attitude and timely delivery, he is a real pleasure to work with.

Brad is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with — he’s intuitive, creative, responsive and reliable.

Traci Mann

Author, Professor of Psychology

Brad is an incredible designer. My book’s website is exactly what I wanted, even though I couldn’t even begin to articulate what I wanted before talking to Brad. Not only is the website wonderful, but he finished it faster than he promised, and he was great to work with. I am so glad I hired Brad for this project. I am absolutely delighted with the results.

Dr. Robert Rosenthal

Author

It was a pleasure to work with Brad at Apt Design. On the design front, his concepts were spot on, so we never got started on false trails. And he easily and accurately incorporated my feedback in a comfortable back-and-forth dialogue that resulted in a strong final product. I remain extremely pleased with the result.

I really can’t recommend Brad highly enough. He’s come through for us time after time, and always delivers outstanding work. His sites are beautiful and functional works of art. Brad has designed the websites for some of our biggest authors. You know he’ll deliver an amazing site, right on schedule.

Justen Forge

Author

EVERY project he works on is the most important project to him, and that’s how he makes you feel through his accessibility, responsiveness, communication and professionalism.

After scouring dozens of author websites I contacted Brad – because his designs are clean and tight, and he is easy to work with. From inspecting his initial concept drafts, it was clear that selecting Brad was the right move.

Kirk Douponce

Owner of DogEared Design

Apt Design is a pleasure to work with. They always meet or beat their deadlines with consistent creativity.

Emma Otheguy

Children's Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Jennifer Skiff

Best-selling Author

Hiring Brad Fitzgerald to create my website was the greatest gift I gave to myself in 2013. He is a pleasure to work with!

Carol Scibelli

Humor Writer & Speaker

I chose Apt Design because Brad’s websites stood out from all the others I saw. The bonus was that besides his talent he is also a joy to work with.

James Townsend

James Townsend, Author and Co-Owner of The Human Condition

Brad’s creative insight is easily accessible through constant communication and feedback. He’s concerned about your vision, and it shows in the final product. He has a consistent devotion to making your vision a reality.

Ona Russell

Author and Speaker

As an author, I wanted something that would showcase my books, but do so by telling a kind of story. And that is exactly what Brad accomplished. The finished product is beautiful, evocative and efficient, just like a great novel.