We Love What We Do – And It Shows
“Working with Mark and the entire team at Design for Good was an absolute pleasure. The organization I was with was largely tech-averse. There was a serious need not only for an overhaul of the website but for the entire approach to branding and messaging, not to mention developing a process of online giving across all digital platforms for the 40 year old international development organization. From the initial contact, Mark asked clear questions to ascertain not only who we were, what our mission was and what we thought we wanted but also to attain knowledge of what we really needed to tell our story and move the organization forward. From conception through to the final launch of the site, Mark and his team worked with us patiently, graciously and efficiently. They accommodated every idea that was feasible and worth exploring and, importantly, without being condescending in any way, were honest in letting us know what might not work or be necessary and how they could cause end-user hurdles. They were not just a vendor providing a web design service, they were a true partner in bringing the organization into the modern age and advancing our cause.
In the end, our site was far more dynamic than I could have imagined. The team made sure I knew how to do the updating and designed the entire site in a manner that was very user friendly from both an administrative and visitor perspective. The site was received with overwhelming enthusiasm by long time supporters and new prospects alike. The team also checked in regularly to ensure all was working well. And it was all under budget. If you need a new website or design help, connect with Mark. He’s knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do and the entire team is very talented, too. I’ll definitely use their services again should the opportunity arise.
Hannah-Maria Ma, C.PP.S. Mission Projects
“Design for Good delivered on what was outlined in our creative brief, was flexible and met our launch deadline. I appreciate working with an agency that listens to their client’s needs and aspirations, and translates it creatively. I also respect that you’re willing to challenge your client by presenting options via great ideas and solutions – something I always look for as a mark of a solid agency.”
Nekeisha Mohammed, Conservation Ontario
“From the moment I looked through Design for Good’s website I knew they were a company worth getting in touch with. Our website was tired and not user-friendly, we needed a freshen up. Our first conversation with Mark from Design for Good sold us on their services and we were excited to begin designing a new site for our organization. The entire process from start to finish was quite easy, especially considering we didn’t have experience in building a website before. Mark was very helpful in guiding us through each stage- planning, content writing, editing, etc. They provided helpful tutorials on how to edit and add to our site. They were easy to get ahold of if questions came up and quick to respond to emails. Most of all, we LOVE the finished product. Our new site is creative, appealing, and very user friendly. We are extremely happy with it and are proud to share it with our organization’s supporters and the general public. We would recommend Design for Good to anyone!
Amanda Geleynse, WOW Missions
“I was initially struck by Design for Good’s online portfolio and how each brand had it’s own unique creative identity. They did not disappoint and we are extremely happy with our new branding for our agency. We’ve had glowing remarks on how professional, friendly and confident our new brand is. It also encapsulates core elements of our mission to work in a diverse community and with others to provide support. Going through Mark was probably one of our best decisions we’ve made. Although I’m slightly biased, I can’t help thinking we have one of the better brands in our sector now. Working with Mark himself was painless and efficient. He was always professional and timely in the project. He showed enthusiasm in his work and sometimes went beyond what was asked of him to help us reach our goal.”
Tim Anderson, West Toronto Support Services
“Mark took the time to listen to our goals, our vision and our expectations, and then laid out a practical plan on how to achieve our concept. Their friendly professionalism was appreciated throughout the process and they believed in our concept while giving practical alternative ideas along the way. Our website is a perfect reflection of our store, values and community. We look forward to working on more projects with them in the future.”
Sarah Dobec, The Big Carrot
“The Design for Good team was phenomenal to work with. They were patient, supportive and informative surpassing our expectations. This project was a challenging one and their team helped us overcome those obstacles with professionalism and respect. They understood our brand’s needs, our clients needs and helped us to create a website that would communicate our story to several audiences effectively. I highly recommend Design for Good to anyone looking for web and graphic design support.”
Teneile Warren, PTP Adult Learning and Employment Services
“We were extremely pleased with the results of our latest energy report. Working with thematic ideas we supplied, they produced multiple cover design and lay-out options – all of them great and several fit our needs so well that it made it difficult to choose among them. They also added value to our publications by suggesting inclusion of QR scan codes linking to video presentations and producing an e-book version that has helped get our message out to readers.”
Martin Whicher, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
“Never has the process of creating a new web site gone so smoothly or been so enjoyable before. Throughout the process, cost effectiveness and quality were strived for and the team was always friendly, professional and willing to help. I would highly recommend Design for Good!”
Lianne Picot, Future Possibilities for Kids
“We love our new website! They have a keen eye for creative, fresh looks and a great sense of what their clients are looking for in a design. They were able to capture that exact kind of mood we wanted in the very first draft. Excellent service and excellent product. We highly recommend.”
Mark Zurawinski, Red Door Shelter
“Design for Good came highly recommended and has proven worthy of that praise. They matched design to business needs, drastically improved work-flows and content management. I applaud them for their fluid communication and willingness to go above-and-beyond. We are truly delighted.”
Erin Menzies, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries
“We are so eternally grateful – our membership went crazy (in a good way) when they saw the logo. You’ve done an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. You really heard us and that was so important to our branding. We’re over the moon!”
“Mark has created our website, all our marketing collateral, and subsequently designed my book. He “got” who we were and how we were positioning ourselves in the market and he came up with ingenious ideas that we incorporated. Deliverables and milestones were always on time. His relaxed persona translates to confidence in what he does – and put us at ease. Mark has got it figured out. He works with whom he wants to work with – and you should be so lucky!”
“The Canadian Women’s Foundation have been thrilled to work with the extraordinary team at Agents of Good to launch our new website on time, on budget and with great success. They exceeded our expectations and have now become an important strategic partner for our many other marketing and fundraising efforts. The agents excel at listening, creative conceptualization, project management and championing the donor in every solution.”
Sarah Barker & Sandra Diaz, Canadian Women’s Foundation
“I was fortunate to read about and meet Mark back in 2008 and spotted a kindred spirit! Mark and Design for Good have been valuable partners in our work to do GOOD in this world. He collaborates with Agents of Good to create memorable, functional, strategic and creative web sites for our clients. We (and our clients) are terribly fortunate to have him as part of team.”
John Lepp, Agents of Good
“Our initial meetings were enjoyable, they made good recommendations and walked us through very well designed ideas that goes well with our theme. Working with Design for Good was a wonderful experience. Communication and turnaround time was amazing and the request was delivered perfectly. I would definitely opt to work with them again.”
Maria Leung, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
“Mark understands the concept of differentiation and they execute with superb attention-to-detail. They create a product that blends experience with client’s vision – rather than a cookie-cutter approach. They design highly functional, creative websites with a sound knowledge of state-of-the-art practices. I highly recommend this team.”
David Stauble, Carna4 Inc.