Clients I’ve Served During My Illustrious 20+ Year Marketing Career
Advertising & Marketing
- Atelier Kimberley Boege
- Forty Agency
- Holy Click!
- Made Better Studio
- Professional Punch
- Santy Advertising
- Sherri May & Company
Apparel & Accessories
- Belyn Design
- Steez Gear
Automotive & Transportation
- Garage Fly
- Quality Transmission
Blogs, Media & Publications
- Knack Parenting
- Pen & Fork
- Phoenix Home & Garden
- Phoenix Magazine
Construction & Real Estate
- Arcadis US
- Chermack Consulting
- Coldwell Banker
- Live Luxury Calgary
- Realtor Rebecca Celli
- Swatch Board – Interior Design Materials Catalog
- TRADE Phoenix
- UTAZ Real Estate Corporation
- Wendy Walker Fine Properties
- Soft Scrub
- Design Made Better
- Capstone Education
- WordCamp Phoenix 2014
Entertainment & Video
- SolRide & Hunter Johnson at The Crescent Ballroom
- TRON: Legacy
- View from Above
- Conservation Lands Foundation
- Environmental Fund for Arizona (EFAZ)
- Friends of Ironwood Forest
- Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument
- Friends of the Arizona Joshua Tree Forest
- Friends of The Cliffs
- Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument
- Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks
Fitness & Sports
- Conscious Community Yoga
- Fiesta Bowl 2011
- Full Cycle Coaching
- Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun Kung Fu of Arizona
- Inner Vision Yoga
- Mount Vernon Athletic Club
- Solution Based Basketball
Financial & Professional Services
- John Burke, CPA
- Maguire Company
- My Leadership Solutions
- Renaissance Personnel
- Supporting Your Success
- Tolonen CPA
Food & Beverage
- Creations in Cuisine Catering
- Diamond Foods
- Paradise Bakery
- Pasta Rea
- Peter Piper Pizza
- Red Bull USA
- Simply Bread
- The Taste Workshop with Michele Redmond
- Urban Tea Loft
- AlwaysOn Healthcare
- ENT Scottsdale
- In-Home Care Alliance
- McKesson Research
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Lawn & Garden
- Arizona Nursery Association
- AZ Nativescapes
- Different Works
- Downtown Chandler
- Five Arts Circle
- Food for the Hungry
- Haddad Foundation
- Happily Ever After League
- Himalayan Stovetop Project
- Glow Skin & Body
- Nails by Leticia Gracie
- Sylk USA
- V’s Barbershop
- Bradford Jones Studio
- Chris Frailey
- David Elms Photography
- Jason Koster
- Artisan Colour
- Graphic Ideals
- AIGA Phoenix
- Arizona Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
- International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) – Arizona
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – Southwest
- National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut Chapter
Professional & Life Coaches
- Breon Michel
- Lee Jessup: Screenwriting Career Coach
- Michael Hauge of Story Mastery
- Sacred Lomi
- Self Love Coaching
Science & Technology
- Dixie Chemical
- NASA Phoenix Mission to Mars
Marketing Client Reviews: Don’t Just Take My Word For It…
“April Holle of Made Better Studio was recommended to me as a designer for my website and I could not have imagined a better person to work with. Not only did she have a great creative approach, but her explanation of process, as well as the way she manages a project were informative and efficient. This is a woman full of good ideas, personable approach, and business acumen.”
“I needed some in-depth help on a WordPress site and not only did April Holle of Made Better Studio answer my questions and solve my problems she made some recommendations that kicked everything up a notch! April was super patient and encouraging. I didn’t feel stupid asking what I figured would be stupid questions! April rocks!”
“Not only did April Holle of Made Better Studio provide an amazing WordPress website for our nonprofit, but has consistently provided great feedback whenever I’ve had a problem on my end with WordPress or even just with a question on how to adjust formats.”
“April has been a pleasure to work with for the past four years. April has not only provided me with quality output, she has taught me to be able to manage my own website and social media by happily providing guidance and suggestions whenever I ask. We continue working on new projects with April with the same excellent results. Both my nonprofit organization and business are far better for having partnered with April Holle of Made Better Studio.”
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with April Holle of Made Better Studio both as a board member of Friends of Sonoran Desert National Monument (FSDNM) and as Executive Director of the EFAZ.
After reviewing the work of a few candidates, we hired April to create and design the first collateral and website for our FSDNM group. April asked all the right questions and was professional, reliable, and a pleasure to work with.
Then with my own organization, EFAZ, April helped develop a new website for us, and set us up with Google Analytics. The site has gotten rave reviews and our unique monthly visitors continues to grow incredibly! Whenever I have a question or need help with the WordPress website, April is there. She knows her stuff and is seriously fun to work with! I highly recommend her for any project.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of listening to April Holle of Made Better Studio at several of the events where we have both been speakers. April has a terrific ability to take complex concepts and break them down into manageable bites. She is always well received by the crowd and provides excellent information on WordPress… always with beautiful flare (that design side shines through!)
If you are looking for a speaker to help the masses better understand the basics of WordPress, April is a great fit. She is a knowledgeable teacher and very passionate about all she does.”
“April and the Made Better Studio team designed, developed, and maintained the WordPress website for my firm. Her detailed development approach was organized and concise, her site construction was clean and complete, and her implementation of our vision was outstanding! We are extremely satisfied with the results and would definitely engage April Holle of Made Better Studio again for any of our future website needs.”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is a joy to work with. I am an artist and had an idea of where I wanted to go with my business, but wasn’t sure how to market myself to become successful.
April did a wonderful job on my WordPress website and when I have questions she is right there to help me understand how to run my site myself. Every time I need graphic design for a business card, car magnet, flier, etc… April is prompt and does great work.
I use her service over and over again. :)”
“You really should work with April Holle of Made Better Studio. You’ll be glad you did.
April will work within your deadlines, catch (and fix) things you missed, deliver great work, and make you laugh while she’s at it.
I’ve lost count of how many projects we’ve had April work on, we just keep going back to her.
Seriously, I don’t know what else to say—hire her and see for yourself that working with her is a great experience from start to finish to follow-up.”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is a pleasure to work with. April provides insights for best practices and weighs a careful balance between good design, presentation, and functionality. April’s witty and will challenge you to arrive at a quality final result. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire April again and I’d recommend her to anyone looking for high quality work.”
“April Holle’s hard work ethic, easy-going personality, and top notch web skills were an invaluable asset to my business.
April’s guidance allowed me to choose the best solutions to reach my website’s production goals. We launched on time, on budget, and looked great thanks to April.
Additionally, April is well connected with some of the best service providers in the valley. Her recommendations helped me to select other talented entrepreneurs who could assist me in developing other aspects of my business.
Thanks so much April!”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is fabulous at everything she can get her hands on. I’ve known April for a good deal of time and am continually astounded by her knowledge, friendliness, and work ethic.
I’ve had the chance to work alongside, as well as for April, and am extremely pleased each time. She possesses a great love for her craft and always produces top quality work.
Recently I’ve begun taking her Design Made Better web classes which are very much worth it. I find the classes fun, informative, and helpful in many ways. If you have the chance to work with April I encourage you to do so right away. Anytime the web comes up, April’s name is not far behind.”
“April Holle is an extremely talented digital expert. She is well rounded in her knowledge and adds great value to our digital department at Santy.
She interacts well with other departments always bringing multiple solutions to the discussion about our clients projects. April works well with clients and is a good communicator and presenter.
And finally, she is truly a social media expert and does a great job staying ahead of the curve in this space, which is ever changing. I’ve learned a lot from her in a short period of time.”
“April Holle has a passion for all things interactive. She excels at strategy, social media, search engine optimization, and all facets of website design & development. April is also very dedicated, takes pride in her work, and does whatever it takes to get the job done.”
“April Holle is one of the most capable interactive specialists that I have had the pleasure of working with. She is willing to explain complicated concepts to clients and co-workers alike. April is dedicated and will do whatever is needed to see that job gets finished and is done correctly.”
“We hired April Holle of Made Better Studio on several occasions to mockup sites for our clients—she consistently delivered on time, even before deadline a couple of times! As a time-crunched business owner, I can’t say enough how important it is to have someone so dependable in your corner. April’s a gem!”
“If you want something done right by an absolute expert in business of building websites, call on April Holle of Made Better Studio.”
“It’s always a pleasure to have April Holle of Made Better Studio on a web project, because once you’ve put her on the job, you don’t have to think about it anymore. You know that it will be done right and done fast. Sounds simple, but it’s rare in the messy world of web development. I’m always especially impressed with April’s deep knowledge of WordPress and her ability to bend it to her will to create robust and elegantly styled WP-based websites.”
“I hired April Holle of Made Better Studio on very short notice to do design work on a Drupal site I was doing the back end for. She was very responsive and was able to work with me to get the design in shape right away.”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is fantastic to work with. April is a perfectionist with a great skill to analyze and summarize design ideas. Careful, motivated and great to have on your team. April always maintains very good relations with co-workers and clients. An energetic person that is easy to work with.”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is a passionate, hard-working, creative thinker. She loves digging deep into a communication challenge and delivering a solution that exceeds expectations. April is a positive, enthusiastic member of the Phoenix creative community. Expect April to wear many hats—from strategy to project management to design and development—to help you get where you need to go.”
“April Holle was the workhorse behind the web development of KnackParenting.com. It was a substantial project that she fulfilled expertly. She worked hard to meet difficult deadlines under intense pressure and still delivered a stellar product. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone seeking expert web design and development.”
“There are always a handful of people that we each look to as benchmarks in our fields. I have had the privilege of knowing April for a decade. She has always been a consistent and authentic professional with a deceivingly wide breadth of knowledge. April and Made Better Studio has delivered valuable solutions to me with development, marketing strategies, analyzing my metrics, improving my SEO, and above all; content management with WordPress.
You may know a number of “developers” but few probably “made it better” like April could.”
“April Holle of Made Better Studio is very talented, hard working, and conscientious. I admire April for her drive and commitment to detail, and her enthusiasm is infectious!”
“April is by far one of the best Front End Architects out there. She is very fast, and no matter how badly a website or application looks when I give it to her, she always makes it look nice and pretty. She always has an eye out for user usability, and even if it means jumping a few technical hurdles, she aims to deliver the best user experience possible.”
“April Holle was an absolute delight to work with. Even though we have a really relaxed working environment, April always got her work done and could be counted on for high quality work without supervision or management. April’s got a great sense of humor, great integrity, and always does what she says she will do. As they always say on eBay, A++++++++++++!”
“OK, maybe April isn’t for everybody. If you’re looking for some junior-level designer in pantyhose who’ll implement exactly what you want and spend the whole time telling you you’re a design genius, go somewhere else. If you want an egotistical snarky art-school snob who won’t listen to your ideas and delivers an overpriced rehash of three hundred other websites, good luck and have fun.
But if you’re looking for truly creative solutions to help you to achieve your goals, from a designer who works hard to understand where you want to go and then tells you what you need in order to best get there, who really and truly understands HOW WEBSITES WORK BEST and how design can either elevate a site or kill it, hire April. She’s smart, funny, creative, a little on the wild side and 100% honest and earnest about her craft. If you’re worrying about the wrong things, she’ll tell you. If you’re missing something important, she’ll tell you that. And she’ll deliver your project on-time, within budget and with integrity.
That’s the kind of designer I want. That’s why I work with April and Made Better Studio. She’s killer – find out (or miss out) for yourself.”
“If limited to one or two words to describe April Holle, who I knew as a student in my graphic design program at Cloud County Community College in north central Kansas, I would have to choose “self motivated”. After that “brilliant” would have been a close second choice.
April arrived fresh out of high school where she had taught herself HTML and CSS and was making money on the side as a web designer. She was also well versed in Adobe Photoshop and computer science in general…also self taught. She was a tireless worker and, when criticized over some of her early projects, would show up the next day with an amazing remake. She graduated with two degrees; one in graphic design, and the other in computer science. While a student at Cloud April was to be selected president of the college’s academic honor society.
I have stayed in touch with April off and on over the decade or so since she moved on to a career in Phoenix Arizona. I had always lived in fear that April would find out that she probably smarter than I was. If she ever did she was kind enough to not let on.
April is an amazing person and a skilled designer. She will do well with anything she will want to try.”
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