Obelisk Designs has worked with multiple companies, websites and individuals over the past few years. Find out what my clients think of my services, work ethic and skills.
“There’s only one word that comes to mind when I think about why we’ve decided to work with Daniel Kraus – Trust.
I run the most popular lingerie trade news site in the US (The Lingerie Journal) and our website is the lifeblood of our revenue, viewership and reputation and there’s only one person I trust my business website to and that’s Daniel Kraus of Obelisk Designs.
Not only have we found him to be one of the best programers we’ve every worked with but his work ethic of sticking with the project until it’s done no matter what problems come up mirrors our own in-house philosophy of sticking with the story.
Daniel has great instincts and is easy to work with. He will listen and absorb everything that you need and then exceed your expectations. He communicates extremely well as he goes along through projects putting us always at ease that not only the project is moving forward but that it is also going smoothly.
Thanks to Daniel, we feel that a lot of our success in our industry and in online publishing is due to his enormous help and skills.”
“The best word to describe what Daniel did for our team is … miraculous!
I am the manager for a girls Club soccer team in Western Pennsylvania. It requires constant communication with family members, club officials and tournament directors alike. In an effort to “streamline” emails and texting it was suggested to me that we have a team site developed that could handle everything ‘soccer’ in a way that is convenient for individual families. Daniel was referred to me by the commercial Real Estate company called Star Realty.
I was amazed at how quickly Daniel came up with a design that would stay within our budget and deliver information at a moment’s notice. Now, instead of sending hundreds of individual emails and fielding questions in duplicate I can simply post a news event to the site and the ‘site’ will email all our contacts letting them know about changes and additions to our schedules as well as handling all field directions to the many venues we frequent each season. It is fully equipped with a GOOGLE maps feature as well as GPS. And, thanks to Daniel, our site is completely private, protecting the identities and schedules our young female players.
My job has been immensely simplified thanks to the innovative thinking and dedication of Daniel Kraus. We are looking forward to our second season using the site, and will add a ‘blog’ feature so that the kids can post notes to each other, track juggling plateaus and any other funny thing that comes to mind. None of this would have been possible without Dan.
I am the owner of an emerging children’s clothing label call Depression Couture.
It was suggested to me by boutique owners and marketing professionals that I develop a website that would tell ‘the story‘ that has captured the attention of so many moms in the Pittsburgh area. Daniel Kraus, owner of Obelisk Designs, came highly recommended as an innovator and someone who could set up a basic platform for me as well as teach me to update and manage my own content.
Though I am still learning how to “blog” and keep up with the emerging forms of social networking, I am very excited to say I have a beautiful site that is simple and easy to navigate. Thanks to Daniel, I was able to create a link from my site to an existing store I have on Etsy and am now able to cross promote from one site to the other.
Daniel has great instincts when it comes to programming and was really fun to work with. He was open-minded and on many occasions patient with my constant questions. In the end I see my site as a wonderful collaboration between myself (artsy fashion designer) and Daniel, the super-web tactician.
Many Thanks Daniel!
What more can we say than we are absolutely delighted with our upgraded website. Daniel was an absolute pleasure to work with: he listened carefully to what we wanted and then created a website that did precisely all that we required and more.
Our previous online shop was difficult for customers to navigate round and we had no direct control over the site. After discussing this with Daniel he set up a Magento powered shop that we could entirely operate ourselves – adding new items and collections as we wanted to over time, setting discount codes, changing and updating our promoted items etc.
And he made it easy for us to be able to do this. He was simply excellent at explaining things so there was absolutely no “oh dear, what do we do now” after the hand-over. We had comprehensive notes on how to operate our new website and the experience to do this. I’m sure many other web designers would not have spared the time to provide such comprehensive “how to do” notes and we have found these invaluable. They have made the experience of self-managing our online shop really easy in fact.
The new site looks fantastic as well. Daniel has a great eye for design and his attention to detail mirrored our own so it was really straight-forward to get the site looking how we wanted.
So we are delighted to strongly recommend Daniel and Obelisk Designs to anyone looking for a great web designer. He is extremely professional, provided a superb service at a great price and also offered us so much useful advice, totally above and beyond his remit. Simply all round excellent!