Ritama Haaga is an artist and a genius website creator and manager. We have been over the moon with what she has done for our nonprofit organization, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, and our new venture, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center.
The proof is in the pudding, just go look at our sites to see how gorgeous, informative and professional they are. But best of all, she is actually a working team member since she re-created our HWF site over a year ago, and that is priceless.
We just can’t say enough about how awesome Ritama Haaga is to work with!
– Hannah Bernard, Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund & Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center
Working with Ritama is a pleasure and her work is fantastic! She provided a proposal within our budget and a timeline that she kept with. She took our cumbersome project and broke it down into little pieces which made it exciting and fun.
By meeting with us frequently, she captured the essence of our mission and the result was a vibrant and inviting website we can’t be more happy with!
If you need a new or updated website, Ritama Design is the one to assign!
– Cindylou Figuerres – Board Chair, Lānaʻi Chamber of Commerce
What does it take to turn a 20-year-old visually sedate website loaded with thousands of words of archival material into a bright, visually exciting, easy to use, and very modern website?
I’d say it takes a magician! And that’s how I think of Ritama.
Starting with the eyes, her primary design concept. These are indeed the eyes of Ishmael. They grab you the minute you land on the home page. Just as they grabbed the student in the opening pages of the book that spawned our website.
These eyes I think sustained and inspired us through the long and sometimes tedious process of reinventing the site.
Presented with a mass of content, Ritama waved her magic wand and imposed order and structure and clear navigation. She sent me combing through old files for photos and used them to help tell our story in a new way. She took great pains to make sure every detail worked in the best way possible.
Though work on the site took several months more than we expected, the end result is beyond what I anticipated.
Working with Ritama was a joy! Her enthusiasm, patience, and diligence buoyed me up as we slogged through all the material.
For a website design and development experience that is more than just “getting the job done” I wholeheartedly recommend Ritama!
– Rennie MacKay Quinn, Ishmael.org proprietor
I was thankful to have found Ritama to guide me through the process and to have her as a resource for any questions that came up after the site was completed.
Ritama is a good communicator. She was able to effectively explain concepts and requirements going through the design process.
She also trained me on how to manage our WordPress website moving forward. One thing I have found to be extremely helpful is the video tutorials Ritama created during the training process. Ritama would record our training sessions and send them to me for future reference. These recording have been extremely helpful! I have used them multiple times to refresh my memory to do updates on our site.
Our website was completed on budget. I enjoyed working with Ritama and I have already referred Ritama Design to people who were looking for a partner to design their websites.
Cindy Gosnel – Manager, William Morris Studio
When we contracted with Ritama Design to create a new website we had to work with her remotely. Ritama assured us we could do this over-the-phone and via Skype, but we were skeptical at first. However, as we entered the process, she lead us through a series of prompts with such diligence, commitment, and attention to detail that we felt as if we had a new promotions director/advocate on our side.
Ritama Design came in on budget and on time with a smart, contemporary design. We highly recommend that you reward yourselves with the custom design and efficient delivery of Ritama Design. It’s an investment you’ll not regret!
We are getting positive feedback for our beautiful new website everyday.
Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles – artists extraordinaire
Regarding Ritama, short & simple – you can’t go wrong hiring her. She is hard-working, very smart, very creative, listens to the client, responds quickly to email, delivers on-time and on-budget, patiently teaches you how to use WordPress, and, most importantly, wants the best for every client.
Jill Ryan, Board Member, Friends of the Pike Place Market
Like most companies, we had some strong ideas about what we wanted in our new website. Ritama respected these ideas but also made it a lot better. I liked the way she would give us 2 or 3 options for a certain page, all of them good. We needed it to appeal to the design community but also to the rest of the construction industry, and she accomplished that. I get compliments on it all the time.
She was always positive and understood when we couldn’t get our part of the work done on time. We appreciated that she was low pressure with us, but also kept things moving. I would recommend her to anyone!
Dan Quatier – President, Interior Tech
Every time I go to my website I’m amazed at how beautiful and user-friendly it is. Even more amazing, the process of designing it and putting it up was easy and fun, start to finish.
All credit goes to Ritama, who has wonderful ideas, loves her work, is unfailingly sunny and always follows through. What more could you ask for?
William Powers – best-selling author, Hamlet’s Blackberry