We’re a (very!) small web design/front-end development studio near Portland, OR. We/Me (Catherine) specializes in making websites/applications look and feel good for users.
Combining my mad CSS skills with decades of design experience plus a real art education (BFA) makes me a pretty powerful one-woman show—the me in Azzcat Design.
Still, larger projects require more of a team. That’s when me expands to we. I’m experienced working remotely and as part of an Agile development team. Azzcat Design also partners with other pros when a site project requires special skills. Need a writer? Local marketing? SEO? Check. Photography? Back-end programming? Got ‘em. Just ask!
Azzcat Design has people. It’s a me with weee!
Wurl API Prototype
This responsive prototype for following & watching web video content is built on Foundation base with SCSS. Mobile version of prototype includes offcanvas sliding panels.
This multi-faceted project for the Palo Alto startup, Wurl, Inc., includes mobile & desktop applications using Facebook’s Open Graph API. Azzcat Design works with the team, using Agile Development, Git & LESS.
Visit the desktop app at Wrl.it.
Wurl.com was originally a bare-bones site and not mobile-friendly. When Azzcat Design joined the team, Catherine built a custom responsive WordPress theme based on comprehensives by Rob McLay.
Logo & Custom WordPress Redesigns
This project is a complete overhaul–including branding, site structure and custom theme design, development & maintenance by Azzcat Design. Includes a ‘mother’ site and 5 ‘venue’ sites for specific conventions. Responsive design with fluid layout.
Visit Great Homeschool Conventions, Southeast View a screen grab of original.
Custom WordPress Redesign
This is a redesign of original site, bringing all the goodness of a CMS to the client for easy maintenance. Site is built in HTML5 using a responsive layout (resize in browser to view). Many of the original site’s illustrations were incorporated into the new design. Especially fun was using CSS3 goodies. Don’t miss the border-images!
Visit Matt Clark Music
Custom Website Redesign
Visit Frankly Realty.
Logo Design & Custom WordPress Theme, HTML5
Website for designer eyewear store in Bridgeport Village, OR. Azzcat Design responsible for web design, front-end development, branding (including logo, signage & direct marketing materials). Honorable Mention by The CSS Awards. Featured on One Extra Pixel.
Visit Eye Styles.
These days, identity design includes social media page customization. Here’s the Facebook page for Great Homeschool Conventions. (There’s a Twitter page, too!)
Visit Great Homeschool Conventions on Facebook
This is the 2009 version of Azzcat Design’s website and blog. We like to switch it up every now and then!
The monthly edition of City of Tualatin’s activity guide is a 2-C booklet printed on locally-milled 70% PCW paper and delivered to all homes and business in Tualatin.
Visit the current issue of the GetOut! Guide.
Logo Design for Labels & More
More practical applications of logo design: coffee cup, embroidery art and circular tire cover for owner’s vehicle.
I hesitate to recommend Catherine because I'm afraid others will hire her and she'll have less time for us!
Catherine is, hands down, the best web (and mobile-web) front-end developer I've ever worked with. Good web developers are hard to find. Great ones, like Catherine, are worth 10x whatever you pay them.
—Sean Doherty, CEO, Wurl, Inc.
The saying, “Your company is only as good as your website,” holds very true for companies at the mercy of their web designer. My experience with Azzcat Design has been outstanding! Catherine Azzarello, owner of Azzcat Design, is quick to make changes and add items to our website upon our request. She has been great to work with when last minute changes to our site are required. I love her accessibility and willingness to communicate with me. She absolutely knows what she is doing and has helped me reach a higher level of customer service for our clients. She is accurate and efficient. I am very thankful to know Catherine is there when I need her.
—Kim McMillan, Exhibitor Coordinator, Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc.
Brings Concepts to Reality
Catherine is a creative designer who was able to bring concepts to reality in a punctual manner. We have received great feedback from our website design as well as our logo, both created by Catherine.
—Phil DeYoung, EyeStyles, llc.
Fun to Work With
Azzcat Design did a great job on my website, and was easy and fun to work with. Very responsive to all my feedback. Was straightforward about the timeline, and met the deadlines as promised.
—Matt Clark, Matt Clark Music
Custom WordPress Theme, HTML5
Had fun with ‘levitating’ menu for magician creating custom WordPress site using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and font-replacement technique with Typekit.
Visit Bend Magic.
Yields Pragmatic Results
Catherine is one of those rare service providers who combine superlative talents with reliable personal service and yields pragmatic results. I am a very demanding and particular company owner. Catherine has shown me she is one whose opinion and talents can be depended upon and trusted.
—Pat Murphy, Owner at Patrick J. Murphy & Associates Inc. Organbuilders
Improved SEO and UI
Many pages of the original site used images for copy, not HTML—resulting in poor SEO & usability. Total pages were reduced by half, though content increased by 10. Thoughtful UI design improved SEO, accessibility and ease of content updates.
Visit Patrick J. Murphy Organs.