Kind words from happy clients
Feedback from Michelle, craft entrepreneur
Feedback from Joanna, artist
Feedback from Freya,
health business owner:
I would totally and wholeheartedly recommend Ruta and her website design and business support service Kokono. Ruta brings so much to the table, both in terms of technical and business skills and in terms of who she is and how she engages with clients. What I particularly appreciate about Ruta is that she is super at translating my blah (written or verbal) and she’ll extract the essence of what I’m trying to communicate and convert it beautifully into the design, content and layout. Having had two experiences of working with other website developers, neither of whom exercised much interpretative skill, imagination or creativity (so the onus was really on me to lead every step creatively but this really isn’t my forte so it became a case of the blind leading the blind), working with Ruta has in contrast has been a sheer delight every step of the way. She’s extraordinarily efficient, reliable and productive (which has been both refreshing and inspiring!) She has a real ‘start-up’ mentality which helps get the creative juices going and prevented me from getting stuck or bogged down in details and decisions etc.
Furthermore, she has an ideal balance of listening really well and being accommodating, flexible and patient on the one hand but equally has great leadership, assertive creative direction and will make executive and tuned-in decisions whenever it’s called for. She was also skilful in playing to my strengths whilst really encouraging me in the areas that I lacked confidence (like creating my first mini course). Ruta is both an experienced entrepreneur and an excellent teacher, so she is particularly well-suited to those embarking on a new start-up who would benefit from guidance and coaching in business skills as well as creating their website. I felt that I was totally on her radar throughout the project and that she had the project’s progress completely held. As a person to work with I literally couldn’t sing her praises highly enough. My last two website experiences were varying degrees of painful and unsatisfying but with Ruta I have actually genuinely enjoyed the whole experience and at last I feel really happy with my website and all that we created together.