Endorsements

Okay, whenever you send me something new I am so gobsmacked by how beautiful it is, I can barely look for the possible problem areas. Seriously, it takes me a couple of days to recover. I was just thinking, Lisa has the most fun job that she is most wonderful at doing. (Awkwardly worded, yes, but when I think, I’m clunky) Unclunkily, I thought, ‘She must be smiling every day!’ (Of course I know that’s not true, as I live in the real world, but still, that’s really what I was thinking just now…) Lisa, you are so good at your job! — Julia Sweeney, juliasweeney.com

Not only is Lisa a fantastic designer, she is an extraordinary project director who produces beautiful visual content that true to the project’s vision. In our case,  her work actually informed and expanded our vision and was essential to the development of our mission. She is highly collaborative, talented, fast-working, on budget and a pleasure to work with. I am an avid fan. — Leslie Jonath, connecteddotsmedia.com

Lisa is a genuinely creative individual and at the same time always working toward your business’s goals. She is innovative, smart, and fun. When we recruited her to work on a project for a client, we had no idea how valuable her contributions would truly be. We are impressed, and I have really enjoyed working with her. I highly recommend her! – Grant Hoover, Symphony Systems, Inc.

Lisa Hazen is that rare individual who offers a creative approach to design,  plus the business skills to deal with a busy company.  We are very happy with our site which looks original, unlike others in our industry which all seem like they were made on the same template.  She was endlessly patient with the thousands of small details and completely organized in her dealings with us.  I mention the latter as we’ve all had experiences with the creative yet MIA freelancer, and her producing deliverables on time and as promised is crucial when you are a small company with limited time.  We recommend her now with total confidence to our clients and colleagues alike. — Ellen Geiger,  goldinlit.com

Lisa Hazen executed a large and important project with the utmost professionalism, patience, and creativity. The finished product is elegant, suits the intended audience, and fully accomplishes what we set-out to do. I’d work with her again in a heartbeat. — Laina Adler, HarperCollins San Francisco, nrsv.net

Lisa Hazen has a rare combination of gifts: a deep understanding of computer and Web architecture with an artist’s creative vision. She’s responsive, energetic and a pleasure to work with. — Sara Paretsky, saraparetsky.com

Lisa Hazen was absolutely instrumental in the design, development and delivery of the website for our book.  She added great value every step of the way, and was continually creative and unflaggingly responsive through the entire process. So much can be tied up in the site-development process, and so much is at stake, and Lisa helped us with great ideas and rapid execution. Reassuring and a delight to work with. I am so glad we worked with her. — Robert Galford, simplesabotage.com

Lisa as an expert and a great person was recommended by a family friend. Lisa proved to be everything we expected and hoped she would be: knowledgeable , professional, creative, enthusiastic! When we started working with Lisa, we had no knowledge of where to start. Lisa suggested systemic and logical approach to help build functional website for our restaurant! Lisa worked with us patiently and with a lot of dedication! Lisa, thank you for all you do, your patience and understanding, you knowledge and expertise! — Zhanna Kleynerman, Russian Tea Time

Designing your CD?  Take it to Lisa Hazen.  I’ve had overwhelmingly positive responses to the design of my new album Griffith Park:  “WOW! The design is exquisite.”  “What originality!”  “It’s gorgeous—a serious work of art.”  “What a contrast to the usual presentation.”  “How welcome to see such care in design.” “You should enter this in a contest.”  Yes Lisa should enter it immediately.  I came to this remarkable woman with wild notions, a complicated project (6 panel CD + 24 page lyric booklet) and little savvy.  She and her superlative team took charge but with such sensitivity, care, humor, patience and imagination that I was able to calm down and let them get it done. Her style is meticulous, yet open hearted and daringly intuitive.  She has the courage and experience to allow the project to direct even more than the people involved.  The result is authenticity, soul, class, a happy record, record producer, and a swoony Lisa Hazen Design fan!!  I’m grinning ear to ear already in anticipation of her work on my coming website.  Many viewers have reported they love the placeholder page:  willamooremusic.com.  Do check it out and call Lisa immediately.  She will bring you the world!  — Willa Moore, willamooremusic.com

After speaking to several web designers who just did not “get” the look and feel of what I wanted my site to be, Lisa “got it”! Thank goodness she had the patience to work with someone like me who did not know where to start and has very little knowledge about developing a website. She was so easy to work with and the result is a website that is just what I imagined and LOVE! Virginia Wilkinson, Your Life SPRUCED

I recently worked with Lisa on a couple of fronts; website, social media development and marketing strategy for my new business. She is without question one of the best collaborators I have ever worked with; she’s fun, focused, patient (when she needs to be) yet stands her ground (when she needs to). Creative, flexible and extremely soulful. In short, she provided more ideas and solutions than an entire team could have. — Jim Cogan, The Yoga Shop

It was a pleasure to work with Lisa Hazen on our project. It’s rare that you encounter someone with such a high level of artistic ability combined with excellent communication skills, a very organized workflow process, punctuality, and professionalism. Lisa’s contributions have been a vital addition to our project and she helped bring our ideas to life. — Eben English, Voices of the Holocaust

Trisha and I have worked with Lisa for years. She helped us launch our very first website, I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. She’s creative, fun to work with and whip smart. Whenever we need her, she is super responsive and awesome. We can’t say enough great things about Lisa and her work! — Amy Nobile, I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids

Lisa Hazen is a super-ace Editor. Whatever the subject matter, whatever the word count, she helps make my writing more coherent and cohesive. From Website copy to book manuscripts, I feel more confident about displaying my prose because of her scrutiny. She is both fun and productive to work with in no-nonsense style. I strongly recommend her to truly elevate your written thoughts! – Nate Burgos, Design Feast

Responsive. Conscientious. Dedicated to my success. This is what I need from a designer and project manager, and it’s exactly what Lisa gave us. I highly recommend her services. — Stieg Underwood, McEvoy Ranch

Before I met Lisa, I thought a domain was a French estate, hosting was something you did for foreign exchange students, and a wireframe was a painful form of orthodontia. Lisa expertly guided this newbie through the process of setting up an author website and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Her design throroughly captures the atmosphere of my debut novel in a format that is easy to navigate and update on my own. Thanks, Lisa, for an outstanding result! — Lynne Raimondo

Lisa avoids so many pitfalls many service providers fall into by being reliable, punctual, flexible and most of all a fantastic communicator. She was flexible, reasonable and in our eyes, did an amazing job. We’ll continue to use Lisa for future updates and changes because of the great experience we had working with her. Thank you Lisa! — Michael Abbott, Reforming Indy

Wow. Working with Lisa has been a joy—through many rounds of revision and even more rounds of questions, she’s been unfailingly upbeat, responsive, and on-the-ball. Not only does she “get” our vision, she’s willing to learn along with us to get the highest quality functionality and look for our site. Her design prowess, clear communication, and guidance through the ins and outs of wordpress are invaluable – she’s leaving us with a great site and the know-how to keep it dynamic even after we launch. I recommend Lisa very highly. — Hillary Austin, The Euphrates Institute

Lisa’s website design has captured the true essence of the Wildcat Golf Academy. She understood our vision and created a crisp, clean and very user friendly site that we are proud to have associated with our business. In addition to her design skills, her customer service is unmatched! — Lisa Jones, Wildcat Golf Academy

Lisa has been such a pleasure to work with while creating our new Boston Body Pilates website. I was dreading the task because there were so many components to complete. Lisa was calm and encouraging throughout. She listened to me and also had lots of great ideas. As I expressed my preferences she continued to give me what I wanted. I love our new site! I would recommend Lisa to anyone who wants a beautiful web site that truly expresses their business philosophy and personality. — Zayna Gold, Boston Body Pilates

Lisa is a blast to work with and I am so happy with how my blog looks and functions. She has a wonderful personality on the telephone, is punctual and reliable in scheduling work sessions, during which she is as creative in a brainstorming session as she is calm in a storm! From technical wizardry to design inspiration, she offers one-stop shopping for getting an idea up and online. — Sarah Bowman, The Family Savvy

Lisa Hazen is not just a website designer to us but shes an integral part of the Bread & Wine team. Lisa is dedicated to implementing our new ideas but also creating new ones to help our business grow. As a business owner you couldn’t hope for more. — Jennifer Wisniewski, Bread & Wine

Lisa Hazen developed an outstanding web site for our school. She was easy to work with throughout the project and offered training and occasional follow up support so that I learned to edit and maintain the site with ease. Lisa communicates well, offers advice on strategy for using the web site to its fullest potential to communicate with our constituents, and she’s been a dream to work with! She both listened to our needs and hopes for the site and offered valuable counsel in making our ideas even better! I give Lisa Hazen my highest recommendation for web design! We now have a web site that gives parents valuable information about our work and which makes other schools envious! — Heather Yutzy, Principal, Belding Elementary School

Lisa Hazen designed a simple, modern website for 510Families.com as well as some printed business cards, postcards, and jumbo banner. At every step, she was professional, communicative, and helpful! We are beyond excited with the finished result. We love Lisa and recommend her to anyone who asks. — Heather Flett, 510Families.com

From the first time we spoke with Lisa Hazen about our need to update our firm’s website, we knew that she fully grasped what we wanted to accomplish. She used her outstanding creative vision to capture the true essence of our firm. Her organizational skills broke down a seemingly overwhelming project into easily manageable steps. Her execution and extensive knowledge of computer and web architecture created a technically excellent website where minor updates can be managed easily by us internally. Clients have responded with nothing but positive comments. The whole process from start to finish flowed easily and stayed within our budget. Lisa Hazen has a unique combination of professionalism, extensive technical knowledge and creative vision. She is a joy to work with! — Susan Pinkus, Giles & Associates Consultancy

It was a joy having Lisa Hazen design and set up my author website. She’s an impressive artist who successfully addresses creative challenges with originality and vision. She perceives the big picture concepts, as well as the myriad of miniscule details. That’s rare. I particularly appreciate how she is super efficient and communicates with clarity and humor. She has the sensibility and instinct necessary to discern not only what I want, but what I need. What more can a client ask? — Barb Best

Lisa Hazen is exceptional and the best web designer I have worked with. She brought a rare combination of skill, intuition, and experience to our collaboration, creating a design that thrilled me. I could not be more pleased with the product and its process of development. I feel fantastically appreciative to have worked with her and will use her again, should the need arise. — Saskia Lytle-Vieira, Napa Valley Osteopathic Medicine

From out first conversation about doing my web site, I knew that Lisa was the designer for me. Both professional and creative, Lisa had the ability to understand exactly what I wanted and then translate all my ideas into a fantastic web site that looks great and is functional. On every level, she gets it. Working with Lisa makes the job of creating a web site easy. — Sandra Carpenter, 59 North

Lisa is to be commended for her extraordinary work ethic, project management skills, and flexibility. She made my dream Web site into a reality without ever meeting face-to-face. Lisa always let me know what was going on, available for troubleshooting, and never was out of touch without first letting me know how long she would be unavailable for. While there are thousands of people who do Web design, there is one Lisa Hazen Design, to create a product to get you noticed and remembered. — Candy Lopez, Motivational Miracle

I’d been searching for a Web site designer for several years, but never got past an initial meeting. I realized I needed to work with someone who loved and cared for their work—their product—as much as I do. Too, I was looking for an individual—instead of a corporation—to design and guide the construction of a site. I’d admired my friend Kevin Donnellon’s site, for its look and ease of use. Within a day of Kevin connecting us, Lisa contacted me. Immediately I was struck by Lisa’s professionalism, drive, knowledge and (don’t laugh: it matters) humor. She’s real. Lisa created a site for me that is beautiful and functional. She provided invaluable marketing advice. And she delivered on time, within budget. — Anne Moore, AnneMoore.net

Lisa Hazen and Hazen Creative have been fantastic to work with on both Iron & Wine and The Swell Season’s sites. Their ability to immediately recognize the scope of the project and provide exciting work within our budget made the development process a breeze. We look forward to a long term working relationship with them as our sites continue to evolve. – John Tosch . Overcoat Management, management for The Swell Season and Iron and Wine

I’ve worked with Lisa over the past two years to design and then redesign/enhance my website. Working with Lisa has been a great experience. She is very enthusiastic about her work, and I trust her design sense and knowledge about Web design and architecture. She’s very willing to explore ideas we come up with and recommend or investigate the best ways to accomplish our goals. From initial proposal to finished design, Lisa provided a professional experience and delivered a site that we’re thrilled with. We would definitely work with her again. — Amy Leibrock, pilates-pro.com

Lisa Baggerman is a terrific collaborator, with exceptional knowledge of how best to harness the power of the web. She works well under pressure, and turns around a solid product in record time. — Carrie von der Sitt, Golin Harris

Lisa has been a valuable asset to me in strategy, development and execution of my website. She is savvy and sophisticated about communicating a company’s competitive advantage in a provocative and compelling manner. Her service and attention to detail has been excellent. — Kevin Donnellon, macalicomm.com

When I was ready to launch a site for a new book, I contacted Lisa Hazen at the recommendation of my former Web site designer. I have been so pleased with her creativity, efficiency, originality and simple common sense. In a short time, she completed a complicated site, organized all the technical aspects and pushed me farther along than I ever thought I could go so quickly. She is not only brilliant and exceptionally talented, she is a very nice person and wonderful to work with. She cares a great deal about the content and final Web product. She works extremely hard to create a site that moves far beyond your expectations. — Michele Weldon, everymannews.com

After an unsuccessful attempt to have someone else design a website for me, I called Lisa. What a difference! She came up with a beautiful design and was able to put the whole thing together in spite of the fact that I was less than prompt with supplying the elements she needed. In a very non-pushy way, she made sure that the project continued to move forward even when I was too busy to do my part. The end result is a site that not only serves its purpose, but will easily expand as my needs expand. Everyone that visits it comments on how well done and attractive my web site is. Lisa was an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end. — Dr. Lauren Streicher, drstreicher.com

Lisa was a true pleasure to work with on our recent project for the City of Chicago. She is creative, open and, most importantly, easy to communicate with. Her deadlines were not just met she was early and exceeded our expectations for the website. I truly enjoyed meeting and working with Lisa and can’t wait to do more work with her. — Kimberlee Mulherin, Alert Chicago

I chose Lisa to design and build my site because she impressed me from the start with her accessibility, organization and quick response. She was a pleasure to work with—reliable, patient, supportive and industrious. I wanted a simple yet professional, clean site with quick turnaround. In Lisa I found that rare combination of punctuality and creativity. — Rebekah Rotstein, Incorporating Movement

We worked with Lisa when we first launched our website in 1997. From day one we were inspired by her knowledge, her passion and her commitment to building a Web site that enhanced our brand and expanded our customer base. Due to Lisa’s innovative spirit and her dedication to getting it right, we now have a website which goes beyond ecommerce and stretches into building communities and relationships with the end consumers. — Abby Hoffman, Chronicle Books

We hired Lisa Hazen to create our website blog and eNewsletter at Pilates Pro (www.pilates-pro.com), a launch project for the former staff of Pilates Style Magazine. Lisa proactive approach allowed us to smoothly transition our delivery from print to web. Lisa researched questions and put procedures in place to direct us to a finished product that was met with acceptance and acknowledged in the industry as professional and timely. With 3,400 members in 38 countries in only 3 months of operation, we feel that Lisa’s ability to create a successful product has put us in a good position for growth. — Stacy Ciaravella, Pilates Pro

We hired Lisa Hazen to create a mini-site devoted to our organization’s anniversary. Lisa brought such creativity, clarity, and insight to the process. The end result was a beautiful site which met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. — Calla Devlin, NCLR

Lisa did a great job with the website for our vacation rental apartment. She put it together very quickly and patiently put up with our repeated changes. The end result is simple and attractive, exactly what we were looking for. — Matt Zinn, Studio on Sixth

I’ve worked with Lisa on a handful of stories in the past couple of months, and every time has made me wish we could turn even more stories over to her. Throughout the entire process of the story, she’s been a pleasure to work with, whether it’s from knowing what kinds of stories we’re looking for and what to pitch us to knowing how to tell a good story and how to structure the kinds of stories we need. And, as an editor’s dream come true, she always keeps me updated on how the story is going and gets the articles in on time. Plus, she’s just super nice and always helpful! — Carmen Pease, HOW magazine

We received several proposals but selected Lisa because she understood what we wanted to achieve, She was excited about the project and brought us creative ideas. Throughout the process she was organized and clear in what needed to be done at which stage, and kept us on schedule so that everything was completed in a timely way. She was generous with her time and flexible. She gave us constructive suggestions and made changes as necessary. We now have a Web site that is well-designed, functional, eye-catching, and easy to navigate. She was a pleasure to work with. — Joye Wiley, Ark Wiley & Jobson

Lisa’s work was fast, professional, and won praise from everyone who visited the site. When it was converted to feature the film rather than the book, she had done such a marvelous job with the architecture that the effort was flawless and inexpensive. I highly recommend her — James Dalessandro, 1906

I’ve worked with Lisa on a handful of stories in the past couple of months, and every time has made me wish we could turn even more stories over to her. Throughout the entire process of the story, she’s been a pleasure to work with, whether it’s from knowing what kinds of stories we’re looking for and what to pitch us to knowing how to tell a good story and how to structure the kinds of stories we need. And, as an editor’s dream come true, she always keeps me updated on how the story is going and gets the articles in on time. Plus, she’s just super nice and always helpful. Carmen Pease, HOW

I was just starting out with my business and needed a great site to display my work. Lisa masterfully created my whole Web site exactly to my liking. She made it very easy to work with her via phone or email to make design choices more simple. On top of that, she’s super sweet, uber-professional and very easy to be around. I still get compliments on the design of my website. — Stacy McClure, Makeup By Stacy

Lisa did a fantastic job on the website for our most important title of the season, “You Can Do It!”. She amazed me with how she incorporated design elements from the book, interactive tools so users would explore and stay on the site, and a great place for both contributors to the book and press could go. The site was totally integrated and overall, Lisa used both her strategic thinking and creative talent to develop one of the best book-related sites I have ever seen. — Kendra Kallan, You Can Do It

In addition to being a joy to work with, Lisa is a true professional who did a great job on our website and enewsletter project. Her work integrating the enewsletter copy and design into the website was seamless and creative. Leslie Sagawitz, Milk It Mama