Reviews & Testimonials

"My clients' satisfaction is my first priority, so when I start a project, I dedicate myself to it and to my client from start to finish and beyond. I take every job I do very personally, and I care about your success by giving you my hard work and creativity. When you succeed, so do I."
Deborah Ryder
Owner/Operator, Monterey Bay Design
"Working with Deborah on the rebuild of our website has been an absolute delight. We weren’t exactly clear the direction we wanted to go with the rebuild, and to my relief Deborah’s patience coupled with her creativity got us on track with a direction that turned out to be more than I could have imagined. The website truly took on a wonderful new identity and we couldn't be more pleased. She was so easy to work with and incredibly thorough. She was clear on items I didn’t understand and gave me several options and creative ideas on items when I wasn’t clear on what we wanted. I am extremely satisfied with the level of service we received and the quality of our wonderful new website."
Willy Bietak Productions, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
"There are many high quality web designers out there, but what sets Debbie Ryder apart from them is her high level of customer service. The designer of my first website did beautiful work, but he would disappear for weeks at a time and was difficult to communicate with. Even though I was happy with my final product, I was often frustrated during the process. For this website I wanted someone who valued customer service as much as designing. Debbie turned out to be the perfect fit! Not only did I love her work, but I loved how she ALWAYS responded to my emails as quickly as possible and made me feel like my input was valuable. I felt like I was part of the team and could be honest with her about what I liked and did not like – and she had the patience of Job! If you are looking for someone who does high quality web design and treats you like a premium customer for a reasonable price, you cannot go wrong with Debbie Ryder at Monterey Bay Design!"
Jennifer Jackson
Discover the Missing Peace
Folsom, CA
"Debbie's just great! So easy to work with, knowledgeable, creative, and my website turned out WAY better than I ever could have imagined! Thank you, Debbie!"
Kristin Minnich
Move Studios, Inc.
Monterey, CA
"Granite Drilling hired Debbie to re-design our website. She has been so great to work with! Her customer service is impeccable - available, patient, and personable. Her creative expertise is impressive - intuitively knows how to utilize photos/media to tell the company story. And, she's technically savvy. She's a rare find. If you are looking to hire a web designer, look no further than Debbie. We will no doubt be asking her to assist us with future projects!"
Kathy Grachek
Granite Drilling Company, LLC
Salinas, CA
"Had I known what a treasure Debbie is, I would not have put off my website for so long! She designed a clean, professional logo that I love and turned my vague ideas into a first-rate website. And, she was exceptionally patient with my lack of technical skills and took me through every step. I would recommend Debbie and Monterey Bay Design without reservation."
Jeanine Strong
Strong Appellate Law
Carmel, CA
"Marketing is a mysterious thing for a lot of small businesses and the individuals who run them. I know that, having lost both my wife and our webmaster who spearheaded and maintained all our marketing efforts. Then, when I was introduced to Debbie and her team at Monterey Bay Design, I knew my marketing woes were over. They adeptly picked up where my wife and webmaster left off. I present them with ideas, and they execute with creative solutions in a very timely manner. In a world driven by 'solutions based' work environments, it's nice to know there's a local company that gets the job done."
Bill Hill
New Masters Gallery
Carmel, CA
"To put it succinctly, Deborah Ryder and her company Monterey Bay Design is simply fantastic! I found Deborah to be smart, highly efficient, cost effective, very professional, and a master at her craft, which is the creation from beginning to end, of polished and professional looking websites. Before creating my site, I shopped around a bit and came to the conclusion that Monterey Bay Design would most likely serve me best. I couldn't be happier with my decision. For any future website needs, Deborah and Monterey Bay Design will be my first decision. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
Scott Davis
Scott Davis Images & Photoquest Expeditions, LLC
"We were/are so naive about the process of web site development. Debbie patiently coached and guided us through the entire process. Her approach definitely turned an intimidating project into something positive and enjoyable... plus our web site is beautiful!"
Papillon Center
Monterey, CA
"I have worked with Debbie for almost a year on the development of our new business. Finding a creative person who can render great ideas and take criticism without offense, deliver a product that pops and is on time is rare. I have worked with many designers and would recommend Debbie as one of the best creative people I have worked with. We will continue to utilize her services for our print and online products for as long as she will tolerate us."
Des Gibson, Sea Car Tours
Monterey, CA
"Monterey Bay Design has been the best website design/build/service for me over many years. I can communicate with her and she understands what I am trying to achieve. Debbie has created what I have only imagined and made additions/changes that were the 'wow' factor in my site. Pay attention! This business is in business to help YOU. Debbie is the best."
Jamison Kaufman, JamisonK Design
Carmel Valley, CA
"Let me start off by saying, WOW! I would have never imagined working with Debbie would be so easy. She really made our imagination a reality and we couldn't be more thankful. She is very quick to make changes which we find very valuable. Debbie truly is the best and we cannot wait to work with her again."
San Jose, CA
"I had an excellent experience working with Deborah. She was efficient, creative, professional and got the job finished in a timely manner that exceeded my expectations. I would gladly work with her again."
Tyson Schmidt, Semillas Goldstar S.A.
Santiago, Chile
"I would recommend Monterey Bay Design to anyone needing to enhance, create, or explore new ideas for their web site. Deborah takes on a task and carries it above and beyond until it's finalized. DEFINITELY not a procrastinator!! She is accessible and reliable."
Gwyn De Amaral, President
Monterey County Pride
"Debbie Ryder with Monterey Bay Design created both classy business cards and a beautiful website for me when I had the words in my head, but no graphic ideas to go with them. She is bright, artistic, easy to work with, and has a sense of humor -- a "must" in my book! I would recommend Debbie's work to anyone, but especially businesses or individuals working on their initial web presence."
Stefani Mistretta
Pronunciation in Action
"Monterey Bay Design has been a stalwart web designer and manager of our site! They have responded immediately with unexpected, last minute requests and the work has been nothing less than perfect!"
Andy Anglemyer
EpiBiostats, LLC
"I first approached Monterey Bay Design in 2008 on the recommendation of another local gallery, and I couldn't be happier that I did! Debbie can do no wrong in my books. She is incredibly patient, helpful, and she created a beautiful website for my gallery."
Leos Anderle
Anderle Gallery
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
"Two years ago, I realized I needed to update my web site. I had heard good things about Monterey Bay Design, and gave them a call. I spoke to Deborah Ryder and she was quite happy to come to my studio several times, to discuss what I wanted.

As a professional artist, I wanted the site to really have the feeling of my work. I wanted it to reflect it and have the feeling of fun. She first did the home page to my specifications and I loved it. Then, I asked for a bit of movement on it and left her to it. When she did the first live test for me, I was enchanted. She had gotten the exact feeling for my work I wanted to convey.

The rest of the site came together beautifully. Not only is she very skilled in web site design, her graphic artist skills made the site look artistically put together, and in my style. As I expanded the site to where it is today, she has been terrific in every aspect of it, from, web hosting to updating, to computer issues. She even gave me tutorials in Photoshop I needed to learn for my work.

I cannot recommend her and Monterey Bay Design more highly. She is skilled and has great communication skills and a wicked sense of humor. She is not only professional but great fun to work with."
Merry Kohn
Merry Kohn Studio
"Monterey Bay Design worked closely with our company to create a fantastic logo and design our entire online store. We continue to use Monterey Bay Design for all of our web design and e-commerce needs."
Bullrush Bullion
"Monterey Bay Design did a great job with my website. Deborah was prompt and professional, plus has a great eye for aesthetics. I highly recommend her work!"
Perry Holloman
Deep Bodywork, LLC
"Monterey Bay Design helped me organize a huge amount of information for Headlands Management and the events at Sonoma Horse Park, and she designed a beautiful site to present it. Thanks, Debbie!"
Sally Hudson
Headlands Management, Inc.