Reviews

45+ Positive Reviews
Online reviews and direct testimonials


Thank you! By the way I have used the web site as reference for 4 or 5 clients and got the job, so big thanks to you!

Mike Myers
Maganda Natural Builders


Buffie is a great resource for anyone wanting a beautiful, well-designed website. She can do everything or teach you to do some of the development yourself. She is a rare combination of artistry and technical know-how wrapped into one! And, she is a lovely person to work and spend time with. I highly recommend her!

Hilary Austen
Backyard Terroir


Buffie is a pleasure to work with! She's really helped us transform our image as an organization and given us a modern and approachable look. She's designed our website, our newsletter, logos, flyers, and more. She's great--highly recommended.

Katie Davis, Program Director
Sebastopol Area Senior Center


Buffie / Design Orbit has an innate ability to capture the intelligence and flavor of our brand values and qualities and translate them into clear, compelling and beautiful design, imagery and logo. She also has the technical muscle to deploy those smarts across a variety of communication channels whether print, web or product. Plus she's just fun to work with.

Kimberly Carlisle
Co-Founder & Director,
Flag Ranch


This is the second web site that Buffie has designed for us. It is fantastic and very simple to keep updated. Buffie is professional, responsive and extremely customer oriented. She has a way of explaining even the most technical facets of the web site in a very easy to understand and concise manor. She is always very quick to respond to any changes or updates that we request.

Janet Harris, Executive Assistant
Palm Drive Health Care District

The Gravenstein Health Action Chapter


Buffie is creative, responsive and very reliable. It was a pleasure to work with her. I have no hesitation in fully recommending her work.

Ralph White, A Pioneer of Holistic Learning, Author, Int'l Speaker on Cultural, Personal and Social Transformation, Conference Director


Buffie is a life saver! We had a large 21 year old website that we maintained as we could, but we couldn’t get mobile-optimized with the archaic program. We first tried a different company recommended to us, but we had to deal with ignored requests, long delays, incompetence, and website overhauls we didn’t want. They also required the site to be in WordPress We found Wordpress hard to work with.

We started over with Buffie. She set us up in Squarespace, which we like. She has great expertise and was accepting and effective with our requests. She was also creative in ways that worked with our vision. Her instruction is clear and supportive. We could feel that she really cares. Upon launch our potential contacts increased immediately. We would heartily recommend her to anyone in need of a website creation or development.

Thank you, Buffie!

Randal Churchill, Director & Pat Stone, Office Manager Hypnotherapy Training Institute


This is the second web site that Buffie has designed for us. It is fantastic and very simple to keep updated. Buffie is professional, responsive and extremely customer oriented. She has a way of explaining even the most technical facets of the web site in a very easy to understand and concise manor. She is always very quick to respond to any changes or updates that we request.

Janet Harris
Palm Drive Health Care District
Gravenstein Health Action Chapter


Buffie designed a logo for me over 20 years ago. Her intuitive, kind and visionary qualities make her a delight to work with and an inspiration for a life time.

Pam Woolway


Buffie is the best!!!!!
An integral part of the community, what you might not be aware of is that Design Orbit is responsible for many of the logos, posters, images that you see throughout Sebastopol. We are incredibly happy to be able to work with her and with the results of her efforts. Yay for Buffie!

Jeff Phillips
Comet Corn, Popcorn with Amazing Flavors


The moment I saw her website, I knew we were like minded and we could work well together. She' s smart, lovely, kind and has a great sense of integrity. My kinda gal. Deeply grateful for all her help.

Linda Delman
Sophia's Sanctuary of Sebastopol


Owner Buffie Harris of Design Orbit, is amazingly creative and talented. She created the most beautiful updated website I could've imagined. Buffie is also extremely patient and went above and beyond to teaching me how to upload new photos onto my website.
She has really made this whole experience wonderful and I am extremely happy and excited about my new updated website.

Deborah Calton
Deborah's Designs, San Diego Floral Design


It goes without saying that Buffie did a great job creating a logo, website and package design for me.  What prospective customers really need to know is that she brought out the very best of my work and presented it in a way that makes me believe even more in what I am doing.  That's what makes Buffie special and that's why she is a great addition to my team.

Ken Berman
kenbermanart.com


It is an absolute pleasure being associated with Design Orbit. Your energy and enthusiasm are matched only by your creative ability. You are a complete joy to work with - caring, extremely accommodating to all our requests and questions and professional every step of the way. We look forward to many more years of this productive relationship.

Bev Pamenski-Murray
Dream World Backdrops, Inc.


Thanks to a high quality of professionalism and expertise, Design Orbit has helped put East West Yoga & Health Center on the map in San Diego. Our logo, brochures, and website are clear and inviting, and have been a sure ingredient in our recipe for success.

Ann Williams
East West Yoga and Health Center
eastwestyoga.com


Our experience with Buffie was such a pleasure during the whole process. She was able to really listen to our needs and set out on a plan. She devised 3 great choices for our logo and website. Her due dates were all on time. We are completely satisfied and happy with the results. And it really was a fun process to boot. Her calmness and experience, created a trust between the three of us that was evident from the first day we met. So yes, 100% I recommend Buffie. I would do it all over again with her in heartbeat!
Marianne and Annie
Amazing Face


It's working!  I've gotten two clients in the past week from the temporary web site, and can hardly wait until the full site goes live.  Thanks so much, Buffie, for all your great work!

Eloise Tweeten
Tweeten Elder Care
tweeteneldercare.com


Design Orbit did more than produce a beautiful, meaningful website for my company. They created a business identity for me that is now recognizable in the community. Buffie Harris is a true business partner, able to respond with new and creative ideas as my business grows and evolves.

Cynthia Bologna
Elder Massage


Buffie and I have worked together for 15+ years. She was the original marketing and design inspiration from day one of my business to present. Buffie has a gift for creating graphics, logos and websites that capture the unique story and mission behind each business she works with. I highly recommend Buffie’s talents and skills-she will help your business shine brightly!
Colleen Linnertz
JourneyBackToSelf.com


Design Orbit has been the "light" that we needed to spearhead our marketing efforts for Ceres Fruit Juices in North America. Nothing is too much trouble and the work is always performed on time.
Martin Pamensky
National Sales and Marketing Manager,
Ceres Fruit Juices North America

ceresjuices.com


Buffie Harris at Design Orbit has been a major resource for my company. She has designed and created numerous logos, web sites, brochures and business cards for my clients. Always a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive, Design Orbit combines high levels of creativity, quality and professionalism. Design Orbit has become far more than a vendor—a partner for my business.
Mikel Bruce
Metro Marketing & Media
metromm.com


You captured the true essence of what my company stands for, your qualities of spirit, authenticity, and genuineness resulted in delivering my company a logo, brochures and a web design that were exactly what we were looking for. I especially appreciate your ability to be conscious of my company's time constraints without sacrificing the quality of your work.
Tom Manheim, President,
The Love of Money, Inc.


Buffie - I wanted to thank you for your patience willingness and creativity. I was so hesitant to join the computer age. I love my web site, you certainly took it to a level i could not have imagined. Working with you has been fun and easy and I greatly appreciate your efficiency. Thank you for gently bringing me out of the dark age.
Wendy Simone
Simone Salon
simonesalon.com


Buffie is patient, talented and superlative in her areas of expertise with her business Design Orbit.  She is inherently an artist and it comes through loud and clear in her work.  She has an incredible eye for color and balance, superlative technical skill and a lovely, gentle demeanor.  She completed the requested work in a timely manner and her prices are  very fair.  I am thrilled with the new look of my site and it's increased visibility.  My visits statistics are already on the rise I highly recommend Design Orbit as I am 100% satisfied with all.
Penny Krieger
paradiseorientalrugs.com


The concept I had for my web site involved juxtaposing old photographs from my grandfather’s business with contemporary ones of my building projects. The purpose was to create a sense of my being grounded in solid tradition while providing 21st century approaches for my current clients. You were the ideal person to work with because you listened carefully to my ideas and found ways to creatively turn my raw material of old and new pictures and text into an artistic and inviting presentation for the web site. You guided me through the technical issues with ease, making suggestions along the way that further enhanced the final product. Your work consistently exceeded my expectations. I will enthusiastically recommend you as being both a fine professional and a remarkable person.
Tom Trent,
Tom Trent Builders
tomtrentbuilders.com


First, it was a pleasure working with Buffie, as aside from her being a great graphic artist, she is a wonderful human being. I worked closely with her in designing a book cover for my latest book and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Her ideas and suggestions were great and she skillfully lead me from a place of uncertainty and confusion about what I wanted to a cover design that I was completely happy with. It was a great experience from start to finish and I highly recommend her to anyone needing a superb, and professional, graphic artist.
Tom McGuire, Author





I'm so glad I decided to let Buffie and Design Orbit take the lead in setting me up with my new wonderful website. It's much easier to handle than the Wordpress system I was working with. And I really appreciated the follow up help she gave me AFTER the project was completed...without charge :)))) Thank You Design Orbit !!!!

Bill Corwin
The Swamp Critters


You, Buffie are exemplary in her ability to translate a client's needs or vision into a creative and effective graphic form. Aside from being proficient in an astonishing variety of artistic styles, you are also reliable, businesslike, and work well with deadlines. We would wholeheartedly recommend Design Orbit to anyone serious about presenting their best image to the public.

Ed Marks and Mary Obendorfer, Owners
BKS Iyengar Yoga Centers of San Diego
sandiegoyoga.com


Design Orbit has transformed our Community Journal and brochures into design masterpieces. You incorporate a "zen-like" design style visually while energetically reflecting our presence as a spiritual retreat amidst the wild wonder of the mountains. Your creative spirit, attention to detail and speed make working with you a genuine pleasure.

Phil Shinko Squire, Administrator,
Zen Mountain Center
zmc.org


Thank you! You’ve done an amazing job. We really appreciate your work and creativity.
Alexandra Hubbard
The Hubbard Foundation
hubbardfoundation.org


Buffie is creative, responsive and very reliable. It was a pleasure to work with her. I have no hesitation in fully recommending her work.

Ralph W., Author


Working with Buffie Francisco to build my first website has been enormously productive as well as a total joy. She listens carefully, has a wonderful sense of design, and she's a patient and skilled teacher. Buffie taught me how to edit and add to my Squarespace website. I feel so fortunate to have found DesignOrbit.

Elizabeth Ann M.


Buffie has been the most artistic and technologically sound website designer/architect I have ever worked with. She is prompt, positive, intuitive and highly creative. She is technologically savvy. She listens and does not try to take over your website or your vision and hears the deeper meaning of what you wish to convey in your images and text. She is the very best and I recommend her highly.

Wendy Taylor, MSW
Long time Business Sebastopol Owner 

Taylor Elder Care Management


I have very much enjoyed working with you and look forward to our next opportunity for you to create again something wonderful and beautiful!

Cheers,
Howard Kalmer
Pacific Rim Wine Logistics


Buffie is extremely competent and sincere in her efforts to accomplish any task related to my online business. She is a total professional, energetic and creative with an uplifting personality. I am honored to be a client of hers for the past 4 years. 

Thank you Buffie for all you do!

Daniel W. Turner
icd10codelink.com


I love the hands-on design process that Buffie brings to the table. Very willing to listen with an abundance of great ideas.

Glenn Pope, Realtor


Whenever I need a change I simply email what I need and the next thing I know, it's done.

Nancy S., Putney Financial


Buffie Harris is a very talented and intuitive graphic artist. I have worked with her on a variety of projects over many years. She is an attentive listener and is able to translate your verbal concepts and ideas to life. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is an integral part of our business and our success.

Katie O.


Thank you very much for your work on the logo. You've done a great job of capturing what I was trying to explain in words..As additional feedback, your talent and "spirituality" shine through your work. Hard to describe, but there is a "calmness" beating beneath the surface...very... comforting.
Matthew McCulloch

An Artistic I
anartistic.com


Wow you are a talent! A really fantastic job of layout, so creative and aesthetically pleasing! We love it! We are so thrilled with the logo and cards!!!! Thank you for your beautiful, unique work! We consistently keep getting complimented on the logo you designed for us.  We're so happy with it and so happy that it clearly ignites something for folks.
In Gratitude & best, best wishes,

George and Joy Mandler
Assabet Valley Natural Health


Design Orbit has provided our medical practice with exceptional design ideas and service. We can expect professional, prompt, and courteous service each and every time we work together.

Jake Youman, General Manager
Center for Orthopaedic Care


You listen with an artist's soul - translating words and ideas into graphic form. Design Orbit is the essential link between our ideas and the audience we are trying to reach. Your artistic abilities in combination with your understanding of business, timeliness in realizing projects, and the ease of our working relationship have made Design Orbit a very valuable partner for the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego.

Kate Obendorfer, Office Manager
Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego
taoistsanctuary.org


Buffie, you have created several design pieces for our national clients. You have shown a unique ability to transform conceptual ideas into effective and attractive printed pieces. You are pleasant and extremely professional, and I truly enjoy working with you.

Lucy Garcia Roberts, President,
HMC Bilingual Advertising
hmcadvertising.com


I wanted to let you know how very well your logo design was received today at Millennium Laboratories. I unveiled our new branding for the employees this morning and continue to receive great feedback on the logo design and colors. As a true testimonial, our Laboratory Director, has a few degrees in the hard sciences (i.e. organic chemistry and the like) and constantly reminds me he knows nothing about marketing or what makes things sell. In a side meeting with our CEO today, he expressly complimented your logo and went on and on about the colors and design. I found this to be the true test of a good logo – even the scientists like it! Congratulations on an excellent job for Millennium Laboratories. We are a very happy customer and will continue to recommend your talents. Thank you for pulling such great work off for me under very, very tight deadlines.

Renee Bryan
VP of Marketing,
Millennium Laboratories


Buffie, you have impressed me with your ability to transform my vision and ideas into eye catching and memorable graphic form. You are delightful to work with. Your creativity and art skill are balanced with professionalism and timeliness. I recommend Design Orbit to anyone who would like to promote their business through graphics or the web.

Eric Kaufmann, CPCM
InSight Consulting


I needed to attract customers at first glance. You combined your knowledge of graphic arts and web design to create a rich, inviting, engaging, and winning web site. Within one week of posting and submitting my site with indexes and search engines, I was already reaching my target market. The response was amazing. I am extremely pleased with my results. Working with Design Orbit is a delight! You are extremely professional and intuitive to my business needs.
Cynthia Francisco, owner
avacationbythebay.com


Buffie is smart, creative, helpful and flexible. She perseveres to get my web site looking the way I envisioned. Plus, she's able to offer advice on options. Buffie has sparks of innovation that are unhampered by practicality that create other sparks and, in turn, produce a superior product. I am very pleased with not only the product that she helped to create but the process we used as well: deliberate, well reasoned, respectful.

George Moskoff
theapgconsulting.com


I wanted to create a quick-read newsletter for my business and by sheer luck Buffie Harris was referred to me by a friend. From the moment we met I just knew that she would be able to help me with the creative aspects of the project. I immediately felt confident and at ease in the knowledge that I had someone who had listened to my needs. She came back to me in record time with exactly the right feel and professionalism that I wanted to convey. Buffie was spot-on in her assessment of my communication strategies and I would recommend her to anyone also wanting to create a professional marketing and communications tool.
Ken Hermer, President
Africa in Style
Southern African Destination Representation



We are very happy with your recent design of our corporate web site. Your work is creative and professional and your prices were very reasonable compared to other bidders. We were particularly impressed that you took the time to ask questions and ensure that your design concept reflected our corporate image. We would eagerly work with you again and highly recommend you to other.
Steven Hensley, President,
SunStar Productions


Even though it is simple, our web site is serving its intended purpose. It was really just a vehicle for email advertisements. No more spending hundreds of dollars on mailers. It has been great, thanks!
Cheryl Phibbs
Heaven On Earth