Searching for a Web Site Designer in Kitchener-Waterloo?

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Where do you begin?

Say you’ve opened up your favourite search engine to look for a Web site designer in the K-W area.

You type in website design or Internet Web page design and Kitchener or Waterloo and see a seemingly endless list of local (and not so local) Web designers and developers. How do you know who is talented? affordable? trustworthy? the best fit for your business?

Identifying Who Is Right for You

First, it is important to realize that not all Web site creation companies are suitable to all projects.

Like all businesses, Web site designers essentially “sell” different “products”.  So you must identify your needs and then seek out the company which is the best fit for your business and can produce the type of end-product you are looking for. Failing to do so would be like hoping to purchase a mint-condition Ferrari at a scrap metal dealer: that business simply doesn’t stock what you are looking for and, knowing that, inevitably you would be disappointed in their offerings and your experience through no fault of the owner or his product.

Most every Web company these days tends to have a specialty that sets them apart.  For example, in our local Kitchener-Waterloo area, some offer content management systems in which your site is produced with a framework which you can later use to manage your site yourself. Some sell packaged Web tools and template designs while others do custom work.  Many focus on producing for a particular industry or market.  Almost always there is a heavier focus either on aesthetics or on the complexities of back-end functionality. It’s also important to realize that you will be working closely with whomever you choose for a lengthy time.

In summary, finding a good match to your company and business objectives as well as selecting people with whom you personally feel comfortable are vital to making your project a success.

What are constructive ways to grasp the essentials of how a Web company does business? Reading what is presented on their own site, visiting sites they have completed, and speaking directly to the people who will be involved in developing your Web site are fundamental. If possible, it is helpful to hear what their clients have to say too.

So, is E Media Architects the best fit for your organization? Well, let us explain what we’re about.  Then you can decide for yourself.

What Defines E Media Architects?


We strive for long-term relationships with our clients.

We have been surprised at how the majority of Web companies take the approach that they have been hired to create and publish a Web site and there ends the relationship with the client — most often leaving the Web site languishing in a semi-outdated state for the remainder of its life and the client in a constant search to find the next Web site “vendor” he feels he can trust.

Conversely, our goal is to provide personal attention each step of the way and establish a long-term relationship with our clients. This relationship extends past the Web site’s publication to ongoing maintenance, expansion and auxiliary marketing.

Thanks to this approach and owing to our great clientele, we’re entering our fifth year in business. It pleases us to learn how much our clients value having someone at hand who knows their name, their project and their business. Seeing that the various projects we’ve assisted with have helped our clients’ businesses flourish, we’re happy to know we are their first choice for future projects.


We’re down-to-earth and reliable.

When you deal with us, you won’t find any high-pressure sales reps, pretentious Web artists or fancy offices.  Working from home, we are a husband and wife team who live in your community in Kitchener. Knowing that our personal reputation is always attached to our work, we strive to understand each of our clients’ individual challenges and meet these with insight.

When we make an appointment, we keep it. When our clients contact us, we always respond.  We do what we agreed to do for the price we’ve stated.  And because we keep our operating costs low, our prices are surprisingly affordable. If you are familiar with some of the business owners with whom we have worked, why not ask them about their experiences with us?

But since we’re just two people, what is the quality of our work?


We’re serious about uniquely-designed custom Web sites.

We won’t force your company to conform to pre-made Web solutions. We never re-brand, tailor or custom-ize template designs. In fact, the complete opposite is true. Not a single part of your site — from the design to the functionality — gets made before we discern your needs and, most importantly, the needs of your customers. We literally build each site by hand each and every time to obtain the best product possible.

Our design aesthetic is totally authentic, fresh, unique, stylish and current. After all, we believe that a core reason for having a Web site is to define an individual Web presence.

We know the proof is in the execution. So compare some of our work to our competitors’ and judge for yourself how well we have executed this individualized approach.


We can take our own advice.

Sadly, many Web design and development companies’ own Web sites have become chronically neglected.  In response, we have made it a priority to try to set an example on our own Web site. How does this help our clients?

By keeping up-to-date with current techniques and marketing approaches, we can speak from personal experience. We understand the practical business value of what we are recommending. We never ask our clients to invest in something that we wouldn’t.

Bottom line?

We’ll be the first to admit that our approach is not for everyone. But we’re all right with that. Our goal is not to be prolific. Rather, it is to offer a unique, high-quality approach to representing your business on-line.

If you want to work with reliable local people who utilize tasteful design and current techniques to help your business stand out from the crowd, we are right for you.

Take the first step in starting your project with us today!

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2 Comments on “Searching for a Web Site Designer in Kitchener-Waterloo?”

  1. Nikola says:


    I live in Waterloo, and I am looking for a great blog creator who can turn my ideas into a website/blog that will involve people around the world changing the world and living their callings. It will also be about how anyone and I mean anyone can help within their communities or around the world.

    How does the design process work?
    Can you also provide me with a quote? I just graduated, and there is a recession, so please give me a reasonable quote, which I’m sure you would have given me.

    I want my blog to have a similar layout to the following:



    Thank you!


  2. Allison says:

    Hi Nikola,

    Thanks for your interest!

    You can learn about our Web design process by visiting http://www.emediaarchitects.com/hire_us.php?t=w_project

    We also have a standard form by which we accept requests for new projects / estimates. It is located at https://www.emediaarchitects.com/hire_us.php?t=project

    As to your specific project, shortly we will follow up with you directly.

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