I am a huge fan of Keith's work. Hire this man. He's probably the last non-flakey direct response designer on the face of the planet. In fact, here is what I wrote about him on my blog:
He’s one of the few non-flakey designers I’ve ever met.And, he not only did WHAT he said… WHEN he said… but, he took the ideas I had and RAN with them, turning my blog into something way better than I ever could have hoped for.Every nuance I asked for was included. Every vague idea (I couldn’t explain) was developed. And, every detail was taken care of. He also “gets” direct response marketing — which makes him a very rare (hellz, dang near EXTINCT) bird indeed. Now, before anyone reading this gets too excited…He’s not cheap. So if you’re a price shopper, don’t waste his time. His service is for VALUE shoppers, not bargain hunters. Don’t know the difference? Then you ain’t ready for him. (In fact, you got bigger problems than your site design.)
Also, he’s not gonna just make you a replica of my site. I already can see a few whipper-snappers going to him saying, “make my site look just like Ben’s!” This happened with the splash/squeeze page my friend Jim Yaghi designed a couple years ago. Instead, he’s gonna demand you make your site YOUR personality, not mine. That you be an original you, not a warmed over version of me or anyone else.
In other words… The dude’s a true professional. Not just a $5 per project hack.
Anyway, I get no “kick back” for promoting him. I just really liked what he did. I really liked working with him. And, I really like the idea of helping him have so much demand he’ll have to raise his fees even higher. (So you best hop on the stick and hire him ASAP if’n that’s your plan.)
"I had almost given up on finding a web developer when I was referred to Keith. Especially one who understands direct marketing and how it works online. He made a lot of big promises. For instance, he would communicate in a timely manner, accomplished what he said he would, and follow up with any issues that needed to be corrected. He has restored my faith in developers. He is a diamond in the rough and should be hired immediately before the word gets out and he has no time to add clients."
"When I discovered Keith Commins I immediately knew I’d found a 'gem.'
I’ve tried ALL the popular outsourcing sites and referrals from acquaintances but in almost 20 years I never found a website designer I was happy with.
Most were clueless about direct response marketing, incompetent or unreliable at best. More times than I care to remember, many have taken my deposit, disappeared and never delivered.
Keith is an experienced direct marketer, a great website designer… and most importantly, he does what he says he is going to do. Sadly, a rare thing nowadays.
Keith is now my “go to” guy for all things website related. He has my highest recommendation."
I have come to know Keith through a business group we have both been members of for a number of years. Keith’s expertise as a web developer has been clear for me to see during that time. However, what makes Keith different in my view is the way in which he understands how direct response principles should be applied in web development and more importantly how they can be implemented to get real results for business owners.
We needed the rapid development of a website / online presence following the award of an EU INTERREG 4A Ireland Wales project grant. Through a recommendation from a colleague we approached Pearl Design Dublin in relation to this website start-up to support the project. From the start Keith had some great suggestions on things to consider in order to future-proof the website. While our initial focus was on having no more than a holding page, Keith made very clear the need to consider future developments from the outset. Within a few days the project had an online presence which was an essential initial stage of the overall three year project.
Principal Investigator / NeuroSKILL Project, University College Dublin
On behalf of my wife and I we would really like to thank you for all the hard work that you done building our website Silverlining.ie .
It really turned out fantastic a lot of people have commented on the site and how well it looks.To anyone that is thinking of updating or building a new website I would highly recommend Pearl design ( Keith ) is very professional and listens to what the customer wants and needs .I would recommend Pearl Design to any one thinking of updating or creating a new website .
As a start up business, our budget was tight, having considered many web designers, and being impressed by Keith’s own website, we decided to go with Pearl Design. Following an initial meeting where we discussed our needs as a business and our ideas for our website, Keith outlined the options available to us, given our limited funds. Keith took onboard our vision and tried to work that into the confines of the template option for us. We found Keith to be very professional throughout the process, and easy to contact whenever we had a query. Although we were working with a template, Keith went beyond this for us, creating certain aspects himself. We are more than happy with the finished product and the lengthy, well structured document/guidelines to enable us to update and edit our website ourselves.
We were very happy with the design and layout of our site and professional service we recieved through the whole set up. We noticed a marked improvement in traffic and enquiries through the site and will happily use Pearl Design next time we are changing our site layout.
As a start-up business, it was very important for us to ‘hit the ground running’ and for our web site to deliver results from the very beginning. With Pearl Design’s help we’ve already built a subscriber list of well over 1000 subscribers that enabled us to immediately reach out to our customer base and start winning business immediately
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Pearl Design at the beginning, as everything Keith told me was the complete opposite of what we’d been doing already. We used to do well enough from our old website, getting business from as far away as China, but we felt we could be doing more. However, he eventually won us over to his way to thinking. With our new website and online marketing strategy we’ve had an increase in business of the order of 27%
We had a valued client of our business who approached us and was in need of a website that was going to showcase his strengths and his track record to a very specific audience.
It wasn’t a skillset we had so we sent him to Keith and Pearl Design, we acted as an intermediary to build a website solution for him. This particular individual was a relatively high profile celebrity and Pearl Design came up with a solution that was tailor made in terms of discretion, in terms of showcasing his strengths , in terms of an understanding of the very specific audience he was trying to target.
So there was understanding of the brief which was exceptional and it showed in the results. Our client came back to us and was absolutely delighted. The particular audience he was trying to target came back with incredible feedback about the content of the site and the way it showcased his track record and his strengths. This particular client never before realised how much of a marketing asset a website and all the associated solutions that go with that in terms of profile, in terms of video etc.
It really opened his eyes to how he marketed himself as a brand and how he marketed his business. It was a very positive experience in that Pearl Design reached a new client, our client was exceptionally an most important we enhanced our relationship with one of our most valued clients.
founder of multi IFTA winning company Loosehorse and producer of ‘Joe Brolly-Perfect Match’, ‘The Scholarship’, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘The Naked Election’