John did an exceptionally good job understanding what I wanted to do. There were a couple of areas where I was trying to go in the wrong direction. He helped me understand why what I was asking wasn't the ideal solution and proposed better alternatives. His design and execution were outstanding. John is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend John.
— Basil Peters, Author, Angel Investor and Exit Strategist
John made working on the design for my blog a pleasure and a rewarding creative experience. He helped to draw out my ideas about the site and what design would best communicate the intention I had. Throughout all phases, from initial conception and prototyping, through to execution and fine-tuning, John always clearly communicated where we were heading and why. The value of the process for me wasn't just ending up with a professionally designed site, but also contributing to clarifying my thinking about what I wanted to do and achieve with the the site. John is a true creative professional who will help you realise your site design and in the process you will learn a lot about online communication.
— John Banks, Ph.D., Playification
John and the team at Groupmind Media were amazing to work with. John was able to take a vision that only existed inside my head and turn it into reality. I was blown away with the results. His design was spot on. I highly recommend his services above all others.
— Ralph Quintero, The Great Business Project
John Sexton of Groupmind Media was an excellent partner in developing a family of websites for our organization (4 new sites and 2 sites redesigned) with multiple contributors in just four months. He listened very well, did research on the best options, provided guidance when needed, responded to feedback quickly, worked very efficiently, and was very disciplined in providing documentation. I could not be happier than finding John for this job.
— Sr. Susan Wolf, SND, Sisters of Notre Dame
Dear John, I loved the look of many Thesis-based sites (CopyBlogger, chrisbrogan.com and the like), but my technical abilities just didn’t extend that far. I knew I needed help, and I’m so glad I found you. Right from the beginning, you sought to understand me and my goals. You’ve struck a very nice balance between information, usability and elegant simplicity – and affordability. Now, every time I go to my website (www.scribblybark.com.au), I’m delighted with what I see. It feels like me. (I really didn’t mean for that to sound so cheesy, or for it to rhyme, but it’s true). On the measurables, within just a few weeks I’ve already had great feedback from users, my bounce rate has improved and visitors are spending much more time taking a look around. And your training to help me self-manage the site has been spot on. I’ve got everything I need to be self contained for a good while, now. But I won’t hesitate to get back in touch when I need you again. Thanks, John for all your help in making it so.
— Christiana Stergiuo, Scribbly Bark
Working with John was great! His knowledge of WordPress and of what folks are looking for in a website is quite thorough. And he’s an excellent communicator – keeping us abreast of any updates or items he needs to complete the work. Our website looks great and we’ve already upped our exposure to our community! I highly recommend him.
— Terry Gau, Project Burning Bush
Working with John Sexton was a great journey. He understood my requests perfectly and surprised me with his fresh and original ideas. The site he created for me is so slick and stylish I want to marry it. John is a top-notch designer worth every penny.
— Mars Dorian, MarsDorian
John made working on design concepts at a distance far easier than I suspected. With strong iterative communication, he was able to capture my personal sense of what was required. His execution was prompt and the overall value was very good. The last minute adjustments required when going live were handled as though the site was his own.
— Christopher Meyer, Working Wider
John is great to work with. He is quick, responsive, and dedicated to building the site that matches your needs. My site has gotten a great response and incorporates perfectly into my goals.
— Douglas Cullen, Curious Business
John understood the site I had in mind and designed it precisely. Knowledgeable and concise, he provided advice and worked efficiently to address questions and solve design problems. From start to finish his professionalism, organization and discipline were evident. An excellent job at a fair value.
— Derek Crossley, OtakuHabitat
John helped us adapt a custom designed website to the Thesis theme and did an excellent job. He was responsive, organized and was helpful in answering questions that came up. We had a smooth switch from our old theme to our new one and are extremely happy with the results. Thanks John!
— Perry Romanowski, The Beauty Brains
It’s been a real pleasure. I’ve worked with other people before and none have been as reliable and fast as you…thanks again.
— Alexandra Mihaescu, Esculon Jewelry
I couldn’t be happier with the design that John created for Tiplet.com. His custom Thesis design makes the site stand out, and provides just the look I wanted.
— Kevin Savetz, Tiplet.com
Thank you for the outstanding work you did for us in redesigning and migrating our website to WordPress with Thesis. I appreciate your fresh perspective, quick turn-around, and always thoughtful advice. I am glad to recommend you to others that need help with WordPress and Thesis.
— Robert Dixon, Fleet Tek
This was a great experience for us. Your processes are excellent and forced us to form our thoughts in a logical progression. Basecamp supported this in a well-organized way. I hope we can send another project your way very soon.
— Paul McQuaid, ElliottWave International
John designed our corporate website, and he was a delight to work with. He’s fast and efficient, which means he saved us time and money. He’s also got a great eye for balance and design, so I knew I could trust him to come up with something that not only worked seamlessly, but looked good too. He was a fantastic communicator throughout the entire process, which made things easy and enjoyable. I’ve worked with a lot of web designers on a lot of different projects, and after working with John, I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.
— Allegra Westfall, Media West
I was thrilled with the work that John did on my website. He was very helpful, dependable and organized and helped me navigate all of my technical questions and concerns. In addition to being very knowledgeable with Thesis, he is also a very talented designer. I went through numerous rounds of designs for my site and was getting discouraged because nothing felt like it was on track. John’s design was exactly what I was looking for and it didn’t take a dozen rounds. I’ve gotten amazing feedback and compliments on my website and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again. I would highly recommend working with John!
— Victoria Joanna Orlewicz, Victoria Joanna Wellness International
I came to John with a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish with Social Smarty. His process and clear explanations helped me define specific goals up front, which was very helpful. John designed both my logo and my website, and provided excellent support and strategy advice during the process and after the fact. John made me feel like a partner in the design and development process and took care to explain what was happening at every step along the way. Hiring John has given me not only a brand and website that I am proud of, but also a greater insight into and greater appreciation for the web development process!
— Kathy Walterhouse, Social Smarty
You wouldn’t think that the words organized and creative could go together, however with John Sexton they do! He has a process that functions like a Swiss watch and that can deliver whatever you can think up but sometimes can’t even explain. The guy is somehow incredibly competent and hard-working while still being very fairly priced. I plan on working with John much more in the future!
— Nate Carden, PathConscious
John, if I could rate Groupmind higher, I would. You did a fantastic job. You are highly organized and listened extremely well.
— Tony Ciecierski, Sisters of Notre Dame
I can’t tell you (or yes I can) how pleased I am with the work you’ve done. Set aside how amazing the site looks, it captures me and my work in a way that I’ve never been able to. I’ve never really felt my website was “me” until now. But that’s not the most amazing part – working with someone as professional as you was a treat. I pride myself on service and more often than not, I’m disappointed in the people I work with. This is not the case with you. You were so on top of things, recommend new ideas, best-practices, and looking at my site as if it were your own. I can’t thank you enough.
— Jeff Wolfsberg, Jeff Wolfsberg & Associates
John has been a pleasure to work with. He brought an eye for design and detail to my requirements. His expertise and experience meant that John was able to quickly grasp my needs and intuitively propose some great approaches. His communication was always clear and concise so we never had any misunderstandings through the project. The final results speak for themselves – I’m glad I found John and recommend him to anyone who wants a talented designer.
— Varun Nagappa, Bored on the Net
John knows Thesis (and WP) like the back of his hand. He quickly and efficiently delivered a CMS template for my website that allows me to easily edit, add to, and configure my site. Everything followed thesis standards of only making changes in custom.php and custom.css to ensure upgradability. Highly recommended.
— Mike Dalton, Guided Innovation
John is so good at what he does. He took the time to understand exactly what I wanted and worked with me until everything was right. He really helped me define my brand and the direction I wanted to go with my website. I will definitely take my future projects to him.
— Jim Deen, JCD Fitness
I'm incredibly grateful to Groupmind Media for all the help they've given me with my blog. Having made the connection with John Sexton and knowing he's there--prompt, patient, and reassuring--when I'm in need is a tremendous morale boost. It allows me to focus most of my time on the writing, which is where it should be.
— Wolf Pascoe
Thanks John, for making this an agreeable, productive, and educational experience. You were consistently articulate with your advice and suggestions, as well as receptive to my questions and concerns (of which were many). You clearly care about the work you do and the services you provide. Now that I have an attractive site with high function capability, I feel especially inspired to forge ahead and create a dynamic web presence within my professional niche. Thank you.
— Sarah Gallant, University instructor and budding entrepreneur, Chicago ESL Tutor
Having already been around the block with another WordPress developer, it was a relief working with John on our two blogs. It's not only that he had a much greater level of expertise; John's adept project management and timely communications made the collaboration a breeze for my team. Highly recommended.
— Robert Rosenthal, VolunteerMatch
John is a remarkable practitioner and tireless design and development consultant. I should know, because I tested the depths of his patience as we worked together recently on my vanity site! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking, as I was, to learn directly from someone: John was more than receptive to explain at every step code distinctions and nuances of WordPress, the Thesis framework and his general approach to design and development. I couldn’t have appreciated it more. But where he shines particularly is in his tenacity and diligence in ensuring his client is seeing their vision realized. I can recommend John with serious gusto.
— Jeff MacIntyre, JeffMacIntyre.com
John Sexton is by far the best WordPress designer I have worked with. In porting my site to Thesis, John not only paid meticulous attention to detail but found ways to enhance my design that I hadn’t even imagined. My project was finished ahead of schedule and the result exceeded my (high) expectations. Hire him knowing you will receive extraordinary service from beginning to end.
— Aaron Uhrmacher, Disruptology
After a lot of research, I made absolutely the right choice in working with John to design and create my WordPress blog using the Thesis template. John grasped what I wanted to accomplish and responded quickly to meet my time lines in not only getting my site up and running but also to tweak things as we went along. John also provided me with timely, detailed answers to my numerous questions enabling me to make future changes myself. I recommend John’s services if you are looking for a reliable person who is results oriented and wants to make his clients happy.
— Susan Kirschling
I had a great experience working with John. From the very beginning he exuded professionalism, sought to understand my needs, hit the nail on the head in my desires for my blog and finished with a bang! I would highly recommend him for your next project!
— Grace Biskie, Gabbing with Grace
John is an absolute professional! He is responsive, reliable and very knowledgeable. He provides excellent work and he lives up to his commitments. He is passionate about his work and it shows. I have recommended his company to others, and I would not hesitate to use his services again.
— Rai Alexandra, Artist, New York City
John took my existing website to the next level by incorporating a blog, creating clear calls-to-action, and helping me define my areas of practice better. He listened to me describe the image I want to convey, researched my competition, and pushed me to define how I differentiate myself. He took this information and put it together in a website that fits perfectly for me and my business. And he did this with a responsiveness that blew me away and attention to details. With his design I can now easily update the website and blog on my own. Thank you, John.
— Rebecca Phalen, Rebecca Phalen Legal Services
John demonstrated excellent communication skills and a keen attention to detail throughout the process of getting my Thesis site up and running. I now have an attractive, professional site that makes me excited -- not intimidated -- to begin developing a dynamic web presence for my slowly evolving business. John's ongoing advice -— especially with the basics of SEO optimization and content writing -— and practical recommendations were invaluable.
— Sarah Gallant, University instructor and budding entrepreneur, Chicago ESL Tutor
John implemented a unique and striking design for us, and he did so in record time while maintaining excellent communication throughout the process. We are thrilled with the result -- which hardly resembles the Thesis Theme by the way -- and thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with John.
— Allen Nesbitt, Nesbitt Research