We serve a large variety of clients!
Mintaka Design serves many different markets and our clients range from single artists to medium-sized manufacturing businesses. Many are located in Michigan, but we serve clients from all over the United States. Each client is different and we strive to develop websites that reflect the goals of the individual, the culture of the organization and the audience we are trying to reach. We are proud of the websites we design for our customers and of the ongoing relationships we develop with them. Featured in our web design portfolio are websites that we have designed and built across a range of industries and organizations:
Lou Kasischke, one of the survivors of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy, has recently released his book, "After the Wind." Visit his website to view the beautiful illustrations and to learn how to purchase the book. Lou contacted us for both web and marketing assistance. We loved the book. Check it out!
I had no previous experience with website design. I soon realized that it is a developmental process that involves important communication and collaboration. The process was well organized and led to a creative and effective design. The outcome exceeded my expectations. I give a strong recommendation in support of Mintaka Design.
Visit the new website we created for Heidi A. Marshall, a northern Michigan pastel artist. Her mobile responsive site features lightbox popups and tools to indicate specifications of her paintings. Beautiful art by a talented artist!
You did a spectacular job. I am over the moon. Thank you Marta!!!!!!
In 2020 we created a new ecommerce site for Mary Lou Peters, a long-time client. Using Shopify she monitors orders with ease. We also created her 100th e-newsletter this year!
My Shopify site is working very well. It's easy to use! Looks like I've at least tripled, possibly quadrupled my income from the website over last year when customers had to order the stone age way! Thank you again for making this work!
Mary Lou Peters
We launched a new responsive design for Trisha Shattuck's art this year. We showcased her award-winning art and provided an extensive archive section for sold and donated paintings. Enjoy her incredible talents!
You’re a GEM Marta!
I’m grateful that I’ve met you and learned of your expertise.
Nicki Griffith's art website displays her beautiful paintings: delightful expressions of color and shape! She sought a simple and elegant design: one that would let the paintings speak for themselves.
Peter Marabell, northern Michigan writer, is writing up a storm! Check out his latest mystery on his website and learn about signing events.
Beautiful photos of Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island plus information on its history and services reflect well this historic congregation. Brides and grooms inquire about wedding dates through an online form.
Beautiful and historic Ste. Anne's Church on Mackinac Island uses its website to communicate services offered and to tell the unique history of this 300 year old parish.
The website for St. Ignatius Loyola and Immaculate Conception parishes in St. Ignace and Moran, Michigan reflects the deep history and committed service of these churches.
You continue to be a superstar in my book!!!
Deacon Tom McClelland
St. Ignatius Loyola
Visit the website for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey. This organization utilizes their site as a powerful communications tool for their parish, volunteers and staff.
Mintaka Design worked effectively and efficiently with our Communications Cell Group as well as with our Office Manager in designing a functional and up-to-date website. Marta was readily available when questions arose and answered these questions with ease and expertise. Thanks to Marta and Mintaka Design for making our transition to our new website effortless. We are very pleased with our new website and would highly recommend Mintaka Design to everyone.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
We created a new website for Sacred Heart of Jesus in Munising, Michigan in 2017. They were looking for an inspirational design that would communicate the many ways this Catholic church connects with its parishioners.
I can't begin to express our gratitude for all of the work you have done in helping us design and develop our new website. It is beautiful not only with the photos and art design but with all of the content. You knew what we were looking for - that was the best part. You made it easy for us. Thank you so much for all you have done.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Millie's on Main, a popular restaurant on Mackinac Island, entices customers and recruits employees with their website.
Horn's Bar, a hopping night scene on Mackinac Island, has a large following on its website. Visitors watch for new entertainment and enjoy the island webcam.
Metivier Inn's website features beautiful photographs in an interactive photo gallery, rate charts, and a redesign of their logo.
Murray Hotel requested a colorful, dynamic website to showcase their historic hotel on Mackinac Island. Visitors can learn about hotel amenities and book their next island vacation online!
You're the best! You are not only a pleasure to work with, but the speed at which you complete requests is amazing. Every time I ask for anything you always reply within a few hours and get the job done before I expect it. Not only do you get my requests done, you always go above and beyond and surprise me with extra features I didn't even know could exist! Thank you again for all of your hard work!
Windermere Hotel launched a newly redesigned website highlighting the beauty of this historic Mackinac hotel. Check their best rates at a glance using their color coded rate chart.
The service at Mintaka Design has been excellent and Marta is wonderful to work with. I am very pleased with the Windermere Hotel website!!
Market Street Inn's website utilizes beautiful photographs in a slideshow to highlight the special qualities of this cozy bed and breakfast on Mackinac Island. The innkeeper keeps guests informed with her Island Notes section.
Rent an entire house on Mackinac Island for your next family vacation. The website we created for McGreevy Cottage includes a 3D walkthrough and availability calendar.
Main Street Inn & Suites on Mackinac Island needed a site to showcase the beautiful suites and convenient location on the island. Slideshows and descriptions give visitors a wonderful feel for this elegant hotel. They have integrated social media on their website through links to their Facebook business page.
We created a fully responsive website for Hart's Inn on Mackinac Island to show off this popular site that is lovingly managed by Blanca and Dave, in true personal B&B style.
Cole Planter Company in Albany, Georgia requested a new, more vital presence on the web to sell their line of farm implements. This company has been in business since 1900 and is still keeping up with the times!
Mintaka Design has the perfect match of a special creative talent and savvy technical expertise that makes it an incredible resource for great web designs. Our customers have raved about our sites, which they find not only attractive but also easy to use and functional. We are at the top of the search engines time after time. Thank you!
Cole Planter & Covington Planter
The Mackinac Island Yacht Club worked with Mintaka Design to develop a website to highlight member activities and services of their organization. The site includes an interactive calendar updated by the Executive Committee as well as the club manager. A password-protected Members Only section keeps members up-to-date on policies and administrative issues.
We are honored to be the webmaster for Manna Food Project, a very worthy nonprofit whose mission is "Feeding the hungry throughout northern Michigan." Their website accepts donations for their food distribution, food rescue, food pantry and other projects. Manna is a long-time client and we are excited to launch a second fresh design of the website in a responsive, mobile-friendly format in 2019.
Marta has been managing Manna Food Project's website for years. She has always been innovative and highly responsive to our requests, getting things done quickly. I appreciate her ability to brainstorm and work through ideas with us, and I look forward to our continued relationship.
Manna Food Project
Join us in supporting one of our favorite nonprofits, Mackinac Associates! We created a new responsive website to inform visitors of the many benefits of being a member.
Mackinac Associates supports Mackinac State Historic Parks' programs which preserve the historic sites and the beautiful natural resources of the Straits of Mackinac area.
Mintaka Design created an appealing, clean and intuitive website for Mackinac Associates. Marta and staff were creative, responsive and quick to deliver an excellent product at a reasonable rate. Five stars, two thumbs up, and any other 100% approval rating for Mintaka Design.
The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and enriching life for residents and visitors of Mackinac Island. This newly designed, responsive site outlines the many giving opportunities available through the Foundation. The site is adaptable to the viewing device whether it is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. Having a responsive site improves search engine rankings on mobile devices.
Thank you for everything: Your kind words, your quick responses and always your professionalism.
Mackinac Island Community Foundation
Little Traverse Choral Society announces concerts, solicits donations and recruits new choral members with their website. This organization is a popular choral resource in northern Michigan.
We met with Marta Olson to share our desire for an attractive and informative web site. She listened intently and came up with a creative and comprehensive site. We could not be more pleased.
Little Traverse Choral Society
We were pleased to design a website for the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation. Their site informs visitors about the funds and activities that support the community and encourages donations.
Mintaka Design has designed and supported websites for the Mackinac Island Horsemen's Association since 2001. This nonprofit promotes and preserves the unique horse culture on Mackinac Island. The site attracts members and accepts online donations for their cause and educates 4H students on equine issues.
In 2019 we launched a website for the Protection of Rights Alliance. This site keeps viewers informed on issues affecting their property in Emmet County relative to possible effects of ongoing litigation.
Wings of Mackinac has a beautiful website with many photos of butterflies featured in this Mackinac Island conservatory. The site is a wonderful educational resource for those interested in lepidoptera. In 2015 we launched a new look for the site developed under responsive design. This platform adapts the viewers' experience based on the device used to view the site and provides benefits for mobile SEO.
Recently launched! A new e-commerce site for Joann's Fudge! Customers order delicious, award-winning fudge year-round. The e-commerce site tracks orders and customers, allows customer logins, prints shipping labels automatically and allows multiple payment processing options.
Working with Mintaka Design has been not only a professional, but enjoyable experience. Marta has always listened to my input as a business owner and provided the perfect amount of guidance to produce a web page that is both creative and user friendly. I would highly recommend Mintaka Design for other business owners interested in redesigning their website.
Urvana's, an elegant gift shop on Mackinac Island features scrimshaw art, Mackinac charms, ancient mastodon jewelry and other unique hand-crafted items. Order online year-round on their new website!
Great Turtle Creations published their website to promote their custom wedding stationery and materials featuring the art of Jeannie West.
Mack & Jacks Gourmet Cocoa requested a whimsical design to tell the family story behind this delicious cocoa product.
Mackinac Birkenstock is all about customer connections and custom fitting. They enjoy sharing photos of happy customers wearing their Birkenstocks and/or Chacos on their new responsive site!
We developed the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours website under our new "responsive" development platform in 2015. This platform optimizes the user experience for mobile devices. As more visitors are accessing sites via their smartphones, it is becoming more important to develop sites that offer a different layout for different screen sizes.
Our long-time client, Glass Recyclers, asked for a new responsive site with an integrated map and inquiry form.
Bennett Travel uses their website to inform visitors about their school music group travel offerings. Owned by an award-winning band director from Harbor Springs, the business creates custom educational tours tailored to the needs of each school group. We developed a custom online payment system to manage trips, communicate with travelers and accept payments.
Marta, I can't thank you enough for what you have done for my business website. Your thoughtfulness to my wants and needs were far exceeded by your creative efforts to create a site that is truly wonderful. You have always done above and beyond with us and I cannot tell you how much you are appreciated.
Cindy's Riding Stable, has a similar site to its sister company, Jack's Livery Stable. The businesses complement each other and reflect the love the owners have for horses and riding.
We recently launched a new website for Northern Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. This site showcases the variety of services and high quality care provided by these health professionals. One goal was to provide visitors with easy-to-understand information about the oral health procedures they offer.
North Carolina's Uber Auto Insurance is a sister company of one of our other clients, North Carolina DWI Auto Insurance. We created a site that had a similar design for this insurance niche market that includes online forms for visitors who want to insure their Uber cars (personally owned vehicles used as taxis dispatched by the Uber app). An exciting new business! We also created a mobile version specially optimized for smartphone screens.
Thanks for the great work on our web design, set up and management. It's paying big dividends!
North Carolina Uber Auto Insurance
North Carolina DWI Auto Insurance is a specialty line for a national insurance company who wanted to promote this product on its own website. They gather information via an online form to provide quotes for their prospects.
We recently launched a website for a new service available in Traverse City! Elite Carriage Company provides executive vehicle transportation throughout northern Michigan. Ride in comfort and enjoy Wi-fi as you travel to your destination.
I have to say I am VERY Impressed with this web site. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I can tell you that this is MUCH better than I could have imagined!
Nice work Marta!!!!!!!
Elite Carriage Company
Vehicle Valuations Services in Chicago, Illinois worked with Mintaka Design to create a dynamic website with compelling images to showcase the services they provide to insurance professionals.
Darrow Bros. Excavating, Inc. a long-time client of ours, received a face-lift to their site in 2016; it is now optimized for mobile devices and includes photos illustrating the many services they have offered northern Michigan since 1968.
North Woods Yoga in Petoskey, Michigan promotes the classes and retreats led by senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Mary Reilly. This popular yoga studio keeps its followers updated with quarterly newsletters created through our email marketing service.
Thank you for your quick and professional – yet friendly – work on my materials!
North Woods Yoga
If you've ever biked on Mackinac, you'll know about Mackinac Wheels! It's the bike shop with the "true local vibe!" The owners expanded with a second shop and launched an updated website.
Michigan Polymer Reclaim, Inc., located in St. John's, Michigan, launched a website to educate visitors about recycling options for polymer products and their unique custom recycling processes.
LV2 Partners, LLC, a Midwest-based equity investment and strategic management firm, launched a site which highlights their success in acquiring and developing exciting new business ventures. The second version of their site, developed in 2016, is responsive to mobile devices which is an important new development in web design.
Thanks again for your always prompt and helpful work.
LV2 Partners, LLC
Tri-Lakes Appliance Repair, a trusted northern Michigan appliance repair business, asked us to create a site that reflected their wide range of repair services and commitment to their service area.
We recently launched a new responsive website for long-time client, For the Love of Mackinac. We created a new elegant design to help brides and grooms understand the wide range of services provided by this popular Mackinac Island wedding coordinator.
Evening Star Joinery, a premier custom home builder in Harbor Springs, Michigan showcases a portfolio of beautiful projects on their website. The simple, elegant design lets the professional craftsmanship found in each unique construction project speak for itself.
We did a redesign for Ryba Bikes on Mackinac Island recently. Under the new responsive site, mobile users can easily access information about renting bikes. Check out their interactive map!