Clients & Testimonials

Clients

Testimonials

“It’s a true pleasure working with Josh McCall. His web designs are crisp and distinctive, with a great sense of proportion and harmony. He is knowledgeable about any tools needed to have a very effective site and knows how to organize content cleanly. His insight and instincts are keen, yet he is flexible and happy to sculpt a specific web presence that directly reflects his client. On top of all that, his sites have a delightful sense of life and spontaneity.”
Jed Gaylin, conductor, Bay-Atlantic Symphone
“After twenty-five years in print, NDR has gone through a change of landscape of its own, moving to an online format just three years (or six issues) ago and, concurrently, abandoning the old university-run website for one with a fresher look. The transformation, I'm pleased to report, looks to have gone smoothly. The site is modern and minimal, user-friendly and easy to navigate. ”
—“A Print Mag Successfully Transitions Online,” The Review Review
“Josh McCall is fast, precise, inventive, and smart, but most importantly he listens to his clients. Every stage of the process, from brainstorming, to early design, to revision of that design, and onto final website launch, was handled professionally. Plus, I love the results. Josh has worked with me on three sites now, and if I come up with another hare-brained idea for a fourth website, I'm going straight to him.”
Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life
“Working with Josh McCall was a dream! I already had an idea of what I wanted the site to look like, but he synthesized that into something even BETTER and streamlined it into a beautiful design. His innovative and enthusiastic suggestions made me feel completely at ease. He doesn't design you and leave you—I was left with easy to follow instructions on how to make updates on my own. I cannot stress how helpful he was in meticulously explaining and troubleshooting any and every little detail on my website. He is my 'go-to guy' for catchy design and friendly and fast website brilliance!”
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Lucky Fish

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“Josh McCall was—and continues to be—a pleasure to work with (because he is always there when I need him!). Somehow he understood exactly what I wanted—without my understanding it fully myself—and what he produced for me was a website that is precisely right in its every aspect. I’m still not sure how he managed to bring my best self (a leaner, though not meaner, cheerful, straight-talking virtual sort of self) to the design of this website. But I’m grateful every day. I think he’s kind of a genius.”
Michelle Herman, author of The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood
“Josh McCall is a wonder. He’s got a great eye for design and was always more than willing to help me think through my half-formed, harebrained ideas. He’s patient, articulate, quick to return emails and calls, and really knows how to make a site easy to navigate and maintain. I wanted to include a digital archive of American personal essays with links and graphics, and Josh helped me make that a reality. I can’t praise his work too highly. He’s a pro.”
Ned Stuckey-French, author of The American Essay in the American Century
“I would hire Josh McCall again and again. He designed a new website for NDR (New Delta Review), making the journal competitive with other top online literary journals. He understood our quirky aesthetic and need for a user- and reader-friendly design, and he perfectly executed our collaborative concept. He’s professional, knowledgeable, and generous—a web-designer for life!”
Lauren Tussing-White, editor of New Delta Review.
“Josh McCall is a brilliant designer. His redesign of The Southeast Review was exactly what we needed—a sleek and professional yet artsy identity, user-friendly functionality, and, most of all, he designed with an eye toward simple, accessible editing that would allow future online editors to keep the site fresh while making their own artistic imprint.”
Julianna Baggott, best-selling author of Which Brings Me to You and fifteen other books
“Josh McCall is a total professional and a delight to work with: quick-thinking, generous, and available to his clients when they need his help. But best of all is his gift for capturing his clients’ very different aesthetic styles, and building websites that really speak to the spirit of each artist or writer. Add to this his easy-to-follow directions for web-site maintenance, and his willingness to entertain follow-up questions with perfect patience, and you’ve got the picture. Run, don’t walk, because he’s going to have a waiting list very soon.”
Marjorie Sandor, author of The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction
“Josh McCall does everything just right: his sense of web design (visually and navigationally) is state-of-the-art, and his ability to grasp his clients’ needs is uncommonly generous, flexible, and sharp. He is a great pleasure to work with, even for those, like me, who are starting from scratch in the web-world and need pixels upon pixels of help. Josh is there.”
Tracy Daugherty, author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including One Day the Wind Changed and Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
“The website Josh created for me was the perfect way to launch my first book. His design matched my own aesthetics and gave me an immediate visible presence on the web. I love the site, and I’m always getting compliments on it.”
Jennifer Richter, author of Threshold, a book of poems