We understand and appreciate the value of personal recommendations for something as important as your website project. Because of the very nature of the Internet, it is critically important that THE BUYER BEWARE. We are proud of our work and commitment to our clients. Please take a moment to read the comments below. These are REAL people who depend on their sites for success. Don't hesitate to contact them personally.
Jay Thistle and her design team had my book’s website ready to go back in 2009. I was very pleased with what they had produced, but we decided to delay the launch until my book was published - the target date was in 2010. Then my freelance book designer’s computer crashed, he lost all the files and didn’t have any back-ups. To make a long story short, by mid-2017 my book was finally going through the design stage with publication scheduled that October. I contacted Jay about updating the website. As you can imagine, there had been a lot of developments in technology since 2009. Jay and her team were able to update the website so that it could be viewed on cell phones and tablets. I also challenged Jay and her team with some unique requirements, which they worked very hard to incorporate! They generated an impressive, state of the art website that was ready well before the book went to print. Since then Jay and her team have been quick to respond and deploy any updates I have requested. I highly recommend Jay and the team at Thistle Website Design Studio to anyone looking to have a web site.
John C. Corrigan, Author/Historian Canada
The Red Knight
I really appreciated the fact that Jay worked with my vision of how I wanted my site to look – my experience with web designers is that they often get attached to their own vision and kind of don’t listen. Jay listened! She assisted me with a simple structure as I like to keep costs down and do my own updates – but it gets the job done and attracts customers from quite a distance. In fact I get compliments on how pleasant the site is to navigate. Another plus is the prompt response to questions and requests. All in all, a happy partnership!
Kate Harries Elmvale. Ontario
Return of the Native
"When our website crashed, we googled looking for a website designer and found Thistle Site Design. Jay answered the phone and we immediately knew we had found the right person to help us design a new website. Jay's sense of humour, easygoing personality and creative artistic eye, made our website experience a pure joy. The total opposite of our last website designer experience. We highly recommend Jay, Rich and Jeff at Thistle Site Design. We can't say enough great things about them. Jay would immediately answer our emails, and I enjoyed getting her messages. They would make me grin and I wished we lived closer so we could meet. Our daughter very much appreciated Rich, who is a visual artist and graphic designer, talking to her about her artwork, and passing along his many years of experience and wisdom in the art business."
Judy Bowcott, Alberta Canada
"I am a Costume Designer in the Motion Picture & TV business. Jay was recommended to me by a very discerning friend. I called and instantly knew she was perfect for my new website. Jay and her team are knowledgeable about all aspects of website design. She skillfully guided me through all the steps. She has a keen artistic awareness...not to mention, a wicked sense of humour. Service is fast and efficient and pricing is competitive. Any phone call or email is immediately addressed. I am most happy to write this recommendation for Thistle Site Design...what are you waiting for?"
Mary E. McLeod Costume Designer - Vancouver & Los Angeles
"Thank you Jay for your dedication, encouragement and patience in guiding me with my new website. I am extremely happy with the result. You have been fun to work with, willing to try out any ideas that I had no matter how crazy they may have seemed. I had the dream and you made it a reality! You are always so supportive and caring especially with all the ups and downs I had these past months. Also thank you to Rich and Jeff, for all your input on the design and tech side of the team, in making things happen."
Jenifer Shaw Registered Holistic Therapist
ELEMENZ Holistic Therapies & Skin Care Vancouver BC
"Thistle Site Design designed my website recently and I must say I am thrilled with the results. Right from our first meeting they instantly understood what I had envisioned. Within a short period of time they delivered a sleek, professional website that has separated me from my competitors. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for website design services."
Steve's Masonry Collingwood Ontario
"Thistle Site Design revitalized my professional website. Thank You! Jay worked on the page content and overall structure of the site. Rich designed an incredible logo and banner that sets the tone for the entire website. Throughout the process, both Jay and Rich were great. Extremely efficient, friendly, creative & clever. Great (SEO) Search Engine Optimization. Patients compliment me on the website every day."
Dr. Ethan Grober, Toronto
Vasectomy Reversals Canada
"I was referred to Thistle Site Design by a colleague and I am very pleased with my choice. With their knowledge and experience, I now have an attractive and effective website. Jay was not only a pleasure to work with, she was patient and enthusiastic as we tried many design ideas in the evolution to a website I can be proud of. When I request updates to the site, they are usually completed within hours. If you want creativity, expertise and excellent service, I highly recommend Thistle Site Design/Joomla Specialists."
Dr. Geoff Gelley, Winnipeg Manitoba
"Jay and her team were a lifeline for us. They stepped in exactly where we needed them, offered professional and honest direction, and continue to be our best experience ever in the field of web design and graphics. We would highly recommend them - they know their stuff!"
Roanne Kerzner, Vice President, Leasing & Operations
Designers Walk Toronto
"I was very impressed with Jay's work upon creating my web site. She was very professional and accessible. I have strongly recommended her services."
Dr. Kevin Bloom Bayview Medical Center Toronto
"Thank you to your entire team for doing such an amazing job designing and building my website. The feedback I am getting is great. You did a great job!"
Dr. Jason L. Skolar Ciropractor/Chiropraticien Montreal
"Working with the team at Thistle Site Design / Joomla Specialists was an absolute pleasure. Having no knowledge of web design myself, I am thrilled they were able to envision my ideas and make them even better! The resulting site is one I am extremely proud to call mine. Their level of professionalism and creativity is astounding and refreshing. I eagerly recommend Thistle Site Design to anyone who requires a beautiful and functional presence on the web."
Trudi Barrett, Motessori Educator, Barrie Ontario
Love of Learning Preschool & Tutoring
"Having just completed the website design and launch process, I very highly recommend Thistle Site Design. Jay and her team were able to quickly and efficiently take some very rudimentary ideas that I had and run with them to create a website that is everything I had hoped for and much, much more and has generated nothing but highly positive feedback. Not only am I extremely satisfied with the end result, but Jay was able to make the process smooth and completely painless. The Thistle Site Design team’s blend of technical expertise and creative genius, together with unparalleled response time and patience, cannot in my opinion be surpassed."
Peter. J. Reiner, Toronto
"I really appreciate how you were always very prompt and responsive to my needs and to the changes which were sometimes necessary during the design process. My website, through your efforts, is a very striking design which also ranks high in search engine rankings. I recommend you very highly to all who need an exceptional website. Thank you."
George J. Kubes LL.B Barrister & Solicitor, Toronto
Kubes Law Firm
"Thistle Site Design has been looking after our website design and maintenance since 2003 and we couldn't be happier with their knowledge, commitment and dedication to our organization. Their level of attention, response time and constant advancement in technology has kept our site on the cutting edge. Our business has been significantly enhanced by the Thistle Team. Thank you for being there 24/7 helping us achieve greatness! You are a huge part of our success!"
Dr. Sender Deutsch, Co-Founder/Clinic Director, Toronto
SHAPE Health & Wellness Centres
"I highly recommend, without any hesitation whatsoever, Jay Thistle's wonderful services for any business that is looking to take their web presence and e-commerce up a serious notch. My companies and clients have all found her to be very thorough, extremely professional, an excellent communicator, and extraordinarily efficient."
Jonathan Ruben, CA, CPA, CFP, Toronto
Jonathan Ruben Professional Corporation