Raves

Kelly Utt-Grubb & Company's knack for innovate thinking and creativity is backed by a lengthy list of happy clients and a solid professional reputation. 

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Carolina Farmstead Founder Wayne Noble with son and Lead Craftsman Matt

Carolina Farmstead Founder Wayne Noble with son and Lead Craftsman Matt

As a serial entrepreneur I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of different marketing professionals. What sets Kelly apart from all of the others? First, she has owned a couple of different businesses of her own which gives her a much broader perspective than someone that has only worked in the marketing industry. She truly understands the impact that naming and branding have on a business. Secondly, she is the most conscientious person that I have ever worked with. She goes above and beyond to ensure the work she does is not just really good but great. Kelly will keep tweaking until the work is perfect. Finally, she just has a passion and talent for naming. Whenever we had a new product for her to name you could feel the excitement in her voice. The names she developed for our products are an invaluable part of our brand. They are the key difference between us and our competitors.
— Wayne Noble, Founder of Carolina Farmstead

Lifestyle Expert and Best Selling Author Lissa Coffey

Lifestyle Expert and Best Selling Author Lissa Coffey

Kelly is a remarkable young woman. She has terrific ideas, and is a pleasure to work with. Truly an expert in every sense of the word, Kelly knows how to communicate her message in a fun and media-friendly manner.
— Lissa Coffey, Author & Celebrity Lifestyle Expert

It was a pleasure having Kelly work on the website. It turned out to be better than I’d hoped. Thanks for the great design and working with my timeline and increasing pregnant waistline.
— Chay Sengkhounmany, Attorney at Sengkhounmany Law

Emily Geizer, Beauty + Wellness with Emily Geizer, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Emily Geizer, Beauty + Wellness with Emily Geizer, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Kelly is a smart business woman with a brilliant sense of design. These two qualities are so important when creating a website... and sometimes hard to find. Kelly is very easy to work with. She is responsive, flexible, honest, straightforward, and supportive. My overall experience with Kelly and the website redesign exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her!
— Emily Geizer, Director at Beautycounter and Health Coach

Laura Martin, Bartlett Reserve, Durham, North Carolina

Laura Martin, Bartlett Reserve, Durham, North Carolina

I would highly recommend Kelly. She is very passionate about her work and really takes the time to listen to what’s most important to you before beginning any project. She also doesn’t start a project without getting to know your company, your goals for the project and how she can make it better. We researched different groups to help us redesign our website, and chose Kelly based on her experience as well as her tangible passion for helping us reach our goals. She listened to our requests and took the time to really get to know our product. It is our opinion that Kelly is the best in the business.
— Laura Martin, Sales and Marketing Director at Bartlett Reserve

I am a freelance creative director based in Carrboro with a client base in NYC and London. Working with a wide net of collaborators makes me embarrassingly fussy about who I work with and designers in particular — so I was crazy happy to find Kelly right here in town. Kelly is talented and has an extremely high taste level and a pragmatic sense of how to communicate (instead of the typical bullshitty abstract understanding that I find among so many designers and agency people). She is also a nice human being to work with. She listens. She is quick. She laughs. She is nice to be around. And she has good judgement. I absolutely look forward to working with her again and recommend her without reservation.
— Jerry Stifelman, Independent Brand Strategist, Writer, & Creative Lead

Owen Dodge, Triangle Body Therapy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Owen Dodge, Triangle Body Therapy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I’m so happy with the website overhaul Kelly did for me. My business has taken off since the new website went live. Redesigning it had been on my radar for a while, but I just kept telling myself I’d get to it someday. A unique set of circumstances got me talking to Kelly about it way before I was “ready”. (Who’s really ever “ready” to add a project like this to their to-do list?) To my great surprise, Kelly made the whole process so much easier than I ever imagined possible. She’s got this really incredible ninja listening tactic that you don’t ever know is going on inside of her when she’s assessing your needs. She heard so much more than I ever said. She just picks stuff up, which ultimately comes through in her design. She’s very intuitive, creative, extremely generous and an incredibly hard worker. She’s not only bringing the creativity, but she understands a lot about branding, marketing, SEO and the important things that will help the site get seen in the busy online marketplace. Kelly is a delight to work with. I highly recommend her services even before you think you’re “ready” for them.
— Owen Dodge, Owner at Triangle Body Therapy

Sara Grover and David Prestrud, Plan A. Architecture, Apex, North Carolina

Sara Grover and David Prestrud, Plan A. Architecture, Apex, North Carolina

In the ‘Top Attributes’ section of the LinkedIn recommendation form you’re only allowed to select three attributes from the list. If not I would have chosen them all including ‘expert,’ ‘on time,’ ‘high integrity’ and ‘creative.’ We couldn’t be happier with everything Kelly has done for us!
— David Prestrud, President at Plan A. Architecture, PA

It was a pleasure to have worked with Kelly and her team. She was very personable, nice, and easy to work with. She cared about our end result satisfaction, and that made all the difference.
— Mike Tran, Tran & Partners Inc

Julie Wagner, First Impressions Interior Design, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Julie Wagner, First Impressions Interior Design, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I highly recommend Utt-Grubb & Company. Kelly gave me great guidance about taking my business to the next level and gave me step by step instructions for implementation. She created a new company logo and took photos which emphasized my company’s new brand strategy with a new web site. If you are looking for great customer service and help focusing your business, call Kelly.
— Julie Wagner, Interior Designer at First Impressions

Kelly is very creative and a person one would want to be working with all the time. She did an excellent job in understanding our needs as a small business and designed a fabulous strategy to provide exposure on the web and social media sites.
— Kiran Addepalli, Founder at OpenGambit

Judy McKinley, McKinley Transitions Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia

Judy McKinley, McKinley Transitions Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia

Kelly worked with me to remake my website and online presence ~ and I couldn’t be more delighted with the result. She took my technical incompetence in stride, added her insight, creativity and artistic sense, and made the process entirely easy for me. Additionally she’s been available to me as I worked thru the learning curve on several new features she incorporated for me. Feedback from my clients has been great. Total satisfaction here.
— Judy McKinley, Psychotherapist at McKinley Transitions Therapy

Kelly was a real asset in completing a website for a client of ours. She kept the project moving along, even when the client missed a number of deadlines. The end result was a website that stands above all others in the client’s business segment.
— Jay Bandy, President at Goliath Consulting Group

Thomas Murrah, Thinker Linkers, Durham, North Carolina

Thomas Murrah, Thinker Linkers, Durham, North Carolina

Kelly, thanks for your vision and inspiration in taking Thinker Linkers to a new level. The website is awesome, but you went above and beyond with your marketing and branding expertise and encouraged us to take our product way further than we could have imagined without you. Our relationship with you went beyond web development.... you partnered with us as if you had an interest in our company, and as far as I’m concerned, you do.
— Thomas Murrah, Founder of Thinker Linkers

We contracted with Kelly to help us provide a restaurant client with their first website. She came to us with high recommendations from a colleague of ours and we were NOT disappointed. Kelly and her team exceeded our expectations and we will definitely work with her again. I would highly recommend Kelly!
— David Foster, Principal at Foster and Associates

Chris Lamb and Bob Witter, Device Solutions, Morrisville, North Carolina

Chris Lamb and Bob Witter, Device Solutions, Morrisville, North Carolina

I had a great experience with Kelly and her team. We selected them based on price, location, and their ability to understand what was important to us and the ability to reflect that in their design and content. Kelly was very patient with our requests for change and went way beyond the call of duty in making sure we were satisfied with the outcome. Since our site has been launched we have received a lot of very positive comments. We know from the metrics that Kelly’s team set up for us, that visits to our site have increased significantly. In short, we are very satisfied with her service and are in the process of using her services again to assist with some sales and marketing literature.
— Bob Witter, President & CEO, Device Solutions Inc
Kelly worked patiently with us to deliver the first professional design of web page, logo and other collateral. She refined our vague requirements, provided a dramatic upgrade and diligently worked to resolve any issues which arose during the development and launch of the new site.
— Chris Lamb, CTO at Device Solutions Inc