What Clients Say
"This is a testimonial for someone who is simply the best website developer, designer, and instructor. 500 Square Designs, in the person of Melanie Vendette, has made my need for a website a reality. I started looking for such a person two years ago and came up completely empty handed over and over again. Without a website my little business was dead in the water, and it seemed that it would remain that way.
But I found Melanie. Everything changed immediately. Melanie not only knows how to build a website and has a great eye for designing it, but what’s much more important, she is a marketing genius. And then there’s more. Melanie is that unusual provider who gets what you are trying to make happen. She is very quick and very smart.
Melanie set up my website. Then she taught me (is still teaching me) how to modify it myself so I can add new ideas as they arise. I am totally hopeless at digital life, but Melanie has me covered. And have I said how kind and thoughtful and thorough and a pleasure to work with she is. Well she is. Please, please use 500 Square Designs for your website."
— Meta Nisbet, Owner, Metaphor Yarns, Shelburne Falls, MA
"Melanie was fantastic from start to end. Very efficient. Got everything done in the time frame outlined. Highly recommended"
— Alix Thompson, Owner Cabin Gifts, UK
"Seldom are your expectations surpassed as they were with our decision to choose 500 Square Designs as a Wix design partner. Melanie’s experience and marketing expertise were evident from start to finish enabling her to bring both a collaborative and enthusiastic approach to the project. She clearly went above and beyond to understand our business goals and assist with position our brand for success. We were very happy with her recommendations on design, layout and SEO and cannot thank her enough for her professional and efficient services."
— Jim McWhirter, President, Momentum Selling, Canada, ON
Melanie is a first class professional. From the very start she was enthusiastic, full of ideas and made everything easy to understand. Her support throughout was fantastic and she helped develop and launch an amazing website! Nothing was too much trouble and I recommend her highly.
— Ian Christensen, Boss25Club, London, UK
"If you are looking for a website designer, stop. Your search has ended with Melanie. Her portfolio speaks for itself in terms of her design skills. What sets her apart is her service: responsive, on-time and no headaches. Hire her. You will not be disappointed."
— Steve Pieroway, Founder of Benevolent Marketing
"I had a great pleasure to work with Melanie on this project. She was highly responsive, professional and guided me safely with a lot of experience and care towards the right direction. The result in my view is phenomenal. Highly recommended!!!"
— Yaniv Hoffman, VP Technologies at Radware, Hong Kong
"Très content de la prestation, une bonne écoute et une force de proposition. Le résultat correspond à mes attentes. Je recommande"
— Laurent Berns, Consultant Fondateur, Your Company Tomorrow, France
It was an absolute pleasure working with Melanie - she was always available for any of my questions. She was quick and efficient, gave her suggestions and worked alongside me to make my new website an easy and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Melanie!
— Krystal Sears, Choice Recruitment, Canada, ON
"500 Square Designs is a premier brand providing a concierge level of service. Getting the opportunity to work with Melanie and having her expertise are the polar opposite of an “expense”, she is an investment with tangible returns."
— Jarrett Robertson, Freedom 55 Financial, Canada, ON
"I can wholeheartedly recommend Mel to any person that needs assistance in setting up their website using WiX. Mel is one of the best, truly. She is fast. She is professional. She is kind. She has style. She is responsive. She is reliable. And she is constantly learning more and adding to her expertise for her services. She is also someone who understands your needs swiftly and already anticipates your future needs for you too. She loves her work and to help you. So when you work with her, there are two minds thinking in the same direction at the same time, so things are understood and get done very quickly. It surely took a load off my mind. Things were done and completed nicely."
— Dr. med. Zarmina Penner, MBA, MAS, Alignometry, Germany
"I have had the pleasure to work with Melanie on my website. I was absolutely thrilled of the results. What I love about her is her professionalism, positive attitude and excitement to create a masterpiece based on your needs. I felt heard, understood and she knew how to manage my expectations very well. Anyone getting a website built by her company is in luck. Thank you so much Melanie for making the process enjoyable, smooth and effective. Much gratitude for your high quality work."
— Francis Piché | Mindset Coach | Founder & CEO Resilience Element
Melanie has a fantastic methodology to gather requirements and successfully deliver a quality service for its customers. She is customer focused and provides a guided approach until the solution is delivered. Thanks Melanie and 500 Square Designs for an outstanding job.
— Eric Bazinet, Founder and owner, Liberté Caravans
"Very rarely do I write a review with my opinion or experience but finding Melanie was a godsend. The thought of putting together a website is an absolute nightmare and Melanie made it so simple. She knows exactly what she’s doing, she has style, she is efficient and she added so much flavour to my website which I am now IN LOVE WITH! I still work with her regularly and will continue to do so because she’s made my life so easy. I literally just send her an email with the changes I want made and... done! There hasn’t been anything she can’t do. Save yourself the time and hassle of trying to do it yourself and hire Melanie to do it, trust me. I highly recommend her!"
— Niki Jean , Owner, My Healthy Holiday, Mexico
J'ai contacté 500 Square Designs pour apporter des changements au site et créer de nouvelles pages. J'ai profité de l'expertise de Mélanie qui a fait un excellent travail. La navigation sur le site est beaucoup plus facile et le design est très joli. Mélanie a su très vite comment apporter des améliorations au site, elle est méticuleuse et rapide. Je retravaillerai avec elle. Je vous recommande vivement 500 Square Designs.
— Cedric Faure, Académie Diderot, Canada, QC
We came to Melanie with a broken project that required a redo. We had been working with a developer who was not a Wix expert. Melanie recreated our site and has a great eye for design and layout. She understood and appreciated our technical and scientific business audience and the vision and creative elements we wanted. She communicated promptly and kept us up to date regarding her availability. We liked her enthusiasm for design and SEO as well as her ability to see the big picture and details.
— Kendra Paolitto, Cognitive Recruiting Solutions, United States
Very professional. Also, 500 Square Designs helped me understand some of the most complicated aspects of Wix. I will certainly recommend 500 Square Designs to people to anyone who needs that kind of support.
— Philippe Murat, Blue Mango News, Canada, ON
The knowledge and insight I have gained through my time with Melanie is invaluable. The feel of the website is exactly what I had hope for and the fact that she understood my vision and created a site that suits my needs and taste is quite impressive. Her fee was well below what I expected to pay for such a high-quality website. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an expert web designer. Thanks Mel!
— Thomas L , Music Producer, Canada, ON
Working with 500 Square and Melanie is a superb experience. Melanie is a virtuoso in Wix and has outstanding design sense. She is a champion of customer service!
— Paul Gallagher, Entrepreneur, Toronto, ON
"Selection of our designer, Melanie & 500 Square Design, was tepid. We waded in for 500 Square Design. What a choice we'd say! Business owners often look beyond efficiency and quality. We look for Honesty, Trust, Human Values - wherewith we slowly felt were spontaneously within Melanie. She has been our best choice for such a powerful service to us and our family. She is a person who has a genuine affection and empathy, and astonishingly unstoppable in her spirit to advise and deliver simply the best. Way To Go Melanie. Strongly Recommended By The Owner CEO Of Niagara Flavors Inc."
— Jimmy Teelockchand,Owner & CEO, Niagara Flavors Inc. Toronto, ON
That was my honor to work with Melanie. I got many messages from different persons but finally that was Melanie who took care about the service. She's reliable, powerful in her expertise and I'm very happy to work with. She's almost present and responded my requests enough fast and also leaded me to some minor changes. She also prepared my website in two languages and it's amazing. Thanks Melanie and thanks WIX team!
— Mr. Medhi, Owner, Tekpolymer Inc. Montreal, QC
500 Square Designs was very prompt with responding to my messages. I am very pleased with the design of my home page. I was also given suggestions that I could implement on my own to save money.
— Vanessta Spark, Teacher, United States
"It was amazing to have Melanie design our website. She was great from start to finish and went above and beyond the norm. I kept changing things and she happily made all the adjustments as requested. Would highly recommend using Melanie. It was very easy to communicate with her and she felt like a friend by the end! We look forward to seeing the SEO results in the following months. Thank you Melanie for everything!"
— Scarlett Bolsover, Owner, Cactus Blue Villas, Costa Rica
"I thought Melanie was great to work with! She was very accommodating to my website needs and communication between us flowed nicely. She was cooperative and delivered an wonderfully updated and brightly colored website, just like I wanted. She also designed my logo as an extra! Thank you so much Melanie, it was great working with you. I already referred you to another client! Ana"
— Ana Gonzalez Ribeiro, Ace the Journey, NYC, USA
"Melanie really understood what I wanted done for my website. I came forward with a budget and suggested the optimum solution for me. She revamped the site up to the smallest detail and helped with SEO set up. She also provided me with detailed feedback at the end of the job. Melanie was very proactive, I will look forward to work with her again in future projects.
— Davide Scalcon, DASCA Fine Arts, Perroy, Switzerland
"Melanie was a pleasure to work with. Working within my budget, she proved to be competent, creative and communicative. I'm thrilled with my website!!! Est voila! Thank you!"
— Dan Carty, Owner, Centre Line Signs, Dundas, ON
"Melanie is very professional, she is very efficient in responding to my emails and get the job done quickly. He style is simple and neat. I loved what she did with my website. Highly recommended."
— Abby Chakra, Design by Abby, Toronto, ON
"Melanie!! AWESOME!! SPECTACULAR!! EXCELLENT!! YOU NAILED IT!! AND ON THE VERY FIRST DRAFT!!
I felt a little sorry for you when you accepted to do my website because you didn’t quite know what you were getting into with a 3rd time entrepreneur. Since you were new to me, I went way beyond my comfort zone for you to understand me.
Your “MELMAGIC” results were the method behind my madness!! You really got the heart and mind of this serial entrepreneur!! It will be my honour and privilege to work with you on the evolution of DeepAim’s website and other future creative projects."
— Robert Kover, Owner & CEO, DeepAim Technologies Ltd. Toronto, ON
"I would recommend Melanie her price was very competitive, hard work, caring, she listened, very attentive. Melanie created a good website I can use. If I plan to create another website I would definitely hire Melanie again, hands down."
—Larry Mancini, Ward 1 councillor candidate for Mississauga, ON
"What a pleasure it is to work with Melanie! She has been instrumental in guiding us with a strategic vision in the approach for our online business. Melanie takes decisions, gets things done, and the fact that she is fluently bilingual really helped in our case since she was right at home with various publications, which greatly simplified matters for us. Melanie has been the go to person for our company when it comes to taking the right direction in marketing strategies."
— David Bantey Associate Owner Syner G Supplements, Montreal, QC
"Very happy with the end result. We worked together through some issues and would recommend her talents to anyone."
— Sandy Simon, Owner at Kiln -N- Time, United States
"I am honored to write up this referral note. I am easily mesmerized, but not easily impressed. Melanie succeeded to accomplish both in less than 1 month into our relationship. She is a "very" exceptional woman; highly and heartily dedicated to her clients, she operates within the highest standards of integrity, professionalism & creativity. Give her the impossible, and she becomes alive and WON'T STOP until she delivers it and MORE ! DEFINITELY a quality woman to have in our environment if we are seriously committed to grow with the best !"
— Tania De Luca, Marketing Entrepreneur, Montreal, QC
"Melanie, one word – OUTSTANDING! So lucky to meet you!
What a dynamic and passionate designer you are! Your enthusiasm and knowledge enabled the launch of the website much faster than I thought. You took the time to tweak the design and enhance the SEO for maximum effect. Everyone that views the site is impressed. We worked very well together and look forward to working with you again as the business grows."
— Dr. Frank Scherer, Frank’s Cuba Tours, Toronto, ON
"Melanie greatly exceeded our expectations for developing an online presence strategy for us.
Our new website is terrific and working with her has been delightful. I found Melanie to be extremely professional and so easy to work with. She went above and beyond to make sure we are happy with her services. Her communication skills, patient explanations of website design and SEO terminology and concepts made the process a positive experience and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to build a successful online business."
— Jamie Damico, Founder & CEO, Jlashes Etc. Montreal, QC
"Mel was great to work with. Had a great understanding of the WanaHaka vision and embraced that in her work on the website."
— Joe Waide, WanaHaka Wine Tours, Wanaka, New Zealand
"Melanie at 500 Square Designs has been instrumental in driving my web presence and store traffic to the next level ! Apart from always being accessible and a true professional in her field, she always goes above and beyond to deliver desired results ! I strongly recommend 500 Square Design to all businesses wanting to both increase their traffic and sales."
— Catherine Bourgouin, Owner, Style Code Inc. Toronto, ON
"We came to Melanie with a broken project that required a redo. We had been working with a developer who was not a Wix expert. Melanie recreated our site and has a great eye for design and layout. She understood and appreciated our technical and scientific business audience and the vision and creative elements we wanted. She communicated promptly and kept us up to date regarding her availability. We liked her enthusiasm for design and SEO as well as her ability to see the big picture and details."
— Kendra Paolitto, Co-Founder, Cognitive Recruiting, Greenwich, USA
"Melanie is both a great web designer and a hard worker. She goes the extra mile to please her clients and make sure the websites she creates actually boost your business. She has a comprehensive, multi-skilled approach which is great for small business."
— Bradley Arsenault, Founder & CEO, Electric Brain, Toronto, ON
"Melanie exceeded all of my expectations with the design of my professional Acting website. Over the course of our initial consultation to the launch she was extremely generous with her time and commitment to making it the best website to suit my needs. She also provided me with invaluable insight on how to market and maintain it in order to achieve my ambitious career goals. Melanie was a joy to work with and I'd highly recommend her services to anyone in the creative arts".
— Andrew Fleming, Actor, Toronto, ON
"Melanie, Thank you very much for the motivational interviewing last night aka kick in the ass !! I'm pumped and inspired to begin. I'm going to let my intuition guide me more and more....so this is my start!"
— Trish Hoy, Ecotherapy & Transition Coaching, Vancouver, BC
"A very professional lady who puts the clients concerns first. She works hard to deliver on her promises and does little extra things that she does not have to do. I would highly recommend her as someone to help you work on your web site and marketing. A pleasure to work with".
— Marc Abramsky, CEO at Marc Abramsky and Associates Ltd. Toronto, ON
"Melanie was great to work with. She participated in our brainstorming and she was easy to communicate with. She is reliable and accommodating. We will use her web design services again."
— Donna Stroud, A Man And His Truck, Ottawa, ON
"Working with Melanie was a pleasure. She's passionate and understands her clients. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel like I was in good hands. I would highly recommend her to people I know."
— Nico Alfieri, Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Toronto, ON
"Melanie, thank you for the amazing work you have done for my project. I really appreciate you spending the time with me to make sure I get the most of my website. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
— Daniel King, Architecture Student, Toronto, ON
"Melanie is an incredibly talented, passionate and smart woman who genuinely cares about her clients. Her strategies and advices allowed me to grow my business much more quickly and inexpensively than I ever imagined."
— Sam S. Property Entrepreneur, Toronto, ON
"Professionnelle, une vrais designer qui sait où elle va et qui est à l'écoute de ses client. Elle a embellie mon site web Wix rapidement et à prix compétitifs. Merci d'avoir rendu mon site aussi professionnel!"
— Jonathan Vinet, Propriétaire d'entreprise, Répartition Québec, Montreal, QC
"J'ai eu la chance récemment d'assister à une formation donnée par Mélanie sur les stratégies marketing à employer sur les réseaux sociaux. J'ai été éblouie par l'étendue de ses connaissances et sa facilité à les communiquer. Ayant déjà suivi dans les dernières années plusieurs formations en marketing Internet, j'ai vite remarqué ses compétences et sa vivacité d'esprit. J'ai donc décidé sur le champ de l'embaucher pour établir une nouvelle orientation de ma stratégie web. Et j'ai découvert une perle rare!
Son professionnalisme, sa générosité et son écoute de mes besoins ont dépassé largement mes attentes. Son dynamisme, sa disponibilité et la rapidité d'exécution de ses services m'ont nettement impressionnés.
Elle a appris avec les meilleurs mentors dans la Silicon Valley et ça transparaît!"
Je vous la recommande chaleureusement!
— Diane Houle, Owner, Centre D'etudes Astrologique Diane Houle, Montreal, QC
"Je suis vraiment ravie du contact que j'ai eu avec Mélanie : elle a tout de suite cerné ce que je voulais et m'a proposé des pistes concrètes pour améliorer mon site dès le premier appel. J'ai été contente du travail effectué, et du délai dans lequel elle a effectué le travail (en deux semaines c'était fait et réalisé et opérationnel)."
— Blandine Barthélemy, Psychologue et Life Coach, Belgique
"Je recommande Mélanie pour son expertise, elle a une excellente connaissance de LinkedIn et elle est très efficace, j’ai beaucoup appris et j’apprends encore!!!! En plus, elle est super dynamique et souriante, vous serez gagnant à la connaître! Merci Mélanie"
— Sylvie Caouette, Marketing Entrepreneur, Montreal QC