Just because you have a #1 listing on Google does not mean you have reached the pinnacle of your industry, or maybe it does? I have been doing business as a Information Resource consultant since 2002 and I have been fortunate to work alongside some great designers, programmers and professionals here on Maui. This is my opinion on the top Maui Web Design businesses in Maui Hawaii, based on what they can do to help your business.
Note: There is no particular order in this list (thanks Jake for your feedback). Maui designers, please feel free to comment, get in touch or if I missed your business drop a note so I can add you.
Bump Networks has been on the scene here on Maui since 2002. Founded by Arben Kryeziu, Bump specializes in content management applications customized for mission specific systems. Portfolio consists of Real Estate sites and nationally known brands. The work is good and usually includes cutting edge graphics and killer tools. Bump is well known for their redesign of Mauinews.com and Hawaiiweathertoday.com. From my discussions with friends who have done work with Arben, be prepared to spend some money, he’s good and he knows what he’s worth.
Scott Johnson is a pro. He specializes in graphic design for the music and entertainment industry. Not to mention local businesses who need timely turn around and professional service. Scott is trained and educated in graphic design with an impressive portfolio. Cheryl Dang works in the web development department and has a artistic eye. Her flash websites all carry the Aloha Spirit and it transcends to the end user. Very artistic and creative, checkout their work at mamasfishhouse.com and hapa.com.
Have you ever heard the term “Technical Creativity”? Anthony Piscitelli is a creative programmer with a deep sense of consciousness and ability to articulate technical work flows. Need a custom app? Here’s your guy. Or if you are a designer looking for a partner on a big project, Anthony is great to work with. Anthony and I have partnered on a number of projects and I look forward to the next.
Founded by Mo Serafica, Intellectual Eye has the eye for SEO. Mo is the original Maui SEO. Friendly and informative Mo will be a great asset to your project.
iTouch Media is one of the first companies in Maui, Hawaii to offer professional Flash development, website design and hosting packages, custom sound design, live chat applications, 360 degree panoramic virtual tours, cable internet connections, live “real time” reservation systems, complete graphic imaging services, live web cams, streaming video testimonials, and full video production facilities.
Dream Team Media
Dream Team Media thinks big. Till Paris has the big picture you might be looking for. These guys have sites and apps in the Hawaii visitor industry that power many of the advertising efforts of our local hotels and activity company’s. DTM seem to have a well rounded set of tools and skill sets, from design to programming and also marketing.
Tradewind has been around longer then most, if not all. Here is an excerpt from their site “..we’re one of Maui’s finest and certainly busiest graphic design agencies. We do a bit of everything…and we always do it Maui style!”. Founded by Rob Hawes, Tradewind has been host to a number of notable designers and web masters. One of which, Travis Keenan Tiffan, who did a number of Maui Web Sites and stormed on the Google response pages. From what I read on his site he has now left the island. Great work Travis, I especially enjoyed your designs on Maui Time!
Maui Web Design
I have had the pleasure to meet Jerry when we teamed up to help a mutual friend. Jerry has the experience to get e-comerce projects off the ground and running successfully. Here is a quote from his website “Maui Web Designs is a Maui, Hawaii based web design company that builds effective, attractive, profitable business web sites.” Maui Web Design sites are very efficient and built on a CMS eccommerce platform in ASP.
Now I need to get to know these guys, a dynamic duo who’s been building sites on Maui for almost 10 years. Their work speaks for itself, as the site goes straight to the portfolio (nice touch) and you can see so much design style variance. Each one is unique and adapted to the clients essense. Founded by Richard and Inger Tully, I get the feeling that they are ballanced and team oriented. Checkout the “Team” link from their website, says it all. Great work guys!
Although I have not worked with Eric Olson, I have frequented his website at omaui.com to check the surf report and shop for used boards. If you haven’t checked out Omaui.com, I suggest you do, Eric passion for surf and web design really shines though. Trust me when I say that running a website project like this one is not easy, I speculate that it is a labor of love for mr Olson. Keep up the good work Eric!
Liquid Media provides marketing services with a focus on strategy and branding. Liquid Media provides design and web applications infused with a online and offline marketing strategy that is ready to adapt to your needs. SMB’s and Entrepreneurs make up the client base. Our goal is to be a partner in your business, part of the team that contributes to your success. A professional you can rely on to fill in the blanks in marketing strategy, design and technology. Liquid Media is a founded by Naim Ferguson, who run the business from a home office.
Project budgets range from $1000-$5000 with long term contracts available at discounted rates.
Hawaii Web Group
Hawaii Web Group stormed on the scene in 2012 and Maui Marketing and Web has not been the same since.
If you are looking for the best of the best, look no further then Dan Logtenberg and his team at Maui Marketing.
**Note: The opinions above do not represent Liquid Media Design you should do your due diligence when researching which web designer to use for your project, however we hope this gives you some insight. If you would like to dispute any of this info I would be happy to change, remove or recant. If you would like to be added to this list, just make a comment. I’ll continue to maintain this list in the future with new company and excerpts.
Revised April 3rd, 2008.