“Contracting Castle Builder to create my new website was a great decision. As an independent contract writer, I depend on my site to highlight and organize my published work for prospective employers, editors, and the general public. The site designed by Castle Builder accomplished that objective smartly. It flows nicely, it’s beautiful to look at, and it combines texts and images in ways that are easy to navigate and distinctive. There is nothing cookie-cutter about Castle Builder Design. Their professionals were sensitive to my wishes and my budget, and they have provided great technical support in the months since the site went live. I recommend them highly.”— Roger Atwood, author and journalist, RogerAtwood.com
“Last week, I had a panic attack after my attempt to update my WordPress site appeared to bring it down. I was unable to log onto my site, and at times even visiting the page brought nothing but a blank screen and an error message. This happened to be on a day that my work got some important attention in the press—in other words, a day people would be learning about me for the first time and might be inclined to visit my site. So I flipped. I sent several panicked emails to Castle Builder and it was fixed in minutes. Crisis averted!
This was the second time I hired Castle Builder for troubleshooting. As a sole proprietor, I like to do as much of my own work on my site as possible. But sometimes it’s not worth it—the task that takes me hours can often be done in minutes by Castle Builder. In other words, it’s money very well spent.”— Sara Eckel, author, It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single
I’ve been working with Amélie for as long as I’ve had this idea of developing a resource for parents to get information on schools. In the beginning I tried working with other developers but I always came back to Amélie and Castle Builder for the simple reason that she just gets things done. I’m able to communicate what I need and I can literally hear her thinking things through and coming up with the pros and cons right on the spot. She’ll then go away and execute in an always timely manner and deliver just what I need.
Recently, I had to transition a pretty large event from an in-person to a virtual format. Amélie helped me to execute in a way that was seamless and left both exhibitors and attendees raving about the format. Her designs are clean, functional and visually pleasing. I highly recommend Castle Builder to anyone and everyone.— Mahalia Watson, Let's Talk Schools, LLC
“In my sales capacity at the magazine, I have worked with Amélie and Castle Builder design for the past nine years. She and her company have been an invaluable part of our success in online advertising. She always solves problems while interacting with our clients in a timely and professional manner. Her help with our advertising customers has directly led to revenue increases in each of our last 5 years. A reliable and professional operation – I recommend her and her company to all.”— Gerry Moss, Director of Integrated Sales, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America sought Amelie Walker-Yung and Castle Builder Design’s services when our website needed a major redesign that included a responsive design, e-commerce capability, meeting planning/activities and registration, access to media from Society meetings, and automation tools such as using Mailchimp to communicate with members. Amelie listened to us speak of the the goals and needs of our small nonprofit literary Society and created a bright, clean, well organized, visual, and easy to use website. The site is quite successful and we continue to use Castle Builder for additional design work, maintenance and support, e-commerce, and providing email functions.
On many occasions in the last two years I asked for Amelie’s help when we needed a change made to the site with insufficient notice and at inconvenient times. Amelie always makes it happen. I feel like a “special client,” but believe this service is provided to each client. She has a deep understanding of what our Society is trying to accomplish and provides excellent suggestions and guidance. Castle Builder’s work is directly responsible for our ability to to communicate with our members and has allowed us to implement greatly needed, and Society sustaining, fundraising and membership drives using e-commerce capabilities. These functionalities allow our Society to be visible and focus on the core Society mission related to the study and enjoyment of all things Lewis Carroll.
And then there is Covid-19. Like many, we must be a more “virtual” organization. Our reliance on the website and Castle Builder has increased dramatically. We’ve asked for frequent updates and changes in order to continue our programs. I am grateful for the work of Amelie and her associates as they help us with this profound transformation. They are smart and can be trusted to do superb work and provide the highest quality of service in a short time. I am confident we will continue this successful partnership. I whole heartedly recommend Castle Builder as full service website design team.— Linda Cassady, President, Lewis Carroll Society of North America
Castle Builder Design has been an excellent company to work with over the last 15 years. Amélie and her team are reliable and intelligent. They are responsive, easy to work and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right in a timely manner. Keep up the great work!— Carol Workinger, Carol Workinger Studio
Amélie Walker-Yung and her associates in Castle Builder have done consistently outstanding work for us on diverse projects since 2016 involving site design, re-design, management, and troubleshooting. Communications are easy, and the results are timely, attractive, smartly programmed, and attentive to detail. The projects have included interactive sites such as the US National Conference on Ocean Exploration (2016) and the First National Conference on Marine eDNA (2018) as well as websites of a more archival nature for the International Quiet Ocean Experiment and the Program for the Human Environment.— Jesse Ausubel, Director of the Program for the Human Environment, Rockefeller University
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amélie of Castle Builder Design for a few years now. She definitely knows her ‘stuff’ and I’m so grateful for all the work and love she put into my website! I hope to continue to work with her for a long time for any of my business needs! I highly recommend her and her services!”— Avis Glenister, 30a Wedding Co.
“I have worked with Amélie at Castle Builder for over 10 years and have had a wonderful experience throughout. Our online presence has grown significantly; I believe Amélie’s guidance, patience and insight have been instrumental. Questions we have are answered quickly but thoughtfully. Updates are completed with lightning speed and accuracy. They are accessible to us in ways unmatched by other vendors. I trust Castle Builder to handle our needs promptly and professionally, they completely ‘get’ us.”— Karina Casines, Account Manager, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine
“Amélie Walker-Yung and Castle Builder Design completed a monumental and elegant overhaul of the National Book Critics Circle website and membership platform. It was an absolute joy to work with Amélie from the very beginning. She worked hard to understand our needs before she even provided us with an estimate, and provided us with design solutions for a complicated set of moving parts that had long plagued our members and visitors with confusion and frustration. She was receptive and adaptive to design notes and accommodating to new ideas as the wide-ranging project evolved. Our new website now allows us to put our best foot forward, and with a streamlined backend system for subscription management and membership profiles, the system finally works as designed, leaving us to focus our energy on what’s most important. We cannot thank Amélie enough, and give her the highest recommendation.”— David Varno, President, National Book Critics Circle
“I really appreciate all your great services! You have been unfailingly kind, patient, and prompt in answering all my many questions and helping to design and build my websites!!!”— Laura Childs, Secretary, CHAMP
I worked with Amélie for more than 10 years while director of publishing for the American Journal of Archaeology. She was instrumental in helping us get our website off the ground and was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful at every turn. She swiftly incorporated any necessary changes to content, and site updates were regularly applied and communicated. Amélie also offered to take on other, crucial behind-the-scenes taskings for our electronic distribution partner. I can’t thank her enough and highly recommend her team at Castle Builder.— Madeleine Donachie, Director of Publishing, American Journal of Archaeology (Archaeological Institute of America)
Castle Builder helped us put our ideas into practice from the front-end user experience to the back-end programming. Castle Builder was responsive and helpful in redesigning the site and in allowing us to manage our site independently.— Iddo Wernick, Senior Research Associate, Rockefeller University
“Castle Builder Design has created two sites for me, and both times they have delivered exactly what I asked for and made the process simple. Anything I threw their way they handled effortlessly. Amélie is an expert when it comes to WordPress and customized forms that allowed me to easily maintain the sites. She even updated my sites proactively to ensure they stayed secure. I will definitely work with Castle Builder again.”— Kristin Vincent, KristinVincent.com
“Great job, done in record time, good understanding of content and visuals.”— Sharon K. Yoerg, ShaMo Educational Consulting
“Working with Castle Builder Design is high quality, easy and super fast!
When I first started working with Amélie, I only had a vague idea for the way I wanted my website to look and function. I drafted a couple of designs and Amélie quickly turned them around into something that was BETTER than I could have imagined.
Within days she made an idea in my head reality! AND, even though I’m not techy at all, Amélie taught me how to easily make many updates and changes on the backend myself, which feels very empowering.
I highly recommend Amélie. She’s a total professional, has amazing designs, and is lovely to work with to boot!”— Daniella Rosales-Friedman, Love Coach Daniella