what our clients are saying...

Dr. Craig Elliott

I found great value in working with Dean and the team at Creative Tinder. They came with a wealth of ideas and best practices in the design of my site, and led me through the creative process to hone my brand, voice, and message. They were also patient and supportive during that process, and I am very pleased with the result. I heartily recommend their services.

Dr. Craig Elliott, Writer/Social Justice Facilitator

Where Are You Stuck Workshop

Dean is professional, creative, knowledgable, experienced, kind and works with integrity. I highly recommend working with him!

Lori Bertazzon, Owner, Where Are You Stuck Workshop

Miller Miller Menthe Law

Creative Tinder took our tired, cluttered website and gave it an updated, modern look. Dean took the time to understand what we were trying to accomplish and what kind of image we wanted to present. He not only made sure we achieved we wanted, but he helped us figure out what we wanted, which was just as important.

Darrel Menthe, Miller Miller Menthe Law

One Percent Broker

I rarely make a big move with my web presence (site, advertising, etc.) without running it by Dean first. He just knows his stuff and has an eye for both the micro as well as the macro.

Hugh Borax, Owner, One Percent Broker

Christina Morassi

SO helpful!!! It was the first time I’d gotten help with my WordPress site, and I was HOOKED. He was super kind, very knowledgeable, and like my knight in shining armor.


Working with Dean on the creation of a website has been an eye opening treat. He wants to be sure that every element is in place before launch, he’s actively involved with getting the right flow, look and even the heart of the site right and ready. Adding Dean to the team has been the best decision of this endeavor.

Chris Smith, Founder, ScriptDish

Story Central

Creative Tinder did an amazing job on my web site, StoryCentral.org. On time, affordable and JUST the way I wanted it. I’ve worked with other developers in the past and I know how hard it can be to get exactly what you want — you’re usually disappointed by something, but not with this team! The communication was great and simple throughout the process and they were incredibly diligent.

Lea Thau, Award-winning Producer, StoryCentral.org

Beckie Kravetz

I had a website for my mask and sculpture business, but needed to have it in a format that could be updated frequently and easily. Creative Tinder re-created my custom design with WordPress, and offered excellent suggestions for some improvements. Dean also trained me how to make changes, so I could stay within my budget. My site now looks great, and is simple for me to maintain myself. It was a pleasure to work with Dean and Creative Tinder.

Beckie Kravetz, Artist/Sculptor/Mask-Maker

The Big Good

Creative Tinder was super responsive to our needs and produced a great foundational website for The Big Good. We were in a rush to have our marketing in order for a trade show, but Dean kept the quality of the process in order and we got what we needed on time and on budget. I highly recommend Creative Tinder.

Katie Smith, Principal Strategist, The Big Good

Chris Erric Maddox

Creative Tinder is as good as it gets. Dean sat down with me and gave me options and ideas – the communication was hands-down the best I have ever received. I recommend his services to any and all who need it.

Miguel Ali

Dean came up with solutions that have made my life incredibly easy and more efficient. He did all this work in quick timing with a small budget. Creative Tinder has my highest recommendation!

Miguel Ali, Filmmaker

Jenni Brown Greenberg

Dean is a talented, creative web designer. He’s a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a professional, beautiful website.

Jenni Brown Greenberg (aka, the LA Make-Up Lady)

Lovely Studios

The vibe of the website I wanted was a bit complicated and abstract, but Dean built it without any issues at all. He also made helpful suggestions that were exactly what I was looking for but had no idea were possible – then implemented them much more smoothly than I ever could have anticipated.

Kevin Bertazzon, Founder, Lovely Studios

Movement Revolution Studio

Creative Tinder made getting my website very easy and painless. Dean worked with my budget and was very upfront with what he could do within that budget. I was very happy with what he came up with and how quickly it all came together.

Gordon Hart, Owner, Movement Revolution Studio

Lincoln Property Company

Working with Creative Tinder has been a very pleasant experience from the onset. Not ever having a website for our office building, I thought that the process would be overwhelming. But with Matt Jean’s art design and Dean’s expertise & creativity, the team went over and beyond what I had anticipated. The final product was perfect!

Sherri Green, General Manager, Lincoln Property Company, 120 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL

Hugh Barton

Creative Tinder helped make the process of designing and implementing my website a snap. They are fast, responsive, and cost-effective. Dean is a good human and a great collaborator. I highly recommend him.

Nina’s Easy English

Dean helped me set up my membership plug-in when others couldn’t make it work. He came up with a brilliant solution that has worked beautifully. If I have a difficult problem, he’s the first person I’d go to.

Nina Weinstein, Owner, Nina's Easy English

Picky Print Production, Inc.

Dean’s input in design, copywriting, marketing and promotions have been invaluable for my business.

Ken Metz, President, Picky Print Production, Inc.

Poseidon Cooks

We needed our site converted to WordPress, and of course, we needed it fast. Dean and Creative Tinder were a giant help to us, performing the conversion and improving our website in the process. We recommend them highly.

Linda Andreotti, Poseidon Cooks