What our clients say about us:
Working with Blue Oceans Design has been an amazing experience. Marijke went far beyond our expectations, incorporating new technology and ideas to give our website more impact. The fact that she is on the other side of the world has not been a problem at all. Communication was easy, friendly and efficient. Many days we spoke daily by skype sorting structure, navigation, content and design. Her input was invaluable; we will be always grateful.
I suspect she was not aware at first of the massive amount of information we wanted to upload on our website; however, she and her team threw themselves into it and worked alongside with us, often for 12 hours a day, to meet deadlines. When the website went live she helped with positioning and marketing. She continues to provide precious support. She has a wonderful sense of colour, balance and beauty.
Marijke is an expert web designer and, what is more, she has become a friend. It has been a pleasure to work with her and I hope we can continue to work on other projects in the future.
Thank you Marijke and thank you Blue Oceans Design
We have to thank Marijke for her input and advise in creating our colourful and clean website. We are proud of the result and enjoy the positive feedback we receive from our clients. Thank you Marijke!
Germaine Nijdam & Inge van der Linden
"Marijke has helped us to swiftly put our website on-line and is always prompt in handling our requests to change and update our website."
Ecopower Bonaire Team
I have been working with Marijke Wilhelmus from Blue Oceans Design for the last 10 years and she continues to impress me by constantly updating herself with the newest website optimization solutions. I value her flexibility, and most of all her willingness to respond to very tight schedules. From simple website maintenance to top-notch security she gracefully navigates through a miriad of templates and clients.
The Blue Oceans Team were awesome to work with! Their design expertise, coupled with an immediate understanding of how we wanted to promote our product, created a great website.attractive, informative and easy to navigate. As novices in this area, we really appreciated the patience and guidance Marijke and Clark provided through the process of creating and launching the website. It was a great pleasure to work with professionals who take pride in, as well as enjoy their work.
Ken Gardner/Jan Weber
The cooperation and recommendations have been very pleasant and they have achieved a fantastic result. After completing the website considerable time and effort has been put in the online marketing with excellent results. Marijke is a professional web designer and we certainly highly recommend her.
Martin and Saskia Landman
Le Priéure: Holiday cottages in former monastery
Marijke Wilhelmus did a splendid job in designing and building a website for me! It's very pleasant to the eye, very accessable and very professional. I've had many enthusiastic reactions from the visitors. Marijke, thank you very much!
Lenneke de Jager
Totaal Balans: Praktijk voor Natuurgeneeskunde
"Marijke is a very creative and diligent website designer with whom we have worked for many years. She is excellent at dealing with the iterative nature of a website design and build, taking the necessary to-ing and fro-ing in her stride. She is flexible in both her thinking and her hours, and she integrates feedback on designs in a timely and gracious way.
We love our new Stormlight website! Thank you so very much Marijke!"
"I have been working with Marijke as web designer for years in different programmes.
Recently we re-designed the Gaia Education site www.gaiaeducation.org in a dynamic, collaborative and innovative way. There were four people working from different parts of the globe in a tight deadline and Marijke was able to guide the process intelligently and decode all the requests gracefully.
I recommend her work for those who need things to be done promptly and creatively."
May East, Director of International Relations, The Findhorn Foundation
We are delighted with our site. Beautiful, informative, clear and easy to use. Marijke was extremely helpful , efficient and creative in the way she was able to translate our ideas into a site. Extremely skillful!
Gill Emslie and Robin Alfred, Findhorn Consultancy Service
Series of small websites for Findhorn Press
"Reliable and straightforward - very responsive to client requirements.
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value"
Internet Marketing Specialist
"Marijke Wilhelmus brings a tremendous amount of personal integrity to her work. She may live in Bonaire, but she's up to working at a New York City pace when it comes to follow through and getting the project done.
Her dedication and honesty make working with her refreshing -- and even relaxing!"
New York Region Pathwork
"Marijke has created and designed a beautiful website which in its simplicity and usability exhibits my artworks so well. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and willingness to work with my ideas and expand into new areas are extraordinary and commendable."
Sue McLean - owner
Sue McLean Botanical Artist(with shopping card)
"Marijke's eye for beauty is such a gift for our new website. Being completely new to this work and unfamiliar with web site crafting, I really appreciated Marijke's generous coaching and her informative, step by step methodical instruction."
Mari Hollander, Director
"We highly recommend Marijke for her work ethics, her creativity and her up to date knowledge about web design and on-line marketing. She does work at an affordable rate and yet with high quality standards. The on-line marketing is very effective. Within 6 weeks after the launch we already have bookings. We would highly recommend Blue Oceans Web Design services for design and online marketing."
Rob Landman (director)
Bonaire Rent a Car
"Lots of people can make websites. Fewer people can make websites that really work, and fewer still can make websites that are beautiful. Marijke has a rare gift. She makes websites that really work and that are truly beautiful."
William Martin, Technical Director FFIT
Findhorn Foundation - www.findhorn.org
"Marijke Wilhelmus is an excellent web designer for anyone in need of expert web design services provided with a caring and supportive attitude -- and on an affordable budget! She fits the design of the web site to the needs of the individual and the overall desired look and feel of the site purpose. She is professional, personal, and prompt in her delivery -- an excellent value for those in need of web designer services. I would recommend her without reservation!
Kathy Scheiern, Director
Purpose Works Llc
"Recently we designed the CIFAL Findhorn site www.cifalfindhorn.org in such a dynamic and innovative way, using MAMBO as our framework. We had an incredible tight deadline and she met it gracefully."
May East, Director of International Relations, The Findhorn Foundation
"Marijke was simply fantastic. She designed and developed the site as a real team effort, and got the balance just right between responding to my (many) requests and maintaining the integrity of the design. She did everything with skill, grace and good humour. I would have no hesitation in recommending Blue Oceans to anyone who wants a quality web presence."
Ian Hadden, Managing Director, Root Six Consulting.
"Marijke’s energy and professionalism left me breathless. From the first contact she has been amazing on time, on budget, a delight to work with and a result beyond expectations. She has constructed a site that is so easy to navigate that even someone new to cyber space can quickly find their way around. That’s a real bonus because you never know who may want to visit!"
"Marijke is exceptional in her web design in that she not only has an eye for what will effectively attract a reader, but composes the material with full attention to every detail. The web site that she has created for us has been the most successful marketing tool that we have for a program that is now sold out a year in advance, thanks to her. I recommend her whenever I have the opportunity. I think that highly of her work."
Director Fairway to Heaven
"I have been involved in the creation of several websites using the talents of Marijke Wilhelmus and have nothing but praise for her skills and ability to deliver a great site with minimum fuss and maximum results. She worked with enthusiasm and tenacity in getting us up and running and continues to offer creative and helpful ideas to keep our site running smoothly and efficiently."
Director, Eco-Village Project
"I have only known Marijke for a short while, although it seems like we have been friends for a long time. The work I have asked her to do has been done efficiently, quickly and without fuss. She is very easy to work with and seems to understand my problems immediatly. Over and over again she offers advice of the highest calibre and constructve criticism. I trust her wholeheartedly with any job I want done"