Sweet success stories.

We choose to work with clients we click with – which often tend toward energetic entrepreneurs ready to extend their reach and compassionate organizations working for the greater good.

We have developed a highly collaborative, client-centered process; no drive-thru window here – you must be present to win. And when you do – win, that is – and you’ve played a key role in breathing life into your wildly winning brand, well … the success is all the sweeter.

That’s what the folks say who’ve been there and done that, anyway. [Some even got the t-shirt!]

Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success.
~ Henry Ford ~

  • I would recommend Flywheel Creative to anyone looking for a thoughtful, well-designed web site. Karen really listened to what I wanted and how I wanted to set my site apart from other author sites. The final product is everything I hoped it would be—beautiful, functional, and uniquely suited to my work and my personality. More than that, the process of bringing it to life and turning it over to me was collaborative and comfortable. Working with Karen on my site is one of the best investments I’ve made.

    Lori Rader-Day
    Lori Rader-Day Author
  • Over time, I've come to appreciate how lucky I was to find Karen to revamp my website. She is skilled at translating technological terms into language I could understand, and in creating a website which is easy to maintain. Her recognition of the importance of style and a brand identity has garnered the site lots of compliments. Perhaps most importantly, Karen is very responsive when we do have a problem, even years after she did my redesign. I've come to realize how rare this is, and for that I am so very thankful!

    Barb Steinberg, LMSW
    Barb Steinberg, LMSW
  • Karen redesigned my Web site and provided exceptional creative, functional, and marketing solutions that exceeded my expectations. As a former art director, it was a scary prospect to turn the identity of my company over to another designer, but I was impressed to discover I could depend on Karen to manage the project from start to finish. Relieved of the hand-holding other designers have needed in the past, I was able to focus on my core business, As a small business owner, that was truly key for me.

    Robin Callan
    Robin Callan Room Fu Interior Design
  • Karen brings to our projects a rare combination of design sense, web development expertise, and ability to talk easily and productively with the project team to help surface what's important to them, both design-wise and related to site functionality. We always look forward to working with Karen!

    Susan McElhenney
    Susan McElhenney I&O Communications
  • I am absolutely delighted to recommend Flywheel Creative to anyone who wants to launch or improve their business with an innovative website and fresh branding. Karen listened to me and captured who I am for my business. She gave me options and kept me on track. I respect Karen’s marketing perspective and followed her design recommendations. Working with Karen and her Flywheel team inspired me.

    Sal Balistreri, President
    Sal Balistreri, President Salvatore Balistreri Consulting
  • Karen understands your needs, executes the work professionally and on schedule, and is an overall pleasure to work with. She agreed to jump into a challenging business situation to complete a large amount of work with little time or guidance and literally saved the day for our organization. I give Karen my highest recommendation.

    Lisa Reed
    Lisa Reed Heart Gallery/Adoption Coalition of Texas
  • I worked with Karen for almost a year and have found her to be an absolute professional, a wonderful designer, and fun to work with too. Her finished product is solid and she's someone I absolutely plan on working with again in the future.

     Joshua Chodniewicz, CEO
    Joshua Chodniewicz, CEO Moolala
  • You took what I said and made it way better – genius. I love it, you did an amazing amazing job. To say that I absolutely positively LOVE what you have done would not do justice to how I feel. You are a design whisperer.

    Catherine Storing, Image Consultant
    Catherine Storing, Image Consultant
  • My God, I love this!!! You are a genius. It captures everything I was hoping for.

    Allen Weeks, Exec. Director
    Allen Weeks, Exec. Director Save Texas Schools
  • Karen is incredibly creative with amazing ideas. I initially contacted her to design a logo … I was so impressed with her work that I have since enlisted her services for the website and business cards. I have other projects in the works that I can hardly wait to turn over to Karen so she can sprinkle her magic fairy dust! I foresee a bright future for our collaborations.

    Amy Ford, Director
    Amy Ford, Director Parenting Across Color
  • When I decided to create a website for my business I had no idea what was involved. After talking with other web design firms I decided to go with Karen Barry. Karen listened to my concepts and brought them to life. She didn’t impose her ideas over mine – she worked with me and guided me. Karen made me feel as if I were her only client. She’s been there for me with training and support as well. Karen made this a terrific experience. She created my logo, my stationery, business cards and website and I love it all and so do my clients!

     Bonnie Balistreri, Image Consultant
     Bonnie Balistreri, Image Consultant
  • Wow! Just. Wow!! You’ve rocked my damn socks.

    Melinda Massie
    Melinda Massie Melinda Massie Special Events and Consulting
  • Karen is a joy to work with and the results are stunning!

    Jennifer Wyle
    Jennifer Wyle Hudson Meats/Klein Smokehaus
  • When we came to Karen to "re-brand" we had no idea where we wanted to go; we just knew we wanted a change. At our first meeting she asked us a lot of questions about our likes and dislikes, and took copious notes. We gave her a few ideas on the types of colors we were going for but wanted to leave room for her own creative ideas. As it turns out she took the bits and pieces we left her with and created an entirely new concept for our logo, one that completely nailed what we wanted. The colors were perfect, the font was happy and crisp, and the added graphics captured the heart of our business. We didn't even ask her to come up with a company slogan or tagline, but the one she offered was so unique and indicative of what we do, we built our entire web identity around it. If you need a graphic makeover, Karen will blow you away with her ability to "get” you. She's kind, easy to work with, highly skilled and has wicked creative superpowers. I can't imagine working with anyone else

    Laura Jenkins AL Collective
  • Karen, You really captured the character of my business through the creative design, colors, font, background -- all the details resonated with our essence. The value added with your expertise and creativity exceeded my expectations - thank you!

    Julianne Fiocca
    Julianne Fiocca Wise Companion Care
  • Karen is extremely talented, knowledgeable, and engaged. Her passion for design is matched by her professionalism and attention to detail. Highly recommended!

    Jason Stout, Art Director
    Jason Stout, Art Director Austin Chronicle
  • Karen set the highest standards of excellence for herself and her department. She is creative, energetic, self-motivated, and always determined to produce the very best work possible.

    Liz Franklin, Controller
    Liz Franklin, Controller The Austin Chronicle
  • I love working with Karen. Her approach with me as client was as a collaborator. Karen added so much value to what I wanted. The entire process was a great experience and I will continue to go to her first with all of my projects. I recommend her highly!!

    Betsy Richter
    Betsy Richter Austin Home Staging