Read what clients and colleagues say about Donny.
When I reached out to Donny to do a Fine Art website, I was thinking about the simple and clean design that he created previously
on a few sites linked from visualgui.com.
The reason I picked Donny was very simple: through his blogs, I have seen a passion in web design from him; and that’s probably
what it takes for someone to be good at what he/she is doing professionally.
Donny did not turn me down. Dinhcuong.com turned out to be a very minimal but effective site. He was very responsive and definitely met his customer’s very detailed requirements.
In this digital age, I personally believe that web design can be achieved as an Art form. Donny is an artist in his realm.
Donny is fast, has a great eye, and importantly, he’s very responsive. That last point is critical when working on creative projects.
Donny Truong produces websites that are original, imaginative and easy to use. I have had more than one opportunity to collaborate with Donny on creative projects—and every one has been a delight. He is masterful with design and visual elements. And, importantly, when on assignment, he is thoughtful and patient with everyone involved.
As an ambulance provider, our corporate blog had to both convey our public message and help define our culture. For us a successful blog should be professional, personal, targeted, clean, efficient and user-friendly. Donny understood immediately what we were trying to achieve and helped get the look and feel right. He spent the time to make sure I understood the operation of the platform and worked with the settings and design just enough to launch us in the right direction.
Donny came highly recommended so I jumped at the chance to work with him. He understood immediately what I wanted to achieve with my new blog, and provided a clear and concise proposal, with a speedy timeline. In the past, I’ve worked with designers who didn’t understand programmers and programmers who didn’t understand design. With Donny, you get both, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Professional, accessible and friendly. In a timely manner, Donny Truong seamlessly created a beautiful clean website that paralleled the vision I gave him in context with my company’s focus.
Donny recently redesigned the George Mason School of Law’s homepage. He gave it a more open, fresh, and contemporary look. Everyone at Mason Law is impressed with the results, and we believe that the new design better reflects the image of a modern, up-and-coming law school. Donny is a very talented designer who is easy to work with. He listens to our needs and finds the right solutions for us. He has also designed a striking new site for one of our high-profile faculty members, and we are recommending his services to other members of the Mason Law community. We look forward to continuing to work with Donny in the future.
I approached Donny to design a web site for our new restaurant and he ended up creating both of our online and offline promotional materials. From the gorgeous web pages to the distinctive logo to the graceful business card to the catchy flyers, Donny is masterful in bringing together a unified brand. He is not only a creative problem solver who takes on challenges to come up with elegant, effective solutions, but also a down-to-earth guy.
I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all web designers are not created equal, that they are not endowed by their Creator with certain equal skills, that among these are: Creativity, Expertise, and the pursuit of Professionalism.
Creativity, indeed, is clearly indicated by Donny’s design of my new law firm website. He came up with the solution to solve the mess of having two separate sets of navigation, instead he combined the two together and let the fonts set them apart. He desires to create a unique website for you that reflects what you want.
Donny knows enough to know that less is more. Often a reader will read what is on the website if it’s simple and catchy enough.
I truly appreciate Donny’s professionalism, his quick responses to all my emails and questions. He can get things done quickly and way ahead of the schedule even if it means that he has to pull an all-nightner to complete it.
I must, therefore declare that Donny was created with exceptional skills!
“My debut novel Thirsty is being published in October,” I wrote in an email to Donny Truong last spring (2009). “I need a website that reflects the story. I also need a book trailer.”
“Send me the manuscript,” he said, and once I did, he read the whole novel.
The whole novel.
Did I expect him to read the whole novel?
Did I appreciate it and think, wow, I’ve chosen the right guy for this project?
Then he designed the site…and guess what?
It so beautifully reflects the story.
And the trailer?
Well, you’ve got to watch it to truly appreciate his work.
Donny Truong is efficient, reliable, and fast. I worked with Donny for over three years, through busy times and during calmer, more strategic moments. He was consistently eager to work, easy to collaborate with, and deeply engaged in the art of web design.
Donny’s design style is simple, clean, and tasteful. He hand-codes websites, an often underappreciated skill—it makes an enormous difference when someone knows the nuts and bolts so well. Donny is constantly reading, learning, writing, and working to stay ahead of changes in our craft. One could not ask for more in a web designer.
On top of that, Donny is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He’s friendly, thoughtful, and positive. Vassar misses him terribly.
Donny gave visual and interactive identity to the web presences of many academic departments and offices on campus. The impact of his personality and style will echo at Vassar for years to come.
I work with Donny Truong at The George Washington University School of Business, and couldn’t be happier that he is a leading member of our staff. Donny is a talented designer and a dedicated problem solver. He makes our Web site more beautiful every day, and manages to keep a demanding and diverse constituency of 125 faculty members at the School happy. Since joining our staff, Donny has taken on many challenges, anticipated and not, and has consistently given us the most elegant and effective solutions. Donny is a team player and dedicated to the highest standards in his craft. He’s knowledgeable and constantly seeks to learn more about his field and emerging technological solutions, but most of all, he understands that the web is a marketing tool that is central to our communication efforts and he helps us make the most of every opportunity.
I have had the opportunity to work with Donny Truong, as he was preparing uniform websites for the entire George Washington University’s School of Business, as well as for the individual departments. Prior to that, each department administered its own website, which resulted in a considerable heterogeneity in the design and content across departments. Donny has done an excellent job in organizing both attractive and functional websites for all groups within the school. He was very easy to work with and extremely responsive to many requests submitted by the faculty. Furthermore, after the uniform sites were up and running, he continued to offer the high level of attention and responsiveness to requests for faculty profile updates. Donny is extremely efficient, and many of my colleagues—other faculty—hold a similar view.
Since Donny joined the GWSB team he has made significant contributions. Our website was completely redesigned by Donny. He has had a major impact on helping us provide better service to our current students, and has helped us attract even better students to GW.
In 2002, Donny joined our web group at Vassar College as a web designer. During the five years he was with us, Donny distinguished himself by his hard work, his design ability, and especially his speed, in a very demanding environment. He constantly honed his skills through research and practice and always shared insights and discoveries with colleagues. He seemed to be able to work with anyone, despite pressures of time and expectations. Donny was a highly respected and valued member of our web group. We continue to miss him.
Donny was a reliable colleague who could pull off a blazingly fast turn-around on projects. He also had a sharp eye for clean, effective, modern designs that formed the basis for a lot of my thinking at Vassar. At present he continues to incorporate the latest standards into his work. I whole-heartedly recommend him.
VisualGui turned tledc.com into a stunning site, in no time at all. I am very happy with Donny’s design: Simple yet bold, pleasing to the eyes, easy to maneuvre. I was looking for a web designer when I came across and admired Donny’s graphics work on his website. An A+ for VG!
Donny does a wonderful job of completing in a very timely manner all of the design, updates, and changes we ask of him for our McCaskey Alumni Association website. He is conscientious of his work and responds and corrects any misinformation or miscommunication between us. We have been happy and grateful for his services over these past six years and proud that he is a McCaskey High School graduate who stays in touch with his school.
Quite a few years ago, The Lancaster Education Foundation worked with Donny to design our very first website. Donny met with our small staff, took our information, thoughts, and wishes for the site—and in a very short time, we were online! Donny built our web pages with attractive designs and easy to find information. He has continued to serve as our webmaster, updating the site and trouble-shooting any concerns we have. We are very pleased to work with such a helpful professional who is always there for us.