About Kmotion

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kmotion Design (est. in 2008) is an intentionally small team of creative designers, web developers and marketing professionals who do our best work when we are fully entrenched in our clients’ businesses of all sizes. The work we do for you is only successful if it drives your customers to engage you further, and that motivates us. We only succeed when you succeed.

Because we keep our team small on purpose, you’ll work with senior-level professionals from the very first meeting through the launch of the project. We get to know you and your company to the point where we become a trusted partner. We need to understand your goals, motivations and how you work so we can best design a custom solution for you that is optimized for lead generation, conversions and, ultimately, sales.

Katie VanderPloeg

CEO • Designer • Developer • Video

Justin Ludwig

Developer

Alexandra van Milligen

Executive Assistant

Steve Troxell

Senior Designer

Shandon Cardosa

Designer

Kyle Frederick

Developer

Katie VanderPloeg

CEO • Art Director • Video

Katie thrives on being productively busy. She relishes the grind of entrepreneurship that keeps her constantly moving and founded Kmotion Design in 2008. She is motivated by client success, employees who feel appreciated and, in general, making things happen.

A 18-year veteran of the website industry, Katie built and manages an intentionally small team specializing in custom websites and apps from strategy through design and development. Her passion for the user experience helps her clients succeed through better web methods, conversion strategies and marketing.

Constantly reading about the latest technology, design trends, marketing techniques and anything else she can find, Katie refuses to stop learning. With close client relationships and the flexibility to choose with whom she works, her genuine care for her clients is undeniable.

Katie graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design and has called Grand Rapids home ever since, raising her daughter and taking care of her husband. If you don’t see her in the office, check the gym, where she will likely be found embracing another challenging passion: CrossFit.

Justin Ludwig

Developer

Justin has a bachelors degree in Digital Media from Kendall College of Art and Design. Justin likes to make sure approved designs are coded out exactly as designed. He specializes in front-end, PHP, and Wordpress development, and isn't afraid to try out other platforms as well. Justin spends his free time making costumes, fencing, or with his wife Caity, and kids (Lily 7, and Isaac 3).

Alexandra van Milligen

Executive Assistant

Alexandra holds a Master’s in Education from Union University, Memphis, TN and a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Calvin College. As an Executive Assistant at Kmotion, Alexandra wears many hats! On a day to day basis Alexandra helps with project management, research and discovery, information architecture, content strategy and content writing. On the side Alexandra is a certified Yoga instructor, and loves dogs! She has two dachshunds, Andy and Edwin.

Steve Troxell

Senior Designer

Steve has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in both Graphic Design and Painting from Michigan State University. Steve loves all things design. From getting every pixel perfect to selecting the right weight of paper, he is obsessed with getting every detail right. Outside of design, Steve enjoys barbecue, whiskey, and cooking. He is always plugged in, listening to true crime podcasts or his idol, Thom Yorke.

Kyle Frederick

Developer

Kyle Frederick attended of Central Michigan University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, an Associate of Arts degree in Journalism, and minored in Media, Design, and Production Technology.

He now has over 14 years of Web and IT experience, spanning several areas of concentration but finding his passion in Web Development and UI Design.

When not behind a computer, you can find Kyle at home with his wife Alecia and his two dogs (Pixel and Dot), at the rink playing ice hockey, or thumbing through new vinyl at the record store.

Shandon Cardosa

Designer

Shandon has a bachelors degree in Digital Media from Kendall College of Art and Design. Shandon is a user experience designer, illustrator, and a total nerd for all things creative. She’s all about giving her designs personality. On her free time, Shandon enjoys wrestling with her puppy Tofu, brewing hipster beer, and watching anime.

Our Expertise

    Custom Web Design & Development

    Custom Wordpress

    Custom Web Apps

    Video & Motion Graphics

    Print Materials

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Analytics

    Digital Marketing & Social Media Advertising

    Identity & Branding

    Content & Website Management

Testimonials

"The Kmotion Design team went above and beyond with our website redesign. They created an engaging website that perfectly encapsulates our brand!"

Wes Baughman, Burco

"I have complete confidence in Kmotion for all of my web development needs. I have been impressed with how well they infused my business' brand into their design with the most cutting-edge relevance."

Mark Peterson, Worldwide Trophy Adventures

"We wanted something different than a 'typical' industry website; something a little more creative and exciting. Kmotion did a fantastic job of bringing our ideas to life!"

Tricia VanderHaar, Professional Metal Finishers

"Kmotion Design is our "go-to" partner for everything web and motion-graphics related. Their team is smart, efficient, diligent and so great to work with. We always get the results we need, when we need it."

Amy Shepard, Venn Integration

"Kmotion took our ideas well above and beyond what we envisioned, giving us a website that is fresh, professional, and easy to maintain."

Christine VanBergen, DWH

Just A Handful of our Wonderful Clients

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Herman Miller Logo
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Our Work