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 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

Jess Fields

Senior Designer

Justin Ludwig


Steve Troxell


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 15-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.

Jess Fields

Senior Designer

Jessica Fields is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a bachelors degree in graphic design. She now has over 11 years of design experience, 8 of which have been at Kmotion design, and she has loved every minute of it. Her passion for all things design flows seamlessly from work life to home life. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys immersing herself in design inspiration sites, cooking, wine tasting, and interior decorating. Jessica currently lives in Grand Rapids and loves spending time with her husband Tobias and two cats Loki and Jellybean.

Jess’s creativity never stops. After work she continues her creativity in a different medium. She loves making jewelry, painting, and just about anything crafty. She also loves design blogs and interior decorating with vintage finds. On a weekend you could find Jess wine tasting with her husband Tobias. They even got married at a vineyard.

Justin Ludwig


Justin has a bachelors degree in Digital Media from Kendall College of Art and Design. Justin is a meticulous coder. Justin makes sure when the design is coded out, that it matches the approved design as best as possible. Justin specializes in front-end development, Wordpress, PHP, and Javascript. Justin also has great skill in illustration and character drawing. He spends his free time hand making extremely creative renaissance costumes and enjoys time with his wife Caity and 3 year old daughter Lily.

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.

Our Specialties

    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


"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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Steelcase Logo
Mary Free Bed Logo
National Heritage Academies Logo
Herman Miller Logo
Byrne Logo
Skytron Logo
Michigan State University Logo
Our Work