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

Topher Wilson


Kevin Dakin

Senior Designer

Hailey Soderman

Executive Assistant

Kyle Frederick


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.

Topher Wilson


A senior full-stack developer with nearly 20 years of experience, Topher's career has spanned web, mobile, desktop and the games industry. When not slinging code or off on an adventure, he's on the slopes or dirtbiking with his kids.

Kevin Dakin


With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, Kevin is a detail-obsessed designer who is focused on bringing new life into your business through innovative ideas, impactful visuals and user-focused experiences. Having led design and creative direction for companies in all industries, Kevin has the expertise to elevate your brand to where you want to be. When not pushing pixels around, Kevin likes to spend time with his wife Morgan and son Greyson – usually watching bad reality TV.

Kyle Frederick


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.

Hailey Soderman

Executive Assistant

Experienced Executive Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization industry. Skilled in Communication, Administration, Management, Social Media, and Training. Strong administrative professional working towards a Bachelor’s degree Business Administration and Management focused in Leadership from Baker College.

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


"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