I have worked with Marlin at External Design for a good many years, on behalf of multiple companies in a broad range of business area ranging from computer software development to accounting, party equipment rentals, and (currently) a church website. His taste, imagination and skill set are superb. His business is by no means restricted to southern California; I am based in Hawaii, and I know that he has clients all over the US. I give him my highest recommendation.
I interviewed several other people and Marlin was the first one who understood what my vision was for Seven Colonial. I was impressed at the range of his clients -- everything from ballet to tech. We're happy to have an ongoing relationship with External Design. Marlin is always there to support and help us.
Our company relies on Marlin for our web and print design needs as well as his expertise as a technical writer and editor. Our website, books, manuals, and user documentation all look their best thanks to External Design. Highly recommended!