Nikki Warner, Director of Communications

It is my absolute pleasure to write this letter of recommendation to wholeheartedly endorse Rootspring Studios. I first met Michael O’Cana when he was hired at Helium Design Elements in 2010. During that time, I developed a very high regard for Michael based on the outstanding contributions he made to our office and mission. In fact, Michael is one of the most productive and creative thinkers I have employed during my tenure as Director of Communications for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Not only do I have a longstanding relationship with Michael, but I have been overjoyed to work with and call upon Cody Rust and Tedd Arcuri for their creative zest.

Rootspring Studios exhibits a rare combination of speed, accuracy and ingenuity that enables them to produce a very high volume of work while maintaining a first-class standard of quality. Their flexibility, energy and eager attitude to take on new challenges allows me to focus on other tasks as I know I will trust their vision and judgment. I can always count on and trust Rootspring Studios to finish a job with finesse.

RootSpring Studios has consistently delivered a quality product to our organization. Michael, Cody and Tedd are all extremely professional, punctual, and clearly take an interest in the impact of their work.  

As you can tell by now, I am quite impressed with this outstanding, responsible group of individuals and the sum of their parts. I wholeheartedly recommend Rootspring Studios to any organization in need of creative growth. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information or perspective.


Nikki Warner Director of Communications,
Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association

Valerie Montgomery, BSW, MA, NCC, LPC

Offering creatively powerful and unique branding resources for your growing business, Rootspring Studios will boost exposure of your message and identity. Michael and Team relate to you and your vision. They offer possibilities and strategies that you may not have thought about yet. Ideas and expertise are part of all they do. Let them help you in your quest to live your professional passion!

Valerie Montgomery, BSW, MA, NCC, LPC
Owner and proprietor of Beyond Beautiful, LLC

Stephanie Kennedy, Veterinarian and owner of FamilyPets LLC

I had the pleasure to use Michael O'Cana's and his team's service for the design of my business website and business cards while he was still at Helium and I have been deeply satisfied with their service.

First of all, they took the time to closely listen to my personal wishes and wanted to find out more about my business in order to design a website perfect for my needs and that reflects my business image.

After that they developed several samples and I could tell them what I liked and what I didn't and they adjusted the product to my wishes quickly. Any special demands,for example a service request form,they designed and added it to the website. I just had to ask for it and they made it happen.

Also to mention is the patience and professionalism Michael and his team display. I never felt like I annoyed them with my always changing wishes. They customized my website to that point that I felt it is exactly what I wanted and they would not stop before that.

After the website went live, I was positively surprised how much more business I got from it. My service requests per week doubled!

Michael and his team develop websites, logos, business cards and much more with creativity, innovation and professionalism hard to find anywhere else.

All this excellent service is provided at extremely competitive prices.

Having used Michael’s service,I can only highly recommend him and his team for the development of any and all of your marketing products.

Stephanie Kennedy,
Veterinarian and owner of FamilyPets LLC

Shelley La Judice, President, The Marketing Group

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my distinct pleasure to recommend Rootspring Studios for all your branding, print, and website needs!  

As the owner of The Marketing Group I work hand in hand with the team at Rootspring Studios  and rely on them for their support, pro-ject management, and collaborative spirit.  You find this team to be innovative, dedicated, and creative beyond words. Their expertise in the world of web design is critical to the success of my clients. Their creativity in the world of design and branding is critical to the success of my clients. Their dedication and proactive approach is critical to my success!

What more can I say - Root Spring Studios comes in on time, on budget, and full of ideas that will take your business from ordinary to extraordinary!

Shelley La Judice
President, The Marketing Group

Patrick G. Garnier, Chef / Owner of La Baguette

La Baguette French Bistro has been in Business since early 2007. Since the beginning, we searched for a creating web design company to support our commitments to operational growth and market exposure while assuring that the website design reflected our restaurant image and long term operational plan. We interviewed many companies and eventually, we choose Helium design and Michael O’ Cana’ team to lead this project.

Our restaurant operations has nearly triple in the last 6 years but not without some very instrumental business partners along the way like Mr. Michael O’Cana.  Not only he diligently and effectively design our website initially, today, Michael is still an integral part of our day to day operation, managing all our newspaper and media advertising efforts while designing our in-house marketing paper products  and posters.

It is clear to us that without Michael and his team we would be where we are today and we are looking forward to work together on new marketing and advertising efforts with them in the near future.

Patrick G. Garnier
Chef / Owner
Garnier Enterprises Inc. DBA La Baguette French Bistro

Beverly R. Saller, MA, Psychotherapist

I have thoroughly enjoyed and respected the kind and outstanding customer service I've received working with Michael O'Cana in the creative design of my "Key" for my business Keys to Freedom Counseling & Neurofeedback.  Additionally, the project management of my web development and design was seamless. Thank you Michael for delivering a great product!

Beverly R. Saller, MA, Psychotherapist
Keys to Freedom Counseling & Neurofeedback

Paula Johnson, Partnership for Excellence

We have worked with Michael on various projects concerning our advertising.  He has been most enjoyable to work with, always presenting good ideas and with great follow-through.  I would highly recommend him to enyone needing help in advertising or marketing.  He truly has been a joy to work with!
Most sincerenly,

Paula Johnson
Partnership for Excellence

Jessica L. James

Michael and Cody are tremendous designers. Rooted in solid solid design principles, these guys can carry out fresh ideas and innovative design.

Jessica L. James

Jessica L. James Director of Communications, The Colorado Springs School

While designers at Helium, Michael and Cody helped us develop and a apply a branded marketing campaign across our print materials, advertising, and our website. The website is truly innovative and captures the energy of our school. It supports our goal of inbound marketing principles and provides us with a robust content management system. Our team is thrilled with the new tools we have in place to articulate the mission of our school!

Jessica L. James
Director of Communications,
The Colorado Springs School

Dan Rieple, Fine Ideas Furniture

It's been a delight working with Michael O'Cana for the last few years. He has always grasped our vision quickly, and delivered exceptional design ideas that we have used on numerous occasions. Our business of designing and building custom furniture demands a different and catchy "look" and Michael has provided that for us in a professional and timely manner.

Dan Rieple, Fine Ideas Furniture