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humanists first,
technologists second.

We build websites.
Our priority is interaction: how a website visitor feels.

We provide a service.
We take care of the complicated stuff and explain everything in plain English.

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The term ‘future proof’ in technology means ‘built-to-last.’

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Services

Strategy + Content

Content Strategy //
The planning of content creation, delivery, and measure of effectiveness. This includes editorial strategies, communications, writing, social media, photography, illustration, video, staffing, workflows, and more.

Content Voice + Style //
The creation of personality for use in all aspects of communication. This includes vocabulary, tone, guidelines, tools, and workflows.

Content Creation //
The production of compelling content for websites, blog posts, social media, newsletters, communications, and more. This includes writing, photography, illustration, video, and more.

Content Editing //
The copy editing, proofing, and fact checking of existing content.

Design

Balance //
The harmony between both aesthetic-driven and purpose-driven design.

Responsive Web Design //
Websites that elegantly and intelligently adapt to every device, from mobile to tablet to desktop.

Responsive Images //
Images that always look great on receiving devices, from low bandwidth and low resolution, to devices with high dots-per-inch (HiDPI) or “retina” quality displays.

Information Architecture //
The art and science of organizing content to support usability of a website.

User Experience //
The thoughtful and emotional layer that humanizes a computer interaction.

Development

Custom Themes //
The hand-crafting of content management systems (CMS), online stores, including WordPress, Drupal, and Magento themes.

Custom Web Applications //
The building of web applications from scratch or using frameworks, driven by prototyping and rigorous testing.

Technology Liaison //
The role of facilitating collaboration and management of projects with multiple stakeholders and vendors of information architecture, content, design, technology, and more. All in plain English.

Training + Knowledge //
The onsite and web meeting training for everyday use, change and knowledge management. The creation and maintenance of knowledge bases.

Current Projects

  • Adventures Cross-Country

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • CMG Landscape Architecture

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Concreteworks

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Email Marketing, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Energy Innovation

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Feed Health

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Fireworks & Perfume

    Content Strategy, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Garden for the Environment

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Mariko Reed Photography

    Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Michael Guthrie & Company

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • San Francisco Art Quarterly

    Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Sightglass Coffee

    Development, Online Store

Recent Projects

Talent Farm

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Talent Farm

Talent Farm finds world-class design and UX talent for in-house design teams and top-tier product design consultancies. Talent Farm is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Talent Farm website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // MacFadden & Thorpe

STONEFOX

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STONEFOX

STONEFOX is a full-service architecture and design firm inspired by the principles of Modernism and energized by an ongoing dialogue between art and the built environment. STONEFOX is located in New York City.

The new STONEFOX website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Partner // Boon Design

SocialWorld

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SocialWorld

SocialWorld is a cloud-based platform of social technologies that can significantly improve communication, collaboration, and productivity in your company. SocialWorld is located in Menlo Park, California.

Services // Development, Liason

  • Partner // The Engine Room

Don’t Call It That

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Don’t Call It That

Don’t Call It That is a workbook that walks people through all aspects of the naming process. Eli Altman, Creative Director at A Hundred Monkeys modeled the book after the process he used to develop names for over 200 startups and products. Don't Call It That is published by ExtraCurricular Press and available here.

Services // Design, Development, Email Marketing, Information Architecture, Online Store

  • Partner // Boon Design
  • Partner // A Hundred Monkeys

BTR Capital Management

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BTR Capital Management

BTR Capital Management is an independent, employee-owned investment counseling firm that serves high-net-worth individuals and families, foundations, and retirement plans. Founded in 1989, BTR has become an institution capable of serving clients’ needs for generations to come. BTR is located in San Francisco, California.

The new BTR Capital Management website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Email Marketing, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // The Engine Room

Tidepool

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Tidepool

Tidepool is tackling type 1 diabetes head on with open data platforms, contextual data-sets, user-centered management applications, an unprecedented network of research possibilities, and a robust, experienced team. Tidepool is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Tidepool website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // A Hundred Monkeys
  • Partner // Brent Couchman

Makena Capital Management

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Makena Capital Management

Makena Capital Management is a global, multi-asset class investment manager that provides a range of pooled investment vehicles with the objective of long-term, risk adjusted capital appreciation. Makena currently manages more than $15 billion in perpetual capital, providing investment solutions to endowment investors around the world. Makena is located in Menlo Park, California.

The new Makena Capital Management website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // The Engine Room

FOG CITY

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FOG CITY

FOG CITY, a restaurant steeped in San Francisco history, has been re-imagined by chef-owner Bruce Hill and the Real Restaurants team as a destination for modern, eclectic California cuisine and cocktails. Bay Area architect Michael Guthrie has transformed FOG CITY into a warm and open space that overlooks the San Francisco Embarcadero.

The new FOG CITY website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Design, Development, Information Architecture

  • Partner // Boon Design

The Lobby conferences

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The Lobby conferences

The Lobby conferences are invitation-only, off–the–record gathering of the thought leaders of the digital media ecosystem. Participants include executives from the start–up world, digital media powerhouses, traditional media outlets, and leading venture capitalists who gather to talk about the future of digital media. Past Lobby conferences have been held in Hawaii and Mexico.

The new Lobby conferences website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

Healdsburg SHED

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Healdsburg SHED

Healdsburg SHED is a market, café, and gathering place offering good food, quality provisions, kitchen and garden tools, classes, and workshops. SHED is located in Healdsburg, California.

The new Healdsburg SHED website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Development, Information Architecture, Online Store

  • Partner // Boon Design

Motive Medical Intelligence

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Motive Medical Intelligence

Motive Medical Intelligence is healthcare informatics company that integrates medical knowledge, clinical workflow systems, and technology to build custom cloud-based products to curate and coordinate vast arrays of data so that patient centered care is optimized. Motive Medical Intelligence is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Motive Medical Intelligence website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Design, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // Boon Design

Chestnut & Vine Floral Design

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Chestnut & Vine Floral Design

Chestnut & Vine, and principal Svenja Brotz, create floral designs that mix traditional European design with the dramatic power of the California landscape, resulting in bold displays of textural elements with delicate floral materials. Chestnut & Vine is located in Berkeley, California.

The new Chestnut & Vine website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Design, Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // Boon Design

Moment to Moment

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Moment to Moment

Moment to Moment is a collaboration between THE THING Quarterly and Levi’s® Made & Crafted™. This project consists of commissioned videos, text pieces, paintings, animated GIFs, photographs, and essays shown on the website, a newspaper, and in public settings located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Tokyo.

The new Moment to Moment site is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Information Architecture

  • Partner // MacFadden & Thorpe

James Turrell

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James Turrell

James Turrell is an American artist and MacArthur Fellow primarily concerned with light and space. The James Turrell artist site documents artworks and installations around the world including the Roden Crater, a volcanic crater Turrell is transforming into a massive naked-eye observatory.

The new James Turrell site is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Information Architecture

  • Partner // Boon Design

Jensen Architects Case Studies

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Jensen Architects Case Studies

Jensen Architects Case Studies is an adjunct platform to the main website that explores the Jensen Architects projects and design process in full depth. Jensen Architects are located in San Francisco, California.

The new Jensen Architects Case Studies is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Information Architecture, Liason

  • Partner // Boon Design

Aya Brackett Photography

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Aya Brackett Photography

Aya Brackett is a fine art and commercial photographer who focuses on still life, food, portrait, and travel photography. Aya Brackett is based in San Francisco, California.

The new Aya Brackett Photography website is powered by a bespoke WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Information Architecture

  • Partner // George McCalman

B Star Bar

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B Star Bar

B Star Bar creates delicious, healthy, simple, and wholesome Asian-inspired foods. B Star Bar is the sister restaurant of Burma Superstar, and is located in San Francisco, California.

The new B Star Bar website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // The Department

Small Trade Company

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Small Trade Company

Small Trade Company designs and makes clothing, totes, bags, textiles, brands, and interiors. Creative director Matt Dick is influenced by Eastern elements with an attention to work clothes and rugged materials, which has made for successful collaborations such as Levi’s. Small Trade Company is located in San Francisco, California.

The new, responsive Small Trade Company website is powered by bespoke code.

Services // Development

  • Partner // George McCalman

Gallo Salame

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Gallo Salame

Gallo Salame makes traditional Italian dry salame, pepperoni, and hard salame using high quality meats, exceptional spices, and an unhurried, natural aging process. Gallo Salame is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

The new Gallo Salame site is powered by a bespoke, responsive Drupal theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // The Engine Room

The Engine Room

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The Engine Room

The Engine Room develops comprehensive brand identity systems and helps clients communicate the essence of their businesses through a unique, visual brand language—from consumer packaging to websites and every touchpoint in between. The Engine Room is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Engine Room website is powered by a bespoke Expression Engine theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // The Engine Room

Katie Powers Catering

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Katie Powers Catering

Katie Powers Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Headlands Center for the Arts, and offers full service special events, from weddings to family reunions. Katie Powers Catering is located in Sausalito, California.

The new Katie Powers Catering website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Content Strategy, Development, Liason

  • Partner // Boon Design

Ericka McConnell Photography

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Ericka McConnell Photography

Ericka McConnell is a photographer who specializes in beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and children. Ericka McConnell is based in San Francisco, California and New York, New York.

The new Ericka McConnell Photography website is powered by a bespoke, responsive Drupal theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // George McCalman

Kelly Ishikawa Photography

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Kelly Ishikawa Photography

Kelly Ishikawa is a commercial, editorial, and lifestyle photographer that focuses on interiors, travel, and food photography. Kelly Ishikawa is located in San Francisco, California.

The Kelly Ishikawa website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // George McCalman

Farallon Capital Management

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Farallon Capital Management

Farallon Capital Management invests globally through a unique process of bottom-up fundamental analysis that emphasizes capital preservation. Farallon Capital Management is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has seven locations worldwide.

The Farallon Capital Management website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Liason

  • Partner // The Engine Room

Stem

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Stem

Stem Inc. leverages big data, predictive analytics, cloud computing, and advanced energy storage to reduce peak electrical usage, lower electric bills, and eliminate the need for new generation facilities for commercial businesses. Stem is located in Millbrae, California.

The new Stem website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Boon Design
  • Partner // A Hundred Monkeys

The Department

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The Department

The Department is a graphic design studio that creates brand identities and visual communications for a wide range of clients, from individuals to large organizations. The Department is located in San Francisco, California.

The Department website is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // The Department

Mariko Reed Photography

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Mariko Reed Photography

Mariko Reed is an architectural photographer who specializes in interiors and exteriors for editorial and commercial clients. Mariko Reed is based in San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii.

The new Mariko Reed Photography site is powered by a bespoke, responsive WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Boon Design

Loose Leaf Editions

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Loose Leaf Editions

Loose Leaf Editions is a hybrid format of publication and limited edition print series. It exists in the form of a collection of unbound and large-format printed art works. Loose Leaf Editions is located in San Francisco, California.

The Loose Leaf Editions website and store is powered by a bespoke Magento theme.

Services // Development, Online Store

  • Partner // Manual

Joby

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Joby

Joby creates creative, award-winning photo, mobile, and lighting products that inspire the active lifestyle, such as the GorillaPod flexible tripod. Joby is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Joby site is powered by a combination of hand-crafted code and WordPress theme.

Services // Development, Liason

  • Partner // Indicate Design Groupe

G10capture

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G10capture

G10capture provides still and motion digital capture and retouching services for photographers, cinematographers, producers, and agencies. G10capture is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Stem G10capture website is powered by a bespoke WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Timmy Kucynda

Sightglass Coffee

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Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company that rigorously sources product and practices hands-on, small production methods. Sightglass Coffee is located in San Francisco, California.

The new Sightglass Coffee website and store is powered by a bespoke Magento theme.

Services // Development, Online Store

  • Partner // Boon Design

Bardessono

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Bardessono

Bardessono is a 62-guest room luxury Napa Valley, LEED Platinum Certified boutique hotel featuring intimate spa suites, personalized service, restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients, a rooftop pool, carbon fiber bicycles, and on-site producing gardens. Bardessono is located in Yountville, California.

The Bardessono website is powered by bespoke code.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Albertson Design

Craig Steely Architecture

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Craig Steely Architecture

Craig Steely Architecture creates residential and commercial projects for unique sites with a strong connection to nature. Craig Steely Architecture is based in San Francisco, California and Hawaii.

The Craig Steely Architecture site is powered by bespoke code.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Boon Design

Chez Panisse Restaurant

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Chez Panisse Restaurant

The Chez Panisse Restaurant, and owner Alice Waters, believe that the best-tasting food is organically and locally grown, and harvested in ways that are ecologically sound by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. Chez Panisse Restaurant is located in Berkeley, California.

The new Chez Panisse Restaurant website is powered by a bespoke WordPress theme.

Services // Development

  • Partner // Albertson Design

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