Faculty

Photo Location

Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia

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We’re nice people

We like working together and with our clients. Some of us have worked together for more than 15 years.

We’re headquartered in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, but we work everywhere.


Who We Are

Chris Shiflett, founder

As a leader in web design and development, Chris has helped make award-winning sites and apps for Samsung, Amazon, Google, Etsy, and National Geographic. He cofounded and hosted the beloved Brooklyn Beta conference for five years. He’s spoken at other conferences like Webstock, SXSW, and OSCON about bettering the open web, security-centered design, and understanding human behavior. He wrote HTTP Developer’s Handbook and Essential PHP Security. He lives with his wife and three children in Boulder, Colorado. Ask him about soccer and backcountry adventures.

Chris Merritt

Chris is a project manager who’s worked with remote teams for the past decade. He’s had the honor of helping awesome clients like National Geographic, Bloomingdales, Dude Perfect, Southwest Airlines, and BF Goodrich. He’s a proprietor of Atlas Local, one of the U.S.’s longest-running coworking spaces and host of Greenville Grok. You can also find him enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

Doug Wilson

Doug is a designer, writer, filmmaker, and project manager with an unhealthy obsession with typography. He’s worked with clients big and small, including Starbucks, Monotype, and Condé Nast. His work has been featured in Print Magazine, The Atlantic, and dozens of other publications. He’s presented his feature-length documentary “Linotype: The Film” all around the world. Whenever time allows, he can be found cycling in the mountains.

Erin Sizemore

Erin is a business analyst with significant experience writing technical documentation for software engineering analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment. She also loves competing in long course triathlons, going to rock and roll shows, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Nick Sloan

Nick is a software engineer who’s been working on the web so long that his experience is old enough to vote. He’s the founder of the Pittsburgh Python User Group and a cofounder of the PHP Community Conference. He also cofounded the content discovery startup UpContent and has worked with Apple, National Geographic, and PNC Bank. He’s interested in beer, vinyl records, absurdist comedy, and instrumental hip hop. He will not abide any disparagement of Pittsburgh or Detroit.

Sara Distin

Sara is a writer who’s been helping creative brands and individuals engage and educate their customers since 2008. She’s worked with Kickstarter, Nava PBC, Tinybop, Editorially, and 20x200, among others. She’s also written about art, design, and photography for TIME, AIGA, and Communication Arts. She likes to run and ski in the backcountry.

Sean Coates

Sean is a web developer with two decades of experience in many aspects of the field. He’s worked on high-end systems administration, operations, cloud architecture, payment systems, security, performance, international ecommerce, and herding teams of developers. He lives with his daughter in Montréal. The two of them like to make things, learn things, break things, grow things, look at things, take things apart, and eat things.


Open positions

We’re always interested in hearing from people who also take web standards seriously and delight in the details of their work. If that sounds like you, please reach out with a short note.