What We Do

We build tailored solutions for brave clients.

Web

  • Complete Design & Development
  • Copywriting
  • Custom Apps
  • TYPO3 Integrations
  • e-Commerce Solutions

Mobile

  • Mobile-Optimized Design & Development
  • Responsive Sites
  • iPhone/iPad Apps

Core Values

  • We only work with brave clients. Creating a new product or relaunching a brand that isn’t working is scary, but building bold solutions to real problems is what we do.
  • We are not a full-service agency. There are a few things we are really good at centered around digital design and development. For everything else, we use our network of amazing experts.
  • Design is strategy. We have worked on websites and products from the seed of an idea including branding, positioning, and overall strategies, and it’s some of the most effective design work we can do.
  • Custom development is a core strength. We won’t reinvent the wheel, and we love a good CMS, but we will get our hands dirty. We’ve built website plugins or whole apps for our clients because it’s worth the investment to have the best solution.
  • We build systems. Style guides, custom workflows, and even project management are all parts of running a site or product after we launch, and we will give you all the tools you need to succeed.
  • It’s not about the tools. We’ve built websites in a dozen systems and languages. We’ve built mobile apps using Apple’s toolkit and the newest cross-platform frameworks. What makes us successful is a passion for craftsmanship and proven processes for solving problems.
  • We don’t strive to be efficient. We are not a factory, and we don’t churn out websites or apps like one. We work with a small number of clients each year, and we spend plenty of time in discovery and design finding the best (not the fastest or easiest) solutions.
  • We deliver solutions, not options. We don’t believe in an arbitrary number of real solutions to any problem. During the design process, we explore lots of possible solutions and whittle them down ruthlessly until only the best survive. The solution (or solutions) that make it through are shown to you.
  • We aren’t cheap. There are no shortcuts to the right solution, and we don’t even try to find them. We’d rather spend our time finding the perfect solution and sweating details for clients who care more about long-term craftsmanship than short-term discounts.
  • We hate the hourly rate. We like to work on whole projects, and we don’t believe that hourly (or daily) rates are the best model for us or the client. Our work is done when we’ve delivered the best solution - not when an arbitrary number of hours has elapsed.

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Our Story

2012

After working in-house for ministries and software companies for years, I (Jeremy) needed to reach out and work with more clients than I could as a part-time freelancer. At the beginning of 2012, I created a new kind of studio, Craft+Story, to focus on joining quality craftsmanship in design and development with compelling storytelling for the web and mobile devices.

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About Jeremy

Craft+Story is still young, but I've been doing development and design with corporations, startups, and ministries since 2001.

After leaving the Air Force Academy, I went to work for a small web agency where I learned about web design, development, content management, shopping carts, and running servers. After a few years at the agency and doing in-house work for a software start-up, I went to work for a ministry, Generals International, where I spent over six years building a web department and learning how to think more strategically to realize bigger and crazier goals.

During that same time, my blog, pocketrevolutionary.com, got some nice attention. I was privileged to write a book, TYPO3 Templates, which has been used to teach TYPO3 development at agencies across the world, and I got more involved with the TYPO3 community through speaking at conferences and helping with the launch of the new TYPO3.org.

In 2012, after years of helping to grow the Generals web department and an agency on the side, I left to run Craft+Story full time.

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Contact Us

We take on a handful of new clients each year. If you'd like to work with us, please fill out the handy automated form below or just send an email to [email protected].

We are currently accepting clients for November 2014 and later.

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