I use my experience as a creative director and full-stack developer to help small teams reach the next level.
The main service of Craft+Story is tailored solutions and consulting for brave clients. Because my ultimate goal is helping people reach the next level, I have had the most success in relaunches, process overhauls, and rebrands. For an idea of what this means, check out our Featured Projects below.
A lot of the work I do is with agencies as one part of a larger project (which I can tell you all about if you contact us), but the best way I know to show what is possible is through a handful of projects that I did direct for clients. With that in mind, here are some case studies of my favorite projects.
Hello Beautiful Photography
Cedar Lake Christian Assembly
Positive Life Radio
After attending the United States Air Force Academy, I worked in-house for ministries and small agencies for over a decade before creating Craft+Story as an independent studio to build websites and apps that could be managed by the small, internal teams I used to lead (or just one person). Now, I use my experience as a creative director and full-stack developer to help in-house and agency teams grow to a new level.
Right now, Craft+Story is me and a close cadre of specialists that I bring in for different projects. I never outsource parts of our projects to hidden contractors like some agencies, but instead pull together a team of experts specific to each project. Craft+Story may grow to hire more in the future, but I really believe in staying as small as possible to serve clients best.
Through Craft+Story, I build tailored solutions for your small team. Like many agencies, we’ll work with you, ask a lot of questions, and deliver a finished product. Unlike a lot of agencies, though, we’re going to spend more of our time working with you to build systems (content strategies, project management, and more), tailoring the CMS (content management system) for your needs with custom content elements and backend systems, and then showing you how to run it. With your new systems in place, you can run everything yourself, keep me on retainer, or bring in your own experts; and you’ll never have to worry about paying a studio to update your content or manage your site.
If you want to know more about me, you can check out my personal blog or the book I wrote about customizing one of my favorite CMS solutions called TYPO3 Templates.
If you have a small team (or just yourself), and you are looking to reach the next level with your website or app, get in touch!
I only work with a handful of clients each year doing custom development and consulting. If you'd like to work with me, please fill out the handy form below or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am not currently accepting clients for new projects.