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About

Hi, my name is Bobby
and I run this ship.

There I am, basking in the glory of Maine in the summer – specifically an island off the coast of Portland.

Why this photo over a headshot? Just browse the #entrepreneur tag on Instagram and you’ll see all the posturing to “look successful.” No fronts needed here. I’d rather be genuine with you, and this is the most genuine picture taken of me in 2018.

Photo of bobby the owner sitting in a beach chair with bright blue ocean behind him

Hi, my name is Bobby
and I run this ship.

There I am, basking in the glory of Maine in the summer – specifically an island off the coast of Portland.

Photo of bobby the owner sitting in a beach chair with bright blue ocean behind him

Why this photo over a headshot? Just browse the #entrepreneur tag on Instagram and you’ll see all the posturing to “look successful.” No fronts needed here. I’d rather be genuine with you, and this is the most genuine picture taken of me in 2018.

Highlights

We’re doing something right if clients seek us out from Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Phoenix, and even the United Kingdom.

Map showing our home base in Portland Maine and marks for clients in Boston, New York City, Richmond Virginia, Washington DC, Phoenix Arizona, Denver Colorado, Los Angeles California, and Sheffield United Kingdom

We are a web design and marketing agency based in Portland, Maine. We specialize in e-commerce, SEO, and great relationships with our clients.

We focus on results. It’s easy to go on tangents about specific features, like automated shipping label generation – and we’re happy to if you’re in the market, give us a call – but that’s getting away from the point.

Your website needs to be delivering results. Full stop.

graphic showing client logos

We’re doing something right if clients seek us out from Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Phoenix, and even the United Kingdom.

Map showing our home base in Portland Maine and marks for clients in Boston, New York City, Richmond Virginia, Washington DC, Phoenix Arizona, Denver Colorado, Los Angeles California, and Sheffield United Kingdom
graphic showing client logos

We are a web design and marketing agency based in Portland, Maine. We specialize in e-commerce, SEO, and great relationships with our clients.

We focus on results. It’s easy to go on tangents about specific features, like automated shipping label generation – and we’re happy to if you’re in the market, give us a call – but that’s getting away from the point.

Your website needs to be delivering results. Full stop.

Values

We judge people on their actions and character, not by race, gender, sexuality, religion, or country of origin.

We believe in treating each other with civility and respect. This isn’t mere politeness. It’s being able to discuss something we disagree on without being disrespectful, knowing the purpose of the interaction is to reach the best solution.

These are our non-negotiables.

If the above statements are controversial to you, close this browser tab right now.

If you’re saying “hell yes!” reading this, you’re exactly the kind of person we want to work with.

Because working together means forming relationships. Knowing that our values align is a foundational piece that should not be overlooked.

Values

We judge people on their actions and character, not by race, gender, sexuality, religion, or country of origin.

We believe in treating each other with civility and respect. This isn’t mere politeness. It’s being able to discuss something we disagree on without being disrespectful, knowing the purpose of the interaction is to reach the best solution.

These are our non-negotiables.

If the above statements are controversial to you, close this browser tab right now.

If you’re saying “hell yes!” reading this, you’re exactly the kind of person we want to work with.

Because working together means forming relationships. Knowing that our values align is a foundational piece that should not be overlooked.

Personally

I’ve driven 10,000 miles around this beautiful country because I wanted to take it all in.

Photo collage of road trip sights including Charleston South Carolina, mountains near Asheville North Carolina, buildings in downtown Austin Texas, a canyon in Utah, Garden of the Gods in Colorado, The Getty museum in Los Angeles California, Big Sur in California, and Multnomah Falls in Oregon

It was like a dream to explore new cities, camp in national parks, and catch up with friends and family. I had visited specific cities prior to this trip, but flying doesn’t paint a clear picture of the country.

I got to see pine trees turn to palm. I can now pinpoint where you’ll hit your first “y’all.” I watched the terrain transform into a Mars-like red in the Southwest.

If you’ve read this far I wanted you to see a bit of who I am as a person, as our personalities fuel what we do professionally. I laugh at the notion of duality, that we have a professional and personal version of ourselves that somehow operate independently. They’re intertwined and play off of each other.

Back to the story: I got to experience the people first-hand, rather than the news painting a city or state to be a certain way based on the issues putting them in the spotlight.

I highly recommend everyone embark on such an adventure at some point in their life.

Other fun facts:

I’m equally in awe of Ina Garten and Trent Reznor.

I believe in constant learning and growth.

I get really uncomfortable around complainers.

Tina Fey will never fail to make me laugh.

Boredom does not exist in my vocabulary.

I believe there’s far more good in this world than we give it credit for.

Personally

I’ve driven 10,000 miles around this beautiful country because I wanted to take it all in.

Photo collage of road trip sights including Charleston South Carolina, mountains near Asheville North Carolina, buildings in downtown Austin Texas, a canyon in Utah, Garden of the Gods in Colorado, The Getty museum in Los Angeles California, Big Sur in California, and Multnomah Falls in Oregon

It was like a dream to explore new cities, camp in national parks, and catch up with friends and family. I had visited specific cities prior to this trip, but flying doesn’t paint a clear picture of the country.

I got to see pine trees turn to palm. I can now pinpoint where you’ll hit your first “y’all.” I watched the terrain transform into a Mars-like red in the Southwest.

If you’ve read this far I wanted you to see a bit of who I am as a person, as our personalities fuel what we do professionally. I laugh at the notion of duality, that we have a professional and personal version of ourselves that somehow operate independently. They’re intertwined and play off of each other.

Back to the story: I got to experience the people first-hand, rather than the news painting a city or state to be a certain way based on the issues putting them in the spotlight.

I highly recommend everyone embark on such an adventure at some point in their life.

Other fun facts:

I’m equally in awe of Ina Garten and Trent Reznor.

I believe in constant learning and growth.

I get really uncomfortable around complainers.

Tina Fey will never fail to make me laugh.

Boredom does not exist in my vocabulary.

I believe there’s far more good in this world than we give it credit for.

Mindset is Key

How we think and what we focus on shapes everything in our lives.

“Oh no, he’s veering into philosophy” (read that in Jim Gaffigan’s voice).

I sure am.

It’s going to impact the quality of work produced by any company you hire.

A few years ago I read The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and it backed my stance with some fascinating studies. It’s informative and had me laughing out loud many times.

Standout examples were the financial analyst whose job it was to look through tax forms all day, trying to spot errors. Not surprisingly he was a drag at home, having hard-wired himself to look for flaws and point them out. I also enjoyed the group who played Tetris for days, then reported seeing similar patterns while scanning cereal boxes at the grocery store.

Mindset will determine the effectiveness of a strategy, regardless of intellect or experience. A positive and growth-oriented mindset will better identify opportunities, be more open to successful outcomes (you can’t aim for it if you don’t believe it’s possible), and create more masterful solutions.

Last but not least, I passionately reject the “I hate work” mentality / complaint-fest that’s pervasive in the American workforce.

If you create something of value with purpose driving you, it changes the game entirely.

The right mindset is what separates those who are stressed and resentful as their baseline for both work and life (and sadly we all have someone coming to mind) from us, who are enthusiastic and driven. Which group do you think produces better work?

Whether you’re shopping for a website designer or a wedding caterer, check their mindset along with their references.

How we think and what we focus on shapes everything in our lives.

“Oh no, he’s veering into philosophy” (read that in Jim Gaffigan’s voice).

I sure am.

It’s going to impact the quality of work produced by any company you hire.

A few years ago I read The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and it backed my stance with some fascinating studies. It’s informative and had me laughing out loud many times.

Standout examples were the financial analyst whose job it was to look through tax forms all day, trying to spot errors. Not surprisingly he was a drag at home, having hard-wired himself to look for flaws and point them out. I also enjoyed the group who played Tetris for days, then reported seeing similar patterns while scanning cereal boxes at the grocery store.

Mindset will determine the effectiveness of a strategy, regardless of intellect or experience. A positive and growth-oriented mindset will better identify opportunities, be more open to successful outcomes (you can’t aim for it if you don’t believe it’s possible), and create more masterful solutions.

Last but not least, I passionately reject the “I hate work” mentality / complaint-fest that’s pervasive in the American workforce.

If you create something of value with purpose driving you, it changes the game entirely.

The right mindset is what separates those who are stressed and resentful as their baseline for both work and life (and sadly we all have someone coming to mind) from us, who are enthusiastic and driven. Which group do you think produces better work?

Whether you’re shopping for a website designer or a wedding caterer, check their mindset along with their references.