Welcome to our workshop. We are shop. A small group of web designers, graphic designers, developers, and makers who have banded together with the goal of providing beautiful design solutions for our clients.
Our team has worked in just about every industry, and at about every level, possible. Over the course of our careers we’ve worked with huge international brands like Intel; Wendy’s; LEED; and Sterling Publishing, as well as small, local businesses grinding it out and making the community proud. We’ve also managed big, big dollar projects, alongside ones that paid nothing but a bag of tamales (true story).
“When we struck out on our own we took those decades of learning and knowledge and we built our process and methodology—our own way of doing things.”
Our experience in the design field runs deep, and we like to show it. Giving back to the design community is a way in which we feel we can advance our field, while helping the next generation of designers coming up behind us. As a result, we teach workshops, hold adjunct faculty positions, and write about the design problems of our time. We’ve been given a gift, and we want to pay that forward.
When we struck out on our own we took those decades of learning and knowledge and built our own process and methodology—our own way of doing things. It doesn’t matter if you’re a gigantic brand or a small group just getting off the ground. We love to help. It’s the whole reason we’re here.
What that means is that we feel as comfortable working on an enterprise class website as we do helping define brand strategies that guide small to medium size businesses to the next level.
We want to form partnerships. The better we know and understand our client’s business, the more creative and meaningful the solutions we provide can become.
We love pushing the envelope. We’re thinkers and doers. We want to try our hand at different things, which means we are always working on research, writing, side projects, and design.
Erin Lynch is a versatile, multi-disciplinary graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and educator. He’s a design-driven enthusiast leading the charge on design direction and front-end development.
Brian Ferdinand is an interactive designer, developer, educator, and user experience specialist. A lifelong learner, Brian handles design duties and sets the pace for studio development efforts.
Jill Lynch is a fine artist and illustrator. Drawing deep inspiration from her home in the Northwest, Jill provides creative direction and illustration for Shop’s more “unique” projects.
Part mega-developer, part digital nomad, Paris is the newest addition to our small team. Paris’ extensive backend development experience and has worked with a variety of companies in the IT and online education spaces.