Developers for hire
Let’s face it. At times, we all need help and can’t do it alone. We also can’t be good at everything. Over the course of my web design career, I’ve learned to narrow my focus on the tasks that I enjoy. These are also the ones I do very well. I also dislike saying no and love to provide connections to those who may be able to help. The following list of people are such folks. They are great at what they do, otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend them. Feel free to contact them if you think their skills would be better suited to your needs than mine.
Carrie Dils, Genesis Developer
Carrie is a freelance web developer in Fort Worth, TX and loves her job. She’s been making websites for people since 1998 and has used a lot of web technologies over the years, but now focuses 100% on WordPress development using the Genesis Framework. The Genesis Framework is a very powerful framework and loved by many developers. I’ve never worked with Genesis myself and thus recommend Carrie to anyone who would like to use it.
Catherine Winters, Drupal Queen
Can’t decide between Drupal or WordPress? Catherine has experience in both and is very comfortable with either one. She also has a background in writing and design and is very fond of typography. If Catherine seems familiar to you, it might be because you’ve encountered her on Second Life or read her book, Second Life: The Official Guide.
Curtis McHale, WordPress Developer
Outdoor and cycling enthusiast, Curtis is a web designer/developer focusing mainly on WordPress. Curtis is my go-to guy for e-commerce integration. He’s worked with various e-commerce platforms and is very comfortable finding the best one for his clients. Curtis is also proficient with Ruby on Rails, JQuery and various other programming languages.
Denim & Steel, Software Designers
Have an idea for a new product or service but unsure if it should be a website, web app or perhaps you just need some clarifications on how best to approach it? Todd Sieling and Tylor Sherman at Denim & Steel, are software developers who’ve been working on the web for many years. Their primary focus is to make high-end digital applications and be your guide to understanding the digital world.
Encore Web Studios
Encore Web Studios is a full-service web design and development firm specializing in website design, online registration systems, database development and content management systems. Encore Web Studios is the perfect solution if your website has a complex problem and needs custom programming.
Design Fair, Web and Graphic Design Studio
Founded by Vanessa Chu, Design Fair offers web and graphic design services. Design Fair specializes in developing easy-to-use websites, content management systems, and blogs that showcase your message and exhibit your brand on the web with open source software, WordPress. Vanessa was a Co-Organizer of the first WordCamp: Developers in Vancouver, and is the Organizer for the Vancouver WordPress Meetup group.
Julie Cloutier, Thesis Framework Developer
Julie Cloutier, a college graduate both in commercial photography and graphic design, has many years of experience in varied advertising agencies and graphic design studios. She has developed many WordPress sites using Thesis vs2. She also has expertise in building bilingual sites using multisite network.
Kim Woodbridge, WordPress Assistant
Do you have a blog already? Happy overall, but you just need a few tweaks? In that case you don’t need a programmer, you need someone like Kim who will listen to you and implement the plugins you need, customize the bits that are a bit too tricky for you and give you blogging and social media advice along with it.
Thrive Wire, Artistic Web Designer
If technical jargon makes you uncomfortable and would prefer to work with an artist, Sunshine Coast-based web designer, Tzaddi Gordon, might be the person for you. With a degree in fine-arts from world-renowned Emily Carr University, Tzaddi knows how to craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs that foster her clients’ success.
3 Red Kites Studio
3 Red Kites Studio Inc. is a web design & development company specializing in ExpressionEngine, WordPress, Craft CMS, and Perch CMS.
32 Spokes Web Design
Located in Vancouver BC, 32 Spokes is a web design company that specializes in WordPress development. They also offer a wide range list of services such as website optimization, email marketing and photography.
4th Avenue Design
Located in beautiful Kitsilano, 4th Avenue Design provides web design services with a focus on mobile and search engine optimization.