Somethumb is a Bay Area Website Design + Development firm based in Walnut Creek, CA, established in January 2003 with experience designing and creating results-oriented websites for businesses and non-profits. The company is known for its sleek, engaging and user-friendly website designs. These new or revamped websites often drive a lot more business to the firms as well as increased visits to the sites. Excellent client service is of utmost importance to Somethumb. Responsiveness to its customers is key to the company’s overall success.
Creative Ideas // Design
We create intrigue, crafting visuals so immediately engaging that visitors can’t help but stay for the ride. Impactful graphics mixed with expert foundational design make our clients marketing collateral unforgettable.
Our designers thrive on high fidelity. We listen closely for our clients authentic voices, translating what we hear into our work. Our deliverables show precisely who our clients are and say exactly what they mean. Design services include:
- Responsive Web Design (e.g., device-neutral web site design)
- Brand Identity (e.g., logo design, color palette development, typography)
- Print & Digital Marketing Collateral (e.g., art direction, multi-channel formatting)
Intelligent Solutions // Development
We make your site hum. On any device. New platforms and changing compatibility requirements don’t scare us. Somethumb sites create universal access without sacrificing function or design, letting users interact with information in intuitive ways.
From iPhone to Android, from Galaxy to Kindle, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS, our expert developers, and the meticulous testing and quality assurance standards they employ, guarantee sites that are fast, optimized, and bug-free.
- Information Architecture (e.g., site mapping, user experience design)
- Multimedia Integration (e.g., video, slide shows, photo galleries, blogs)
- E-commerce Development (e.g., store/shopping cart configuration, SSL & security)
- Web Site Maintenance (e.g., content management, site optimization)
- Accessibility (e.g., conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG))
- Mobile Development (e.g., Mobile Web Best Practices (MBWP) compliant)
Lasting Impressions // Marketing
We help our clients touch who they want to reach, when and where they want to reach them, with content that is competitive and fresh. Success means getting the timing right: building for our clients future while ensuring that audiences are met (and captivated) exactly where they stand today.
From emerging plays such as social networking to more traditional tactics including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), e-mail campaigns, and paid advertising, we build airtight digital marketing strategies and manage them expertly. At Somethumb we hear, and echo, the call of our clients loudly enough for the world to hear.
- Social Media Marketing (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Direct Marketing (e.g., e-mail campaigns, mobile messaging)
- Search Engine Marketing (e.g., Search Engine Optimization, paid search campaigns)
- Performance Metrics (e.g., advanced statistical market analysis, Google Analytics)
There’s a reason why we’ve been in business for twenty years: clients are so satisfied with the customized, user-friendly, well-functioning web sites we build, that they talk about us to their friends. We’re not surprised. Recommendations come easy for firms that get results, and easier yet for those that are also fun and satisfying to work with. Clients commend our plain language communications, our well-honed skills, and our unwavering dedication to service.
The Somethumb Team
Passion. Experience. Professionalism. Somethumb teams do whatever it takes to help clients achieve their goals. Our staffers have contributed to the success of dozens of noted organizations, been star performers at other agencies, and are complete experts at their craft. Our people connect with clients, anticipate roadblocks, and get things done right the first time.
Scott Weiss Founder and Lead Developer
Scott honed his skills working with such agencies as Propane Studios, Heat, and Rare Brick. As an employee or long-term contractor, he developed for organizations including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Francisco Symphony, Loopnet, BizBuySell, and Genentech. His inspiration to build Somethumb stemmed from his belief that close, personal partnerships between agencies and their clients would be more rewarding for both parties. As an effective leader of teams, Scott drives outstanding results.
Stephen Schmidt Lead Designer
An award-winning designer, Stephen brings decades of graphic design experience to Somethumb. His talent has been put to work for clients including TASCHEN, Rizzoli, Harper Collins Publishers, The State Bar of California, the University of California at San Francisco Library and many more. Stephen satisfies clients by creating the aesthetics that define and embody them, all within a single glance.
Laura Sudweeks Lead Designer
Laura draws from decades of experience in the print and digital realms providing brand development and design for high end clients including Ghirardelli Chocolate, the DeYoung and Vyaire Medical, meeting their unique needs in a variety of fields from medical to finance to consumer packaged goods.
Dennis DeAndre Advisory Board Member
Dennis DeAndre–former founder, Chairman, and CEO of LoopNet (Nasdaq: LOOP) and former CEO of BizBuySell–spends his time as an active private investor and acquirer of privately-held companies in addition to serving in an advisory role to Somethumb. Dennis earned his bachelor’s degree from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley with emphases in real estate and finance.
Bryan Schwab Advisory Board Member
A specialist in billing, payments, and e-commerce, Bryan serves as a special advisor to Somethumb, providing expert consultation wherever clients require an e-commerce solution. His career has yielded work on multi-platform, high volume applications at companies such as eBay, PayPal and Facebook, where he enjoyed status as a Certified Developer. He also led the way for payment systems at Etsy. Bryan earned his B.S. from Florida Atlantic University in Computer Engineering with emphasis in Software Engineering and Computer Design.