I created my first website as a platform for the surf photos I had taken at Ocean Beach and my second site was created to host photos and mp3′s of the band I was playing in. In retrospect, it seems a natural progression to now be running a web design company. It is our mission at Zen Den Web Design to clean up the streets of the internet by creating well designed, easy to navigate, and functional websites. In addition to a superior product, we deliver all of our projects with reliable, accountable, and personal service which will exceed your expectations.
Favorite Quote: “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
When I’m not in Front of My Computer:
I’m training for an Ironman and practicing the upright bass.
Dream Travel Destination: An empty point break with warm water
What I’ve Been Listening to Lately: Pandora on quick mix
My background in Psychology and passion for understanding consumer behavior led me to a focus in Marketing while earning my M.B.A. I hold a variety of roles at Zen Den Web Design, including Marketing Director and Project Manager. As a marketer, my mission is to promote brand identity and competitiveness for our clients through the websites we build. As project manager, I encourage cross-functional communication to drive project efficiency and firm transparency. I believe that the relationships a business builds with its clients begins with strength in collaboration and pride from within. From there, anything is possible.
Website I Visit the Most: google.com
Favorite Quote: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” -Albert Einstein
Dream Travel Destination: Venice
What I’ve Been Drinking Lately: 17ft Ceiling, Blue Bottle Coffee
Ryan So – Web Developer
I’m a Developer at Zen Den and my specialty is in Web 2.0, open source, and social media. Web design is not only my job, it’s my passion. I love creating fun and dynamic websites, whether it be for a client or for my own crazy ventures. Some people express their art with a paintbrush or a musical instrument; I prefer a computer… as geeky as that may sound.
Website I Visit the Most: Findhype.com because I made it.
Favorite Quote: ”The biggest fish in the river gets that way by never being caught”
Dream Travel Destination: Brazil
What I’ve Been Listening to Lately: Mayer Hawthorne
My background is in fine art and design, but I also have a passion for business development, behavioral economics, innovation, and sustainability. I bring all of my interests and talents to the table when designing a brand identity or a website for our clients. I enjoy rebranding dated corporate identities, or starting from scratch on newborn concepts. I love to collaborate with clients and create a tangible reality from their vision. I strive to build things worth looking at, and to help grow businesses worth finding. I am a firm believer in the notion that everything has room for improvement.
Website I visit the Most: fastcompany.com
What I’ve been listening to lately: Ray Lamontagne
Dream travel destination: Santiago, Chile
Favorite Quote: “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow.