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Who We Are

Our goal is to create lasting partnerships.

We are committed to elegant design, artful engineering, and a love of innovation. We create works for people who believe in the power of subtle details and custom artistry. That’s why our most recent project always turns out to be our best work.

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Improvement is the guiding principle at the medium. It empowers us to look for ways to refine our work and our process. For over ten years, we have continued to create award winning projects that inspire and captivate our clients and their audiences.

Why are we called The Medium? Glad you asked…

Introducing The Medium
Introducing The Medium
Introducing The Medium

Our Team

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We’re not just graphic designers and web developers. We are also artists, musicians, writers and sculptors. We depend on a thriving artistic community, which continously inspires us and our work. We are so fortunate to work with this talented team, as well as the pool of creative people that we’ve discovered over the years.

We call ourselves The Medium.
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Josh Tuininga

principal + creative director

Josh’s fine art background is evident in every finished piece – whether it be a logo, website, illustration, or animation. With a BFA from the renowned School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a vintage bluebird school bus as an art studio, Josh’s passion for art and design run rampant at The Medium. His work has been published in Communication Arts Magazine, HOW graphic design magazine, Logo Lounge, and Threadless.

Lisa Tuininga

principal + account manager

To bring a project to completion requires observing all of the players on the board, and understanding what their next move might be. With a background in business, literature, and art, and over ten years of experience managing designers and developers, Lisa acts as a project manager, strategic decision maker and problem solver at The Medium. Her flair for details, communication, and client satisfaction have been key ingredients for success since 2003.

Jacqui Lott

senior print + web designer

With a BFA from the highly-acclaimed University of Washington Visual Communication Design Program and over 15 years as a professional designer, Jacqui brings a wealth of creative and technical expertise to our team. She considers herself both an artist and problem solver, and she doesn’t rest until her work is both visually pleasing and communicating effectively. Really. She doesn’t rest ­­- we have to remind this perpetual night owl to get some sleep once in a while.

Justin Fox

Designer + Developer

Justin is a wildly creative designer dedicated to producing innovative and meaningful design. His commitment to greatness shines through in every project he is a part of. With a degree in animation, Justin has spent endless hours pushing the art of keyframes and bringing characters to life through motion. When he is not glued to his computer, you will find him behind the drums or at the park throwing around a frisbee.

Vinny McKee

senior developer

Vinny’s expertise is an invaluable resource for development projects of all types. Vinny specializes in building incredible websites using a wide array of web-related technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL.  His attention to detail, mastery of code, and knack for problem solving is unparalleled. Vinny has been working with The Medium since 2007.  When he’s not writing code, he’s probably walking his enormous dog or messing around on his guitar.

You?

 

We’re always on the prowl for talented freelancers, developers and overall awesome people that we can team up with. Drop us a line if you think you’d be the perfect addition to our team.

Our Process

No two projects are exactly alike. That’s why we customize our process for each individual client. Over the years we’ve come to trust these few useful guidelines, but in the end strong communication and mutual collaboration are the key to any project’s success.

1 Listen + Inspire

To start off the project we listen closely to your visions, ideas and goals so that we can create an outline to help guide us to victory.

Comprehensive Site Analysis

Existing Content / Brand Assessment

Timeline and Milestones

Competition Research

Sitemap Creation/Review

Technology Assessment

2 Design + Create

Now we are ready to dive into the design process. We put all of our ideas on the table and create a presentation that we are very excited to show you.

Initial Sketches/Storyboards

Color & Design Exploration

Homepage & Inside Page Comps

Design Presentation

Font / Style Guides

Revision Process

3 Build + Test

The same attention to detail we used in the design phase is carried over to the build of your project. Every pixel of your project gets the attention it deserves.

Clean, W3C Compliant Code

Cross Browser Testing on Multiple Platforms

Custom Blog Development

Domain & Hosting setup

Content Management Systems

Email Marketing Campaigns

Search Engine Optimization

Social Media Integration

 

4 Launch + Celebrate

Start spreading the word, your beautiful site is up and running flawlessly! Hurray!

Site Traffic Analytics

Ongoing Support & Updates

Continued Graphic Design Support / Maintenance

Projections – What does the future hold?

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The Medium sponsored graphic design for this new annual awards dinner from the Washington Global Health Alliance! We provided the logo, signage, programs, and table cards.

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