You should sparkle on the web. We'll hold the spotlight.

We help clients large and small with digital strategy, design and outreach.

We bring over a decade of experience in the industry to help businesses and non-profits build, manage, and grow their online presence. Our philosophy is that web technology should be efficient and accessible to everyone.

Whether you need code, design, content, or training, we’ll make sure the tech is on your side.

We Do

  • Website Design and Development
  • Responsive and Mobile Design
  • Content Creation and Management
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Technology Advising and Training

Our Process

  1. Learn: Who are you? What are your needs?
  2. Plan: How will we meet your goals? How quickly?
  3. Build: What will your site look like? How will it work?
  4. Launch: Is the site bug-free? Can you use it?
  5. Advise: What maintenance support do you need?

Our Team

Sarah Hines

Lead Web Mechanic

Sarah Hines

Sarah serves as our technical/programming lead and project manager. Her 14 years in web development allow her to empathetically explain the hows and whys of technical pieces to non-geeks so they understand what they’re making a decision about. Behind the scenes she’s programming and managing the servers. With clients, she starts conversations with her good-humored, energetic approach and is consistently bringing pragmatic new ideas to the table while keeping client budgets and goals in check.

Dr. J. Ecker

Chief Pixel Surgeon

Dr. Jecker

Jen is our designer-in-chief and interface expert extraordinaire. She has been a web wonk for over nine years, working on hundreds of websites. While she has done everything from creating original graphic design to masterfully writing CSS, her strength is in her ability to master the latest technologies quickly to provide clients with modern, current designs. By combining her design talent, usability knowledge, and coding skills, Jennifer creates elegant, pixel-perfect user experiences.

Melissa Walshe

Client & Content Manager

Melissa Walshe

Melissa is the ghost in the text for our clients. She writes, edits, and fine-tunes copy for everything from social media to site content. Melissa is a well-read word geek with an Ed.M. from Harvard and a B.A. in linguistics. Her experiences with publishing and small children have given her a knack for wrangling contributing writers into meeting deadlines and inspiring them to produce better work.

They come to the table with open minds, perform like champs, stay on schedule and on budget, and are just generally enjoyable people.

Sarah Emily Colby, Marketing Director,
Colby Co. Engineering


Work we've done

Guiding Stars

As a strategic partner of Guiding Stars, we handle everything from content creation and management to technology consulting. One of our initial projects with Guiding Stars was a custom WordPress site that could serve both as their CMS and blogging platform. They also use it to manage their extensive database of recipes. We also handle the technology, script writing, and project management for their training videos, tip videos, and regular webinars.

Guiding Stars work

What We Did:

Developed design for page elements; Used standards-based code; WordPress CMS integration; Custom WordPress plugin and theme development; Server and Google Apps set-up; Directed and managed project; Editing and content management for blog; Ongoing content creation for blog, social media and weekly newsletters; Training in technology and content creation

What the Client Thought:

They understand us and we understand them, and they understand how we want to be seen in the marketplace, so we can really lean on them. I don't hesitate to pick up the phone to call them about even unrelated things.

Betts Fitzgerald, (Former) Managing Director, Guiding Stars Licensing Company

Colby Company Engineering

Colby Co Engineering work

Colby Co. had us build a custom, easy to update WordPress site to attract young, talented engineers. On top of building a custom slide show feature for the site, we designed their logo and print material templates to create a consistent brand.

Colby Co logo

What We Did:

Custom WordPress site build using a collaborative approach, Logo design, Custom slide show

What the Client Thought:

S&J took the time to learn about our company and how we operate and then translated that information into the layout and site navigation.

Sarah Emily Colby, Marketing Director, Colby Co. Engineering

Give us a shout!

Want to hire us? Collaborate on a project? Make a comment or suggestion? Or just want to get to know us better? We welcome it all. Use our handy form below to get a conversation started.

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Our Location

95 High Street, Second Floor
Portland , ME 04101
(207) 518-8851