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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

Chief 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

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Work we've done

Guiding Stars

Our long-standing partnership with Guiding Stars is a perfect example of our favorite approach to working with clients. We began working with them on their first website and have developed a relationship around providing sophisticated and practical solutions to specific challenges. Our work began with learning their business and brand in order to build their custom WordPress sites and continues to grow with their needs as we support their online needs for everything from proprietary code for a web app to ongoing development of content and media assets.

Guiding Stars work

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I have truly enjoyed working with shines & jecker labs over the past 7+ years. The whole team has been very responsive to our evolving needs. We often give them a bare bones challenge to solve and they always offer creative, simple and logical solutions - usually suggesting two or three alternatives. They are fun and easy to work with and we consider them very valuable business partners. I am proud of the work they have done for Guiding Stars and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any web-related or marketing support needs.

Jim McBride, Director of Operations, Guiding Stars Licensing Company

Collaborative Gain

Collaborative Gain work

Working from design proofs, we created a site that allows for extremely customizable display of complex information while making it straightforward for end users to enter content correctly and consistently. Our work in this project was focused on high-end information architecture, user-interface design on the back end, and translating their design into a fast and usable website for visitors.

shines & jecker labs are wonderful to work with and produce fabulous results. Our finished website was not only attractive but easily updated with the tools they coded into the backend. And that’s just the first project, since then we’ve engaged them to rebrand our member portal and have several more projects in the works. There’s no facet, from start to finish, they don’t think about so I feel comfortable placing our marketing presence in their very capable hands!

Britany Crown, Product Manager, Collaborative Gain

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Great Harvest of Acadiana

Great Harvest of Acadiana work

Great Harvest of Acadiana is a franchised bakery in Louisiana. The busy owner-operators needed an easy way to update their daily menus to make sure that customers would have accurate information about what’s available without the site requiring a dedicated employee to maintain. We designed a site that gives them the easy ability to add new menu items and select when and where they show up on various menus. Working with them remotely, we both developed the site to meet their needs and trained them to use the site with minimum support.

Great Harvest of Acadiana logo

When we started working with shines & jecker labs, we felt our website was out-of-date and boring. They helped us define the vision for our website so that it better communicates who we are and what we sell. They developed some creative ideas specific to our business including our interactive menu and catering pages. shines & jecker labs gave us the tools and training necessary to efficiently update our website. We're convinced that we've had an increase in customers signing up for our newsletter because of our beautiful website!

J.P. & Michelle McFayden, Owners, Great Harvest Bread Co.

Give us a shout!

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Our Location

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