A different type of Web firm.

We're a tight-knit group of Web developers, creatives, and business consultants -- and we are your digital partners.  We share your goals of increasing sales, enhancing your productivity, and delivering a Web experience that is innovative, compelling, and effective. 

Our Team

Our team includes some of the most creative, empowered and diligent individuals you will ever meet -- some with more than fifteen years in the industry.

Our Team

Nick Fuchs
Web Developer
Nick Fuchs
Web Developer

Nick's first experience with web development first started in a high school classroom creating animations with Photoshop and Flash. He found enjoyment working with computer programs and followed a path leading to the web world.

Nick went on to study Web Development at WCTC learning a large array of skills from coding and CMSs, to responsive structure and usability testing to design and SEO optimization. Using modern techniques, he was able to  create responsive websites for multiple small businesses pushing his career into web development.

Workhard

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile Friendly

Playhard

  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Family
Steven Luongo
Web Developer
Steven Luongo
Web Developer

Steven's web background is strongly rooted in academia; he holds a Bachelor's and a Master's in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Web Development. In addition to theorizing about good web design during his years as a student, Steven worked as a freelance developer and as the project manager for a program in which students built websites for Milwaukee-based nonprofits. Since he’s been at Herkimer, Steven has been able to further hone his developer skills and to significantly strengthen his programming skills. On any given day, he can be found behind one of his many office monitors coding away, or discovering new Drupal functionality or the latest CSS trick. With his penchant for problem solving, Steven loves the challenges that present themselves every day in his line of work.

At home, Steven can be found cooking, baking, making coffee, reading, playing board games and video games, watching movies and television shows, and walking and playing with his dog – all alongside his best friend (his wife).

What’s the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Probably rattlesnake, but gefilte fish is definitely up there...

Name a pet peeve that you have

My dog tends to push my hands off the keyboard when I'm typing on my laptop at home.

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be?

It would be nice if the laundry did itself...

Name one thing that is impossible for web developers to do.

Have all the answers, there's just no way!

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

What my wife and dog are doing.

Favorite Candy

Wild Berry Skittles

Workhard

  • Site Building
  • HTML/JS/CSS
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability
  • Site Deployment and Management

Playhard

  • Cooking
  • Coffee
  • Video Games
  • Board Games
  • Dogs
Lisa Marks
Project Manager
Lisa Marks
Project Manager

A stark counterpoint to her computer-nerd coworkers, Lisa had no computer growing up. In fact, she typed her school papers on a typewriter (especially tragic when teachers asked for multiple copies). 

Following a disability injury in 2005, Lisa left her position at Meriter Hospital and began her foray into Web/media development. While she recovered, she learned Web-building and graphic design. 

Lisa’s role at Herkimer has grown to include updating client sites and building new features, managing logistics for the office and large projects.
 

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?

The Internet. The Internet did a landslide into homes when I was in early high school. I am lucky enough to remember life before the Internet arrived and savvy enough to make a career populating it with beautiful websites. I often reminisce about what I would have done pre-Internet when I find myself taking the Internet-way out of things.

What is on your Bucket List?

Everything! Am I allowed to say everything? I want to have as many experiences as I can. There is a hierarchy of course. Most of the items on top are locations – and they have great scuba diving.
 

What is your Favorite Sport?

Sportsball? Let’s say hockey.

What phobias or irrational fears do you have?

Lady bugs, large crowds of people and losing my wallet when it is time to pay for something.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would they cast as you?

Selena Gomez or short-hair Anne Hathaway (not Princess Anne Hathaway). I have been told there is a resemblance.

Workhard

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Front-end Web Development
  • Project Management

Playhard

  • Scuba Diving
  • Foster care of orphaned squirrels, groundhogs, bunnies and kittens
  • Boating
Steve Blair
Lead Developer
Steve Blair
Lead Developer

Steve grew up mostly in De Pere, WI. In high school, he acquired a second-hand computer that was already 5 years ancient. He immediately started programming in C/C++, used it to get online and actually met his future wife online in 1997.

After high school, he moved to Madison and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Herzing College. Steve has 12+ years of PHP, JS, HTML, CSS, SQL, Bash, and maybe even some other acronyms.

Since graduating, Steve has concentrated on developing dynamic custom and CMS-driven Websites and applications, using a plethora of ever-changing web technologies.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys working on his 1901 Queen Anne Victorian home, gardening with his wife, welding custom bicycles and garden art, restoring and driving his 1969 MG Midget and playing the Ukulele.

Getting to Know Steve:

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Hawaiian Nene Goose - The Canada Goose that escaped to Hawaii 1/2 million years ago. OR Galapagos Tortoise - for sheer longevity.

What is one thing child you would want to kick your butt for doing as an adult?

Wish I would have found the ukulele as a child - I would have stuck with music through college.

What would you say your best non-work talent is?

Taking things apart to see how they work.  Getting them back together is considerably more challenging.

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be?

Sleep

Favorite candy?

Proper Hawaiian Shave Ice (if that can be considered a candy) Otherwise: Aussie Red Licorice

Describe the animal you would make if you could create an animal “from scratch”

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who?
Macaulay Culkin

What song would you sing at Karaoke?

Amy Hanaiali'i's version of Haleiwa Hula (but 1 octave lower)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUlWzurgptk 

Workhard

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • SQL
  • JS
  • BASH

Playhard

  • MAUI - Ukelele
  • MG Midget
  • Garden Art
  • Cats
  • Hawaii
Nathan Marks
Founder, Design Lead
Nathan Marks
Founder, Design Lead

Nathan’s parents brought home their first computer when he was four. The year was 1980. Within minutes, his graham-cracker encrusted fists were pounding keys with abandon, and square floppy disks were strewn about the room. 

Along with his lifelong fascination for all things electronic, his professional skill set has been honed through positions as a Graphic Designer, Training Coordinator, and Product Manager.

Nathan founded Herkimer in 2003 when he first started taking-on freelance Web and design projects. Since then, the company has added an amazingly talented full-time staff, and built more than 300 sites for a diverse set of companies and organizations. He is passionate about business, and using the Internet to ignite success for Herkimer’s clients. 

Workhard

  • Client Constuling
  • Project Strategy
  • Creative Design
  • Support Solutions
  • Copywriting

Playhard

  • Wakeboarding / Skiing
  • Boating
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving
  • Green Tech
Joe Gilliland-Lloyd
Web Developer
Joe Gilliland-Lloyd
Web Developer

At a young age Joe was drawn to computers and technology. From designing Dragonball Z fan sites on Geocities to setting up Counter-Strike servers on his Dad's DSL modem nothing could stop a young Joe from learning and creating what he wanted. As he aged, Joe taught himself many media-related computer applications and techniques, including Graphic Design, Web Design, Sound Design, Music Production, Video Production and more. These skills lead to substantial experience in the web industry and his education in interdisciplinary arts and technology at UW-Milwaukee.

Today Joe's professional goal is to use his experience to help people creatively communicate their ideas via the various forms of digital media available, especially the web. He has an innate drive to help and educate in addition to a passion for novelty and learning.

 

Workhard

  • Front-End Development (HTML/CSS/JS)
  • Back-End Development (PHP/MySQL)
  • Problem Solving & Creative Thinking

Playhard

  • Cheeseburgers
  • Video Games
  • Packers, Brewers, Bucks
  • Music Production