About Us

Hello, I'm Arianne. I started Aeolidia and was soon joined by my best friend, Shoshanna. My husband, Chris, started helping out and now none of us can imagine going back to work in an office!

We have added some amazing people to our group along the way. We are very carefully and slowly growing. Please do fill out our job enquiry form if you think you'd be a great addition to Aeolidia!

We want to be a strong starting point for you, so we try to cover most of what you'll need. We not only create your website, but we can help with your content and photography, as well as lend a hand marketing and advertising your site once it's up. We can assist with almost anything that goes into setting up a presence online!

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Aeolidia is the Latin name of the shaggy mouse nudibranch, my favorite sea slug.
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Our Goal

We work to ensure that everything about your project goes smoothly, and that you end up with a shop, logo, or blog that is a good fit for you and your visitors. Hire us »

Our Clients Like Us!

We love to work with creative and fun folks, and we have a great time collaborating on all the project details. See what our clients have to say. Testimonials »

 

We Are Aeolidia

Arianne Foulks
Arianne Foulks
· All the Things
Location: Seattle
I have a degree in marine biology, but love creative work and have been teaching myself how to make websites since 1997. I collect Moomins, Russian nesting dolls, illustrated books about mammals, and rocks to tumble. I have two small boys and I'm working on the art of juggling work, creativity, and family.
Shoshanna Love
Shoshanna Love
· Development
Location: Seattle · portfolio
Shoshanna has been working on the web for over ten years, and has an uncanny ability to create something stylish and unique from the smallest bits of info. She is a perfectionist in the best of ways, making sure every corner of your website is in tip top shape. Shoshanna is a friend to all animals, and she tutors kids at 826 Seattle.
Liz Wong
Liz Wong
· Illustration
Location: Seattle · portfolio
Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She began her illustrious art career at the tender age of five, when she earned the first place trophy in the school poster contest. This encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family.
 
Aimee Ray
Aimee Ray
· Illustration
Location: Arkansas · portfolio
Aimee Ray has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She loves trying new things and has a head full of ideas, so she is always working on several creative projects at once. Besides illustration, she is into all types of craft making and has written and designed three books of original embroidery patterns, the 'Doodle Stitching' series. You can find more of her work at Dreamfollow and and at her etsy shop: littledear.etsy.com.
Chris McFarlane
Chris McFarlane
· Development
Location: Seattle · portfolio
Chris prides himself on his efficiency and ability to solve all problems thrown his way. Chris' passion is music, and he has honed his coding and programming skills on his own site, IndiePages, since 2000. His favorite animal is the red panda.
Mariah DeMarco
Mariah DeMarco
· Design
Location: California · portfolio
Throughout Mariah's nearly decade-long career, she's designed award winning stationery, licensed art that's been sold world wide and now works with business owners to create clean, memorable and thoughtfully designed logos, business collateral, product packaging, in-store displays, signage and more. When not creating beautiful things for you, you'll find her working to create a cozy, inspiring, love filled home for her family and learning to master the baritone ukulele.
 
Melissa Contreras
Melissa Contreras
· Illustration
Location: Santa Monica · portfolio
Melissa live in sunny Santa Monica with her loving husband. A graphic designer and illustrator, Melissa graduated from UCLA with a degree in Fine Art and has worked as a graphic designer ever since. She is passionate about doing her best and inspiring others to do the same. She would love to help you bring your vision to reality and live your entrepreneurial dreams!
Jena Coray
Jena Coray
· Marketing/PR
Location: Portland, OR
Jena is a writer, thinker and marketing/pr coach for creative "indieprenuers" who are looking to grow their business and make a real living doing what they love! She has made a living as many titles including: design blogger, jewelry maker, graphic designer, consignment boutique owner, copywriter, vintage seller, marketing guru, PR rep and now she just calls herself a "mojo-maker." She charms cats, too.
Lauren Hardage
Lauren Hardage
· Design
Location: Austin · portfolio
Lauren has a degree in Global Studies, but discovered a love for visual design right after college and has been happily pushing pixels ever since. Her portfolio has been praised for its "clean typography, lovely colour palettes and calm modern designs." When not at work, you can find her reading Billy Collins, making plans for future trips, and tricking out her '73 Airstream.
 
Jon Manning
Jon Manning
· Development
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada · portfolio
Jon started in web development as a designer for two years before moving on to front end development and programming. Development and programming satisfy his love for puzzles and patterns. The first website he built from scratch was for his record label Lost Sound Tapes. He loves playing the baritone ukulele and DJs a weekly show on Hollow Earth Radio.
Zoe Rooney
Zoe Rooney
· Development
Location: Philadelphia · portfolio
Zoe has always been an artist, crafter, and maker. She has degrees in art and education, and has been messing about with web design for about 15 years (fun fact: her first website was a Geocities page, which she created in middle school), designing professionally for about 7 years. She lives in a big old creaky house with her husband, two little boys, and a very large dog.
Meg Lewis
Meg Lewis
· Design
Location: Brooklyn · portfolio
Meg is the wearer of many hats. With a background in web development and graphic design, Meg has found her niche in designing sites for the happiest of people! She is the co-owner of Studio Sweet Studio and can be found traveling and coworking all over the world. She also loves smiling while making prolonged eye contact with strangers.
 
Zak Hardage
Zak Hardage
· Development
Location: Austin · portfolio
Before building websites, Zak served as a Naval Officer. When he left the service and began coding, he found the same principles that were successful in the Navy applied to web design. He may have traded his sea legs for CSS, but focusing on people and minding the details are still mission critical. When he's not coding, Zak races for a local cycling team.
Sarah Moule
Sarah Moule
· Design
Location: Perth, Australia · portfolio
Sarah has a degree in Fine Art but she is largely self taught with over 7 years of industry design experience under her belt. She has worked with some of the top web design companies in Perth and is well known for her bubbly personality and attention to detail. Her perfect day is sitting in her studio with the windows open, designing beautiful websites whilst listening to audiobooks or history podcasts.
Shalon Estrada
Shalon Estrada
· Design, Development
Location: Indiana · portfolio
Shalon lives in the great 'ol state of Indiana with her husband and two little ladies. She has been designing for nearly 10 years, specializing in web and graphic design. Second to design, she has a passion for photography and documenting the little things in life. When Shalon isn't designing you'll find her doing some random DIY project or finding a new adventure for her family to enjoy.
 
Margot Harrington
Margot Harrington
· Design
Location: Chicago · portfolio
Raised in Minnesota and made in Chicago, Margot is graphic designer and sometimes teacher. She founded her design studio in 2008 and has been captivated by all forms of making and doing ever since. Margot’s collaborations run a gamut of media from letterpress to CSS. Her friends include ampersands, the whole of Chicago, old musty books, new recipes, bike rides and all things vintage.
Christine Castro Hughes
Christine Castro Hughes
· Design
Location: Los Angeles, CA · portfolio
Christine Castro Hughes delights in color, simplicity, and a good cup of coffee. Christine has been designing smart, modern, and beautiful branding and websites for over 10 years. She has chronicled her life online since 2000, first on Webby-nominated maganda.org and now on Brunch. She works and plays in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Eva Black
Eva Black
· Design
Location: Los Angeles, CA · portfolio
Eva believes each client is unique and should get an end product that is too! Her process centers around identifying unique qualities and creating a visual identity from scratch that will inspire your audience. Outside of the studio, she loves riding bikes, being outside with her husband, drinking honey lattes and finding treasures they (don’t) really need at flea markets.
 
Sam Hirst
Sam Hirst
· Project Coordination
Location: San Jose, CA
Sam is passionate about keeping things organized, working with her hands and finding simple ways to make life sweet. As a former teacher, researcher and small business owner, she has tons of experience with minding the details and has brought her talents for organizing and working with people to Aeolidia. When Sam's not working, she's likely in her studio making prints or relaxing with her husband and two kids.
Julie Schoening
Julie Schoening
· Photographer
Location: Seattle, WA · portfolio
Professionally born and raised in the web industry, Julie brings web-conscious photography to the table. She's extremely passionate about bringing brands and products to life in photographs that actually speak tothe right target audience. When not jamming about brands and great visuals, she loves hiking with her husband and reading. She is in heaven living in the Pacific Northwest.
Natalia Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester
· Copywriter
Location: Austin, TX · portfolio
With a background in magazines, PR, marketing, advertising, and fiction writing, it was only a matter of time before Natalia Sylvester whipped up a career in storytelling through copy. She loves helping fearless, creative entrepreneurs put their passion into words. In a slightly cliché copywriter move, she’s also written a novel, Chasing the Sun, which will be published in May 2014.