We love the web.

From agile startups to global brands, we've helped a broad range of clients advance big ideas across emerging digital platforms.

What can Likeable do for you?

About Likeable
We specialize in custom hard-to-build digital experiences.

Likeable was founded on the principle that clients deserve not only expert development, but also clear communication and a positive build experience. As a developer-driven group, we're obsessive about digital innovation

and anticipating emerging web technologies. Unlike most developer groups, we also bring extensive brand and content strategy expertise to the table.

US: DIGITAL STRATEGY AND BIG IDEA EXECUTION FOR BRANDS BIG AND SMALL.
NOT US: TACTICS WITHOUT PURPOSE. SAFE THINKING.

Who we are

Two principals, a full spectrum of discipline leaders, no juniors. All Likeable team members are agency-trained, senior level experts with deep experience in digital brand development. We have the tech chops to pull off tomorrow's big idea.

Greg Bertens
Principle + Development Dir.

Deeply skilled in web and mobile development, Greg has twenty-one years of experience and relationships in the fast-paced world of web technologies. Greg brings creative, solutions-oriented approaches to each client, big or small.

Mauri Skinfill
Principal + Strategy Director

A digital strategy and brand innovation specialist with seventeen years experience leading corporate global marketing initiatives. Mauri has worked with brand leadership teams ranging from eBay and Yahoo! to Adobe and Levi's.

Jon Polikowski
Technical Lead

Jon is digital product professional with a thirteen year track record of building and leading teams in agency and startup environments. Jon is passionate about technology as well as technical design, adept at establishing team collaboration among developers.

Andy Milk
Development Lead

An expert RubyOnRails, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript developer, Andy has nineteen years experience managing teams and developing large and small scale web application and web design projects. As a client recently stated: "The Milkman always delivers".

Jamie Zirkle
UX Lead

Jamie specializes in user experience strategy, information architecture, and interaction design. Over the past 15 years Jamie has designed experiences for clients such as HP, Wells Fargo, Sony, and many more. He has a deep understanding in e-commerce, marketing and support and experience working across platforms.

Anthony Caffiero
Senior Developer

Anthony's fourteen years expertise is in front end development and CMS integrations. Anthony previously worked at JPMorganChase where he handled front end development tasks in various product groups (Retail, Mortgage), along with project management responsibilities.

Steve Barretto
Creative Consultant

A seasoned leader with twenty years of experience developing strategic marketing, crafting brands, and creating value for leading companies and organizations in technology, online and offline retail, energy, healthcare, real estate, publishing, design and the arts.

Our services
Likeable serves two types of clients:  start-ups just coming to market and established brands looking for reinvention in a hyper-digital world. Also, if you're an agency looking to extend your digital offering, consider us a resource. Below is a snapshot of capabilities Likeable can bring to the table.

#Strategy

• Market opportunity and competitive analysis
• Brand positioning, content strategy and development
• UX and Information Architecture
• Requirements Gathering and Analysis
• Functional Specification Design and Wireframing
• Focus Group and Usability Testing


/Web Dev

• RubyOnRails Custom Web Application Development, PHP, Perl, Python
• Web 2.0 APIs: Facebook, Twitter, Amazon AWS, Flickr, Instagram, and more
• Content Management systems: WordPress, Drupal, etc
• Social management platforms (HootSuite, etc)
• Javascript libraries: jQuery, mootools, scriptaculous, prototype
XSL, XML
• Databases design: mySQL, PosgreSQL, Informix, Access,
HTML, XHTML
• iPhone and iPad application development
• Source code control: GIT, Subversion (SVN)


!Hosting

• Shared Hosting
• Dedicated Hosting
• Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
• Domain Registration
• E-mail Configuration
• SMTP Server set-up and Configuration


?Creative

• Web and Digital Design
• iPad and iPhone App Design
• Responsive Design
• Art and Creative Direction
• Identity and Digital Brand Design
• Digital Content Development


^Web Promo

• Facebook Campaigns
• Search Engine Optimization
• Search Engine Marketing
• Banner Ad Design and Placement
• Web Partnership Development
• Link exchange and blog promotion
• Google AdWords and Analytics Integration and Tracking


cWeb A/V

• Streaming Media Set-Up and Development
• Recording & Audio Production Services
• Voice-over Services
• Video Production


Portfolio
  • CooleyGo
    2015 Webby Awards Winner! Global law firm Cooley envisioned a legal resources center for businesses in all stages of the growth cycle.
  • SmithGroupJJR
    SmithGroupJJR is one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S. With a staff of 800, they specialize in the healthcare, higher education, science & technology, and workplace sectors.
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
    Levi's wanted to create a brand site to serve as a single repository for employees to access everything from visual brand assets to go-to-market strategies.
From fashion icons Levi's Strauss to cutting-edge digital technologists Dabo Health, Likeable has worked with many of the world's top companies to help them enhance their digital brands.

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