Our story starts like that of many entrepreneurs.

We opened our studio out of necessity. Most of us felt trapped at design studios and agencies that limited creativity, and didn't treat people very well. You could say that each of us had somewhat of a "fulfillment" crises. When you're struggling to find fulfillment at your day job, the options for designs can sometimes feel limiting (the design world isn't always so open to workers going from, say, architecture, to graphic design). 

How'd we get here?

In 2011, Jim started working on an e-Commerce concept with a few friends. That concept led to learning Shopify (there's that aforementioned necessity), tweaking themes to find the right fit, installing and configuring apps, and all the other little components that go along with launching a shop. That concept didn't work out, but the experience opened the door for freelance e-Commerce web design. Jobs started to pile up and the team expanded. Over the past two years our little team has assisted somewhere between 50-60 store owners through a mix of direct clients and white-label agency work.

And here we are. Simple, right? 

 

Our Very Special People

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Jim Rothfork
Strategy & Branding

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Bjorn Bennett
Developer

Stacie Alldritt
Project Management

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Nilo Cortex
Design & Development Lead

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Michael Hoyt
Support / Developer

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"We were amazed by the talent, efficiency and turnaround time of Trailblaze Media. We asked Trailblaze Media to turnaround our site in a month. Trailblaze Media immediately accepted the challenge and created a functional time-line for our site to stay on task. Days prior to our site launching we spent 4 hours with Trailblaze Media walking us through our site, educating us on how to navigate the site and making necessary edits.

The day of the site launch Jim called us numerous times to check in on the launch and was available for all questions and concerns. Traiblaze Media continues to be present and available to address our concerns and have been instrumental in helping our business take this next step. We would recommend Trailblaze Media to any business. Thank you!"

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"Working with Trailblaze Media was absolutely phenomenal. They're a top-notch team who cares deeply about delivering beautiful results along with excellent customer service. We were in the midst of our rebrand and also migrating from Squarespace to Shopify.

They built our new website from start to finish, managed the project efficiently (and on time), all while coaching us, providing training, and being responsive to any and all questions. We couldn't have asked for more from Jim and his team. Our website is living proof! We highly recommend them."

EMILY @RUMI

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"After searching multiple companies, I decided to use Trailblaze Media do to several reasons. Prompt communication, courteous and mindful of my lack of ability to build the site the way I wanted it. Offered many ideas which I have adopted for the site, basically listened to what I wanted and then made it happen. 

Great to work with and have at my disposal a great team of designers and web builders to work with. I will do more e-commerce sites with Jim and his staff."

DAVE @PRIVATE MEMBERS ART