What we're about.


Part of why we formed nclud was to create an environment for creative talent to flourish, while ultimately providing our clients with the most innovative, creative and flexible solutions possible.

We believe that great talent will do great work, so we invest in people and give them the opportunity to shine. It’s our guiding philosophy, our promise, and our business model. We:

  • Craft provocative experiences.
  • Push beyond the comfort zone.
  • Take risks to move things forward.
  • Create work that others point to and think “I wish I’d done that.”
  • Stay away from cookie-cutter solutions, because one size rarely fits all.

From idea to design, wireframe to live site, collaboration is (and always has been) part of our DNA. By incorporating the talents of our clients and our team, we’re able to produce work that is functional yet elegant.

We’re an open book. Our processes, products, and the fruits of our side hustle have been recorded for the world to enjoy.

We know we’re probably not the safe choice for many of our clients — and we’re 100% fine with that.

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People & Passion

We brought together smart, talented thinkers and unleashed their combined creativity on the world.

We’re fully aware that we’re rattling a few cages. We firmly believe that the best work comes from it — and the people behind it. That’s the thing. They’re our people. Not our staff, our associates, our worker bees, or anything like that. They provide the method to our madness. And their passion and creativity don’t start or stop at our front door. We’ve got educators and artists, writers and speakers — and they’re all thinkers and instigators, 24/7.

With that kind of energy, we don’t do the “lone wolf” thing. Strategy, technology, creativity and tactics all live together. Teamwork is the only way we work.

Brooke Hollabaugh Senior Interactive Designer
Brooke is a senior interactive designer with a focus on visual design and branding. Among her many talents, she specializes in interaction design and rapid prototyping. Brooke brings her passion for hand illustration into the creative process of the nclud team. Visit Twitter
Jacob DeGlopper Senior Systems Administrator
Jacob is a senior systems administrator focusing on providing stable, fast, and reliable web hosting environments for technology stacks from PHP, to Java, to Rails and everything in between. Jacob fights fires as both a sysadmin and as a volunteer firefighter.
Jadd Adams Senior Content Strategist
Jadd is a senior content strategist with a background in digital public relations and marketing. When not using his SEO and PPC skills to develop all encompassing client content strategies, you can find Jadd publishing content about up and coming bands and independent music. Visit Twitter
Joe Chrisman Senior Experience Designer
Joe is a senior experience designer with a focus on user research, usability testing, information design, and KPIs. He works directly with clients to achieve measurable visual and technical solutions. Joe designs for all kinds of audiences, having recently illustrated his first children's book. Visit Twitter
John Salmon Senior Interactive Designer
John is a senior interactive designer with extensive experience in branding systems and application design. Among his many skills, he is a proficient icon designer and animator. John is an accomplished artist, and many of his paintings adorn the nclud studio. Visit Twitter
Kerry Gunther Chief Executive Officer
Kerry founded the company in 1998 at the age of 25. With his diverse background in both technology and design, he has been featured in numerous national and international publications. Kerry is an avid LEGO enthusiast and often spends his time strategizing both company and client solutions over a blank canvas made entirely of LEGO. Visit Twitter
Kyle Conrad Senior Interactive Designer
Kyle is a senior interactive designer with more than 15 years of experience in web design. His skillset ranges from traditional print to designing highly interactive experiences in code. Kyle built his first website, a Star Wars fanpage, on Geocities in 1996 using Microsoft Word. Visit Twitter
Lahaina Mae Mondoñedo Senior Strategist
Lahaina is a senior strategist at nclud. She has extensive experience as a multimedia journalist and event coordinator, and fuses those disciplines as she executes multi-platform marketing campaigns for nclud's clients. She has to handicap herself when she takes clients golfing, having played it professionally. Visit LinkedIn
Lana DePaula Operations Manager
Lana is the operations manager at nclud and ensures that the team’s needs are met, clients’ requests are addressed, and the studio is well run. As a child in the former Soviet Union, Lana loved putting together different objects with metal construction kits – a skill that continues to be helpful in her daily operations of the studio.
Maxim Leyzerovich Senior Experience Designer
Maxim is a senior experience designer focusing on design concepting and interface prototyping. Using his background in political science and applied cognition, he meticulously engineers human interactions with products, brands, and each other. Maxim may or may not have changed the outcome of an election in an Eastern European state with a simple design change. Visit Twitter
Paul Shanklin Senior Project Manager
Paul is a senior project manager who manages digital projects from inception to completion, focusing on developing processes that enable teams to produce experiences that exceed not just client, but also industry expectations. Paul has also spent time as a commercial director, sushi chef, and marathon runner – all talents he still seems to use on projects. Visit LinkedIn
Ramsay Lanier Senior Interactive Developer
Ramsay is a senior interactive developer with a deep love of all things Javascript. He specializes in building interactive animations using SVG and WebGL, developing web applications using Meteor, and laying comfortably on furniture. Ramsay really likes emoji and has launched several popular apps about them. Visit Twitter
Shorouk Mansour Senior Software Engineer
Shorouk is a senior software engineer focused on CMS development and external API integrations. Shorouk has more than 8 years of experience in web application development, and is also an accomplished front-end developer and database administrator. Shorouk has developed more than 100 websites, but hers is still under construction. Visit LinkedIn
Tatiana Bodnya Chief Technology Officer
Tatiana serves as nclud’s Chief Technology Officer, with more than 15 years of experience in software development. Tatiana guides an agile development team to successful and measurable project deliveries while providing technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship. Her latest project is her son, who she is converting into a software developer. Visit LinkedIn
Yungchih Chen Senior Software Engineer
Yungchih is a senior software engineer at nclud, with over 15 years of web application development experience. He rigorously keeps up-to-date with the latest web technologies through conferences and industry publications. Having grown up in the show dog breeding business, Yungchih is the most knowledgeable member of our staff when it comes to dog breeds and their qualities. Visit LinkedIn
Talent can come from anywhere.

That’s why we keep our eyes and ears open for smart people who get things done. Our process won’t include recruiters or resume uploaders. If we like you, we’ll bring you in to meet the team and take it from there.

So, if you’re passionate, creative, talented, and energetic:

Show us what you’ve got.