Web Designer & Web Developer

We Design, Build, & Market
Your Business Identity

Schildbach Design, managed and led by Seattle web designer, Stephen Schildbach, combines thoughtful planning, creative design, and solid coding knowledge, to build websites and online identities for small businesses, creative independent projects, non-profits, and institutions. Stephen Schildbach, and his small team, seek to provide clients with web design that has unique qualities, just as every person and business is unique. We keep in close contact with our clients, strategizing your online business identity, consulting throughout the process, and educating you on how to increase the online visibility of your business.

We primarily use the Content Management System, WordPress, and know it well “under the hood”. We are able to custom code themes and plugins that fit the needs of your website project and business identity, and selectively use pre-existing plugins that will save you on cost, and expand the features on your site.

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS.

Project: Business identity, logo, website, several pieces of print collateral
Custom Components: WordPress theme design and development, slideshow, blog
CMS: WordPress
Launch: new website scheduled for May 2017, present design launched in 2012
Client: 2011-present

CBT Westport

Project: Business identity, logo, website, several pieces of print collateral
Custom Components: WordPress theme design and development, full background images, a second design for mobile view
CMS: WordPress
Client: 2013-present

Center for Precision Diagnostics, University of Washington

Project: Business identity, website, logo
Custom & Unique Components: Logo, Customized search that includes searching taxonomies, illustrated graphic icons, slideshow, complex tables, anchor text
CMS: WordPress
Launch: 2015
Client: 2014-present

Jeremy Jones

Project: Website Redesign & Typographic Logo
Custom Components: WordPress theme, WordPress loops, Bandcamp, photo gallery, social media embeds, audio, video, responsive design
CMS: WordPress
Launch: 2014
Client: 2014-present

Logos: Keith B. Wong, DDS MS; Wendy Woldenberg, Jewelry Design, Center for Precision Diagnostics, University of Washington; Making the Cut, The Locks, The Lakes, and a Century of Change; Majdor; Speaking of Dying; Miles Lost/Miles Gained; Solstice NYC

Recent Project Examples

Website Redesign in WordPress

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS, Specialist in Orthodontics, has been working with Schildbach Design since 2011. We have been working closely with Dr. Wong providing web design, print design, logo design, and his overall business identity. The newest project due to launch in May of 2017 is a website redesign.

Branding, Product Design, and eCommerce

Boon Boona Coffee has been working with Schildbach Design since 2008! Stephen Schildbach first designed the logo all the way back in 2008. The business was put on hold, and in 2016, Boon Boona Coffee was launched. Schildbach Design esigned and developed an eCommerce website in WordPress and designed product labels and bags for a line of green and roasted coffee.

Website Maintenance in WordPress

Stanford University’s Pacific Udall Center came to Schildbach Design to update their logo and website. They moved their organization from the University of Washington to Stanford University. Schildbach Design designed and developed the website originally, and now maintains the site at Stanford University.

For more Project Examples, go to my blog.

Business Identities and Identity Design

The Schildbach Design Team

Stephen Schildbach

Lead Website Designer & Developer

Business Identity Design

Search Engine Optimization & Marketing

Website Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Tech Support

Print Design


Started Schildbach Design in 2008

Shaun D. Vine

Web Design & Development

WordPress Production

Systems Administration

Joined in 2015

Leslie Timmons

WordPress Website Production

Website Testing

Social Media Marketing

Content Writing

Business Administration and Organization

Joined 2016

Web Maintenance and Business Identities


Secure Your WordPress Website with SSL

In 2017 hacking is on the rise, and most browsers are requiring website owners to add an SSL certificate to their site if the site has a database. This includes all CMSs, which includes WordPress sites. You may have noticed that if your site is still “http” you either see an insecure lock icon or text that […]

A Call For Photographers To Join The Photography Studio at The Gelb

Coming from an art and design background, I was saddened to hear the news today (the day of this blog entry) that my office space in Seattle’s University District was going to close down the photography studio and turn it in to yet another office full of computers. It’s financially responsible and rational to serve […]

Packaging Illustration for Mutiny Bay Distillery

Whiskey made in the Northwest? Yes! The family business at Mutiny Bay Distillery now has my illustration on their whiskey bottles. Thank you to Design Heavy for contracting me for my illustration skills, and compliments on his great packaging design. Also, thank you to the owners of Mutiny Bay Distillery for the honor of being […]

How Do You Know If You Have The Right Web Designer For Your Project?

Small business owners looking for a web designer have the tricky task of choosing the right web designer for their project. Recently, I had someone come to me dissatisfied with their previous web designer and ask me to redo the website project they did not complete. The previous web designer might have been the right fit for […]