Honestly…

It is our goal to help everybody see the best in your business, and to make running your business easier.

SOLVM is a Web agency that wants you to succeed. We do so by solving problems.

We know that running a business is tough.

We acknowledge that you know what's best for your business. Tell us what the problem is, and we'll take care of the rest.

Benjamin Gandhi-Shepard

My name is Ben. Let me tell you what's awesome…

When I was 13, a fortune teller at a neighbor's birthday party told me that I loved computers. I laughed in her face and told her that I hated computers and that I was a skateboarder.

Fast forward 20+ years later and I have a job that I love that involves being on a computer all day. I still skateboard—sometimes.

What's even awesomer is that it took being a greeter at the GAP, roofer, art teacher, docent, art therapist, social worker, suicide hotline operator, photographer, designer, art teacher again, and then finally a web designer to figure out what I really love to do. And that is...making you awesome online.

I can tell you thousands of awesome stories, but I'm more interested in helping you build yours. I'm here to help. Let me know when you're ready to get awesomized!

Obama, wifey and me

Skills
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, MySQL & GIT
  • WordPress development
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Photography
  • SEO
  • Branding
  • Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Cooking
  • Rubik's Cube

Nato Caliph

My name is Nato, and let me tell you what's awesome…

A few years back, at the beginning of my junior year in college, I was having lunch with a few friends in our schools cafeteria. As I finished my food, I got up to discard my trash, and I see a woman sitting at a table simply enjoying her salad for lunch. I was drawn to her, so I walked over. Though at this point she was turned around, I proceeded to introduce myself. As she turned around, with a mouth full of salad, she gave this beautiful half smile that read "I would love to properly introduce myself, but right now I'm eating…"

From that very moment, I knew instantly that this was the woman I was going to marry. I did not want to run her off with the notion of a lifetime commitment while she was on a quick lunch break in between classes in her sophomore year of college, so I waited to tell her about my epiphany of love, a few days later during our first date.

So I did, I told her that from the very moment that she looked up at me at her from her lunch a few days ago, I just knew without a doubt, that she was the woman I was going to spend the rest of my life with. Upon hearing this unique and bold statement, she could not help but to shake her head a little, and smirk in empathetic doubt.

Very few of us get the opportunity to write our history in advance; but after 7 years of marriage, 2 children, a house, and travels. I am still with my one true love 12 years later. Now that's awesome!

Skills
  • HTML5, CSS3 & GIT
  • WordPress development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Strategy
  • Keyword Research
  • Emceeing
  • Traveling
  • Building