I’m Kevin Brooks, an experienced web developer, strategist and UI/UX designer focused on using best practices to create engaging, accessible, high-performance websites for mobile and desktop users.
I specialize in custom WordPress websites that are beautiful, secure and a pleasure to use and manage, though I’ve also been known to work some magic in Shopify and Hubspot.
Stop and say hi if you see me walking my standard poodles around my homebase of Portland, Maine.
A Partner in Your Next Project
Business, Education and Non-Profit Clients
Are you a business owner or marketing manager who’s ready for a website redesign? I’ll assemble a team of talented creative partners carefully chosen for your particular project. My team will consist of budget and deadline oriented professionals who know your type of business. Together, we’ll work with you to define goals, personas and strategies to better your online presence and solve your organization’s problems.
As an independent creative, myself, I understand the need to build the right team for your project. I’ll work with you to establish what expertise is needed to create a constructive, collaborative environment, respectful of everyone’s skills and the client relationship you’ve built so that we can all be proud of the final product. I’ve been in the industry long enough to know the right independent contacts. I don’t just “know a guy,” I know the right professionals.
Over the years, I’ve worked with, at, and even started an agency, so I understand how things work in an agency environment. I’m adaptable and love jumping into established teams and can fit in wherever you need additional resources — collaborating with project managers and clients using your firm’s tools and identity. I’m a get-alonger and a get things done-er. I can swim in my own lane or cannonball into the middle of the pool. Whatever the working culture of your particular agency, I can fit right in.
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
There is nothing more rewarding than helping those whose work is to help others. Nonprofits have a unique set of needs that set them apart from their for-profit counterparts and often make use of a variety of tools to help meet their goals. My experience integrating these tools makes me well suited to shape a dramatic impact on fundraising and building your organization.
A few non-profit clients
- Safe Passage
- Bicycle Coalition of Maine
- Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
- SPACE Gallery
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Magazine with Springtide Studio
Dumbarton Oaks with Image Conscious Studios
MIT Sloan School of Management Evolution of Work with Image Conscious Studios
University of Minnesota Press
University of New England Library Services
Higher Education Institutions
I started my career in higher education marketing and love working with education clients to help advance their missions. Every school is unique, but my experience has shown me that the challenges faced are often universal. Prospective student engagement, community interaction and alumni connections can all benefit from a well defined digital strategy.
A few higher education clients
- University of New England
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Boston University
- Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
- University of Maine Farmington
- University of Minnesota Press
Maine Neonatology Associates with 360 Uncoated
Skelton Taintor and Abbott with Springtide Studio
With any client, I try to learn as much as I can about their business and industry to help find the right solutions. When a client is a doctor, lawyer, architect, or similar professional, the needs, requirements and audience can be very different from a more traditional site. This shift in perspective can lead to unexpected (and exciting) places and new tools that fuel my love of learning.
A few professional services clients
- Skelton Taintor and Abbott
- Tidestone Solutions
- Maine Neonatology Associates
- RMC Architects
- TellMed Strategies
- Tindal & Callahan Real Estate
Huston and Company
Bread and Roses Bakery
Mother of Purl
New Canaan Farms
Ogunquit Rental Properties
Small Brands with Big Stories
Small businesses are the heart of a strong community. By creating jobs and opportunities for our neighbors, they help all of us to live and thrive in places we can be proud to raise our children. Small business owners are some of my favorite clients. They have such passion for what they are doing and an ability to act that more multi-layered businesses tend to lose as they grow larger.
A few small business clients
- Huston and Company
- Jill McGowan
- New Canaan Farms
- Bread and Roses Bakery
- Ogunquit Rental Properties
- Mother of Purl
Androvia Life Sciences
Envirologix with Image Conscious Studios
Exuma Biotech with Image Conscious Studios
Ginkgo Bioworks with Image Conscious Studios
I’ve been fascinated by technology and its advances since childhood, that’s why I started in this industry. Working with companies that develop and harness technology to help cure cancer, sustain food supplies, and treat life threatening diseases and neurological disorders is one of the most rewarding things I can be a part of.
A Few Biotech Clients
- Ginkgo Bioworks
- F1 Oncology
Kevin Brooks Web Design and Development
59 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101