Needmore Designs is a digital design agency. We are advocates of obsession. Tireless perfectionists. We translate brands into the era of social media, onto everything from desktops to mobile phones.
Design & Development
We are website designers. For us, design comes first and foremost and touches everything from site architecture to photography. Our goal is to get your personality and goals front and center. There are no cookie-cutters here. Each website is a unique hand-crafted design.
Our websites travel well! Whether it be redesigning an existing Flash site or building from scratch, we create beautiful, responsive websites that look fantastic on desktop, smart phones, and tablets.
Reporting & Refinement
Good SEO starts with clean code and a well organized website. Keeping a site SEO friendly needs iterative updates. We provide important reporting and guidance and will help you figure out what is working and where to put your efforts in the future.
Ray is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, which is the East Coast as far as anybody in Portland can tell. Raymond has been making websites since 1997. They’ve only improved, trust us.
Raymond has recently brought his keen, laser-like focus to burn into topics such as typography, social marketing, and the—more often than not—successful goal of running a business while having a good time. It is his ambitious treatises that grace much of our blog.
Besides design, Ray’s other passions are photography, good historical biographies, and rattling his coworkers while he enthusiastically broadcasts his avant-garde musical selections. Raymond’s favorite colors have included orange, blue, pale red, aqua, and lime green, in no particular order.
When you pick up the phone and give us a call, it’s Kandace you’re talking to (which is nice because she’s a born communicator). Is that because she was born in Japan? We’ll never know. Wherever she hails from, she is often the calm in the eye of the design storm.
Kandace brings to the team a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Linguistics. With a thesis on online communication under her belt, she was studying the internet when AOL Instant Messenger was cutting edge.
Her interests include: sipping wine by the ocean, exploring new flavors, and keeping up with her young daughters Zoë and Greta.
Elizabeth grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Spanish. She spent a semester studying abroad in Spain and came back home with “the travel bug”, which we hear is much more pleasant than bed bugs.
After college she continued her education, studying Multimedia at PCC and PMP at PSU.
In her free time she is eating delicious food, gathering together with loved ones, blogging, reading & rooting on the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). She lives in NW Portland with her husband.
She is Needmore’s official Champaign Monitor.
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Cory joined the Needmore team in late 2013. His background is in design, and he worked on the web for the last three years. With a sharp eye for detail, he specializes in making designs look great and load fast in the browser. He loves working on the web because there’s always something new to learn.
In his free time, Cory enjoys running the local trails, hiking the Pacific Northwest’s fantastic peaks, and drinking the top-notch Oregon beers—all while snapping the occasional photo.
Silke’s first name is German, and her middle name is Hawaiian. She grew up in the countryside of southern Oregon and always dreamed of the big city. She moved to Portland in 2007 and recently graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Graphic Design.
She took her first web design course in the fall of 2012 and has been fascinated with all the possibilities in web and interactive design ever since. She will still always love a beautiful print piece, but the ways of the internet intrigue her. Silke’s favorite design elements are simple and clever.
Besides design and the internet Silke enjoys the great outdoors, ice cream, IPAs and film photography.
Kyle Riemensnider is the newest of our development crew and already creating a breathtaking, responsive online shop that we’re pretty excited to show you soon. Want to learn more about Kyle? Stop back in after the holiday break!