Colombo Designs is a web design and development firm in Portland, Oregon. In addition to designing and building professional web sites for nonprofits and small businesses, we also create innovative and memorable logos.
Your website is the digital face of your business. Whether you are the sole proprietor or part of a multi-person company, we will work closely with you to create a visual presentation that will effectively communicate your services, organization and/or portfolio to your existing and potential customers.
Our website development services are often packaged with our graphic design services. Already have a design? No problem, we can turn that design into functional website. Once we have a design, we create the individual graphic elements for your site (buttons, banners, images, etc.) and program the design into working HTML templates. We install the templates into the content management system that best fits your needs.
Sharon has been in the technology industry for over 20 years working as a consultant, designer, software developer, and team leader. In 2006, Sharon began working full-time as a freelance website and logo designer and Colombo Designs was born. In addition to the design work, Sharon does custom programming for the websites. Sharon has a master's degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Pete joined Colombo Designs after many years as a program manager and a director at various non-profits and corporations. In addition to being a second design eye for the company, Pete does custom programming for the websites. Pete has an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
We turned to Colombo Designs in the early days of our business, when our existing website was holding our business back. We needed a new site with a lot more functionality, and we needed it fast. Sharon helped us get started quickly, worked within our budget and timeframe, and built an awesome website. Our customers love the new system! And we are able to grow our business in new ways now that we have Sharon's technical expertise on our side. We couldn't recommend Colombo Designs more strongly - they are a delight to work with.
Beyond Nines has been working with Colombo Designs for over five years. Sharon and Pete have been instrumental in providing services that have allowed our business to grow exponentially. They always deliver great quality work, work within our budget requirements, and deliver the work on schedule. That is critical to us. The best thing about Colombo Designs is their ability to respond quickly to changes in plan, and do it with the best possible attitude.
Our project was a total website redesign that involved several contributors who all enjoyed working with Colombo Designs. Our website looks great and functions well. It was delivered on time and within budget. Working with Sharon was a pleasure. She is technically very savvy, but also flexible and fun. Since the redesign we have continued working with Colombo Designs for additions and enhancements. They’re always available to help with any question. They keep abreast of new developments and are good listeners, proposing solutions adapted to our needs and resources.
Colombo Designs has been a pleasure to work with and consistently delivers high quality work that exceeds our expectations. From the start of our Product Realization Group website development project, their combination of artistic abilities and technical knowledge brought unbeatable value for the cost, and their ongoing maintenance support is outstanding. I look forward to using Colombo Designs for future projects and recommend them hands-down to anyone that is looking for help to create a new website.
Colombo Designs completely overhauled our old website not just from a design perspective but also from a technology & tools perspective, bringing our website into the 21st century. The entire project was completed in record time, on budget, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Since then, Colombo Designs has helped us in designing many other marketing items from our print ads to a new collateral template for our datasheets. They are professional, excellent designers, always easy to work with, and offer a quick turnaround on all of our projects. I highly recommend their work!