Epic Web Studios is a full service website design, social media, digital marketing, SEO and web development firm located in, but not limited to, Erie, Pennsylvania. Started in 2009 by David Hunter & Shaun Rajewski, Epic began as a single client asking for a small change to their website and quickly turned into a custom design house that creates high quality website solutions. Hunter, the managing partner, is both the problem solver and the face of Epic Web Studios; if there is a seemingly unattainable task before him, Hunter will find a way to do it quickly and effectively, without breaking the bank. Rajewski is the brains behind the hundreds of thousands of lines of code that have been written; he is fluent in more than ten different coding languages and also has a creative eye that adapts dramatically with each new client.
Epic was formed out of need. Hunter saw a gap in the Erie, PA marketplace for a company who was flexible, inexpensive and willing to develop completely custom solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Sure, there were web firms out there who would slap out a project for five hundred dollars; and there were also plenty of firms who will provide top to bottom solutions for fifty thousand dollars. The missing link was a company in-between; cue the birth of Epic Web Studios, LLC.
In its very early days, Epic Web Studios was just Hunter and Rajewski working from home, trying to make a living out of the dream they both shared. Then a new developer was hired & took the inefficiencies of a two-man team and gave the company the new life it so desperately needed. The new staff was able to cut development time in half by streamlining everything. In addition, our team members have taken the custom Content Management System (aptly named epicPlatform) that Rajewski developed from scratch, added more than ten different modules that allow for easy development and streamlined workflow.
Now that there was a growing team in place, Epic knew things were moving forward quickly and that's when they decided to move into an office space in downtown Erie, PA. Being centrally located on the corner of 9th & French Streets has given Epic Web Studios the added space it needed to properly structure its team atmosphere, meet with clients, and develop an environment for creative growth.
When we hear the term 'custom website solution', we want people to think of Epic Web Studios. We used to say that everything was one hundred percent custom, and we meant it at the time, until our graphic designers came on board. The design team has been instrumental in taking Epic to the next level. Every design they provide is completely different from the one before it; each time they are pushing the graphical limits of what a computer monitor can convey.
Today, Epic has a full staff consisting of three developers fluent in all open-source methodologies, a classically trained graphic designer, a photographer with an on-site studio, a content developer who can turn a one-hour conversation with a client into optimized web pages, a Search Engine Optimization expert that focuses on both organic and paid search applications, a fully-operational social media department with four people, and an internship program that fosters growth for Erie's young tech nerds. Currently, we have over two hundred clients - many of whom are nowhere near Erie. Some clients are as far away as Studio City, California and even in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We are a highly educated and very motivated team that will stop at nothing to give clients exactly what they are looking for online.
The team at Epic Web Studios will work with you to develop the premium website your business requires to maintain viability in today's difficult market. Epic will take your vision and turn it into a clickable reality.
We start together, on the same side of the table. We do not like to think of ourselves as a vendor, but rather a strategic partner to your business. After having a kickoff meeting with one of our project managers, you will begin to see the vast amount of options a new site has, and the many ways it can enhance your business.
Our feature list is broad; whether it's a custom location module using Google mapping, the ability to run an e-commerce store without hiring more staff, creating a social networking site, simple Facebook integration, high resolution imagery from our photographer or even developing a database that allows you to maintain an online inventory; you will feel comfortable knowing that there really are no limits to what Epic Web Studios can create.
After you and one of our project managers establish the features, navigation and organization of your new website, Epic will take it to the next step and create an entirely custom design for your project. Every web page will be carefully thought out; user-experience & a responsive design will be paramount to how the site flows. By way of color, imagery, and navigation, we can establish the look you want for your organization on the internet. After generating a design you are 100% happy with and proud of, we will implement epicPlatform, our powerful content management system (CMS) that is made custom to your specifications. With epicPlatform in place, you have near total control of the text and imagery on your website. With your site live on the internet, you have the capability of making easy and simple changes to your website from any computer that has internet access.
The relationship does not end after launching your website though. For many weeks after launch, we will monitor the site traffic with a fine-tooth comb (using Google Analytics & server-side stats), carefully analyzing its strengths and weaknesses and making minor changes to the text and cosmetics of the entire site. After you are confident that the website will stack up against the biggest competitors and market leaders, we will consider the site in 'Full Release' and Epic will host the website through a shared hosting environment.
We look at a website as an online extension of a business, so we expect that you will want to maintain and update the site frequently. Look at it this way, would you open a retail store, set up the displays and leave them exactly as-is for two years? No? So why would you want your online storefront to function that way? Sometimes, you do not have the time to make updates and changes on your own (even though you can make them on your own with epicPlatform), so all you have to do is pick up the phone, submit a support ticket or send us an email. Once you have asked for help, our support staff will have small changes made within one day, and at no additional cost whatsoever. Large changes to a website will be considered on an as-needed basis; but the point is that we are not here to nickel & dime your organization. We simply want what is best for your business. As a strategic partner, why would we want anything less?
This is Epic Web Studios. Welcome.