Open To All – Shadowbend Studios Is #OpenToAll

Open To All – Shadowbend Studios Is #OpenToAll

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Thank you all for being such wonderful clients, customers, supporters and friends of Shadowbend Studios. During these recent tough times, we value your support more than ever, and we want to let you know that we support and welcome you—no matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, what you believe in or where you are from.

Joining Open to All® means we are making an explicit commitment to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for people—including employees, visitors, customers, vendors, and clients—regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability. Not only that, we’ve signed the Open To All pledge not to discriminate against any individuals or deny them goods or services based on any of these characteristics, and to provide all goods and services to everyone on the same terms.

We joined the Open to All® coalition of hundreds of thousands of businesses nationwide because we believe we all have something to contribute. We believe we can all learn from one another. We believe that when we work together, when we value our employees, when we care for our customers and one another, we all thrive.

The Open to All® campaign is also supported by more than 200 national and state civil rights and racial justice organizations; LGBTQ organizations and community centers; health and healthcare advocates, disability advocates, and inclusive faith organizations; and more.

Of course, we know that this is just a step on the long road towards achieving full equality for all. Shadowbend Studios is in this for the long haul, that’s why we’re committing to listening, learning, and continuing to find ways to better serve you.

If you’d like to learn more about this campaign, visit

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Shadowbend Studios wants to remind everyone to take a deep breath! When we pull together we can accomplish amazing things!

Moving Forward

Always looking at ways to help our clients, help them moving forward, we are currently offering 50% off our Professional Business Strategy Consultation*  until April 15th.

Let us help you evaluate your marketing strategies based on ‘Shelter in Place’ scenarios and develop new strategies to guide you through business service options that you may not have thought about.

If you are worried about reduced traffic, loss of clients or closings with ‘Shelter in Place’ orders throughout the Bay Area counties and the country, you are not alone!

People are panicked about lost business and lost wages during this very stressful time.

Before you close your doors or shutter your windows let Shadowbend Studios help you with options for:

1. Evaluating your marketing strategies based on ‘Shelter in Place’ scenarios.
2. Developing strategies for moving forward.
3. Learn about engagement and resiliency during crisis.
4. The importance of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and website upgrades.
5. Service options for businesses of all kinds.

Our consultation is tailored for your particular business and will help you to develop resiliency and customer engagement through new ad campaigns, social media strategies and the importance of website upgrades and search engine optimization. Moving forward, we do amazing things together!

We will all get through this together.

Whoever you are and wherever you are, Sandy and I just want to wish for your safety and your contentment and peace. This is a very frightening time for all of us but, we take a certain amount of comfort in the fact that we are all in this together. We are blessed to be able to work from home, so please rest assured that we are here to help you in any way we can during this time of uncertainty.

Moving forward, we gently remind you to remain grateful for what you have and to hold those you care about closely (metaphorically speaking, of course).

Take care,
Skip & Sandy

* We are offering 50% off our one (1) hour Professional Business Strategy Consultation (normally $75) through April 15th.

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Shadowbend Studios Is Feeling Festive!

Shadowbend Studios Is Feeling Festive!

Hello there friends of Shadowbend Studios!  It’s a cozy winter weekday afternoon here at the studio, so while I’m sipping my peppermint coffee I thought I’d show you some photos of our decorations!  The winter holidays are our favorites here at Shadowbend and we tend to go all out!

Do you decorate your business?  And if so, show us some photos in the comments section!

Happy Holidays!
Skip & Sandy

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Welcome Sandy Stafford To Shadowbend Studios!

Welcome Sandy Stafford To Shadowbend Studios!

A Perfect Balance…

Sandy Stafford Skip Sommer Shadowbend StudiosEquals in most things, Sandy and I collaborate on all of the projects we develop here at Shadowbend Studios. We share a perfect balance of strengths to form a great partnership for creating and problem solving.

My primary skill set lies in layout, architecture and coding (backend) and Sandy’s in visual and graphic design (frontend). We can (and usually do!) attack the same problem from opposite ends and come up with great solutions for any client issue.

Having worked in Office Management for years before going back to school for an Arts degree, Sandy is able to take over the day-to-day administrative office duties for Shadowbend Studios. Our clients will be seeing and hearing more and more of her in person and on the phone!  Ensuring daily office responsibilities are up to date will make it easier for me to concentrate on building new websites and serving all my clients needs.

A perfect balance!

Sandy studied Graphic Design, Art History and Dance in college. She also spent several years as President of the Board for the West Africa Cultural Arts Institute in Eugene Oregon.

Sandy has spent most of her life expressing herself through dance, creating custom jewelry (which can be seen on her awesome new site, Dancing Goddess Designs!), handmade artist books and more recently not-so-fine art.  She also loves refinishing furniture too.  Sandy is a true Renaissance Woman!

In her younger days, she worked as a sailmaker and proudly sailed across the Pacific Ocean with two crew mates during Hurricane Iniki and lived to tell about it.

Sandy and I are looking forward to celebrating the upcoming 15 year business anniversary of Shadowbend Studios and taking our company in to 2020 stronger and more creative than ever!

Contact Shadowbend Studios today and let’s discuss the ways we can help bring your business to the World Wide Web!

Take care,
Skip and Sandy