by Skip Sommer | Oct 14, 2020 | News From The Studio
Open To All
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 www.OpenToAll.com.
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by Skip Sommer | Dec 2, 2019 | News From The Studio, Shadowbend Staff
A Perfect Balance…
Equals 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!
Skip and Sandy
by Skip Sommer | Feb 5, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
Shadowbend Studios’ The Shelf Chronicles
This week’s episode – Phineas And Ferb!
As a kid, I grew up watching the likes of “Speed Racer”, “Kimba The White Lion”, “Astro Boy”, “Ultraman” and “The Banana Splits” so I have some experience with quality Saturday Morning kids faire 🙂
When my children were born I was exposed to some of the typical broadcast shows for kids and enjoyed most of them (if for no other reason than to watch my children enjoying them); Dora The Explorer, Teletubbies, Jacks Big Music Show, etc. As my children got older their tastes started to develop and lead them to some shows that ultimately would be family favorites. Phineas & Ferb is one of those shows.
Excellently written, funny and with a host of pop culture references (some of which need explaining to my children!). Phineas & Ferb is entertaining enough to warrant watching over and over again, so when (on a field trip to “Toys R Us”) I ran across this nice set of Phineas, Ferb, Doctor Doofenshmirtz (the chief “bad guy”) and Perry the Platypus (who doubles as a secret agent) I knew they would be a welcome addition to my collection of muses!
Hey…. where’s Perry!