We design and develop websites, brands, print marketing materials, user experiences, and big ideas.
With two decades of experience in higher education, there aren’t many challenges we haven’t faced before.
We build tools that are easy and fun for the people who use them most: the staff, faculty, and students who make your school a great place to learn.
Here are some of the colleges and universities we’ve worked with on redesigns, and CMS or calendar implementations:
- Adams State University
- Adelphi University
- Alma College
- Angelo State University
- Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
- Beloit College
- Bemidji State
- Bowdoin College
- Brown University
- Bucknell University
- Carondelet High School
- Carthage College
- Century College
- College of the Atlantic
- D’Youville College
- Eastern Florida State College
- Emory & Henry College
- Florida Institute of Technology
- Franklin University Switzerland
- Georgetown University Alumni
- Henderson State University
- Indiana University
- Laboure College
- Lake Forest College
- Lewis & Clark College
- Louisiana Tech University
- Marian University
- Marlboro College
- Menlo School
- Merrimack College
- Marymount Manhattan College
- Morehead State University
- Mt. San Antonio College
- Northeastern University Giving
- New York University
- NYU Abu Dhabi
- NYU Shanghai
- Oakland University
- Our Lady of Lourdes School
- Occidental College
- Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Health System
- Purchase College (SUNY)
- Radford University
- Randolph College
- Rice University
- Roosevelt University
- Rutgers Law School
- Santa Clara University
- San Francisco School
- Seton Hall University
- Simon Fraser University
- Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
- Southern Connecticut State University
- Southwestern University
- Syracuse Architecture
- Texas A&M University
- Tarleton State University
- Temple College
- Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Trinity College
- University of Akron
- University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
- University of Calgary
- University of Victoria
- University of Florida
- University of Houston
- University of Louisiana, Lafayette
- University of Louisiana, Monroe
- University of Melbourne
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Pennsylvania Law School
- University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
- University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
- Ursinus College
- Vanderbilt University
- Virginia Military Institute
- Washington College
- West Hills Community College
- Western Oregon University
- York University, Schulich School of Business
We’re a small, dedicated team of creative problem solvers working from home offices in Oregon, California, New York, and Michigan.
Isaac McGowanSenior Developer
Isaac writes front-end code for the LiveWhale CMS, assists with other CMS implementations, and backs up our UI development team. He has developed and managed web applications since 1999, working on corporate teams as well as individually. Isaac lives in San Rafael with his wife and sons; his non-code interests include surfing, capoeira, and burritos.
Alex RomanovichTechnical Director
Alex has been indispensable to White Whale since its inception, becoming a permanent full-time employee in 2004 and taking the lead in the development of LiveWhale, our content management system. He is a graduate of NYU’s film and psychology programs, an active writer and photographer, and a student of metaphysics.
Katie CompoProject Manager
A compulsive list maker and professional organizer, it’s Katie’s job to shepherd projects from start to finish. She makes sure everything is on track and everyone is happy. In her free time, you can find Katie with a camera around her neck, enjoying the outdoors or renovating her 100-year-old house. She lives in the small town of Alma, Michigan with her husband and dog.
Karl HinzeDirector of Support
Karl is all about bringing people together to make beautiful things. Besides being a designer and programmer in his own right, Karl also has extensive experience in higher ed as a student, faculty, and staff member. Outside of White Whale, Karl is a musical theatre composer, where he continues to feed his love of collaboration, art, and storytelling.
Naomi RoyallSenior Frontend Developer
Naomi enjoys collaborating closely with designers to create elegant, versatile websites. At White Whale, she leads the buildout of our site designs and works to move LiveWhale’s feature set forward. Naomi is British – she moved to Berkeley to study Astrophysics and stayed in California. Outside of coding, she enjoys running, climbing and mountain camping trips.
A pathological multitasker, Jason is involved in every aspect of the website development process – from collaborating with our senior designer on design work to overseeing the care and feeding of the LiveWhale CMS. Jason first began exploring interactive design in 1997 as a complement to his graduate study in linguistics at the University of Chicago (where he holds a master’s degree).
Ismail YoungbloodMarketing Manager
Ismail is an experienced and meticulous organizer of information. In addition to managing White Whale’s virtual office, he also serves as the primary liaison with prospective LiveWhale Calendar customers. Ismail lives in Oakland with his wife and young daughter, whose entry into daycare made it possible for him to join our team.
Tonya Langford MoyleVice President
On top of managing White Whale’s business affairs, Tonya works with clients on top-level branding and communications strategy – helping them get past organizational roadblocks and find ways to present web content to make sense to their multiple audiences. Raised in small-town Wisconsin, she headed east to attend Wellesley and then Brown, and then west to Portland, OR where she juggles work, kids, chickens, and a side-gig making napkins for her sister’s restaurant.
Sacha WebleySenior Designer
As the lead designer for White Whale, Sacha works with clients to shape beautiful and usable experiences for the web. Born and raised in Oregon, Sacha left the state to study at Stanford University, where he received a BA in Art and Art History. A father of three small children, he now lives on a farm outside of Portland with his family, chickens, cat, books and oil painting studio.
White Whale managed what could be considered a complete cultural transformation of our communications in a gentle, collaborative, and dynamic way that left all of us saying to ourselves – How can we find a way to continue to work with these smart, thoughtful, empathetic and highly creative people?Darron Collins | President, College of the Atlantic
As a new institution to LiveWhale, the CMS is great, but what has been more valuable to us so far was the work of the White Whale staff: understanding who we are, building out a site which communicates that, and guiding us to use our new website to the fullest.Nick Mischler | Web Developer, Beloit College
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