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Chase Burandt

Chase Peta is a lead developer at Blend Interactive, and serves as senior developer on our Umbraco projects. He is a certified Umbraco developer with a background in both .NET and PHP development.

Joe Kepley

Joe Kepley is Chief Technical Officer and a founding partner at Blend Interactive, where he is responsible for streamlining Blend’s processes and directing the production process.

Corey Vilhauer

Corey Vilhauer, Director of Strategy at Blend Interactive, is a content strategist, information architect, and secret professional wrestling historian. He is co-author of The Web Project Guide.

Bob Davidson

Bob is Director of Development, and is responsible for leading front- and back-end development for all Blend projects, as well as developing improvements to better streamline and standardize Blend’s development process.

Jill Whitley

Jill Whitley is Blend Interactive's finance manager.

Sam Otis

Sam Otis is Lead UI Developer / Designer at Blend Interactive, where he leads all design efforts for client and internal projects.

John Pavek

John Pavek is a .NET Developer at Blend Interactive, where he provides wonderful code for our Optimizely projects.

Episode 1: Know the Scope of the Project (w/ Bill DeRouchey) Off-site link

Corey and Deane discuss the opening beats of a project. Then, we chat with Bill DeRouchey, former lead product designer for Zendesk, to discuss his history with vetting and researching a new project during the opening salvo, territorialism, and Mike Watt.

November 22, 2021 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

Chapter 7: Know Your Content Off-site link

One of the challenges in rebuilding any website is figuring out what to do with the existing content. But before you can make any decisions, you simply need to know what it all is. And once it’s unearthed and exposed, then you need to decide what information is relevant and worth recording, determine a method to store this information, and decide how (or if ) you want to keep it updated over time.

August 15, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 1: Know the Scope of the Project Off-site link

So, we need a new website? The easy question is, “Now what?” The harder question is, “How did we get here?” Gain buy-in on the reasons behind a new project, define the problem in a way that gains traction, and avoid some early red flags along the way.

May 15, 2019 | The Web Project Guide