Website Translation Basics

April 17, 2018 Julianne Ragland

Does your organization serve populations whose native language is not English? If so, you may be thinking about translating your website to reach them better. At Saint Paul Media, we have experience building websites for communities who don't speak English natively. Here’s what we’ve learned so far: Focus on content - Read More »

Working from Home Ground Rules

December 15, 2017 Tasha Klettenberg

The number one question I'm asked by a person when they find out I work from home is "do you work in pajamas?" The other response I typically get is "I could never do that, I'd never get anything done." No I don't wear pajamas during work hours. And as - Read More »

Cutting Costs on Nonprofit Web Development

July 6, 2017 Julianne Ragland

A website redesign is a big undertaking for any nonprofit. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money along the way. Research & Strategy For most design studios, stakeholder interviews—conversations with key decision makers about their expectations, priorities and goals—are one of the very first steps in a website - Read More »

Help us Welcome Julianne!

April 20, 2017 Tasha Klettenberg

Our Saint Paul Media family grew last month with the addition of our new administrative assistant—Julianne! Similar to our founder Jonathan, Julianne is a self-taught developer who began young, creating her first website when she was just a kid. She will be assisting the team with day-to-day project management as - Read More »

Scope and Discovery Documents

Julianne Ragland

Congratulations to Restart, Inc. for winning this year's Scope and Discovery contest. Restart, Inc., a nonprofit based here in Minnesota, helps adults living with brain injury by teaching them skills so that they can lead happy, healthy lives. We're thrilled to be developing a Scoping Document with the team at - Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Use Stock Photos

March 15, 2017 Tasha Klettenberg

Ok, ok I know sometimes you don't have a choice. Your budget is tight and it was already a stretch to get your website redesign approved (even though your current website design uses Flash, is impossible to update yourself, and has flying toasters in the background). But here's the deal, genuine photos of - Read More »

Moodboards: More than Pretty Pictures and Colors

January 29, 2016 Tasha Klettenberg

Our design process is much like the websites we create - adaptive. It adapts to an individual client's needs and budget as well as the advances in browsers, mobile devices, etc. One piece of the process that has been in place since day one but continues to evolve is moodboarding. - Read More »

A New Member of the Family

December 31, 2015 Jonathan Hatch

Barely two weeks ago, my wife and I decided to add another member to our family. Her name is Rosie and she is a pug we rescued. In the rescue world, pugs are not difficult to find homes for; they're a very popular breed. So, when I say she was - Read More »

Why I’m Not Facebook Friends with Clients

October 8, 2015 Tasha Klettenberg

That awkward moment when you login, click on the friend request notification and discover it's one of your clients. Sorry, but yes, I clicked "Not Now", which we all know is Facebook's nice way of saying "Probably Not Ever." Now don't get me wrong I like you! I really do! - Read More »

The Importance of Being Earnest (About User Testing)

September 18, 2015 Jonathan Hatch

Designers miss things, from time to time, which is why we build user testing into every proposal we put in front of a potential client. Pushing a website or an application into the wild without proper user testing is like buying your teenager a new Ferrari and hoping they take - Read More »

Rebranding a Financial Company

August 14, 2015 Tasha Klettenberg

Over the years we have worked with several great financial groups from the Twin Cities area. This past year we were faced with one of our biggest design challenges from a financial company yet - a rebrand that catered primarily to a female demographic. I'll post more about this project - Read More »

Embracing the Dead Zone

August 12, 2015 Tasha Klettenberg

I was recently fortunate enough to go on a 3 1/2 week long road trip. I camped 20 of the 24 days of the trip and found myself in parts of the U.S. that (GASP) don't have cell service. No data. No internet. No Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat. No email. - Read More »

Welcome to Our New Website

March 13, 2015 Jonathan Hatch

Domo wanted to say a quick hello and welcome you to the new face of! We've worked hard to bring you a better digital experience including our full services listing and updated case studies of past projects. The other new addition to our website is this blog. We encourage our clients - Read More »