about

Drupal-Focused Digital Studio

Coding Skills
  • Drupal 8 Theming & Twig
  • Drupal 7 Theming
  • Drupal Site Building
  • WordPress 4 Theming
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • User Interface Consulting
  • HTML
  • CSS

Michael Sarill

Drupal Front-End Engineer, Principal

I first learned about Drupal when I was building my first website. I researched all the major CMS frameworks - WordPress, Drupal, Joomla - reading all the articles I could find. Eventually, I decided on Drupal as I concluded it would be the most powerful and flexible long-term. I'm really excited to see the powerful upgrades of Drupal 8 and am completely confident recommending this framework to clients. I have attended DrupalCon in LA and attend Drupal Meetups here in the SF Bay Area.

At the same time, the more I have learned in the digital space, the more I see the importance of messaging and marketing. While the software serves as a helpful foundation, it's critically important that companies and organizations use messaging that is customer-focused and speaks to their audience in a powerful way. Once an effective message is honed, digital marketing campaigns should be comprehensive. An integrated digital marketing campaign would include an effective website, Search-Engine-Optimization, Pay-Per-Click, Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing.

Finally, it's worth adding to never forget about your core business product/service quality - keeping that as high as possible. Nothing can replace a terrific product/service that leaves customers glowing and recommending you to others :) 

I received my Bachelor's degree from Brown University. On the web skills end, I am largely self-taught - I read a number of coding books, participated in a front-end Bootcamp in NYC and subscribe to Drupalize training video series. 

 

value proposition

Great Web Design & UI

Design Matters. A client's website deserves a high-quality design and a seamless user experience to support business and conversion goals. Visitors should be driven through the conversion funnel through a topnotch user experience that is user-friendly and intuitive.

Expertise in Navigating Drupal

Drupal 8.0.0 was released November 19, 2015 as the latest version of the world's leading open-source content-management-framework. I help clients navigate Drupal through selecting the right modules, theming with Twig, creating content types and using Drupal coding best practices.

SEO Foundation

I build websites with a strong foundation in SEO. Each new website comes with proper title tags, keyword-friendly URLs, a sitemap, Google Analytics installed and Google Webmaster Tools setup. Your organization's SEO campaign will be ready to hit the ground running with your website having a proper foundation in on-site technical best practices.

Fixed Fee Pricing

I offer clients transparent, fixed fee pricing. Projects receive fixed fee prices based on scope-of-work and deliverables. I walk clients through my price sheets which have set deliverables and fixed fees. For clients who require a custom estimate, a custom fixed fee will be prepared. Avoid the hassle of haggling over budgets and negotiating hourly rates.