Ryan’s soon-to-be-launched company Brave Rhino will also handle web design and development for businesses, with a slightly different business model.
While some web designers specialize in certain aspects of the web design process, Ryan covers them all:
Don’t speak “nerd”? We’ll sum it up – Ryan Velting creates beautiful, fully managed, functional websites, and is extremely passionate about what he does.
He’s a front-end developer who takes a minimalist approach where less is more. Ryan’s also a back-end developer, carefully crafting the code to be as “clean” and “lean” as possible, getting rid of any extra or unwanted code, while optimizing the site and structuring the server to run fast, secure and stable.
And don’t even get him started on WordPress.. Ryan has web developed with WordPress for a very long time, and knows its strengths and weaknesses. Having used many other CMS’s such as Drupal, Joomla and Ruby on Rails, Ryan recommends and uses WordPress 90% of the time.
Most of Ryan’s work is done through his web design company Rugged Moose. After decades of freelance web designing, Ryan finally went full-time with it, formally launching Rugged Moose in 2009. Specializing in startup and small business web development and graphic design, Rugged Moose has offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Rockford, Michigan.