Sam Webster grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, and has slowly been making his way East ever since. His first stop was Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and a minor in Theology from Loyola University Chicago. Next he earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Technology Policy from George Washington University.
Sam discovered he loved web development in the most unlikely of places: a tax firm. The company had built a new website and had nobody to run it, so Sam volunteered. By the end of the job, Sam had taught himself 5 code languages, and become an independent web developer and information technology consultant.
Between his 6 years as an independent web developer and his 3 years of service as the Technology and Policy Support Officer at the National Center for Victims of Crime, Sam has taken the lead on a diverse collection of web projects, including: small business and corporate websites, non-profit web design, crowd-sourced fundraising platforms, ecommerce websites, and more.
Sam considers his role to be half web developer, and half “technology translator” for clients. Over the past 5 years, he has developed a simple and effective wireframing process to help clients identify the main purpose and function of their website, and develop a strategy that compels visitors to complete a desired call to action.
Above all, Sam believes that while website code is difficult, working with web designers should never be.