About Us

Meet the team, get to know our process, etc!

Hi, I’m Justin, the “Chief Nerd” at Nerd Fire Studio.  I’ve been designing websites for over 20 years.

Originally, I went to college to learn web design. I finished college like most students hoping to land that dream job. That never happened, so I gave up on my dream of being a web developer. During those past 20 years, I have built many websites for myself, friends, and various ministries that I’m actively involved in.

I am also a professional magician, I’ve been doing that since I was 6 years old. I absolutlely love the look of astonishment on peoples faces when they can’t explain with words what I just did.

I’ve had to learn modern web strategies, keep up to date with the latest trends, and study best marketing practices. I’ve used these successfully to run my entertainment business and most of these skills transfer to just about any type of business or ministry.

Recenlty, during the 2020 pandemic, the lockdowns killed live entertainment. I had to find another source for supporting my family. I went back to my other passion, building websites.

I’m confident I can design a site that will attact your customers/followers and convert them to qualified leads, then into paying customers.

Our Design Process

Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming. To better help you understand what to expect during the design and development, here’s our process in 3 steps:

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1) Layout and Design

A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then I’ll design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.

2) Build & Develop

Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll move forward with the designing all site pages and implementing all functionality and plugins. We’ll make sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step.

3) Edits & Revisions

Once the site is ready for final review, you’ll be able to review each page and we can make detailed edits until the site is ready for launch. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.

Ready to Get Started on a Project? Or Have Some Questions?

Oh No!

A few months ago, I was messing with things on one of our websites when I got a glorious error message:

"Remote Gateway 502 on the D-server minus 000111110000 coding malfunction on the yadeeyadeeyada server of death...."

The page wouldn't load. I tried to refresh.  Still nothing. The internet was working just fine so I was scratching my head, trying to figure out what on earth the problem was. Our site assistant wrote me:  "Something's up with the site.  It's like the site's just GONE, annihilated, destroyed, wiped out, exterminated... or something." My pastor called and confirmed the worst.  The server we had had both of our websites on -- one with hundreds of hours of content -- had spontaneously gone dark.

The hosting company had simply quit the business.

Yeah. I posted a "Woe is us" message on Facebook so my friends could weep and wail with us (and send chocolate). Justin saw my post and immediately offered to help. And let me just tell you... When I thought we were toast and going to have to start from scratch with our sites,

Justin took over and recovered almost EVERYTHING.

He knew where these magical internet archives were online with little fairies that flutter around every night saving everything you ever put on your sites... and how to get content from the magical internet archives back on our sites where we all can appreciate that content a bit more.

Sometimes I'd be up at 1:00 a.m. seeing that he had just sent an email -- asking which pics I liked or how I wanted this or that. Yes, he was up working that late -- fixing all our problems. Making all our dreams come true.

The guy is a WORK HORSE.

He gets the job done, and he stays on task until it's done right. Not only did he recover both of our sites, but he's established a good backup program so we never. have. this. happen. again. #Genius

You should hire him.

and you should send chocolate. And probably like a Christmas bonus too. 'Nuff said.

-Christina Haarhoff