Allow me to introduce myself…

Harold, official office dog.

Harold, official office dog.

Good day. I’m Dan Fellini, and I started Hatchet Creative in 2014 as a way to nimbly and personally address the needs and problems small- to medium-sized organizations and businesses face in the digital space.

I’ve been at this for 15+ years now, in one form or another. (Technically, I started in 1986, running a computer bulletin board system off a Commodore 64 and two floppy drives. But that’s another blog post…)

Since 2000 I’ve gained a ton of experience designing, building and maintaining web apps, developing content strategy and managing digital projects.

Before starting Hatchet, I spent six years at Public Interactive (now NPR Digital), as a network administrator, producer and webapp developer. I then spent seven years at One Economy Corp, a multi-national non-profit addressing the needs of low-income people with technology. Here, I built countless WordPress sites as well as WordPress/Drupal hybrids, while also producing content. I served as Vice President of Media at One Economy until 2013.

Most recently, pre-Hatchet, I spent about a year as managing producer at a Portland-based digital agency called Hot Pepper Studios.

At Hatchet, my focus is on building scalable, cost-effective and user-friendly WordPress-based sites. WordPress is a perfect platform for small- to medium-sized projects because of its flexibility on the back-end, and its ease-of-use for the customer.

As an independent consultant before Hatchet, I’ve worked with organizations like Car Talk, to build out a system for users to discuss specific makes/models of cars, and the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston, as a documentary film editor.

I’ve been working with WordPress since 2005. I specialize in responsive front-end development (the look, feel and user experience across all platforms), integrating plug-ins for additional features, developing specialized themes and installs for specific customer needs, and deployment to hosting services. My specific technical skills include:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • CSS
  • Responsive web design (RWD)
  • Systems administration
  • Site design
  • Bootstrap and other frameworks that speed up development

See the Services section for a complete list of Hatchet’s capabilities.