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:
- 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.