About Gliffen Designs

Gliffen Designs was founded in 2006 to fill the void for affordable website development and hosting. Gliffen Designs is now host to over 200 different websites spanning in functionality from western wear e-commerce to artist portals to non-profit organization sites. In addition to website development and hosting, Gliffen Designs can fill almost any marketing need. Publication advertisements, video commercials, interactive training guides and promotional products are just a few of the additional services we have to offer you. For more information about what we are capable of, please visit the Services section of our site. Even with the large number of services we offer, Gliffen Designs is still a small company, allowing us to give our clients a personal touch and a new outlook. Our projects span different target markets, utilizing a variety of styles and mediums to get your message across. In addition to helping existing companies grow, we also help new companies develop their own identity that appeals to their target audience and sets them apart from the competition. We can offer you unique marketing ideas and strategies to help get your name out there.

 

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Aj (Andrew) Best – Gliffen Designs Owner

A native of Chicago, IL Aj Best has lived in various locations around the world. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BFA emphasis in Digital Art and computer graphics programming in 2004. Aj then moved to Jackson Hole, WY in 2005. He worked as a web site and graphic designer for {e} house studios and Wyoming West Designs since 2000 before opening Gliffen Designs in 2006 and converted to running the company full time in 2009. With over 16 years of website and graphics design experience, Aj is committed to developing effective designs and user interfaces to fill the needs of Gliffen Designs clients. He spend a good deal of his time investigating, reading and employing the most current trends, strategies and standards in both graphics and web design. Aj is the father of #2 and spends his off time with his kids; camping, boating, riding his motorcycle and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle that Jackson Hole provides.

 

Heather DeVine – Senior Designer

Heather DeVine hails from Richmond, Virginia where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University concentrated in Animation and Media Studies. After college she pursued a career at a local ABC television station, where she held positions as a motion graphic artist, web designer and an art director. Shortly after, she joined her alma mater at VCU Office of Research as their web developer. Heather founded People Spread Love, a social movement where her and the community fulfill love requests from those in need of a little extra love. She loves being involved in her community, art, music, sketching, skiing and bike rides. Heather moved to Jackson, WY for new adventures and the opportunity to expand her creative mind in wide open spaces. She’s passionate about working with local businesses and non-profit organizations – helping them succeed. What she does involves assessing what our client’s needs are and what she can do to help them achieve the best possible results through branding, social media marketing, search engine marketing, various printed goods, strategic planning and consulting. She joined the Gliffen team in April 2011.

 

Mike Cavaroc-Web Designer/Graphic Designer

Mike was born in raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where all of his free time went to video games. In 2004, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in East Texas with an MFA where he had also been self-teaching himself Photoshop, HTML, and CSS. He subsequently moved to Phoenix, Arizona where video games took a back seat as his interest in hiking and the outdoors began steadily growing, all the while expanding his web design knowledge for the purpose of creating a portfolio website for another growing interest in nature photography. A few years later, he moved to Jackson Hole to grow his nature photography portfolio and to explore the endless hiking opportunities, continuing to nurture his web design knowledge both for freelance projects and personal projects before being hired by Gliffen 9.5 years after moving up.

 

 

 

 

 

Mel Best – Content Writing and Marketing

Mel Best, a Chicago-born Jackson Hole native, works with Gliffen Designs a couple of days a week supporting the business with blogging, content writing and marketing. She also manages the Hole Coupon Book. Like her brother, AJ, she grew up overseas and has spent a good chunk of her life traveling. She recently returned from working overseas in Austria and left her full time career as a elementary school counselor to pursue more creative endeavors.

 

 

Note: Before walking into our office,  please remember that we have dogs. We love our dogs, as crazy as they may be.. so they come first. Okay, just kidding, our customers come first here at the office but let’s be honest you are a second the moment we are off the clock.

Hoover – Security Guard

Hoover (dog) - Security Guard at Gliffen Designs You can only guess where Hoover got his name. He is a trusty canine, vacuum cleaner, guard dog, and a beloved family member of the Best family. He hangs out at the office on occasion with every intention to play fetch and look out of the office doors to growl at anyone and anything walking past, giving us a bit of a jolt.

 

 

Sadie – Security Guard 2

SadieSadie is the newest addition to the DeVine family. She’s a real snuggle monster, still learning the ways of the world.  She enjoys naps, squeaky toys, skiing but hides under Heather’s desk for protection. We’ve realized she loves to bark (to greet and sometimes to protect Heather) at/from clients.. so sometimes she stays at home for the good of our sanity and the sanity of our beloved clients.