• "We hit deadlines and came in under budget. Website visits have increased 40% since our launch in December and our conversion rates have tripled!"

    Naomi McDonald

    Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota

    Naomi McDonald
    Naomi McDonald
  • "The team at Origin Eight has exceeded my expectations throughout every phase of our project. Their talent runs deep, from design and development to project management — they have been a pleasure to work with and put me at ease knowing our site is in such capable hands."

    Sarah Bartlett


    Sarah Bartlett
    Sarah Bartlett

We Unite Tech and Marketing into a Single Force for Growth

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Unparalleled Technical Excellence

  • We provide elegant  solutions to technically-complex problems. 

  • We're experts and veterans in the Drupal and WordPress communities.

  • Projects are driven by highly-technical leadership and agile methodologies.

  • Our CEO has been a web & software developer for 20 years; we're led by a high-tech visionary.

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Marketing & Creative Leaders

  • We're designers, digital marketing strategists and user experience professionals with technical and analytical backgrounds. 

  • We think digital beauty comes from both design and implementation. We're excellent at both, and the synthesis drives results.

  • We create websites built for digital marketing and driving growth — not brochureware. We only work with clients who are serious about growth. 

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We Mesh With Your Team

  • We're incredibly responsive, helpful and proactive.

  • We're a young-hearted, fun and friendly team focused on client experience.

  • We'll jump into a Slack channel with your team, working together as one.

  • We have several local presences, and because of that we're also built to collaborate remotely.

Nice To Meet You!

  • Seth O. Viebrock

    Seth O. Viebrock

    Founder & CEO

  • Brian Michaelis CTO

    Brian Michaelis

    Chief Technical Officer

  • Laura Palmen

    Laura Palmen

    Director of Operations

  • Peter Sohal

    Peter Sohal

    Director of Interactive Marketing

  • Heather Eriole

    Heather Eriole

    Account and Project Manager

  • Justin Johnson

    Justin Johnson

    Lead Developer & Designer

  • Chin Kiong, Ng (CK)

    Chin Kiong, Ng (CK)

    Lead Architect

  • Megan McDermott

    Megan McDermott

    Designer & Developer

Why We Optimize

> Few take advantage of the full marketing and sales potential of their website.

> There is always more to do to keep boosting growth and increasing target market engagement. 

> The cycle wherein a website is redesigned every few years is broken and outdated. Continual optimization is...well, optimal.

How We Optimize

> We design and build new beautiful websites with growth in mind, future-proofing against redesigns.

> We reduce design & technical debt on existing websites.

> Boost conversion rates and improve user experience.

> Increase traffic and marketing value.

> Test incremental optimizations on a continual basis to continuously drive growth.

> Build with open-source, future-focused solutions like Drupal and WordPress.