We believe that web design is not magic and are committed to a transparent, collaborative process.
We offer free consultations - in person or over the phone. This consultation helps us learn about your project. During this meeting we assess your functional requirements and gain an understanding of the aesthetics that appeal to you.
After the consultation, we prepare a detailed bid, so you know what the project includes, what the cost will be, and how long it will take to complete. We are famous for coming in at (and sometimes under!) our original bid.
We are able to offer such a high ROI, because we build sites using tested and proven open source software, ensuring security and stability and eliminating the need to start from scratch on every project.
Oh Busy Weaver, LLC (OBW) was founded in the fall of 2007 by Chris Chiacchierini with three goals: to balance his family budget and to pull the curtain back on web design, providing high ROI to his clients and to give back 1% of all revenue to charitable causes. OBW has met all three.
Chris Chiacchierini, Founder, Partner
Chris used to excel at golf, enjoy math, question authority, refrain from eating red meat and write novels. These days he designs websites, reads non fiction, smokes pork butts, runs without being chased, misses his dad, makes his wife laugh and watches his children with awe. He still enjoys math.
Mason Bondi, Partner, Lead Designer
We are often asked how we chose our name. Oh Busy Weaver derives its name from the only novel to ever perfectly balance all 5 modes of fiction, Moby Dick. Here's the passage...
It was a wondrous sight. The wood was green as mosses of the Icy Glen; the trees stood high and haughty, feeling their living sap; the industrious earth beneath was as a weaver's loom, with a gorgeous carpet on it, whereof the ground-vine tendrils formed the warp and woof, and the living flowers the figures. All the trees, with all their laden branches; all the shrubs, and ferns, and grasses; the message-carrying air; all these unceasingly were active. Through the lacings of the leaves, the great sun seemed a flying shuttle weaving the unwearied verdure. Oh, busy weaver! unseen weaver!--pause!--one word!--whither flows the fabric? what palace may it deck? wherefore all these ceaseless toilings? Speak, weaver!--stay thy hand!--but one single word with thee! Nay--the shuttle flies--the figures float from forth the loom; the freshet-rushing carpet for ever slides away. The weaver-god, he weaves; and by that weaving is he deafened, that he hears no mortal voice; and by that humming, we, too, who look on the loom are deafened; and only when we escape it shall we hear the thousand voices that speak through it. For even so it is in all material factories. The spoken words that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements. Thereby have villainies been detected. Ah, mortal! then, be heedful; for so, in all this din of the great world's loom, thy subtlest thinkings may be overheard afar.
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
By charter, 1% of Oh Busy Weaver's design revenues are donated to non profit organizations. To date, Oh Busy Weaver has supported the following non profits:
Oh Busy Weaver regularly donates time and skills to worthy causes. The following projects were beneficiaries of our time and energy: