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Bowtie is a Denver-based full service design and development agency with over 10 years of experience delivering world class web applications, e-commerce sites, and mobile apps. Our agency capabilities include software development, website design, mobile app design and development, technology solutions and consulting.


Just Getting Started?

Our team will take you from MVP to IPO. We‘ve been there, and we know what it takes to get you moving faster.

Need an Ecommerce Overhaul?

We help you craft a fresh new digital experience, building off the brand you’ve created and optimized to save you time.

Simple Website Updates?

Let us be your website mechanic. We'll maintain, monitor, and support your site like a member of your own team.

Team Moving Too Slow?

Let us audit your tech stack. Or we can evaluate and augment your staff, or build something new and upskill them on it.

 

Our Team

Our team has big agency experience and small startup agility, creating high quality work at twice the speed of the “big guys.”

Chad Person

CEO and Creative Director of Bowtie, leading the team in producing outstanding products and experiences. He has a decade of professional experience in UX, design, product development, marketing, and visual communication; having deployed applications, interactive exhibits, and web sites serving tens of millions of users. When he's not in front of a computer you can find him riding his bike, snowboarding, roasting coffee, and spending time with his family.

Fave food: Smoked pork belly, or distilled rye.

Fave Music: Jazz or classic rock.

Charlie McClung

CTO and chief problem solver, with a vast experience in many languages and technologies. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from CU Boulder and has been a software engineer for over 6 years. Charlie's passion for web development has taken him on a wild ride through many languages and technologies, including work for brands like AutoDesk, IMM, and CFS. Today, he spends most of his time coordinating DevOps and processes to facilitate projects of all kinds. When Charlie isn’t working, he can be found playing music and video games.

Fave food: Pasta.

Fave Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Brennan Heisler

Brennan is our go-to for front end and full-stack challenges, with experience in Rails, React, Angular, JavaScript, CSS and WordPress. Before Bowtie, he spent 5 years in overseas volunteer work and 4 in the healthcare field, performing freelance development work along the way. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Brennan with his wife at Coors Field, enjoying a hike, or dreaming up the next international adventure.

Fave food: Tacos al pastor and barbecue brisket sandwiches.

Fave Music: Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and 80’s pop rock.

Nick Arrasate

Nick is our e-commerce guru with experience in Jekyll/Liquid, Node, Javascript/Jquery, as well as various design and productivity tools. He’s inspired by clean design and user experiences. With a degree in Jazz Composition, it’s no wonder he has a passion for playing and enjoying music. Nick is also an amateur carpenter and likes board games, movies, books and cooking.

Fave food: Dungeness crab pizza made at a local Italian restaurant called Nostrana.

Fave Music: Current favorites are mewithoutyou, Mogwai, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Yo La Tengo, Fleet Foxes and Mount Kimbie.

Brandon Cabael

Brandon is our resident ninja, tackling back end problems with ease and accuracy. If he doesn’t know something, he figures it out. Brandon has experience working in Ruby On Rails, React, Docker, Amazon Web Services, C#, and .net. When he isn’t working, he’s making music and playing video games.

Fave food: It’s a tie between Mongolian BBQ and Korean BBQ.

Fave Music: Anything but death metal.

Chelsea Johnston

Chelsea is our UX designer and Colorado native. Her naturally curious and empathic behavior makes her well-suited for creating designs that resonate with people. Having just returned from an abroad photography gig in Switzerland, you can find Chelsea teaching UX design at General Assembly in her spare time. She is obsessed with the psychology of color, the use of typography, and Jurassic Park (the first one). Outside of work, Chelsea is a passionate plant mom who loves to hike and pet other people's dogs.

Fave food: Street Tacos

Fave Music: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Modest Mouse, Dope Lemon, FKJ

Chad Person

CEO and Creative Director of Bowtie, leading the team in producing outstanding products and experiences. He has a decade of professional experience in UX, design, product development, marketing, and visual communication; having deployed applications, interactive exhibits, and web sites serving tens of millions of users. When he's not in front of a computer you can find him riding his bike, snowboarding, roasting coffee, and spending time with his family.

Fave food: Smoked pork belly, or distilled rye.

Fave Music: Jazz or classic rock.

Charlie McClung

CTO and chief problem solver, with a vast experience in many languages and technologies. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from CU Boulder and has been a software engineer for over 6 years. Charlie's passion for web development has taken him on a wild ride through many languages and technologies, including work for brands like AutoDesk, IMM, and CFS. Today, he spends most of his time coordinating DevOps and processes to facilitate projects of all kinds. When Charlie isn’t working, he can be found playing music and video games.

Fave food: Pasta.

Fave Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Brennan Heisler

Brennan is our go-to for front end and full-stack challenges, with experience in Rails, React, Angular, JavaScript, CSS and WordPress. Before Bowtie, he spent 5 years in overseas volunteer work and 4 in the healthcare field, performing freelance development work along the way. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Brennan with his wife at Coors Field, enjoying a hike, or dreaming up the next international adventure.

Fave food: Tacos al pastor and barbecue brisket sandwiches.

Fave Music: Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and 80’s pop rock.

Nick Arrasate

Nick is our e-commerce guru with experience in Jekyll/Liquid, Node, Javascript/Jquery, as well as various design and productivity tools. He’s inspired by clean design and user experiences. With a degree in Jazz Composition, it’s no wonder he has a passion for playing and enjoying music. Nick is also an amateur carpenter and likes board games, movies, books and cooking.

Fave food: Dungeness crab pizza made at a local Italian restaurant called Nostrana.

Fave Music: Current favorites are mewithoutyou, Mogwai, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Yo La Tengo, Fleet Foxes and Mount Kimbie.

Brandon Cabael

Brandon is our resident ninja, tackling back end problems with ease and accuracy. If he doesn’t know something, he figures it out. Brandon has experience working in Ruby On Rails, React, Docker, Amazon Web Services, C#, and .net. When he isn’t working, he’s making music and playing video games.

Fave food: It’s a tie between Mongolian BBQ and Korean BBQ.

Fave Music: Anything but death metal.

Chelsea Johnston

Chelsea is our UX designer and Colorado native. Her naturally curious and empathic behavior makes her well-suited for creating designs that resonate with people. Having just returned from an abroad photography gig in Switzerland, you can find Chelsea teaching UX design at General Assembly in her spare time. She is obsessed with the psychology of color, the use of typography, and Jurassic Park (the first one). Outside of work, Chelsea is a passionate plant mom who loves to hike and pet other people's dogs.

Fave food: Street Tacos

Fave Music: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Modest Mouse, Dope Lemon, FKJ

Let's Work Together

Bowtie builds world class web applications, e-commerce sites, and web products. We work with a limited number of clients per year to provide unparalelled attention and satisfaction. If you want to experience software development as it should be, contact us.

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