Piet van Zoen
Piet van Zoen develops Daylight designs into high-functioning websites using a combination of programming experience and years of work with Legos. We think the Legos are why he excels at creating clear site structure and elegant code. Originally from England, Piet now calls Portland home, after visiting two years ago and meeting the woman who became his wife. He drinks tea, not coffee, and knows how to make a perfect boiled egg. When he’s not working, he enjoys Portland’s music scene and plays bass and drums.
Following five years in New York, Anna Gillespie returned to her hometown of Portland and joined the Daylight team as project manager. In her role at Daylight, Anna leverages her experience in project management, client services and marketing, providing excellent communication, support, and planning for every project that Daylight takes on. Outside of the office, Anna can be found hiking a mountain, at the dog park with her pup Samson or exploring Portland's music scene. She may or may not be planning a coup to gain the title of "resident office DJ".
Jonathan Lee designs and develops Daylight sites with a craftsman’s touch and an artist’s eye. He specializes in bringing new custom functionality to client projects using FUEL CMS. Before bringing his talents to Daylight, Jonathan spent more than 10 years developing for clients such as Intel, Oregon Children’s Theater, the City of Los Angeles and ReachLocal. When he’s not working, he explores Portland’s incredible food cart scene by bicycle and loves being with his family.
David McReynolds leads Daylight’s application development services. He’s been working in Web application development and design for more than 13 years. David is also the creator and main developer behind our open source content management platform, FUEL CMS. When he’s not working, he plays basketball and pretends to golf. He lives in Portland with his wife, two little girls and a dog named Avery.
Since founding Daylight in 2002, Shawn Mann has led the studio’s design practice, client services, and creative strategy. He works to make sure that the brands and people who work with Daylight get what they want, understand what they need, and are happy with the results. In addition to the work, Shawn enjoys asserting his creative leadership as resident office DJ, playing guitar and casually dropping movie quotes into everyday conversations. He lives in Portland with his wife, three sons, four chickens and a black lab named Cash (as in the "Man in Black").
From design to user experience to coding, each player on the Daylight team brings a different specialty, and each of us is responsible for all aspects of those areas. This ensures every Daylight project is managed and produced with consistent quality from concept to launch.
Your Web site has to tell a story, or it's not worth building. Design is only part of the story. How you craft your message and excite your customers and stakeholders is what we call content strategy. From information design, to content planning, to copywriting and editorial services, to content management and delivery systems, we make sure your content is fresh, compelling and updated in a timely way.
Before the computers are powered up, the Daylight creative process starts with pen, paper, and whiteboard. Information architecture, user experience design and interaction design converge on the Daylight drawing board. This is how we deliver a site that delights customers while it drives business.
Every project requires careful planning and perfect code so pages can load quickly and customers can complete their orders. But we take care of the rest for you as well. We do all the development, coding, testing, domain management, hosting, backup and maintenance, so that you don't have to think about whether your Web is working.
More of your potential customers are looking you up today on smartphones and tablets than ever before. So while we make your site beautiful on the computer screen, we also make sure it's as easy and pleasant to use on phones and tablets as well. Daylight helps your brand make the right impression on every screen.
Time move beyond the web to something more? There's an app for that. Daylight provides web app and native app design and development for the most popular mobile platforms. Put your brand in your customer's pocket, online and offline.
Daylight's experience with global brands and online retailers has given us opportunity to create custom shopping carts, virtual tours, color pickers, interactive menus, shoe builders and lots more for the Web. Because every client is unique, we use this experience to develop a fresh solution for each new project that's perfectly tailored to your needs.