Creative and Strategy Services for Progressive Organizations

Welcome to Vernal.

Vernal is about crafting beautiful web sites and campaigns that help make our world a better place. Our design philosophy is that web-based projects should be accessible, simple, and above all, elegant.

For the time being we are a cobbler with worn out shoes. We’ll work on fleshing out our own site when the time comes. In the meantime you should check out our work. It speaks for itself. If you like what we do get in touch to see how we can change the world together.


Some Past Projects:

We Are America

A WordPress 3.0 site featuring user-submitted video testimonies of everyday immigrants. Give it a try. You can even record one with your webcam directly in your browser.


Just launched as a cross-promotion with Free Range Graphics, this flash/wordpress mashup provides inspiration and plenty of cool technology.

Square Deal Farm

Good syrup from some great folks. This is another simple one-page WordPress site.. modeled after the previous for Cleary Family Farm.

Cleary Family Farm

Ah, finally something close to home. So close, in fact, I can see it from my window! This was a quick exercise in using WordPress as a CMS for a one-pager website. It worked wonderfully.

Population Justice Project

Another collaboration with Free Range Studios. The heavy lifting is done by WordPress. I really love it as a CMS.

Earthfire Institute

Another large WordPress managed site featuring plenty of fanciness. As and organization Earthfire is doing very interesting work in offering profound interactions between people and wild animals.

No Impact Project

A beautiful and truly fun project done in tandem with Free Range Studios. WordPress, of course. The site features geographic event management (by the amazing Dylan Kuhn), inline ajax-based content management, and user-contributed content.

Freedom to Roam

A broad initiative to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. Created in WordPress.

RSF Social Finance

An interesting example of using WordPress as a content management system. This collaboration between Vernal and Free Range Studios features highly advanced mapping and dead simple content management.

Crazy Sexy Life

Design by Free Range Studios and WordPress programming by Vernal. A great project for some wonderful people.

Timber Frames by Collin Beggs

Wacky design meets high functionality. Check out this WordPress marvel.

Saving Paradise

A small WordPress powered site for our friends at Beacon Press. Features some interesting gallery functionality.

Furthur Foundation

A quick one-pager for a good friend.


Another joint project with Floatleft. Design by Vernal.