Smallblock

is your web team that just happens to be outside the office

We want to be an extension of your team, collaborators you can count on, and we want you to look good as a result.

We understand the connections between design, development, marketing, support, and all the other pieces you're pulling together every day.
Let us take some of that off your plate.

We specialize in collaborating with small teams and entrepreneurs on their web and business ideas.

Have a project you're excited about? We would love to hear about it. Check out our work and then get in touch.
We will help you make it a reality.

Examples of our work

Beanitos

Popular & Tasty Chips and Snacks

Beanitos needed to update their site as their company and product offerings grew. We put together a single page responsive site to handle the majority of their web needs. Several interactive features and animations, along with extensive product information, help build trust in a space that is notoriously hard to break in to.

When they needed to add a minimalist, clean, WordPress site to showcase recipes and tips for their followers, we came up with a card-based design to showcase the food as the star. And when they needed something flashier to showcase particular products and retailers, we helped them execute on landing pages and email campaigns to push traffic to test stores.

  • Development
  • Design
  • Website
  • WordPress
  • Support
  • Marketing
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Beanitos by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

Shotice

Frozen Shots - Coming Soon

Shotice is a completely new brand bringing an alcoholic freezer pop to market. Smallblock worked with them to develop a complete concept for everything from their logo to coolers and retail displays. Along the way we designed individual and outer packaging that keeps the refreshing appeal of the product while elevating it slightly for an adult audience.

  • Design
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Logistics
Shotice by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Shotice by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Shotice by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

Our Labor of Love

The Best Wedding Photographers Around

Our Labor of Love is a talented and award winning group of photographers that travels throughout the US capturing wedding celebrations and other big events.

With such a strong portfolio of work, they needed a way to present it for prospective clients while tying in some of their other ventures. Chelsea at Go Forth Creative created an engaging design that focused on the photography while offering visitors guided points of interest including the opportunity to generate a custom photo board by taking a short quiz. Using their answers and OLOL's wide library of photos users could download and share the board with their name and information on it.

Smallblock built a custom WordPress theme for the project along with a unique plugin to manage the photos and pull together the boards in real time.

  • Development
  • WordPress Website
  • Custom Plugins
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Our Labor of Love by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

OCDC

Award Winning Motion Graphics Shop

OCDC had just created a hot new brand direction with Viewers Like You and needed a website to extend that while showing their truly impressive body of work. We collaborated with Viewers Like You to execute on a concept of an "open world" website with purposed areas rather than pages and a unique navigation reminiscent of online maps.

The concept allowed the work to shine while drawing visitors through the complete site in a way individual pages might not have.

  • Development
  • Website
OCDC by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
OCDC by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
OCDC by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
OCDC by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

Twisted Pixel Games

They Make Awesome

Twisted Pixel Games is an Austin video game studio that is always pushing into the next venue. They have great artists on staff to illustrate their ideas and games, so when they wanted to create an updated, mobile-ready, responsive site, but keep some of their existing artwork, we built around those assets and added functionality to WordPress so they could keep cranking out awesome.

  • Development
  • Website
  • WordPress
  • Support
  • Operations
Twisted Pixel Games by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Twisted Pixel Games by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Twisted Pixel Games by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Twisted Pixel Games by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

The Goodnight

Bowling, Dining, Revelry

The Goodnight is a restaurant, bowling alley, bar, and game room all in one. The food is way above what you would normally expect from a bowling alley, and they wanted the look of their menus to reflect that. They also wanted to keep the menu fresh so they needed to be able to change them quickly, often print in-house, on standard paper sizes, and still look good doing it.

Our solution was a set of templates with built in styles so they could change the menu and print on demand.

We were lucky enough to work with them to design a number of other projects including signage and marketing material. Also shown here is the logo and informational packet for their non-profit fundraising events, billed "Goodnight for Good" which raised money for worthy causes.

  • Design
  • Menus
  • Signage
  • Marketing
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
The Goodnight by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

WordPress Sites

A Quick Look at Sites Built with the Popular CMS

We get a number of questions regarding our experience with WordPress specifically. Some of the first sites we built when Smallblock opened back in 2008 were built on earlier versions of WordPress and we have made dozens since then. We love it as a way to keep a site fresh and alive with new content.

If you have current website set up with WordPress, we also handle maintenance, hosting, and updates. Let's talk about your needs.

  • Design
  • Development
  • WordPress
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
WordPress Sites by Smallblock in Austin, Texas

Stay Cool

Be Your True Self

Stay Cool makes a bottled kava beverage and needed a logo to begin revamping their packaging. The result is the best turtle + leaf hybrid we've ever produced. You can see most of the process here, from the initial concepts sent, through refinement, and on to the final logo.

Shortly after the logo was done Stay Cool started getting ideas together for their bottles. With their early requirements, we did a couple quick (~5 hours) sets of ideas. Those are here along with a shot of the final product.

  • Design
  • Logo
  • Packaging
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas
Stay Cool by Smallblock in Austin, Texas