Our Team

At Merge, we’re a passionate team of designers, developers, strategists and creative thinkers guided by the belief that our success depends on your success.

Michelle Dodd

Michelle Dodd

Co-founder + Technical Strategist

Michelle is still fascinated by web tech after two decades of building websites and web apps for small businesses and non-profits. A diverse background in multiple business ventures and experiences shapes her world view.

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Dina Barnese

Dina Barnese

Project Manager + UX Strategist

Dina is a project manager with a vast background in IT. Her two decades of experience include end-user hardware and software support, database design, web back-end development, business analysis, and enterprise-level project management.

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Brian Hutchinson

Brian Hutchinson

Creative + UX Designer

Brian is a digital creative designer who’s been helping businesses build a better brand experience through visual design for over 15 years.

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Nicole Judge

Nicole Judge

Front End Developer + Digital Marketing Coordinator

A web developer, web designer, and graphic design artist. Nicole has been a bit of a Swiss army knife in her professional life and has many backgrounds to pull from to add dimension to her style of web development + design.

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Julie Tuerk

Julie Tuerk

Web Developer

Julie brings a diverse background to her practice of web development. She has studied computer programming, art, and psychology, and is also a certified sommelier.

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Dana Tracy

Dana Tracy

Writer, Editor + Social Media Specialist

Dana has a passion for story telling and connecting brands, companies and institutions with their target demographics.

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Stacey Schultz

Stacey Schultz

Co-founder + Visual Designer

It was Stacey’s passion and enthusiasm for helping small businesses and non-profits elevate their online experience and digital strategy that led to her co-founding Merge.

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Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt

Creative Strategist + Visual Designer

With 20+ years of design experience, Mark brings experience in strategic design and branding for both web and print.

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Luda Polyakova

Luda Polyakova

Writer + Communications Consultant

Whether she’s crafting ad copy, writing website content, or developing a communications strategy, Luda is adept at conveying her client’s voice and values.

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Our Story

Merge was founded on high standards for quality work, communication, and innovation. We share a desire to do only the best work, with the best people, for the best clients.

We help small businesses and non-profits achieve strategic and creative brand experiences that align with, and elevate, their organization’s mission. We deliver a full range of creative services from graphic design and branding to web design, web development, and digital marketing.

We strive to:

  • SUPPORT your organization’s business goals
  • CONNECT with your audience to engage, inform, and inspire them to action
  • SERVE the needs of your stakeholders and board members

We’re a small studio by design, delivering a personal, hands-on approach with senior talent. We measure our success by your success. You’ll be treated as a partner, we’ll communicate honestly, and you’ll get work that reflects your brand’s unique personality.

We'd love to hear your ideas and see how we can help.

Contact Us

303.257.0335
hello@merge.studio

Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado

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