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

CEO

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

As a UX Strategist, Dina applies human-centered design principals to websites and mobile apps, keeping the user experience top of mind. She approaches project management with a goal of guiding the client’s vision to reality, keeping the big picture in mind while managing details and tasks.

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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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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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Luda Polyakova

Luda Polyakova

Marketing + Communications Coordinator

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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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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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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