Meet the Team

Web design help for Iowa small businesses


Running a business is hard and we want to be part of your support team! We’re a family-run web design company. Tate and Linda were born in Ames and Scott in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and all of us went to Iowa State. We’re here to come alongside and help you wherever we can. We love strategizing on ways things can go smoother and give you real peace of mind. We’re here to build you up and cheer you on!

Tate Rathje

Lead Developer & Digital Marketing Specialist

How I can support you: It is my deep passion to build awesome websites and marketing for small businesses that tell a story and solve their client’s problems.

Fun facts: I grew up in Europe, went to Iowa State University and recently moved back from living in Los Angeles for the last 9 years.

Favorite relaxation: I love following the latest trends in the tech world, keeping up with current events, and watching awesome TV.

Linda Rathje

Lead Designer, Writer & Coach

How I can support you: First, we strategize together on where you want to go with your life, business, website, and marketing. I’ll work with you to clarify your branding and defining your perfect customer. I’ll help write your copy so visitors love you and want to buy from you. Then I help design your website so it screams out to your perfect client, grabs them and they fall in love with you. That’s it. Drop the mike. 🙂

Fun facts: Award-winning professional photographer and world traveler

Favorite relaxation: HGTV, travel, movies, spy novels, cards and time with my family (especially our grandkids)!

Scott Rathje

Fearless Leader & SEO Specialist

How I can support you: What I’m most excited about is helping you take the next step to grow your business using an effective website to get there. Making you as an individual and your business successful – not just your website. My primary job is to set up each web page correctly so that search engines like Google can understand what your business is all about and pass this information on to your perfect clients.

Fun facts: Linda and I raised our family in post-Soviet Ukraine for 11 years as missionaries. Oh, by the way, my Russian isn’t too bad either.

Favorite relaxation: Enjoying God’s creation while bowhunting Iowa whitetails and fishing Canadian shield lakes in NW Ontario. I love that fresh air and beautiful scenery.

On a Personal Note

We are believers in Christ and his love for people is what guides us. Two of our core values are to help and love people whenever we can and to never be pushy or judge anyone.

Ways We Can Help

Help you set-up:

  • Facebook business page
  • Google-my-business
  • Social media
  • More


( Search Engine Optimization )

  • Making sure everyone can find your site on Google

Help you clarify your:

  • Brand
  • Target customer/client
  • Clarify your website message
  • Blog and e-mail ideas

Photography & Videos

  • Professional head shots
  • Business branding photography
  • Videos

Website Design

  • Plan, design and build
  • Setting up hosting
  • Maintenance

Business Coaching

  • Brainstorming
  • Consulting
  • Personal Hand Holding
Hands typing at a lap top computer.
Not sure if you need a new website?

We can give it a quick free audit and look it over and let you know. No selling or pressure, just telling it like it is:)

Get Started Now

Have questions? Give us a call/text (515) 460-5304


Got questions? Let's talk.

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