Grain & Mortar is a partnership that began between Eric Downs and Mike & Kristin DeKay in 2011. Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to work on hundreds of projects for clients in a variety of industries.10
years in the making
We’re digital natives, but we live in the real world.
We know how to design and build for the web, how to talk about lead-gen and build for conversions, and so on. But we also understand something just as vital to your success – we’re not building for robots, but people.
We bring a human-centered approach to what we create by bringing through elements of delight and humanity. This is key to creating the memorable experience you’re looking for.
Real people with real feelings.
Partner and Operations Director
Kristin manages business development and studio operations. Her strong organizational skills come in handy internally and externally, allowing Grain & Mortar to run efficiently and ensuring client projects are executed successfully.
Partner and Creative Director
Mike works with clients on design and illustration. He creates strategy for brands and executes it using his diverse skills in brand design, print layout, illustration, and digital design.
Partner and Technical Director
Eric builds websites with strategy and code. His knowledge of building in a variety of platforms allows him to create highly robust sites that are as functional on the backend as they are beautiful on the front end.
Brooke makes sure things get done. She oversees content strategy and development as well as site planning and organization. Brooke’s ability to quickly solve problems and create order out of chaos makes her a crucial member of the G&M team.