Clients love us for what we do. They're also quite fond of who we are.

As website developers in Minnesota, we’re the kind of people you want to work with, and even the kind you want to hang out with after work.

Sure, we’re smart enough to speak volumes on the complexities of custom web development and strategic online marketing, but we’re also smart enough to know most people don’t talk like that.

So when we say “Business First. Online Second.” you know it’s not only a catchy saying, it’s a corporate philosophy. It dictates how we work, who we hire, and becomes a personal maxim of every Irish Titan employee. We put your concerns and questions above all else and are able to eliminate the confusion many clients face as they enter the realm of online business.

That’s the way we do things. That’s who we are.

How much history can a web design firm have? About seven years more than the competition.

It’s unfair to say that web developers are a dime a dozen, because in many cases, you wouldn’t want to pay them that much. One thing is certain, however: it is a demanding industry which defeats all but the most intuitive and insightful.

Irish Titan was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2004, and quickly morphed into a provider of advanced online technologies and services and, ironically, as our business has grown, our focus has continued to narrow.

Irish BookOur only goal is grow your bottom line. We do so by liberating you from the hassles of maintaining your business online. Meet the people who make it happen.

If you’re curious about the origins of our name, it’s a story best told in person. But rest assured, there’s more than a little meaning mixed into the charm.

our clients are talking

The term
“vendor relationship” doesn’t really lend itself to good relationships.

We pursue partnerships, not transactions. Our clients can tell you the rest.

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"My experience in working with Irish Titan has been nothing but positive, fun and productive. The team worked with me and my team step-by-step to uncover our goals and vision for the website, and the final product did more that exceed our vision and goals! The feedback from the outside world on the look, feel and design of our site has been nothing but best-in-class. We are grateful to the Irish Titian Team for taking a vested interest in working with us as a partner in our organization's mission. "
Dina Simon, Simon Says Give | View Site

"Irish Titan is an amazing company. I am blown away by the staff and their level of creativity and organization. Not only did they help bring my vision to life, they did it on time and on budget. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to work with their team."
Jeffrey Morris, Morris FutureWorks | View Site

"I've had the opportunity to trust and work with Irish Titan on two projects, and look forward to many more. Their approach to "Business First. Online Second." and high degree of service to me and the clients I serve, is greatly appreciated."
Bill Schell, The Producer's Toolbox | View Site

"Choosing Irish Titan to build my e-commerce website was absolutely the right decision! Not only are they the best at what they do technically, but they are incredibly easy to work with. From the initial concept meeting, to the website launch, I knew my website was in good hands. Keeping my company's brand in mind, Irish Titan used their design and e-commerce expertise to create a website that is not only easy and functional, but stunning!"
Annie Archambault, Anne Kristine Inc. | View Site

"I have had the privilege of working with Irish Titan and the team since January of 2010. It has been an amazing experience. The final product is outstanding, but more than that is how the entire team took the time to clearly understand my vision for The Producers Toolbox. What I really like is how the relationship comes first, then business. It has been and continues to be a "First Class" experience. Thanks Irish Titan!"
Steve Kloyda, The Producers Toolbox & The Prospecting Expert | View Site

"As a personal branding consultant, I needed a website that not only represented my company but my core competencies. The online destination that Irish Titan ultimately designed and delivered exceeded my wildest dreams. They not only listened to what I was really trying to say, but translated it into language - both verbal and visual - that my clients and prospects could really appreciate. In short, I cannot say enough about this amazing team - so "call them" will have to suffice."
Robert Allan Paul, Company of One | View Site

“Immediately after we launched our new site with Irish Titan, I received messages that confirmed the website was indeed an upgrade. The unexpected messages were from employees that expressed pride in the new online presence and from prospective employees complimenting the information and insight they ascertained when visiting the new site. This site is not only a portal for clients and prospects, but it is an instrument to make our entire company better.”
Kris Kilgard, Locknet, Inc. View Site

"Irish Titan is a great group of individuals to work with. They listened closely to the message we hoped to deliver to our current markets. They took our ideas and what they learned about our company, and they provided us with an up-to-date, creative website. They worked hard with us to meet our deadline for the launch date of our site, and we successfully achieved this goal. We are very pleased and appreciate their creativity and the excitement they shared with us working on our project."
RPMG Team | View Site

our TEAM

Let's play a round of "Spot the Titanite."

We're not who you expect us to be: the tech-heads, the wallflowers, the gamers. Nope. We're professional website designers, e-commerce experts and online marketing strategists. And no matter what you expect us to look like, we'll be exactly what you need.

Minneapolis Web Development Chief Liberation Officer - Darin Lynch Darin Lynch
Founder & Chief Liberation Officer

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A little about Darin

Where are you from?

A farm in Nashua, Iowa. I graduated with 59 people, or 61 if you count the foreign exchange students. The only stoplight in town was on top of the stop sign rolled out in front of the school every day at 3:15. And I'm proud of it.

What's your educational background?

A B.S. degree with a focus on MIS from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Venture Management from St. Thomas.

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

I bought Clint Eastwood a beer, and I didn't buy Meryl Streep anything, even though she was sitting next to him.

Name three people—dead or alive—with whom you'd like to have dinner.

Gene Simmons, Magic Johnson and Bruce Wayne, or Thomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs and my dad.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means that we're not a web firm and that we're not a tech firm. We don't serve ourselves. We work to deliver online solutions that improve our clients' business. If we do that, everything else will take care of itself.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Arrested Development, Lawrence Welk, Lost, American Horror Story, and a few others.

Got any industry awards?

Being named one of the Twin Cities' "40 Under 40."

Batman or Superman?

Batman in a heartbeat. Superman is a Boy Scout.

Are you of Irish ancestry?

3/4. My mom's to blame for the other 1/4.

Get in touch with Darin

612-910-1414

Minneapolis Web Development Sales Specialist - Adrienne Clairmont Adrienne Clairmont
Sales & Marketing

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A little about Adrienne

Where are you from?

Eden Prairie, MN

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Randy Moss

Name three people--dead or alive--with whom you'd like to have dinner.

Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn & Oscar Wilde

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

Is this a fair question? Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means that our number one priority is doing good business. The fact that our business happens to be online isn't the most important element of who we are, it is what we do.

Favorite movies?

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Beauty and the Beast, Pride & Prejudice (yes, I'm a total girl!)

Favorite Quotes

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" – Coco Chanel; "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air" – Emerson; "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams" – Thoreau; "Be so good, they can't ignore you" – Steve Martin

Batman or Superman?

Christian Bale as Batman

Are you of Irish ancestry?

I was adopted. The Irish love me, as I'm a pro at drinking, dancing, and being merry :)

Minneapolis Web Development Growth Agent - Kayla Picciano Kayla Picciano
Sales & Marketing

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A little about Kayla

Where are you from?

Sauk Rapids, MN

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Prince…he ordered grilled vegetables from a restaurant I worked at in my early years…I suggested some protein…he had the grilled vegetables.

Name your three favorite musicians.

Snow Patrol, Michael Jackson, and hair metal.

Name three people--dead or alive--with whom you'd like to have dinner.

Louis CK, cast of Golden Girls, and Conan O'Brien…I want to laugh at dinner people.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

Let's talk about you and your 'why' and build a partnership for online there.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

TV personality on QVC or Food Network …something with food and wine while selling a handbag on the Q would be ideal.

Favorite movies?

Inception, Legends of the Fall, and pretty much every Pixar Movie.

Batman or Superman?

Batman…cool toys.

Are you of Irish ancestry?

Negative…but my liver would disagree.

Minnesota Developer - Kevin Miles Kevin Miles
Senior Web Developer

A little about Kevin

Where are you from?

Minneapolis.

What's your educational background?

BS in Computer Engineering.

Name your three favorite musicians.

Avenged Sevenfold, Eminem, Nickelback.

What are your favorite sports teams?

The Vikings and the Timberwolves.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means we solve problems, and that makes money. We don't make websites to make money.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

I would be a Developer for Irish Titan. Honestly, probably Software Engineer at NASA.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Big Bang Theory, The Office, Chuck.

What did you do before Irish Titan?

I was a programmer for an agency that let me build apps for Kawasaki. Basically, I kept computers running and wrote web apps.

Are you of Irish Ancestry?

Yes.

Minneapolis Web Developer - Jamie Schiesel Jamie Schiesel
Web Developer

A little about Jamie

Where are you from?

P-Town (Plymouth), Minnesota.

What's your educational background?

I studied advertising and web design at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

What are your favorite sports teams?

Barcelona and Chelsea. And the Packers! Go Pack Go!

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

We care about building and establishing relationships with our clients. We learn about your company, your business needs, and goals for the future. Once we have a clear understanding of your company and intentions, do we asses what online marketing techniques we can provide to help you achieve your goals.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

Professional Traveler. If anyone would like to pay me to test out a vacation spot for them, I would be more than happy. (Takers?)

Favorite Quotes?

"Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do."

What did you do before coming to Irish Titan?

I was a student at UW - Eau Claire and a Web Developer at First Net Impressions.

Are you of Irish ancestry?

I am Chinerish. That's Chinese and Irish.

Minneapolis Web Developer - Matt Wint Matt Wint
Web Developer

A little about Matt

What's your educational background?

Bachelors in Applied Science with Multimedia.

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Sully Erna, Geoff Tate, Chris Kluwe

Name your three favorite musicians.

Chevelle, Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine

What are your favorite sports teams?

Vikings, Twins

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means first figuring out what is best for the client, taking into consideration what their end goal is. Then, we can figure out how best to represent that goal in an online presence.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

Web Development- currently what I am doing now. I like figuring out the puzzle of how something is going to be built and then displaying it on the web.

Favorite movies?

I like action movies, usually James Bond type of genre.

What did you do before coming to Irish Titan?

I worked for local radio stations maintaining their websites and also building client websites.

Batman or Superman?

Batman

Are you of Irish ancestry?

Maybe, very well could be and not even know it. I've never researched my family history. For the sake of team spirit, I'll go with it.

Minneapolis Web Developer - Mitch Hislop Mitch Hislop
Web Developer

A little about Mitch

What's your educational background?

Major in business, concentration in marketing, minor in political science from Hamline University

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means that the focus of everything that we do is on the client business, rather than on ourselves or making us the most money possible from a given project. We won't oversell on buzzwords when all the client needs is a basic site.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

CTO of the US Government.

What are your favorite TV shows?

The West Wing, House of Cards, Parks + Rec, Arrested Development

Favorite quotes?

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchill; "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein

What did you do before coming to Irish Titan?

Client-side web dev, side projects, assisting on various political campaigns. Former professional rock climber.

Batman or Superman?

Batman. Superman is a wimp.

Are you of Irish ancestry.

A tiny bit, but it counts.

Titanite of the Month

Minneapolis Web Developer - Jess Schneider Jess Schneider
Web Developer

A little about Jess

Where are you from?

I grew up on a farm outside of Britton, SD.

Name your three favorite musicians.

Blake Shelton, Pink, Lady Antebellum...My favorite musicians seem to change frequently. I usually pick out songs that I like and it doesn't really matter who the musician is.

What are your favorite sports teams?

I don't really have any favorite teams; I just enjoy the game. Favorite sports: Football and Basketball

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

To me this means business needs and wants need to be reviewed before jumping into the online world. If the business has a good clear plan then their online strategy can be just as successful.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

I decided in high school that I wanted to build websites (I didn't know what all this would entail at the time, but I wanted to do it). I went to college for website development and I started freelancing in any spare time that I had. After college, it took about a year for me to break into the website development field and I've never looked back. I'm already doing the "any job in the world".

Got any industry experience?

I have been developing websites for 5 years working mainly on PHP, Wordpress, or Drupal sites. Most of my programming experience is with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and SQL.

Are you of Irish ancestry.

Yes… I wonder if my red hair might have given this one away ;)

Minneapolis Internet Marketing Specialist - Christine HehreChristine Hehre
Online Manager
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A little about Christine

Where are you from?

Born in Chicago, raised in the 612.

What's your educational background?

Double major; BA in Biology and Studio Art with an emphasis on Graphic Design

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Santa.

Name three people, dead or living, with whom you'd like to have dinner.

I'd love to engage in an intellectual conversation with, and pick the brains of, Steve Jobs, Ted Bundy or Sean Penn over an Americano. They have to be completely honest though.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

Understanding the business goals of our clients and translating them into an online experience for their customer that rivals real-time contact.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Dexter, House, Seinfeld, Sports Center.

Favorite authors?

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the guy who wrote my 12th grade Stats book.

Got any industry awards?

Depends on what industry we're talking about.

Batman or Superman?

Catwoman.

Are you of Irish ancestry?

If the milkman has anything to say about it…

Online Manager: Web Design and Development Minnesota - Annyetta Keefe Annyetta Keefe
Online Manager
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A little about Annyetta

What's your educational background?

Graduated from University of St. Thomas with a degree in Entrepreneurship.

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Ruby Bridges

Describe your family status.

Engaged! To be married sometime in 2014.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means that we build partnerships to truly understand our clients' business needs in order to distinguish what "success" means to their business. Online is our "how" in providing solutions to enhance their businesses goals.

Favorite movies?

Sound of Music, The Ugly Truth, and Despicable Me

Favorite quotes?

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, to take the first step"~MLK

What did you do before coming to Irish Titan?

I was able to experience the client side of what we do here at Irish Titan, while working for a tech startup in town.

Are you of Irish ancestry.

According to Google I am! "The name Keefe originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Caoimh," which is derived from the word "caomh," which means "gentle."

Derek Farder - Web Designer Derek Farder
Web Designer
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A little about Derek

Where are you from?

The hamlet of Oak Grove, north of the Cities.

What's your educational background?

Five years at the U, studying English, Art, and Design.

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?

Me, every time I look in the mirror.

Name your three favorite musicians.

Freddie Mercury, Colin Meloy and Maynard James Keenan.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

Our first priority is to create a successful business with our client, ensuring we deliver what they need to succeed, with no filler.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

Hoverboard tester. They have those, right?

What are your favorite TV shows?

30 Rock, Archer, Jon Benjamin has a Van.

Favorite authors?

Kurt Vonnegut, hands down.

Batman or Superman?

Batman. He actually worked for his superhero status.

Are you of Irish ancestry.

I'm made up mostly of a mix of Irish and Scottish ancestry. Probably royalty.

Sara Pertz - Web DesignerSara Pertz
Web Designer
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A little about Sara

What's your educational background?

I studied Graphic Design with a Minor in Web Design at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Name your three favorite musicians.

RHCP, Lady Gaga, Trampled By Turtles

What are your favorite sports teams?

Packers, Badgers, Brewers. Yeah, I'm a Wisco gal.

What does "Business First, Online Second" mean to you?

It means we combine your business goals with expert online experiences to create a successful business partnership.

What would you do if you could have any job in the world?

I would have my own little bakery in some picturesque little town. Everyone in the town would know of the shop and my cupcakes would be the envy of all the soccer moms.

Favorite quotes?

To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I.' – The Fountainhead

Got any industry awards?

Couple of GD USA design awards.

Are you of Irish ancestry.

Yep, my left leg and right arm are completely Irish.