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Dear J. and Jamie,

I wanted to take the time out to commend you both on the work you've done designing and building our website. Not only did you deliver exactly what was promised on time, you were able to understand our company's image and translate it expertly into the design. [...] Everyone loves the website! We are relieved to have a sophisticated, sleek, and easily edit-able site that effectively represents our company.

Regards, James Cavanaugh – Chief Financial Officer, Parker Thompson, Inc.

Working with Highchair has been the best part of my three year project to launch Arts United/Fall River and the spin-offs: the Cultural Map of Fall River, the Storefront Artists Project, Arts Express and the Cultural Newsletter. It was a real thrill to work with J and James, to see new ideas crystalize and then get better as they grew. I'm extremely proud of the work that we have done together. If I ever get in the line at the pearly gates, I'm going to be shouting "hey, I'm on the Highchair list!"

Jeff Carpenter – President, Arts United/Fall River

DBVW Architects hired Highchair to program our new website. They helped us bring our design concept into reality, along with several changes along the way that improved its functionality. What I enjoyed most about working with Highchair was their flexibility, responsiveness and expertise. It was absolutely the right decision to bring them on our project team.

Emily Hall – Director of Marketing and Business Development, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects

It's been a pleasure to work with Highchair. They did a complete overhaul of one of our sites, and throughout the process, the staff were incredibly responsive – not only to our ideas, but also to our budget.

Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

When choosing a web designer to help create our web page we knew we wanted someone who could think way beyond the box. After interviewing Highchair we went no further. Highchair designs for designers. We told them what we wanted and we came away with so much more. Highchair worked with us to create a site that reflects our commitment to design and our desire to stand apart from other AIA chapters. The combination of creativity and accessibility made our experience one that we would recommend to anyone seeking a knockout website with impeccable customer service. 

Jen Zolkos – Executive Director, AIAri

J and James had their work cut out for them. They had a short timeframe to build a content-rich, interactive Web site, with lots of bells and whistles. They were tasked with creating ‘templates’ for use in a sophisticated content management system, and worked effectively with both Sky Publishing and Clickability to develop the design and functionality that has drawn kudos from our community of astronomers.

Marcy McCreary – Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Sky Publishing [Sky & Telescope Magazine]


  1. Recognizing Outstanding Communications Awards, SMPS Boston, 2010; First place, Website category, for
  2. AIGA’s Best of New England show, 2005; Best of Show award for the Rolling Thunder Logbook.
  3. Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, December 2003, p.261 – HCd interviewed by Caitlin Dover.
  4. Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, December 2003, p. 292.
  5. AIGA’s Best of New England show, 2003 for Mat Vincent identity and Ruffians letterpress poster.
  6. Indiefonts – A compendium of Digital Type; Published by P-Type Publications, edited by Richard Kegler, James Grieshaber, & Tamye Riggs 2002.
  7. The Designer’s Guide to Web Type; Published by HBi, edited by Kathleen Ziegler & Nick Greco, 2001. Featured type specimen's from J. Hogue's Interrobang, page 92.
  8. AIGA’s Best of New England show, 2001.
  9. AIGA's Best of New England show, 1999 for Boston Shoot Magazine.
  10. While with Weymouth Design, Boston, under the art direction of Bob Kellerman:
    Potlatch Annual Report Show: Copley Pharmaceuticals Annual Report 1997
    14th Annual Black Book AR100 Awards: Copley Pharmaceuticals Annual Report 1997
    14th Annual Black Book AR100 Awards: Curagen Corporation Annual Report 1998
    14th Annual Black Book AR100 Awards: PC Connection Annual Report 1997