About Us.

Secondoctober is a professional, full-service graphic design and Web site development firm producing high-quality products without the exorbitant price tag other mountain marketing companies charge. At secondoctober we give the same level of enthusiasm and attention to all of our clients, and there is no project or budget too big or too small for us to work with.

Why you should work with us.

There are a lot of folks out there that claim to be Web designers, but be careful who you choose. At secondoctober we have been building, managing and redesigning Web sites for over seven years, and we are not going anywhere, anytime soon. We're all homeowners in the Valley and have been around for more than a few winters. We support our local economy and we want to help you and your business thrive.

We pride ourselves in knowing our market and understanding the demands and unique needs of a resort community. We're here to help with all your design, marketing and online needs, from building you a new Web site, to redesigning your old one. We'll help you put together an e-mail marketing campaign, and get you found by visitors and locals using search engines. We'll design your logo and create your menus, brochures and business cards. And we'll work with you and your budget to do it all for an affordable price.

Meet the Owner.

Jessie (Williams) Klehfoth - Owner and Code Monkey
Jessie moved to the mountains permanently from Wisconsin after spending every summer of her childhood here camping and hiking. She worked for a number of years for Swift Communications, first as a Web Editor at the Greeley Tribune and then as the Internet Specialist for Colorado Mountain News Media, but with the recent hardships in the newspaper industry, she has decided to turn her passion for online media into a small business of her own.

Jessie has been doing contract Web design and marketing for over seven years and has degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in journalism, communication arts, and spanish.

Her goal is to clean up the Web, one site at a time, by creating accessible, functional sites using cutting-edge designs, features and coding standards.

Meet our Partners.

Amanda Swanson - Creative Genius
Although the little artist in Amanda started with crayons on walls, she has since traded in her crayons for acrylics and those walls for canvas. With over a decade of experience in computer design, and a degree from Platt College — an accredited design school in Denver, Colorado — Amanda creates high quality graphic design through Web, multimedia and print.

Amanda worked over eight years as the production manager for the Vail Trail — a weekly news magazine with a circulation reaching over 10,000 — where she was responsible for the weekly design layout and printer publication preparation, along with web support of the Trail’s online version. During that time she received multiple awards for design and layout from the Colorado Press Association. She is currently the art director for the Vail Daily, Vail’s daily newspaper and sister publication of the Vail Trail.

Amanda believes each client is unique, and finding the best way to express that individuality is the joy of her job. Whether it’s brand building and brand identity through business logos, print-based materials such as brochures, or appealing to internet surfers on the world wide web — to her it’s about making a statement. What do you want your statement to be — what do you want to say?


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