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About

Our mission:

To help clients grow through creative digital solutions that elicit emotion and inspire action.

Founded in 2005, we are an award-winning web design and digital marketing agency based in Worcester, MA dedicated to engaging and inspiring audiences. We believe that the most successful websites tell a compelling story through clean user experience, impactful photography, and thoughtful messaging.

Our company is rooted in the belief that an authentic visual identity and web presence lay the foundation for any communication strategy. We build upon your new or established brand, arriving at solutions that contribute to your bottom line.

We’re committed to delivering measurable solutions that enable you to successfully compete with the demands of today’s marketplace. After all, a website is only as good as the growth it provides for your business.

We offer a complete spectrum of website design and marketing solutions for companies, academic institutions and organizations seeking to elevate their digital presence. Our team comprises a healthy mix of strategic, creative and technical talent, with extensive experience in designing and developing customized digital experiences.

Meet the Team

Our core team comprises a healthy balance of strategically inclined, creatively gifted and tech-savvy individuals. We are passionate about our work and hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence at all times.

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Erjon Metohu

President & Creative Director

Erjon founded Eri Design in 2005 and has since grown the agency into a multi-faceted team loaded with talent. His vision and passion for generating digital experiences that inspire action and move people have garnered Eri numerous distinctive awards. A true creative at heart, Erjon is hands-on and guides the design and development direction of many projects, and is always thinking about what would serve users and clients best. It’s a lot of work to run an agency, but when Erjon has free time, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and exploring different corners of the world.

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Raffi DerSimonian

Senior Partner & Lead Strategist

Raffi’s diverse in-house and consulting background includes guiding institutions through a wide range of strategic marketing, communications, and advancement initiatives. His expertise includes research and discovery, digital strategy, audience development, project management, media relations, and institutional communications. In all of his free time, he enjoys writing/performing/soaking in live music, sailing, culinary arts, outdoor adventuring, and serving a range of mission-driven organizations. Raffi works out of the historic US Custom House in Portland, ME as a consultant and strategic partner of Eri Design.

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Edwin Cromley

Head of Development

Edwin brings a wealth of technical expertise to our team, including computer engineering and digital security. An active member of the WordPress community, Edwin is a core contributor and helped develop the new Gutenberg text editor. He enjoys the solidarity of nature and spends most of his time gardening, hiking, or tinkering with electronics. He’s also been to the Arctic Circle in Svalbard!

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Ryan Barry

Lead Designer

Since 2015, Ryan has served as our lead designer. He approaches each project with a user experience design focus and thrives off of solving complex user challenges. His designs are always a tasteful mixture of simplicity, clean lines, and attention-demanding aesthetics. He pretty much designs 24/7, but when he’s not, he spends time with his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Lola and Sierra.

Hannah Speer Website support and Content Manager

Hannah Speer

Digital Strategist, Project Manager

Hannah uses her creative, technical and marketing skills to help support the success of each project. With a degree in English, and Marketing and Communications, her expertise include search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, copywriting, market research, creative content management, and social media management. Hannah is a skilled artist who dedicates most of her free time to painting and drawing. She loves her two cats, Bernard and Eleanor. 

Cary Briel, web developer at Eri Design

Cary Briel

Senior Web Developer

Cary began his career in library automation, developing large applications for librarians and their patrons, including familiar PAC  interfaces used by patrons to search a library’s collections. He now works as a full-stack application developer. He’s had a focus on WordPress and its internals since 2011. Cary is also a published novelist, an avid runner, and owns a Quaker parrot named Daisy.

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Mark Marzeotti

Senior Web Developer

Mark has been working as a WordPress developer with the Eri Design team since 2015. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2013, where he studied Graphic Design with a web concentration. Shortly thereafter, he fell in love with WordPress and the community of volunteers surrounding it. In his off time, he likes experimenting with his skills building sites wherever he sees a potential community or problem he can solve. He’s currently particularly interested in the podcast space.

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Linda Kocibelli

Operations Manager

Linda brings a wealth of professional planning and coordination experience to our team. She keeps the leadership team organized and on track so they can keep the focus on the agency at hand. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at Worcester State University. Linda may spend her workday keeping the team on track but during her free time, she loves watching Victorian era movies and traveling.

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Awards

WebAwards – Outstanding Website
Clark University
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Comm. Award – Web Design Excellence
Clark University
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WebAwards – Outstanding Website
Insight Meditation Society
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Broderson Award – Cause-Driven Website
Clark University
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Comm. Award – Web Design Excellence
Bowdoin Int'l Music Festival
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WebAwards – Outstanding Website
Maine College of Art
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Davey Award – Best University Website
WSU Student Portal
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W3 Award - Best University Microsite
WSU Student Portal
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Higher ED Marketing Award – Silver Winner
Becker College
WebAwards – Outstanding Website
Becker College

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