About

Our mission

To create high-quality digital solutions that elicit emotion, inspire action, and help our clients grow.

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 company into a multi-faceted team loaded with talent. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Becker College here in Worcester. Fast forward to the present day, and he has garnered numerous distinctive website design awards for outstanding work. Erjon guides the creative direction of all 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 (insert sarcasm here), 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.

Edwin Cromley

Senior Developer

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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Jordan Aubin

Web Content Manager & Marketing Assistant

Jordan fulfills several critical tasks on our team, including web content management, search engine optimization, and usability testing. He’s a Worcester native and graduate of Assumption College, where he studied English and learned his love of creative writing. Jordan loves the ability to use his writing skills to drive and improve web experiences. In his free time, Jordan likes to play his PS4 and hit the links (when the New England weather permits, of course). Fun fact: he can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes.

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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.

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Mark Marzeotti

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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Jarrod Erskine

Business Development Associate

Jarrod is a junior marketing major and psychology minor from Becker College with a natural talent for building relationships. He enjoys working closely with clients, designers, and developers in our highly collaborative team environment. Jarrod’s helping expand our business development efforts, brand awareness, and sales for our software as a service platform, Canvaspace. He brings an eye for excellence and desire for client satisfaction on every project. He’s an avid gamer and massive fan of Game of Thrones.

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Awards

Comm. Award – Web Design Excellence
Clark University
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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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Web Award – 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
Web Award – Outstanding Website
Becker College

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