Carnes Media

We are Carnes Media: a small digital agency with big skills. We develop clear strategies for our clients, then turn them into clean design and elegant code. How can we work with you?

Our Work

We believe great design, great strategy, and great development go hand-in-hand, and we strive to create memorable and sustainable work — every time. Our projects have been featured in major press including Wired, TechCrunch, LifeHacker, and CNN.

Who We Work With

We love working with startups, mid–sized businesses, and other creative agencies to create functional, compelling work. We view our clients as our partners, whether for one job or ongoing projects.

What Our Clients Say About Us

“We always enjoy partnering with Nathan and the Carnes Media team on web projects. They produce excellent code, and are flexible, even with demanding projects.”

— Sam Howat, Avelient

“Having a programming team that thinks like a creative team means a lot to us and our clients. You need someone on the blind side looking out for the unseen technical details. Carnes Media has consistently done that for us and as a result, our final product has never been better. We intend to keep this partnership going as long as they’ll let us.”

— Chris Bothel, Baron & Co

“More important than the ability to develop anything you can dream up is the ability to deliver projects on time and on budget; Carnes Media does it all. It would be nearly impossible to find a more diverse skill-set in any other company.”

— Nate Croy, Cascade Dafo

“We approached Carnes Media with only a very loose idea of the feel we were looking for: WWII propaganda posters. Their ability to transform this into the website we have now was truly amazing. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

— Richard Luck, HeyPublisher

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Nathan and the rest of the team at Carnes Media over the past few months. We left Nathan with a very short deadline on the redesign and he delivered, exceeding all of our expectations on what was possible. His professionalism in the way he conducts business is evident and his ability to design beautifully simplistic sites is unmatched. I highly recommend Carnes Media.”

— Bastien Vidal, Seesmic

“I’ve worked with hundreds of developers and dozens of outsourced vendors on projects. Carnes Media is in the top 1% of both. We simply could not have moved quick enough, changed directions with ease, nor delivered a critical project on time without their work on”

— Jason Milstead,

“Carnes Media is our secret weapon—our commando group of geeks. Don’t hire them! They’re so great at what they do, that if everyone finds out, we’ll never get to use them. Nathan and his team are some of the best in the biz. I’m consistently impressed by their solutions and smarts.”

— David Wiggs, McNett

What We Do


  • Web Development RubyOnRails, PHP, jQuery, HTML/CSS
  • Mobile Development iOS, mobile-optimized sites
  • Design Web, User Interface, Graphic
  • Branding Brand Strategy, Identity Systems
  • Content Management Systems WordPress, Shopify, Custom Systems


We believe:

  • Great design and great code go together like peanut butter and jelly
  • A deadline isn’t just a suggestion
  • Our clients are our partners, and their success is vital to our success
  • The right technology is the one that solves the problem most elegantly
  • Simple is beautiful

Who We Are

Carnes Media is a five strong group of designers, developers, and troublemakers with secret lives as jugglers, archaeologists, dancers, and novelists. We hang around Bellingham, Washington — way up in the upper left corner of the US. (On a clear day you can see Canada from here.)

Work With Us

Interested in working with us? We’d love to talk to you about your project. Shoot an email on over to, or give us a call at 360-255-7878.