Hello. We are a web + mobile design and development digital agency.

We build long lasting and trusting relationships with our clients to provide a service they know will improve their brand and achieve their goals.

Together with the we can offer the comprehensive marketing services of a large agency with the pricing, attention, and flexibility of a small boutique.

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We strive to provide top-notch development and design services combined with reliability and transparency that you can't find anywhere else. We use tested and proven design processes to increase conversions and cutting-edge development techniques that will help your brand perform at its best under any technical environment. We're a small and specialized team based in Northeast Ohio with offices in Akron and Hudson, but work with clients and other marketing firms from all over the world.
Joren Rapini, Owner, Creative Director
Joren Rapini
Owner, Creative Director Read Bio

With over a decade of professional design and development experience and a traditional bachelor’s degree in web design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Joren’s goal has been to build a business that can excite himself and employees by consistently adapting and taking advantage of the latest technology while providing excellent service to his clients. Also an avid music lover, gamer, snowboarder, and just about anything techy.

Xander Bertison, Senior Developer, Software Engineer
Xander Bertison
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Xander's passion for technology was ignited as a child when his family put their first personal computer in his room, allowing him to tinker with HTML and CSS from a very young age. Obsessed with staying up to date with the cutting edge of tech, he loves that web development & computer programming allows people to use science to create art. He spends his free time boating, swimming, and geeking out over all things science fiction.

Chase Cole, Web Designer and Developer
Chase Cole
Web Developer & Designer Read Bio

Chase has been developing creative skills from the time he could hold a crayon. Having access to a computer and the internet since 1995, the excitement of learning new things as technology evolves has been a source of joy, discipline and direction. Fusing art with technology to create unique experiences has driven him to pursue interactive media design and development. He enjoys gaming, watching shows, movies, and flying drones.

Jacob Morris, Web Developer
Jacob Morris
Web Developer Read Bio

Jacob took an interest in programming when his school started offering a general computers class and then a general programming class the following year. After the classes ended he built his first computer and continued to develop his skills, diving into web development, game design, and all forms of digital art. In his free time he enjoys long drives, keeping up with new technology, 3D design, and the occasional video game.

When you work with emBold you also have access to the talented members of the Summit Collective. Summit Collective is a group of creative professionals who work both independently and collaboratively to offer businesses and nonprofits a wide range of services — such as SEO, graphic design, website development, photography, videography, social media, PR, and copy writing. Acting as your full-service creative agency, yet instead of maintaining a high level of resources and overhead, working on an as needed basis to fulfill the specific objectives of each particular project, thus lowering costs, increasing savings, all while providing comprehensive, quality services.
Businesses appreciate talents.
We’ve got lots of ‘em.

We excel in Website / App Development + Web / UIX / Mobile Design. emBold works with already well-established brands and startups, and we can supplement the skills of other agencies. We’re also experts with Ecommerce, and enjoy the challenge of any kind of custom project.

Some of the more technical stuff we play with:

iOS / Android / Email Marketing / Magento / Wordpress / Woocommerce / OpenCart / BigCommerce / Shopify / Joomla / Drupal

HTML5 / CSS3 / SASS / PHP / Laravel / MySQL / Git / Bourbon + Neat / Bootstrap / GULP / jQuery / Angular / Java / Xcode / Swift / Vue / Apache / Nginx

And plenty more, so contact us.
I’ve worked with a lot of web developers and Joren is by far and away the best. He is our “go-to” guy for every development project. Joren’s passion for problem solving leads to innovative solutions through new ideas and technologies; he always finds a way to make things work – you’ll never hear him say “we can’t do that.” He’ll figure it out. Many developers don’t understand aesthetics but Joren has the best grasp of artistic principles of any developer I’ve ever seen. He is quick to respond and when the ball is in emBold’s court you can trust that they are on top of the job.
James Kurtz
Creative Director of Kurtz Graphic Design
As our Interactive Agency has grown, so have the technical needs of our clients. Because we are primarily a marketing agency, it was becoming a challenge to find qualified providers who deliver services on the level our clients have come to expect. emBold meets and exceeds both our internal and our clients’ expectations on every project. No other provider we’ve used in the past has the breadth of skills and understanding of digital development, programming, and design as emBold. We are happy to have found them.
Matt Titus
Digital Marketing Director of SEOM Solutions
The entire emBold team are some of the most attentive, professional and helpful people that I’ve ever worked with. They helped us create interactive and user friendly websites from start to finish. We’re so happy that we chose them to overhaul all of our company websites. I’ve never worked with such an accommodating and helpful design team. They’re awesome!
Liz Rowsey
Marketing Manager of Hedstrom
The City of Sheffield Lake has had the fortune of doing business with Joren Rapini of emBold since January of 2014. Joren totally re-worked our City’s website making it a wonderful tool for our residents to use. We were so very impressed with his skills that we continue to retain him for his expert webmaster services.
Tamara L. Smith
Finance Director, City of Sheffield Lake
emBold has been amazing! Joren and his team are extremely talented, prompt, and efficient. I have worked with dozens of programmers and designers over the past decade and I was so happy to say I finally found the right partner, emBold!
I have had the immense pleasure of working with Joren Rapini and Embold for the past several years. His attention to detail, creativity, and ability to problem solve, consistently prove to be priceless. Joren is always accessible, responds rapidly and has been an incredible IT partner for our business.
Gabrielle Hosea, RN
Director of Clinical Transport
I have been working with emBold for almost 3 years. Joren’s knowledge of website development and willingness to go above and beyond for our company has helped drive the success of our online business. He is easy to work with, organized and very professional. I would highly recommend Joren and his team at emBold!
Marketing Specialist at Foundations
EmBold Creative has become a vital resource and creative partner for Gianfagna Strategic Marketing, Inc. We’ve worked closely with the emBold team to develop several high-impact websites for our clients. They are flexible, smart, and easy to work with. We look forward to future collaborations.
Jean Gianfagna
As a business owner, having someone who understands the technical needs of my business is a must. Joren and his team at emBold have the technical capabilities to help my business grow, and the communication abilities to help me understand. emBold is always available and always finds solutions to any technology issues I've encountered.
Dana Weiss
Search Engine Optimization
Brand Identity
Print and Product Design
Pay-Per-Click Advertising
Public Relations
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We’d love to work with you.
emBold’s Offices
215 E. Waterloo Rd. Suite 18
Akron, OH 44319
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THE brand for soccer and rugby. emBold designed and built a fast-performing e-commerce website to show off all of their premium sports products. We enjoyed working on this one, drawing inspiration from other top sports brands such as Adidas and Nike.
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Child Craft Legacy
The Child Craft brand has been around since 1954 and so it has some deep roots. Their Legacy offering is sold only in specialized retail stores. The website was built on Wordpress for easy and simple content management.
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Walk into a gym and you’ll typically see these things on racks along a wall. They make for a great twist on any workout regimen, constantly challenging your balance. We teamed up with the Summit Collective and built this e-commerce store on the Magento platform.
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One of our clients whose marketing efforts the Summit Collective is very involved in. This website has always presented the unique challenge of selling direct online as well as providing ease of access to their dealer network and for four separate target markets to top it all off.
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Young Professionals Network
Greater Akron Chamber’s YPN wanted a new look and feel for their website that would attract the younger and more driven members of the city’s community. Easy access to information and resources plus multiple ways to touch base was key.
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Multi-location and multi-award winning nursing homes in the Cleveland area that provide the nicest facilities and resident experience that we’ve ever seen. They needed a way to show this off and pull in new residents. They even went viral with this little ditty.
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B+B Cleaners
A joint project to launch a new brand for Qualchem with their first entry into household products. B+B Cleaners has a new and environmentally safe product line for cleaning stone counters, stainless steel, and glass. Together we designed and developed a new marketing website as well as a commercial, photography, and press releases.
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Child Craft
An e-commerce website built on Magento, optimized for all devices - mobile, tablet, and desktop, with a very easy-to-use checkout process, followed up with multiple effective marketing and email blast campaigns.
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Matrix Technologies
A Wordpress website extremely dense and packed with information and marketing content. emBold handled the development end of things for this project.
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Hedstrom Plastics
A relatively simple informational and marketing website for their parent company, the headquarters located in Ashland Ohio. We did get to have some fun with the video work on this one.
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The Wine Mill
Enjoy good wine, great appetizers, and a rustic charm? And a big water wheel? Located in Peninsula Ohio, the Wine Mill restaurant always offers a good time. They needed a website to highlight their menu, photos, and events.
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Beverly Hills Doctors
A group of world class surgeons banded together in the Beverly Hills area to provide a complete concierge-centric service to their international clients from start to finish. They needed a heavy multi-lingual marketing website with a modern feel.
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Aspie Pathways
Aspie is an organization that provides a unique way for individuals with autism and similar challenges to receive support for their needs by encouraging and growing their artistic abilities. The website allows users to donate to these artists or the organization and in return receive gifts of work that they’ve created.
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City of Sheffield Lake
A lovely city on Lake Erie near Cleveland, Sheffield Lake has been a pleasure to work with. The website has turned into a great resource for their residents, and is kept up to date often with events, news posts, and council meetings via Wordpress.
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Soul Intentions
Mary Jo, while also being related to emBold’s owner, also happens to be an extremely talented psychotherapist, lecturer, author, and television personality. We designed and developed a mobile application for both iOS and Android which provides great inspiration daily to its users.
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Vitec, Inc.
Manufacturer of Predictive Maintenance Equipment to Detect Faults and Predict Failures of Rotating Machines. Basically, they design and sell things that detect when vibration is going to cause a problem. New design and content presentation along with the start of a new SEO campaign to bring in new leads.
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Smart Surface Products
Smart Surface Products is all about surface protection! Protect your hardwood floors or carpets while making furniture easier to move. Additional products prevent movement, reduce noise levels, and protect other surfaces such as tables & countertops.
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