Hand Whittled

Design, Development & Sound

company@handwhittled.com 248/802 6433

Joe & Christina Dakroub

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“Other companies have been a total disaster to work with. Hand Whittled made it easy and fun. They were patient and treated me like a person.”

Here to serve

We create and manage designs, websites, applications and digital projects of all shapes and sizes.

We've done work for diverse clients like a needlepoint guild from Northville, a major tech inventor in Royal Oak, a leading electronic music school from New York and Los Angeles, a Tech248 Talent Partner from Rochester, and most recently, a renowned custom luxury stair builder from Ohio.

Need a web or mobile application?
āœ… We do that a lot.
Need sound or music for your game?
āœ… We did that recently.
Need a website moved or an SSL certificate installed?
āœ… We did that last week for a client.
Need to setup a WordPress blog?
āœ… We did that a week ago.
Need a quick prototype to test out an idea?
āœ… We are ready and waiting.
Need a logo, invitations or business card?
āœ… We love to do that.
Need to run your next big idea by someone?
āœ… We do that too.

These are just some of the services we perform for people everyday. Please don‘t hesitate to get in touch so we can talk about your special project.

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“Hand Whittled took my project seriously and treated me with respect. That’s rare in my line of work…”

Recent Projects

Every project is unique and comes with different goals and challenges; there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Everything we make is custom-made for our client's specific needs with our own two hands! šŸ™ŒšŸ½

Here are some of the things we‘ve been working on for our clients and ourselves…take a lā¦æā¦æk.

The Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Company website

The Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Company

This is in in-progress redesign and development for the Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Company. This version focuses on being mobile-friendly, lightweight, modern and fast as šŸ”„! We are building this with Processwire CMS, pure CSS and vanilla JavaScript. Easy-peasy. Should launch in April 2018.

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Timothy McAllister website

Timothy McAllister, Saxophonist

This here is a concept we created for the world-renowned concert saxophonist and Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan, Timothy McAllister. The design is classic black and white with red trim. Sophisticated! We built this prototype super-modern with GatsbyJS, React, Modular CSS and hosted it on Netlify.

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Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild website

Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild

This lil one-pager is as charming as can be. Our client needed a simple webpage to promote their needlepoint guild meeting place and time as well as membership details. We put this together in a couple of days and enjoyed every minute of it. We built this one old-school with pure HTML, CSS and hosted it on Netlify.

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Joe Dakroub's website

Joe Dakroub

This is the personal website of designer, developer and co-owner here at Hand Whittled, Joe Dakroub. Here he explores original pure CSS designs, retro tech, books and sound from his childhood. He builds this one with Jekyll, Tachyons CSS and hosts it on Netlify.

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Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild website

Hanna / Dakroub Wedding Invitations

These invitations were a true labor of love! We hand-made these beauties one at a time, like folding 1,000 paper cranes. This project not only brought us closer but gave us perspective about the patience it takes to make a marriage work. Our first collaboration and we'd like to think one of our best.

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“This guy and gal are next-level creativity…I mean, like, I should know, just look at my hair.”

We are…

…a husband and wife team with over 35 years of combined experience and we have the battle scars to prove it! šŸ’—

Our experience is diverse ranging from automotive, finance, healthcare, education, entertainment, advertising, technology, real estate and manufacturing. We love to learn so, get in touch, and we can learn together.

Christina Dakroub (Hanna)

Christina Dakroub (Hanna)

Growing up with a synthesizer out of the womb, Christina creates original music and sounds, provides sound business guidance and will always get the job done. She has over 15 years of development, business analysis and audio production skills serving Quicken Loans, Compuware, MOTOR, Vectorform and Dubspot.

Joe Dakroub

Joe Dakroub

Since the age of 10 when he got his first computer, Joe has been creating digital projects, websites and applications with an eye on simplicity and a focus on solving problems. He has over 20 years of development and design experience serving Quicken Loans, Organic, Team Detroit, MOTOR, Tradeweb, Dubspot and Brilliant Chemistry.

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“Of all the companies I know, Hand Whittled is one of them.”