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We are an independent studio of designers, developers, thinkers & tinkerers who take pride in everything we do.

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our Portfolio

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AdWeek - Digital Media Kit

Services: Custom website design, content management and development

This stunning photography and visual style delivers an engaging solution for AdWeek’s new digital media kit that is completely on brand. Delivery of traditionally age-old content felt like a cool, new experience. The best part - the client could quickly customize and make updates through the custom, super-simple content management system and be sure it looked great on every screen because of its responsive design.

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Hyatt - Make Vegas Yours

Services: Custom website design, content management and development

We were charged with creating a fun and engaging branded-content marketing platform to celebrate the partnership between Hyatt and MGM. It featured a highly visual and tactile UI designed for content discovery, social media integration and shareability. The end result was a high-performing and scalable backend with a fully responsive design, clean navigation and easily snackable content.

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Benefit Kitchen

Services: Custom application design and development

Simple ideas are often complex. Benefit Kitchen’s healthcare technology platform is a screener application that uses state-of-the-art algorithms to determine potential eligibility for up to 18 federal, state, and local benefits in three states - in just 10 minutes. We built the custom back-end to compute complex data calculations and created an easy to use front-end to increase completion rates.

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Services: Custom website design and development, illustration and animation

Programmatic tv buying should not be boring. The coolest part of this project was development of an interactive custom-audience building tool that lets potential customers simulate creating dynamic advertising campaigns based on preferences. We also helped integrate an existing blog platform and facilitated walled download opportunities for generating leads.

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BioPharm CPS2

Services: Custom content marketing application

The business of content marketing can be exorbitantly time consuming and expensive. It was our aim to help BioPharm simplify and speed up the process. Through the custom, web-based content marketing platform the client can rapidly design and publish content, and track engagement. It’’s fully responsive to boot.

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HealthPass New York Website Redesign & Video

Services: Custom website design and development, content management, animation

Choosing healthcare can be daunting. It was our job to use our information architecture and user experience chops to create an easily navigable experience for two distinct audiences inside a custom information hub for HealthPass brokers and consumers. What’s more, given the dynamic nature of the content we integrated an easy to use content management system for the clients constant updates.

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Services: Custom website design and development, content management

In our award-winning rebuild of the college’s website we focused on helping prospects discover more than 100+ programs offered, experience the school’s campus and culture through stories, photos and video, plus easily apply. The responsive design peppered with lead generation points was highly successful.

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Services: Custom website design and development, content management, animation

Bobira and RevXP got together with OpTic Gaming to bring their latest and greatest videos, stats and updates to gamers around the world via the OpTic Gaming app for iOS and Android devices. The project goal was simple: keep OpTic Gaming fans informed with feeds from it's multiple sources including, YouTube, Twitch and more. The build foundation was HTML based, using PhoneGap to convert the application for different operating systems.



Services: Custom mobile application design and development

College for Every Student wanted to help students gauge if they were ready to begin their higher education journey through a brand infotainment experience. A 10 question ranked quiz was the entry point to guiding players to the next steps in the college journey. It was designed and developed for iOS and Android.

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Brand Identity

Creating identities that leave a lasting impression is a passion of ours. Our identity work ranges from your logo design to something more encompassing including brand guidelines, social collateral, and print and website design.



Andy has development expertise as deep as the birth of the World Wide Web. In his 20-plus years in the space, Andy has honed the core technical and consultative skills needed to develop award-winning digital brand experiences, custom applications, mobile apps and web platforms. He previously founded Kindred Development and got his start at



Mike is rooted in creative with his deep knowledge of animation, illustration and designing for both the offline and online worlds. For the last 15 years Mike has focused on creating inspiring design with close attention to quality of the craft. He previously founded Bobira Studios and helped Havas and Rapp launch their first digital shops.


Creative Director

Trevor brings an intense creative spark to every project. With more than 15 years of working in interactive design, user experience and information architecture, he is keenly attuned to perfecting digital experiences. Trevor previously worked at Bobira and helped clients Coldwell Banker, Comcast, Deloitte, Intel, HSBC, Novartis and Toyota.



Alexi is a serious technophile with a penchant for finding solutions for tough development challenges. He is an excellent front-end developer with a love for JavaScript and expanding his skill set. Alexei previously worked at Kindred Development and got his start at BigBuzz Marketing Group.


Art Director

Thu is a versatile designer and can be counted on for art direction, design and production. Her ability to pivot between designing for print and digital enables her to thoughtfully create for brands, with a focus on healthcare. She previously worked for Bobira, Havas, GSW Worldwide, Health4Brands and Bloomberg.


Content & Marketing Director

Jennifer is an award-winning and data-savvy marketer who loves technology and the art of communication. During the last 10 years she has fine-tuned how she helps clients better tell and track their stories. Jennifer previously worked for WPP’s Data Alliance, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AOL and MIT.


Finance Director

Sam is the go-to numbers person who helps Ascender run. Beyond her operations expertise, Sam is a solid sounding board for smart-decision making. She has more than 10 years of experience managing accounts and relationships. Sam previously worked at HealthPass and got her start at Gursky & Partners.



Anthony has unparalleled expertise in content management, platform and front-end development. His pixel-perfect attention to detail and responsive chops are backed with his smart, proactive approach. Anthony previously worked for Kindred Development, Bobira and JPMorgan Chase.



John is our resident development guru who loves learning and applying new technologies. Fifteen years ago he started working on small flash ads and in his last role he led creation of the development department from the ground up. John previously worked for Kindred Development.

Ascender Creates

Visual splendor

Technical dreamscapes

Inspiring stories

Intelligent experiences

Beautiful banners

Delightful designs

Squeaky clean code

Connected clicks

Flawless functionality

Inbox goodness

Perfect pixels

Custom solutions

Compelling content

Interactive architecture

At Ascender, we focus on building partnership-driven relationships while fast tracking your smart ideas to make them a reality.

No matter the vertical - healthcare, education, non-profit, retail or real estate - we hold the skills, which are ever evolving, to turn your ideas into engaging experiences. Our background imparts understanding across the broad business world - from the intricacies of helping start-ups seed to the tape of highly matrixed organizations. Take a look at our capabilities and see how we can help.



  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Content Strategy


  • Email Development
  • Banners
  • Content Integration
  • Landing Pages
  • Microsites


  • Web + Application Design
  • Brand + Logo Design
  • Animation
  • Print Design
  • Illustration


  • Strategy
  • Copy writing
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Paid Media
  • Content Creation


  • Web Site Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • Custom Applications
  • Ecommerce
  • Responsive/Mobile

Technologies + More

  • Wordpress
  • ModX
  • Expression Engine
  • Drupal
  • RubyOnRails
  • PHP
  • mySQL
  • MailChimp
  • Constant Contact
  • Exact Target
  • Shopify
  • Ecommerce
  • All Social Platforms
  • Hosting & Support


Perhaps it’s our expertise, hard-work ethic or personalities that makes us great a great partner. Not only do we work directly with brands and organizations, but we also white-label our services in partnership with agencies.

Access Health
Audience Express
Barnes & Noble
Curriculum Associates
Cult Health
FTI Consulting
Zero Variance

Drop us a line. We would love to discuss how we can work together.


We'd love to hear from you.

Interested in working with us on a project? We'd love to hear from you!

[t] 347.857.7167

465 Belfield Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

315 Main Street
2nd floor
Huntington, NY 11743