Your website should be more than just an online brochure.

You work hard every day to get new customers, be more profitable and provide better customer service. Smart Solutions designs and builds custom web solutions that help you excel in all these areas.

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Strategy and planning

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Portals and intranets

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Web and user interface design

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eCommerce

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Analytics reporting

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Search engine optimization

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Responsive websites

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Web Development

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Social and user communities

 

We are a custom web solutions provider that specializes in all aspects of web design and development. Our consultants, designers, developers and partners support you from strategy and architecture to design, search optimization, mobile usability and ongoing managed solutions.

 

Smart Solutions invests time in planning and strategy. We  build custom web solutions that generate a real return on your investment. We consider your business goals and unique differentiators as well as your target customers’ needs and motivations.

Our Core Team

Sharon Manderson, Principal

Sharon Manderson
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Sharon has been designing and developing websites, custom software and database applications for more years than she can count. Sharon stays connected by actively participating in professional groups, presenting at industry events and publishing articles on all topics web related. She spends most of her day driving the companies’ strategic direction, speaking with customers who are interested in working with Smart Solutions and making sure the Smart Solutions team has what they need to remain productive, motivated and on top of their game.

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Lisa Alexander
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Lisa’s career has been spent in website and custom software development including database design and architecture. She is responsible for the reliability and performance of all web projects and operations and is deeply hands-on with infrastructure, systems, monitoring and all operational processes. Lisa guides clients through kickoff to launch facilitating communications and ensuring all project deliverables meet or exceed expectations. Clients benefit from her hands-on approach, meticulous expectations and true attention to detail. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a B.A. in Sociology.

Dennis Carey, Software Engineer and WordPress Developer Extraordinaire

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Dennis is a database and custom web application specialist with more than nine years of development experience. As both a front-end and back-end developer, Dennis brings a wide variety of skills including PHP, Java, Jersey REST, Spring, HTML, CSS, JSON, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL and Oracle. Dennis plays a key role in defining and driving Smart Solution’s development methodologies and leading our development team to strengthen its technology and development expertise, fine tune processes and improve quality of execution. Dennis holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jen Downs, Web Developer

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Jennifer Downs has over 18 years of experience designing and developing custom software and web applications. She leads the technical design and implementation of WordPress and eCommerce web-based applications for Smart Solutions. She is both a front-end and back-end developer. Her development skills include C++, C#, VB, Java, Jersey REST, Spring, Hadoop, Accumulo, HTML, CSS, JSON, and Javascript. Jen also has database experience in PL/SQL and Oracle, T-SQL and SQL Server, and MySQL. She also has 5 years of agile development and team lead experience and helps contribute to the development of high-quality web applications at Smart Solutions. Jen holds an M.B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Kristen Ennis, Web Developer

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Kristen recently graduated from American University with both a History and Studio Art Multimedia degree. Kristen created the multimedia degree to synthesize digital outputs with art. In her senior year she received the highest honor, the Elizabeth Van Swinderen Award for her excellence in sculpture art. Currently, she is enrolled at UMBC to earn a B.S. in Computer Science. Kristen is experienced in HTML,CSS, PHP, Android development, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

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Amy Wood
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Amy is a digital designer and visual problem solver. She started her career as a political news producer in DC and moved on to produce award-winning educational programming for PBS. Around the turn of the century, Amy moved into graphic design, primarily focused on web. She has served in the roles of art director and senior web designer working with clients from small business and nonprofit, to larger companies, associations and government agencies. In all capacities, her true passion is interpreting the client’s vision while creating a solution that engages the audience. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communication from Towson University and a M.A. in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).