We are storytellers.
Tell your story with custom web development and creative graphic design.
Bring your mission to life with photography and video.
But that’s just the beginning…

Our Story

Every story is important. Here’s ours…

Our passion for creating the web began in 2000. Since then, we’ve expanded to handle clients large and small, in a huge variety of industries, and across the world. We’re based in Milwaukee, WI, as we enjoy the historic architecture and all the imaginative and fun people this city has to offer. Our network of talented creative partners reaches from our hometown to across the USA and outward, covering the globe.

Meet

TRACY APPS
owner and principal designer.
(Yes, my last name really is Apps.)

I fell in love with the Internet in the 1990s and immediately began designing websites—the first of which I created in 1996 while staying up all night, much to my parents’ dismay. From there, I couldn’t stop developing and designing websites. I created my first blog in 2001 on b2, the precursor software to WordPress. Always an artist at heart, I graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BA in Art.

After an unromantic exit from the corporate world, I transitioned to running tracy apps design around the clock. It was time to break free and share my passion with the world. I consider myself a perpetual student of communication and technology, with an unwavering focus on creating a compelling Web that helps us communicate effectively, and that we can all enjoy and learn from. Past projects include simple one-off creative design work to full branding/re-branding, mobile-optimized web solutions, photography & video, and so much more.

Many people find our ever-changing, technology-driven world intimidating.
Me? I find it exhilarating.

Ready to get started? Contact us for a free consultation

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Stories are for sharing, showing and telling. Here are some of our favorites.

Amazing fiddler Amy McNally approached us looking to design her first ever solo CD artwork. Amy had the …

Client:
Amy McNally
Year: 2012
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CrossFit 100 in Glendale, WI needed a fresh website that was as dynamic as it’s community. The solution? …

Client:
CrossFit 100
Year: 2014
Status: Complete
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Every time Immanuel Presbyterian has a celebration or special Sunday in the past 8 or so years, I …

Client:
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Year: 2014
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Story-based strategy is more than just the latest “marketing trend”, its a way of sharing the story of …

Client:
Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA
Year: 2012
Status: continuing
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Shelley (aka @butwait on twitter) runs a website to aid US college counselors in their work with students. …

Client:
College Lists Wiki
Year: 2014
Status: Complete
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Read more »

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Compelling adj. evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.

You want your business or organization and your brand to be powerfully irresistible. We get that. At tracy apps design, we help you tell your unique, compelling story to the world through creative, completely customized web development and graphic design.

We create purposeful, engaging websites that work.

Hey, stories are no longer trapped in books. You have so many options to breathe new life into your website and marketing collateral. Capture moments and memories with photography. Engage your target market and share information with the rising power of video.

We are flexible. Maybe you’re already working with a design agency for your branding and print projects, but your website needs work. Not a problem. Inspired to start from scratch and develop an entirely new brand to showcase your compelling story? We do that, too.

Your story is waiting. Let’s get it out there.


Imagine

What’s your story? Let’s tell the world. Together.

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Prefer to talk to a real person? Call tracy at
414-939-4040