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Kanner Kreative (KK) is a Portland, Maine based web consulting studio that specializes in crafting clean, precise website solutions with a focus on the user experience, information architecture, design, development and project management across diverse industries.  Clients include colleges, universities, small businesses, startups, artists and non-profits and includes professional partners across the US.  KK strives to create a web experience that is intuitive for users through ease of navigation, clean design and inviting pathways.

Ellen Kanner, Principal
Ellen spent seven years working on Dartmouth College’s web team to design, build and manage the HTML/CSS/JS templates for the content management system used by 150+websites on campus in OmniUpdate. This experience gave her insight into the intricacies of managing the web properties at large scale organizations, and particularly higher education institutions. Along with her years spent in California doing front-end design and development for web-based software, she has another 8 years prior spent in web and video as a producer, editor, graphic designer and photographer. Since 2009, she has focused on user experience design, primarily on user research, information architecture, design and page schematics, and WordPress as the editor of choice, all while leading well-planned websites — managed on time and on budget.