OVER THE YEARS


WE LISTEN. WE RESEARCH.

Blue Fish's business has progressed over the years. We have worked with companies both large and small, from California to Switzerland. We have helped 1 person consulting firms, nationally recognized brands, non-profits, churches and government agencies, and we would love to help you.

WE CAN HELP


WE LEARN. WE CREATE.

We are consultants that understand the creative side of business. If you want to increase traffic to your website. If you want to build trust with your audience. If you want to work with someone that understands the difficulties of positioning, we can help.

RESULTS DRIVEN


WE PRACTICE. WE COACH.

We custom fit marketing strategies to the specific needs of your organization. We leverage our knowledge of business, sales, branding, application development, social media, website design, content strategy, search engine marketing (and more) to get the results you need.

Marcus Neto

Big Fish/Founder

Originally from Washington DC, Marcus graduated from James Madison University in 1996 and jumped into the booming DC tech scene. He started in sales, but moved into consulting and programming. Tired of spending 3+ hours in traffic every day, Marcus and his family moved to Mobile in 2004. This allowed him to start Blue Fish in 2007.

Today's advertising world is highly technical and Marcus' two decades of experience in technology & business helps him when working with clients on strategy, execution, and what will ultimately get results. Marcus regularly speaks at events and has spoken at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

Marcus has experience in building websites, branding, photography & video production, social media management, SEO and more. He has been an ExpressionEngine user since 2007 and was the Product Evangelist for EllisLab from 2011-2012.

About marcus

Varduhi Karapetyan

Designer

Varduhi is a Mobile native and went to University of South Alabama where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. When Varduhi started with Blue Fish she was already an accomplished graphic designer. She could craft anything from a new logo to fantastic sales pieces.

Since coming to Blue Fish she has really taken to website design and can design a custom website with the best of them. She understands User Interface and User Experience and can envision what it will take to meet the client’s needs.

About varduhi

Tad Ward

Lead Developer

Tad is our resident mountain man. Originally from West Virginia, he now calls Mobile home. He started as a front end developer when spacer gifs and tables based layouts were all the rage. He joined Blue Fish full time on January 1, 2014 and is affectionately known as Employee #1.

If you are looking for someone to forge an ExpressionEngine or Craft CMS website, Tad is the man. His depth of experience with ExpressionEngine started in 2008 and the principles he learned using EE have carried over to Craft.

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Jared Budlong

Project Manager/Videographer

Marcus thought he was organized till he hired Jared. Jared pulls double duty for Blue Fish as our Project Manager and Videographer and takes the title from Marcus as most organized person at Blue Fish. He has been the silent partner on the Mobile Alabama Business Podcast for the last 3 years as the Audio Engineer.

Jared lives for helping clients weave a story that will share their heart for why they do what they do. His passion for video surpasses his love for Gantt charts but he is equally adept at both. If you engage with Blue Fish, you will have Jared to thank when your project launches on time.

About jared

Josh Hunter

Web Developer

Hailing from DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) and a recent transplant to the Mobile area, Josh is a self taught front-end developer. He knows how to buckle down and muscle through work with a consistent standard and cheerful demeanor. With a background in traditional art, creating websites has become a fascination and passion for him. On the weekends you can find Josh tossing the disk around with his ultimate frisbee club team.

About josh

Evelyn Riales

Ad & Content Manager

Our master behind the camera, Evelyn, is a Daphne native and University of South Alabama graduate. She is animated, creative, and she can craft scripts that engage an audience. A video editing powerhouse, she has experience with multi-camera shoots, lighting, shooting on location, and external audio. Evelyn is a long-time lover of drama and has been around the camera since she was 7. In her free time, you can find her acting at a local theatre, eating Thai food..extra spicy of course, or playing Dungeons and Dragons.

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Laura Florey

Front-end Developer

A native of Fairhope, Laura is an exceptionally creative and dependable Front-end Developer. She is knowledgeable in a wide variety of programming languages and is focused on using best practice principles to facilitate website development and maintenance. Laura's areas of expertise include website optimization, landing page development, project management, and problem-solving. When she is not coding away at her computer, she is living out fantastic adventures in the pages of her favorite books or on the trails with her horse, Chief.

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Holly Desousa

Copywriter / Social Media Manager

Holly is a lover of words. She is from Mobile but just moved home after spending two years in Atlanta. Holly has a degree in English from the University of Mobile. When it comes to content for Facebook updates, video scripts, Instagram images, LinkedIn updates, etc. she is our go-to. Need website content, Facebook posts, or Instagram updates with a focus on engaging your audience? Holly can handle it. When she is not working, you can find Holly outdoors with her pup Calvin or at a local coffee shop.

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Kirsten Holland

Graphic Designer

Kirsten(KUR-STEN, NOT KRISTEN) our resident Mississippian, also went to the University of South Alabama where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. While she has experience with identity systems and social media, she has mad illustration skills and kills the graphic design game. She is currently expanding her knowledge and skill in ux/ui design. Kirsten is a colorful addition to our team—from her hair to her personality. She loves all things retro and is extremely family-oriented, so in her free time, you can find her hanging with her family, specifically her niece and nephew.

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James Parrish

Part-time Content Creator

James, a Mobilian, is currently a junior at the University of South Alabama as a Graphic Design major. He is our resident part-timer here at Blue Fish. In partnership with the design team and working alongside Holly, James can create ad campaigns that increase traffic, brand awareness or convert people into customers. James is into all the arts...mainly just graphic and martial. You’ll often find him with broth in his hand and headphones in jammin’ to...well everything. He has an interest in music and health, and he has a wealth of useless and useful knowledge.

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