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We are interdisciplinary zealots dedicated to blending creativity and code, philanthropy and commerce. Each of us is equal parts arts patron and tech junkie. We love what we do, and we love what our clients stand for. We are collaborative, inventive, inspired.

This is us

Josh Slatinsky

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Josh is one of the few people we know who has lived in a shipping container. On purpose. Twice. When he's not ogling a font or designing something beautiful, he sometimes studies design in Frankfurt or helps nonprofits dig wells in Africa. His doodling and handwriting are so geometrically perfect, some say he uses The Force to conjure it. He is the tallest FORMie, which comes in handy when retrieving Kory's errant Nerf darts. He loves stuff like outer space, red shoes, sriracha sauce and Tycho.

Liyang Feng

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When he's not working toward a degree in Integrated Business and Engineering or writing HTML, Liyang likes to play lacrosse, read dystopian fiction and watch Friends with friends. He once became drunk with power after being named Class Chief in Kindergarten, and later half-heartedly played alto saxophone all over Spain. He loves jokes, food that isn’t broccoli, and the view of Hong Kong from Victoria Mountain.

Kory Sharp

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Some of us suspect Kory is part robot, but since we rightfully fear robots, we're afraid to ask him if it's true. A real genius and clean code devotee, he drives FORM's programming and makes magic of the web. He's also one heck of a baker, guitar player and Apple junkie. He owns a bacon-scented air freshener and microwaveable pasta boat. He is digitizing his entire DVD collection (he's up to the Gs). There is enough music in Kory's iTunes library to provide astronauts a non-stop soundtrack for 9.3 round trips to the Moon.

Jacob Wadenpfuhl

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When he isn't coding, Jacob often performs in musical theater, playing everything from Lee Harvey Oswald to Og, the airbrushed wood nymph. He has gotten lost in Madagascar, hitchhiked through the deserts of Israel, done missionary work in Malawi, and volunteered in South Africa. Born to professional musicians, he's a compulsive finger drummer and gifted whistler. He drinks French-press coffee from a 10¢ mug. He is the co-creator of three sunshiny, silly little girls, and sometimes bursts into song or deep lunges. He enjoys wearing the brightest, fanciest pants of all FORMies.

Steve Cencula

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Steve is a supersmart, mostly pleasant guy with a penchant for sardonic vinyl toys and Diet Coke. He's an ardent music lover, and though his recent tastes skew toward post-modern shoegaze, he once willingly attended an Air Supply concert. It is rumored that he has quite a high IQ, which is plausible but unconfirmed by MENSA. Ever plagued by the notion that his brother is funnier and more popular, Steve is a lifelong overachiever. A serial early adopter, he is so enamored with technology that, though surrounded by the latest gadgetry, can’t part with his robust laser disc collection.

Ashleigh Liszt

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Ashleigh tells us that, though deep fried worms taste like potato chips, her favorite food is frosting. A dedicated saxophonist, she has performed a halftime routine wearing only one shoe. When she’s not writing code, she's quarterbacking, scrap booking or playing Led Zeppelin on her Fender Cyclone. Though she was once mistakenly detained for grand theft auto, she is the proud and legally titled owner of a vintage Geo Metro. She’s a big fan of baking, bottle caps and classic horror films.

Rachel Rogala

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A scholar and self-described goody two-shoes, Rachel’s idea of rebellion is chewing gum while playing a clarinet. A t-shirt hoarder, hiker and chronic zoodler, she was once recognized as the Fastest Typist in all of 4th grade. She likes to decorate with tiny plants and never goes anywhere without band-aids. When she isn’t blogging for Ohio University Women’s Center, Rachel enjoys studying things like war and peace, NGOs, and visual design.

Ken  Kiplinger

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A wizardly mix of app programmer and mad scientist, Ken speaks Objective-C like it's his first language. Trained as an electrical engineer, he's a Kandinsky with a soldering iron and at this very moment, probably has a diode in his pocket. He once owned a vinyl album collection the size of a cargo trailer. When he's not coding he enjoys riding bike trails and stalking garden pests. In sixth grade, he souped-up his alarm clock so that, rather than beeping, it pulled a string attached to his pillow. Though the feasibility assessment of the PillowPuller™ was doomed, today Ken holds two patents for his display technology inventions.

Teresa Kiplinger

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Though confused by long division and cooking, Teresa can ideate and envisage like nobody's business. She pines for metalsmithing tools like most girls pine for shoes. For fun, she collects antique books, illustrates dogs and angels, and etches silver with nitric acid. She once stalked and met Pink Floyd, counted 17 shooting stars over the Colorado River, and was seriously injured by a pot pie. She loves Utah, her Roomba, and her Boston Terrier, Hugo. In that order.

Katelyn Gerber

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Katelyn says the best of all chemistry constants is 6.02x10 to the 23rd power, and who are we to argue? A rare combination of mathematician, athlete and artist, she holds a master’s degree in accounting, runs marathons for fun, and plays the heck out of Chopin’s Revolutionary Étude for piano. When she’s not managing our production schedule, she enjoys walking her dog, reading tiny dictionaries and making lemon macaroons. She once broke a picnic table with her head and she's a fan of words, Warren Buffett, and the number 20,710.

Desktop Friday

The creative brainpower is palpable when the studio stops for Desktop Friday, an exercise designed to reset our creativity. A random topic. An hour to create. Who will crack under pressure? Who will lose it all in an epic crash? Who will go rogue and design in Play-Doh?

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might find something you said posted here, too:

"I'm gonna make websites out of wood."

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That horse looks like Burt Russel Crowe.

Location ID = 23 Bread Bowl = False (AKA: The Breadbowl Module is Broken.)

I'd go to a goat rodeo.

IE is the DMV of the Internet.

Her abs look like a turtle shell.

I'm wing-dingin' it.

Emotionally, my hands are in my pockets.

I'm sitting down here with Hot Popcorn Hands.

PBS is very : colon-y.

Remember when you threw décor at me?

There's a lot of outer space.

But, Saul Bass already used all the good shapes.

Activate the chicken!

I'm not giving my money to YouTube. YouTube is all horsey and gross.

1-2-3 Cheeseburger Lane!

I'm sorry about the div.

I'm going to pull out the Real Joe Pesci Hat.

I've never seen the 80s.

You see that giant hot dog?

Can I be Josh for Halloween?

I don't know who you think you are, coming up in here with a taco.

I'm just not used to Kory wearing pants.

I've looked at that alpaca all day.

Did you say "jQuery" or "Katie Perry"?

Wait 'til I get this gas station food, then order in.

I just smelled fries in my head.

I’m getting a full-on chest plate tattoo of FORM riding on the back of a magical unicorn to show my appreciation.

Don't come at me with your popcorn problems.

Always cut toward your innards.

Must. Resist. Cacao.

Move. You're where my Diet Coke goes.

They're switchin' browsers and clearin' cookies!

The meatball machine is broken.

No, YOU need megadoses of vitamin D.

I've been to New Jersey?

I just blew my nose in my notes.

It reminds me of an old calculator.

An ice cream truck drove through this design.

This phone call is messing up my hair.

It's like a statue of my dog with a mustache on it.

C'mon. Lemme see your turkey burgers.

If the Long Island Medium were here, she'd freak out.

I know how I like my files: Large.

Murderer at nine o'clock!

Did you just raise the roof on jQuery?

I'm going to look up thesaurus in the dictionary.

There are four purses in my purse.

This tastes like Steve's car.

Then I thought, why not just make it Helvetica?

Look at the eyes on that Red-Legged Honeycreeper!

Rhinos are a big deal.

It should be a little Burt Reynolds.

I'm trying to use your design elements but I'm not sure I like them.

Come and get it, Sammy Hagar!

No. They don't have have budget for robots.

My middle toe went numb and I thought I had something in my shoe.

Are we going to a place I can wear slippers?

That's just how I like my mugs: Cheap and Swiss.

My version of a beard is a hat.

I don't foresee whales having cell phones.

Well. I guess we're having stock photos for lunch.

I feel like I just try too much sometimes.

How am I supposed to get through my workday when I have to take care of all these tiny people in my phone?

These people drive like animals.

I had some chicken wings in my car that I was going to give you. 

A person can be positive AND inappropriate.

Lower case "m" is the best letter.

Your hat smells like bologna.

My goal is to live until 2085.

Why'd you put me out like that about the Lion King?

Why is there a piece of cheese in my purse?

I'm programming in my head.

You're always picked last and your pasta smells.

Eating peaches with a spoon sucks.

No cults or dying, please. It's Friday.

All caps, all the time.

I mean, how much Jeff Bridges can you have in one movie?

I can handle a lot of Jeff Bridges in one movie.

I bought a Chewbacca shirt but I keep forgetting to wear it.

Squirrels don't have pants.

Batteries? Seriously? What is this, 1985?

I'm no stranger to a rotten banana.

Steve's probably listening to Fiona Apple.

Steve, you should come look at these sandwich pictures.

Those weren't professional quality mustaches.

Can you Swissify it?

Helvetica Light makes me think you're lying.

Is that horse wearing shorts?

I just keep making ears by accident.

Your sweat smells like Dolce & Gabbana.

I'm thinking like four, maybe five steps ahead of you.

...And that is why you don't wear sandals to Blossom.

That's why I don't eat it out of a can; I eat it out of a bag.

The wild cheeses grow aplenty here.

I don't want to chase the red sweater. I just want to buy the red sweater.

You do seem like the type of guy who'd drink pickle juice.

Are pigs becoming extinct?

In Belgium, there's a tax for things that are too multitasky.

You reach into your heart and pull out a potholder.

They'll do anything for a ribbon and a hamburger.

This knob makes me want to get drunk.

I'm sorry I'm not a sock connoisseur.

I don't think real cowboys do this much ironing.

I can tell by the look on your face that you're not going to be of any help.

Facebook's telling me I'm fat.

Is this the collective smell of humanity?

Was that Rod Stewart?

Those stupid little pickles.

Well, we have mustaches upstairs.

It's like a pair of pants, for your car.

I am the ghost of Tractor Supply Company. (spooky voice)

You wanna do hot dogs Friday?

Is hot dog one word or two?

How much bread would it take to feed a scorpion for a week?

How would you get DNA from Elvis?

I was working, until I got distracted by this Madonna song.

There's wine on your motherboard.

If it's not moist, I'm not interested in having it thrown on my desk.

Have you heard about the whaler-pirate guy?

It's too Skittly.

It's too sausagy.

It's too Skynrdy.

It wasn't like that a minute ago.

It was working a minute ago.

It doesn't work in Safari.

It doesn't work in IE.

It works!

It's broken.

No amount of money is worth your husband having a mustache.

Try not to make it too caskety.

I switched to the California Raisins pillowcase last night.

You just have to hope for the best until it doesn't happen.

I don't like wearing pants.

If you had a hot dog roller and went shopping for sausages, things might change.

I'm gonna make websites out of wood.

400 pounds plus adrenaline, and I could flip a car, easy.

Teresa, you haven't given me an answer, you've only given me s*!%.

I can still smell Steve.

Fancy code is the only kind I write.

This is too helpful.

I don't want this bacon on here any more.

I've never had much luck with rabbits.

I had a pencil sharpener shaped like a boat.

What don't you think should be converted into a fish tank?

I got this whole thing of Silly Putty stuck on my sleeve.

Steve, let's go somewhere, just you and me.

He's magic. He's practically a leprechaun.

I don't recall there being an h in leprechaun.

It's dark and gloomy with zombies, but I think I'll keep my sunglasses on.

It's a pickle wearing a cape; I think it's self-explanatory.

Sassy Cap'n McBeef O'Brady

There is no reason for Bob Evans.

Salad's nasty.

I think I'm gonna have to set something on fire.

I'm bringing iFrames back.

Beige is not a color.

Beige is not an image.

If this were a book, I would totally read it.

I said something about sausage, but I don't remember what it was.

This sushi is quite delicious. If you like the taste of death.

You can't out-do the fish with sneakers.


I wish I could draw RoboCop.

I want the whole tomato.

It's like, the future.

It's like, the Jedi.

It's a torsional thing.

Entertainment Tonight is where dreams go to die.

Internet Explorer is ruining this.

I'd try human. (on the topic of cannibalism)

(with sadness) I hate Internet Explorer.

Oh, sorry! I'll just rewrite the Web.

You can't ship pickles.

We have flippage!


Has anyone seen the Boston Symphony? #wheredidtheygo #offseason #Tanglewood

10:56 PM - 30 Sep 16 via facebook Facebook

"It can be tempting for Arts & Culture and Nonprofit groups to forego good #webdesign, but this is a costly mistake"

7:19 PM - 22 Jul 16 via Twitter Twitter

Great morning meeting with our friends at @shakeandco. Then spent the afternoon strolling the grounds of @norman_rockwell_museum Awesome day 🎭🎨👌🏻

10:33 PM - 30 Sep 16 via facebook Facebook

If you call our studio and get the auto attendant, it's because all of FORM tinkered with this thing and then ran away to the National Parks. #rememberwhenanimatedgifswerecool

7:24 PM - 19 Sep 16 via facebook Facebook

Honored to have our site named by @CommArts as Web Pick of the Day!

5:28 PM - 14 Apr 15 via Twitter Twitter

Touring the new American Greetings Creative Studios makes you feel all tingly - like breaking open a brand new box of crayons.

6:37 PM - 14 Sep 16 via facebook Facebook

Well, hello new web site for @ClevePlayHouse. Aren't you a spiffy looking 100-year-old.

9:29 PM - 04 Feb 15 via Twitter Twitter

Do we know how to celebrate in style, or what? Congratulations, Josh, on becoming a first-time home owner! #timetobuyalawnmower

7:30 PM - 11 Aug 16 via facebook Facebook

New Dum Dums Drums iPad App for Spangler Candy

6:29 PM - 08 Jul 14 via Twitter Twitter

How much time would this neat gadget save you? (We admit it would save us at least thirty minutes of font finagling.)

7:00 PM - 03 Aug 16 via facebook Facebook

Another day, another Chrome browser.

7:09 PM - 23 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

Our design intern, Rachel, designed some killer logos this week, so she got to choose a prize from the FORM treasure chest. (The tiara was our idea.)

7:30 PM - 20 Jul 16 via facebook Facebook

3/4 of Gen Y-ers say biggest turnoff of nonprofit site is when info hasn't been updated recently via @HubSpot

7:16 PM - 04 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

Our interns aren't qualified to give you advice on how to clean out the clutter in your house, but they can give you advice on how to minimize the clutter on your website! Read our latest blog post.

7:00 PM - 19 Jul 16 via facebook Facebook

The only thing missing from the new @HoeflerCo typeface is Vin Diesel.

6:31 PM - 03 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

We are so excited to see Cleveland Play House on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend! #ThisIsCLE #LoveCLE

2:29 PM - 15 Jul 16 via facebook Facebook

Hey CIFFies, thanks for mention! Love, the FORMies.

6:16 PM - 15 May 14 via Twitter Twitter

Live streaming Broadway shows now gives everyone access to the arts—in the comfort of your own home!

7:30 PM - 14 Jul 16 via facebook Facebook

Know any PHP Developers that want to work with an uber-talented interactive team? Send 'em here!

3:16 AM - 31 Oct 13 via Twitter Twitter

Guess who stopped by the office today. Hugo loves hanging out with the FORMies!

7:36 PM - 13 Jul 16 via facebook Facebook

Shout out to Jim and Joanne @MarcusThomasCle Your story made our day!

3:58 PM - 21 Dec 12 via Twitter Twitter

Nonprofits: 10 tips for choosing the right web development firm.

7:00 PM - 29 Jun 16 via facebook Facebook

A new look for GreenCityBlueLake - Cleveland Museum of Natural History

3:52 PM - 09 Nov 12 via Twitter Twitter

Instagram's new analytics could mean easier social media campaigns for small businesses. Thanks Instagram!

7:00 PM - 22 Jun 16 via facebook Facebook

It’s our dozenth birthday! Dozenth is a fancy word for 12th. ‘Cause we’re all fancy pants today.

7:26 PM - 16 Jun 16 via facebook Facebook

Just launched this new website for Cleveland Zoological Society @clevezoosociety! #webdesign #cleveland

8:35 PM - 20 Sep 12 via Twitter Twitter

We're excited to explore this powerful VR technology to inspire our clients' patrons, too. Amazing work, charity: water!

12:30 AM - 15 Jun 16 via facebook Facebook

Don't know 'bout you, but the new site we just launched for @CleInstituteArt makes us want to go back to art school.

9:50 PM - 17 Sep 12 via Twitter Twitter

Meetings at the Cleveland Zoological Society are even better with face painting. Congrats, CZS on the new Rosebrough Tiger Passage!

7:30 PM - 07 Jun 16 via facebook Facebook

The Big Brother Cornhole app we created for CBS hit #11 on the Top Free Sports App Chart.

5:31 PM - 14 Aug 12 via Twitter Twitter

Working on this new website for Providence House A Crisis Nursery was a great experience for us at FORM. We hope it helps raise awareness and support for the incredible work they do for children and families in crisis.

8:05 PM - 24 May 16 via facebook Facebook

Dear Outlook, We Never Liked You Anyway

4:07 PM - 05 Jul 12 via Twitter Twitter

Spending the afternoon helping out at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We aren't going to show you the photo of us in our hair nets.

7:33 PM - 26 Apr 16 via facebook Facebook

Hey @GLTFCleveland, looks like the Biebs is a fan of Romeo & Juliet...

6:59 PM - 28 Jun 12 via Twitter Twitter

Providence House A Crisis Nursery, thanks for a great lunch and congratulations on another incredible event!

5:33 PM - 22 Apr 16 via facebook Facebook

"Upon the world dim darkness doth display, And in her vaulty prison stows the Day." Today's Desktop Friday is "Daytime"

9:18 PM - 27 Apr 12 via Twitter Twitter


Sometimes we just feel like making a movie.


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Has anyone seen the Boston Symphony? #wheredidtheygo #offseason #Tanglewood

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