Wilford Design Principal and Senior Designer Michael Wilford received his Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from Central Washington University and started working in the design field before there was an internet. He has designed award-winning websites, advertising, packaging, marketing materials and logos.
Michael is not only an experienced designer, he is also an expert at helping clients distill their brand into a website and marketing materials that match the client’s goals and strategies.
When not burning the midnight oil at the office, Michael enjoys playing and singing old Beatles and CCR songs on acoustic guitar, playing electric blues guitar, reading about world history (Middle Ages and older) and is a fan of comic books and the Walking Dead tv series.
Born and raised in Tacoma, award-winning designer Dedra Jones-Wilford has always had a natural talent for design and color as well as a lifelong interest in interior design and fashion. Dedra studied at TCC, UPS and UW, with a major in Philosophy and minor in Social Psychology.
Dedra is our secret weapon. She has a tenacious commitment to quality and a passion for design. Even on projects where she is not the designer, her incredible eye for detail and excellent taste ensures that our designs are always better after she’s reviewed them. Dedra is also our go-to color expert on the team. She can instinctively pick color palettes for our projects that are pleasing and perfectly appropriate. Besides designing and art directing at Wilford Design, Dedra also handles our bookkeeping and keeps things organized overall.
When not keeping things hopping at the office, Dedra enjoys composing the decor of every room at home, cooking, reading the classics and mysteries, gardening, watching Hometime, This Old House and old movies, and observing the backyard birds and rabbits.
Our award-winning, full-stack web developer Collin is a UW grad with a degree in Computer Science. He grew up in Lakewood and started working at Wilford Design while finishing up college and quickly became a front-end wizard as well as a PHP master.
Collin is a hard worker with a resilient tenacity. No matter how tough the challenge that we throw at him, he keeps working it and working it until he solves it. Collin can put together a responsive layout like nobody’s business, he takes our designs and makes them sing, often giving input into the design and functionality as he builds. Though he will tell you that he is not a designer, he adds a lot of style and pizazz to our websites, including our GDUSA 2016 American Web Design award winning site, which he made so much better with his creative ideas. He can also program a custom database-driven application to perform whatever functions we can dream up.
When not slaving over a hot keyboard, Collin is master of many games, from running the table in pool to battling his friends in video games. He is also a big fan of strategic board and card games, especially “Magic the Gathering” in which he often competes, pitting his strategic wits against other opponents.