We are a small group of Boise Web Design professionals who believe the beauty of business is in the personal relationships that are formed, and the results we achieve together.


Josh Olswanger


Co-Owner / Lead Web Designer & Front-End Developer
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Co-Owner / Lead Web Designer & Front-End Developer

Thrive Web Designs was founded by web designer and co-owner, Josh Olswanger. With a background in media production and design, along with a history of working effectively with clients ranging from businesses, musicians, authors and more, Josh chose to focus his attention toward web design & development.

“To help a business grow and reach new potential clients is very satisfying for me. Our clients’ satisfaction is the most important part of what we do. We build websites with the notion that they are designed to sell. Whether that means optimizing for search engines, creating call to actions, marketing and selling products, or anything in-between, we get it.”

When not working, Josh enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife and 2 kids.


Aaron Day


Co-Owner / Lead Programmer & Developer
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Co-Owner / Lead Programmer & Developer

Aaron is the lead developer, project manager, and co-owner of Thrive. He has over 15 years of experience working on medium to enterprise level web projects, and focuses on building online business solutions that align with our clients’ goals.

During his years working for agencies, Microsoft, and his own businesses, Aaron has been the lead developer, project manager, interactive designer, and lead creative. He has designed and built web solutions for CenturyLink, Microsoft, t-Mobile, Boise State University, and various small businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Aaron has a Computer Informations Systems (CIS) degree from BSU with an emphasis on marketing, a Multimedia Production degree from UW, and a Computer Language Specialist degree from ISU. He is currently the organizer for the Boise Graphic Design Group and has done guest presentations on WordPress and Usability.

When not helping our clients thrive, Aaron enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and kids, running, biking, and working in the yard.


Jason Jacobs


WordPress & Frontend Developer
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WordPress & Frontend Developer

My name is Jason Jacobs and I am a front-end web designer and content creator at Thrive.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, I spent a number of years living and having formative adventures in such places as Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and Omaha, Nebraska.

Shortly after receiving my BA in Web Design from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, I moved to Boise, Idaho to be with my best friend and love of my life, Erin.

In 2013 I began contracting with Aaron Day of ABD Web Design.

In March of 2015 Aaron brought me on as a full-time employee of ABD Web Design. Shortly thereafter, ABD joined forces with Thrive Web Designs, and I am now a proud member of a truly talented team of developers and creatives at Thrive.

On a daily basis at Thrive, you can find me working on custom websites and WordPress themes, managing web and content updates, writing website copy, quashing bugs, and more. The variety of work and clientele at Thrive continually drives me forward, expanding my knowledge and working my creative muscles.

Creative expression has been a constant throughout my life, the medium coming in many forms: writing, painting, drawing, web design, and music. You can follow my creative pursuits at jwjacobs.com.

Outside of Thrive and my own creative pursuits, I spend my days with my wife, Erin, and my step-daughter, Juniper. You’ll typically find us listening to and exploring music, debating ideas, exploring Idaho and the Pacific-Northwest, and seeking to cultivate a rich and creative life for our daughter.


Jared Griggs


Web Developer & Programmer
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Web Developer & Programmer

Jared doesn’t pull rabbits from hats but he does pull some amazing code solutions from seemingly thin air. He’s well-versed in PHP but also has a love affair with Javascript. With these front and back-end development skills, he’s come up with some epic solutions for our clients.


Andrew Hahn


Web Developer & Programmer
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Web Developer & Programmer

(Andrew) Hahn is a College of Idaho ’06 computer science graduate that has been professionally creating on the web since 2005. Unprofessionally, his first programming project went live while in junior high.

For reasons unknown to modern psychology, Hahn develops applications simply for the thrill of programming. He has developed sites ranging from local Boise nonprofits to fortune 500 companies. When not inexplicably programming, Hahn gets his hands dirty wrenching on bikes, wrecking his house, and wrangling photos.


Katie Furrer


Content Curator & Social Media Marketing
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Content Curator & Social Media Marketing

Katie is a native Idahoan with a passion for creativity! Recently married, I am also a mother/step mother to five amazing and beautiful kids. While I tend to enjoy the simple things in life like iced mochas, and cinnamon bears, I also like to travel.

Making friends in new places is what lifes all about! Since no two businesses are the same, I will work closely with you to develop fresh, relevant, and timely content. Best of all, you can always reach out to me if you have any questions or want to get the ball rolling on a new project!


Luke Baker


Logo Design, Brand Identity, Print Media
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Logo Design, Brand Identity, Print Media

Luke Baker with Lucas Marc Design is partnered with Thrive to help clients establish a strong, professional image through custom logo design. Luke graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Graphic Design and Business Management, and worked as an art director for Hewlett-Packard Company before going independent.

Luke is an award-winning, published logo designer, and has helped design logos for over 500 businesses worldwide. Having been in the industry for nearly ten years, including time spent managing a freelance team of over 100 logo designers for HP, he knows what it takes to design a great logo for your business!


Randy Thaemert


Designer and Brand Consultant
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Designer and Brand Consultant

Above everything else, Randy Thaemert has always been passionate about making things better, and when on loan from his own design studio, that’s exactly what he does for Thrive clients. Helping a client realize their brand story is what gets him out of bed in the morning. Being a multidisciplinary creative, Randy uses a uniquely equipped toolbox to help tell a client’s story—be it in print, digital, or melted steel—nothing’s above consideration.

In 2005, Randy received is BFA in Design from Boise State University, and has been transforming brands ever since.

Outside the studio, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters in Idaho’s back country—skiing, hunting, fly-fishing, camping, and being inspired.