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.
Co-Owner / Lead Web Designer & Front-End Developer+
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.
Co-Owner / Lead Programmer & Developer+
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.
WordPress & Frontend Developer+
WordPress & Frontend Developer
Jason is a front-end web designer and content creator at Thrive.
Originally from the Chicagoland area, he spent a number of years living and having formative adventures in such places as Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and Omaha, Nebraska.
He received a BA in Web Design from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
On a daily basis at Thrive, you can find Jason working on custom websites and WordPress themes, managing web and content updates, writing website copy, quashing bugs, and more.
Outside of Thrive and his own creative pursuits, Jason spends his days with his wife, Erin, and his step-daughter, Juniper. You’ll typically find them listening to and exploring music, debating ideas, exploring Idaho and the Pacific-Northwest, and seeking to cultivate a rich and creative life.
Web Developer & Programmer+
Web Developer & Programmer
Web Developer & Programmer+
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.
Content Curator & Social Media Marketing+
Content Curator & Social Media Marketing
Katie is a native Idahoan with a passion for creativity! Married, she is a mother/stepmother to six amazing and beautiful kids. While she tends to enjoy the simple things in life like iced mochas, and cinnamon bears, she also likes to travel. Making friends in new places is what life’s all about!
What she loves most about working with clients is getting to know them personally, and professionally while helping them achieve what they are striving for. Since no two businesses are the same, she will work closely with you to develop fresh, relevant, and timely content. Her satisfaction stems from working directly with people and helping their businesses grow.
“When we all work together, we all contribute ideas, and we all benefit from seeing those ideas brought together.”
Web Developer | Client Updates Manager+
Web Developer | Client Updates Manager
Chris is a California transplant with a passion for creating. A wearer of many hats, his latest venture is in the realm of web development after completing the Immersive Full-Stack course at Boise Code Works. Now, he works to update, maintain, and build many of Thrive’s beautiful projects.
Outside of web design, he is passionate about writing, composing music, playing video games, and Magic: The Gathering (he has way too many hobbies).
Web Developer | Client Updates & Security Manager+
Web Developer | Client Updates & Security Manager
Ryan is a Boise native who graduated from Boise State University in 2018. Shortly after, he was enrolled in the Full-Stack Development course at Boise Codeworks. Now at Thrive, he works with the Updates Team to maintain, update, and build the various projects taken on by our company.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family, snowboarding, listening to music, and playing video games. He is the newest addition to our team.
Eric Obendorf is the Lead Photographer with Thrive Product Studio. Eric was born and raised in Boise, Id. His love for photography began at a young age when he was on the yearbook and newspaper staff in high school as a photographer. This experience was a springboard for the pursuit of his career in photography.
In 2006, Eric graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and received his BFA with an emphasis in Fine Art Photography. After college Eric moved to New York City and continued his photography education by working as a freelance photography assistant. Eric loved the interesting backstage sights and sounds of New York City that being a freelance photographer revealed. Eric further honed in on his technical skills while working as a print technician and creating large format color management workflow at Duggal Visual Solutions.
His passion for photography led Eric to explore different cultures through his camera lens. Eric traveled to many countries around the world and after 2 years abroad, he moved back home to Idaho.
In Idaho, Eric opened his own studio and focused mainly on pet photography. The pet photography circuit led him to many different dog shows around the state. In 2017, Eric joined Thrive Web Designs and Thrive Product Studio was born.
Designer and Brand Consultant+
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.
Logo Design, Brand Identity, Print Media+
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 since 2005, 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!