It’s a great day when we come up with a new solution for a creative challenge.

It helps that we have great clients. Clients that have highly visible and respected brands, as well as those armed with that One Great Idea. Clients that get us excited about things we previously knew little about, like Type K Thermocouples or Classic Cocktails.

As you can see from our portfolio, we work with clients both big & small.

We’re always interested in new projects.

We’re a curious bunch.

We’re voracious learners.

We’re Hardly Square.

And we’d love to meet you.

Peter (PJ) Sullivan

Devin Byrnes


Kathleen Lyon

The Senator Theatre


From our first meeting, it was clear that they were listeners. PJ patiently navigated not only the design (whose handsome façade has won us many compliments) but tedious functionality issues with a third party ticketing system which made the project a complicated one. They patiently worked long hours until we got it right and delivered a fantastic product for an incredible price. Understanding completely the aesthetic we wanted to achieve, they lent their artistic skills to improving our logo and had spot on stylistic observations and suggestions at every turn. They were prompt, responsive and a pleasure to work with. True professionals and leaders in their field. A class act!

Derek Andreen

IRWIN Industrial Tools

Training Manager

I invested several months evaluating a variety of eLearning platforms and potential vendors for long term development consideration. What I found is that most companies take a cookie cutter approach by providing similar off-the-shelf type solutions. We chose Hardly Square because of their ability to develop a fully customized eLearning platform and tracking interface that meets our organizational goals and critical business objectives.

The Hardly Square team continues to deliver impressive design, creative user interactions and personalized customer service at a cost that fits our budget. I look forward to partnering with Hardly Square for years to come.

Kimberly Hoffman


Manager, Brand Marketing

When our internal team asked us to develop some e-learning modules for our sales team it didn’t take very long for me to find a vendor that could deliver the quality work that we were looking for.

Over the past 7 months HS has consistently delivered on the numerous e-learning modules we’ve thrown at them and have been both on time and on budget which makes my life that much easier. I’ve been working directly with Devin and Peter who have really become great partners as we build out our platform. They are both extremely responsive, are always willing to let me bounce ideas off of them, and have in general been a great resource. As a novice to e-learning, they have made the process very easy on me which is why I have no reservations about recommending them to any colleague looking to start an online training platform.

Rob Brown

Gloves by Web


Working with Hardly Square was like working with an old friend. I couldn’t be more happy with the working relationship. They designed my new eCommerce website, which has been a big boost to my web sales. Now my customers can easily purchase Gloves by Web products from their computer, tablet and smartphone. Thanks again guys! Go Packers! Go Ravens!

Warren Jones

Maryland Family Network

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

My experience in working with you, SuA, was tremendous. As someone who had never managed a website redesign project, it was helpful having you as a resource and as a counterpart representing Hardly Square in general. You did a tremendous job helping guide me, and MFN, through the various aspects of the process. You were a complete joy to work with. I couldn’t imagine navigating this process with anyone else. I certainly appreciate your expertise and everything you did to help make our website a success!

Alexis Vigdal


Training Specialist

Hardly Square had produced many eLearning modules for our sister company, IRWIN, so they were an obvious choice for us. I knew that they created a high-quality product and that their rates were reasonable, but I didn’t know just how efficiently the Hardly Square team would take my eLearning vision and develop a wonderfully interactive module.

They were incredibly accessible and provided me with consistent updates. Their CRM allowed me to follow the development of the projects, easily share files and have a live history of communication. The entire group seems to consist of creative visionaries who can take the smallest idea and make it come to life in an interactive way, all while staying within branding standards.

I have been thoroughly happy working with the Hardly Square team and I look forward to our future endeavors!

Max Rudy

Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Digital Marketing Director

Hardly Square has worked with my company, Rubbermaid for the past few years, and I have been the direct contact working with them.

They have built an exceptional eLearning platform with flash based, interactive courses for unmatchable prices. This eLearning platform has gained acclaim from trade press, industry critics and throughout our organization. We could not have done it without Hardly Square, so we are asking them now to take on a wide variety of projects, including: print, web, HTML emails and photography.

Their work is certain to make a big impact, all from a boutique agency.

Justin Funches

Learn It Systems

Vice President of Marketing

Rebranding and developing a new website can often be a laborious and frustrating process. However, this was hardly the case with Hardly Square (no pun intended).  We worked with the team to create a new brand identity and new website that repositioned our organization in the market and modernized our look and feel.

Hardly Square was more than a vendor in this process – they were a teammate and partner. They brought a clean, modern aesthetic coupled with technical savvy and flexible approach. The team brought a valuable perspective, but also listened and respected our ideas. I feel they went above and beyond to deliver us a brand and website that meets our needs today and in the future. Hardly Square was a great partner in this process and we look forward to continuing to work with them.

Calley Prezzano

La Finca y El Mar

Executive Chef

PJ and Dan heard the general concept of what we were looking for and transformed it into a cohesive vision. They are stand-up guys who push for the best product, not only on the creative side, but also by being flexible and timely with changes and quick-turnaround requests.

We used Hardly Square for our restaurant, starting with the basic logo, print menu and website design, and the HS team added funky and unique “personal touch” items, like cattle brands and embossing seals to enhance our brand’s personality.

Their work combines creativity, “cool factor” and also keeps functionality and ease of use at the forefront of our project.

I get so many compliments on our website- it’s really sharp and user friendly. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

M. Américo Valdés


Marketing Manager, Global Marketing

Working with several large agencies allows me to provide an objective view of Hardly Square’s quality of work and reliability. Despite the complexity of my industry, Hardly Square has done an excellent job of understanding our brand and moving it directions we’ve never explored. Most importantly, I appreciate Pete’s honest business approach: I’m never invoiced for frivolous production work, nor do I have to navigate through multiple project managers to have a simple question answered.

Joe DeZarn

Armstrong Flooring Products

Creative Director

I am very happy to endorse the work of Hardly Square. I have depended on them to produce eLearning resources during my time as a marketing director for Newell Rubbermaid, and now for Armstrong Flooring.

In every instance, they have met or exceeded very high expectations, have brought important thinking to the projects, and generated results. The team at Hardly Square impresses me with how quickly they get to a good understanding of our objectives, how efficiently they produce their material, and with the sophistication of the design and functionality of the trainings.

Giannina Rachetta


Marketing Communications Manager

DSST website needed a huge facelift and Hardly Square helped us accomplish just that. They not only took our ideas into action but went on to create the best navigation path for all of our audiences, helping drive the message into revenue for DSST.

Budget-conscious yet edgy, DSST’s new website came with a content management system that gives us the ability to make updates on the fly, without having to rely on external resources. The team led us through the process making this humongous task seem easy. Our website is now mobile device friendly – an additional bonus that proved to be one of the best features of the new site!

Emily Vandergriff

Catholic High School of Baltimore

Coordinator of Public Relations & Marketing

It was such a pleasure working with Hardly Square to redesign our website. Peter and Dan brought fresh ideas and fantastic artwork to our meetings. They made the process easy, smooth, and quick! Our new website reflects their hard work, great communication, and artistic talent.

Amir Kahn

K&S Associates‎‎


After a fairly lengthy search we contracted with Hardly Square to re-design and update our web presence. They have always been very attentive to detail and very responsive to our wants and needs. Their overall design and “look and feel” is great. All of the work came within our budget constraints and within the original estimate. I would highly recommend their services.‎

Kurt Bragunier

Annabel Lee Tavern


I get a lot of compliments on my website. You really did ‘get it’. You totally captured what I am trying to do here. I’ll tell you what, I would want to come here after touring the website. Really great job!

Bill Guyton

World Cocoa Foundation


Our goal was to incorporate our work on sustainable cocoa farming into the look and feel of the website. Hardly Square’s artistic vision and innovative design features helped make that possible.

Randi Pupkin

Art with a Heart


Over the years, Art with Heart’s website maintenance has been through an entity based in Arizona. It was time to find a local company with the talent and enthusiasm to help our organization deliver its internet message in a timely and interesting fashion. Hardly Square was that partner!

With creativity, efficiency and enthusiasm, Hardly Square updated our website and helped us to effectively manage our internet message. We are grateful for Hardly Square’s talent, help and support!

Travis Reinhart

Elite Athletic Club


Having a website already established but hardly what I would want to represent my gym, Hardly Square stepped right in and tailor-made a site that I could be proud of and could easily update with a CMS. This functionality will help me add a much needed personal touch to my membership.

Hardly Square took a very personal and hands on approach when creating what I wanted to represent Elite Athletic Club. They work around your hours, very accommodating, and make it an easy and effective transition for anyone dealing with so much to do, and so little time. Thank you Hardly Square!

Jerry Coleman

Sports with Coleman

Radio Host

I’ve been looking to upgrade my website for my afternoon sports radio show. A friend suggested that I talk to Hardly Square about revamping my site, which I did, and it turned out to be a very good recommendation.

We had a lot of ideas, but not much of a framework as far as how we wanted it designed. Hardly Square took our ideas,and turned it into a slick, modern looking website that directly appeals to our target audience. The communication since our launch date has been great. We’ve gotten numerous compliments on the design of the site, and looking back, I am very confident that I made the best decision as far as what design company to choose to design the brand new Sports With Coleman website.

Laurie Poulopoulos

Bestest Buddies


In March of this year (2009), my company partnered with Hardly Square on a design, development and branding project to help strengthen our market share here in Collin County, Texas. Since the launch of our new company brand and search engine friendly website, traffic on our site has increased by over 175% in Q2 of this year alone.

I highly recommend Hardly Square to anyone that expects good service coupled with great design solutions.

Manny Straehle, Ph.D.

Green Building Certification Institute

Manager, Research and Development

Since meeting Peter he has been exceedingly exceptional in providing technology solutions within tight time constraints. The best quality of Hardly Square is always putting our needs first while providing agility and flexibility to meet our expectations. His staff always delivered products with quick turnarounds often prior to the agreed timeline. Overall, this is an agile, savvy, and customer-centered technology team that can deliver top-notch products and services quickly.

Allie Caran

Artifact Coffee

Director of Coffee

At every step of the way, working with Hardly Square has been more like a partnership than a contract.

We showed up to Hardly Square with an enormous antique farm door and a box full of collected memorabilia that we had put together to serve as the shop’s bulletin board. We asked them to build us a website that represented the tactile weight of these ‘artifacts’ and translate the board’s functionality to the internet.

They listened closely to our ideas and came back with a design that executed them in a user-friendly and stimulating website.

Even after site construction was done, they volunteered their time to walk us through the website and taught our staff how to use and update it.

Captain Dan Noonan

Calhoon MEBA Engineering School

eLearning Program Manager

As an ISO 9000 compliant maritime training facility we provide education that must meet the training standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as requiring approval from the US Department of Homeland Security.

We needed to deliver a marine radar simulation that would meet the functional and operational requirements of both the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) as well as the US Code of Federal Regulations.

We are proud to have the only approved Radar Observer Recertification Program that can be delivered Online to members of the US Merchant Marine. Kudos to everyone at Hardly Square for their efforts and dedication to this project.

Craig Ziegler



Superior expertise and on-target execution.

Hardly Square gets it. They are consistently able to translate our needs into interactive solutions that elevate our brand and generate results.

Too many interactive agencies want to sell you overblown projects that fit their needs, not yours. We’ve found Hardly Square to be just the opposite — a true partner interested in delivering solutions relevant to our business and within our budget.