The diversity and experience of the AVWebDesigns team allows us to bring together a wide range of sensibilities. We promote a collaborative environment where talented individuals are encouraged to develop new ideas, approaches and abilities.

Lee Egstrom
Lee
Founder & Creative Director

Background

I’ve been in California most of my life. I’ve lived in the Bronx, Chicago, LA, Tucson and a few small towns no one has heard of. As an eighties latchkey kid, I was influenced by graffiti art and hip-hop and rock-n-roll music. My art background led to a love of typography and graphic design. Love of music lead me to song-writing and studio production. I’ve spent the last 15 years designing websites, brands and creative content.

What Inspires You?
Family, music and travel

What Are You Influenced By?
God, history, religion, mentors and wifee (family)

Favorite Quote
“Change and everything will change for you.” - Jim Rhone

Nickname
Leroy Brown

3 Things People Should Know About You
I’m brutally honest, I joke a lot and I enjoy life.

Superpower
X-Ray Vision and Super-Smell… I can see through bullshit and I can smell a lie a mile away!

Favorite City
Metropolis

Favorite Brands
FI, Apple, 37 Signals and Google

What You’re Doing To Make The World A Better Place
Talking to youth about goals. Helping people achieve. Donating time and money to charities. Giving money/food to homeless people.




Thomas

Thomas
Lead Web Developer

Background
I was born and raised in the Antelope Valley. It has made me the person I am today. One who strives to give 110% on any challenge in life I am faced with. So far, so good. In 2001, I was excited to get my first website up and running. Have been chasing deadlines ever since. 2013 marks my 8th year with AVWeb Designs and it has been a great ride thus far, many exciting things to come!

What Inspires You?
Technology, the Internet and the advancements we have made

What Are You Influenced By?
My wife and kids and my parents.

Favorite Quote
"In life, all good things take time."

Nickname
Tom, Tommy, Big Tom, Sweet Cheeks (Don't Ask) 

3 Things People Should Know About You
I love sports, AVWeb All-Stars Softball team is a force to be reckoned with, and my Great Dane is bigger than your house!

Superpower
Ability to fly faster than a speeding bullet!

Favorite City
Santa Barbara, CA

Favorite Brands
Adobe, Circa, 2Advanced, DC Shoes and GoDaddy

What You’re Doing To Make The World A Better Place
I recycle.




Donna

Donna
Lead Designer

Background
I was born in the Antelope Valley and have been here ever since. As a child I always enjoyed drawing and could often be found with a pencil and paper doodling away. As a teenager I turned my passion for creating towards multimedia design and haven’t looked back. Now I get to express and expand my creativity as a career and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

What Inspires You?
Family, friends and good design

What Are You Influenced By?
My family, friends and technology

Favorite Quote
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi

Nickname
DT

3 Things People Should Know About You
I love entertaining people, I can’t stand uncivil confrontations, and I love learning new things and finding a way to apply them in my everyday life.

Superpower
The ability to teleport, so I don’t have to drive!

Favorite City
Solvang, CA

Favorite Brands
Adobe, Apple, Bose and Sony

What You’re Doing To Make The World A Better Place
I like to practice random acts of kindness everyday.




Josh

Josh
Lead Programmer

Background
I’m from right here in Lancaster, California. Since the age of 7, I’ve been using Photoshop for various school projects and later, freelance work. In addition to graphics I’ve always been interested in video editing and special effects. Later on I also started learning how to program. Now I love making new things with PHP and Javascript.

What Inspires You?
Innovation, creativity, and music from the 80s.

What Are You Influenced By?
God, my fiancée, my parents and my friends.

Favorite Quote
“With failure chasing at my feet I will not be afraid to dream.” - Slick Shoes

Nickname
Tons. Most of which are somewhat lame and based on a variation of my last name.

3 Things People Should Know About You
I am a Christian, I started using Adobe Photoshop when I was 7 years old, and in addition to graphic design and programming, I love automotive refinishing and detailing.

Superpower
I make things work.

Favorite City
Gotham

Favorite Brands
Amazon, Apple Computer, and Corsair.

What You’re Doing To Make The World A Better Place
I don’t like to brag. I let my actions do the talking.