Our Vision

"Work is love made visible." - Khalil Gibran

Mission/Value Statement

Our vision is to create the world that we want to live in, with the belief that work provides the backbone to fulfilling our dreams as individuals and a society. When it comes to putting that to practice in the day-to-day, it means cultivating meaningful relationships with our clients and within our team. It means prioritizing well-being, honesty and transparency. It means embracing diversity of background and opinion. And it means always doing our best work and striving to make each project better than the last.


We've been building websites for a long time. Owner & creative custom web designer Heidi Weiland began playing with garishly ugly HTML web pages in the late 90's (but SO cool at the time). Long before that, founder Karen Weiland was incorporating leading edge internet technology into the library & city infrastructure in Valdez, Alaska. Both women founded their own web design businesses in the early 2000's and soon began working together in 2005 under Karen's Valdez based Sound Web Solutions in 2005.

Over the years, SWS has evolved into an Alaska web design company with a solid reputation. Heidi has built a creative and technical team to provide an expanded array of services, collaborating with clients to build beautiful websites.

Today, we continue our work at a new level of evolution with our rebranding in 2018. We exist to elevate Alaska web design.  We want websites to work for our customers and meet the unique needs of our Alaskan clientele.  While developing and maintaining our customer’s websites, we use a clear process to make sure that we are/ addressing our customers core needs. This is the backbone of quality for the websites we build.  Our process, developed over years of experience, reveals the unique ecosystem of websites. Our websites excel in  mobile ready responsive design customized for your end users.  We design above status quo, redefining and elevating Alaska web design and development to stand out as the number one boutique web firm in Alaska.

We accomplish this because our amazingly talented, inspiring team brings their incredible passion for life into our day-to-day work online. Our staff is more than their technical abilities, they are published authors, yoga instructors, tour operators, running gurus, artists, gardeners, photographers, musicians and so much more.  Our Jungle landscape of work experiences and life passion defines our projects and will bring an enriched,fresh perspective to your website.