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Our Team

Established in 2001, No Diamonds designs and develops websites using Open Source software, including the WordPress, BuddyPress and Magento platforms. Read here about why we chose the name “No Diamonds”, meaning 'no bling'.

Philippe Alexis

Philippe Alexis

Founder and CEO

After a stint as a derivatives trader, Philippe started developing small sites in 1998. He worked for a startup (bivio) until 2001 when he started No Diamonds. Since then he has been focused on growing the company, managing hiring, sales and marketing. He has been virtual CTO for Silicon Valley startups including www.vectorgreenreading.
He has scoped and managed hundreds of web projects, all Open Source, using multiple technologies such as PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal, Magento and WooCommerce.

Anish Blon

Anish Blon

Lead Developer

Anish is No Diamonds’ lead developer. He has 7 years of experience in Web Development. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from Kathmandu University. He is an expert in dealing with WordPress and BuddyPress implementations. He is also proficient in SOAP, XML, Facebook API and Object Oriented Programming.

Pieter Hartsook

Pieter Hartsook

Project Manager

A senior manager with 35 years experience in market analysis, business development, marketing, branding, project management, and IT operations in a variety of organizational environments including entrepreneurial startups, open source projects, governmental and academic bureaucracies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Philippe Alexis

Philippe Alexis

Founder and CEO

After a stint as a derivatives trader, Philippe started developing small sites in 1998. He worked for a startup (bivio) until 2001 when he started No Diamonds. Since then he has been focused on growing the company, managing hiring, sales and marketing. He has been virtual CTO for Silicon Valley startups including www.vectorgreenreading.
He has scoped and managed hundreds of web projects, all Open Source, using multiple technologies such as PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal, Magento and WooCommerce.

Anish Blon

Anish Blon

Lead Developer

Anish is No Diamonds’ lead developer. He has 7 years of experience in Web Development. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from Kathmandu University. He is an expert in dealing with WordPress and BuddyPress implementations. He is also proficient in SOAP, XML, Facebook API and Object Oriented Programming.

Pieter Hartsook

Pieter Hartsook

Project Manager

A senior manager with 35 years experience in market analysis, business development, marketing, branding, project management, and IT operations in a variety of organizational environments including entrepreneurial startups, open source projects, governmental and academic bureaucracies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Services

We provide a full range of web development services, whether it is for a website redesign project, a cutting edge site for a startup or a large e-commerce store.

E-commerce

E-commerce integration with WP plugins such as WP-commerce or other Open Source software such as Magento.

Centralize Marketing on your Website

Integration with marketing tools such as Hubspot and Marketo, creating custom “subscription centers”.

Modernize your site

The trend toward responsive design.

Mobile friendly Websites

Sites that displays correctly on hand-held devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and tablets.

Technology Consulting

Consulting on scoping and strategy on the most appropriate technology.

Ongoing Web Maintenance

We can provide ongoing support and respond quickly to requests for changes and fixes.

WordPress

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WordPress is our favorite tool to build websites, and we’ve been using it since 2004.

Here are some services we provide with WordPress:

  • Custom theme creation.
  • E-commerce integration with WP plugins such as WP-commerce or other Open Source software such as Magento.
  • Integration with marketing tools such as Hubspot and Marketo, creating custom “subscription centers”.
  • Integration with mobile apps.
  • Strategies for handling online video, events and newsletters.
  • Custom WordPress plugins.

We’re also experts in creating custom social applications based on WordPress plugin BuddyPress.

BuddyPress

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BuddyPress is a WordPress plugin which transforms it into a social networking platform.

With BuddyPress users can have their own dashboards, friends, photo galleries, blogs, and participate in forums and discussion groups.

Here are some projects we have done using BuddyPress:

ArtfulExplorer.com

InternActive.com

 

Magento

1418614449magento-ecommerce-square-logoGet your design files converted into a fully functional Magento website.

From small blogging sites to larger enterprises’ projects – allow us to theme and develop your site.

Even high performance and scalability Magento configuration is possible, no problem. Let our experts optimize and stabilize your site. Providing you with Magento of the latest up-to-date and secure industry standard plugins. Not to mention our ongoing support and maintenance whenever you need it!

Here are some examples in our portfolio:

WOO COMMERCE

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WooCommerce is the most popular open source e-commerce plug-in for WordPress.

WooCommerce is designed for the small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. The plug-in quickly became famous for its simplicity to install and customization and being free in nature.

Work

We specialize in using WordPress as a Content Management System to build large, enterprise-level sites. We also use BuddyPress to build Social Networks, and have developed several WordPress and BuddyPress plugins. For e-commerce we specialize in Magento and the WordPress plugin WP-commerce.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help you: