Winter is sort of our thing.

carol and dave donner summit

We are a husband and wife web design team, and we love what we do. We met in Truckee, but shortly after our first daughter was born, we moved to Nevada City, Dave’s hometown. We always thought it was funny that we left the snow, only to move onto Winter Street in downtown Nevada City.

We had never planned on going into business together, but can’t imagine doing anything else now. Winter Street Design evolved as we started a family and tried to figure out how we were going to balance our work and time with our children.

Our skills are a blend of design and function.

Carol handles all the initial planning, design, and marketing direction of any website. She loves working on the overall “look” of the site as well as content, editing text, adding photos, creating graphics, and making sure everything comes together to meet the vision of the client.

Dave handles everything technical — setting up WordPress, building custom themes, installing plugins, site security, and making sure everything functions as it should.

All work is done in-house, and you’ll always work directly with the two of us.

carol dave anniversary

Family. Why we do what we do.

dave at the golf course

Dave

If it’s winter and a powder day, you’ll have a hard time catching Dave at his desk. Snowboarding season overlaps with golf season. If he’s not in the house, he’s either in the shed looking at his golf clubs, or he’s on the golf course. There’s also mountain biking. It’s a good thing Carol doesn’t mind being home alone.

Carol

Carol lives for planning family vacations, but now that it’s getting harder to get the family together, she mostly dreams of traveling. She spends her free time reading, drinking tea, hanging out with her new cat, and organizing years of family photos. She does manage to visit London from time to time with her English mum, but the closest she gets to a family vacation is visiting the girls in Seattle and Dallas.

carol and sue in london
faye graduation

Faye

Faye graduated from Seattle University, with a major in Spanish, and double minors in Psychology and Ethics. She was supposed to study abroad in Spain in her junior year but as a result of Covid, ended up studying remotely in her room. With the change of plans, came a change in direction. She interned for Cohen Defense in Auburn and is now attending The University of Washington, School of Law.

Eve

Eve is currently in Texas—a classic case of one door closing and another door opening. In high school, she was dancing almost four hours every day. Then Covid happened, and she had the choice of spending her senior year in her bedroom or moving to Texas and dancing full-time in the Joffrey Ballet School Texas Trainee Program. She chose Texas and never looked back. She’s currently majoring in Interior Design at Wade College, and working part-time as a barista.

eve dancing

The Cats

All Eve’s fault. She adopted Zuko and brought him home for Christmas. Faye fell in love with him and decided she had to have a cat. So Carol adopted Luca (for Faye) but decided to keep him, which was mean. Faye’s law school friends joke that her mom “adverse possessed” her cat. But Carol argues that everything happens for a reason and that reason was Otis. Otis was adopted in Texas and now lives in Seattle with Faye. Turns out he was meant to be Faye’s cat, so Carol is forgiven.

Our core values.

Meet All Deadlines

Set up a schedule that is realistic and leaves room for both sides to enjoy the creative process. Then stick with the timeline.

Stay Flexible

Technology is constantly changing, and it seems impossible to keep up.  Change can be scary, but we do our best to remain open and always look to the future. We expect the design to be a collaborative process, and won’t force our design ideas on you.

Be Responsive

It’s tricky juggling multiple projects and deadlines, but we will always reply to your emails and phone calls within a few days. If you ever have an emergency or pressing deadline, you will have our full attention.

Give Value

We are careful and practical when it comes to money, and our clients are too. We are not the cheapest web designers in town but aren’t the most expensive either. We aim to deliver a good product at a fair price.

Strive For Peace

We aren’t the kind of people who thrive on conflict. In fact, we hate it. We will always look for a peaceful solution that is fair to everyone involved.

Take No Hostages

If you are ever unhappy with our work or simply want to go another direction, we will gracefully hand over anything we’ve created for you. We also won’t hold it against you if you change your mind and want to come back. Life is fluid.

But don’t take it from us. It’s a small town, and you probably know some of our clients.