Website Design Crystal Lake, Barrington, Schaumburg and Fox Valley | Severity Design

Serving The Digital Marketing Needs of Small to Medium Sized Businesses Since 2009 With Excellent Service, A Quality Product and Affordability.

Severity Design is a small business marketing studio located in Elgin, Illinois. We serve the Fox Valley and NW Suburbs of Chicago cities such as:

Crystal Lake
St. Charles

and other surrounding cities in the Chicagoland area. Severity Design offers websites and marketing solutions for small businesses, non profit organizations and individuals around the country.

Fox Valley Small Business Marketing Agency

To provide quality, affordable, web design and marketing solutions for small to medium sized businesses and organizations around the country.

We are a small business, so we know and understand the needs of small to medium sized businesses when it comes to marketing. We strive to be a results driven marketing company that communicates with transparency and frequency with our clients. We pick up our phones, we respond to our emails and most importantly, we deliver results.

Meet Our Team

Russell Wimberly
Owner, Creative Director
Russell Wimberly

Severity Design is the idea of visionary and creative muse, Russell Wimberly. He acquired his Bachelor’s degree from Judson University. He also has a certification in Web Design from Elgin Community College and is familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript and the CS4 Suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Fireworks.

Kari Christensen
Website Designer
Kari Christensen

Kari is a visual artist that enjoys creating on a variety of levels. She has an esthetic eye for design and is truly invested in her community with volunteerism and charitable efforts. She is inbound certified through Hubspot University and has a BA in Business and Accounting.

Herb Staten
Multimedia Producer
Herb Staten

Herb has 20 years of experience as a consultant and project leader in many of the Fortune 500 companies such as Kraft Foods, AllState Insurance, Software Architects, ATT, etc. Herb creates unique corporate images or video to tell stories using the visual medium. 

Jennifer Kinzel
Content Writer
Jennifer Kinzel

Jennifer is a published, experienced writer, that has worked within a variety of industries. She writes original content, copy re-writes, editing, interviews, press releases, social media blogs, as well as a wide variety of articles and features. She manages her own blog under ElginFoxValley.

Brett Widmann
Wordpress Developer
Brett Widmann

Brett works has a talented skill set as a WordPress developer. Skills often used include PHP, CSS, HTML, WooThemes Canvas Framework, Photoshop, MySQL, TortoiseGit, Beanstalk, WordPress plugin implementation and development, and SEO. Brett likes music, and speaks French and Biblical Hebrew.