Web design, graphic design, and branding, Fort Collins, Colorado

Founded in 2003 by James Peth, and formerly known as “Synapse Design,” One James is dedicated to the web design needs of small businesses, non-profits, musicians, & artists.

One James is an award-winning Fort Collins, Colorado website design studio with an energetic spirit, attention to detail, and careful listening and exchange of ideas. In our websites and design work, we place equal importance on form and function. The result? Simple, elegant, solutions with a contemporary flavor!

Our specialty is the creation of standards-compliant websites incorporating HTML/XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Flash. We also specialize in audio, video, and photo editing & optimization for web.


Well, sort of. Yes, One James is the kind of studio where, when you call, James picks up the phone. Where the background music you hear is the music James has playing in the studio, not “hold” music. Where the James you talk to is the same James who will work on your project and the same James who will be here the next time you call—whether tomorrow or next year.

At the same time, One James is committed to being a one-stop destination for all your creative needs. With friends in illustration, copywriting, graphic design, web development, and more, One James can find solutions to the most complicated design needs.

When it comes to web design, James is all-thumbs…and that’s a good thing. Find out how or just get in touch, and James will give you the full scoop himself.

Services and Capabilities

Websites are only part of what we offer. Digital or print, pixels or paper, we’ve got a lot of skills and we’re not afraid to use them.

Our other services include:

  • Logo design
  • Business cards and ID packages
  • Brochures, programs, and flyers
Our Philosophy

We believe that design has the power to communicate both visually and emotionally. The right combination of design elements can transcend literal meaning and speak to the viewer to inspire them, motivate them, and call them to action.

Our role as the designer is to listen to each client, assess their needs, do our research, and create the solutions that meet the needs of their target audience.

Our Process


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Rates and Estimates

The first two questions our clients tend to ask are “how much will it cost” and “when can you get it done.” The answer is usually not that simple. Each client has different needs, wants, and expectations, and every project has its own timeline and set of requirements.

Our goal is to provide excellent service and creative solutions tailored to each and every project. We do not have set prices per item. Rather, we charge one hourly rate for all services, and the total cost of a project can vary widely depending on the volume of content, the complexity of design, the technologies used, etc., etc., etc.

Therefore, before we provide any estimate, we do our research and gather lots of information from the client via our client surveys. This helps us to better understand their goals and target audience and helps to make sure everyone involved is on the same page. This is usually accomplished via our client survey, a few telephone conversations, and ultimately culminates in a detailed proposal/estimate.

The time required to complete a project generally depends on the project’s requirements and our current workload. We try to stay busy and like to fill our schedule two to three months in advance. If all of this sounds good, and you have a project in mind, get in touch. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!