Welcome to Underground.

Eric Martin, Owner and Lead Designer

Your Personal Web Design Specialist

I am a sole-proprieter freelance web design specialist in Chicago. Working with a wide range of clients—from local businesses to national corporations, I take the time needed to understand the client and the client’s business—and use a large arsenal of tactics to achieve the most efficient solution with the most value possible in the final product.

On The Surface

What You Need is What You Get

I mostly self-identify as a web design specialist, however I have a kaleidoscopic background that allows me to drift into other lanes (safely, and with a turn signal). Graphic design and copywriting are also considerable strengths, as well as the not-so-tangible (excellent problem-solving, measured patience, exquisite bedside manner, and I smell nice). Does it sound like I’m trying to sell myself? I hope so.

Web Design Services

I specialize in the WordPress framework, however years of experience and training in HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP and more have given me the ability to get the most out of this user-friendly product. And if your site changes often, this gives you the power to update your own site without needing to know a single line of code.

Maintenance and Security

I always tell my clients that owning a website is a lot like owning a car; Your car needs regular oil changes, tire rotations, and other tune-ups. Same with your website; if you don’t take care of it, that can create security holes for hackers and malicious bots. I also use the most aggressive tools available to lock down your site from any threats. From a routine maintenance check to a full security sweep, I can help.

Fun Fact

Hover over this card to find out my favorite vacation destination...

Venice Beach

I mean, COME ON. I get a new "souvenir" from the same shop every time I visit! ;)

About My Services

Beneath the Surface

I work with .

Building Websites

Document Layout

Technical Support

Video Editing

Audio Editing


Creative Cloud

Microsoft Office

Data Entry

I’m Learning!

To me, life is a classroom and a playground. I have fun learning! And I’m always training to bring you bigger and better things. Right now I’m learning to code apps in Xcode and Swift.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Graphic Design

Currently Mastering The Art Of:


Guess My Birthday

Hint: The whole country lights things on fire to celebrate.

July 4

No, I'm not giving you a year.

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