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
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.
Beneath the Surface
I work with .
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.