We were founded in NYC in 2011 by designer/developer Ty Fujimura. Since then we’ve grown to a staff of fifteen incredible people working from six different countries.
We have a triple bottom line – People, Profits, and the Planet. We measure our success not only by our paychecks but by the effect we’ve had on the world around us.
Cantilever partners with best-in-class tools to increase the value and quality of the sites we build and maintain.
Our Expert Team
Our team consists of some of the world’s top designers, developers, strategists and project managers. We are headquartered in NYC, with staff in six countries, speaking over twenty languages!
Ty’s career purpose is uniting creativity and business. Put simply, “When creativity meets business, we find solutions to problems people thought were impossible, and we generate value beyond what people ever expected.”
After a successful career as a freelance designer, developer, and copywriter, he founded Cantilever in 2011 as the vehicle to build a team, take on larger projects and add value to the digital world on an ongoing basis. As CEO of Cantilever, he is committed to outstanding results for clients and building the kind of environment that brings out the best in staff and allows them to thrive while creating those results.
He has written on design for the Huffington Post and has been interviewed for CNN.com, VIBE Magazine and radio. Outside of Cantilever, he co-hosts a US soccer podcast called We The Peeps. He lives in Fair Lawn, NJ with his two young children.
A digital storyteller at heart, with a degree in photojournalism, Ryan first put these skills and training to use at NPR in Washington D.C. He went on to work as VP of Operations in the educational travel space with an international company he helped grow from 2,500 to 11,000 travelers annually.
With extensive experience working with designers and developers, overseeing the development of websites and thousands of pages of design and print production, he wanted to deepen his work in helping people tell their stories on the web. He had been a client of Cantilever’s and therefore knew the quality of the work and commitment to client relationships. When the opportunity to step into this leadership role opened up, he knew it was the right fit. Ryan brings a unique blend of marketing, management, and business experience to all of his work with our clients. He lives in Phoenix, AZ with his family.
Andrew grew up in small-town Ontario, Canada, watching his dad build, fix and maintain things, both as a passion and as an entrepreneur. While the tools of the trade may be different for this Heins generation, Andrew seems to have picked up his father’s appreciation for the care and maintenance of things. He spends his days working to make Cantilever sites run just a little bit better every day.
Brian is a graphic designer and front-end developer with a passion for pushing boundaries with design and creating unique experiences on the web. He previously worked for Penske Media Corporation as their Interactive Art Director and was responsible for the redesign of Rolling Stone, Variety, and Deadline. His background is formally in design and his interest in development has allowed him to wear both hats and know exactly how to design something that will translate into the digital world. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California with his husband and two dogs. He is an avid gamer and even created his own mobile game - Sputter!
Roman works at the intersection of aesthetics and functionality in design and development. His eye for branding/graphic design, love of complex systems and details are the perfect combination of skills for his work at Cantilever. With a depth of experience in systems and branding design, his goal is to work with our team to create a unique and highly accessible experience for end-users, bringing an unparalleled level of value to our clients. He is currently based in Lviv, Ukraine.
Andrei uses his love of and extensive experience in graphic and digital design to both oversee and create the powerful visual experiences that are part of our signature style. Before joining Cantilever, he worked with companies around the globe including UEFA, BMW, Rambus, and Novo Nordisk. For Andrei, design serves as the vehicle through which his favorite part of the job – understanding client needs and expressing them – is brought to life. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, he loves cycling, climbing mountains, and good coffee.
Pravin is an Aeronautical graduate turned self-taught designer and no-code developer. He applies his technical expertise and experience to designs, using Webflow to build modern & powerful websites with a single goal: bringing a client’s vision to life. Pravin is a fitness junkie and occasional marathoner who enjoys watching and playing cricket. He owns an adorable dog and is currently based in Bangalore, India.
Rebecca, as a home-grown Quality Engineer, is uniquely suited to the job of all things QA at Cantilever. If she can’t “break” a website, we know we can confidently deliver it to a client with the assurance that it can’t be broken. She also directs our Client Documentation Division and all things pertaining to our internal Cantilever processes. Rebecca loves baking, gardening, dancing, and generally being all things creative. She is based in Portland, Oregon, and describes her dog “Teacup” as “the best dog ever”.
Benny's nomadic upbringing instilled in him a profound appreciation for novelty and the thrill of adventure. Whether scaling a mountain or unearthing hidden delights in everyday life, he remains convinced that life always has something wonderful and novel to offer.
With a focus on people and a knack for problem-solving, Benny's ultimate goal is to make others happy. He's got a background in music and theater, so he's always bringing his unique creativity and vision to the table, no matter what the conversation is about.
Benny's tech journey began in design and video game production before leading him to the realm of web development. As a project manager at Cantilever, he skillfully blends his diverse experiences and talents to deliver exceptional results.
Enric is a technologist and UX/ UI designer enthusiast based in Copenhagen, originally from Barcelona. Enric enjoys transforming new ideas into meaningful results. He has experience with digital marketing, advertisement technology, and data-driven marketing and he's highly passionate about using design to build meaningful experiences.
Enric is currently pursuing his master's degree in human-centric design, with a focus on the data-driven design, development, and evaluation of IT systems with a particular emphasis on how people interact with information, IT systems, and each other.
Enric loves playing the piano, traveling & summers by the sea together with the sun, and good friends.
Websites are spaces people enter, not billboards they see from a distance. We care about every user and empathize with their experience.
We hire smart people and expect them to be smart. Cantilever staff make their own choices – when to ask for help, when to stop and check in with the client, how long to work, from where, and on what schedule. In exchange, they do their best work.
We’ve never found the absolute right way to do things. All the progress we have made has merely been to enable the next optimization.
We can’t make a difference without being sustainable. We focus on staying lean and charging fairly so that we can continue to provide stable employment and grow to serve all of our clients better.