Client Success Story - Janet Torelli: Jewelry for the Table

A large monitor shows the main website for Janet Torelli, a prior Geek Chicago web development client

About Janet 

Based in Chicago, Janet Torelli designs sterling silver tableware, drawing her unique vision from architectural and organic forms. A “marriage of functionality and contemporary elegance for the table,” Janet’s work has been featured in the National Design Museum in New York.

In addition to designing her handcrafted “Jewelry for the Table,” Janet is a member of the American Craft Council, and is a party planner, chef, and certified sommelier. 

Our Mission 

Janet Torelli is a creative force, and needed a website to match - complete with eCommerce functionality to enable shoppers to view and shop from her extraordinary collection. 

Geek Chicago worked with closely with Janet to develop a new custom website that supported her goals by:

  • Reflecting an up-to-date brand image
  • Increasing visibility on Google search results pages through SEO-friendly construction
  • Enabling online payments via third party eCommerce integration


Janet writes:

"Jason and his creative team were a pleasure to work with. They provided really cool custom features to my website, and it looks great on mobile devices!"

Working from a style guide designed by our friends at Angela Carpenter Creative, Geek Chicago developed a new website, built through the integration of WordPress and WooCommerce. Playing with textures, colors, and patterns, Janet’s site is built to have a strong visual appeal, while also providing optimal functionality and ease-of-use on desktop and mobile devices. For ease of support, Geek Chicago modeled the technologies in use on another of the client’s existing sites. 

This new site enables customers to seamlessly browse and purchase Janet’s unique product offerings online. As we launched, Geek Chicago’s development team provided education and training to the client on content management, SEO, and eCommerce. 



Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).