Prompt, energetic, creative, flexible, and affordably priced. Who could ask for more?
— Avivah Erlick, Rabbi,
TJ was fantastic. He is easy to work with and is within a reasonable budget. He also has provided us with invaluable support as we tweak our new site. Our conversion rates have improved thanks to his ability to simplify complicated matters and get to the point. We also commissioned Civilized Savage to make other websites for us. Thanks again.
— Raman Rampal, Owner, A Day In LA Tours
TJ is collaborative, dedicated, creative and incredibly easy to work with. I was dreading the process of re-building my website. TJ immediately put me at ease. I appreciate that he took the time to sit down with me to work on the site together and train me in how to manage the site on my own. And he was affordable!
— Edward Rogers, Television & Film Composer
Civilized Savage answered exactly my needs. I couldn’t be happier. The knowledge, the service, the patience, the cost of the service, the willing to do more and listen to what my vision is, is 100% professional and reliable! I highly recommended Civilized Savage’s services. Thank you TJ! You are the best.
— Einat Aharon, Blogger, Fashionati 123
Working with the Civilized Savage team has been a wonderful experience. They were extremely collaborative during the process of building our website. I couldn’t be happier with their creative direction. All of my clients are constantly asking for my ‘website guy,’ and I’m always confident pointing them in TJ’s direction . Civilized Savage is always reachable, with quick turnaround time on changes and updates.
— Jake Wilcox, Executive VP, Crumdale Partners
TJ was an incredibly collaborative partner designing and building my site. His execution and follow-through were impeccable. And he was always accessible both during and after the project’s completion. I couldn’t be happier with the site.
— David Miller, Owner, Red Harring Production Company
TJ is very professional and easy to work with. His initial consultation provided transparent structure of how he works and answered any questions/concerns that I had to going into building a new website. He works fast and efficiently and delivers the end product within the timeframe give. I would work with TJ again for my future web development needs.
— Joe Friedman, Co-Owner, Basin 141 Social Bar & Kitchen
We came to TJ with a vague idea for a business and he helped us turn it into a concrete website. We began discussions at such an early stage that he was a key element in helping us lay out our business plan and maximize the functions available through Squarespace. None of us had prior experience in website building so we greatly appreciated the skype sessions and countless phone calls he took to walk us through how to run the website. We would all recommend him and will return to him with our future business ventures.
— Perry Rogers, Student, Harvard Business School
We launched our new site just 15 days before the New Year. Conversion went up astronomically and our gym really filled up during the New Years Resolution rush.
— Jacque Devore, Owner, Sirens & TItans Fitness

About me


I started building websites with the belief that I could help all small businesses. 
I began by going door to door in Brooklyn, NY, receiving many not so friendly no's and a couple of very fortunate yes's.
Craving some warm weather, I moved my business to Los Angeles, initially settling in the Pasadena area and later moving to Santa Monica.
Yet again, door to door was my launchpad for new business.
This ethos of personal engagement is the cornerstone of my business and has truly become a special sauce when it comes to making great, custom websites.