We create, operate, and elevate digital communications.

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We offer a full stack of web development services including:

Technical strategy

For our team of architects and engineers, education is a continuous process. By being prodigious learners, we are always ready to orchestrate effective initiatives with your marketing and IT specialists to ensure the success of your vision.

Front end development

Design-driven development is our mantra. Usability is paramount — our pixel perfect solutions are user friendly and intuitive.

Interactive & web design

Our innovative team manages all aspects of design including creative conceptualization and composition development and refinement to visually represent your organization's message so your target audience hears you loud and clear.

Application architecture & programming

We have engineered, implemented and managed hundreds of reliable applications, global websites and portals. We know what the potential hazards are and can help you avoid problems from the start of implementation. We believe in being proactive, rather than reactive and can help you do the same.

Systems support & hosting

We hold ourselves accountable for the reliability of our solutions. Our job is not complete once we develop your product. We take the security, speed and resilience of our work seriously. By embracing the DevOps model, which fosters our culture, we increase automation and drive more meaningful measurements which leads to constant sharing.

Our Story

We craft collaborative solutions with you in mind.

Founded in 1997 at the epoch of the Internet revolution, Thirdwave has grown to become one of Chicago's premier Web development shops. What makes us unique is that we grew in experience, not in size. From day one, our team has been geared for change. Our technical aptitude, aesthetic awareness and business acumen have fueled our sustained growth. We are people-focused — in our shop and in the projects we work on. Some of the world’s most recognized brands, including the nation’s top design firms, have turned to us for unique, sustainable solutions.


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Progressive Solutions

In today’s hyper-connected world, multifaceted solutions are a necessity. We approach problem solving by combining the best of multiple applications. Thirdwave can help with any and all of the following: