Christopher Zavatchen


About cnc137 Design

Hire Me!

cnc137 Design is a full service web design and development business owned and operated by Chris Zavatchen (myself) and Cindy Zavatchen (my wife). Located in the Cleveland, Ohio area, I have a Computer Science degree from the University of Akron and 17+ years of web design and development experience. cnc137 Design was started in 2009 and continues to create and develop websites and web-based applications for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies locally and beyond.

We pride ourselves in using the latest web design and development techniques, such as, web standards, responsive web design (RWD), and mobile first design strategies. Using HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Zurb Foundation, Adobe Fireworks, and Photoshop while keeping accessibility and usability in mind is our specialty.

Integrating Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and other social networking sites into the websites we create is another service we offer. If our clients need help setting up any of these social networking accounts and customizing them to match their website we offer that service too.

Every website cnc137 Design develops is search engine optimized (SEO) and we provide training to our clients on how to create their content to include the keywords they hope people will use to find their company and website. Using the proper underlying page structure and proper keywords allow the websites we create to have the potential to be listed high in search engine rankings.

Providing promotional materials, such as, logo design, business cards, letterhead, postcards, banners, and more to match your website is another service we offer to our clients. This is why we like to call ourselves a “full service” business, since we have the skills to provide your company everything it needs to promote it on and offline.

Training and support is provided to all our clients once their website, web-based application or promotional material is complete. We are here for our clients long after their project is finished and continue to provide support and suggestions to further enhance their online presence. We think of their project as the beginning of a long-term relationship that is all about promoting their business and growing their customer base.

We look forward to talking to you about creating or enhancing your online presence and encourage you to contact us using the email address or phone number listed on the right.


University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Minor in Business Administration

Work Experience

cnc137 Design
March 2009 – Present
Owner / Web Designer / Web Developer
Create and develop websites and web-based applications. Specialize in developing these using Web Standards, HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Zurb Foundation, Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop while keeping in mind search engine optimization, accessibility, and usability.
July 1997 – Present
Owner / Web Designer / Web Developer / Editor-in-Chief
Design, develop, maintain, and run a popular video game/interactive entertainment website. Fully customized WordPress, Invision Power Board, Gallery2, and OpenX to fit within the site's design to give all of the systems a consistent look and feel.

URS Corporation – Washington Division
December 1995 – March 2009
Web Developer
Designed, developed, and maintained the company’s Internet, Intranet, Extranet, and Portal websites with a group of five other developers. Developed custom web-based applications using PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, and MySQL. Hand-coded custom semantic XHTML and CSS Dreamweaver templates. Created custom logos and buttons for multiple web-based applications using Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop.

For a more detailed work history and complete skills list, please view my resume listed below in the "Related Links" section.

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