I highly recommend Aaron. I worked with him on a web redesign and infrastructure project, making it easier to create and maintain content on the site. Aaron is thoughtful, thorough, complete, very quick, results oriented, responsive – and has an eye for good website practices. Plus he is very pleasant to work with.
Aaron’s a top-notch pro. Highly responsive and collaborative and a great combination of disciplined thinker and imaginative problem-solver. He’s sensitive to budget and timelines and knows his stuff inside and out. Recommend highly.
Director of Marketing, Communications, Operations
Aaron Hodge Silver is a top-notch, lightning-fast web developer and an absolute joy to work with. Not only is he incredibly smart, trustworthy, and fantastic at thinking up creative solutions to development needs, he’s also 100% accountable, organized, and responsive as a contractor. I’m honored to have had Aaron on board at Julia Barry Productions for many years now, and look forward to many more. Don’t hesitate to hire Aaron — he’s worth every penny!
Composer, Web Designer
I’ve utilized Aaron’s services for so many years now, if our professional relationship were a person, they’d be applying for a learner’s permit to drive. There is an obvious reason I come back to Aaron time and again, and it’s because of his excellent product and skills, responsiveness, and cost effectiveness. Springthistle is not one of those web developers who wants to create a website that only they can service and then milk you for tweaks indefinitely. He is instead building a platform and then “teaching you to fish,” i.e., giving you total control if you want it, which I do. I think this is great because when it’s time to redo a site, or create a new project altogether, of course I’ll come back to the person who doesn’t make me worry that there will be added costs down the line. And for the things that I can’t do myself, his billing structure is so fair, I don’t have to worry that a quick fix is going to blow my budget. Those are just some specifics but overall I can’t say enough great things about working with Aaron!
Society for Humanistic Judaism
I hired Aaron to build our organizational website on WordPress and discovered quickly that he was much more than a programmer. Not only was he extremely responsive, professional and knowledgeable, he also worked with me as a team member and consulted me every step of the way. He was sensitive to our delivery schedules and budget and was flexible with our needs. Most importantly, he was approachable and always available if there was an emergency or any pressing questions. I really enjoyed working with him as a professional and as a human, and hope to continue to in the future.
Director of Digital Strategy
New York Hall of Science
Aaron is a phenomenal web designer. By combining him innate sense of style and artistry with an extensive technological understanding, he produces a site which is beyond expectation. Working with Aaron is a pleasure. He is straight forward, communicates well and always meets his deadline. I enthusiastically recommend working with him.
Greenpoing Reformed Church
Aaron has provided outstanding support for our blog, demonstrating deep technical expertise and the highest level of professionalism. He always provides very accurate and reasonable estimates, and delivers his work on time and within budget. Aaron has a knack for patiently and clearly explaining technical concepts and requirements to non-technical people. And on top of all that, he’s a genuinely nice guy!
Director of Content
Bed Bath and Beyond
My organization had the pleasure of working with Aaron on our new website. From the start, he was straightforward, clear, and dependable. He listened carefully, always provided us with clear choices where available, and made sound and trustworthy recommendations. We found Aaron to have outstanding attention to detail and good design sense. He also had the expertise to execute any customizations we needed. He always delivered on-time or early, communicated clearly about deadlines, and stayed within our budget. Thank you, Aaron. I look forward to continuing our work together.
Chief of Staff and Director of Communications
The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
I worked with Aaron recently on a critical project, and was impressed with his ability to understand our vision, and consistently advise us on the best approach to bring that vision to life, all while acting as a true extension of our team. He is direct, detail-oriented, extremely responsive and always ready to provide an explanation or find one. I’m sure he’ll continue to be a trusted resource and I look forward to working with him again.
Director, Corporate Brand Management
In a world filled with unreliable vendors and unrelatable technologists, Aaron is a rock: hard-working, responsive, and frank. He took the reins to our website from a fancy design firm without a hint of ego — and cleaned up a number of things they’d left undone. Since then, he has quickly become our company’s go-to web developer and technical jack-of-all-trades. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with.
Marketing & Content Strategist
Business Talent Group