About Me

My name is Brian Gardner and I created this site. If you spend enough time around here, you’ll notice that I have a sincere passion for life. Shelly and I have been married 12 years and we have a 10-year old son named Zach.

Among the things that I really enjoy doing are traveling and listening to music such as Sarah McLachlan and Dave Matthews Band.

I’ve always been a contemplative person, and believe in Carpe Diem. That means I should be in the Dead Poet’s Society.

I believe the internet is an obfuscated lens we hope to be seen through. It’s the staged version of us that we tragically spend most of our time creating.


7 years ago I had the urge to start a blog. At the time, I wasn’t happy with the way themes were designed, so I took matters into my own hands.

It started out as a freelance design business and became a company called StudioPress. We developed the Genesis Framework, which Mashable calls the “best of the best” among WordPress premium frameworks.

As a person who thoroughly enjoys the creative process, I can quickly and easily build beautiful websites.

Because WordPress and Genesis are open source, the dev communities are flourishing. This is something that makes me very proud to be a part of.

Whether it be writing tutorials or sharing Genesis code snippets, I really love to help folks learn how to build things the right way.