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Pipsqueak Productions offers a complete set of services

Award-winning website design, professional development, and the ability to create a wide variety of content.

Careful Design

Design can be divided into three stages: conceptual, interaction, and interface design. “What does it do?,” “How does it do it?,” and “What is its look and feel?”

Clean Coding

There’s a beauty to clean code. But it’s more than aesthetics. Clean code is reliable and maintainable.


Creating great photographic content now requires both traditional and computer-based skills.

Writing & Editing

Professional writing must be simple, clear, persuasive, and carefully tailored to its audience.


Websites are usually collaborations with clients, and they change over time. But here are some screenshots from sites we’ve created.

Cinta Aveda Beauty Institute Home Page

Cinta Aveda Beauty Institute

San Francisco beauty school.

California Slate Home Page

California Slate Company

Slate roofing materials.

Scavullo Design — Projects

Scavullo Design

Interior decoration.

Diana Jenkins Personal Site — Home Page

Diana Jenkins

Human rights activist and entrepreneur.

Cinta Salon Home Page (v3)

Cinta Salon

Elegant San Francisco beauty salon.

Cinta Salon Home Page (v2)

Cinta Salon

Elegant San Francisco beauty salon.

Brent Black Panama Hats — Home

Brent Black Panama Hats

High-end hats fitted and sold online.

The Plough and Stars Irish Pub — Home

The Plough and Stars

San Francisco Irish pub with live music.

SDJ Foundation for Bosnia and Herzegovina — Home

SDJ Foundation for Bosnia

Charitable foundation.

Restore the Villages Project — Home

Restore the Villages Project

NGO working in the Congo.

Free Len Homeniuk Home Page

Free Len Homeniuk

Legal Defense.

Wolfenden Cosmetic Surgery Home

William J. Wolfenden, M.D.

A San Francisco plastic surgeon.

Juxtamorph — the Home page of United Artworks

Juxtamorph & United Artworks

Portfolio & resources for artists.

Musync Home Page


Music acquisition service.

Paul Wood Works — Home

Paul Wood Works

Master woodworker.

Interfaces Blog on Usability — Home

Pipsqueak’s Interfaces Blog

Designing for usability.

Judy and George — Home

Judy and George

Corporate communications.

The Acoustic Vortex — Concerts

The Acoustic Vortex


The Rear Door — Puzzles

The Rear Door

Puzzle site for marketing campaign.

Capellino Sauces — Recipes

Capellino Sauces

Fresh & frozen pasta and sauces.

Runfly Studios — Home

Runfly Studios

Ear trainer app.

Shadow Element

Fiction Books by Pipsqueak’s Principals

See the Writing page for more details.

  1. Suddenly, Paris

    by Olga and Christopher Werby
    Book Cover for “Suddenly, Paris”

    Julie Vorov thought her job was to do well in high school and stay out of trouble. She also thought her biggest problem was betraying her best friend by hooking-up with a traitorous boyfriend. But in a world where being human is just a matter of programming, everything changes.

    Suddenly, Julie finds herself allied with a scrappy group of alien scientists whose own world has already been destroyed. Together, they mount a clandestine effort to stop the Earth from also being eradicated. And Julie discovers that she’s the pivotal instability—the tipping point—in the plans of another group of aliens bent on invasion.

    As Julie battles to save everything she cares about, she uncovers secrets about her own origins that shatter the core of her beliefs. And she falls so deeply in love that the most extreme obstacles posed by loyalty, age, gender, species, and parents will have to be overcome.

    Your heart always recognizes the one you love.

  2. Coding Peter

    by Olga and Christopher Werby
    Book Cover for “Coding Peter”

    Knowing that the world is a simulation doesn’t diminish the will to live. Even when the body is made from ones and zeros, the soul doesn’t feel any less real.

    In Coding Peter, the sequel to Suddenly, Paris, we learn more about the aliens who have altered the lives of the Vorov family. The URTs are a small band of scientists—the only survivors of a world simulation that no longer exists—who seek only to settle down quietly and unobtrusively in a new home. But contact with humans has led to accidents, misunderstandings, and deaths. A hundred years later, only a few of the alien refugees survive.

    Now Julie Orlov’s brother, ten-year-old Peter, is asked to take on the soul of a dying alien—for the good of his family, his alien ancestors, and the Earth itself. In doing so he will become more—but also, maybe less—than himself. It’s a lot to ask of a young boy, especially when the exact consequences to Peter are unknown, even by the aliens themselves.

    What Peter decides will change the fate of two civilizations—and maybe more…

  3. Twin Time

    by Olga and Christopher Werby
    Book Cover for “Twin Time”

    Alex and Sasha are twin sisters, physically identical down to their freckles. But the resemblance is only skin deep—Sasha is profoundly autistic, while Alex is not. Sasha can’t communicate and acts bizarrely, and the family revolves around her and her intense needs. Yet the aged, wealthy, and mysterious Aunt Nana seems to have a particular interest in both girls. Offering a helping hand, she encourages the family to move to San Francisco to be near her.

    When the young twins discover a tunnel in Nana’s tool shed, it leads them on a journey across the world and back 100 years in time. The tunnel is a pathway to the Firebird Estate, the home of their ancestors, located in rural Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Even more remarkable, through the effect that twisting time has on cognition, Sasha is not autistic when she’s at the Firebird Estate.

    Now, growing up in two strikingly different times and places, the twins must face their separate destinies among the ravages of the incipient Russian Revolution. Can they save their families on both sides of the tunnel? Can they simultaneously stay true to their own hearts, to each other, and to the people they left behind? Each sister must face her own personal challenge—but only together can they discover their own future within their family’s past.

  4. Pigeon

    by Olga Werby
    Book Cover for “Pigeon”

    Pigeon is eleven, homeless, and now an orphan. Alone and scared, he seeks to find a new family. But the past he barely remembers comes back to haunt him, endangering his newly-found friends, the Kikkert Family. Fortunately, the Kikkerts want to adopt Pigeon even if he is wanted by strange para-military DNA warriors. As they race through San Francisco to save each other, the true nature of Pigeon’s birth is revealed as well as the secret identity of Madam Toad—the matriarch of the Kikkert Family.

    What does is mean to be human? What does it take to be a family? Pigeon is willing to risk his life to learn and to love.

  5. The FATOFF Conspiracy

    by Olga Werby
    Book Cover for “The FATOFF Conspiracy”

    Transdimensional Industries gave the world a technical solution to the obesity epidemic—eat more than you want, and store all that you want in their fat storage tanks conveniently located outside of our set of dimensions. Complete gluttony without sacrificing beauty or health…for a price.

    You can be rich and buy a thin body. You can be poor and lucky enough to get government assistance with your personal fat storage—Federal Assistance with Transdimensional Offloading of Fat and Flab. Or you can win the tits lottery—a lifetime of free blubber storage in the Transdimensional Industries’ tanks where all the humanity’s fat is stored. Thin people live well, have high paying jobs, and wield all of the social and political power and prestige while consuming unlimited quantities of food as mandated by the government. Fat people? They don’t do so well.

  6. Fish Girl

    by Olga and Christopher Werby
    Book Cover for “Fish Girl”
    Coming Soon