Portland Web Development Studio
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Welcome to The Other Room, a digital agency located in Portland, Oregon.

Founded in 2001, we offer over a decade of seasoned development experience. We look for clients as passionate about their projects as we are. We believe if you hire good people, good things will happen. It's not just about taking our clients from concept to launch, it's about what happens next.

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As an early pioneer of ColdFusion, Jesse started his professional career in 98' working for Baron & Company in Bellingham, WA. In 2000 Jesse was selected as lead developer for VisionQuake. This gave him the responsibility of larger projects such as East Bay Tech Jobs and the Olympic Pipe Line Company. In 2001 Jesse founded The Other Room with Kjell Ostlund. The Other Room specializes in database driven websites and has built comprehensive solutions for Mapendo International, Silent Springs Institute, The Tribune Company, Mentor Graphics and the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission. In 2006 The Other Room relocated to Portland, OR expanding services to include PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, MySQL and ColdFusion. Jesse now lives in North Portland with his Wife and Daughter.



With over 10 years of professional web development experience, Kjell has developed successful database driven web applications for companies such as The Tribune Company, Mentor Graphics and Kollmorgen Electro-Optical. As the Senior ColdFusion Developer for Baron & Company, Kjell Ostlund designed and developed the initial prototype for the PIER System (Public Information Emergency Response) which is now successfully serving as an online communication tool for many high-profile companies and government agencies. Kjell’s extensive knowledge of PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript and database integration allow him to bring comprehensive solutions online.