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3twenty9 is a small & mighty branding studio located in historic Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. And we take small and mighty seriously. Why? Because we are a core team of incredibly creative problem-solvers. We wear many hats, but work as one. We're the best of both worlds actually. With us, you get the creative freedom you demand, along with the support of a dedicated team of designers and developers to collaborate with you when and where it's needed most. Our studio can handle clients both large and small, and we all work together to ensure deadlines are met and clients are happy.

Don't take a shortcut by hiring your friend's little bother. Call us instead, we answer our own phones. And most importantly, we’re passionate about what we do and want to work with people who are, too.

The Core

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Troy Weston

Partner | Designer

Born and raised in the farming country of Centre county, Troy’s not shy to hard work. He takes his family, his clients and his hobbies seriously. Troy thinks strategically, but doesn’t overlook the smallest details of execution. He has the most fun as art director, helping move great concepts into brilliant designs. Troy has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of talented people and has made it his mission to learn from them.

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family, karma, classic movies, painting, dog instagrams, hummus, pickles, outdoors, farming

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dirty dishes, pincher bugs, big egos, close talkers, clutter

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Melissa Hombosky

Partner | Graphic Designer

Melissa fell in love with Happy Valley after moving here shortly after college. Her tenacity and general good nature has helped propel 3twenty9 forward and she is the biggest cheerleader of our clients success. As a founding member and current President of the State College Young Professionals, Melissa hopes to make the State College and the Centre Region a great place for young professionals to live, work and play.

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Family, friends, laughing, being outside, inside, or upside-down, floating on water, small furry animals, volunteering

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Existential dread, cronyism, IPAs, cilantro, strangers, talking about dental procedures, word salads

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Nick Stanko

Partner | Lead Developer

Nick has always been fascinated with the Internet and the infinite opportunities it provides. Emigrating at a young age from Eastern Europe helped him develop an appreciation for learning programming languages and paying attention to detail. Today Nick's focus is on web development and making sure our servers run smoothly. At home he relaxes with his wife, dogs, and delicious hoppy beverages. 

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home times, dogs, tea, web standards, good music, gardens

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inline styles, bloated code, weeds

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Ryan Cherry

Web Developer | Designer

Ryan grew up surrounded by corn fields in rural Mifflin County. At a young age he began designing flyers and building websites for local bands and art projects. As a designer, Ryan organizes a clients information, making it look good and easy to understand with a personality that reflects their own. As a developer, Ryan makes previously designed websites function correctly on all major browsers and devices. He enjoys both steps equally. When he’s not working, he can be found hanging out with his wife, dog and friends and playing music that makes most people wince. 

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Friends & family, good design & illustration, punk, hardcore & metal music, IPAs, coffee, dogs, guitar gear

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Snakes, slow computers, slow internet, writing