Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to helping you elevate your nonprofit or purposeful business

Chijo Takeda Dogpaw Studio owner


Founder, CEO

Too many nonprofits, healthcare, and purposeful businesses struggle to clearly tell their story on websites. I provide a messaging framework that clarifies their mission. With an engaging story my clients get more donors and clients... If you are struggling with growing your organization, I'm your guy.

I am a certified WordPress consultant who will provide trustworthy advice and real results.

It's fun running a successful business with an amazing team of quality people. When not working I'm having fun biking, fishing or hiking with my wife, two active boys and uber active golden retriever puppy.

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Customer Support

I bring over 11 years of experience as a Business Intelligence Analyst and a background in both Fine Arts and Computer Science. I am passionate about assisting others and am committed to providing our clients with prompt and efficient... service. In my spare time, I enjoy watching comedy shows, spending time with my beloved pugs, and the comfort of staying at home.

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Website/Software Developer

I’m a software developer specializing in front and back-end website development. I have over 20 years of experience and have worked in industries ranging from coin and currency auctions, to healthcare and insurance.... I excel at figuring out difficult problems and truly love my work. From complicated code and integrations, databases, site migrations, server issues, and more. When I’m not coding away, I love to read, hike and endlessly tinker with any gadget and electronic gizmo I can get my hands on.

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Web Development

I am a Web Designer/Developer for the past 6+ years. I have deep knowledge in the Web Design/Development field, HTML, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript. I am excellent in communication skills and keen attention to detail.... I am very passionate about Web Development, and I strive to be better myself as a developer.

I normally spend most of my day playing competitive games like Dota to relax my mind and practice my analytical skills and I enjoy work/life balance. I am happily living with my wife and sons with our dogs which we consider part of our family.

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Web Designer

I am a Web Designer/UXUI, with experience in graphic design and web development for almost 3 years. As a Web Designer, I deliver projects on time and exceed client expectations. Good communication and teamwork lead to success.

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As a writer and content strategist, I help organizations to clarify their brand message and maximize their online success. I have extensive experience working in the digital marketing field producing all forms of content including website content, blogs, and more.... I have worked with clients across Australia, the US, and the UK. I’m proud to work with the Dogpaw Studio team and play a role in supporting nonprofit organizations to share their message and reach more donors.



SEO Specialist

As an SEO specialist, my goal is to get you and your website found. With a calculated approach to the structure and content of your website, I plan your SEO campaign with the end game in mind. By spending the time strategizing in the beginning with the end goal... in mind, I can help to connect the dots between finding what people are searching for, what you have to offer, and what action you want users to take when they get to the website. Having worked with a variety of businesses across the USA, Australia & New Zealand, I have a broad range of experience in developing and executing cohesive plans for online visibility.