About Us

What we do

Ferlito/van der Wyk is a Santa Cruz, California web development company. We specialize in helping organizations develop their online presence.

Since 2009 we have been developing mobile and responsive websites, web applications, logos, content management systems, while providing prompt, high-quality reasonably priced services to our clients. We specialize in WordPress and Drupal, but work with a variety of open source software for large and small organizations.

Our Process

While each project is different, there are usually common milestones in a project:


We learn about your business and your needs. During this phase we

  • Identify your target audience
  • Develop use cases and wireframes
  • Choose a design direction

Planning and Design

We develop a set of requirements and work with designers to develop the look of the site.

During this process we develop a specifications document, which contains every component that will be required to build your site, down to the individual fields and views displays. This is a meticulous process that help us avoid restarts and surprises along the way.


Working from the specifications document we build out the site and develop front and end back end code. We follow best practices andĀ the Drupal Way. We input or migrate the content you provide. We develop a theme based on the designs. Our themes are responsive, mobile-first and accessible.


We test the site on the devices and platforms your audience is using. We stress-test the site under a variety of loads. We use automated and manual testing. Our checklist ensures quality before launch.


Site is deployed to your host. Additional testing is done.

Training and Support

We can train you using screencasts or written documentation. We will keep your site current and secure.

Who we are

Julia van der Wyk, Creative Director

Julia van der Wyk

Partner and Creative Director

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Julia has a BA and graduate certificate in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work in graphic design and web development began in 1999.

Julia is a front-end developer skilled in HTML5, CSS, SASS/Compass and basic PHP. She has been working with Drupal and WordPress since 2009. She is active in the Drupal community and is a presenter and an organizer of theĀ Santa Cruz Drupal Users Group. She loves building responsive custom websites that are accessible, cross-browser compatible and built to web standards.