Meet the makers, and get a glimpse of our design & development process.

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What We Do

While we love creating websites from design to implementation, our specialty is front-end design & development. We have a track record of implementing large-scale front-end architecture and design updates for high profile websites with complex and heavy content needs. The quality of our code is exceptional, our sites are lightweight and fast, and we build our sites to be scalable so that our client’s investment will continue to pay off as technology changes over time.

Front-end code view
Front-end code view
Front-end view

How We Work

Through our innovative design and development methods, you are constantly kept in the loop of the project lifecycle. We create and communicate in an iterative process to ensure every aspect of your website is to your liking. The idea of the “big reveal” at the end of a project’s time-line isn’t something we think makes for a great product. In order to achieve the best possible end product, we believe the client should be involved every step of the way.


Who We Are

Southleft began as the freelance business of owner and Lead Web Designer, TJ Pitre. TJ has over 10 years of experience in the web design and development industry gained through his work with design agencies and in-house digital teams. Within the past five years, TJ’s skillset in navigating web projects of all sizes combined with his wife Katie’s business management experience has led to the growth of Southleft into a full-fledged boutique agency.

Southleft has a specialized focus on designing and developing websites that are custom tailored to the client’s specific web needs. We value the relationships we have with each of our clients and maintain a close, friendly interaction throughout the course of a project and beyond. If all of this sounds like the right fit for your project, feel free to contact us so we can begin a conversation.

Services We Provide

Although front-end development is our specialty, we do offer a bevy of additional services to meet your digital needs. We work with you to build comprehensive, thoughtful, and purpose-driven products and experiences. Here is a list of services we can provide for you or your digital team.

  • Mobile-first responsive web design
  • WordPress & Craft CMS development
  • Drupal CMS theming
  • Digital style guide design & development
  • User interface design & prototyping
  • Front-end development consulting
  • Digital pattern library consulting
  • Website support and maintenance

Our Core Values


We pride ourselves on our creative energy. Our designs are fresh and original, so they feel modern. But we aspire to create with a visionary tone, working towards inventive designs that provide timeless inspiration to the viewer. We encourage each other as coworkers to stretch the limits of creativity when it comes to design aesthetic.

Customer Focused

As a service-based organization, we are laser focused on the customer’s needs and requests. We offer tailored, customized solutions for our clients at a premium price, and they expect excellent service. We are friendly, kind, and helpful to our customers and to our coworkers no matter what the circumstance.

Truth & Respect

Respect for the other drives our conversation with clients and coworkers. We listen attentively to each other and are honest and transparent in our conversations. Our loyalty to our clients demonstrates our trustworthiness to them, and they reciprocate by remaining devoted clients. We are candid as possible when it comes to communicating the best way we can support our clients’ requests.


In an industry that is constantly changing, we must be continuously eager to learn each day. We are bright innovators but remain humble knowing we don’t know it all. It is important for us to actively listen to those with whom we interact. We must uphold our obligation to give back and teach those who seek to learn from us.

Sample Clients

We've had the great fortune to be able to work with some of the greatest clients an agency could ask for. Here are some of those wonderful groups of people.

  • Time, INC
  • Mariah Media Network, LLC
  • Meredith Corp.
  • The Recording Academy
  • State Farm Insurance
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical
  • Toast, Inc.
  • O’Reilly Media
  • IBM
  • Tipitina’s Foundation
  • Philly.com
  • Sequential Brands Group
  • Smartling
  • Emeril’s Homebase
  • Emeril Lagasse Foundation
  • Interaction Design Association
  • New Orleans Tourism and Marketing
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
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