2 Acre Studios

We build websites and other digital media for small businesses. But the thing we do best is build relationships.

We do this with you as a client and we create solutions that provide a relationship building conduit between you and your customers. Whether it’s websites, social media or traditional marketing, We connect with you and your customers at the emotional core. We listen to what you have to say, but also use empathy to understand how you and your customers feel. It’s the right balance of intelligence and emotion that not only gets the job done, but gets it done right.

We build solutions that get results because we don’t want you to waste time and money doing anything just for sake of it. Yes, you need a website. So, why not get a website that gives you a solid return on your investment?

If you’re ready to take your small business website and online marketing to the next level, please contact us to setup a free business consultation or request a quote online.


Marc Shade

Founder / Creative Director / Lead Developer

Marc has been involved in building websites since the earliest days of the industry. Most of that time was spent servicing corporate clients like Kellogg’s, Eaton/Dana, Stryker, ConAgra, Pharmacia/Upjohn, Hertz, etc… He’s worked on projects with teams from Leo Burnett, Arc Worldwide, Brigandi & Associates and Biggs Gilmore to execute high quality online solutions for corporate clients all over the world.

He also has experience doing audio production, including the creating original music scores for corporate multimedia projects, Foley audio for the America’€™s Army video game, and general music recording and production both on and off the computer.

Marc started 2 Acre Studios in 2010 to provide small and medium sized businesses affordable access to ad agency services. He guides and orchestrates everything that happens here and can always be there in full support of every project.


Samantha Schaefer

Content Writer / Social Media

Samantha Schaefer is a writer, yogi, artist, and grammar freak—born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. She received her MFA in Poetry as a Follett Fellow at Columbia College Chicago. She has since worked as co-editor of Black Tongue Review, Editorial Intern at Yoga International, and has attended as Writer in Residence at Brushcreek Foundation for the Arts. Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, her poetry aims at exploring multi-modal composition, collaboration between artistic genres, and all things uncanny. Her poetry can be found in publications such as TYPO, Columbia Poetry Review, Ghost Town Literary Magazine, and Caesura.


Mark Wedel

Content Writer / Photographer / Social Media

Mark Wedel has worked as a freelance journalist since 1992. He supplied arts and entertainment features and reviews to the Kalamazoo Gazette for over two decades. Other publications using his work include Delta Sky Magazine, Cleveland Scene, Grand Rapids Press, and Etch Magazine. He is currently writing for Issues Media Group publications in Michigan’s Second Wave Media network. He’s written about a mind-numbingly wide range of subjects including standup comedy, invasive species, Upper Peninsula tourism, long-distance cycling, music from punk to classical, film and theatre, diversity and equity issues, etc. He’s dogged as a researcher, but feels the art of the interview is just as important at bringing to life a subject in print.


Sophie Queisi

Graphics & Media Developer / Videographer / Photographer

Sophie is a passionate conceptual artist, as it pushes deeper than just a hobby for her. Art is her outlet. Whether it be illustration, animation, video or layout, her main focus is balance and beauty. There is a story in every piece of art and marketing is no different in her eyes. She has had art works placed in galleries in Amman, Jordan, Saint Joseph, Michigan, and South Bend Indiana. Sophie also has experience in both commercial photography and videography. Over all, her main focus through creating art is not just to impress the viewer, but also to make them question how she has created them, through the colors and the form of her videos and illustration.