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

2 Acre Studios combines creativity with technology, offering a comprehensive suite of digital services enhanced by AI. Our approach is not just about creating visually stunning online presences but also about intelligently engineering them for success. We pride ourselves on our ability to build lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring that their digital journey is both innovative and personally tailored.

Marc Shade

Founder / Technical & Creative Director / Lead Developer

Marc has been building websites since the earliest days of the industry. He spent the first 20 years in the industry working with 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 has also produced audio recordings, including creating original music scores for corporate multimedia projects, Foley audio for the “America’s Army” video game, and general music recording and production on and off the computer.

In 2010 Marc started 2 Acre Studios 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.

Ellen Warren

Partner / Creative Director / Project Coordinator

Experienced Web Design and Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Services industry. Skilled in web design and social media. Strong technical professional with a Bachelor of Individualized Study focused in Computer Information Systems from George Mason University.

Content Writer in Pittsburgh

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.