About US

Rockford Originals

Founding partner and project manager Chris is a Rockford native With over 30 years of for-profit and non-profit business experience. He has spent the last 15 years as an online ecommerce site designer and manager. The creative visual partner, Elaine brings her skills with design, color, fonts and editing to projects. 



815 Web Designs is based in Rockford, IL with cloud staff located around the US.

Mailing Address: 1643 N Alpine Rd. 
Suite 104 Box 145, Rockford, IL 61107

The Dynamic Duo+

Partners in life and business Chris and Elaine, together with their other super-hero technical partners make sure clients get the best site possible.

Chris Weickert

Chris Weickert

Project Manager - Lead Designer

German perfectionist from birth



Creative Director

The queen of colors and visual design

Cloud Staff

Cloud Staff

As it best serves a project we tap the skills of numerous freelance experts

 “This work is personal. The families of our client and their employees depend on the success of their business. We do all we can to ensure that the sites we build do all they can to take care of the business, their customers and the people who work there.”


Services and Skills

Website Design

Create a custom new site design and structure to improve visitor interaction and conversions.


Content Writing

Rewrite and expand existing content, to improve readability and enhance search potential.


Incorporate SEO best practices from day one, providing clear information for search engines to assist with indexing and rank.


Develop product catalog for incorporation into a high converting shopping cart.

Payment Integration

Built connection between shopping cart and payment gateway or create an invoice payment gateway.


Develop Blog Section

Developed an article area where fresh content related to products, the season or the business can be created by the client.

Graphic Design/Images

Developed color pallet for site. Worked with clients images and located and edited additional relevant images.

Mobile Optimization

Optimize and test layouts for best display and function on cellphones and tablets.

Security and Hosting

Implement SSL (security) on all pages and forms for the site. Migrate site to fast, world class hosting environment.


Live Chat Integration

Integrated live chat portal so customer service reps can directly interact with customers on the website.

Logo Development

Coordinate development of a logo through a competitive process involving multiple designers to give clients more options.

Google Business Listing Optimization

Claim Business listing for client and optimize it to best present their business.


Website Auditing

Review existing website to identify any technical or SEO weakness creating an action list to improve the website you already have.

Social Media Integration

Connect social media activities of client to website 


Consult one-on-one with client to identify purpose and functional requirements for new website.

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