I’m Susan Smylie and I run The Box Web Design (also known as The Box Marketing Solutions, LLC), a San Antonio based firm specializing in WordPress website design and development, content-writing, managed website hosting and logo development/graphic design.
My background is in software development, database design, and consulting. I earned my degree in Computer Science in 1983 and spent the next 10 years working for NASA and the Air Force, first as a programmer (I helped develop the software system that tracked Shuttle spacesuits being prepared for flight), then as a high-tech consultant, helping to define on-board data requirements for the Space Station Program and later helping the Air Force develop a system to track the cleanup of hazardous waste at sites world-wide. I became a stay-at-home mom in 1993, while the World Wide Web came in to existence.
When I returned to the work world in 2008, I was lucky to meet Sean Worcester who had founded The Box in 2005 as an outgrowth of his multimedia studies. Sean mentored me and helped me develop the skills needed to build websites. Together we grew the business, then in 2013, he moved on to new endeavors and I took over ownership. In 2018, I became President when The Box became an LLC.