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Design, Development, Marketing and Promotion
For Online and In Print


who we are...
Creative Tinder was founded by Lead Firestarter, Dean Purvis. Believing that you should only pay for the services you need, Dean started Creative Tinder to provide targeted, project-specific services without all the fat.

Creative Tinder combines the expertise of talented designers, artists, writers, editors, developers, programmers, UI experts, brainstormers, problem solvers, technical madmen, marketing gurus and general creative geniuses. Each team is hand-picked, to serve your specific needs. While there may be many artists working on your behalf, we keep things simple by giving you a single point of contact who tracks every aspect of your project from concept to delivery.

Creative Tinder – fueling your creative ideas into creative reality.

Dean Purvis in 1st Grade

Yep, that’s Dean. Back when Al Gore was still inventing the Internet.


why our clients recommend us again and again...

Forward Thinking

Technology changes seemingly by the minute. We're always up on the latest news, trends and tech, so we can keep your business ahead of the rest.

Creative Problem Solving

There's never just one answer to a question. We look at your needs from all angles in order to find the best solutions to any problem.

WordPress Gurus

We know WordPress. From it's user-friendly back-end, to the plethora of add-ons & plugins, there is little it can't do, and no one who can't learn it.

Personal Service

We make the effort to get to know you and your business, so that we can provide the most personal, customized service possible.

Honesty & Integrity

There are lots of clichés about this, and we believe every one. If we say it, we mean it, and if we make a mistake, we own it. Your trust is paramount.

Quality, Done Quickly

We get it – you need it fast. We're known by our clients for providing superior products and services, with fast turnaround times.


what our clients have to say...
Dean’s input in design, copywriting, marketing and promotions have been invaluable for my business.

Ken Metz, President, Picky Print Production, Inc.

Creative Tinder was super responsive to our needs and produced a great foundational website for The Big Good. We were in a rush to have our marketing in order for a trade show, but Dean kept the quality of the process in order and we got what we needed on time and on budget. I highly recommend Creative Tinder.

Katie Smith, Principal Strategist, The Big Good

Creative Tinder did an amazing job on my web site, On time, affordable and JUST the way I wanted it. I’ve worked with other developers in the past and I know how hard it can be to get exactly what you want — you’re usually disappointed by something, but not with this team! The communication was great and simple throughout the process and they were incredibly diligent.

Lea Thau, Award-winning Producer,

Dean is professional, creative, knowledgable, experienced, kind and works with integrity. I highly recommend working with him!

Lori Bertazzon, Owner, Where Are You Stuck Workshop

Working with Creative Tinder has been a very pleasant experience from the onset. Not ever having a website for our office building, I thought that the process would be overwhelming. But with Matt Jean’s art design and Dean’s expertise & creativity, the team went over and beyond what I had anticipated. The final product was perfect!

Sherri Green, General Manager, Lincoln Property Company, 120 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL

SO helpful!!! It was the first time I’d gotten help with my WordPress site, and I was HOOKED. He was super kind, very knowledgeable, and like my knight in shining armor.
We needed our site converted to WordPress, and of course, we needed it fast. Dean and Creative Tinder were a giant help to us, performing the conversion and improving our website in the process. We recommend them highly.

Linda Andreotti, Poseidon Cooks

Dean helped me set up my membership plug-in when others couldn’t make it work. He came up with a brilliant solution that has worked beautifully. If I have a difficult problem, he’s the first person I’d go to.

Nina Weinstein, Owner, Nina's Easy English

I had a website for my mask and sculpture business, but needed to have it in a format that could be updated frequently and easily. Creative Tinder re-created my custom design with WordPress, and offered excellent suggestions for some improvements. Dean also trained me how to make changes, so I could stay within my budget. My site now looks great, and is simple for me to maintain myself. It was a pleasure to work with Dean and Creative Tinder.

Beckie Kravetz, Artist/Sculptor/Mask-Maker

Creative Tinder made getting my website very easy and painless. Dean worked with my budget and was very upfront with what he could do within that budget. I was very happy with what he came up with and how quickly it all came together.

Gordon Hart, Owner, Movement Revolution Studio

Creative Tinder helped make the process of designing and implementing my website a snap. They are fast, responsive, and cost-effective. Dean is a good human and a great collaborator. I highly recommend him.
Creative Tinder is as good as it gets. Dean sat down with me and gave me options and ideas – the communication was hands-down the best I have ever received. I recommend his services to any and all who need it.
Dean came up with solutions that have made my life incredibly easy and more efficient. He did all this work in quick timing with a small budget. Creative Tinder has my highest recommendation!

Miguel Ali, Filmmaker

I rarely make a big move with my web presence (site, advertising, etc.) without running it by Dean first. He just knows his stuff and has an eye for both the micro as well as the macro.

Hugh Borax, Owner, One Percent Broker

Working with Dean on the creation of a website has been an eye opening treat. He wants to be sure that every element is in place before launch, he’s actively involved with getting the right flow, look and even the heart of the site right and ready. Adding Dean to the team has been the best decision of this endeavor.

Chris Smith, Founder, ScriptDish

The vibe of the website I wanted was a bit complicated and abstract, but Dean built it without any issues at all. He also made helpful suggestions that were exactly what I was looking for but had no idea were possible – then implemented them much more smoothly than I ever could have anticipated.

Kevin Bertazzon, Founder, Lovely Studios

I found great value in working with Dean and the team at Creative Tinder. They came with a wealth of ideas and best practices in the design of my site, and led me through the creative process to hone my brand, voice, and message. They were also patient and supportive during that process, and I am very pleased with the result. I heartily recommend their services.

Dr. Craig Elliott, Writer/Social Justice Facilitator

Dean is a talented, creative web designer. He’s a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a professional, beautiful website.

Jenni Brown Greenberg (aka, the LA Make-Up Lady)

Creative Tinder took our tired, cluttered website and gave it an updated, modern look. Dean took the time to understand what we were trying to accomplish and what kind of image we wanted to present. He not only made sure we achieved we wanted, but he helped us figure out what we wanted, which was just as important.


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