TechPro: Your technical and professional solutions team

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The Center for Urban Waters TechPro team offers fee-based technical and creative services to internal UW Tacoma clients and community partners.

Does your website professionally represent your quality programs?

Are your print materials impressing their target audience?

Do you need help visualizing research data and information?


Efficient, turnkey services to meet your needs

Let us bring your ideas to life. We have expertise in website design, application development, and visual communications.

We develop websites and design content:

We produce high-quality printed materials:

We build custom applications for projects:

We manage digital marketing campaigns:

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Experienced consulting team

Our experienced, in-house consultants will work with your faculty and staff to deliver high-quality results within your budget and on your schedule. We understand how to do business within the UW environment. Our solutions meet branding guidelines, accessibility standards, security protocols, and other best practices. When you work with the TechPro team, you no longer need to contract with external vendors, maintain expensive proprietary systems, rely on temporary interns, or hire project staff. When you need it done right, our TechPro team is ready to help.

  • Kris Symer, 16 years of staff service at UW Tacoma
    UW Tacoma alumnus: BABA ('10), GIS ('12), MSGT ('15)
    designer, systems analyst, web admin, map maker
  • Dwaine Trummert, 14 years of development experience
    4 years of staff service at UW Tacoma; pursuing BS in CSS
    application developer, drupalist, tech researcher, writer


Satisfied customers

“Dwaine and Kris helped us seamlessly integrate our new dual-track special ed content into the existing SoE website.”
–Dr. Marcy Stein, Professor, UW Tacoma School of Education

“Dwaine and Kris took time to understand my Teaching English Language Learners project goals and needs.”
–Dr. Belinda Louie, Professor, UW Tacoma School of Education

“Kris developed our website and manages all of the security updates. It’s worry free.”
–Geoffrey M. Smyth, P.E., Science and Engineering Division Manager, City of Tacoma Environmental Services

“Dwaine is a trusted partner who customizes the functionality of our Encyclopedia of Puget Sound website. He’s also our go-to expert when we need a bug fixed quickly.”
–Jeff Rice, Managing Editor, UW Puget Sound Institute

“Kris was the creative power behind a series of glossy booklets for the Puget Sound Institute that were big hits with policymakers in D.C. and in Olympia.”
–Dr. Joel Baker, Science Director, Center for Urban Waters


Live portfolio examples


Climate Impacts Group: time of emergence prediction app
Center for Urban Waters: about the building and partners
Encyclopedia of Puget Sound: themes, modules, data, content
Geographic boundaries of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea
UW Tacoma Center for Equity and Inclusion: Bias reporting form
#CUWInterns2017: Featuring summer interns and their research