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Max Elman (he/him) never had the pet frog he dreamed of as a kid. Instead, he started Razorfrog Web Design and has since designed hundreds of virtual frogs. While he started the business doing all design and development himself, his role is now primarily management, sales, support, and server administration. He still gets involved on design review and development work from time to time and still enjoys both the creative and technical sides of the firm.

Max went to UC Santa Cruz (go slugs!) and graduated from Porter College with a B.A. in Digital Art, focusing on photography and digital design. He lives in San Francisco with his family and enjoys photography, 3D printing, cooking, coffee, cycling, and jazz.


What do you love about WordPress?

The community! After 15 years of collaboration, events, WordCamps - there's nothing else that compares to the amount of people involved and contributing on a regular basis.

What are your most notable hobbies?

I love designing practical items to 3D print and sharing with them the community on Printables. It's incredibly satisfying to have an idea, design it, and have a physical item later that same day.

Which colors resonate with you?

Forest Green, Cyan, the light blues of a breaking wave...

What are your musical tastes?

I love seeing watching music in Golden Gate Park - larger groups at the bandshell or jazz under the bridge on JFK Promenade.

What are your favorite books and authors?

The Expanse, Hyperion Cantos, Brandon Sanderson, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ringworld, Neil Gaiman

What are your favorite movies and shows?

Foundation, Better Call Saul, Andor, Firefly, Dollhouse, His Dark Materials, The Magicians, Loki, The Boys, Archer... Inception, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dune, Blade Runner

What are your favorite travel destinations?

Relaxing on the beaches of Maui or camping among the Redwoods in Northern California

What is your favorite quote?

"Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful." - Dieter Rams

The Razorfrog Team

Meet our friendly WordPress web design and development professionals who are here to assist you.

Max Elman San Francisco Botanical Garden Fall 2023

Max Elman

Founder & Project Manager


Scott Werley San Francisco Botanical Garden Fall 2023

Scott Werley

Designer & Developer


Vinícius Miazaki San Francisco Botanical Garden Fall 2023

Vinícius Miazaki

Designer & Developer


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