Professional IT Solutions and Design Aren't Just for Big Business.

We value every opportunity to serve our clients and ply our crafts. The range of services we offer is as diverse as they are.

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What We Do

Full-service I.T., website development, and design, including:

Web Development

We specialize in building attractive, full-featured, retina-ready, mobile-compatible websites in Wordpress and other content management systems.

IT Consulting

With extensive experience, we assess your current environment, develop a plan to address all of your IT needs, then implement it.

Branding and Marketing

We'll bring our design experience to bear on logo development, print pieces, interactive kiosks, email campaigns, and more.

For Non-profits

If your organization is a non-profit, we can help! We know how to get you free and discounted services for every aspect of your technology needs.

Evelyn with John Grosshandler of The GenderCool Project at NGLCC 2019

Who We Are .

The Logical Alternative is a women-owned and operated boutique technology and design practice based in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington. The company was co-founded in 1992 by wife-and-wife team Melissa, our design and marketing sorceress, and Evelyn Dickinson, resident tech goddess. They moved to Port Townsend from Florida in 2007.

NGLCC Certified
Evelyn Dickinson
Technical Director
Evelyn began working with computers at an early age. While enrolled in the University of South Florida’s computer engineering program, she was a campus representative for Commodore Computers U.S.A.
Melissa Dickinson
Melissa attended the George Washington University and the Ringling College of Art and Design, from which she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Certificate in Graphic Design. She also studied history at USF.

Whatever your technology or design needs, we can meet them.

Melissa and Evelyn's work is informed by their sense of service, love and respect for craft, boundless creativity, along with equal parts pragmatism, optimism, and general all-around moxy. They enjoy a good challenge and frequently are called upon to solve problems that others can't.

Commitment to our Community

As women and members of the Puget Sound's diverse LGBTQIA+ community, we recognize our responsibility to help others, and we are pleased to share that over 25% of The Logical Alternative's work is provided pro-bono to non-profit and community organizations.

Getting to Know You

Our philosophy of business is simple: we listen carefully to our clients to determine their exact needs, and then design and develop comprehensive solutions that exceed expectations, all with an eye to budget, growth, and usability.

All Shapes and Sizes

We bring our skills and enthusiasm to work for clients of all sizes and shapes—from macro corporations (Microsoft, Getty Images, NATO, and the National Park Service) to micro—sole proprietors, startups, community, and non-profit organizations.

Helping You Help Others

We find our greatest satisfaction working with non-profits, such as the National Coalition to End Gender-Based Violence, Gender Diversity, The GenderCool Project, National School Climate Center, National Trans Bar Association, Jefferson Land Trust, and countless others.

Erin Uritus

CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

We could not have done this without the initial support of JP Morgan Chase and the Force for Good team, Dell Technologies, and our partners at Logical Alternative. Thank you!

Gigi Callaizakis

Owner, Full-Circle HR

We have called upon The Logical Alternative for over 5 years for our website and email services. They are responsive, thoughtful and intuitive in anticipating our needs in creating our website, and are readily available for support when we have questions or require technical support. I highly recommend them.

Aidan Key

Founder and Director of Gender Diversity

If I haven’t said it enough, I’m taking a moment to say it now. I am so deeply grateful for the work that you both have done for us and continue to do. When we met, it was such perfect timing for where we were in our TF project. You all swooped in in the most amazing, generous way. The past couple of years have been a whirlwind of work and change. In your world, the amount of change you all have tackled in your lives has been huge! It has not gone unnoticed!! Here we are now and we have lived to tell about it, hallelujah. I am grateful for what you have brought and continue to bring to our world. I know the quality of your work is high and your prices for us are low. Your willingness to make our engagement affordable means a lot! And the bonus in the form of friendship, food, and awesome conversations—fantastic!

Jen Grosshandler

Founder, The GenderCool Project

The power duo behind Logical Alternative, Melissa and Evie, are two of the most creative, deeply strategic and knowledgeable professionals I've ever worked with. They also happen to be two of the kindest humans on the planet. I truly can't say enough positive things about their work and value. Our campaign has thrived, to a great extent, because of the solid foundation Evie and Melissa put in place. They are tremendous partners, and we are beyond grateful for their ongoing expertise and guidance.

Dr. Molly Force

Prosper Natural Health

Thank you once again for that excellent work! The website was so wonderful and I can't believe you and your team were able to create it so quickly. Totally fabulous!

John McQueen

CEO, Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes

Evelyn first began working for us as our IT specialist. However, since that time, we have used Evelyn and her team on a variety of projects including website construction and database development and management. Evelyn has always exceeded all expectations on every project.

Theresa Martin

Internet Sales Director, Greenway Ford

Thanks again for all you do! You rock!

Shoji Masuzawa

National School Climate Center

Wow. I take off my hat. Thank you for your dedication in working around the clock to resolve the issue.

Jay Smithweck

Thank you for being there this morning. It means a lot to me that you would take the extra time to be there to assist our vendors with the diagnosis of our server hardware issues.

Andrew L. Whitaker

Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes

You've done a heroic amount of work this week for us. Thank you!

Aidan Key

Gender Diversity

Thank you for your immediate attention. The planet is a better place because you two are on it!

Julie Bulrice

Co-Owner, Adrice Wines

I’m so pleased to work with the Logical Alternative team! They are professional, faster than fast and affordable. Can’t ask for much more!

More Than Just Beautiful Websites .

We create beautifully-crafted websites that stand out from the crowd—but a website can do more than just make you look good. We combine design and technical craft, and are experts at integrating content managed websites with back-end business processes.