What We Do
I.T. Consulting, Development, and Support
With extensive experience, we assess your current environment, develop a plan to address all of your IT needs, then implement it. We specialize in custom integrations to popular business tools like Salesforce, Hubspot, NationBuilder, and more.
Non-profits are our specialty and sweet spot. 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, and we offer all our services at a discounted rate.
Managed Hosting and Support Services
We offer more than state-of-the-art website and application hosting. We provide outsourced IT support for your whole organization, including email, phone, remote desktop, and in-person support.
Website Development and Design
We have years of experience building attractive, full-featured, retina-ready, mobile-compatible websites in WordPress and other content management systems that you can easily edit and update yourself. No detail is overlooked, from security to SEO to integration with your other business workflows.
Branding and Marketing Support
We’ll bring our design experience to bear on logo development, print pieces, interactive kiosks, email campaigns, and more.
Maintenance & Updates
With any one of our hosting packages, you will receive 24/7 monitoring, nightly backups, proactive software updates, and the peace of mind that comes with enterprise-grade availability and a full suite of security infrastructure.
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 (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 Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, National Coalition to End Gender-Based Violence, The GenderCool Project, National School Climate Center, National Trans Bar Association, Jefferson Land Trust, and countless others.
Custom Web Application: Community Resource Site
The Out & Equal Global Hub
The Out & Equal Global Hub is a “one-stop-shop” virtual education and engagement center for executives, D&I and HR practitioners, and ERG leaders working for LGBTQ workplace inclusion. By connecting change agents working inside their companies and organizations for LGBTQ equality, The Global Hub serves as a revolutionary resource helping companies learn from each other and share information and resources in a number of different ways.
The GenderCool Project
We met Jen Grosshandler, founder of The GenderCool Project, at the Gender Odyssey conference in 2017. At the time, she was in the early stages of planning a new kind of outreach and information campaign to help spread understanding about the lives of transgender children, and to celebrate who they are as extraordinary people.
Custom APP development
We’ve taken our 20 years of experience with the automotive industry and developed an app that provides photographers all the tools to take flawless pictures, decode VINs, and upload all of a vehicle’s photos and information to the dealer’s website easily.
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, and from Port Townsend to Seattle in 2010.
- Web Development
- I.T. Consulting and Support
- Custom Development
“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!”
“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.”
“It has been a delight working with you on our Hospice new website. I really appreciate your agreement with me that our organization should be involved in the updating, design and everyday management of our website. You are a very good teacher and I appreciate you and your business very much. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the foreseeable future.”