About

Thought Refinery is a WordPress design and development shop specializing in using WordPress as a CMS and custom plugin development.

Nick Ciske has a degree in Multimedia Design and over 16 years of experience working in web development and digital media.

He remembers spacer gifs, table layouts, font-face and when Flash was the new kid on the block.

He specializes in custom Genesis websites and bespoke plugins that teach WordPress new tricks.

In his career he’s built or rebuilt just about every kind of website:

  • Multiple custom content management systems (now focused on custom WordPress development)
  • E-commmerce software (secure digital fulfillment, gateway integration, multiple warehouse support, etc.)
  • Web applications (quoting print work, video creation engine, etc.)
  • Webcasts (live and time delay)
  • Interactive Flash sites (movie promotion, long form narrative, etc.)

His past clients include Carmichael Lynch, WeWorkForThem/YouWorkForThem, Michael Cina, The Billy Graham Association, Bethany Press, Augsburg Publishers/Sparkhouse, and many others (see portfolio for recent work).

Nick’s development expertise is sought after because he delivers solid results that are client focused. He is an excellent communicator who can break down complex technical subjects into everyday language. He is passionate about his work and enjoys staying up to date on the latest trends, techniques and technologies.

Techincal Expertise

  • HTML (4/5), CSS (2/3), JavaScript (jQuery)
  • PHP & MySql
  • WordPress Theme and Plugin development
  • Genesis Framework
  • WordPress Multisite
  • API integration
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Note: ThoughtRefinery and Cimbura.com joined forces in October 2014 to better serve our mutual clients.