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Handcrafted Websites for Humans.

Third Hand helps regular folk like yourself create an online presence that shows off your products, your skills, or just your bad-a&$ blog posts. We're a web development studio with handmade roots, helping people reach audiences near and far, even if the budget is tight. We think your website deserves personal attention from experienced human professionals, and it shouldn't drain your rainy day fund.


We work to provide a range of affordable custom web services for all project sizes and depths.

  • full-service web design & development
  • maintenance & updates for existing sites
  • content planning and creation
  • budget-friendly custom templates
  • no-hassle web packages

Don't scare potential customers off with outdated, poor-quality content, a website that doesn't "work", or worse, no website at all!

Fix the mistakes that keep people from finding you online. Be sure you're reaching the people who are looking for you - and people who didn't realize how much they needed you.

Learn to create, update or maintain the site of your dreams - all by yourself, or with a minimal amount of hand-holding

Recent Work


This site is meant to be all about dramatic images - it’s theatre actor & director’s online resume and portfolio. It has back-end functionality that makes very easy for him to update and add productions, festivals, and images. Besides handling design and development, I also helped with choosing a hosting account, site set up, and training the client on how to make the most of it.


A small local business that needed a website that would let potential clients know how to get in touch. Oh, and the deadline was ASAP. We set their site up in WordPress CMS for easy updating and quick turnaround, and made sure links to contact info were easy-access and abundant.


This artist portfolio site is a WordPress “Custom Child Theme” - this means that we chose a template from https://wordpress.org/themes/ and I coded small changes like custom fonts, colors, and animations. I also helped with domain registration, choosing a hosting account, and site set up (including Wordpress installation, theme selection, uploading images).


This established local business had an outdated site and needed a total online makeover. I helped them take charge of their Google Business presence and we featured their outstanding customer reviews on the site. The ability to update the business’s “Latest News” themselves, and customized buttons with License-Plate-inspired hover animations make for a truly unique website. This site has received great feedback from users who found High Desert’s office using the on-site map and picture.

Get in Touch!

We're committed to helping you create the website of your dreams. If you're ready to upgrade your online presence, simply fill out the Project Interest Form at the link below.

The Painless Process
  1. You click the button & tell me more about you and your project.
  2. We schedule a live chat to discuss details.
  3. I research and prepare a detailed proposal for your approval.
  4. We work together to make your dream site real.

Educate Yourself

If you're a brave DIYer (guys and gals after our own hearts!), we also offer learning opportunities so you can create, update or maintain the site of your dreams all by yourself, or with a minimal amount of hand-holding.

Whether it's help customizing one of those pesky free templates we mentioned earlier, or uploading new product photos to your woo-commmerce site, learning how to Do It Yourself could potentially save thousands in fees.

We offer private lessons or group workshops, and occasionally write free, easy-to-follow guides, tutorials, and articles.

Wanna learn more? Get in touch for more information about lessons, or sign up for our tutorial newsletter (coming soon)!


Third Hand Collaborative, LLC is a tiny company founded in 2017 by me, Noel Cothren. We work with clients from all over the US from our home base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. My ever-growing coding skills plus years of experience in the arts, customer service, and education guide me in all aspects of running the business.


For many website projects I work on my own, but I've curated a small community of collaborators that back me up when I need it. They are friends of mine — other creative professionals, all seriously dedicated to making great things with other humans. If you dig collaboration and digital craftsmanship and want to be a part of this community we're building, let me know!