Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Cameron Trent Way. I am the owner and founded of Trent Studios, LLC.
I’ve always been interested in art and design. My mother used to draw with me as a child. In high school, I sold my first painting and won an award for another one. (That’s a funny story – the painting that won an award, I created out of frustration. I was tired of painting the usual stuff – happy trees, flowing rivers, green fields, etc. My painting was very dark and mysterious. I had a castle at the end of a long, winding road with steep cliffs on both sides and spirits rising from the depths. My intention was not to win any awards. I expected my painting to be thrown-out with the trash.)
Anyway, I’m originally from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Although, I feel like I have one foot in Nebraska since that’s where I went to Junior High School and High School – Lodgepole. My parents are also from Lodgepole. In fact, we all went to the same school. There’s a photo of every graduating class there – my graduating class, my brother’s, my father’s, and my mother’s. Kind of cool.
I graduated in 1992 from a private graphic design school in Arizona. Website design was not a course taught yet as the internet was too new. I taught myself how to build a website while working for the 24th Street Group (primarily a photography studio) by visiting other websites, copying the source code, downloading the referenced graphics, pasting the code into something like NotePad, then making changes to the code and seeing what happened in a browser. It was very exciting and rewarding. A lot of trial and error. While in Arizona, I worked for American Color as a prepressman. It was my job to make sure the piece the designer built was going to print properly. Often, I had to rebuild a brochure or magazine or booklet because the designer didn’t save the photos in the right color mode or format, for example.
I moved back to Colorado in 1997 (just in time for the flood) and started Trent Studios. It was really slow getting started on my own. I inquired about advertising on the FortCollins.com website. The owners of the site (ProjectWorx) asked me if I would be interested in working for them directly, so I got a job at Project Worx as their graphic designer/website designer. In 1999, I left Project Worx to work solely on my own. When I left ProjectWorx, some of the customers I worked with, sought me out.
Today, Trent Studios, LLC, is a creative design studio with an emphasis on graphic design and website design. I use the Miva Merchant shopping cart system and the WordPress content management system. In my extensive research, I’ve found Miva Merchant to be the best e-commerce platform and WordPress the best blogging platform/content management system.
The studio is located in Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Colorado. Trent Studios, LLC is accredited with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
On a more personal note:
Aside from graphic design and photography, other interests of mine include mountain biking, hiking, camping, and woodworking. I built an oak bookcase for my wife’s cook books. I also built my desk.
I’m married to my best friend – Lori. She’s also an amazing cook and very smart. She’s a registered dietician, and, although she won’t admit, I swear she used to be a super model.
With hardly any research at all, I am determining my cat Peanut the best little buddy ever.