Blacknight Studios is a web and graphic design company working out of Boston, Massachusetts and Wakefield, Rhode Island. Built for power, our team is composed of thinkers and doers with a passion for clean, modern, and interactive design at our core. While we have the capacity to build sites of all sizes, we specialize in building sites for small startup companies and individuals looking for customized personal portfolios.
Mike Ziggy Giles: Co-Founder and Art Director
Mike serves as the Art Director of Blacknight Studios. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emerson College, majoring in Interactive Media and minoring in Entrepreneurial Studies with a concentration in Photography. Currently, he is in the process of completing a one-year MBA program in Strategic Innovation at the University of Rhode Island. In the past, Mike was involved in the Massachusetts 2010 Gubernatorial Election and was the lead designer for the Baker Committee Campaign. He has been building his knowledge of web and graphic design for over 7 years and has collaborated with many associations in the past including startup companies, not-for-profit organizations, artists, musicians, politicians, and more.
Ron Giles: Co-Founder and “The Man”
Nearly a decade ago, Ron’s dream to begin Blacknight Studios was put into motion. He designed a logo, purchased a domain name, and got to work. Web design, graphic design, photography, drawing, the list just goes on and on. With a background in Fine Art’s from RISD and a strong desire to dive into the evolving digital world, he began to layout the framework of Blacknight Studios. Though the company has changed over the years, it is this background, founded in the arts, that distinguishes Blacknight Studios from it’s competitors to this very day.