toku

Your dependable Craft CMS & ExpressionEngine development partner

Hello! I'm Luke Stevens, the principal of toku, a small, ambitious digital studio that does two things really well.

1

Craft + ExpressionEngine Builds

  • We build. We love building and designing highly custom, responsive web sites with the wonderful, powerful Craft and ExpressionEngine CMSs.
  • We wrote a book on HTML5. We care about our craft.
  • We love a challenge. We've built sites for publishers, media organizations, non-profits, heads of government (!), IT companies, and plenty more.
  • We're very experienced. We've been at this for longer than we care to admit.
  • You can depend on us. We love partnering with agencies and clients alike.
2

Digital Marketing Audits

  • We measure. We audit your digital marketing performance and offer strategic consulting.
  • We're ROI obsessed. We love finding quantifiable opportunities for long-term business value.
  • From SEO to CRO. We’ll review your search strategy and conversion rates with a dive deep into your Google Analytics and SEO data.
  • We love seeing results. Literally. We're particularly fond of building out clear, insightful dashboards and reports.
  • We think critically. We like thinking long and hard to provide custom recommendations for unique clients.

We love partnering with clients and agencies
as a trusted business advisor and a trusted technical expert.

Let's discuss your project

Let's have a chat where we go through thoughtful questions so I understand your fit.

Testimonials

Kind words from our clients.

Luke played an integral part in getting Swift Communication up and running. He was always on hand to offer advice and recommendations where needed, and went above and beyond to get everything completed within the set (and often quite tight) deadlines.

I would highly recommend him.

—Jonathan Mack, M.D. Swift Communications

We've been working with Luke since 2009, and he's been an asset to our business since day one.

He has provided valuable expertise in a number of areas, and despite being geographically located at the other end of the world, Luke has always been available at short notice to deal with any urgent issues that have arisen.

—Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog

From our first meeting, it quickly became obvious to me that Luke Stevens was a genuine expert in web analytics. Luke is always kind, intelligent, professional and a real pleasure to work with.

More importantly, he also demonstrates a keen sense of business—a factor that makes him an ideal choice for what he does.

—Dr Mike Sagman, Dogfoodadvisor.com

What are our values?

We believe in mutual respect and collaboration.

We're big on values, and we love to work with like-minded souls who share and appreciate our values.

To that end, here's what toku tries hard to be:

  • Friendly and easy to work with. Life is way too short for stress and drama. We stay organized, and do our best not to bite off more than we can chew.
  • Ambitious. We're particularly ambitious for you. We want to see your site do well. We want to see your business grow.
  • Excellent communicators. We love plain ol' English. We don't do hype. (No paradigm-shifting synergies here, sorry.) We communicate clearly and regularly.
  • Straight up. If we don’t know something, we’ll say so. If we're not the right fit, we’ll say so. We're not here to blow smoke.
  • Clear about goals and expectations. Happy projects = expectations met and goals achieved.
  • Focused on making a measurable difference. Results talk, hype walks. We especially love to quantify opportunities, hence our digital marketing audits.
  • Quality conscious. We see a lot of bad web sites. We don't do that. (Ick.) We value craft and quality.


They're our values. On the same page? We'd love to hear from you.

What can you expect from toku?

Your reliable Craft CMS and ExpressionEngine development partner.

Work with
the principal

Work directly with Luke

Performance-driven
from the start

We measure what matters

Responsive web
development

Look great on any device

Delivered on time
and budget

A partner you can count on

Let's discuss your project

We'll be in touch in two business days.

Prefer email? Get in touch: luke@itstoku.com

Some details about us...

  • We're 100% remote, based in Melbourne, Australia. We've worked with clients in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, and beyond.
  • We love long term partnerships. (Our longest client relationship to date is a decade long.)
  • We're flexible. If you need a particular job done, we'll let you know whether we're a good fit, and if not we may be able to point you to someone who is.
  • Availability can be limited. Get in touch to see if we're available; either way we're happy to chat about your project.

Recently we've worked on...

  • Craft & front-end: Building sophisticated, responsive product filtering in Craft.
  • Craft: Migrating a complex, 30,000 entry site to Craft.
  • ExpressionEngine & front-end: EE upgrades with new front-end & interactive social wall.
  • Design & digital marketing: Site design and marketing automation with Adwords, Drip, Chargebee, & Facebook retargeting.
  • SEO analysis & reporting: Custom dashboards including Craft RSS + Search Console + Google Analytics mashups.

Results talk.

We love to build, and we love to measure. Hire us to develop a strategy for your next project.

Ready to discuss your next project?

Get in touch


Let's chat about your project, goals, and time frame, and whether we're a good fit.