About Infolane

Building Websites and Serving Clients Since 1994

Infolane creates interactive, highly functional Websites, intranet sites and Web-based applications that solve the daily challenges of communications and productivity faced by people in business, government and organizations.

Too often, IT projects are hugely expensive, require substantial reorganizing of internal procedures which, at best, promise a financial payoff years in the future.

By contrast, Infolane develops Web-based applications that can often result in positive returns on investment in the year the expenditure is made. This is made possible by sound application of Internet-based, open source technology.

Infolane was founded in 1994, at the dawn of the commercial Internet, with a mission to bring the power of the Internet to solve the practical problems faced by businesses. Since then we have built and serviced literally hundreds of Websites for business, government and not-for-profit clients.

"Infolane builds Web Sites and Web-based applications that, in many cases, offer a positive ROI in the year the expenditure is made."
–David Hillstrom, president

What Infolane Brings to the Table

Experience

With 26 years in business, we've seen a lot, made our share of mistakes, learned from them, and we have many, many successful projects under our belt. When you work with Infolane, all that experience is brought to bear on solving your problem.

Business and Marketing Knowledge

Understanding business processes and marketing objectives enables us to perform the critical communication between you and our own technical staff. The result: projects that are appropriately defined from the outset, and deliver genuine benefits to the ultimate users.

Open Standards, Platform Independent

We utilize respected, widely available, non-proprietary software tools. Our clients use Windows, Linux and Apple computers. We write software that runs anywhere, leaving the platform decision up to you.

Extensive Code Library

Our extensive library of reusable code enables us to develop new projects quickly and within budget.

Commitment

We are committed to each client's success. We take our role in that success very seriously.

Multidisciplinary Team

The Infolane team encompasses technical, creative and business disciplines.

Design

Website design, Email designs, logos, literature (stationery, brochures, business cards, etc.)

Programming

PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5

Strategic Planning

Marketing communications, creative writing, technical writing, email campaigns, search engine optimization, search engine marketing.

David Hillstrom

David Hillstrom

David C. Hillstrom joined Infolane as vice president in 1995 and became president in 1998.

Under David's leadership Infolane has developed hundreds of highly interactive Websites for businesses, local government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Infolane has remained an able service provider during economic cycles that has seen many competitors come and go. Under David's leadership the company developed its analytical, results-oriented approach to meeting each client's demands, an approach that is rare in the online communications industry.

Before joining Infolane, Mr. Hillstrom spent 16 years in the banking industry, extending loans and lines of credit to both start-up and established companies in high technology, manufacturing, distribution and services.

Mr. Hillstrom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1978 and an MBA degree from Santa Clara University in 1986. He resides in Emeryville, California.

Jacqueline A. Cook

Jacqueline A. Cook, Digital Artist

Jacqueline A. Cook, Digital Artist, is an independent multimedia designer with studios in Fremont, Calif. Jacquee has served as Infolane's art director and principal designer since its founding in 1994.

Ms. Cook has extensive experience in both the fine arts and in digital graphic arts. She works with a wide range of multi-media systems, and produces still graphics (2D and 3D), photography, movies and interactive presentations.

Lisha Sterling

. Lisha Sterling

Lisha Sterling has been programming Internet sites since 1993. She has worked on three continents at companies such as Amazon, Edusoft and Fring, doing full stack development, systems administration and digital security. In 2012 Lisha changed her focus from working in the corporate world to working on humanitarian technology with Geeks Without Bounds where she has helped build software for disaster response, open source medical devices, civic engagement tools for low income communities, and more.

In 2015 Lisha led a team that installed and maintained Internet, mobile phone boosters, and renewable power at the Oceti Sakowin camp on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. She brings her diverse experience to Infolane to provide top quality service for our customers, and her work here helps to fund her ongoing work in humanitarian tech.