Rational Boxes understands that most companies are not "Silicon Valley" type startups hip to the trendiest technologies. We help companies in diverse industries far removed from the tech world to find and implement the best technology solutions that affect the bottom line.

We are based in Washington state's beautiful lower Columbia region, a short way downriver from Portland, Oregon. This gorgeous and green area provides ample opportunities to decompress and recharge from the demands of creating innovative technologies. Located within easy reach of the technology hubs of Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, we enjoy the best of both the city and country.

Meet our People

James Hickman

Owner, CEO, Software Developer

Founder of the company. Jack of all trades and master of quite a few. I wrote my first web application around the year 2000. Linux enthusiast since around 1998. Interested in a wide range of technical and scientific topics. Fanatical about making software solutions as efficient and elegant as possible, even if perfection is eternally just out of reach. I take pleasure in a good cup of coffee and working in my garden.

Ingo Schmied

Full Stack Developer

I am a computer nerd/engineer hybrid. I love coding, digital electronics, and music, and in my mind, they are all closely related.

Craig Colwell

Front End Developer

Applying a background in operations management from retail and telecommunications, I bring a unique perspective to web development. Previous experience with music production and video editing has influenced the creative process.

Patrick Przybilla

Software Engineer and Development Manager

Hands-on technologist and manager with 20 years of experience in delivering highly scalable, innovative web applications on the enterprise level. Team leader with 8+ years of experience in managing/building in-house and distributed teams as well as evaluating on/offshore vendors and agencies. Due to a wide variety of technologies I’ve worked with and continuously learning new approaches I am able to propose the best suiting solution for a given project or problem.

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