White Whale

Design, content, and technology geeks in service of schools around the globe.

People, Products, Policies

Okay, so who are these folks, and could we beat them at pub trivia?


Well: four of us work in White Whale’s downtown Oakland office, the other four are scattered around the U.S., and heck no you absolutely could not.

Jason Pontius
The Boss
Janie Porche
Creative Director
Naomi Royall
Front-End Developer
Isaac McGowan
LiveWhale UX/UI
Tonya Moyle
VP & IA
Alex Romanovich
Technical Director
Karl Hinze
LiveWhale Support
Gary Bishop
Bookkeeping

“Policies” sounds so strict but here’s the deal.

We’ve worked for schools of every size and stripe and religion and concentration, in and out of the US. We politely decline proposals from schools whose handbooks don’t protect against discrimination. We’d love to do more work for HBCUs, native and under-represented communities, and all of the inspiring, weird* schools that could benefit from a fresh, clear, truthful voice.

*we won’t say weird on your website unless you want us to.


Oh you’re looking for our other handsome line-up.

After years of creating custom applications for our clients, we built the education CMS of our dreams: LiveWhale.

The success of LiveWhale and the community-driven ideas behind it led to the creation of our stand-alone education calendar: LiveWhale Calendar.

Yes, you can use LiveWhale with your own designs and code, no hard feelings! - the talented teams at Carthage College and Angelo State have done just that.

The LiveWhale CMS has powered some of our favorite jobs — but only some. We’ve produced stunning and authentic work with nearly every system and server setup out there. We can help you choose a great one — even if it’s not ours.


No matter where you are in the process:
RFP, pre-RFP, ASAP, or WTF -
we’re happy to talk.

(510) 808-4028, or say hello@whitewhale.net