Recent Work


THANK YOU for the amazing job you did on the Hearts & Minds website. I love the result, and I loved working with you from start to finish. You are a real joy to work with: professional, yet also flexible, engaged, collaborative and always thinking about and proactively suggesting ways to make our site even better than we imagined. I hope we have many more opportunities to work together.

Betty Cohen, Founder/CEO Hearts & Minds Media

Carina is accountable, responsive and trustworthy while delivering a high-quality product. I found her extremely easy to work with—she listened to our specific needs and requests, helped educate us on her process and the design landscape, and found ways to be flexible and creative to achieve our goals. We are extremely pleased with our website and would highly recommend Carina.

Kallie Knop, Ulysses Communications

Carina is a stellar web designer and UI expert… I can’t recommend her highly enough. It’s really a pleasure working with someone who is so responsive, thorough, and smart!

Erika Kosina, consultant to Trust for Conservation Innovation

Wonderful Carina! How do you do it time and time again?… We really appreciate the fantastic work you did on the site. Just excellent!

Alex Karolyi, Sustainable Conservation

Our website is a window into the world of gorilla conservation, beautifully crafted with a user-friendly design and fine-tuned for a broad audience. Thank you for helping us achieve our goal on a global scale.

Dr. Nick Bachand, Le Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz

The many compliments about my website from my clients speak volumes. My website is in many cases the very first impression new clients have of me, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks Carina!

Martina Contreras, A Dog’s Best Friend

I hired Carina to design and implement my website and blog. She is very skilled and worked with me to get the exact look I wanted. I have gotten many compliments on the website, and highly recommend Carina.

Veronika Short, Attorney

about me

  • My name is Carina Merrick, and I enjoy making the web a better place. I'm based in the San Francisco Bay area, but I have done work for clients from around the world.
  • 1996: Graduated Stanford University
  • 1998: Began working full-time in web design
  • 2002: Launched Fila Design
  • I offer discounts for qualifying nonprofit organizations.


  • new websites
  • existing site redesigns
  • information organization
  • visual development
  • production and coding
  • wordpress theming

You need a website

I can make you one.

Contact me at or use this online contact form.

I've built websites, fixed websites, and done web design work for these fine folks already:
  • 402010 Conference, Ho Chi Mihn City
  • A Dog's Best Friend
  • April Vargas for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
  • California Assoc of Resource Conservation Districts
  • California Invasive Plant Council
  • Companions in Waiting
  • Democratic Volunteer Center
  • Hearts & Minds Media
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group
  • Law Office of Veronika Short
  • Montgomery & Hansen LLP
  • Moonsong Jewelry
  • Multiplier
  • PlantRight
  • Robertson Stephens Advisors
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Sequoia Healthcare District
  • Sustainable Conservation
  • Ulysses Communications
  • Yahoo! Inc.

This site was named after my dog Judge, a Fila Brasileiro. That's him up in the logo.