Recent Work


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

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

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

Thank you so much for your amazing work on the PlantRight website – it’s more than any of us thought possible! The site has proven to be an invaluable resource as we go forward.

Terri K., PlantRight

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 Invasive Plant Council
  • California Native Grasslands Association
  • Companions in Waiting
  • Jay Parkhill, attorney
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group
  • Law Office of Veronika Short
  • Montgomery & Hansen LLP
  • Moonsong Jewelry
  • PlantRight
  • Robertson Stephens Advisors
  • S&E Plumbing Company
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Sustainable Conservation
  • Trust for Conservation Innovation
  • Yahoo! Inc.

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