facta is a digital studio that builds websites with code and craft.

Facta, non verba.

Founded on the Latin principle of “deeds, not words,” we are a digital design and development team based in Boston, MA.

We strive to make the complex simple, the mundane exciting, and the impossible no big deal.

Enough talk, lets get to work.

We enjoy partnering directly with clients, but we’re just as comfortable working behind the scenes with agencies who share our values.

No matter the objective, no matter the client, we take great care to determine the challenges, scope, and goals of the project. And then we follow through with a product we’re all proud of.

mark toce

With a love for art and technology Mark always knew he was destined for a career in the communications industry. After studying graphic design at Fitchburg State University he spent the next 8 years slinging ink as a print designer and pre-press technician. Realizing the internet might not just be a fad he headed back to school and obtained a certificate in front-end web development with a focus on HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Since then he has spent his days (and many nights) creating websites in Wordpress and Shopify for clients and agencies that share his passion for both beauty and functionality.

  • Cheese and crackers
  • Cheap beer
  • The desert
  • The ocean
  • Whales
  • Toys
  • Documentaries
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Anything by Steinbeck or Kafka

Fitchburg State University
Bachelor of Science in Communication Media, Concentration in Graphic Design,
May 2005

BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts
Certificate in Web Design / Front-End Development,
October 2012

spencer sherman

Spencer is a web developer with ten years of experience working for non-profits, state agencies, startups and software publishers. He loves making data-driven strategic decisions and is on a never-ending quest to optimize his work and life.

In April of 2017, Spencer and his wife Christine welcomed their daughter Eliza to the world!

  • Homebrew
  • The White Mountains
  • Biking & Urban Infrastructure
  • GLX
  • MAME Cabinets
  • Red Sox, Pats, Tom Brady = GOAT
  • Boston & Camberville
  • Greenfield & the Pioneer Valley

Skidmore College
Bachelor of the Arts, English and Asian Studies


Custom Wordpress and Shopify development solutions are at the heart of our business.

  • Wordpress Theme Development
  • Wordpress Plugin Development
  • Wordpress Security Set-up
  • Wordpress Hacked-site Recovery
  • Wordpress Site and Database Backups and Restoration
  • Wordpress core, plugin and theme udpates
  • Convert existing sites to Wordpress
  • Shopify Theme Development
  • Shopify Store Set-up
  • Digital Consultation
  • Data Migration
  • Custom Website Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Analytics Set-up and Goal Tracking
  • Website Performance Optimization

While our process is simple and deliberate, we allow for a certain amount of flexibility and fun in each of our projects.

We’re grateful to collaborate with an array of unique designers, writers, studios, creative directors, ghouls, goblins and fellow developers.

We get by with a little help from our friends, we get high with a little help from our friends.