acanthi is a design + documentation firm specializing in web design and writing projects for businesses, schools and nonprofits.

As a small business in Acton, Massachusetts, community involvement is important. I donate web services to several non-profits including Acton PIP, a Parent Involvement Project promoting STEM (science technology engineering math) education and the Acton-area League of Women Voters, LWV-ActonArea. In 2015, I was recognized for volunteerism by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as an unsung heroine.

Professional collaboration with local businesses and non-profits is key also. acanthi works closely with Karen Herther at MarketDyanmics.info for web design, print collateral, and online documentation, and with Ann Sussman at The Human Planning and Architecture Institute, Inc., thehapi.org, for research, development, photography, and graphics. Ann and I also collaborate on a blog, GeneticsOfDesign.com, which explores the biology behind design that delights, the intersection of science and architecture.

--Janice M. Ward, acanthi founder