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The Cybernautic Story

Cybernautic is a full service web studio, specializing in:

  • Custom Web Design to make you look great to your customers with an industry standard Content Management System that allows you to easily update the information on your website.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help you top Google’s search results to drive more customers to your website.
  • Internet Marketing to effectively promote products, services and brands with the end goal of producing bottom line results in the form of increased traffic, leads, sales, feedback, etc.
  • Social Media & Website Promotion Strategies to help you make the most of everything Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Yelp and other sites have to offer as well as blogging, mass mailers, and other ways to promote your website.
  • Data Management & Web Apps for complex systems like Real Estate Listing data feeds and sports statistics feeds.
  • Mobile Websites & Mobile Apps to maximize the reach of your website on devices like iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and other smart phones.
  • Web Video to interactively engage users with your products, services and your brand name.

Who does Cybernautic work for?

We typically work with small to medium sized businesses, as well national and international market leaders. We love helping small locally-owned businesses grow and compete with larger firms on the web and we enjoy the challenge of working with large corporate clients with demanding schedules and unique production requirements like ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Coldwell Banker, and others.


Who don't you work for?

We will work with almost any business of any size. But there are a few instances when we are not the best fit and we will let you know when we don't think we can serve your needs effectively. We are not a good fit for people or home-based businesses that have never sold a product or service before. This is because our experience has been that although many people may have a "great idea" not all of those ideas will succeed and placing all of your sales effort on the web before you experience selling offline can be difficult. Unfortunately if you've never sold your product offline, it's probably not going to sell well online and we don't want to be the scape goat for that. We also prefer to build a long term relationship with established businesses and organizations. If you plan to sell t-shirts online with funny sayings on them, then we're probably not a good fit (because we've seen dozens of people with the same idea and they have all flopped). We're also not always a good fit for someone that wants to build or on a $500 budget. It sounds funny but we get those calls frequently. It takes millions of venture capital dollars and hundreds, often thousand of staff members to build an or So unless you are "million-dollar" serious then we're probably not a good fit. :)


What about results?

Anyone can create a cheap web page or template, but creating a website that produces results is far more complex. Every Cybernautic project is produced, managed and promoted to maximize your return on investment based on the goals you identify. The saying “If you build it they will come” simply does not apply to the web. It’s important to design websites that visitors enjoy using, but our core philosophy is to design sites that can be easily found by the right people. Sites designed by Cybernautic are designed to deliver traffic to you!


The Prices Are Affordable too!

You might be surprised to find out how affordable our services can be. Our pricing structure is simple. Contact us for a free quote to see how we can fit into your budget today!



How do you do it?

What separates good design from great design is an unwavering attention to detail. And while by definition a detail is small and often inconsequential, at Cybernautic Design every feature is treated as incredibly important. At Cybernautic our designers don’t write code, and our programmers don’t create marketing strategies. Our Designers Design, our Programmers program and our strategy people...well they're...strategic.


The mistake most web companies make is they have the same person handle everything from design to programming to strategy. We have a full-service staff of professionals that focus on producing the best work in their field. When you work with Cybernautic, every aspect of your project gets specialized attention; brilliantly creative designers do the design work, our super-geeky programmers writing the code, and our marketing-centric search engine optimization (SEO)  specialists handle the promotional aspects of the project.


This powerful combination of professionals working together guarantees that your project will produce results.


Cybernautic Gives Back

The Cybernautic staff is full of giving, caring people. Our President and CEO Chad Parker founded and is the Executive Director for a non-profit organization dedicated to radically changing an impoverished community of 20,000 slum-dwellers in Nairobi, Kenya. Sales Manager Greg Wilhelm is a part time youth pastor and serves on the state board for his church denominations youth. Communications Director Dave DeGooyer serves with international students at Illinois State University. Plus many more staffers serve their communities in various other ways. In addition to all of the external service time that our staff dedicates to the non-profit world; Cybernautic donates to several non-profits that are dedicated to making the world a better place. We believe we are blessed to be a blessing to others, so the least we can do is return the favor to those less fortunate and we are committed to helping as much as we can.

Cybernautic History

Our Humble Beginnings (1998-2000)

Cybernautic was started in 1998 with a 133MHZ computer with 64MB of RAM and a 1GB Hard drive in a basement in Bloomington, IL. Chad Parker, our founder and CEO, began Cybernautic at the age of 17. Driven by a passion for unwavering attention to detail, Cybernautic quickly outgrew the confines of its humble beginnings.


Overseas Expansion (2001-2006)

In 2001, after adding several employees, Cybernautic moved into a 2,000 sq. ft. office in downtown Bloomington, IL. In an effort to provide around the clock support and development, we opened an office in Baguio City, Philippines in 2006. Their 8am is our 5pm so around the clock support at Cybernautic doesn’t require the traditional ‘third shift.’


More Growth, More Expansion (2007-today)

By late 2008 we had outgrown the Bloomington office and moved our headquarters to a beautiful new 3,500 sq ft studio in neighboring Normal, IL. Just a few months after that (Jan 2009) we opened an office in Peoria, IL to better serve the growing list of clients in the Greater Peoria area. On Jan 30, 2010 Cybernautic was awarded the prestigious Small Business Excellence Award by the Chamber of Commerce. The 1st annual award was given a company chosen by a board of Chamber's from throughout the state of Illinois.


To this day we continue to grow and expand as more and more businesses see the results that we produce for our clients.

Chad Parker - President & CEO
Chad Parker
President & CEO

Chad founded Cybernautic in 1998, and since its humble beginnings in his parents basement he has grown Cybernautic into an international design firm with offices in Chicago, Bloomington, Peoria, and Champaign Illinois & in Baguio City, Philippines. Chad’s experience and expertise in the web design, development and search engine optimization industry has earned him the 40 Leaders Under Forty award in 2007 presented by then congressman Ray LaHood. He then earned the 20 Leaders Under Forty award in 2008 from The Pantagraph in Bloomington IL.


By 2009 Cybernautic was presented with the Small Business Excellence award by the Chamber of Commerce. Chad’s strategic leadership has driven Cybernautic’s incredible growth while maintaining personal service and attention to detail.


Chad is also the Founder and Executive Director for GOYA Ministries, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to radically changing the slum community of Mitumba in Nairobi, Kenya. GOYA operates two elementary schools with over 550 slum-dwelling children. He desigend, fund-raised and built a 32,000 sq ft high school on 12 acres of land just outside of Nairobi, Kenya for 1,000 children. GOYA also runs an orphanage that is home to over 50 children, a medical clinic, and two churches. GOYA currently sends roughly 120 people between 7 teams annually to serve the people living in the slums of Nairobi.


Chad co-founded and serves on the board of directors for the East African Food Bank (a dvision of the Midwest Food Bank), providing highly-nutrious meals to over 15,000 children living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Through the Food Bank Chad co-designed a crocodile meat processing plant that provides protein-rich meat to improverished children.


He also serves as a member of  Eastview Christian Church's International Mission's Team.  He loves to travel, wakeboard, snowboard, and longboard. But most of all he loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Roxy, daughter, Waverly and son, Brecken!