The Bird Sumner Agency represents the independent work of Joel Smith, an English nerd turned web developer. The Agency offers a full-range of web services: we design, we develop, we write, we edit, we connect, and we strategize. We're trying to make beautiful sites, and we're hoping that yours will be next.
The Bird Sumner Agency was originally a small insurance (and eventually real estate) agency based in Athens, Pennsylvania. The agency was built by Orpheus Bird Sumner, Joel's great-grandfather. Bird was a farm-boy-turned-business-man who lived the quintessential life of mid-twentieth century America: he went to an Ivy league school, fought in World War II, and married his high school sweetheart. We’re continually inspired by his dedication to civic responsibility, success through perseverance, and most of all his family.