Third Sun Blog

Looking to 2015

01 January 2015 Written by

Another great year is in the books, and we are thankful for all of our friends, clients, and fans in Salt Lake and beyond. We look forward to seeing many of you in the New Year and continuing to partner with you for your website, graphic design, and marketing needs!

Third Sun Productions Hires Michael Yount as Creative Director

15 October 2014 Written by

For immediate release:
Jocelyn Kearl

Phone: 801-666-7675

Michael Yount-headSalt Lake City, Utah - Third Sun Productions, a web design firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Yount as Creative Director. Michael’s expertise will add to Third Sun’s branding and design services, helping clients to meet their marketing objectives.

Michael has been the Marketing Director at the I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City since 2011. Previous to that, Michael founded his own design firm, Y Design, and honed his writing, editing, and design skills working for a variety of publications, including The Salt Lake Tribune. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Utah.

“We’re excited to take Third Sun and our clients to the next level,” says Troy Mumm, co-owner of Third Sun Productions. “Michael brings an intelligence and sensibility to design that will benefit our clients,” added Jocelyn Kearl, co-owner.

Third Sun Productions was founded by Troy Mumm and Jocelyn Kearl in 2005 who met at KRCL. Because of their background in nonprofit work, Third Sun has a unique niche working with nonprofit organizations throughout Utah. They have designed hundreds of websites, specializing in Joomla content management systems, and provide support to nearly 200 clients from small businesses to nonprofits. For more info, visit


Manage Your Relationships with CiviCRM

30 September 2014 Written by

At Third Sun Productions, we are always researching options to help our clients access better tools for their work. For our nonprofit organizations, managaing constituents -- donors, volunteers, sponsors, and other contacts -- plays a huge role in their success. Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) tools can be pricey, however.

Great Sources for FREE Stock Photos

29 August 2014 Written by

Good photography is essential is modern web design.  If you can't afford custom photography, there are many great stock photo sites out there. At Third Sun we often use Deposit Photos, Dollar Photo Club (great photos - all sizes just $1), Big Stock Photo, and Dreamstime.   Paid stock photo sites have rates that vary widely, so check out all the options carefully.

Recently, we've come across more and more free photography sites.  Some of these provide images of great quality, and they are often more unique then you'll get from commercial stock sites.   Be sure to check each sites terms of use, and attribution requirements. 

Summer Site Launches!

29 August 2014 Written by

As summer winds down, we'll take a look at some of the projects that have kept us busy for the last few months.

Thanks to Local First Utah for the Shout Out

07 August 2014 Written by

We were excited to be highlighted on Local First Utah's blog about the Leaders Circle this week. Since 2006, we've worked with Local First Utah through a lot of growth and change, and we're excited as the local movement takes hold in all corners to be part of it.

Sponsoring the Utah Arts Festival

17 June 2014 Written by

We love the Utah Arts Festival for many reasons like everyone else, but when we were just a start-up nine years ago looking for clients to take a chance on Third Sun Productions, the Utah Arts Festival hired us. As an unknown at the time, we got a kick out of seeing our logo next to Wells Fargo and other big corporations.

After designing and managing nine festival websites since 2006, we are part of the Festival family and find great pride in being part of one of the largest arts festival in the country, not to mention the absolute largest in Utah. 

What is a Content Management System?

17 June 2014 Written by

A Content Management System (CMS) is software designed to empower users with little or no knowledge of programming or HTML with authoring tools and other easy-to-manage features so that a website may be maintained with relative ease.

In modern web development a content management system of some sort is essential. Web design firms take different approaches to this reality - some build their own while others use commercial solutions and others utilize open-source software.

Third Sun Productions specializes in building websites using an open source CMS called Joomla. We currently have nearly 200 clients making use of this cost-effective and robust content management system because of the benefits the system offers.