Jim Thomas

Director of Web Strategies + Development

Strategizing Digital Marketing Success for Small Businesses Since 2006.

Jim is a native of Peru, New York, a small town in the Adirondack mountains of Northern NY. He studied Graphic Design and Art Education at the University of Buffalo, followed by post-graduate studies at the University of Florida – Gainesville.

Jim began his career as a freelance graphic designer while teaching art in the public high schools of Buffalo, New York and Richmond, VA.

After moving to Virginia in 1994, Jim continued to teach high school art until 2001, when he was hired as a Marketing Director, IT Director, and Web Designer at an engineering firm in Chester, VA. In the spring of 2006, he founded Key Web Concepts, Inc.

About Key Web Concepts

Key Web Concepts began with the mindset of connecting local companies to types of digital marketing that would be more efficient and economical than traditional advertising channels.

Our steady growth over the past 15 years is the result of building websites that blend professional graphic design and organic search engine optimization with each company’s unique business goals.

Key Web Concepts has designed over 1000 websites for businesses around Richmond and across the US. We’ve worked with local companies such as:

  • Pleasants Hardware
  • HCA VA Outpatient Imaging
  • Cravens & Noll
  • Eagle Fire, Inc.
  • Handcraft Services
  • Diamond Springs Water

Giving Back to the Business Community

Speaking at seminars is one way Jim gives back to his local community. He brings his passion for teaching others how to reach the same digital marketing success as he’s seen time and time again. It’s his way of not only passing on his own knowledge but also the wealth of experience he’s picked up from his close-knit network of business owners.


Leadership Team

Bernard Robinson
Mark Brandon
Samuel S. Panicker
Jack L. Akers
Brent Kranda
Carol Nitz