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Design Spike®, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is a woman-owned business. Since that time, Design Spike has been doing design work for both print and web media. Over the years, Design Spike has grown to employ professionals who continually learn more about their field of expertise and current website marketplace trends.

The company currently has a client base of 235 active clients and succeeds in meeting expectations and deadlines.

Design Spike is located in beautiful downtown Spokane, Washington, not far from the Spokane River.

Process

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Step 1
Consulting & Discovery

No one understands your business better than you. So we want to hear your story and learn about what makes your business thrive. At this time, we may want to do a competitive analysis to learn more about what they are doing so that you can do it much better. We also want to ascertain demographics, your unique selling proposition, and discuss your business culture.

Step 2
Strategy

Plans keep your projects on track and help avoid pitfalls before they arise. We work with you to develop a strategy and timeline to accomplish your goals.

Step 3
Design & Development

With a plan in place, we get to work. Designing. Building wireframes. Programming. Telling your story. Whether we're building a logo or a full e-commerce website, we find a custom solution for every project.

Step 4
Delivery

Here we are at the end of your project. But this isn't goodbye. We’ve already fallen in love with you and have your back throughout our partnership.

Our Team

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Laura Bracken

Laura Bracken
Founder / Principal

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Will Hall

Will Hall
Senior Developer

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Brandon Perdue

Brandon Perdue
Developer

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Lindsey Wells

Lindsey Wells
Art Director

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Aaron Perkins

Aaron Perkins
Director of Business Development

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Tracey Cox

Tracey Cox
Bookkeeper

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Design Spike branded sunglasses
Custom made stereo cabinet
Items on a desk
Comic and game character models on a desk
Cute cat outside
Stuffed animal
Happy cats hugging
Laura on vacation
Snowboarders at Mammoth
Puppy with chew toy
Happy couple at Disney Land
Happy baby on a lawn
Family at restaurant
Design Spike crew outside the office
Custom made woodwork art of mountains
Neatly organized video game collection
Snowy downtown Spokane
Cosplay of character from Brave
Concrete sculpture of a head
Inlaid wood Seahawks-themed ice hammer
Landscaped backyard with charis
Laura enjoying desk work
Sculpture in Iceland
Happy dog with nose at the camera
Woman and child smiling and pinky swearing

Guarantees

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Design Spike believes in its work and guarantees that:

clients

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Accessibility Statement

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Our website has been developed according to W3C code standards in order to work with modern browser software.

Additionally, we strive to meet the guidelines specified in W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

If you encounter any difficulties while using our site, please contact us.

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“We have always been impressed with Design Spike's attention to detail and working closely with us and our clients while controlling cost and meeting all deadlines.”

- Bill Burke, Burke Marketing Promotions

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Laura Bracken

Laura Bracken
Founder / Principal

Laura is the cheerleader for Design Spike. Since inception, she has been the face of the company and believes that Design Spike delivers the most positive and successful solutions to its clients. She is responsible for company culture and unity.

As the founder and owner of Design Spike, she is responsible for daily operations; oversees proposals, contracts, and customer accounts; and builds relationships and friendships with clients. read more 

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Expert in: Learning new trends

Hobby: Sitting quietly

Oddity: Has only nine toes

laura@designspike.com

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Will Hall

Will Hall
Lead Developer

Will has been making websites for over a decade and loves the challenge of staying ahead in our constantly changing industry.

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Expert in: Usability, Best Practices

Signature Spell: Lightning Bolt

will@designspike.com

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Brandon Perdue

Brandon Perdue
Developer

Brandon works with clients to provide solutions that transform their business into a leading online player in their respective industries. As a Developer, he is also responsible for making designs sing. And he does. And they do.

Brandon joined the Design Spike in 2008 after graduating from Eastern Washington University where he double majored in Multimedia and Computer Information Systems. By that time, he had already been programming for eight years. He is a major collaborative team player who thinks about the bigger picture and explains possibilities and who manages and focuses on the success of the projects.

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Expert in: PHP, Javascript, and CSS web development; website usability

Hobby: Woodworking, Cooking, and Mixology

Preferred Bartender: Likes to make his own cocktail bitters and liqueurs

brandon@designspike.com

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Lindsey Wells

Lindsey Wells
Art Director

Our in-house Art Director, disnerd, and potterhead, consistently manages to wow everyone with her design skills. With a little bit of faith, trust, and pixie dust, Lindsey ensures that your dream designs will come true. In her free time, when she’s not clicking away on her creations, Lindsey’s out getting inked up, talking fandoms, or at home curled up with a book.

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Expert in: Branding & Design

Hobby: Photography

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

lindsey@designspike.com

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Tracey Cox

Tracey Cox
Bookkeeper

Tracey is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and holds a BA in HR and Operations Management. After spending most of her career in Higher Education as a Financial Aid Advisor, she has brought her expertise and love of numbers to the Design Spike team.

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Expert in: Balancing the books and being a Grandma

Hobby: Gardening

First Concert: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Journey, & Black Sabbath

tracey@designspike.com

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Aaron Perkins

Aaron Perkins
Director of Business Development

Aaron has worked at T Mobile, New Horizons, and Whole Foods. Among those companies he has served in operations management, has multi-tasked between sales and customer service, and has gained strong leadership and networking skills. Aaron says he’s good at juggling. We’re hoping that means projects and not flaming bowling pins.

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Expert in: Sales

Hobby: Video game collecting

Any Relation? No, my family does not own the Perkins’ chain of restaurants.

aaron@designspike.com