Our portfolio tells a lot about our company. It shows we have the capabilities to work and support many business types, and demonstrates the ability to execute high-end design layouts with complex back-end functionality.
Here is our story, and we’re sticking to it.
In May of 2000 when DC Web Designers was founded, our President, Mark Cyphers, was already a recognized web entrepreneur. He began his career building some of the first Content Management Systems and custom applications for organizations such as Reuters, Harvard University, Ziff Davis, PC Magazine, and Ford.
We recognized a great opportunity.
In the late 1990’s two distinct types of web solution companies were forming. Programming based companies were developing websites that offered functionality and no design appeal, and design based companies were offering attractive sites with very little function.
Why couldn’t websites offer both good looking designs, and smart effective tools?
We became Smart & Good Looking
DC Web Designers was founded with a mission to provide our clients with best in class design, and custom tools to manage website content and business processes. We were one of the first organizations to combine the smarts and the good looks.
We got noticed.
During the first few years in business, DC Web Designers partnered with a marketing company and built approximately 300 websites for the hospitality industry. Designing websites and content management systems for hotel owners such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Ramada, and many others, DC Web Designers became recognized as a major player in the Washington DC metropolitan area as a leading design firm and custom content management system developer.
And then we grew.
It wasn't just high end resorts and hotels that needed great website designs; it was most businesses, organizations, and institutions. We diversified into many industry types that include associations, non profits, government programs, start ups, and private sector businesses. We began working with universities such as Virginia Tech, Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins. Organizations such as the World Bank, Accenture, US Army, Farmer MAC, and Swissport America began seeking our design and development services for their web projects.
We stay focused and passionate.
Today our mission holds true. We provide our clients great designs and effective web based tools. Our maturity has brought with it some valuable assets, such as a bullet-proof process that includes long term strategy goals, well written content, ad agency branding methodologies, and seasoned experts in every one of our departments.
We invite you to become part of our family.
Call us at 410-740-9181 and you’ll notice a difference the moment we pick up the phone. We’ll return your phone call the same day, provide a proposal within a week, and create a long-term, high-trust partnership with your organization.