No assembly line design!

When you work with me, you’ve got my full attention, great skills, and absolute commitment to excellence. I’ll listen attentively to your needs and then use all the time and resources needed to create an experience completely unique to you. I hand craft every piece of our work with care and attention to detail. If you’re looking for fast and cheap template work, I'm not for you. If you want something distinctive, original, and utterly uncommon, give me a call.

From the Blog

I'm client focused, quality driven and I don't mind talking about it. Welcome to my soapbox.

UX, Off the Hook // RefreshDC Talk

UX, Off the Hook // RefreshDC Talk

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

As designers and developers, many of us understand the cues that keep users coming back for more. Every day we create interactions filled with hooks — psychological triggers designed to compel users to check back in frequently. By repeatedly embracing these techniques, however, we implicitly assume that the mental tug of our product is more […]

‘Testing Aesthetics’ talk at MoDevCon 2014

‘Testing Aesthetics’ talk at MoDevCon 2014

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

This month I had the fantastic opportunity to present at MoDevCon and presented on a new topic called, ‘Testing Aesthetics: The influence of design aesthetic in usability.’ Below is an overview of the talk along with the slides. I loved the chance to talk to other developers and designs on a topic that I’m extremely […]

Strong Woman Project

Strong Woman Project

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

Lean in, leap in, whatever you want to call it. All I know is this: women are still a minority in the tech industry when they shouldn’t be. There’s been much heated conversation recently on the topic of women—or lack thereof—in tech-related fields and in positions of leadership. Maybe the debate is not so easily […]

What clients are saying.

No fluff. No cookie cutter design. I don’t follow trends—I do what works, and do it well. Here's a few folks I've worked with recently who can attest to that:

Theo Adamstein, Founder & Executive Director, FOTODC/FOTOWEEK DC

MKDale Design is one of the best creative firms I have worked with over the past 30 years. They are highly talented, responsive, fast and so easy to work with and in a matter of weeks transformed our website into a beautiful, user-friendly design. I have been thrilled with their services!

- Theo Adamstein, Founder & Executive Director, FOTODC/FOTOWEEK DC
Chris Lancette, Co-proprietor, Orion’s Attic

MKDale Design produced a logo that sparks peoples’ imaginations when they visit our Web site, see our banners at an outdoor market, read a flyer and look at our business cards. The logo creates a sense of wonder and immediately makes people want to stop and explore our array of antiques, art, collectible and home décor.

- Chris Lancette, Co-proprietor, Orion’s Attic
Patty Zevallos, Web Architect & Content Producer

The only people I have seen that can design that well are people with fine arts ability and training. This is someone great to use for graphic and UX design.

- Patty Zevallos, Web Architect & Content Producer