About Us.

We have experience building brands from the ground up as well as analyzing existing brands and implementing a strategy for improvement. Understanding the problem allows us to take a unique approach to each project and create a customized solution for you. We hustle every day to ensure your needs are satisfied to the fullest extent.

Our Process.

We are graphic designers, web developers, and marketing specialists.

Our small, carefully chosen team of creative thinkers develop an intimate understanding of your thoughts, ideas and aspirations, and deliver solutions to help you reach your goals.

Jesse Tyree


Jesse started black dog DESIGNS after working in print and digital media for Verizon and the Lee Enterprises, managing both internal and external client projects. Black Dog has steadily grown into one of the top agencies in the area. With a customer-centric focus, he has developed many successful relationships in the digital and social realm. Jesse lives in South Glens Falls with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and clinically insane cat.

Lyssa Howard


Having been with black dog since 2013, Lyssa has been leading the website development here since she joined. Developing professionally branded sites combined with top line functionality involves the writing of custom code (using multiple methods such as PHP, CSS, and HTML) to tailor sites towards individual client needs. Lyssa lives locally with her spouse and dog Moose. Her Awards Include: 6th in the Nation for Graphic Design Competition – Skills USA. 3rd in the State for Photography Competition – Skills USA. Career & Technical Education Staff Award –  WSWHE BOCES.

Chris Coughlan


Since joining black dog, Chris has been conducting marketing efforts, managing accounts/projects, and developing proposals. His focus on content and ad placement, organizational skills, and attention to detail are powerful tools during project management. Using his writing skills has enabled him to develop interesting copy that is also applicable to SEO for websites.

Lauren Occhiogrosso


Before joining Black Dog, Lauren designed for artists at her internship at Equal Vision Records. She strives to develop unique and impactful brand aesthetics, always content-centered and concept-driven. Her work ranges from visual identity and branding, to packaging, to print and digital design; and her skills in concept development and pre-press production enable her to see the project through from research to completion.

Tyler Frisbee


Prior to joining Black Dog, Tyler gained experience developing branding and web assets during his internship at Overit Media. He is passionate about facilitating clear yet awesome brand identities and draws inspiration from minimalist design, historical reference and counterculture. Tyler’s work at Black Dog includes designing and pre-press. He spends most of his off-duty time being nerdy, hacking weird things and listening to good ol’ rock n’ roll.

Alexis Willey


Alexis Willey is an editorial intern at Adventure Publishing Group. She assists the editors on leading trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book and online at toybook.com and licensingbook.com. She also contributes to the weekly e-newsletters The Licensing Report and The Toy Report. Alexis spends her time (and money) going to concerts, city hopping, and shamelessly taking pictures of her food. When she isn’t making “just one more” cup of coffee, she’s probably working on her university’s literary magazine and getting really geeky about fonts.

Tristan Marler


Tristan has been a part of the BLK DOG crew since April 2019. He’s an outgoing individual with a go-getter mentality and a skill set that’s as versatile as a swiss army knife. While he supports the design and web team on a variety of projects, most of his time is spent doing photography either out on location or at our in-house photo studio for clients social and marketing projects. When Tristan isn’t focused on designing, he likes relaxing at home, playing or writing music, and spending time with his friends and family.

Are you as excited as we are? Let’s create something together!

Sometimes change can bring a fresh, new beginning. Don’t fall behind for refusing to acknowledge a new era of business. Learning about your objectives, positioning, and ideas helps us to craft custom solutions that help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Our goal is to work together with clients to find solutions that best fit their needs. We believe in giving you the tools to succeed and take your business to the next level.

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