At black dog DESIGNS, our agency has experience building brands from the ground up as well as analyzing existing brands and implementing a strategy for improvement. First understanding the problem allows us to take a unique approach to each project and create a customized solution for you. We work around the clock to ensure your needs are satisfied to the fullest extent.
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.
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 started black dog DESIGNS after working in print and digital media for Verizon and the Lee Enterprises as a print and web designer, managing both internal as well as external client projects. Utilizing a passion for attainable design, sales reps, industry relations. The company has steadily grown into one of the leading website design, branding design , and ad agencies in the area doing B2B work across the state, Northeast, and Canada. With a customer-centric focus, he has developed many successful business relationships in the digital and social realm, as well as through print brokers and commercial printers. Recently he was named one of the Adirondack Chamber’s 20 under 40 Business Leaders. In 2015, black dog DESIGNS was nominated for the ARCC Steve Sutton Business of the Year Award. He is a member of the ARCC, SCC, NYSBA, as well as a supporter of many local non profits including the Wood Theater, and Glens Falls Hospital Foundation. Jesse lives in South Glens Falls NY with his wife, two daughters, three dogs, and clinically insane cat.
Having been with black dog since 2013, Lyssa has been leading the website development here since she joined. During her time she has developed websites for all types of clients such as Adirondack Technical Solutions, the Charles R. Wood Theater, Warren/Washington Industrial Development Agency, Shmaltz Brewing, and many more, assisting in the technical development of CMS systems. 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.
Since joining black dog, Chris has been conducting marketing efforts, managing accounts/projects, and developing proposals. During his time here he has managed and curated content for projects such as the Warren/Washington Industrial Development Agency, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Silver Bay YMCA, and more. 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.
Before joining Black Dog, Lauren earned a BFA at The College of Saint Rose and 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.
Bri is a 2016 graduate of the Cazenovia College Visual Communications program. She has worked with a variety of agencies in the Capital District since graduation and has worked in both print and web design development. She draws her inspiration from everywhere and particularly loves stopping to take pictures of great design in the wild. At black dog DESIGNS, Bri leads both brand development and website design projects, while meeting with clients to help them achieve positive results in their marketing campaigns. She spends much of her free-time with her dog, Louie, outdoor hiking and working towards Therapy Dog Certification. When she’s not with Louie, she spends time painting and seeing movies with her boyfriend and friends.
Prior to joining Black Dog, Tyler received a BFA in Graphic + Media Design from Sage College of Albany and 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 branding, designing websites and getting jobs production-ready. He spends most of his off-duty time being nerdy, hacking weird things and listening to good ol’ rock n’ roll.
We live branding, marketing, design, and advertising. We look at websites we frequently visit, we mean we REALLY look at them. We notice paper stocks used in print campaigns. It’s a constant process of staying informed and on trend. We guide our clients as their brand identity is developed, their collateral pieces are being designed, and their voice is being spoken. We help businesses find solutions, to provide methods for online commerce, to generate a loyal customer base using a solid brand and consistent messaging.
I have had the pleasure of working with the entire black dog DESIGNS team since March of 2016. It just a short time it was evident that Black Dog Designs would be more than just a vendor for The Queensbury but part of our team. Black Dog has been with us since the beginning and has been a large part of every major marketing, branding and strategic planning decision since our transition of ownership 18 months ago. Bringing fresh ideas, a different perspective and the ability to adapt to the changes in the marketplace sets Black Dog apart from other firms. On day one the conversation was focused around collaboration, learning from each organizations experiences and focusing on the belief that if we work together all tides will rise. Black Dog understands the needs of their clients and delivers projects under any timetable; they go the extra mile to get the job done and stand behind any project until you are 100% satisfied.
Hilltop Construction secured Black Dog Designs to reconstruct and develop a new website for us. The dialog was met with attention to detail and the scope of our goals we expressed created a wonderful product. We would be more than happy to recommend Black Dog Designs to move your company or organization to a new refreshing level that will enhance your branding. If further information is requested, please feel free to call my office.
It gives me great pleasure to recommend Black Dog Designs for your next design and marketing project. It is easy to make such bold statement because I know firsthand how successful Black Dog is in branding and marketing. They have helped my company put forward a professional and easy to use Web Site, they have helped me trouble shoot any unforeseen issues, they are always available and friendly. Black Dog has helped our company with product development & design and strategic marketing planning to ensure our success into the future.
black dog DESIGNS is awesome, I have been working with them for the past 5 years. Their ideas and creative designs, has boosted, my sales. I would highly recommend, black dog DESIGNS, they are down to earth! and fun to work with!
black dog DESIGNS did a great job and were very attentive and prompt. We put deadlines on them which they meet with ease. I will use black dog again in the future.
Your growth is well deserved and we appreciate all that you do for us. Black Dog Designs is one of the best things to happen to our company. You guys are extremely talented, dedicated and professional. We look forward to working with your team for years to come.
We are thoroughly pleased with the work Black Dog Designs has produced for us. The branding and marketing are beyond our expectations. We are excited to launch our site, created by BDD in the coming days. If you are looking for quality, professional work with stellar communication and vision, then Black Dog Designs is perfect! As small business owners just starting out, we couldn't be happier with the work Jesse and his team has produced for us!
I was completely blown away by black dog DESIGNS. As someone who is not very tech savvy they made the process of creating my business website a positive and painless experience. I highly recommend working with them, you will not be disappointed!
I have worked with the entire Black Dog team for over four years and it has been a pleasure every step of the way. They have been supportive, responsive, and fantastic information source for any questions I may have. I consider them as part of our marketing team, and a tremendous asset.