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We are a creative agency helping small businesses brands tech companies churches schools non-profits medical practices reach their goals through design and marketing.​

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Client Snapshot

From global tech giants and universities to local small businesses and non-profits, we’ve helped companies of all sizes and industries reach their business goals. We are currently based in Charlotte, NC serving clients all over the US and Canada.

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Services

Branding

We help form your vision, voice and tone. This foundation allows us to design structured visual guidelines for your team.

Identity / Logo

Through research and stakeholder interviews, we gather insights to create iconic and memorable logos that your audience will love.

Consulting

Not sure where to begin, or what you need? We can analyze your idea or product and craft a winning solution. 

Web Design & Build

Whether it’s a redesign, or a new build, we want to help you create a website that grows your business attracts new customers.

User Experience (UX)

We test and analyze your product and its users to collect meaningful data. We use this data to iterate a better user experience.

User Interface (UI)

We use insights and data to create beautiful, and buildable high fidelity designs for your product, app, or website.

Digital Marketing

We create content and promote your business to your target audience through various marketing channels.

Graphic Design

Sales decks, social media graphics, stationery, flyers, ads, merch and one-pagers are some of many assets we can design for you.

Peace of Mind

You can rest well knowing that we are in your corner; helping you with all your creative and marketing needs.

Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.​

Massimo Vignelli

Our Process

Discover
We want to know your market, industry, competitors, audience, and goals. Our design choices are backed by these insights.
Discover
Ideate
Based on insights gathered, we brainstorm and strategize ways to solve your problems.
Ideate
Conceptualize
We create high fidelity concepts to bring your vision to life. We iterate the concepts to create final designs.
Conceptualize
Build
We use the final designs to build your product.
Build
Launch
We send over documentation and files, train for maintenance, and launch your product.
Launch

Our Team Story Family

Thanks for taking the time to visit us. We are a husband & wife duo that loves all things creative. Here’s our story:

After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Jeff started Dotted8 as his freelance company. In his early years he did contracting & consulting with clients such as UBM, Dell EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Solarwinds, and Digital Turbine. Dana, our Director of Operations, is a talented designer and overall creative spirit with a degree in Interior Design. 

In March of 2018, Dana joined forces with Jeff to scale Dotted8 beyond a freelancer’s hustle to a full service agency. We now have designers and creatives across the US, as well a technical lead and development team overseas.

We love what we do and we love helping businesses of all sizes the way so many others have helped us.

We have two wild boys, Nathan and Noah, as well as our CTOs (Chief Tasting Officers) / doggies, Sparrow and Autumn. 

When we’re not designing, we’re probably at a thrift store, or antique mall looking for used furniture to bring home

Jeff & Dana Johnson

FAQ

Dotted8 is a musical terminology relating to rhythm. A dotted eighth note played just a single time may sound random or off-time. If you play it continually it starts to make a beautiful rhythm and it begins to sound intentional.

We use this philosophy in our work. We repeat design decisions and create patterns to show intentionality and beauty.

We service clients all over the US and Canada.

We are originally from New York. We officially founded Dotted8 in Austin, TX, and we currently live in Charlotte, NC. Our UX, UI, and graphic designers are spread across the US and Canada. Our web developers are in India. Everyone works remotely.

Our pricing model varies based on the services used and complexity of the project:

  • For Web Design & Build, and Digital Marketing we use a retainer system. With small business websites we are open to fixed pricing and hourly rates as well.
  • For Branding, Identity, and Graphic Design we have fixed prices based on project complexities, estimated time, and resources needed.
  • For Consulting, User Experience, and User Interface Design we charge an hourly rate. The hourly rate varies based on the resources needed.

For Non-profits – We are flexible and open to pricing structures based on your needs. 

Setup a discovery call to get a free quote / proposal.

We accept card, check, ACH, and cash. Payments can be made online via our invoicing system.

For projects with a fixed price we have two payment schedules that we use based on the length and complexity of the project.

  • 50/50 – Half of the total to get the project started and the remaining balance when the project is complete.
  • 40/30/30 – Forty percent of the total to get the project and the remaing payments in the middle and end of the project.
For retainers and hourly rates, clients will be billed at the end of each month.

The first thing to do is schedule a discovery call. After getting key details about your project we will send you a proposal with a quote for you to review.

We specialize in custom creative work. We spend a lot of time and resources to deliver world-class results. For this reason we don’t take on many clients at once. We are focused on quality over quantity.