Creative and a little geeky

Local roots global reach



We don’t just do. We think. Then do. Then adapt and repeat.


Identify + engage an audience.


Good design is always in.


Leverage the latest in web + mobile.

Local Roots. Global Reach.

Dowitcher Designs is an integrated marketing agency with California roots and a global reach. Dowitcher provides strategic marketing, design and technology services to organizations large and small. We listen, we collaborate, we partner, and we provide some kickass solutions to a variety of problems. Plus we have fun doing it.

We love our clients. And they like us a lot, too.

I recommend Dowitcher Designs as superb web professionals particularly in the areas of website implementation and SEO/SEM management. They are a valued member of my marketing team and an integral component to building my company’s web presence.

Mia Girard

Senior Marketing Manager & Creative Director, Synectics

So happy to recommend Amber and Dowitcher Designs for any situation they go after. Just take a look at the Women’s Festival website and you’ll see some of her capabilities. Amber is also very personable and offers great value with ON Time, all the time! (nope she did not pay us to say this!!:-)) Patty DeDominic

Founder, Women's Festivals

Dowitcher Designs is a great team and I highly recommend them for website development, computer graphics, editing, and more… Nathan Woods

Owner, Santa Barbara Pet Services

Dowitcher did a fabulous job redesigning the brochures for our nonprofit organization. The new design uses a well-balanced mix of photographs and text to highlight the people in our organization and our mission. The vibrant colors and strong graphic design of the new brochure better reflects our organization and helps our recruitment of new members. Michelle La

Board Member, AAUW

We can’t get enough of what we do, so we write about it, too.

Happy Earth Day!

1970: Apollo 13, the last Beatles album Let It Be, Vietnam War protests, the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and the first Earth Day celebration.

Earth Day has a special significance to us Santa Barbarans.

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Watching Your Competition: Conducting Competitor Research 101

If your company wants to compete on inbound marketing techniques, then you should perform competitor analysis. A deep dive into your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses will help revamp your own content strategy. You’ll be able to see what opportunities exist for outperforming your competitors and be able to identify where more time and resources need to be directed. Analyzing your competitors and gaining insights into their online marketing efforts and SEO strategies will help you catch up to and surpass them.

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Back to Basics: Web Hosting

Many people don’t deal with the nitty gritty and prefer to leave the technical stuff to others (we’re geeky and proud of it) but understanding the basics of what web hosting is is important. You should eventually be able to answer questions such as, “Do you want shared or VPS hosting? Do you want a CDN?”

So let’s dive into some web hosting basics that will help you understand what it’s all about, how it impacts your website’s performance, and how it can influence the user experience.

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Mastodon: The Anti-Twitter

Is Mastodon the new social network that could replace flailing Twitter? The new open-source platform looks and feels like Twitter except that users can post 500 character statuses and make posts private. Find out more about Mastodon, how to use, and if I think it will survive, in this blog.

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Marketing Lessons to be Learned from Pepsi’s Controversial Commercial

Pepsi tried advertising to the younger, polarized audience but it did so spectacularly wrong. By attempting to use protest imagery to sell soda, the company trivialized Black Lives Matter and other movements that have brought protesters to the streets in recent years. What can marketers learn from this tone-deaf debacle?

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Understanding the New LinkedIn Layout

Have you been on LinkedIn recently? You may have noticed that there’s been a bit of change on the platform. New developments in the past six months or so have resulted in the site looking very different from its 2003 self.

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WHAT’S A DOWITCHER? Good question!

A dowitcher is a shorebird that migrates through Santa Barbara, CA.

Yep, we named an agency after a bird.



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