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.

Social Media’s Effect on Ad Spend [Infographic]

Research shows that marketers today are investing more in social networks (like Instagram), video channels, and messaging apps (like Facebook Messenger) in an attempt to reach customers and prospects in the online arenas they frequent. HubSpot's State of Inbound...

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How to Pick Better Images for Social

Across the board, visual media performs better than text. That much is clear. On Facebook, for example, images see 2.3x more engagement than their text counterparts. On Instagram, over 91% of posts are photos. Tweets with images are 150% more likely to get retweets than text-only tweets and receive 18% more clicks than tweets without images. And LinkedIn posts with images receive 200% more engagement than images with only text. (Sources: AdWeek, SocialPilot.)

Keep reading for tips on creating more effective social media images.

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What You Need to Know About Marketing Reporting

There’s so much data available to marketing managers and it’s amazing. If we don’t use it though, it doesn’t help us! But the trick is knowing which data your higher ups are going to care about. (Yes, we nerd out a little bit about marketing + analytics.)

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Last minute tips for #GivingTuesday

We've written about the origins of #GivingTuesday, how to plan for #GivingTuesday, and other incredible #GivingTuesday fundraising opportunities. Now, let's tackle what to do if you've waited until three weeks before the big day. If you're a nonprofit marketer you may...

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Creating next year’s marketing calendar

Marketers, you need to here this: October through December should be spent planning for the next year. Not that you don't have enough on your plate between creating and deploying myriad holiday campaigns and doing end-of-year reporting. But if you want to be...

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Microsites and Landing Pages: Which is right for you?

Some folks consider landing pages and microsites as interchangeable, but that’s likely because they aren’t fully aware of the differences or functionalities. There are similarities, of course. Both landing pages and microsites are smaller than a traditional website, created for short-term use, and made for a specific marketing campaign.

Which is right for you? In this blog we consider the various pros and cons of landing pages and microsites.

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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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