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

Marketing Director, Synectic Systems

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.

Foregone Formats

I came across an article last week that cited playlists are on the rise. Using the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album, the author then went on to question the necessity of a whole album. I am unabashedly a Kurt Cobain fan so this... read more

Social Media Platforms’ New Mindset

A few things in the news I read recently got me thinking: Have we completely grown beyond “social media”?

Companies like Snapchat are certainly trying to shed the label. The ‘don’t-call-me-a-social-media-company’ company has dropped the “chat” and is now Snap Inc. The launching of video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles also places Snap firmly in the camera company column.

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Successful Content Marketing Strategy Checklist

Does your brand have a documented content marketing strategy? Done right, content marketing drives conversions and can generate leads up to three times more than traditional marketing. But what are the essential steps to a successful content marketing strategy? What makes content great and how do you integrate it into your overall marketing strategy? Planning, writing, editing, and distributing are only the bare bones of a content strategy.

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Long-Form Content: Rankings Booster or Time Waster?

For a long time, short pithy blogs with concise little introductions and a link to another page were all the rage. But then along came long-form content.

It only takes 500 words for a search engine to notice your content. So what exactly qualifies something as “long-form”? And what value does such content really have?

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Revisiting Internet Relics, Part Two

We’ve come a long way since the early days of the World Wide Web. But over the last 20 years of advances, a lot of trends and services got left by the wayside. I thought it would be fun to look back on the things that used to be such an important part of our lives — until bigger, better things came along, that is.

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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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