YOUR MARYLAND WEB DESIGN AGENCY

Your website design company in Baltimore and beyond

Our Goal:

 design beautiful websites with a focus on intentional, SEO-driven content

Your website is your most essential online asset. With consumers more frequently using the internet to shop for products and services, your website needs the same effort and energy put into it as a brick-and-mortar store. At Urban Ignite, we build websites that captivate visitors, leverage your brand identity, and above all, streamline the conversion process to ensure more leads become customers. As your Maryland web design agency, you can expect engaging copy, beautiful design, and optimized functionality whether your customers are visiting on a computer or mobile.

Urban Ignite has helped clients across Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond to reshape their presence online by crafting unique and professional websites. There are three cornerstones of a strong website: design, SEO, and functionality. Without one, the other two will be less effective. A beautiful design helps draw in potential clients, and allows them to easily navigate your site. Content optimized for search engines helps draw clients who are genuinely interested in your services, and optimized functionality ensures that every page loads fast and runs well. Each website we build focuses on these three cornerstone pieces of great design.  

Our Web Design Process

Collaborate

We want your website to be a reflection of your business: its goals, its ideals, its customer base, and its identity. Our team works to ensure your voice comes through on every page, so we collaborate with your team to deliver a final product that achieves this vision. The collaborative process is essential to a successful website launch. 

Create

Building a website is about more than slapping together some text and images. It’s about utilizing our creative design skills to deliver something that feels fresh, modern, and competitive within your market. Every piece of your website is painstakingly crafted and curated, from original photography to custom graphics and SEO-forward copy. 

Convert

At the end of the day, the goal of any website is to turn a visitor into a qualified lead. To do this, we streamline the lead-capturing process, implement SEO-driven design choices, and use  analytic software to gain a clearer picture of who’s coming to your site, which pages are most successful, and what improvements can be made over time. 

Ongoing Development

A website is not a one-time investment. If you want to stay competitive, ongoing development is essential to keep up. Websites are not static. They can break, need content updated, or need content added to represent changing business goals and marketing strategies. At Urban Ignite, we’ve seen what successful ongoing development can bring for businesses willing to invest in the process. If you want to continue to climb search engine ranks and ensure your website performs at its best optimization, then ongoing development is necessary.

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Web Design and Revamps

Whether you need to build a website from the ground up or revitalize an old design, our team brings the expertise to bring your vision to life. As your Maryland web design company, we bring a multidisciplinary approach to our web-building process. Our graphic design team crafts beautiful, unique layouts and graphic elements that complement a strong technical implementation brought by our web building team. We take the time and care to ensure your copy not only communicates voice but helps drive traffic through SEO-driven writing. We take time to ensure your website performs well in both PC and mobile formats so you’re never hurt by the platform your customers use. 

SEO-Focused Design

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, defines how your website will compete across the digital space. At Urban Ignite, we take SEO seriously. Your rankings are important to us, and every website we build is crafted to drive traffic and turn that traffic into conversions. Engaging, targeted copy is the backbone of SEO, but only one piece of the puzzle that we factor in. SEO is an ever-evolving process but our analytical tools help us track progress and monitor changes to keep you competitive. Urban Ignite utilizes site audits to ensure proper functionality on every page. This makes the experience beneficial for users, as well as AI spiders used by search engines to read and rank your website (a practice known as “crawling”). SEO-focused design is at the core of our Maryland web design process. 

Custom Forms

Turning site visitors into qualified leads is the driving goal of a strong web strategy. To accomplish this goal, we build custom forms that make lead capturing simple and straightforward for customers. Our sites help funnel attention toward your Call To Action and are built to encourage conversions. We then utilize integrated analytics to help deliver your leads to your preferred sales system or CRM of choice. 

Landing Pages

Landing pages are utilized to reinforce your digital ad campaigns and SEO strategy. They’re direct, targeted pages built for specific campaigns, locations, or services. They are custom-tailored for quick conversions and are an essential piece of a long-term digital marketing strategy for businesses of all sizes. We put the same thought and care into the design of landing pages as we do the main body pages.

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The Right Kind of Website for Your Business

Small Scale Web Design

Small-scale web designs are perfect for businesses or individuals searching for a more compressed, cost-effective solution. Small scale websites usually include:

  • 1-5 pages
  • Curated stock images
  • SEO-Optimization
  • Minimal custom graphic design
  • Responsive design across desktop, tablet, and mobile

Medium Scale Web Design

Medium scale web designs are fitting for a local business that receive most of their clients through referrals, rather than SEO and lead generation. 

  • 1-5 pages
  • Curated stock images
  • SEO-Optimization
  • Minimal custom graphic design
  • Responsive design across desktop, tablet, and mobile

Large Scale Web Design

If you’re ready to get serious about your digital marketing efforts, large-scale web design is a necessary step. Enjoy a fully built-out website that will help generate traffic and leads through custom content. 

  • 1-5 pages
  • Curated stock images
  • SEO-Optimization
  • Minimal custom graphic design
  • Responsive design across desktop, tablet, and mobile

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YOUR BALTIMORE WEB DESIGN AGENCY

A different kind of web design company in Maryland

Our Goal: 

design beautiful websites with a focus on intentional, SEO-driven content

Digital marketing has become the essential method for local businesses to grow. And a key piece of that process is having a website looks and performs well. First impressions are essential, especially in the case of web design. Smartphones have provided ease of access to consumers that allows them to shop different companies faster, and if your website is not on par with your competitors, you’ll lose business before you even begin.

Urban Ignite has helped clients across Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond to reshape their presence online by crafting unique and professional websites. There are three cornerstones of a strong website: design, SEO, and functionality. Without one, the other two will be less effective. A beautiful design helps draw in potential clients, and allows them to easily navigate your site. Content optimized for search engines helps draw clients who are genuinely interested in your services, and optimized functionality ensures that every loads fast and runs well. Each website we build focuses in on these three cornerstone pieces of great websites. 

Our Web Design Process

Collaborate

Our comprehensive web design process begins by working collaboratively with your team to get the project started on the right foot, and ensure communication is prioritized throughout the project. By becoming an extension of your team, we can build a site that is the right representation of your brand, and instills confidence among your team.

Create

Our team has built websites for businesses across diverse industries, including real estate, construction, IT, healthcare, food, entertainment, tech, and more. Whether you’re a Baltimore local or a small business on the opposite coast, our team brings creative designs that are unique to each site. No need for templates when each site is hand-crafted.

Convert

Our websites are built to help generate leads and optimize conversions. Search Engine Optimization is the foundation we build from, ensuring your website will help your business climb the ranks, get clicks, and connect with real clients genuinely interested in your services. Each of these steps helps convert prospective clients. 

Ongoing Development

Your website is an ongoing investment. Maintaining status online means tweaking, adding to, and building out your website over time to grow with your company and accommodate new needs as they arise. We do take on freelance projects, however, we tend to prioritize relationships built with clients over expanded periods of time. As web designers in Baltimore, we believe there is strength in building community among local businesses and we’re proud to have watched the businesses we work with continue to grow over the years. From hosting and management to additional content, SEO support, and more, ongoing development is the best way to get the most out of your new or existing website.

 

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Web Design and Revamps

Our designs start from the ground up, whether you’re looking for a completely new website, or a revamp. We pride ourselves in delivering consistent quality from top to bottom. Each page is designed to engage your audience, drive new traffic to your site, and optimize lead generation. We don’t employ a template system, causing every site we design to look the same. Instead, we take time to consider what design will play off your branding, and deliver you a unique and professional look that sets your site apart.

SEO-Focused Design

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the foundation of our design process. Our team lives and breathes SEO. We utilize analytic information to lay out a roadmap of how your website can rank higher. SEO is an ever-evolving process but our analytical tools help keep you relevant in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Urban Ignite utilizes site audits to ensure proper functionality on every page. This makes the experience beneficial for users, as well as AI spiders used by search engines to read and rank your website (a practice known as “crawling”). Our collaborative approach to all aspects of design means constant communication of your search ranking and new strategies to draw more ideal clients to your website. Get the SEO your Baltimore business needs.

Custom Forms

Custom forms refer to interactive elements on the website that encourage users to take action. From contact forms and surveys to interactive chat boxes, these elements help encourage more active user participation on your website. Urban Ignite custom-makes these for each website design according to a client’s needs.

Landing Pages

Landing pages are targeted pages dedicated for a specific purpose, such as a promotion, a location-based page, or any other individual marketing campaign. Urban Ignite ensures every landing page is optimized specifically for lead conversion. The layout is heavily analyzed to help generate and convert as many leads as possible. Having well-designed landing pages can boost your SEO, traffic, and leads.

Recent Websites We’ve Designed

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Anna

As a Design Specialist for Urban Ignite, Anna Hughes works to create stronger visual aesthetics for client brands via web design and development, social media template design, print collateral, and a variety of other design-centric projects. Her goal is to craft successful, direct, and on-brand design materials to help companies better communicate their mission and purpose. Anna brings thorough experience in print-based projects, giving her a tangible understanding of typography and layout design. Anna works to clearly and creatively communicate a client’s message. 

 

Anna earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Messiah University. She is a huge fan of hiking, running, kayaking, and anything that involves plants and the autumn season.

Brady

Brady Stafford works as a Copywriting Specialist for Urban Ignite, helping clients shape their narrative, tell their story, and expand their portfolio of SEO-driven written content. His copywriting appears on website and landing pages, blog posts, social media posts, and email campaigns. Brady utilizes SEO practices to drive traffic while still creating informative, narratively compelling content across different mediums. 

 

Brady received a BA in History with a minor in Journalism from the University of West Virginia. Several of his historical essays were published by the University. Outside of work, Brady is an avid musician who fills much of his time listening to or playing music. He is also a travel aficionado who enjoys rock climbing and mountaineering (which are different!). Having completed all of his targeted summits on the East Coast, he hopes to conquer Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Denali in Alaska in the future.

Emily

Emily works as a media specialist for Urban Ignite, focusing on videography in production, pre-production, and editing. She uses her skills as a storyteller to visually communicate the stories of our clients and their work, using creativity, problem-solving, and technical knowledge to guide her projects. She graduated from Goucher College with degrees in both Communications and Philosophy, with her philosophical studies amplifying critical analysis and writing skills as well as a love for questioning and research. What she loves most about her career as a videographer is the opportunity to learn a variety of niche knowledge about the different subject matters of her videos. 

 

Outside of work, Emily enjoys painting psychedelic geometric artwork, watching action films, reading science fiction, and learning about history, places, and trivia on Wikipedia. She has a bearded dragon named Franco and sometimes they eat kale together. She plays the piano once a year.

Steven

Steven Quinones works as a Media Specialist at Urban Ignite, balancing pre-production, media shoots, and post-production work. Steven often works directly with clients for on-site shoots, and is an expert at setting the scene and guiding participants through the process. His goal is to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and his guidance can help make even your shyest team member feel like a star. Steven previously worked in a professional photography studio for four years, as well as spending for years in a sales position. His freelance work has included music videos, wedding videography, and more. 

 

Steven has travleed and lived across the country, being born and raised in Nevada before making his way to Maryland. He embraces the experience of meeting new people, and connecting with artists in the places he visits. He is a huge fan of stand-up comedy, with Theo Von and Mark Normand among his current favorites. Steven will be the first to tell you that Mexican food is the best of all foods.

Elijah

As Director of Media, Elijah’s goal is to cultivate an environment of collaboration through media production, driving storytelling for clients through excellent photo and video content. They have worked freelance as a cinematographer and editor, whose previous clients include the Chemistry Department and Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics Doctoral Program at Johns Hopkins. She also works as an adjunct professor at UMBC for photo and video classes. Elijah received her Masters of Fine Art from the Intermedia + Digital Art Program at UMBC, and her Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media from Youngstown State University.

 

Outside of work, Elijah spends time on her own bodies of artistic work, focusing on the act/actions of surveillance, as well as notions of memory, nostalgia, longing, and personal identity. They enjoy, as many do, video games, films, tv shows, but also engage in several hobbies focusing around dilapidated and obsolete technologies, like utilizing VHS camcorders, 8mm/16mm found films, and post-apocalyptic costume making.

Tarah

As Urban Ignite’s Director of Design, Tarah Maxsell is your visual design expert. Her work touches nearly every creative process at our firm, from logo and branding design to web layouts, social media templates, and everything in between. Her process is one of intentionally seeking out beautiful solutions to all of your design challenges. Tarah’s work has been recognized by Out Of Home Today (OOH Today) for excellence in outdoor advertising. 

 

Tarah received a BFA in Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design from Messiah University. Tarah enjoys anything she can outside, as well as ceramics and interior design. You’ll most often find her with her husband Nick and their Goldendoodle Wesely.

Christian

As the Director of Web Content, Christian Fuller helps execute your digital marketing strategy through compelling websites, engrossing written content, and an intricate knowledge of best SEO practices. Christian oversees all web design and written content creation projects, helping ensure the final product delivered to you is spectacular. 

Christian believes that content writing is essential to building the narrative of a business. He puts the work in to help your brand find its tone and voice so you can speak the language of your audience. Copy should always grab attention, and communicate something valuable. He helps you find the perfect sweet spot. 

His web design experience allows him to guide our web team efficiently through the process, accounting for elements like the flow of content, website interactivity, and mobile optimization. Christian believes a strong website is an invaluable marketing tool and helps clients execute their creative vision. 

Christian brings 5+ years of copywriting, web design, and SEO experience to the table. He earned his BA in English from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, he is a frequent traveler and camping enthusiast, creative writer, and super fan of anything horror or punk music-related.

Leigh

Leigh Engelke is our coordinator-in-chief as the Operations Director, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. She is the primary point of contact for clients, addressing their day-to-day needs and communicating new project details to internal staff. Leigh ensures nothing slips through the cracks, and that content output is consistent. She is also responsible for internal procedures at Urban Ignite, helping everyone stay on track and adhere to company policy. 

 

Leigh believes that clear, transparent communication is the key ingredient in a successful business relationship. She wants every client to have clarity on the progress of projects, and be able to communicate any concerns as they arise. Leigh is here to take care of our clients, and she’s excellent at it. Fostering a healthy working environment where employees are free to communicate their feelings is also essential Leigh as Operations Director. 

 

Professionally, Leigh brings experience working with the Maryland Department of Social Services, where organizational efficiency was crucial. Her decade-plus experience in the food service industry gives her excellent personability, knowledge of task management, and the ability to keep up with the fast-paced needs of clients. 

 

Leigh earned a BS in Psychology from Goucher College. When she’s not managing operations for Urban Ignite, you can find her hiking, painting, crocheting, practicing yoga, or just hanging out with her cat and best buddy, Rex.

Jordan

Jordan Fuller is the Founder and Creative Director of Urban Ignite. He works with clients and the team to help drive the creative vision of each project. 

 

Content creation has always been at the core of Jordan’s identity, starting with home movie production at the age of 6 and video editing at 14 for his YouTube channel. He took an optimistic approach, teaching himself web design in case the YouTube channel found success. While that project never achieved virality, it gave Jordan the tools to lay the foundation Urban Ignite would be built upon. 

 

Urban Ignite began with clients in the construction and home remodeling industry, and managed to grow as a trusted digital marketing firm despite its small team. In the early days, Jordan saw the negative effects overworking can have on a team’s creative output. As such, the workplace model was readjusted to focus on efficiency and work-life balance. This model includes industry-competitive pay while maintaining a 30-hour work week. 

 

Jordan is a creative repository for clients, helping them dream bigger when it comes to content and marketing strategies. 

 

In his free time, Jordan enjoys a good concert, nature walks, video games, meditation, or exploring local events across Baltimore. He also loves collaborating with others to make art, whether it’s at work or for personal projects. He is the host of local “house shows” which have showcased local musicians at the Urban Ignite office space for eight years running.