We Are 517 Design
We'll Design Something You Love

We are A digital agency that loves crafting beautiful websites with great functionality.

We Are 517 Design
We Make Brands Shine

We do innovation, creativity, effectiveness and all that with love.

We Are 517 Design
Over 30 Years of Designing

We have been in business since 1996. Greg has been designing professionally since 1984.

We Are 517 Design
Nice to Meet You

Let's meet up and see if there's chemistry!

We Are 517 Design
Making Your Brand Shine

We create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses
and make people’s lives better. Building brands and driving sales with powerful ideas.

We're Creative
Thinking Outside Of The Box

We love designing and problem solving. Bring us any challenge, big or small and we're all over it. For nerds like us this is Fun!

We're Cool Nerds
We love Learning New Stuff

Learning about the latest code or design trends is fun for us. We use online training including Treehouse, Lynda and the W3 School to grow as the web design industry grows.

We're Passionate
Available When You Need Us

We're as passionate about getting work done on time as we are about the design. We're available in a pinch. Contact us, let us know what you need and we'll do our best to get it done right away. At 517 Design there are never any rush fees.

We're Professional
Quality Is Important To Us

We adhere the the latest web standards and design our sites using best practices. We know we've done our jobs when your happy.

Our Skills
We're Experienced Nerds


517 Design specializes in custom built websites, UX / UI responsive mobile design, graphics and all forms of custom print media. Located in Cary North Carolina, 517 Design is a full service design studio servicing clients ranging from fortune 100 companies and government agencies to local small businesses.

Whether you're investing in business cards, a corporate brochure or a database driven custom website, this is your company's identity. The atmosphere it conveys holds the visitor's attention and creates desire. 517 Design creates visually pleasing, innovative web and print media that serve as a successful advertising tool for your product or business.

To insure your getting a website that is built with "Best Standards" using the latest code and design trends, 517 Design uses the following online training tools; Lynda.com, Treehouse.com and the W3schools.com.

We guarantee all our sites will look and function properly on Mobile Device tablets and smart phones, using OSX, Android and Windows as well as on laptops / desktops using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on both Macs and PCs. Unless the client instructs us otherwise all sites are built using "Responsive Design" for Mobile Devices.

Keeping up with current trends, web standards and with over 30 years professional design experience, 517 Design has the design solution to present your brand effectively to your web and print audience.

Greg has been designing and creating artwork of one kind or another since he was a young child, with his first professional gallery commission at the age of 16.

While attending Community College near his home town in Michigan, he designed his first professional logo for Gannon Electrical company in 1984. He went on to graduate in the top of his class from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1989. While attending AIFL, he won several awards and was admitted into the Design Honors Program.

He worked in the industry for another 10 years before opening his first company Bauhaus Design. Working from his condo in Cocoa Beach Florida he did work for corporations; Ford, BMW, Dodge, Budweiser, Corona, Disney, Sea World, Bush Gardens and government organizations; NASA, Kennedy Space Center, and the USAF.

During this time Greg took a part time position as a computer graphics and design instructor at Brevard Community College. As a teacher for 6 years, Greg was able to give back to tomorrow's designers what he had learned, while learning himself, through challenging and being challenged by eager minds.

In 2000 Greg founded 517 Design with emphasis on website design and development.

With a strong graphics and design background Greg brings his love of design and zest for learning to the table to create websites and print media that are not only visually pleasing, functional and easy to navigate on desktops as well as mobile devices using "Best standards" but convey the clients message effectively to help them make a statement on the web.

30 Years of Professional Designing

100%

Font End Web & Mobile Device Design

100%

HTML 5 and CSS 3

100%

Java Script, jQurey and PHP

100%

Expression Engine and Wordpress

100%

E-Commerce

100%

Illustration, Designing, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

100%

Fun

100%

The 517 Design Team

A creative team with mad skills. Our designers and coders can customize any site to fit your needs.

Greg Robertson
CEO / Founder / Designer / Developer

A perfect design is passion, dedication, and lots of coffee.

Preeti Patidar
PHP / API / JavaScript Developer

I consider my self a "Why" developer. I Know why a single line of code should be written, when a single line code has been altered and all the things affected by it.

Hubert Swearine
Front End Designer

Design is much more than aesthetics. It's more concerned with how it functions and the results that it produces.

Albert Einstein
Developer / Coder / Office Prankster

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

It's All About Blending
Design & Technology


Why Dolphins? Because dolphins are free, beautiful, happy creatures. Everything that I would like my client's viewers to feel when they visit a site created by 517 Design. I've always loved art. Websites shouldn't be stale, boring and aggravating, leaving the user feeling anxious and frustrated. They should give the user a pleasurable, comfortable feeling through the use of symmetry, color, images, video and typography. All the elements that make up good design.

"Content is King". Very true, but who wants to eat a great meal in a dirty, cramped, unorganized restaurant? Presenting your content simply and effectively with good design is every bit as important as the content itself.

With today's advances in code like HTML 5, CSS 3 and SVG graphics, designers can now create websites with all the beauty and creative freedom of a well design print ad. At 517 Design we blend our love of design with latest technologies to give you a website you can be proud of.

- Greg Robertson

126543

Lines Of Code Written

1214

Satisfied Clients

3440

Completed Projects

6182

Cups Of Coffee

A Perfect Design is Passion, Dedication, and a lots of Coffee

GREG ROBERTSON

Creativity Is More Important Than Knowledge

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Color Does Not Add A Pleasant Quality To Design - It Reinforces It.

PIERRE BONNARD

Design Is A Funny Word. Some People Think Design Means How It Looks. But If You Dig Deeper, It's Really How It Works.

STEVE JOBS

What We Do
Our Capabilities

A highly skilled professional service with a creative touch.

Graphic Design
Designing For 30 Years

With over 30 years of professional design experience, 517 design has what it takes to help you make a statement on the web.

Crazy Coding
Hand Developing

517 design can hand code, HTML 5, CSS 3, Java script, jQuery and PHP, allowing us to build a site catering to any need.

Web Optimization
Faster than Light

517 Design builds sites using ethical Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. Get noticed on Google with our 60 point SEO checklist.

Branding
Making a New You

Differentiate your company and/or the product so you can attain your objectives through creative development and good design.

Customer Support
And Affinity

We love helping clients meet their goals and are available before and after the site is completed to help any way we can.

Mobile Design
For Tablets And Phones

Using "Responsive" code and images your site will reformat itself to look great and be completely functional on mobile devices.

Awesome, easy to use, websites & Greg is super nice and answers questions quickly!

Take a Look at
Some of Our Work

Wide range of successful web and print projects.

All
Web Design
logos
Magazines & Brochures
Architectural
Tropical Illustrations
People Illustrations
Animals & Fish Illustrations
Space Illustrations
Transportation Illustrations
Misc Illustrations
  • 517 Design for Pro Sevice Contractors
  • 517 Design for 321 Investigations
  • 517 Design for 321 Investigations
  • 517 Design for Orlando Yard Service

Greg is very talented and experienced with website design.
I would recommend him
for your online business needs.

Dr. David Che

Greg Robertson of 517 Design is an outstanding web designer who I have employed in that capacity numerous times in the last several years with very good results. I can say without qualification that his work is technically and artistically far superior to the work of others I have so engaged.

Dr. Richard Ferris

Greg has done a lot for my business. I have people coming into my store
just because they think
my website is cool!

Matt Molnar

I have worked with Greg Robertson of 517 Design on several projects over the last two years. He is patient and flexible during concept development and skillful and tactful in guiding his clients away from bad ideas by responding to and incorporating the best parts of the bad ideas into new ideas that his clients love.

Attorney Catherine Jones

Greg has been a pleasure to work with, fast professional service at a fair price.

Rob Clerici

Working with Greg to build our web site, he surpassed our expectations.

Robert Bedrosian

World Brands Are Some Of
Our Satisfied Clients

517 Design - A Digital agency that loves designing great websites.

Pick One of
Our Latest Website Plans

Or have 517 Design create a fully custom website to fit your individual needs.

NO CONTRACTS! No Catches, No Gimmicks, Just Great Websites!

Economy Business Website
5 Pages

399$

A Complete Customized Website for your business Including:

  • HTML 5 Properly coded and tagged website built with the Bootstrap and/or Boilerplate frame work for a solid "Responsive Design" foundation.
  • Content Management System (CMS) Allowing you to edit your site
  • Cross Browser Compatibility Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Mac's and PC's
  • Compatible on Mobile Device Operating Systems Apple iOS & Google Android
  • Responsive Design for Mobile Devices
  • Custom Colors and Design Using CSS 3
  • Navigation Horizontal or Vertical
  • Website Layout Header, Main Content, Sidebar & Footer

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Improves your website rankings on Google

  • Meta Page Titles (between 40 & 70 characters)
  • Meta Descriptions Appealing and Concise (up to 156 characters)
  • Checking Your Supplied Textual Content is Over the recommended min of 300 words
  • Focused Page Keyword The best word to describe the page
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the meta page title
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the page URL
  • Meta Description Contains the Focused Page Keyword
  • Focused Page keyword Appears in the first paragraph of text
  • Linking Your Site to your existing Social Networking pages (Facebook, Twitter etc...)
  • Additional SEO can be applied Contact 517 design for more information and prices

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Most Popular

Deluxe Business Website
10 Pages

699$

A Complete Deluxe Customized Website for your business Including:

  • HTML 5 Properly coded and tagged website built with the Bootstrap and/or Boilerplate frame work for a solid "Responsive Design" foundation.
  • Content Management System (CMS) Allowing you to edit your site
  • Cross Browser Compatibility Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Mac's and PC's
  • Compatible on Mobile Device Operating Systems Apple iOS & Google Android
  • Responsive Design for Mobile Devices
  • Custom Colors and Design Using CSS 3
  • Navigation Horizontal or Vertical
  • Website Layout Header, Main Content, Sidebar & Footer
  • Included with the Deluxe Plan:

  • Unique Template (Wordpress Theme)
  • 5 Photographs Royalty free stock photos
  • Editing Textual Content

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Improves your website rankings on Google

  • Meta Page Titles (between 40 & 70 characters)
  • Meta Descriptions Appealing and Concise (up to 156 characters)
  • Checking Your Supplied Textual Content is Over the recommended min of 300 words
  • Focused Page Keyword The best word to describe the page
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the meta page title
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the page URL
  • Meta Description Contains the Focused Page Keyword
  • Focused Page keyword Appears in the first paragraph of text
  • Linking Your Site to your existing Social Networking pages (Facebook, Twitter etc...)
  • Included Extra SEO with the Deluxe Plan:

  • Main textual content Gets a high ranking in the "Flesch Reading Ease" test
  • Textural Content Editing Applying Focused Keyword to textual content
  • Google Webmaster account
  • Search Engine website submission and verification to the following search engines: Google, Bing, Alexa & Yandex
  • Google Maps List your business on Google Maps
  • Additional SEO can be applied Contact 517 design for more information and prices

Contact 517 Design for more information

Best Value

Premium Business Website
20 Pages

1299$

A Complete Premium Customized Website for your business Including:

  • HTML 5 Properly coded and tagged website built with the Bootstrap and/or Boilerplate frame work for a solid "Responsive Design" foundation.
  • Content Management System (CMS) Allowing you to edit your site
  • Cross Browser Compatibility Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Mac's and PC's
  • Compatible on Mobile Device Operating Systems Apple iOS & Google Android
  • Responsive Design for Mobile Devices
  • Custom Colors and Design Using CSS 3
  • Navigation Horizontal or Vertical
  • Website Layout Header, Main Content, Sidebar & Footer
  • All Extras from the Deluxe Plan plus these Premium features:

  • Basic Custom Logo Design 3 variations and 1 change to any 1 variation
  • 10 Photographs Royalty free stock photos
  • 5 Custom Vector Icons Made specifically for your business website
  • 5 Custom Photo Edits Applied to 5 existing photos

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Improves your website rankings on Google

  • Meta Page Titles (between 40 & 70 characters)
  • Meta Descriptions Appealing and Concise (up to 156 characters)
  • Checking Your Supplied Textual Content is Over the recommended min of 300 words
  • Focused Page Keyword The best word to describe the page
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the meta page title
  • Using the Focused Page Keyword In the page URL
  • Meta Description Contains the Focused Page Keyword
  • Focused Page keyword Appears in the first paragraph of text
  • Linking Your Site to your existing Social Networking pages (Facebook, Twitter etc...)
  • All the Extra SEO from the Deluxe Plan plus these Premium SEO features:

  • Site Map Creation and submission to the search engines listed in the Deluxe Plan
  • Google Analytics Installation on your site
  • Open Graph Meta Data Added to your site
  • Social Media Sites - Basic setup and styling:

  • • Facebook Business Page
  • • Google +
  • • Twitter
  • • Instagram
  • • Linkedin
  • • Pinterest
  • • Youtube You must have an existing video (Video not included)
  • Additional SEO can be applied Contact 517 design for more information and prices

Contact 517 Design for more information

321-243-2152

greg@517design.com

517 Design Cary North Carolina

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