Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, “Make it look good!” That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

We are JDGD

JDGD is a full-service website design studio in Richmond, VA. We build, design, manage and maintain mobile responsive websites for mid-sized businesses. We also offer our clients additional services that include content creation and managing social media profiles

as well as managing paid online advertising opportunities like Citation Listings and Google Ad Words. All of these services are designed to improve your online presence and to set your company apart from the competition.

We are JDGD

JDGD is a full service website design studio in Richmond, VA. We build, design, manage and maintain mobile responsive websites for mid-sized businesses. We also offer our clients additional services including creating content, managing social media profiles as well as managing paid online advertising opportunities. All of these services can help to set your company apart from the competition.


You can't use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have.

– Maya Angelou

Our Services

We provide clarity for your brand. We help to organize the multitude of information into a clear consistent message that is conveyed through your website and social media channels.

God is in the details.

 – Mies Van Der Rohe


Our People

We design the look and feel of your brand, make the design work and give it a voice to shout out above the competition!

John Drake

Creative Director

John is responsible for integrating the visual components of your brand and managing your corporate identity. “Making sure your brand gets found online is what we do!” He enjoys creating logos and designing visual solutions to graphic and website problems that clients’ can’t even see or didn’t know existed. Since opening JDGD has been awarded several American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA for their work on different projects and campaigns. They have also received two Summit Creative Awards for Public Service Campaigns as well as several Hermes Creative Awards. In 2018 and 2019 they also won Indigo Awards for logo designs. Currently John serves as the President on the Board of Directors for AIGA The Professional Association for Design in Richmond, VA. He is also involved in community organizations such as Caritas and The Healing Place, Virginia Supportive Housing and Virginia Voice.

Ryan Meo

Director of Programming

Every site is built in the most recent version of WordPress on top of the Genesis or Divi platform. We have developed a system where we can deliver custom built, visually appealing websites at a very low cost allowing small businesses to focus their marketing dollars on “hard” marketing rather than their website presence.

Rebekah Simmonds

Social Media Manager

Rebekah has over five years of experience managing social media accounts for various companies and organizations, and has a passion for creating content to be shared across multiple platforms. She loves interpreting companies’ mission and vision into content that performs highly on social media and helps to develop the digital community around a company. Rebekah graduated from Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois with her degree in Digital Media: Graphic Design. She is also passionate about giving back to her community, and she serves as the Director of Programming for the Richmond chapter of AIGA The Professional Association for Design.


Bruce Goldman


As a copywriter and creative director in New York, Miami and Richmond, Bruce Goldman has won 414 international, national, regional, local and industry awards for outstanding advertising creativity and effectiveness. He’s taught at the School of Visual Arts (New York) and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Mass Communications (Richmond), co-authored Lean Advertising (2003, Oaklea Press), and conducts free marketing workshops as a volunteer speaker for the Richmond chapter of SCORE.

Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.

– Paul Rand


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