From our earliest days in life, we break new ground and set ourselves free. We take our first steps. We gain independence. Now as an individual, company, or small business, you have a more refined vision of how to achieve the recognition, results, and exposure you deserve. As the mastermind in your life, you have a map, and you need the key to unlock the doors. DBK understands this. Our dream is to help you achieve your dreams.
DBK is the portfolio of Kyram Singleton, provider of fully custom and genuinely affordable websites, graphic design for any kind of promotional material, and also photography.
In 2010 in the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL,
DBK was created by an artist/designer and a Ph.D in Physics/programmer.
In the Champaign-Urbana area, small businesses were plentiful and abound by the numbers that had no websites. We recognized a strong and evident need for small businesses to be able to have genuinely custom, no-template, artistic, professional websites.
We visited many small businesses in person to offer them our services and saw a unanimous hesitation with getting a website made due to the typical sky-high prices that small businesses simply couldn't afford.
Other web design firms in the area didn't offer the scope of services DBK does, not to mention they didn't make websites from scratch. We began to see there was a need for genuinely custom, yet artistic and fresh websites made from scratch, individual to each client without using templates, also at low prices.
In May 2010, DBK set forth in action. Fliers went viral all over the 75K population of Champaign-Urbana, as well as business cards. We emphazised the custom and artistic nature of our work, the convenience of web design, photography, and graphic design all in one bundle, and also emphasized the low prices for this made-from-scratch work. With their strengths combined, the DBK duo started helping small businesses and individuals selling products or services, gain recognition, web prescence and increase visibility of their services and products.
With the wish to take your business to the stratosphere, the swoosh beneath the DBK letters signifies an energetic, upward trend towards a brilliant star. The star itself represents the North Star, an international icon of guidance and light. The DBK logo itself stands for "Designs By Kyram".
The individual chief designer and co-founder of DBK is 24-year-old Kyram, whose initial K is the final letter in "DBK". Kyram loves web design, graphic design, and photography. Kyram single-handedly photographs hundreds of products in controlled settings, performs precise and realistic photo retouching, creates commercial art, is extremely detail-oriented and is an actual artist. In her spare time, the friendly web designer composes concert piano music and draws. Bringing an artistic touch to websites is Kyram's passion. Kyram's vision of the internet is a "free limitless realm of creation, where the designer places the viewer in a setting that immerses their senses with the desired emotions."
The president of DBK is Dr. Martin Singleton, a sharp programmer, very hard-working individual who is always keeping himself updated with the most modern and cunning technologies that make up today's web-world. Holding a PhD from the University of Illinois in Physics, Dr. Singleton has churned out programs thousands of lines long, by hand, and has worked in numerous software startups. He has received letters of praise and recognition for his work in the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, not only due to his excellent work, but his friendliness and professionalism. Dr. Singleton knows how to enable websites with a consciousness so they interact with users seamlessly. In his spare time, Dr. Singleton enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, and hiking on mount Tam.
DBK offers three great and useful services all at once, saving you the hassle of coordinating a web designer with a photographer and a separate graphic designer. We have utter and complete passion for web design, photography and graphic design. We are efficient, knowledgeable and have real-world experience. We are friendly, reachable, responsive, imaginative, and interested in the success of our clients. Let us be the key to unlock the doors to your success.
When you choose DBK as your team, you can become as integrated into our team as you wish, implementing your vision and specific goals into your projects. We are a friendly small firm ready to give you personal and fully tailored attention with expert craftsmanship and an artistic touch. Larger website design companies simply don't give as much individual attention to clients. We don't use templates or shortcuts. Every website is crafted from scratch with the most up-to-date, advanced HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP, and Java code, securing a professional website you will be proud to show.
We do not have an office and operate as a virtual firm, although the lead designer and lead back-end developer are San Francisco based.
With DBK, you get to meet the actual people who make your website, instead of a front or a sales team. Save our number, call us: 415.405.6764