Beautiful Handcrafted Pixels

Creating Smart, Effective & Useful Websites


From logo design and corporate collateral to web development and advanced application development, we provide our clients with excellent service at a competitive price. We offer web and print services, such as, custom web design with powerful content management tools that are easy to master, Search Engine Optimization, eCommerce, Analytics and sensible design along with innovative printing solutions.

Our fully integrated studio can bring you the results you are looking for.

Meet the Team

Frank Smith, Principal

Frank Smith - Principal - Syracuse Design GroupAfter a 20-year career in the hospitality industry as a hotel operations manager, career change 13 years ago allowed me to pursue my passion for design, computers and entrepreneurship. Management skills enable me to ensure client satisfaction and service are top priority. Extensive satisfied client list attest to company’s success.


Andy Buchanan, Web Designer & HTML/CSS Specialist

Andy is involved in the entire development process, from sketching to coding a responsive website. All of his designs are hand-coded from scratch using HTML5 & CSS3. He loves designing and coding responsive websites that will look, perform and feel great on every device. He is comfortable integrating his designs for SilverStripe and WordPress as well as into custom built Content Management Systems.

Prior to joining Syracuse Design Group 8 years ago, he was lead designer and developer for a small advertising firm in Poughkeepsie, NY for over 8 years. He worked directly with clients to create their graphic identity, generate print design campaigns, and to develop an online presence. This valuable experience in design enables Andy to expertly work with both designers and programmers to develop CSS layouts that are pixel-precise to the original design.

Andy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marist College with a concentration in Multimedia Communications. He has worked extensively with HTML5, CSS3, SASS/SCSS, LESS, JQuery, and Javascript and has been trained in the industry-standard programs of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator.

Todd Kimball, Developer

Since 1990, Todd has developed many high-quality Desktop and Web-based applications for a diverse group of organizations. He began his career developing desktop data collection applications at Philips Broadband Networks, Inc. and served as the lead developer for integration of this data into the engineering product management system. Before leaving Philips he developed a reporting system utilizing this data for product reliability studies. After leaving Philips Todd earned a BSc in Computer Science from Syracuse University and has since been active as an independent consultant and developer working primarily with Syracuse Design Group. Todd’s primary responsibilities include application design and development with a focus on extendability, end-user experience and application life cycle application management. He manages many aspects of Web Application development including hosting infrastructure, database design and content management systems development.

Benjamin Smith, Developer

Benjamin Smith - Web Developer - Syracuse Design GroupAfter finishing an MBA at the University at Buffalo, Ben moved to China for 9 months to help an online education startup with their web projects. After his time abroad, he joined the team here at Syracuse Design, and has been coding, analyzing, and writing ever since.

The Blog

What's going on in Central New York?

March 8, 2013

The definitive events calendar for all things Central New York! Read on »

Safe Passwords are Worth the Effort

November 9, 2012

You need to get serious about keeping your content, your emails, your data, your life away from hackers. After more than one scare – we are believers! Read on »

How We Track and Generate Conversions on our Website

May 30, 2012

Making conversions on your website is a fundamental concept that is often overlooked. All the tweeting, friending, blogging, and pinning can only get you so far - at some point you need to think about conversions. Read on »

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I have worked with Frank Smith and Syracuse Design for many years on various web and graphic design projects and have always been pleased with the results. Frank is an exceptional designer who is able to excel in both the graphic and technical aspects of the project. As an added bonus, he and his team are great to work with!

Sue Kuhns, Director of Marketing & Communications


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