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, a career change 16 years ago allowed me to pursue my passion for design, computers and entrepreneurship. All that time in the hospitality business wasn't wasted though... we have great customer service at Syracuse Design!

Now, with more than a dozen years of helping our clients with their marketing efforts and online presence, we've also made a mark in the world of custom application development for a wide range of websites. From a custom-built CRM with robust reporting capabilities ( to a high-end events calendar that serves-up detailed content across half-dozen different websites, to multi-language or multi-site management, all the while making sure every one of our clients is receiving our best service.


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.

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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After having migrated our office’s web pages via your CMS to the new site, I must admit I am extremely impressed with the application. For me, it’s a very well thought out application and it’s a great deal more robust and stream-lined than what I was used to in our former CMS. Tasks are much easier and take a good deal less time to complete so that’s a welcomed positive for me.

David Torres, Assistant Director, Office of Information Systems

Diocese of Metuchen

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