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Who We Are

A little about why we're so special!

The Design Core is a web design & development studio located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, TX. We specialize in creating engaging & effective websites while focusing on quality & customer service. We keep our clients happy & develop long term relationships by practicing open communication, partnership & collaborative expertise.

We are detail oriented, good listeners & are quick to respond to our client's needs. Planning, communication & hard work make up the foundation of everything we do.

We collaborate with other independent designers, programmers & professionals which allows us to use the perfect talent for each job. This results in the best, most cost-effective solutions for our clients without the excessive overhead costs & convoluted processes common among large agencies.

And in addition to servicing our own clientele, we also work with other design/development companies, studios & agencies, acting as an outsourced collaborative partner. Contact us to find out how we can work together to expand your company's offerings.

Our Difference

We are small & like it that way. It gives us the opportunity to know our clients better & serve you with a more personal touch. Plus, it minimizes project management time so we can spend more time actually working on your project.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple, deliver great looking & effective websites, & deliver them on time & within budget. We listen to our client's needs & exceed their expectations. We have also been known to under-promise & over-deliver!

Owner & Operator

Danny Handler

A University of North Texas School of Music graduate turned web designer/developer, Danny brings a distinct combination of creativity and logic to every client engagement. With over 15 years of experience in interactive media, Danny has built a company around the simple truth that having an engaging and effective website is critical to any company’’s success.

The Design Core has been and continues to be one of our most trusted resources. Their creativity, attention to detail, and dedication to their craft is unmatched.

Tim Doll (Design Centric)