Dave Carlson


Creative Director & Founder of Distinct Design Company

Dave Carlson, our Founder and Creative Director of Distinct Design Company has been in the web design business since 1998. Back then, Dave was with a national footwear retailer and Dave with his team were responsible for developing and creating one of the first e-commerce sites in the footwear industry. At this point, Dave Carlson knew he had found his calling. While still with the retailer Dave began to do side work for companies creating logos and websites. Over the years as the web continued to evolve, Dave continued to refine his skills and the environments in which he used to develop logos and websites.

Even today Dave believes it is vital to stay ahead of the curve and continue to learn and educate ourselves in the newest techniques, technologies and trends. Dave is a member of the International Webmasters’ Association. Today, Distinct Design Company focuses much of their web design in WordPress. While WordPress started as a blogging platform it has progressed into one of the most popular web design environments used today. It enables Distinct Design Company to create unique designs with a solid user experience and yet it is easy enough to train customers to update their own websites should they desire.

Dave founded Distinct Design Company in 2011 and 9 years later we have seen a lot of changes in the business landscape, experienced a lot of changes and now navigated the waters of a pandemic that has devastated small businesses across the U.S. He didn’t want to just open another web design company. Dave wanted a web design agency that would become a true business partner with clients. One that could foster that relationship so clients lean on us when they want to pivot, scale or have a fresh idea. To take an idea and create a design around that idea, launch it and assist the business owner in maintaining their site.

Distinct Design Company takes on clients in a variety of roles. Whether you want us to develop a website for a startup, convert your website over from another CMS, need a fresh design or anything in between, we are here for you. Our clients come first and that is evident in the services we offer and the level of expectation that Dave Carlson sets for Distinct Design Company team members. Distinct Design Company offers its clients a level of service that no other firm in Atlanta can match.