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Dorey Design Group is a web development agency located in Portland, Oregon.

DDG builds custom websites using Drupal, WordPress and other open-source content management systems. As experts in web development, UX/UI design and digital marketing, we make the challenge of building your online solutions simple and effective.

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We create visually impactful, functional, and thoughtful websites that bolster your brand and engage your users. As your trusted responsive web design (RWD) and user experience (UX) gurus, we'll build your website to look and feel extraordinary on all devices and browsers.


Whether it’s Drupal, WordPress, or custom web application development, we are your open-source content management experts with 16 years of experience creating effective and brilliant websites for a wide range of businesses. As proud providers of industry-leading web development, SEO, and eCommerce strategy, our team knows how to develop your website to perform properly, quickly, and securely.


Our work is our passion. We give any needed support before, during, and after launch because your success matters to us. Contact Dorey Design Group and we will help you choose and implement the right technology solution to meet your business needs and goals.

Our Work

The good, the great, and the spectacular

  • Aveda

    DDG assisted Aveda Institute with a beautiful responsive design website that allowed for the excellent work done by their wonderful staff to be showcased in a unique manner. Media on the...

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  • Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition

    We were thrilled to end the year by completing a new Drupal site for the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, a comprehensive regional conservation organization for the Oregon Coast. The...

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  • Evergreen Consulting Group

    Evergreen Consulting Group hired DDG to build them a new, modern site that would help bolster their online presence, and their image to prospective new clients. DDG built the new site using...

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  • Renaissance Homes

    Renaissance Homes hired DDG to build a responsive, mobile-friendly Drupal site which aligned with their new vision for the brand. We improved user experience by focusing on usability,...

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  • Rhodes Architecture + Light

    Seattle Architect Tim Rhodes and his team at Rhodes Architecture + Light asked Dorey Design to create a light and clean website that would better present their award-winning homes and help...

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  • CAI

    Dorey Design partnered with Michael Patrick Partners to build this dynamic Drupal website. The design included full page videos and an elaborate and complex contact form. The site is fully...

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  • Affiliated Media

    Affiliated Media hired Dorey Design to build a new responsive site for their media and advertising agency. They wanted a site with lots of images that formatted nicely no matter what screen...

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  • SBI Construction

    Our client, SBI Construction, wanted an update to their website to showcase full-screen images of their amazing homebuilding work and to implement a responsive design.  We used...

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  • Whammerdyne

    Whammerdyne Heavy Industries is a manufacturer of high-end audio amplifiers in Portland, Oregon. On the cusp of releasing their new amp, the Whammerdyne Truth, they were in need of a...

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  • Washington Tribes

    Total Creative, Inc. (TCi) and Cocker Fennessy hired us to develop a new Drupal website for Washington Tribes, a public education program which raises awareness about how...

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The Crew!

Get to know the people behind the scenes

  • Paul Fasel, web site designer from Portland, OR

    Paul Fasel


    Paul is the founder and principal of Dorey Design Group. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, he has over 20 years of experience in setting up and running businesses - hence Dorey Design Group’s mission to make technology work smarter to enhance business processes.

  • Jason Diersman web developer, Portland Oregon

    Jason Diersman

    Senior Developer

    Jason Diersman is a very talented programmer and designer. He is able to straddle the line between developer and designer by having an eye for aesthetics without compromising functionality and usability.

  • Matt Dittmann web developer

    Matt Dittmann

    Web Developer

    Matt is a talented Web designer and developer who has worked in various disciplines and media for the past 15 years. He has a B.A. from San Francisco State University where he not only studied Interactive Technology, but Digital Video as well.

  • April Chapman, Senior Project Manager, Portland OR

    April Chapman

    Senior Project Manager

    With over fifteen years of management experience, April’s drive and dedication has led to the success of hundreds of projects in a variety of fields including computer animation, event production, and engineering. April’s ability to establish authentic relationships with such a diverse group of clients and developers speaks to her expertise not only as a project manager, but as an individual who values the time and insight of others.

  • Mike Karpouzes, web development in Portland, OR

    Mike Karpouzes

    Web Developer

    Mike is part of the Dorey Design development infrastructure in such a way that is both artistic and technical.  With a focus on front end skills and expertise in Drupal customization, Mike joins the developer ranks.

  • Tula

    Office Dog

    Tula likes little doggie treats, long walks and digging through the garbage. She is an expert in designing strategies to scare other dogs away from our street.

  • Thomas Raybell

    Marketing Director

    Thomas Raybell is the new Marketing Director at Dorey Design Group. Thomas spent the summer of 2016 in Beijing fulfilling his time with beef noodle soup and a fashion marketing gig in the heart of the city. He graduated from Arizona State University just before with a bachelor’s degree in Global Leadership. Thomas is a multidisciplinary creative, living the dream of the 90's in Portland, Ore.


The latest and greatest from the web

Theme Vs. Custom Theme

By Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

WordPress can be a powerful tool for building a website, especially when your marketing team are managing your site’s content, as it’s very scalable, and the CMS is great for most websites. However, the question always comes up if you should build a theme from scratch or utilize a pre-built WordPress theme.


The Power of Story

By Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

Humans are narrative creators, we love good stories, and many times we even love mediocre stories. We watch movies, read newspapers, and spend hours lost in various book series- storytelling is central to the human existence. It’s found in every culture that involves a symbiotic exchange between teller and listener. Every one of us have a unique story and in the same way each organization has a story.


E-Commerce: 4 Things You Need to Know

By Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

There are many of benefits when it comes to an Ecommerce store, and in 2015 online sales hit $278.9 billion, showing us that other people are understanding the benefits, and are joining the game. Malls and shopping centers are closing down all around us. These days it seems like everyone is shopping online. Companies that can adopt don’t mind as online stores come with some great benefits. With an ecommerce store, your business is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You don’t pay rent or salaries of sales associates. You don’t have any geographical limitations that could restrict your customer base, which means you have the ability sell to any country, anytime.  These are only a few of the benefits that come from an ecommerce store, but starting one is a difficult task. Here, are four things to consider before launching an Ecommerce Store.


What It Takes to Build a Custom Website

By Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

As you scroll through webpages, you might not think of what happens behind the scenes. Technologies such as HTML, CSS, Drupal, Wordpress, and JavaScript may shape and define the way we interact with information, but what may surprise us is what it takes to get there. Great websites aren’t determined by code or cool visuals, but from a well thought out strategy that has been focused on reaching the organizations goals. Great websites aren’t those that win awards, but those are a catalyst for conversions. So, what does it take to do that?  Here, is a 7-step plan for the lifecycle of a website: