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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

Why is Organic Traffic Important?

By Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

Most conversations I encounter, either scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, I try to stay clear of falling into an argument or a rabbit hole, but this was a conversation I thought was worth discussing. The tweet that started all of this was, “So let's kill this debate once and for all. Organic traffic beats paid traffic for every single metric”. To some, this might not seem like a very bold claim, to others this, is heresy. So, let's have a quick recap on the main differences between the two. Organic search results are those which come from the algorithm used by the search engine while paid results are links being generated by advertising dollars being spent to show us that link. Over the last couple of years Google has made updates as “ad above organic links on desktop”, “addition of a third and fourth text ad above organic links on phones”, “doubling the size of Product listing ads on phones”, and more. Since these updates there has been an increase in 53 percent increase in paid clicks according to Google’s Q1 2017 earnings report. As paid clicks have gone up in numbers, organic search results have dropped in several metrics which has made people believe organic search is dying. However, others as this tweet shows believe organic search is the only way.


Safeguard your WordPress Website

By Matt Dittmann
, Web Developer

For a WordPress site owner, there are few things more gut wrenching than discovering that your website has been hacked. The feelings range from that of being disturbingly violated to outright panic. How will your business suffer, and how will your audience / customers view you now that you have let this happen? While there things you can do after the fact to rectify the situation, your best bet (and a lesson many have learned the hard way) is to take preemptive measures to prevent your site from being hacked or otherwise damaged beyond repair.


WordPress 4.8 Arrives June 8th

By Matt Dittmann
, Web Developer

The latest version of WordPress is scheduled for release this Thursday, June 8th, and all sites using the platform are encouraged to update as soon as possible.