Dox Design


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Dox Design is an American branding design for small businesses company. The company was founded in 2018 by Kaila Piepkow and is based in Grand Rapids.

At Dox Design, our purpose is to communicate the heart of your brand through drool-worthy design, and present it in a way that resonates with your audience

Website

dox.design

Revenue

$20,000/month

# Founders

1

# Employees

2

Location

Grand Rapids

Instagram

@dox.design (4.99K followers)

Facebook

Dox Design (639 followers)

Website Rank

330,613

Business Started

January 2018

YouTube

[Dox Design (2 subscribers)](https://youtube.com/channel/UChKqpqK1AE884-BARSWWtQ?viewas

Business Type

services

Country

United States of America

Business Idea

digital agency

Company History

Kaila Piepkow details the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Dox Design?

Dox Design was kind of a happy accident. I had the fortunate experience of working in the agency world after I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, getting into one of the top design agencies in the Midwest and working with some pretty cool national brands.

I was on the fast track to working in a big city like New York which I thought was always my dream… but I quickly realized that working environment wasn't for me. I hated leaving my dogs every day and working a lot of long nights to meet deadlines for projects that didn’t totally inspire me. So here I was, still a fresh post-grad and thinking my career path isn’t what I thought it was going to be.

> Identify where your sales are coming from and put your focus there. In today’s world, it’s really easy to fall into the comparison game and feel like everyone else has it figured out—when in reality, that is far from the truth. Stick to what works for you and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing!

To combat my lack of inspiration, I started freelancing here and there on the side doing “passion projects”. Naturally, being a dog mom and engrained in Grand Rapids’ dog community, most of my first clients were dog-walkers and pet-sitters. I quickly saw there was a gap of beautiful branding in the pet industry—every company used the color palette, the same iconography, and the same, premade logos! Woof (literally).

This sparked a passion in me to educate pet businesses on what we have coined “drool-worthy design.” I didn’t just want to be another design agency— I wanted to be something special that really spoke to a group of people I understood. So, I saw a gap in the market and filled it.

Lucky for me, everyone in the pet industry knows each other, so I was quickly introduced to several Facebook groups and amazing “petprenuers,” which was my ah-ha moment that I could actually make a business out of this.

After about 6 months of freelancing under my own name, I filed for an LLC Dox Design (named after my doxies, of course) and before I knew it, the business took off! I was being invited to speak on branding to pet businesses and groups—a subject that wasn’t being tackled and really needed to be.

dox-design Kaila Piepkow Leading Grand Rapids Creative Mornings

Source [1]

Technology

Dox Design is built on WooCommerce.

They use MailChimp for their email. Google Suite, Dropbox, and Slack for their productivity. Google My Business for their reviews.

They use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn for their social media.

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