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Meet Andrea

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 09:10 AM
We are so excited to introduce you to the newest member of our staff. Andrea has a background in marketing for small businesses and a degree in journalism, English, and German from Augustana University in Sioux Falls. Besides being an amazing content creator, Andrea is also super fun and thoughtful. We can't wait to introduce you in person, but for now, get to know her online through the questions below!

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Our Web Design Process in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 13:10 PM

Thinking about building a new website can be a daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Partnering with an expert can help make the process simple and pain free. Let us walk you through the website building process we use at 5j from start to finish. You will see how easy it can really be!

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Tags: Web Design, Website

3 Easy Tips For Tracking Marketing Results

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 12:09 PM


How do you know if your marketing strategies are working? Are you producing leads and bringing in customers? The truth is, it is hard to gather the right information to tell if your strategies have any impact. Your recent Facebook post may have over 1,000 likes and 300 shares, but how do you know if it pulled people to your website, Facebook page, or into your physical business location? 

Marketing and advertising can be expensive, so it is essential that we are putting our dollars in the right places. Brand awareness is great, but at some point we need to make sure our work is producing. Check out these three tips for tracking marketing efforts and results!

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Tags: Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Tracking

4 Simple Marketing Hacks For Your Small Business

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Small Business Hack #1

Graphic Design without the degree.

Making graphics for your business doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your small business looking fresh and professional on social media and beyond.

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Tags: Marketing

Meet Zach

Posted by 5j Design on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 13:08 PM
Zach and his family moved from Billings, Montana to Sioux Falls, SD summer of 2012. He brings with him over 15+ years of graphic design / marketing knowledge and experience. After pursuing graphics throughout high school Zach continued his study in Powell, Wyoming at Northwest College. Zach later moved back to Montana and spent the next 9 years working in graphics, social media, and web design. Zach not only brings experience in design but he is passionate about helping others in life and business.

Beyond the computer screen Zach enjoys relaxing with his wife Sarah, three kids and Jack (puggle dog) as well as competing in regional KCBS BBQ competitions. Zach also pastor's   Red Door Church  a local church in Sioux Falls. Read more about Zach below,
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Cause We All Gotta Eat...Avocado Boat Recipe!

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

It is National Avocado Day and we sure are excited about it! Who wouldn't LOVE a national food holiday?! In order to celebrate, we let ourselves get lost and a little obsessed with Pinteresting the wide variety of tasty recipes made with this beloved super food. Here is one of our favorites! 

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Tags: just for fun

Get to Know Jake

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Jake is not only our boss man, but the honored founder of 5j! He is the original brains behind our business, creating and building a marketing and design foundation for our team to build on each day. Take a look at these Q&As about Jake that prove bosses can be cool people, too. 

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Get to Know Carrie!

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 14:07 PM

If you find any sass or personality in our writing or content, good chance is it was Carrie who created it! She is our beloved marketing strategist, and office goofball. Get familiar with her spunkiness in these fun Q&As!

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Tags: Hi From 5j

Meet Drew Nolan-5j Design Project Manager

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 13:09 PM

The Formal Stuff

We would like to introduce you to Drew Nolan, the newest member of the 5j Design team.  Drew comes to us from Des Moines, Iowa and is joining us as a Project Manager.  Originally from Hawarden, IA, Drew went on to graduate from Morningside College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management with a second major in Religious Studies.  He has previous experience in marketing, branding, and campaign management through a variety of projects and positions.  We look forward to the creativity and attention to detail he brings to the team.
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