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About

Say hello to CiV Digital growth:
Better visibility for your brand.
And a better platform for your story.

Kansas City Business Partnerships, Branding, Web Design, Digital Strategy

CiV Digital is a full-service web design, branding, and digital marketing agency based in Kansas City and Washington D.C. We help SMBs, non-profits, and entrepreneurs reach their fullest potential and measure their impact. How? By finding untapped potential within each brand to develop more engaging stories, and deeper connections with those they serve.

Balloons, We celebrate workig alongside amazing people like you

We love to build amazing things with people like you!

At CiV Digital, we're focused on getting to know you - we start by asking questions, learning about your brand, mission, and your people. What has worked in the past and what hasn't. On average, 40% of a project is spent upfront listening to you and exploring together what your organization hopes to accomplish. Then we roll up our collective sleeves and create new branding, web redesign or new digital marketing campaign.

Backpack: We are with you every step of the way

We're on the journey with you.

Consider us your loyal advocate. Whether we provide coaching, web design, video, branding, or our signature Take a Selfie service, we're with you every step of the way. We craft solutions and identify opportunities for alignment, growth, and optimization. We also equip you for measurable growth and meaningful partnerships.  +Add your goal.

"CIV provided us with a creative solution which helped unify branding for our U.S. businesses. The CIV team was responsive to our changing requirements, establishing a strong digital profile..."

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"CIV provided us with a creative solution which helped unify branding for our U.S. businesses. The CIV team was responsive to our changing requirements, establishing a strong digital profile for us...as one of the world's largest construction & civil engineering firms."

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Understand

We will kickoff by spending time getting to know each other. Asking questions about where you are and where you want to go. Listening carefully to your answers

Create

Our expert team of web / UX designers, video/animators, developers will help bring your vision to life in a compelling way.

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Optimize

Our Google certified experts will conduct a deep-dive analysis on your current visibility across search & social media.

Understand

We kick things off spending time getting to know each other. Asking questions about where you are and where you want to go. Listening carefully to your answers.

Create

Our expert team of web / UX designers, video/animators, developers, brand designers will help bring your vision to life in a compelling way.

Meet The Team

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Brand-hearted.

Bridge-builder. 

Bit of a smoothie-king.

D.J. Smith

Founder & President

A digital strategist with 15 years experience, D.J. Smith helps organizations solve business problems through digital storytelling and brand discovery. Developing an approach that serves large and small organizations alike, his clients have included the Fortune 50 companies, White House, Kennedy Center, Cabinet-level agencies, and leading NGOs.


A relational cultivator at heart, D.J. works at the intersection of people, ideas & resources for the common good. With a focus on building brands digitally, he has helped numerous organizations, products and entrepreneurs ‘clear the launch pad’ with clarity, greater market share and a reinvigorated sense of purpose.

D.J. launched CiV Digital after stints in PR, venture-funded startups and pioneering digital initiatives in the United States Congress.

 

An intrepid food explorer, you'll often find D.J. experimenting in the kitchen. He will gladly share his latest smoothie recipe. You only have to ask.

Will Marlow, Director of Digital Insights, Google Certified Agency

Data Wrestler.

Actual (College) Wrestler.

Podcaster.

Will Marlow

Director of Digital Insights

Will Marlow is the Director of Digital Insights for CiV Digital. In this role, Marlow serves as an adviser to clients on leveraging inbound marketing, social media platforms to achieve business goals and build brand. He helps clients get targeted visibility for their businesses, websites, products and ideas. Will is Google-certified in Analytics and AdWords. He also has certifications for Bing and Yahoo!

Before joining CiV Digital, Will was the Director of Communications for a venture capital-backed software company in Northern Virginia. He also co-founded AlumniFidelity, which helps universities and private secondary schools use social media-based tools to identify new donors.

Amy Davis, Senior Developer

Solution-minded.

Problem-solver.

Hiker / Trekker.

Amy Davis

Senior Developer

Amy Davis has 14 years experience in front-end and CMS theme development across multiple industry-standard platforms including WordPress, among others.

She specializes in building beautiful, functional, speedy, and easily editable websites for CiV Digital clients.

Ryan Scott, Lead Animator & Film Maker

Filmmaker.

On-brand = On-mission.

Secret Voice Artist.

Ryan Scott

Lead Animator & Filmmaker

Ryan Scott is an animator and filmmaker with more than 15 years experience creating branded content for the big and small screen.

He routinely helps CiV Digital clients create deeper connections through compelling video and animation presentations -- helping them explain their offerings and mission.

Jennifer Hansen, Partnerships & PR

​Capital Connector.

Collaborator.

PR Gal.

Jeni Hansen

Partnerships & PR

Jeni is a strategic visionary specializing in stakeholder engagement and other strategies for business growth, impact, and sustainability.
 
Drawing from her experience as an educator, consultant, writer, editor, critic, event strategist, and board chairwoman, Jeni has successfully advised entrepreneurs, CEOs, small businesses, corporations, and non-profit organizations. ​

Matt Oleksowitz, Senior Technical Lead

Drone pilot.

Mountain climber.

Automation evangelist.

Matt Oleksowitz

Senior Technical Lead

Matt specializes in the latest cloud technologies and observability blending a multitude of backgrounds including Software Development, Systems Administration, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering,

 

He uses his broad knowledge of infrastructure, full stack development, and serverless computing to keep sites and services properly maintained, reliable, and resilient.

Colin Gill, Creative & UX Lead

Music lover.

Beachgoer.

Pixel arranger.

Colin Gill

Creative & UX Lead

Colin Gill is an art director in every sense of the word guiding our clients through the design and creative process to create effective, elegant business solutions and support digital storytelling.

 

A skilled UX designer and artist, he brings together branding, visuals and information into a cohesive experience.  ​

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Here are a few highlights of what we've been doing since Beyonce's"'Irreplaceable was top of the charts and Twitter was brand new (like us)!

What we've been up to since 2006

CONTINENTS SERVED

5

CUPS OF COFFEE 

 23,040 

MILES TRACKED FOR CHARITY

36,212

STARTUPS HELPED

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