This past January we celebrated 10 years in business as Kilpatrick Design. We are announcing that we have changed our name to Alloy Design + Development. The new brand reflects our expanded value to current and potential clients, and builds on our strong roots in design and technology.
Kilpatrick Design was founded as a web-focused design agency during a time when the web was just beginning to be included in many marketing programs. As our team and services expanded, our offering evolved to include a full spectrum of digital marketing and product design capabilities that brands need in order to compete in today's market.
How consumers and businesses are getting information has transformed wildly in the last 10 years, and digital opportunities are increasingly playing an important role in amplifying the voice of brands. At Alloy, we are experience designers - from the design of websites and collateral, to the interaction of apps and products, and the distribution of content across the web.
Alloy will continue to be headquartered in Winston-Salem. Since mid-2015, the company has expanded to include an office in Denver, CO, and an office in Raleigh, NC.
SO WHY ALLOY?
Through this process, we've put ourselves through the full branding treatment - diving head-first into our strengths, weaknesses, differentiators, personality traits, opportunities, and favorite beers. Out of that has emerged a concept of art + science + craft. The idea of melding together left and right brain - passion, scientific reason, beauty, and perfectionism - really hit home for us. An alloy is created by combining multiple metals, to make something better - stronger, ductile, more conductive, colorful. And every day we are combining wildly different disciplines and talents to create cohesive and productive experiences; a result that is much greater than the sum of its parts.
A History of Kilpatrick Design
Kilpatrick Design was founded in Winston-Salem North Carolina in January of 2006 by Megan Kilpatrick. Megan's focus on customer service was as valuable as her education and experience as a graphic designer. The commitment to service and quality paid off, and the Kilpatrick Design client base grew steadily through referrals.
Later that year, Matthew Moen started working with Megan on digitial projects, bringing technical expertise from building enterprise software for Fortune 100 companies. Matt was attracted to Kilpatrick Design by the agility and results oriented work of a small agency.
Late in 2006, Kilpatrick Design produced its first website using an open source content management system.
The developer-experience of the first website CMS we implemented for a client was terrible, so Matt spent the next 12 months researching platforms, setting up test sites and tinkering with them, building a custom platform, and ultimately landing on Drupal as our primary content management system.
Matt became a partner at Kilpatrick Design in 2008 when the business changed from a sole proprietorship to an S-Corp.
2010 First Hires
First full-time employee hire, Derek Adams, to help keep up with the increasing demand for web design and development services.
2012 Downtown Winston-Salem Office
The team continued to grow and in 2012 Kilpatrick Design transitioned from virtual offices to an elegant, historic 3000 sq ft space on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem.
2014 Heading to Denver
In December of 2014, Kilpatrick Design's partners decided the best path for growth would be to expand in larger markets - for the opportunities in business development as well as talent recruitment. They selected Denver because it's among the fastest growing cities in the US, and it has a thriving tech community. (Also, the weather is amazing.)
2015 Western HQ
In June of 2015, Kilpatrick Design opened a Denver office in the LoDo neighborhood.
The Winston-Salem office remained headquarters, and Kilpatrick Design continued hiring in both locations.
In August of 2016, the company revealed a new name and image - Alloy Design + Development. The Denver crew moved to a larger office space in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood, shortly after adding an office in downtown Raleigh.
Alloy Magnetic: The Art, Science and Craft of Digital Commerce
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