In 2016, our web development and design company was honored to receive the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead award for Cleveland’s Fastest Growing company in the upstart category. This was a proud moment for us considering all of the fantastic companies that were recognized.
We're especially proud to have worked with our neighbors like these great Cleveland brands:
Our results aren't just local, either. We've had the honor of doing web design for some of the largest brands in the country, including Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, T-Mobile, Comcast and many others.
In 2012, we changed our name from Designing Interactive to The Refinery. There were many reasons for this change, but chief among them was to show some hometown pride. The Industrial Revolution happened here, and J.D. Rockefeller chose to make Cleveland his home. Our name plays tribute to those industrial days that put Cleveland on the map.
One of the core elements of great design is incorporating how the users will interact with the website and what their experience will be when doing so. Just because a website looks pretty doesn’t necessarily mean the design will create an optimal user experience. We pride ourselves in understanding what users are looking for and then designing around that experience, developing both a visually appealing and easy-to-use asset for any size company.
In order for us to design a website that has both a positive impact on business objectives as well as customer expectations, we need to know who those customers are and what they’re looking for. Our extensive user experience research practices and path to purchase analysis gives us the insights and data we need to design websites and applications that connect with users.
We view web design as a culmination of relevancy, simplicity and usefulness. Every business we partner with has different visions, goals and expectations, so each web design project we complete is specifically custom to address those needs. There are many different variables that must be considered throughout the design process, and every decision can potentially be an important one. We understand how vital great design is to online success and we take that mindset into every project we agree to take on.
By now it should be evident how important web design is. Web development is just as important. The development of a website involves all the pieces behind the scenes, such as the CMS, structure and coding. These elements are the foundation of the website, and we treat them as such. Every website we build is custom and of the highest caliber so it functions just as it should. There are plenty of “web development” companies that use “out-of-the-box” solutions. That’s just not us.
With the massive increase in mobile users over the past decade, well-made mobile applications can be a huge advantage for companies looking to grow and expand. Our design agency has been designing and developing mobile apps since the start of the surge, and we pride ourselves on our ability to create applications that exceed the users’ needs. We believe that mobile apps should be treated with the same importance as traditional websites, and it’s this mentality that’s allowed us to successfully launch numerous apps for our clients.
We were founded in Fairview Park, OH in 2001 and moved to our current location in Rocky River in 2005.
20525 Center Ridge Rd. 4th Floor Rocky River, OH 44116
We serve customers all over the greater Cleveland / Akron area, as well as across the country. Outside of Downtown Cleveland and each of Cleveland's Neighborhoods, we also serve: