We Are 517 Design
We'll Design Something You Love

We are A digital agency that loves crafting beautiful websites with great functionality.

We Are 517 Design
We Make Brands Shine

We do innovation, creativity, effectiveness and all that with love.

We Are 517 Design
Over 30 Years of Designing

We have been in business since 1996. Greg has been designing professionally since 1984.

We Are 517 Design
Nice to Meet You

Let's meet up and see if there's chemistry!

We Are 517 Design
Making Your Brand Shine

We create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses
and make people’s lives better. Building brands and driving sales with powerful ideas.

We're Creative
Thinking Outside Of The Box

We love designing and problem solving. Bring us any challenge, big or small and we're all over it. For nerds like us this is Fun!

We're Cool Nerds
We love Learning New Stuff

Learning about the latest code or design trends is fun for us. We use online training including Treehouse, Lynda and the W3 School to grow as the web design industry grows.

We're Passionate
Available When You Need Us

We're as passionate about getting work done on time as we are about the design. We're available in a pinch. Contact us, let us know what you need and we'll do our best to get it done right away. At 517 Design there are never any rush fees.

We're Professional
Quality Is Important To Us

We adhere the the latest web standards and design our sites using best practices. We know we've done our jobs when your happy.

Our Skills
We're Experienced Nerds

517 Design specializes in custom built websites, UX / UI responsive mobile design, graphics and all forms of custom print media. Located in Apex North Carolina, 517 Design is a full service design studio servicing clients ranging from fortune 100 companies and government agencies to local small businesses.

Whether you're investing in business cards, a corporate brochure or a database driven custom website, this is your company's identity. The atmosphere it conveys holds the visitor's attention and creates desire. 517 Design creates visually pleasing, innovative web and print media that serve as a successful advertising tool for your product or business.

To insure your getting a website that is built with "Best Standards" using the latest code and design trends, 517 Design uses the following online training tools; Lynda.com, Treehouse.com and the W3schools.com.

We guarantee all our sites will look and function properly on Mobile Device tablets and smart phones, using OSX, Android and Windows as well as on laptops / desktops using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on both Macs and PCs. Unless the client instructs us otherwise all sites are built using "Responsive Design" for Mobile Devices.

Keeping up with current trends, web standards and with over 30 years professional design experience, 517 Design has the design solution to present your brand effectively to your web and print audience.

Greg has been designing and creating artwork of one kind or another since he was a young child, with his first professional gallery commission at the age of 16.

While attending Community College near his home town in Michigan, he designed his first professional logo for Gannon Electrical company in 1984. He went on to graduate in the top of his class from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1989. While attending AIFL, he won several awards and was admitted into the Design Honors Program.

He worked in the industry for another 10 years before opening his first company Bauhaus Design. Working from his condo in Cocoa Beach Florida he did work for corporations; Ford, BMW, Dodge, Budweiser, Corona, Disney, Sea World, Bush Gardens and government organizations; NASA, Kennedy Space Center, and the USAF.

During this time Greg took a part time position as a computer graphics and design instructor at Brevard Community College. As a teacher for 6 years, Greg was able to give back to tomorrow's designers what he had learned, while learning himself, through challenging and being challenged by eager minds.

In 2000 Greg founded 517 Design with emphasis on website design and development.

With a strong graphics and design background Greg brings his love of design and zest for learning to the table to create websites and print media that are not only visually pleasing, functional and easy to navigate on desktops as well as mobile devices using "Best standards" but convey the clients message effectively to help them make a statement on the web.

30 Years of Professional Designing


Font End Web & Mobile Device Design


HTML 5 and CSS 3


Java Script, jQurey and PHP


Expression Engine and Wordpress




Illustration, Designing, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator




It's All About Blending
Design & Technology

Websites shouldn't be stale, boring and aggravating, leaving the user feeling anxious and frustrated. They should give the user a pleasurable, yet confident view of your company through the use of User Interface Design, symmetry, color, images, video and typography. All the elements that make up good design. After all you may not get a second chance to make a first impression.

"Content is King". Very true, but who wants to eat a great meal in a dirty, cramped, unorganized restaurant? Presenting your content simply and effectively using good design is every bit as important as the content itself.

What good is a great looking storefront if no one knows where your store is? At 517 Design we will increase your web traffic through the many facets of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Networking and Marketing. We will create the data, Social Networking pages and graphics to get you noticed on the web.

A well balanced approach to web design blending technology with design using, PHP, HTML 5, CSS 3, SVG, and more along with the power of Adobe graphic software, allows us to build websites with all the beauty and creative freedom of a well design print ad. At 517 Design we blend our love of design with latest technologies to give you a website you can be proud of.

- Greg Robertson


Lines Of Code Written


Satisfied Clients


Completed Projects


Cups Of Coffee

A Perfect Design is Passion, Dedication, and a lots of Coffee


Creativity Is More Important Than Knowledge


Color Does Not Add A Pleasant Quality To Design - It Reinforces It.


Design Is A Funny Word. Some People Think Design Means How It Looks. But If You Dig Deeper, It's Really How It Works.


What We Do
Our Capabilities

A highly skilled professional service with a creative touch.

Graphic Design
Designing For 30 Years

With over 30 years of professional design experience, 517 design has what it takes to help you make a statement on the web.

Crazy Coding
Hand Developing

517 design can hand code, HTML 5, CSS 3, Java script, jQuery and PHP, allowing us to build a site catering to any need.

Web Optimization
Faster than Light

517 Design builds sites using ethical Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. Get noticed on Google with our 60 point SEO checklist.

Making a New You

Differentiate your company and/or the product so you can attain your objectives through creative development and good design.

Customer Support
And Affinity

We love helping clients meet their goals and are available before and after the site is completed to help any way we can.

Mobile Design
For Tablets And Phones

Using "Responsive" code and images your site will reformat itself to look great and be completely functional on mobile devices.

Awesome, easy to use, websites & Greg is super nice and answers questions quickly!

Take a Look at
Some of Our Work

Wide range of successful web and print projects.

Web Design
Magazines & Brochures
Tropical Illustrations
People Illustrations
Animals & Fish Illustrations
Space Illustrations
Transportation Illustrations
Misc Illustrations
  • 517 Design for Pro Sevice Contractors
  • 517 Design for 321 Investigations
  • 517 Design for 321 Investigations
  • 517 Design for Orlando Yard Service

Greg is very talented and experienced with website design.
I would recommend him
for your online business needs.

Dr. David Che

Greg Robertson of 517 Design is an outstanding web designer who I have employed in that capacity numerous times in the last several years with very good results. I can say without qualification that his work is technically and artistically far superior to the work of others I have so engaged.

Dr. Richard Ferris

Greg has done a lot for my business. I have people coming into my store
just because they think
my website is cool!

Matt Molnar

I have worked with Greg Robertson of 517 Design on several projects over the last two years. He is patient and flexible during concept development and skillful and tactful in guiding his clients away from bad ideas by responding to and incorporating the best parts of the bad ideas into new ideas that his clients love.

Attorney Catherine Jones

Greg has been a pleasure to work with, fast professional service at a fair price.

Rob Clerici

Working with Greg to build our web site, he surpassed our expectations.

Robert Bedrosian

World Brands Are Some Of
Our Satisfied Clients

517 Design - A Digital agency that loves designing great websites.



517 Design 318 Summit Lake Drive, North Carolina, 27523

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