After getting laid off in 2008 and completing grad school in 2010, we noticed small business that while they were not hiring, needed design and marketing services if they were to survive a choppy economy. This led to the official formation of Hughbanks Design in 2012. Back then it was a freelance business doing a little bit of everything for everyone. With the acquisition of our first home services / trades client in 2013 we started the foundation of what is now our digital strategy to helping trade and home service clients grow online. During 2016, after 4 years of being a little bit of everything to everyone, Hughbanks Design narrowed down to designing websites, and providing digital marketing and SEO services. From 2016-2019, we worked with several different industries, from home services and trade contractors to dentists and more. Though out that time we felt the most comfortable working with Trade companies and small e-commerce brands. Today, that is the bulk of who we work with.