The Company

Datapike Design is a woman-owned small business that provides various digital services such as graphic design, web design, web development, website maintenance, and web hosting. We also sell handmade crafts online and at various events around Maryland.

The Designer

I’m Jenn Dahlke and I’ve been working in the design field for over a decade. I have always had a passion for art, with digital and web design fascinating me for most of my life.

I fell in love with web design when I first learned HTML. The idea that I could type some words and symbols into a computer and have them show colors and pictures and even movement… it felt like magic. Things have changed quite a bit in the past 20 years, but it still feels like magic.

The Goal

It is hard to find someone you can trust – someone dependable, loyal, and also knowledgeable – to help you grow your online presence. Far too often, we hear stories of agencies holding a client’s information or domain hostage. We also hear stories where a designer or hosting provider completely disappears and stops answering emails or phone calls. Those agencies treat clients like nothing more than a number.

But you’re not just a number, and your business is important to us. We are here to help you because when you succeed, that’s good for us too and we pride ourselves on positive customer relationships. The goal of Datapike Design is to provide you with solutions that fit your needs and to be a reliable source of support for those solutions.

The Reasons

I retained Jenn’s website design services in February of 2018 to help me build a new journalism and digital content portfolio. Jenn is professional and has a very positive attitude. Her level of knowledge about website redesign and graphical layouts is impressive. She met aggressive deadlines ahead of schedule, while paying close attention to detail. I found her pricing to be very competitive among the other bids I received. Suffice it to say, I was very pleased with her final product and would happily do business with her again in the future. I highly recommend her services to anyone considering launching a new website or improving an existing site.

Steve S., Web Client

Jenn Dahlke served as our web developer and graphic designer for our newly released website. We are very excited about the new site for its design, styling, functionality and user experience qualities, and had a very good customer service experience with Ms. Dahlke.

She helped identify weaknesses and requirements based on her assessment and our feedback with our existing site, which really helped us clarify the direction we needed to go in with our website to attract talent and build our business.

She offered a balance between leading and guiding the development of the site offering up her own elements for our site, while also incorporating our suggestions and taking our direction on aspects that were important to us. She was very flexible and amenable to our specifications, but also kept us focused on how best to deliver results and providing the foundation to do so effectively.

She communicates effectively, recognizes needs, and was extremely responsive and timely, guiding us through it to reach our deadline and goals.

I hired Jenn to help me with graphic design for a family history project (250+ pages of text and photos), which had been stalled for more than a year because I had no experience using InDesign. Thanks to Jenn, the project is now complete and I am very satisfied with the finished product. Jenn was responsive, always on time for our meetings, reasonable in her pricing and patient, as she worked with me through lots of revisions, edits and tweaking. The finished product has lots of visual interest and a professional polish. Jenn also created a blog for me using WordPress so that we can share the project with far-away family. I would definitely use Jenn for future projects (large and small) and recommend her to others.

Glenda A., Design Client

Good working w/ Jenn. She helped me purchase a mini Mac and spent time patiently teaching me how to use it. She also was able to load windows on my Mac because I needed it to do billing for a client’s insurance company which did not have a compatible program for Mac. Jenn was also willing to work within my budget. Jenn is also flexible and even cat sat for me when I was in a jam.

Eileen T., Tech Support Client

Jenn has demonstrated great skill in both graphic design and as a reviewer of written materials (primarily as editor; grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc). High work ethic and enthusiasm.

Juan V., Design Client