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About Us

Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Doug is the owner and founder of Rapid Web Design. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree and MBA from the University of South Carolina and worked in the corporate world for a defense contractor as a research and development Engineer. While working as a ‘Rocket Scientist’ designing and testing bullets for tanks, he became fascinated with computers and the Internet. Realizing the tremendous potential of the Internet, he left corporate and struck out on his own as an entrepreneur and hasn’t looked back. When working with clients, he takes time to understand their business and explore how they can use their website to build and grow their business. (To learn more about the Web Design Process, click here.) Once he starts to develop a website, he follows W3C standards for valid HTML, CSS and JavaScript code. For fun and recreation, he enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, golf and fishing. He also enjoys photography and is an avid reader.

Susan Tower

Susan Tower

Susan Tower lives and breathes graphic design. She is the designer, art director and owner at Company Peas Design who partners with Rapid Web Design for graphic support. Susan has 13 years of brand agency experience servicing and branding clients like GM, Chevy, Blockbuster Video, Owens Corning, ADT Security Systems, Great Wolf Lodge Resorts, U.S. Navy and many more. She is able to bring the expertise behind bigger brands to her small and mid sized clients for better marketing results. She is an award-winning designer and attributes a few well known brand identities to her credit. She also holds a brokerage account for a wholesale printing company and offers discount pricing on printing to her clients. See Easy Breezy Printing here.

Susan has one very independent daughter who is an avid sailor. She also has two cats that keep the design studio friendly and purring. With a huge thirst for understanding the mind/body connection, Susan’s passion is in research that takes her from holistic health, spirituality to quantum physics. She volunteers often through the Unity Church of Sarasota and when there is any time left over she loves hiking with camera in tow.