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About Falcon Design

The diamond formed by intense design and focus

The story and timeline of how top UX/UI designer Nick Cates founded Falcon Design.

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2008
Website Template Design

Nick designed websites for the highly-demanding sports performance industry when he took a chance making website design software. The shift to software that allowed people to create beautiful websites (without knowing coding) became an instant hit! For over a decade, Nick Cates Design would be known as the market leader for high-quality website templates.  

2008
2014
Client Website Design

The successful ($2M software sales) Nick Cates Design customer base spanned internationally, serving a wide range of industries. New opportunities poured in from business owners around the world wanting custom websites made specifically by Nick Cates. While each client website provided a fresh and exciting challenge that turned out amazing, the work was exhaustive. Nick would only build custom websites for a small group of clients.

2014
2018
UI/UX Web App Design

With 10 years of established UI/UX experience Nick started designing for large-scale app projects. These complex, multi-month long contracts ranged from e-commerce, web apps, to adventure booking. This client work involved investment based partnerships instead of building large-payment one-off websites. These business partnerships were a sustainable win-win for providing ongoing web design services, and later would serve as the foundation of Falcon Design.

2018
2020
Falcon Design

Nick Cates Design was managing website software sales, custom client websites, and large scale app projects – an intense workload, all while the world was quickly changing. In 2020, Falcon Design was created as the premier solution for business websites, while the long-time software company was sold, giving complete focus to Falcon Design. Today, Falcon manages websites for industry leaders across the nation, with strong client relationships that only continue to grow!

2020
Nick Cates
Founder & Lead Designer
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