Our vision is to be the trusted partner and creative force behind every client’s online success story.

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, “Make it look good!” That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

J Drake Web Design is a full service website design studio in Richmond, VA. We build, design, manage and maintain mobile responsive websites for mid-sized businesses.

We also offer our clients additional services including creating content, managing social media profiles as well as managing paid online advertising opportunities. All of these services can help to set your company apart from the competition.

You can't use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have.

– Maya Angelou

Our Services

We provide clarity for your brand. We help to organize the multitude of information into a clear consistent message that is conveyed through your website and social media channels.

God is in the details.

– Mies Van Der Rohe


Our People

We design the look and feel of your brand, make the design work and give it a voice to shout out above the competition!

John Drake

Creative Director

John is responsible for integrating the visual components of your brand and managing your corporate identity. “Making sure your brand gets found online is what we do!” He enjoys creating logos and designing visual solutions to graphic and website problems that clients’ can’t even see or didn’t know existed. Since opening J Drake Web Design (né J Drake Graphic Design) has been awarded several American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA for their work on different projects and campaigns. They have also received two Summit Creative Awards for Public Service Campaigns as well as several Hermes Creative Awards. In 2018 and 2019 they also won Indigo Awards for logo designs. Currently John serves as the President on the Board of Directors for AIGA The Professional Association for Design in Richmond, VA. He is also involved in community organizations such as Caritas and The Healing Place, Virginia Supportive Housing and Virginia Voice. He and his wife Suzanne also volunteer at the Richmond Animal League.

Brad Murray

Director of Programming

Every site is built in the most recent version of WordPress on top of the Genesis or Divi platform. We have developed a system where we can deliver custom built, visually appealing websites at a very low cost allowing small businesses to focus their marketing dollars on “hard” marketing rather than their website presence.

Linda Barrett


Linda Barrett is a former Director of Marketing for local, national and international companies where she created results-driven marketing for each. Niching into becoming a professional copywriter, she has created hundreds of campaigns, won dozens of awards including a coveted Clio Award, published more than 3,000 feature articles in magazines and newspapers, and assisted countless businesses, professionals and nonprofits with their copywriting and marketing needs for websites, blogs, collateral, digital marketing and other communication tools.


Bruce Goldman


As a copywriter and creative director in New York, Miami and Richmond, Bruce Goldman has won 414 international, national, regional, local and industry awards for outstanding advertising creativity and effectiveness. He’s taught at the School of Visual Arts (New York) and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Mass Communications (Richmond), co-authored Lean Advertising (2003, Oaklea Press), and conducts free marketing workshops as a volunteer speaker for the Richmond chapter of SCORE.

Kenny Liang

Lead Generation Team

Ara Analytics is a New York-based full-service online marketing firm that specializes in branding and lead generation services using:

Brand & Creative
Search Engine Optimization
Paid Search Management
Influencer Marketing
Live Shopping

Their Tri-Wave Model™️️️ helps brands understand the power of integrating SEO, SEM, and Influencer Marketing. The model effectively supports websites to get more traffic from different channels and exponentially grows their visibility over time.

Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.

– Paul Rand


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(804) 218-1063