Direct Axis

Direct Axis

Pittsburgh, PA

27 years in service

4 employees

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Direct Axis Creative is a small design firm with specialties in web development, direct mail and business print communications. Engage our services to create concepts, develop marketing campaigns, sell your products and raise funds.

About Direct Axis

We create websites, brochures and direct mail campaigns that get responses and attention. Attractive graphic design makes your message stand out, and our experience with response mechanisms elicit action from web browsers and direct mail recipients.

We craft unique communications that convince your prospects to choose your products or services. From writing, strategy, and design through programming and/or printed material, we craft campaigns that make sense to you and your customers.


2005 Kinvara Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2015

    Where do I start! We were given a referral to Dan and his team from Direct Axis after a review of our website showed poor visibility. Dan & his team have catapulted our business beyond our wildest imagination! Working with all of them has been such a pleasure and they are so helpful and up to date on the latest technology. We would highly recommend them.

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2015

    First class firm. Weather design, setup, implementation or follow up, Dan was immediately available to help out. i would highly recommend him and his firm.

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2015

    Dan and DirectAxis made our company, Application Verification, a very professional website. The DirectAxis design and development team is very talented in understanding a companies needs and delivering a great product at very affordable cost.

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2015

    Dan and Direct Axis are an outstanding vendor; I have used him and his team for at least a dozen clients of mine and there really have been no issues over many years. They have built quality websites, especially with Wordpress. I recommend him without hesitation

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2015

    Working with Dan was an excellent experience and he made the process extremely easy to understand. Dan is incredible with what him and his team can do and they get everything you want done in a timely and cost effective manner. Dan and his team went above and beyond what i even expected. Their work is beautiful and i look forward to being able to work with him and the team again one day! I personally thank you, Dan, and your team for the amazing work!

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2015

    Dan is great to work with. Dan and his team have handled our web site for years. They understand our business objectives and are very responsive. I recommend them highly!

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Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. This may be a bit unconventional, but here's how we would like to be approached by a prospective client...

How we prefer to be asked about what we do:
Written RFPs can only provide a basis of information. While they offer answers to the common questions of price range and service offerings, RFPs don't give you a solid impression of the day-to-day working relationship you most certainly will be involved in once you hire a firm. In addition to the written responses to an RFP, I would welcome a phone call interview. I believe that a live discussion is far more telling about how the relationship will work.

I would also propose that you select a small current project, provide your favorite competitive firms with the same details, and give us all a budget to create a concept or two. A live project will give you the best opportunity to evaluate our talent and service.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. To provide an accurate quote, the process is somewhat simple. Usually we talk to prospective clients like you on the phone, interview you for what you like, the amount of your content, when you need printed material, how many you need, etc. We brainstorm with you to come up with the best fit for your organization.

After a conversation, we'll send you a quote or two based on the styles we discuss. Our quotes show all of the areas of expense in a "menu" style. Design, writing, photos if needed, different printing processes, website development, programming, lettershop services, postage, etc are shown individually. For printing services we'll show the cost at various quantities such as 5,000, 10,000 or 25,000 pieces.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. First and foremost, you must have talent. After that, basic intelligence is needed. There are many occasions where our designers work directly with business owners and high level marketing professionals. You have to have the ability to speak well and understand many industries. You need the ability to thoughtfully embody clients’ products and communications needs into your design work.

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