About Us

design42 New Media Web Design is a full service internet business service provider. We are independent contractors, working together or individually to make your internet project a success.

The business began in 1999 on the Technology Coast, working in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. In 2005, the partners returned to Western North Carolina, to be near family. Thomas lives in Brevard. Cliff, Carla and Jessica are in Hendersonville. We continue to support clients in the South Florida area and work with clients and other developers world-wide. Our main office is now located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. We are a Dun & Bradstreet Listed company.

Working together with businesses, other employees and subcontractors design42 developed a systematic approach to web production that enables us to develop unique web strategies that will work for your business. We can work together with you and your team to assist you in building your successful web presence. We will help you to define your project’s objectives and goals and we have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure success.

The Team

design42 consultants and designers are available as employees or subcontractors, by the hour or by the project.

About Jessica HoudeJessica Houde specializes in WordPress. She has worked off and on with design42 since 2001. Jessica sells on eBay, Etsy and on her own website, www.GreetingsfromthePast.com. She can help make your web project come together quickly and easily.

About Autumn PrinceAutumn Prince can grow your business using social media. She was trained in marketing, and has experience successfully managing online businesses. Now she brings her skills to our team to help you navigate the ups and downs of social media. Her understanding of people and knowledge of the ever-changing social media platforms will help achieve your company’s goals.

About Cliff KirbyCliff Kirby works with the design42 team as a photographer. He is our IT specialist. Cliff provides technical support, keeping our network, hardware and software running smoothly. Cliff has a long history with computers. He supports legacy systems, keeping even old equipment running. If your old system is still suitable and you don’t want to invest in a whole new system, he can usually keep you operating. In 2017 Cliff actually discovered and solved a Y2K problem. The program patch from 1999 lasted until then.

About Carla KirbyCarla Sikorski Kirby comes to the team with a background in design, advertising and copy writing. Her considerable experience with web usability combined with a pragmatic approach brings projects in on time and on budget. She is currently unavailable to accept new projects.

Carla works on a PC platform and is responsible for research, copy writing, SEO, architecture design and development. She has worked as a team member and has developed complete web projects independently. She has been a presenter at the Macromedia User Group at Nova University on Search Engine Optimization. (Four white Macromedia T-shirts, one coveted black Macromedia T-shirt AND the pocket protector!)

Carla has worked for design firms such as Fusive, Acorn, Signature, Ranger Technologies and Randstadt on large projects for corporate clients.

A highpoint in her career was working for Fusive on www.myflorida.com. Carla was on the team that cleaned up content from all of the state of Florida’s existing web sites to give a consistent look and feel to the new State of Florida portal site. The team was able to complete the assignment on a very short deadline. It was an exciting project, culminating with Governor Jeb Bush unveiling the site live on television in front of more than a thousand media professionals and IT executives.

Carla has also had the opportunity to work on projects for AT&T, Countrywide, diamond.com and mortgage.com. She has also worked in-house for large corporate sites, such as Emtex and Océ.

Carla uses the knowledge and experience gained working on these large projects and applies it to smaller projects, working closely with small to medium sized business owners or employees. She also performs web maintenance and develops short-term projects for international corporate clients. Take a look at our portfolio. See what we can bring to your project.

About Thomas AylottThomas Aylott combines his natural artistic talent with a strong understanding of cutting edge technology. He works on a Mac platform. He develops graphic materials for both web and print. He has worked as a team member and has developed complete web projects independently. He is currently unavailable to accept new projects.

Areas Served

design42 New Media Web Design works with clients world-wide. We enjoy working with local businesses in Western North Carolina and the Greenville/Spartanburg area.

  • Henderson County including Hendersonville, Bat Cave, Green River, Zirconia, Carriage Park, Edneyville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Horse Shoe and Tuxedo
  • Polk County including Saluda, Columbus and Tryon
  • Transylvania County including Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cedar Mountain, Rosman, Penrose, Pisgah Forest and Sapphire
  • Buncombe County including Asheville, Alexander, Black Mountain, Enka-Candler, Fairview, Fletcher, Skyland and Weaverville
  • Rutherford County including Rutherfordton, Forest City, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Spindale
  • Upstate South Carolina including Green River, Greenville, Inman, Spartanburg, Anderson and Clemson
  • Clay County including Brasstown, Hayesville and Lake Chatuge
  • Haywood County including Canton, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley and Waynesville
  • Jackson County including Cashiers, Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, High Hampton, Willets, Webster, Tuckasegee and Glenville
  • Madison County including Marshall, Mars Hill, Laurel, Hot Springs, Spring Creek and Walnut
  • McDowell County including Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Sugar Hill, Nebo, Woodlawn and Lake James

design42 New Media Web Design offers the Quality, Local, Professional help you are looking for. We can begin working together with a low initial down payment. We can set up an installment plan, then quickly get your project on the web. We will furnish you with a specific contract; work by the project or by the hour. You will get invoices and receipts to help you track your expenses.