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We Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Design

Based in Chico, California, home of California State University, Chico and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Design Whale is a web design firm focused on creating a professional online image that captures the essence of your business and identifies what makes it unique.  From web design to print advertising, facebook tab design to twitter page development, we will get it done on-time and on-budget.  Check out our work to see what we have done and request a quote if you are ready to establish and/or grow your internet presence.


Design Whale consists of 4 chaps with a fancy for beautiful design:


Justin Bergson

Justin has been designing web sites since before the internet was cool.  These days he manages a team of 4 designers at a top 100 Internet Retailer company while doing freelance graphic and web design.  When Justin isn’t behind the computer you might find him singing Karaoke at his local dive bar or traveling through Europe with his wife.  He is fluent in HTML & CSS, specializing  in Web Design and Development, WordPress Development and Graphic Design.
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Ian Graham

Ian has been developing and designing websites over the past 5 years. Ian enjoys the artistic and technical challenges that come from building websites. When Ian isn’t elbows deep in code, he spends most of his time catching up on life with his wife and 2 boys. Ian specializes in both front end development and design using HTML, CSS & Javascript as well as server side development using PHP, Ruby on Rails and Coldfusion. Along with creating custom web applications, Ian also specializes in WordPress theme and plugin development.
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Alex Laney

Alex is a recent graduate from California State University, Chico, with a major in Communication Design with an option in Graphic Design. Alex has a wide body of work with content including print design, web design, packaging, identity systems, apparel design, and fine art such as drawing, painting, and photography.

Alex enjoys pushing the limits of traditional design and striving for unique work that creates an emotional response from viewers. Besides design, he also enjoys staying active through various sports and outdoor activities.
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Mario Magliozzi

Mario currently manages a community of over 250,000 members on the Facebook page, Twitter accounts, and blogs of Acting as the’s Social Media Manager, Mario manages all of the advertisements, content and technology behind’s growing social media strategy.  Having built this community from the ground up, Mario is extremely knowledgeable of the current state of social media, it’s potential as a business driver, and it’s true capabilities regardless of the hype. Having graduated California State University Chico with a degree in Communication Design, and an emphasis in Graphic Design, Mario is uniquely positioned to be an efficient and powerful social media manager. When Mario isn’t working on increasing fan engagement, or advertising CTR’s, he is down in the workshop building custom motorcycles or out riding them in the hills of Northern California.

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