David and the team at Hawthorne Media Group are wonderful to work with. Hawthorne Media has worked to develop marketing and web-site solutions that are a perfect fit for the needs of our small, Portland business. Hawthorne Media has been our company's partner for several years, developing our very first webpage and continues to keep us up-to-date in the ever-changing world of SEO. Professional, talented, and local - what more can you ask for!

~ Lara Walker, Hawthorne Tile

I cannot say enough good things about working with David at Hawthorne Media Group! He has proceeded to help me brand my business with stationary, folders, signs, fliers, you-name-it with the same attention to keeping our mission and essence clear.  My website is exactly what I want and when I need something he is not only prompt in making it happen, but truly LOVES what he does!  He gets excited about the growth in my practice like it was his own.  THIS is the kind of marketing that everyone should have.

~ Mandi Blackwelder, Healing Arts Animal Care 

We've been working with the team at Hawthorne Media Group for a couple of years now and are really happy with the results that they are getting for us.  They updated our site (and continue to do so) keeping it fresh and interesting.  Dave is great to work with and is sensitive to our budget as well as our professional image.

~ Steve Pietila, American Chimney & Masonry

Dave is an unassuming master of his trade! Our company was heavily burned by our previous web developer, so we were very mindful to explore *everything* about company business practices before making the leap to Hawthorne Media Group. There's the devil you know and the devil you don't, right? Well, Dave is a literal angel. He is amazing at his craft, and a genuine, kind, patient soul to boot. Look no further, you can't do better than Hawthorne Media Group, on every level.

~ Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doula

Look no further, you have found the best! Dave and the Hawthorne Media Group are an absolute pleasure to work with. We switched over to them after a challenging relationship with our prior website designers and they have been a dream to work with ever since. Dave's communication skills are excellent and when we reach out for help he is always responsive. He gets the job done quickly and accurately and we value all that he brings to the table. We are thrilled to have him and his team in our corner to maintain our small business website and help us with all things SEO. Can't recommend them highly enough!

- Brooke Noli, Birth First Doula’s

Dave did a great job with fixing the quirks in my website.  Looks and functions great.  Would highly recommend.

~ Michelle Hale, The Beauty Spot

Dave is a pleasure to work with. He got my project done very quickly and his prices are competitive. He is a pleasure to work with and I will definitely use him again in the future!

~ Sirena Masket Craniosacral

“I have worked with Hawthorne Design on several projects and it's hard to find a more professional group of folks to work with. Yes, they are great at website design but many other designers just do design. Hawthorne can manage your website and your online presence giving you peace of mind knowing it's in the hands of trustworthy professionals.” 

~ Jeffrey Magner Bighorn Local

I started my own business in 2016. After looking at some other developers, I settled on Dave because he took the most time and interest in my fledgling business. Dave was an invaluable resource in providing guidance and giving me options as to what would work best for my business. He has continued to do so. He is a master at providing great options that fit within my budget and responsive and attentive to my needs and issues that arise.

~ Matt Rizzo, Law Office of Matthew Rizzo

It's been an absolute pleasure working with the team over at Hawthorne Media Group. They offer great under the hood services. If you've got a website that needs to be optimized, they're the shop to call. If you don't know what robots.txt means but know you have a problem with that word, give them a call. Our site was up and running but it wasn't humming until Dave Sparks got his hands on it. When we have clients that need the back end web services support, we always talk to Hawthorne Media Group.

~ Geff Zamor, GMS Media & Advertising

Provides solid website maintenance and timely updates ongoing for our website. Thank you!

~ Alex P, Archibald Relocation

Hawthorne Media Group is the real deal: Wordpress website design, branding, website maintenance, and SEO. Working with them is always a pleasure because they deliver on time and on budget. They make website design and maintenance really easy and fun. Plus, they're local to Portland, Oregon.

~ Courtney Jarecki, Yancy Red

Working with Hawthorne Media Group is a pleasure.  Dave Sparks creativity and skill will make your website or print media "pop" and get the attention you're looking for.  I highly recommend working with HMG to market your business.

~ Todd Hartwig, Marcum Chiropractic 

Dave is a real professional WordPress website designer. I built my website myself and it was in need of a facelift.  Dave at Hawthorne media group did an amazing job updating it. He put a ton of effort into it and he really went above and beyond. He also does my website maintenance and website hosting. 

~ Ryan Mahar, Ernie’s Wagon Junk Removal


Design is a creative approach of communication. It is an eye opener to the modern world that has the potential to educate, inspire, bring people together, sell ideas; and entertain the mind while communicating important messages.

Branding | LOGOS

We believe in a balance of work and play in design; keeping the passion fresh so it shows through all designs, while still maintaining a professional goal and unique objectives in all work.

Graphic Design

Design should be an inventive arrangement, showing different qualities of design visuals and elements depending on the market and the client. The purpose, planning, and intentions that exist behind the design will differ from client to client, while still encompassing a creative approach to communication.

SOCIAL | Digital

Digital design is a creative pursuit of impacting the world through passion for sharing content and visual communication; it should stimulate brains in a way that most communication cannot. We will help you broadcast your message and design throughout as many marketing channels as possible.


Are we a good match? After we review your initial inquiry, we will set up a phone call, and ask you some questions regarding your business, vision and goals for your brand. This is your opportunity to ask us any questions that come to mind. This step will give us both a chance to get to know one another and make sure we're on the same page.

Once we have decided that we are both a good fit for each other, we will send you a design questionnaire where you will be able to answer some in-depthe questions to ensure we hgave proper marching orders prior to your project start. This will provide valuable information for us as we move throughout the design process.

If we decide to go forth with the design or branding process, we will put together a formal proposal and contract for our project and send it your way. If approved, you sign, scan, and send the proposal back to us and keep a copy for yourself. That will also complete the down payment to hold your spot in the Hawthorne queue.

Your project start date is here and now it’s time to get your project rolling! The first step of the branding process is the creation of an inspiration board. We will study your questionnaire and create a color palette along with style inspiration that will set the overall tone of your new brand. Within 10 business days of your start date, you will receive the inspiration board and have a chance to review and request up to 2 rounds of revisions until you are satisfied.

Now that we have and finalized your inspiration board, we will then get to work on creating the logo of your new brand/project. This process takes approximately 10 to 15 business days. During this phase you will receive your second deliverable which will consist of 3 unique designs. Once received, you will have the opportunity to review and request up to 2 rounds of revisions until your are completely satisfied with the project.

It’s now time to put it all together and create your final deliverables package, the brand style guide or website launch. You will then have a chance to review and request up to 2 rounds of revisions on the final project(s). Then, once your approval is received and your final payment is made, we will package up your files and send them to you via a convenient Dropbox link or zip for download and/or prepare for the launch of your brand new website!