Meet our team of experienced professionals

We have been leaders in San Diego web design, online marketing, and internet strategy since 2007. In that time our small but committed team has impacted hundreds of companies across the U.S.

  • Derek Ashauer

    Web Designer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Support, Sales

    Derek started AshWebStudio in 2007 as a side gig while he was in college. Before long, the business grew to the point that he needed help to keep up with requests for new work. Born and raised in San Diego, he now makes his home in Fort Collins, CO.

  • Kadence Ainsworth

    Designer, UI/UX Expert

    Kadie is an experienced web designer who has worked on websites for multiple international brands. Clients love her eye for design, along with her ability to master complex user experience challenges.

  • Seth McKinney

    Web Designer

    Seth and Derek spent the early days of their fledgling web design careers as co-workers at a different agency. Seth’s skills eventually earned him a promotion to creative director. These days, he serves as a creative consultant (and occasional lead designer) for AshWebStudio clients.

  • Nick Delladio

    Marketing Manager

    Once the artistic and technical components of your new website are in place, Nick is tasked with helping you attract new customers. His mastery of SEO, PPC advertising, social media, and other promotional channels help our clients stay one step ahead in the ever-changing digital world.

Did You Know?

Derek and Kadie will be getting married in August 2021. Not only are they combining forces at work, but they are wrangling a combined four kids and two dogs under one roof as a blended family!

Success always leaves clues

There is nothing so valuable to us as the compliments we have gotten from previous and current clients, many of whom have been with us for years…

"Expediency, creativity, brilliance, efficiency, design concepts, and followthrough are just a few words to describe the level of service we experienced from AshWebStudio."

Josh Allen — Fairview Nursery

"AshWebStudio provided very useful advice on all design aspects and took the time to explain why they would go a certain design direction."

Brian Pancia — Finity IT

"AshWebStudio took the time to listen to our needs and goals and offered appropriate suggestions to further enhance our site."

Kristin Sartore — Spa Revolutions

"Derek was easy to work with in helping us achieve our vision and with integrating the functionality we wanted in the site, as well as being very patient in explaining the creative process."

Suzanne Howe — ASPM San Diego

"We're picky customers, and he worked REALLY hard on our web design and implementation project to make it perfect for us."

Lindsey Handley — Learn to Mod

"I am a repeat customer of AshWebStudio who has been consistently satisfied with the quality and value of the work done."

Gregory Stein, CEO — Curtana Pharmaceuticals

"We had an e-commerce website created and it's been performing great. Service and communications along the way were excellent."

Thomas Wieckowski, Owner — Surface Inspired

"They developed our site from a white page and have always been extremely responsive as we have updated it along the way. We have received many compliments and attracted many customers."

John Merhige — Credence Medical

"Derek has a very rare combination of gorgeous design, flexibility, and programming skill. His knowledge is always ahead of the curve, performance is lightning fast and he communicates effectively."

Erin Paul — SOMA San Diego

"The results exceeded our expectations and gave us a significant increase in business."

Mike McCormick — Studio 720