Hi, I'm Dave Onkels and I hang out on the edge of the web, consuming more than my fair share of bandwidth. My wife Julie and I have two girls and live in the Dallas metroplex.
My mission is to help people like you do spectacular things on the internet.
I’ve been working professionally since the age of 18. A large chunk of that time was at a Fortune 500 firm (RadioShack Corp.) serving in several capacities over the course of 13 years including Director of Store Design.
After leaving RadioShack I founded the firm Identity Mark with my first client being my former employer. This successful design and marketing consultancy went on to serve many of the top brands around the globe including Bose, Sprint, AT&T, Sears, Costco, Best Buy, and more.
I've cultivated several tech startups like Magnt, a web-based service that fills a gap in the consumer market for inexpensive, high-style personal websites, AppVita, a consumer blog featuring reviews of the best in rich web applications, and Dotvita, a boutique web design & agency based out of Dallas.
Glad you asked. Quality work comes at a price. we're not "your nephew's next door neighbor" cheap, but on the other hand, we're not Manhattan studio or bloated agency expensive. Our rates range from $150-200/hour and you can obtain an instant estimate here.
Unafraid to break from convention, Dave Onkels is a highly passionate entrepreneur heavily involved in web applications and services. Having a diverse background in business, consumer marketing, merchandising, user experience design, and web development, Dave's expertise lies in transforming emerging web technology into low-friction, consumable products for everyday users.
Dave grew up in Minnesota and has spent his entire life living and working around technology. With nothing but handful of college credits, Dave used his tenacity and business acumen to land a series of key management roles at Fort Worth-based RadioShack Corporation. After 13 years in corporate America, Dave launched out on his own to start Identity Mark, a highly successful retail merchandising consultancy. In 2008, Dave partnered with a team in the Dallas area to form Qmulus and launch Magntize, a web-based application to provide individuals with high-end personal websites on their own domain in a matter of minutes.
In 2008 Dave also launched Dotvita, a tech consultancy focused on web strategy, software development, and content aggregation. Since then, Dotvita has grown into a full-service interactive design and development agency serving clients around the globe.
Dave lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Julie, and two daughters. He's actively involved in the Dallas/Fort Worth startup community and a member of the Dallas Founders Club.
Southwest Airlines (brand)
Tom’s Shoes (social impact)
LifeChurch (innovation, mission, product development, ministry impact)
Threadless (go to market strategy)
37Signals (product development)
ZipCar (eco impact, innovation)