Marketing for Custom Home Builders & Architects
Educate & Inspire
Website Design, Social Media, Blogging and Email Marketing
Our Creative Vision
We believe that architecture, design, and the resulting built environments are the leading expression of humanity; the best combination of art and science happening now. Architects, builders, and designers lead that movement. We believe that how and where you spend your money matters. We believe that aligning personal and business values results in lasting and inspired work.
We help you fulfill your greatest potential by elevating your public presentation so you can continue to push the envelope and focus on the work you love.
We are humbled and grateful to be part of that work.
1. Identify your zone of genius, values, and goals.
2. Position you as the expert in your field with storytelling photography, educational blogging and creative content marketing.
3. Connect you with the people who appreciate you the most.
Why Choose Dwelling Creative?
We transform your website into your university.
We speak your language and the language of the right clients for you.
We write and design storylines that educate and inspire.
We use tested methods that work specifically for custom home builders and architects.
There are a lot of options; we know what works. You won’t have to learn how to do marketing when you hire us.
How much time would it take you to learn what we know? Wouldn’t you rather be doing work that you love?
How would your business change if your clients were pre-qualified before they called you.
We are creatives that care deeply about the work you do because we know what kind of difference it makes one family at a time.
What separates us from other marketing agencies is our Creative Director.
Melissa Lind was a practicing licensed landscape architect & LEED certified professional, she knows what you struggle with and what you’re looking for. Our team’s research has distilled the most effective marketing methods with the best return on investment specifically for builders, architects, and designers.
Our team of independent professionals from all over the world are specialists in their particular fields; together we offer the most unique full service marketing firm for designers, builders & architects in the nation.
"Melissa is a trend setter. She brings fresh, cutting edge creativity and intoxicating enthusiasm to just about anything she touches. She is deeply curious by nature, and sincerely interested in her clients - whether guiding a design process or seeking out the most original strategic marketing angle. Her engaging personality and professionalism makes her an absolute pleasure to work with."
Taos, New Mexico | Feel Design
"I cannot rave enough about Melissa. She redesigned my independent press site, 3: A Taos Press, for computer and iPhone, helped me display my online bookstore, continues to update my site for my authors, all the while doing the web work in a timely and professional manner. I recommend her to all my colleagues. I routinely receive compliments on my beautiful website. The best of the best!"
Denver, Colorado | 3: A Taos Press, Founding Publisher & Editor
"Melissa is tough when she has to be and always has a sense of humor. Two very important qualities, absolutely necessary, for completing a business web site, which often is a very personal experience. Her design sensibilities and consistency of design are impeccable. And she was always available to help me through the digital confusion."
Taos, New Mexico | Alan Powell Design, Furniture & Architecture
"It has been is a delight to work with Melissa Lind on several photographic and promotional projects. Melissa did a fantastic job creating my new venture, developing both the photography and website design. She gives me excellent advice on how best to use the website to increase my business."
Dr. Adair Landborn
Tempe, Arizona | Professor
"It’s always a privilege to share testimonials for those whose talents and skills add value to your life and business, but it’s something entirely different to share one for someone whose acumen, wisdom, knowledge, experience, insights, vision and creativity take you beyond the ordinary and bring out the most extraordinary aspects of who you are and what you desire to give to the world.
Melissa falls into this category and is unlike anyone I’ve previously worked with, on both personal and professional endeavors. Melissa is a creative genius with a rare and unique gift of bringing exactly what you desire to share, build and create into the world in a way that goes beyond what you originally desired; she grows it in magnitude and showcases it in a way that is clear, concise, accurate and represents your most authentic voice.
Grand Junction, Colorado | Business Owner
"I struggled with putting all the marketing pieces together and Melissa dove right in to understand my clients, thinking outside of the box with the ideas about partnering with local galleries and restaurants. Big agencies were too expensive, impersonal or inexperienced; I would not have gotten the same creativity working with anyone else. I am comfortable telling Melissa information about my business; like when I didn’t get a job, she wanted to know why I didn’t get the job and if there were things I could do better to get it the next time. She brings continuity to our marketing with high energy and indelible creativity.
Dwelling Creative is an essential part of my team."
Asheville, North Carolina | Bluestone Construction
"As we all know a great web design is not just all the pretty pictures it is also a carefully designed experience. Melissa is whip smart and fast on her feet when it comes to the underlying architecture that makes marketing deliver a personal experience. This is an essential quality when the internet is forever perched on shifting sands."
Chad Manley Design
Taos, New Mexico | Contemporary Furniture
"Before Melissa even started building our site, she spent time with us. She wanted to know our story, who we are and what we wanted to communicate. With powerful questions and intuition, she was able to develop an incredible marketing strategy that we felt was truly able to articulate the essence of who we are and what we do as a family business."
Mammoth Mill & Construction
Angel Fire, New Mexico | Log & Timber Homes
"Melissa is nimble and flexible- and always good humored, happily assisting with long or short term projects. She has helped with graphics for advertisements, email blasts with customers, social media promotions, blog posts, editing my photos, etc. She even stepped up to help with new product photos- which has been a great help! She has become a vital part of my business- I know I can rely on them to maintain my website, address marketing, PR and press requests."
Brooklyn, New York | Landscape Architect
"Melissa's work and insight is topnotch! She is responsible for selecting and editing my Instagram feed, blogs, and website updates. Her responsiveness and attention to detail are excellent, and as a designer, her aesthetic is in line with much of my own work. She is a joy to work with as well! I recommend her highly!"
Daniel G. Steger
West Roxbury, Massachusetts | DGS/a Architecture
"The work Dwelling Creative did for me has been very rewarding! I’m totally slammed with great projects, many of them came through the site in one way or another. I have an awesome Rammed Earth Home starting next month, they wanted to start sooner but I couldn’t do it. When I told them I needed to wait until spring 2022 they said they would be happy to wait and the reason they wanted me was because they love the work on the website, not just the photos, but that I presented myself in a way that made them feel really sure and they would wait as long as needed. More than anything I wanted to pass on the accolades that I get often and say Thank You."
Taos, New Mexico | Magee Design Works
"Dwelling Creative is a top notch firm. We have had the privilege of working with them for years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Melissa is extremely patient while still being diligent and on top of every detail. If anything it is us who slows her down. Our brand has been elevated and our subsequent projects positively strengthened by working with Melissa and her team. We strongly encourage partnering with Dwelling Creative."
Hawlie Ohe & Brett Malkin
Manhattan Beach, CA | White Sands Design/Build