About

Our Small Business

Daor Design

Your Small Business Graphic Design Team

Paul and Sarah Harkleroad, a husband and wife team, started Daor Design on June 8, 2011. Paul had just finished law school and I (Sarah) was doing freelance design work. Like any good law grad, Paul insisted we make the design business official and become an LLC…and so Daor Design was born. If you’re wondering where “Daor” comes from, it’s “road” spelled backward, derived from our last name.

Our appreciation for the practical, functional side of design led to our initial focus of designing user-friendly forms for universities. From there, we expanded into logos and print design for small businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Over time, we’ve narrowed our focus to small businesses but expanded our services to include websites and marketing. Our relational-based approach lends itself well to going deeper with fewer clients and ultimately sets us apart from other design and marketing agencies.

Thanks to the amazing small business owners we serve and word-of-mouth referrals from happy clients, our business has expanded across the country. Over time, we’ve slowly built a small, trusted team to help us become the best in the industry at comprehensive brand management for small businesses. From our small business to yours, we wish you all the best and hope we have the opportunity to work together!

Daor Design

Comprehensive
brand management
for small businesses

(844) 234-3267
hello@daordesign.com

Meet the Team

When you work with us, our team is your team.

Sarah Harkleroad

Co-Founder, Brand Manager

I run point on the strategy for your brand.  When I’m not working, you might find me rereading classics like Good to Great, Getting Things Done, or The E-Myth.

Paul Harkleroad, Esq.

Co-Founder, Business Manager

I do the things no one else wants to do like sales tax, compliance, and financials. When I’m not working, you might find me watching Duke basketball.

Stephen Whitten

Project Manager

I manage your project and pull in the team to help build your brand. When I’m not working, you might find me out for a cruise on my motorcycle.

Kailynn McKee

Graphic Designer

I design the graphics for your social media, blog, and print materials. When I’m not working, you might find me enjoying an iced coffee.

Adam Howard

Web & SEO Specialist

I keep your website up to date and easy for people to find. When I’m not working, you might find me practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Olivia Duffus

Copywriter

I write (or edit) the content for your website, blog, and business materials. When I’m not working, you might find me exploring a national park.

Ryan Belton

Web Designer & Developer

I build your website to help grow your business. When I’m not working, you might find me playing a board game with friends.

We’re a Small Team

and We Like it That Way

But we do occasionally hire.

If you’re passionate about helping small businesses succeed and think you can help us better serve our growing family of clients, feel free to reach out.

“I highly recommend Daor Design….they are trustworthy, responsive and professional!”

Jennifer, Co-Founder, Native Twins Granola

“I’m officially on the Daor bandwagon…y’all made the process a breeze!”

Dakota, Owner, Grit Design Build

“…makes me feel important, not like I am one of a hundred clients.”

Millie, Marketing Director, Country Home Learning Center

“Daor Design did an amazing job redesigning my law firm’s logo and website.”

Chuck, Founder, The Hollis Law Firm

“Beautiful design work and amazing customer service! We couldn’t be happier!”

Michelle, Co-Founder, Food Friend

“Their work is high quality, they respond quickly to emails and phone calls.”

Joe, Owner, Fresh Phone

“They have taken what felt like an overwhelming task and made it happen.”

Jessica, Author & Speaker, Jessica Bettencourt

“They took my amateurish drafts and made them WOW…I’ll use this team again, no doubt.”

Carolyn, Owner, Tague Consulting

“Daor Design is our one stop shop…we owe it to them for expanding our footprint.”

Justin, Owner, Connally Plumbing