About Us

Robert GiordanoDesign215 Inc. was founded in 2003 by Robert Giordano in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before starting his own company, Robert worked as a technician in a photo lab, a photographer at a major newspaper, a photo editor for several local magazines, and a web developer for two media companies. He saw a need for high quality, commercial photography and web design techniques that kept up with evolving technology. In 2006, Robert received official recognition from the W3C for his standards based, educational web site about Edgar Allan Poe, PoeStories.com. Out of all the web design firms in the world, few can claim this honor.

Today, Design215 has grown a bit. We are still a small group of people, focused on helping others achieve their goals through beautiful images, customer friendly web sites, and dynamic media. We provide commercial photography services for models and actors, large and small companies, manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, publishers, and advertising agencies. Whether your business is located in Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere else in the world, we can help you. We took every photo on this site. browse our portfolios >

Fort Lauderdale Beach 360 Degree Panorama by Robert Giordano
A 360 degree panorama of Fort Lauderdale Beach by Robert Giordano. The final image is a combination of 12 separate images.

What We Do

Design215 combines web standards with studio photography. We take imagination and turn it into functionality. We help artists and other creative individuals by providing them with images and tools to make their efforts successful. We help businesses grow by improving the look of their products and expanding their presence on the internet.

We are the link between programmers and artists. We think simplicity is beautiful. This applies to images, interfaces, and code. We are designers and inventors.

Design215 Inc. is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We serve all of South Florida, including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach. Many cultures intersect here and it gives us a broad field of view when producing images or designing a web site. No matter where you are located, we can provide your photography, design your web site, or help your designer add features to your existing site. contact us >

Why Photography and Web Design?

Because it makes sense. Digital photography has become the standard for advertising, whether it's your face or your products you are trying to sell. Producing high quality digital images requires more than an understanding of photography. It requires experience and skill using computers, software, color correction, file compression, scanners, output devices, and so on. A good web designer already has the skill set necessary to understand digital imaging. Unfortunately, few web designers have the skills, experience, and equipment necessary to produce their own professional photographs.

Design215 simply brings the two together under one roof. Digital photography and web design use much of the same technology. Web designers and graphic artists reply on great images for effective layouts. If we're working on a client's web site and we need images, we shoot them. Since we are designing the site, we have a clear understanding of the images we need. We save the client time and money.
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No Outsourcing

Design215 is proud to support our local community. While many web design firms outsource their programming or web development needs overseas, Design215 does everything "in house". This means you can meet with us and talk face to face with the person who is photographing your products or writing the code for your web site. It means your intellectual property is secure and is never given to a third party, in another country. If we need help from a third party, we have a number of trusted, local artists that contract with us from time to time.

Don't live in South Florida? Come visit us! We have clients in California, New York, England, and even Australia. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach are all popular tourist destinations. All three have major airports and sea ports. Millions of people visit our beautiful beaches, resorts, and restaurants each year. Fort Lauderdale is known as the yachting capital of the world and the Venice of America. Perhaps this is why West Marine, a company based in California, decided to build their largest, flagship store here, and hired Design215 to create this time lapse film.

Please enjoy our web site and let us know if you have any questions.