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About Us

Our origin story dates back to 1996, when our founder, Gabe, started building websites on the family computer as a side gig. Fast forward twenty-six years, and Gabe is still building websites – but he’s not doing it alone, and (thankfully) he’s no longer working on the Intel 486 in his parents’ bedroom.

Making awesome happen since 1996

Gecko Designs is a full-service marketing, creative, and web development agency headquartered in Missoula, Montana that serves clients across the country.

We’re a close-knit staff of 15 who love nothing more than tackling complex marketing, development, and design challenges. We create materials that make our clients stand out from the competition and get tangible results. We’re proud to be a woman-owned, woman-led organization.

Gecko Designs was named after Gabe’s childhood pet gecko. He doesn’t remember the gecko’s actual name, but he does remember that it was a neat pet!

Our team has never met a pickleball court that we didn’t love (and we’re all openly jealous of Tim’s serve)! An office tournament is a great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Gecko Designs was selected by Google to represent the state of Montana in their 2017 annual economic impact report. We were honored to be chosen!

Our Missoula office is located in a historic downtown building that used to be a pharmacy. It still has the original bricks, woodwork, and hand-painted signage.

Gecko Designs has a full-size, cherry red fire engine. If you’re around Missoula, you may see our team cruising to lunch in it during the summer months.

In 2021, we implemented an annual “staff retreat” tradition in order to bring remote and office employees together for a few days. See photos of hiking and merriment below!

523 N Higgins Ave, Missoula
Donald Briggs 3 weeks ago
Because the service we received greatly exceeded our expectations; I wish more stars could be added to this Gecko review. When our firm, Briggs Architecture, relocated to Missoula in 2016, our website and brand did not reflect the desired image. Gecko listened to us, understood our mission, and helped us breakdown what seemed to be an insurmountable problem into manageable pieces and then brought it all together creatively. Gabe, Melissa, Kate and the whole Gecko team continue to update our website and manage our Google presence. They are very professional and fun to work with and I am more than happy to refer Gecko as the best provider with whom we've worked.
Rachel Van Brocklin 2 months ago
Gecko Designs is one of the best vendors I've ever hired and worked with in more than 15 years of education and advocacy communications. The work of our nonprofit organization is complex, and they have done exceptional work to help us make what we do clear to a broader external audience. Everyone we've worked with on their team has brought focus, expertise, intelligence, and fun to our work together. I look forward to many more projects with Gecko in the future!
Matt Ludin 2 months ago
Working with Gecko in managing our site (Yellowstone Forever) has been an incredibly positive experience. They have offered and implemented countless solutions and updates to our site. And provide training so that we may also implement site changes internally. They have always provided quality, professional service and in a timely manner. Couldn’t be happier.
Karen Poplawski 2 months ago
Melissa, Gabe and the entire Gecko team are supportive, efficient, and reliable. They are easy to reach and always approach each request with professionalism. Their partnership is highly valuable.
Erin Fitzgerald 8 months ago
We were so happy to find Gecko Designs at Yellowstone Forever when looking for a new company to take over management and design of our nonprofit website! They understood the intricacies of working with nonprofits and jumped right in to help us ensure our site was up to date. They are quick to come to the table to solutions and ideas, and bring the creative mindset we were looking for!