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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
Chandra Brown 7 months ago
The decision to invest in a new, professionally-constructed website was not a casual one for my small company. The Gecko team was supportive and enthusiastic from our first interaction and throughout the duration of the project. They demonstrated the value of working with talented, committed designers to create a functional, beautiful new online home for our work. I am grateful, and recommend Gecko without reservation.
Robyn Windham 9 months ago
Gecko recently launched a new website for my organization (Headwaters Foundation) and they knocked it out of the park! They were receptive to our wants and needs and very responsive throughout the process. We enjoyed working with their team; they really have begun to feel like my 'communications coworkers down the hall.' I am looking forward to working with them on more projects.
David Mountan 3 months ago
A banner was needed on short notice for a graduation reception, and Gabe was able to both come up with a wonderful design and have a high quality banner ready for the reception as promised. Overall, an outstanding experience, and I look forward to working with their team on future projects as well! Dave Mountan