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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
Michael Sweet 2 months ago
The Converge Foundation team really enjoyed working with Gecko Designs. It was our first foray into a professional website, and we had lots of ideas and much to consider. The folks at Gecko guided us through the process and we ended with a product that not only met our needs but was visually pleasing and easy to navigate. Our foundation works with a wide array of persons with varying abilities, so it was important for our foundation to have a website that was accessible. Gecko had the tools and background to support that objective.
Katy Doss 3 months ago
We found Gecko Designs when we were in a huge bind with another website developer. Gecko jumped in and handled a huge technical project for our agency, and was a true pleasure to work with. We appreciated the thoughtfulness they brought to the project, and look forward to working with them again!
Jessica Zephyrs 3 months ago
Gecko took over a very complicated project when another agency wasn't able to finish, and we are very pleased with the partnership. The team is knowledgeable, efficient, excellent communicators, and adept problem solvers. So happy to be working with them.
Colleen Gallagher 3 months ago
After experiencing severe email deliverability issues for weeks, which is a huge problem for a small business, Gecko Designs was able to jump in and immediately uncover what was wrong and resolve the problems. They were extremely professional and helpful and I'm very grateful they got us up and running smoothly again.
Mackenzie Cole 3 months ago
We've worked with Gecko for nearly a decade. They've delivered two complicated sites for us and are always quick to help when we have a request or bump into an issue. They're great to work with, responsive, and solution oriented!