Recent Projects

Website Creation

We focus on designing websites that meet each your needs, solve problems and work with your overall brand. Solutions we design and develop are consistent with your branding and often include e-commerce, custom web applications and mobile experiences. We look beyond just creating a website and it can become a tool that generates leads.

Video Production

We love helping clients tell their story through video to expand their reach locally, regionally and globally. Our process begins with strategizing your goal and main messaging and then laying out the script, storyboarding and moving into full-scale production for web and TV.

Marketing / Retainer

How do you navigate the sea of social media advertising? We steer clients every day to help them connect with and grow their audience. This means we only recommend the social media outlets that make sense for your business and spend advertising dollars based on what will bring you the biggest return.

Contact Us Today View Portfolio

Digital Marketing Redefined.

At GT Business Design there are no secrets. We create unique and effective marketing solutions for your business with the full transparency of an in-house marketing department. Our goal is not just for successful web, video and marketing projects but for an explanation of WHY we are creating something.

We are a collection of specialists focused on results driven, digital marketing in Traverse City and around the country. We were founded on the notion that even the smallest idea can gain traction and grow into something, well, awesome. We believe in two key pillars: a hands-on approach and educating our clients on what we do and why we do it.

Let’s work together.

Businesses we've helped grow.

GT Business Design has helped plant, water, grow and thrive the branding and marketing campaigns of many local and national organizations, including these flourishing clients.

GT Business Design Client Logos

The Latest From The Blog

Scrum Wall_2

Our Secret to Efficiency is the Scrum Process

When you come in for a meeting with our team you will see countless Post-It notes on the walls. This isn’t our way of saving money on decor, although the vibrant squares do add a splash of color to the walls! Post-It notes are part of our process, called Scrum. We started following the Scrum…
View Article
Small Business Chamber

GT Business Design Taking Part in the Small Business Celebration!

Traverse City, Michigan (March 14, 2016) – Grand Traverse Business Design (GTBD) is excited to announce that they have been accepted into the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Celebration! GTBD is officially in the running to be named as one of the top 10 businesses in the area.
Fear-and-Loathing

Fear & Loathing on the Marketing Campaign Trail

There are a lot of “terms” and “buzzwords” and “air quote worthy” slangs in web marketing. One of those oft heard terms is “Campaign” and seeing as we are in the midst of a feverish Presidential campaign season I thought it’d be a great teaching moment to chat about what exactly a marketing “Campaign” is.

Our space is home where our individual personalities spark creativity in everything we do. A normal day includes the morning Nerf gun hello, 90’s music wake up, daily lunch taco run, unlimited cups of espresso, impromptu helicopter Post-It notes and our individual quirks that make us a transparent and thriving team.

P1070645

Ryan Frusti

Management

Purposeful. Innovative. Pinball Wizard.

joejoe

Joey DiFranco

Management

Engaging. Original. Vintage Camper Owner.

P1070656

Eric Wistrand

Web Development

Problem Solver. Simplifier. Trekkie.

P1070523

Nicholeen Frusti

Management

Determined. Forward Thinking. Netflix Binger.

P1070648

Elise Cleary

Web Marketing

Creative. Attentive. Coldplay Junkie.

P1070674 (1)

Jonathan Garlinghouse

Video Production

Unscripted. Dependable. Pizza Enthusiast.

P1070660 (1)

Susie Grace

Web Development

Adventurous. Detailed. Cookie Monster.

P1070642 (1)

Ashley Grice

Administrative

Organized. Adaptable. Terrarium Enthusiast.

Michelle Gallagher - Scrum Master

Michelle Gallagher

Scrummaster

Coordinator. Volunteer. Wine Devotee.

We LOVE hearing about new projects and ideas!

Tell us all about your project in the form below and when you are available to chat!

You can also reach us in the office at (231) 486-6029.