Development & Design

Welcome to vanderDys Development & Design.

Bringing Ideas to Life.

From print to digital, from websites to custom applications, we problem solve using reliable modern technology to bring ideas into existence.

Services & Passions





Brand Strategy

Content Consulting & Brainstorming


Prototyping & Wireframes

Let's look ahead. This strategy is a long-term plan stepping towards a successful Brand or look/feel. The brand does not begin with the look, but with goals and values. Through a series of exercises, we help you define and execute your business culture, values, and goals into a strategic plan.

Sometimes business ideas just need a set of friendly eyes to talk through and plan ideas before they hit the calendar. If this is the case for you, we are excited to help.

Our team can design visual mockups of what a print, package, or digital design could look like when your project or idea launches.

This is before your problem has a permanent solution. Our goal is to create a rapid proof of concept so you can experience the heart of the solution before investing in its development.

Advertising Collateral

Art Direction

Brand Collateral

Brand Guidelines

User Interface

Any digital or print media in your campaign can be at your fingertips in a print/send-ready form.

  • Flyers
  • Business Cards
  • Letterhead
  • Menus

This role provides guidance to ensure your vision affects a project or campaign in a consistent way. We ensure that your message, culture, and values are conveyed to the end-user.

We would love to work with you for a rebrand or as a new business. A brand is a conversation. Through the process, we learn who you are, what you do, how you serve, and how we can explain that through imagery, colors, fonts, and more. The resulting collateral can include logos letterhead, email signatures, presentation & PowerPoint design, posters, signage, and more.

We help curate the essentials of your brand and display it in an easy-to-follow format so you can focus on your business creatively and consistently.

We design the interaction between the end-user and your content. Our flexible and creative team seeks creative solutions to engage the user and allow for a seamless interaction on their device of choice.

Custom Website Design

Domain Hosting

Mobile & Desktop Apps

Progressive Web Applications

Website & Application Maintenance

From simple one-page sites to large web applications, we are happy to help your business grow by implementing your ideas. We help you narrow your focus and display what your customer needs to know about who you are, what you do, and how you can help them. Feel free to check out a selection of recent projects on our profile page.

We are happy to help find the perfect domain and host your website. We want to create a low-stress environment for you so you can focus on your business, ideas, and growth.

For those who want to go native. According to Squashing Magazine, "A user spends an average of 188.6 minutes in native apps and only 9.3 minutes on the mobile web." If your company has an idea that should be native, we offer services that help analyze, plan, develop, test, and launch such projects. These are great for company-wide campaigns, team growth applications, event management, and much more. Feel free to contact us and discuss if your project should be a PWA or native application.

Progressive web applications (PWAs) combine multiple technologies to make web applications feel more native and improve user experience across platforms. PWAs can increase the time people will spend on your site or application. A PWA should be off-line capable, user-friendly, fast, and reliable.

When all is said and done... we want your website to remain clean, crisp, fast, and user-friendly. We offer customer support, regular maintenance, SEO optimization, Feature additions, and behind-the-scenes maintenance.

  • Customer Support | If you need help with admin usage, passwords, or anything, we are here to help.
  • Regular Maintenance | This keeps your site functioning, fast and responsive. Our team is always only an email or call away if you have any problems with your site or application.
  • SEO Optimization | We regularly research how SEO is changing and keep your site up-to-date.
  • Feature Additions | Our team is happy to discuss, problem solve and develop your ideas for your ideal project.
  • Behind the Scenes Maintenance | Our team takes care of software updates, server upkeep, and other updates that you should not have to worry about it.

Advertising Campaigns

Email Marketing


Social Media Consulting

We want to help engage your target audience with a series of well-placed and well-designed messages. We help intensify your focus or theme, create imagery for all your avenues of marketing, plan your campaigns calendar and utilize a variety of local and social media channels.

Have you received a good email lately? Whether on your phone or web browser, we believe emails would arrive ready for consumption. We focus on responsive messages with a clear focus and a branded style.

Search Engine Optimization has three main parts.

  • Audience Quality | We desire to draw an audience that is genuinely interested in the products or services you offer. We don't hide behind high numbers, instead, we focus on honest, targeted audiences.
  • Audience Quantity | Once we are targeting the right people, then we focus on strategic ways to grow your audience.
  • Organic Audience | While ads and paid marketing are important, we will also focus on using other methods to organically drive traffic to your page.

Whether Facebook, blogs, Instagram, or elsewhere... you have a lot of opportunities. We can help with photo curating, planning, layout, templating, imagery, and other content needs.

Our Process



Where we work with you to complete research and strategize custom solutions.



Where we prototype, transform, design, and develop your solution.



We provide in-depth Q&A and Testing before launching your final product.



We desire to empower and encourage your business and projects by providing maintenance and enhancements.

Our Core Values, Principles & Passions

1Problem Solve.

We do not want to create for the sake of creating or develop for the sake of developing. We want to help identify and solve problems through our skills and experiences.


Although talking is enjoyable, we strive to listen first in order to understand well.

3Innovation & Creativity.

Often a problem can be solved more than one way. Our goal is to find the best and easiest way to solve a problem.

4Be Good Stewards.

We find it important to take care of what we have and what we give with responsibility and wisdom wherever possible.

5Be Honest.

We believe conversations, emails, work and everything else should be approached with authenticity and openness.

6Balance Work & Life.

Yes, we could make more if we worked more, and we would have more free time if we never worked. However, we try to find a healthy balance to infuse our work with passion, love, energy, and quality.

7Communicate Often.

It is important to regularly listen and talk with patience, openness, and honesty.

8Give Back.

We encourage acts of service and are involved in many community projects and camps.

9Never Stop Learning.

How could you? it is so fun, challenging, and helpful.

Tech in our Tool Belt

Although most of your solutions are custom⁠—when we use tech, here are a few we love.

Adobe Suite

Adobe Suite

Design Software Package



Modern Browser For MAC & PC



At-home custom cutting machine

Font Awesome

Font Awesome

Web-Friendly Icon Library



Better than spell check

Mail Chimp

Mail Chimp

Email Marketing Platform



Front and Backend Runtime



REACT Framework for production



Small computers with big possibility



User-interface Library



E-commerce Payment Platform



E-commerce Payment Platform

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns

Free tiled textures & patterns



Custom Form Creator



Free music for creators



Visual organization for people with things to do

Answer the Public

Answer the Public

Discover what people are asking about

Meet the Owners

Richard van der Dys

Richard van der Dys


A software developer since 2006, my engineering roots run all the way back to my childhood, where I could often be found taking things apart to learn how they worked. After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Software Engineering, I jumped right into the industry. I have since contributed to projects ranging from desktop PDF editing software to being an architect of a Fortune 100 company’s e-commerce site, as well as having been employed by a Best Places to Work designee, The Container Store. In addition, I complete contract projects, open source projects and serve as a Senior Platform Engineer at Moovweb. Having found my passions in both applications and web technologies, my work often explores the cutting edge of mobile and desktop browsers and solutions. I also maintain multiple blogs about new technologies, programming language features, artificial intelligence, home automation, and open source technologies.

Heather van der Dys

Heather van der Dys


I have been an artist all of my life and am a 3D-thinker by nature, but was raised and have always been interested in engineering, which is why Richard and I enjoy working together. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Concentration in Photography. I have been privileged to show my work in galleries like 500X, the Roving Museum of Art, and the Dallas Library. I also interned as an assistant photographer and graphic designer during my college experience, spent 3 years as a communication/art director... all before starting this design and development firm with my husband in 2016. Some of my larger projects have included stage design, instalation art, custom wall murals, and branding overhauls. I enjoy creative problem solving as I take an idea and process it until it becomes a reality, whether physical or digital. My current art and business passions are focused on illustration, design, & web development.

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