We’re a completely distributed, full-service, multi-discipline, Creative Studio

We build sites, apps, games, and content with modern, efficient practices. That's how we keep both our clients and team happy.

It also helps that we care about every project. Our clients aren't a number or a paycheck. They're more like friends. In some cases, more like family.

Our Favorite Clients

We're not in this for the money, though it's hard to build a site without electricity. And you have to eat. Instead, we build things for people who do great things, make the world a better place, or inform others.

Simply said, because we're story-tellers, we have to believe in the story we're telling.

Our Favorite Projects

We started with web design and development, and that still makes up the majority of our work. But we also build iOS and Android applications as well as games and interactive environments. Sometimes people come to us with a hacked site, and we fix them. We've even been known to run ad campaigns to help our clients.

What we really enjoy is building something that stretches people, or a medium. We're also idealists, so the bigger the impact and chance to change lives, the better!

Skillsets and Hybrids

Our goal is to embrace learning and diversity. We encourage each person to grow in things that make them a well-rounded person. Specialties are great in some cases, but we typically find that being able to do two things at a professional level gives a person a much wider perspective from which to solve a problem.

For example, our developers can often design, our writer also helps with product and content strategy.

So Where Are We Again?

We've built Northward Compass as a completely remote studio because we love to experience new places. Those experiences help keep our work fresh.

Our team is spread out across the United States. Our creative director and art director are in Orlando, Florida, we have a designer/developer in Arkansas, a writer in Michigan, a 3D artist in Indiana and a traditional artist in North Carolina.

Looking For Specific Skills?

We have a lot of diverse sets of skills across our team. While we have worked with a lot of things before, these are the ones we prefer to offer. If you don't see what you need here, feel free to ask!

Research, Planning, and Content

  • App Store Optimization
  • Audience Research
  • Content Strategy
  • Keyword and Search Research
  • Market Analysis
  • Search Engine Optimization


  • Ad Design
  • Animation
  • App Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Single Page Site Design
  • Site Design
  • Video Editing


  • AngularJS
  • API Planning and Design
  • Front-End Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Header Bidding (PrebidJS)
  • Header Bidding Optimization
  • iOS and Android Development
  • NodeJS
  • MySQL
  • PHP (Including Slim)
  • TextPattern
  • WordPress


  • Amazon AWS Stack Development
  • Digital Ocean Droplet Environment
  • Linux Server Administration
  • Malware Removal
  • Git Setup and Management
  • Security Analysis
  • Site Recovery

About Northward Compass

Founded by David Brooks in 2010, Northward Compass is a small, distributed design shop that claims Orlando, Florida as home. We specialize in dynamic, interactive, and modern web sites, applications, and games.

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