We are storytellers who design and build things for awesome people and causes.

About Our Studio

Northward Compass is a design and development studio that calls Orlando, Florida home.

We love to tell immersive stories for our clients. Practically speaking, that might mean building a website, app, or game, or it could be an interactive piece of feature content.

To do that, we use a mix of new and trusted technologies. And we build everything as if we were making it for ourselves.

Services We Offer

These are some of our more requested services. We do offer other things, so if you have something specific in mind there's always a chance that we can accommodate it.

Strategy and Planning

  • Business Planning
  • Concept Viability
  • Game Planning
  • Information Architecture
  • Product Planning
  • Project Roadmapping and MVP Planning
  • Technology Alignment


  • Content (Feature) Design
  • Branding and Identity
  • Email Template Design
  • Game Design
  • Interface Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Prototyping
  • Responsive Design
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Web Dessign


  • Android Applications
  • API Development
  • CMS Development
  • Email Templates
  • Game Development
  • iOS Applications
  • Unity Development
  • Web Applications
  • Web Development


  • Acquisition Funnels
  • Audience Targeting
  • Book and Product Launch Support
  • Email Marketing
  • Market Plan Assessment
  • Social Media

Additional Services

  • Agile Consultation
  • Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Breach Repair
  • Maintenance
  • Needs Assessment
  • Security and Bulletproofing
  • Site Speed Optimization

Why Story-telling? (Our Philosophy)

All it takes is a quick look at history, or anywhere really, to see that humans connect with a good story. As a small agency in Orlando, we focus on not just a good story, but the right story.

That makes all the difference.

Some traditions use spoken word to communicate story. At the other extreme, story is pieced together in Instagram posts or Tweets. And, of course, a picture says a thousand words. We borrow the best from spoken, written, and visual mediums to show a fuller picture of what we want to communicate.

Every day we design and create content for web, app, and games. All of our projects are built with modern, efficient practices. That’s how we keep both our clients and team happy and on track.

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

A Few Of Our Clients

In the past decade (and then some!), we have been honored to work with some of the most incredible clients in the world.

Wellspring Prayer Center
The Data You Need
Thunderbomb Surf Camp
The Daring Kitchen
The Boom Hostel
Southland Veterinary Hospital
Lindsay Griffin Co
Living Well Counseling
G2 Crowd
Jeff Rogers Photography
DJ Rap
Dashboard Light
Como Adoption
Center Pointe Community Church
Chris Arace
Convocation of Anglicans in North America
Cedar River Insurance Agency
A Million God Stories

Work With Us

We would love to tell your story. To explore what that might look like, just send us a note!

Northward Compass: Orlando, Florida

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.