My Story

Hey, I’m Dave Ver Meer, a UX/UI Designer and Developer based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I started out in the web design field working at a leading publisher of academic curriculum, with products spanning both online and print formats. I had the opportunity to work on branding for many of their products, designing and developing lead-generation and ecommerce websites. More importantly, it’s where I also met and married my beautiful wife, fellow creative, and partner in life, JoAnna. (We're proof that work romances can and do work out!)

I currently work at Click Rain, a marketing technology agency. At Click Rain, I’m fortunate to design and develop sites for national and regional clients spanning a wide variety of industries.

When I’m not designing or developing, you’ll find me traveling with my wife to far-flung places across the globe, obsessing about limes/anything citrus flavored, or settling in with a good book on a lazy afternoon.

Dave Ver Meer

Design Philosophy

I design and develop thoughtful, intentional, and memorable experiences that are beautiful and make the complex simple.

Early on in my career, I realized how beneficial it is for a designer to also develop their designs and take the user experience up a notch. Development is designing in a different way, and it didn’t take long for me to become as obsessed and fascinated with it as I am with design.

My ultimate goal as a designer and developer is to create an inclusive, relevant experience for users that resonates with them. If you put your customers first, the rest will follow.


I’ve worked in the design and web industry for over 12 years and have been doing development for over 8 years. Development is a natural extension of my design skills, and I’m comfortable with many technologies and frameworks. Below you’ll find a brief list of some of my core design and development experience.

  • Web and Mobile Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Branding
  • Information Architecture
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Ecommerce
  • SASS
  • PHP
  • Git
  • Atom / Sublime
  • Hosting & Domains