Who we are…
Downtown Design, LLC was born in May, 2003 after Christy decided to leave her full-time graphic design and pre-press job at a local family-owned print shop. The original name was “Phoenix Design & Print” because the core of the business was graphic design services and print brokering. After only a few short years, Christy realized that website design was a better service choice for the future of her business. She then changed our name to “Phoenix Website Design”. In 2015 she made the choice to change the name a final time to “Downtown Design, LLC”
Christy Huisenga (Beving)
Christy was born and raised in the small town of Clark, South Dakota. A few days after she graduated high school she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work at Valley Fair for the summer then moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota to attend SCSU. After only one year, she moved back to Minneapolis and wrapped up her college education in less than two years earning her Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Visual Communications at Brown College. She kicked off her career working as a lead in the design, copy and print department at Office Max, then as a graphic design and pre-press manager at Printmaster Printing, a small family-owned print shop in the northern suburbs. Only a year later she started her own company with only 5 clients on the books. To make ends meet, she also worked part-time at Creative Carton where she was the lead designer and drafter for corrugated point of purchase displays designed for big brands like Target and Cambria. As her clients grew she turned her business full-time and it’s been that way ever since. Her company has grown to a client list of over 100 and she now manages 2 locations, traveling back and forth on a regular basis. Even though most days she works 12-15 hours a day plus weekends, she says she never works a day in her life. She absolutely loves what she does and she’s an entrepreneur for life. When she does find time to play, she loves spending time with her family and friends, scrapbooking, painting and riding motorcycle. Christy lives in Ramsey, Minnesota with her husband Dan, their daughter Emma and their two cats Angelo and Gizmo.
Christy is a member of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce, the Metro North Chamber of Commerce and MN Search (a non-profit group dedicated to learn and follow the rapidly changing art and science of internet marketing)