New York's Newest Entrepreneurs to Tackle Web Development Industry

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Joshua Tran and Mark Li are twenty-something year olds who work in Lower Manhattan on Wall Street. Externally, they resemble all the other young college-grads who stream into Lower Manhattan during the week making sure they get to work on time. But Joshua and Mark don't need to report to anyone. Instead, they need to be on time to lead the team of web developers who work for them.

Joshua Tran and Mark Li are twenty-something year olds who work in Lower Manhattan on Wall Street. Externally, they resemble all the other young college-grads who stream into Lower Manhattan during the week making sure they get to work on time. But Joshua and Mark don't need to report to anyone. Instead, they need to be on time to lead the team of web developers who work for them.

Joshua and Mark are New York's newest entrepreneurs. They are here to relocate their company, Deographics Inc., to New York from San Francisco. Deographics was incorporated two years ago in California as a web design and programming company. As the company matured and the client list increased, Joshua and Mark decided it was a good time to move to New York, and to expand the services that the company will offer.

Even though it is easy to mistake Joshua and Mark for everyday college graduates, they actually have years of web development and business experience between them. Joshua graduated from the University of Washington and studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, one of the top art colleges in the world. It is there that Joshua learned the art of graphic design, leading him to create Deographics Inc. in California two years ago. Since that time, he has hired an impressive team of web designers who share his passion and his vision for making beautiful web sites.

Mark is the younger of the two, but he has been working in industry for the past 4 years. Mark helped found the Crossmap.com web portal four years ago while a student at the University of California, Berkeley. Mark poured all of his dedication and devotion to the site, eventually coming to work on it full time to make it the largest Christian portal in the world. Mark learned web programming, layout design, online marketing methods, and search engine optimization. When Mark left the company late last year, Crossmap had become the largest Christian portal in terms of pages of content (according to Google), and in terms of traffic (according to Alexa.com).

Mark and Joshua met while in San Francisco, and together decided to move the entire Deographics company to New York. They have been in New York for over 4 months now, taking care of the logistics to re-open the company. Now that the structural work has been done, the two managing partners are ready to take New York's web development scene by storm.

Mark says of the new venture: "It's exciting to be out here and to work in this new business environment. San Francisco is probably at the center of all things tech in the United States – if not the world – and I am glad to bring my web experience to the table here in New York. I know everything necessary to develop and market a website, except for the graphics. That is why I am so thankful that my partner is a talented graphics guy."

But what is going to set these two apart from all the other web development companies in the area?

Mark explains: "When I speak to people who have worked with groups to make websites, you wouldn't believe how many say that they know web people, but they aren't satisfied with them. Whenever we work with people, we make sure they get good work at a good price, and we work as long as it takes until they are satisfied. This is why our client base keeps growing – all of our clients are more than happy to tell others about us. We hope to continue this same tradition in New York."

Visit Deographics at http://www.deographics.com
Visit Mark's website at http://www.markli.org

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