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My name is Jim Dingus and I am the owner of on enterFrame. I am a consultant that specializes in inbound and outbound marketing magamegment, strategy and execution; website, digital, and print design; and branding. I can focus and enhance your business identity and service offerings with marketing expertise and user experiences that will engage your audience, drive traffic to initiate action, and differentiate your organization from the competition.

recent launches

»Terry Cralle | Temporary Webpage
»Jim Ransone | Website
»Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner | Quad-fold brochure outside
»Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner | Quad-fold brochure inside
»Richmond Hearing Doctors | Website
»GeoLaw | Website, Logo, Branding, Business Cards
»Jury Impressions | Website, Logo, Branding


enter the Frame

While officially launched on 6.1.2002, in practice, on enterFrame has been in existence since 1997. Requests for freelance work prior to the official founding of the company resulted in the creation of a boutique firm driven by a love of eye-catching and innovative design work, product customization, and an unwavering focus on what is best for my clients at a competitive price.

on enterFrame focuses on client service, product customization, and high-quality and can help build and enhance your business identity and offerings through the presentation of rich and effective user experiences that will reach, engage, and satisfy your target audiences.

Your project will be approached in a results-driven manner. Open lines of communication will be maintained at all times to ensure that the final product successfully meets your business objectives. I understand the importance of delivering high-quality work on-time and on-budget and have a large portfolio of successful client engagements to prove it.




project management

Jim Dingus | bio

From 2010 - 2014 I was the Marketing Director for the personal injury law firm of Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner. I am currently the owner/design & marketing consultant with of enterFrame. In addition, I am on retainer as the marketing consultant for Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner.

Prior to founding on enterFrame in 2002, I worked as a Senior Designer with Captech Ventures. There I served as the lead creative and production designer on many high-profile projects often doubling as the Project Manager on many of these engagements.

Previous to my work with Captech, I was a Senior Multimedia/Website Designer at Cisco Systems, Inc. where I conceived and produced a wide-range of multimedia and web-related promotional applications.

Before entering the design arena in the mid-90s, I was a technical writer for several organizations where I wrote, edited and produced a multitude of training, user, and corporate communications documentation.

I graduated from Radford University with a BS in Journalism (Advertising & Public Relations track) and a Business minor. I have continued my education by completing many design, technology, marketing, communications, and management seminars and coarses throughout my career.

Having been an active member of the Richmond, Virginia Adobe Users Group, I have spoken to various groups about several topics related to design.

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Creating an effective website or motion graphics piece takes organization, sound planning, and a clear understanding of the project's objective. My "frame-by-frame" process clearly communicates how the end product will look, feel and function and allows you to provide feedback during each phase of the project. This approach eliminates costly changes and makes sure that what was promised is exactly what is delivered.

the process: frame-by-frame

Project Scope Identification
  • Client questionnaire
  • Proposal (Budget & Work Plans)
Content Identification
  • Text content
  • Photographs
  • Graphics and illustrations
  • Multimedia (i.e., audio, video, Flash, etc)
  • Photographs
Creative Direction/Concept and Theme
  • Creative Brief: branding and marketing analysis, competitive landscape, target audience(s) identification, etc.
  • Color palette
  • Fonts
  • Graphical treatments
  • Animation treatments
Technical Architecture Review
  • Technical environment
  • Design specifications
  • Programming specifications
  • SEO considerations
  • Functionality identification
  • Website hosting and domain account setup if required.
Navigation Mapping
  • Sitemap
  • Information hierarchy
  • Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
  • Digital storyboards: navigation areas, section and sub-section layouts, page components, graphics real estate, functionality notes, etc.


I have extensive experience working for a wide-variety of businesses and with plethora of branding identities, concepts/themes, and technologies. They realize the importance of maintaining the integrity of their brand and business identity through savvy marketing and innovative design work.

Affinion Loyalty Group, Inc.
Adam Aircraft
Albion Investors
Allen Allen Allen & Allen
American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar
Amteva Technologies, Inc.
Applied Felts, Inc.
ApplyYourself, Inc.
The Boomer Project
Capital Advisory Group
Captech Creative
Captech Ventures, Inc.
Centrieva, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, P.C.
Color Your World, Inc.
Commonwealth Mezzanine Partners
The Covington Company
Datatel, Inc.
Doc Harry's ~ Potions, Concoctions and Elixers, LLC
Dutton + Associates, LLC
Enviva Materials, LLC
Element 24
Epitome Networks, LLC
The Executive Protocol Group, LLC
GeoLaw, P.C.
Gyrus Systems
Hydrostructures, PA
Infiltration Control Grouting Association (ICGA)
Ignite Speed Networking
Innovative Decon Solutions
Intrinergy, LLC
Jim Thorsen & Associates, P.C.


"From the outset of our first project meeting, Jim took the time to internalize our business goals so that he could bring thoughtful and relevant ideas to the table. Because he truly understands who we are and what we want to accomplish, our website and interactive CD are going to be far more than we had hoped for. We value Jim and his team for their intelligent approach to our projects, as well as the high-quality of the design."

"Jim is elevating our web presence by bringing us from the 90s to tomorrow's forefront of web design. Integrated flash mini-movies will replace large chunks of monotonous text. New navigation designs will allow a user to very quickly get to the exact information they are looking for. Integrating our brand into the visual template was key for us; Jim designed a wonderful solution that marries the ALG brand with the necessary functional components."

"Companies with a B-to-B focus maintain websites that are typically uninspiring, and ALG  had certainly been among that group, but Jim found a way to represent our company on the web in cinematic fashion. We are thrilled with the sophisticated styling as well as the ease of the navigation. The new site was exactly what we needed and more—we expect it to serve us well."

David Farmer | Senior Manager, Marketing Communications | Affinion Loyalty Group, Inc.

"on enterFrame was especially responsive in taking our information and crafting the website to a creative and user-friendly outcome. We are getting rave reviews on the end product and appreciate the hard work of Jim Dingus and his colleagues."

Doug Harvey | Director of Museum Services | American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar

"Thank you for your work in the development of our new web site. As you know, we have a very complex array of services for different types of investment clients, and we have struggled with presenting a unifying story and the right tone of professionalism with the needed clarity. Our brainstorming sessions helped me to better appreciate that our client's basic need is for finding someone to trust, and you helped me to crystallize our story around our strength in trust building and reliability. The concept of the "fiduciary adviser" emerged as our central theme, and you helped us to convey that fairly abstract message in a very logical and user-friendly format. Your creativity was certainly critical to the outstanding quality of the finished product! The feedback from clients and from my contemporaries around the country has been very favorable; our new "storefront" is attracting considerable attention. In summary, we are very pleased with your work and would like to extend a special thanks to Paul Siddle from the Executive Protocol Group for referring us to you. I look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with on enterFrame."

W. Richard Smith, III | President | Capital Advisory Group

"During my time working with Jim Dingus, he constantly proved himself as a valuable interactive designer and developer. He effectively applied his technical knowledge and expertise to develop first-rate interactive communication solutions (web sites, computer-based training, Flash presentations, etc.) Jim was constantly learning new ways to leverage technology to make his design solutions more efficient and suitable to meeting his clients needs."

Kevin Smolen | Creative Director | Captech Ventures, Inc. & Captech Creative

"Thanks so much for all of your hard work! I love the site, my customers love the site, and it has made a huge difference in the marketing of my business!"

Gail McFarlane | Owner | Color Your World, Inc.

"Jim Dingus and on enterFrame practice what I preach: responsiveness to clients! Every call, every request, every question was addressed promptly and all deadlines met. As a business owner who teaches appropriate business behavior, I expected nothing less and Jim delivered.

Do I like my new website? Only if my potential clients do and the 2nd day after the site launch a national retailer renown for its customer service called for a meeting and cited my professional web image. So, yes, I like my new website!"

Paul Siddle | Principal | The Executive Protocol Group, LLC

"on enterFrame put together a creative direction for Ignite Speed Networking that was better than I possibly could have hoped for. I was initially thinking of saving a few bucks by keeping the marketing materials "home grown". I ended up deciding to invest a little money into creating a professional, branded image for the product—all through on enterFrame. Now that I see the results, wow! What a mistake I almost made—the net results far outweigh the reasonable cost."

Mike Ogilvie | President | Ignite Speed Networking

"Jim has been working with Intrinergy since 2007, relaunching and constantly improving our websites Intrinergy.com und EnvivaMaterials.com. He has been very creative, super reliable and responsive. I have always appreciated his willingness to stand up for our interests, if when that meant I needed some convincing."

Thomas Meth | Executive VP, Sales & Marketing | Intrinergy, LLC

"Jim is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our projects are just the way we imagined them. He is responsive, open to ideas, and creative in suggesting solutions. We have enjoyed working with on enterFrame on several projects and have recommended them to others."

Lindsay Mears | Marketing Coordinator | Luck Stone Corporation

"Working with on enterFrame has been nothing but a pleasure. From our initial project meeting throughout the entire design and implementation process, as well as necessary refinements after our site went live, I felt as though they were a part of our team. Always solution-oriented and extremely diligent in follow up, I would highly recommend on enterFrame to anyone looking for a website that offers high-impact design and user-friendly functionality. Just visit www.maxlinerusa.com and you will see why."

Gil Carroll | Director of Business Development | Maxliner U.S.A.

"Jim is very responsive, patient, and always eager to provide you with solutions you may not have considered. We recently revamped our website and with the help of Jim, we were able to maintain the integrity of our organization while vastly improving the content, the look and the functionality of our site. We very much enjoyed our experience with Jim on this project as well as others. We're looking forward to the next one!"

Heather Myers | Operations Manager | National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)

"As a marketing communications company, we had to showcase the best of the best when we designed our own website about five years ago. The pros at on enterFrame were instrumental in bringing our concept of a "place on the web" to life through award-winning creative and cutting-edge technology.

Since that time, we have had the option to work with a variety of vendors that provide new media solutions, but we have chosen to work exclusively with on enterFrame. Whether they build a site for consumer or business-to-business customers, their approach is always fresh because they really work to understand a customer's unique goals before beginning any project. They are committed professionals who provide it all: Stellar work that is delivered on time, on strategy, on schedule and within budget."

Sheila Thomas | President | New Phase Marketing, Inc.

"I hired on enterFrame to design and build Pendulum's corporate image. I could not be happier with the final look and feel of our logo and website. The corporate identity has received countless compliments from clients and prospects. on enterFrame showed an attention to detail and service that seems to be lacking most everywhere else."

Mike Ogilvie | President | Pendulum, Inc.

"Jim returns phone calls quickly and does what he says he's going to do...and he's very good at it. He has been a tremendous help to our company. His website and print work has raised our industry profile and given us the needed edge on our competition".

John Pollard | President | Pollard Environmental, LLC

"on enterFrame exceeded my expectations. From the working-level relationship to the creative input, they methodically and patiently guided us through the website process resulting in excellence that will last for years to come."

Rich Boehling | President | Productiv, Inc.

"This past spring RichTech launched our new brand. We wanted to make a good first impression at the brand launch in front of 800+ people. on enterFrame created a memorable Flash piece which not only showcased our new name and logo but creatively mapped the presentation to our new strategic plan. on enterFrame was also a pleasure to work with on the design of our new website. I enthusiastically recommend on enterFrame for web and Flash design."

Chip Farmer | Director | RichTech

"Every project on enterFrame has delivered for us has been on time with results that exceed our expectations. Jim has done a terrific job with our website and his ideas and creativity have opened up new doors for us. It's comforting to know that we have on enterFrame on our team because I know Jim will get the job done right every time."

David Kozman | Product Manager | RS Lining Systems, Inc.

"As a TV producer I have to think in multiple dimensions. As a web designer, Jim has to think in several more when compared to a linear piece of video or film. His products are truly interactive. Jim's mind comprehends the multitude of possibilities, and through a very well-defined project-process, ensures that the right decisions are made every step of the way. That is why we are so happy with our website, and Jim's overall performance."

Sean Cook | Owner | Video and Media Services, Inc.

"We were very fortunate to hire on enterFrame to create our promotional CD and website enhancements for Graduate Medical Education at VCU. Jim was enthusiastic, easy to work with and extremely patient to help us through the creative process of a new product. He communicated in a timely fashion about the financial portion of the project and was always very accurate on his estimates and the cost. He has a talent for listening and understanding what the customer needs and making recommendations. His turnaround time on requests is very responsive, and there is plenty of opportunity for feedback and adjustments during the process. We have received wonderful feedback from the resident candidates, faculty and program staff on the CD. We would not hesitate to call Jim for any future work and have recommended his services to others."

Mary Alice O'Donnell | Director, Graduate Medical Education | Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

"When Westham Capital began its search for a firm to assist in the design and execution of our website, we were looking for three primary attributes: the ability to translate a new and complex business model to a diverse audience, creativity with a purpose, and dedication to on-time delivery. on enterFrame exceeded our expectations on each count. Westham ended up with a site about which we are proud, and from which we have received ongoing positive feedback. If what you desire is a web environment that supports your overall brand positioning, on enterFrame is the firm of choice."

Eric Martin | Managing Director | Westham Capital Partners, Inc.

"Jim's project management and creativity are a winning combination. The interactive promotional presentation that we produced is engaging, informative and unique to our marketplace. I will definitely call upon on enterFrame in the future for additional Flash creative."

Mark Cipolletti | Director of Marketing Communications | World Access


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